Culture Events: Picks for the weekend

Ahram Online, Wednesday 28 Mar 2012

Not sure what to do this weekend? Take a look at our picks from venues both in and outside the capital, Thursday through Sunday (29 March – 1 April)

"The True Story of Mohannad's Death" by Ahmed Sabry

Thursday 29 March


I'm Not There exhibition opening at Townhouse Gallery at 7pm

In this unique group exhibition, part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, artists do not display their art works, but instead put the reason why their art work is missing on display; whether it was censorship or pure bad luck.

Factory Space, Hussein El-Memar St., off of Mahmoud Bassiouny Street,
Downtown Cairo


Listen...Shhh– a play on the struggles of people with 'different abilities' at Nahda Association for Arts and Sciences at 7.30pm

After almost two months of workshops, Noon Creative Enterprise's 'You Can' initiative brings together a group of actors with 'different abilities' to the stage. The story was written from real stories about the hardships the actors face in their daily life in Egypt.

15 El-Mahrani Street, El-Fagala, Ramses


Film Screening of Army of Shadows at Artellewa Gallery at 8pm

This 1969 Italian-French production by Jean-Pierre Melville is about the French resistance during the 1942 German occupation. The film is part of Artellewa’s Memories of a Revolution series.

19 Mohamed Ali El-Eseary Street, Ard El-Lewa, Giza


Friday 30 March


Zaman Festival in Al-Azhar Park at 2pm

This small music festival in the park brings the talents of Masar Egbari Band, Dina Al-Wadidi and Ana Masry Band.

Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo


Open Mic Night in Minya on the Corniche at 4pm

Oyoon Art Group in collaboration with Mashrou' El Mareekh present their monthly Open Mic Night in Minya right by the Nile with a time for free  painting then an open mic event where everyone gets five minutes of free self expression.

In front of Bank of Alexandria, Corniche El-Nil, Minya City


Hassan Khan and the EX (Netherlands) in Radio Theatre at 10pm

Egyptian Electro, new wave shaabi (popular) artist Hassan Khan, along with Dutch punk band the EX present a night of mixed beats for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.

24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo


Anachrony by Nermine Hammam in Safar Khan Gallery

Hand painted photography exhibition depicting the artists experience in Fayoum with her daughter and her cousin dancer Karima Mansour. She takes inspiration from the nature and elements around her. Read our interview with the artist regarding her current and past works here.

6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo


Saturday 31 March


Art therapy in Sufi Bookstore at 3pm

Shima Youssef and Dr Suzan Radwan who were mentored in art therapy under one of the best acknowledged art therapists in Egypt, the late Dr Magdi Refaat, offer people a space to explore their personality and feelings through painting. Participants are welcome to join anytime between 3pm and 8pm.

12 El-Sayed El-Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo


Don't Tell Your Story by Sondos Shabayek in Townhouse Gallery at 6pm

Part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, Shabayek presents censored stories from the Bussy Project Plays (inspired by the Vagina Monologues but adapted to Egyptian culture).

Factory Space, Hussein El-Memar St., off of Mahmoud Bassiouny St.
Downtown Cairo


Nesma Abdel-Aziz on Marimba in Cairo Opera House at 8pm

The popular and talented Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays a wide range of popular Egyptian and western classical music tunes and arranges it for marimba.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek


Sunday 1 April


Urban Visions Programme of Contemporary Dance in front of Radio Theatre at 2pm

Part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival a group of local and international dancers and choreographers present their works.

24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo


Opening of The True Story of Mohannad's Death by Ahmed Sabry at Mashrabia Gallery at 7pm

In his playful and wide-scoped text and caricature images, Sabry presents this exhibition of visual artwork in this highly entertaining yet informative exhibition.

8 Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo


5th Finnish-Egyptian Musical Bridge at Cairo Opera House at 8pm

Students from the Cairo Conservatoire joined by Finnish musicians, the orchestra will be conducted by Ralf Gothóni, a pianist, conductor and professor from Finland. Programme will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, piano concerto No. in 11 F Major, Sinfonia concertante, and first movement from the Symphony No 29 in A Major.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

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