Not to be missed: Sherine Abdel-Wahab in concert, D-CAF, Hakawy, India by the Nile festival kick off

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Oct 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (5-11 October) in Cairo.

Not to miss


Egypt premiere of Fadl we Neama ("Fadl and Neama")  
Wednesday 5 October   

Vox Cinemas
The comedy film is written by Ayman Wattar, directed by Ramy Emam, and stars Maged El-Kedwany, Mahmoud Hafez, Hend Sabry, Bayoumi Fouad. 

Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children
Thursday 6 October- Saturday 15 October

In its 12th edition, the festival will showcase numerous plays staged by Egyptian and international performers. All children are welcome. The festival showcases plays that are suitable for children of different age groups, from two year olds to teenagers . The performances will be held at many venues, including the Tahrir Cultural Centre and  Prince Taz Palace.  
Visit the festival’s Facebook page for more info 

A concert by Kholoud Adal

Thursday 6 October, 8.30pm

Darb 1718, Kasr Al Shama'e, Old Cairo
Kholoud Adal is an Egyptian artist who is a composer, singer, actress, dancer, dubbing actress and director. The concert is part of her own project, which includes music, acting, dancing and storytelling. Her music is eclectic, combining Jazz with Egyptian scales and moods and oriental compositions.

Al Gamila Wa Al Wahsh (The Beauty and the Beast) musical show.
Friday 7 October, 8pm
Cairo Festival City
The show is a theatrical adaptation of the well-known story and is directed by Mohsen Rezq. The show is suitable for all family members.
Tickets price: EGP 150-500 via TicketsMarche 

A concert by Sherine Abdel-Wahab

Saturday 8 October, 8pm
Must Opera, 6th of October.

After shooting to fame with the smash hit 2002 album Tamer and Sherine, the singer has become one of the top female voices in Egypt and the Arab world with over a dozen of successful albums and multiple TV and cinema credits.
Tickets price: EGP 500-2000 via TicketsMarche 

Rapunzel, a show for children

Saturday 8 October, 8pm
Marquee theatre, Cairo Festival City.

The event is a musical filled with songs, music and impressive visuals, creating an engaging theatre experience for children and whole families.
Tickets price: EGP 200-600 via TicketsMarche 

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
Sunday 9 October-Sunday 30 October

D-CAF the multidisciplinary festival presents a rich line-up of music, visual arts, dance, film, literature, and theater, bringing artists from all around the globe to Cairo audiences. This year's programme will include a variety of shows from all over the world, with the main event being the return of the long-awaited Arab Arts Focus (AAF) to Cairo for the first time in four years.
Read more about the festival’s programme 

Screening of You Come From Far Away (2018)
Sunday 9 October, 7pm

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo
Directed by Amal Ramsis, the 84-minute documentary tells the story of the separation of three Palestinian sisters ( born to a Jewish mother) during the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). Having been sent to three different countries, the sisters now speak three different languages.
The film won the Tanit d'Argent in the official competition of Carthage Film Festival (2018)

Concert by trio Teryola

Sunday 9 October, 8pm
Gomhoriya Theatre, Downtown Cairo.

The trio features Hany El-Badry (nay), Mohamed Essam (piano) and Mohamed Arafa (percussion). The evening will also feature Teryola’s guest singer Bothaina Khairy. The trio's music fuses traditional Arab music and Western harmonies. The evening will present compositions by Hany El-Badry alongside a number of arrangements of well known works from the Arabic music repertoire.
Read more about the event here

Online event: a virtual tour of Dendera Temple

 Sunday 9 October, 8pm
Organised by World Virtual Tours and Luxor Travels, the online event will introduce viewers to Dendera Temple, one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt, dedicated to the goddess Hathor who is one of the oldest and most powerful deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Hathor was the goddess of love, female sexuality, motherhood, music and joy. The well preserved temple is surrounded by an air of mystery and attracts a lot of visitors who are interested in the spirituality and the eerie atmosphere that surrounds it.
The online tour is free of charge.
For more info and to register follow this link 

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival: Cook

Sunday 9 October and Monday 10 October, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo
Created by well-known actor Sayed Ragab, this theatrical show fuses cooking, human interaction, and philosophy. The show will feature actress Salwa Mohamed Aly.
Tickets price: EGP 150 via TicketsMarche 

India by the Nile festival
Monday 10 October- Friday 21 October

The annual festival brings a wide range of indian arts to Egypt. For more details, please visit the festival’s Facebook page  

India by the Nile: Bollywood Dance Workshop

Monday 10 October, 7.30pm
Midan Theatre - Cairo Opera House grounds
Gilles Chuyen, a Bollywood dance choreographer, will teach indian dance moves to the sound of well-known indian music hits

India by the Nile: The Nights by Anurupa Roy

Monday 10 October and Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall
A puppet show directed by Anurupa Roy presents stories filled with adventure and love

India by the Nile: Classical Re-imagined by The Anirudh Varma Collective

Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm
El Gomhoriya Theatre, Cairo
An evening featuring pianist and composer Anirudh Verma, combining classical and contemporary indian music

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival: Traces

Tuesday 11 October, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo
Traces, a theatre performance (Belgium/Burkina Faso) that reflects the cultural and historical experience of the African continent. The performance is an invitation to African Nations to sow the seeds for a better future. The play is written by Felwine Sarr and directed by Etienne Minoungou.
Tickets price: EGP 150 via TicketsMarche


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