Weekend with culture in Cairo, Alexandria: 11 - 13 May

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 May 2017

Ahram Online recommends some of the films, plays and dance events taking place this weekend in Cairo and Alexandria


Thursday 11 May

Thursday lecture: Harry Potter and translating fiction, 6pm
Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dream Hope Wish Desire, an AUC production directed by Jillian Campana, 7pm
For tickets call: 01221721526 or 02226154191
Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

Shakespeare’s Ghosts play, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Chitrangada dance drama by Dancers’ Guild, 8pm
Part of Tagore festival. Check the programme here
Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Alexandria Opera for Arabic Music and Singing, 8pm
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El-Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

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Those Who Remain (Photo: Still from the film)

Friday 12 May

Gioachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, 2pm
Performed by The Cairo Celebration Choir (CCC), conducted by Nayer Nagui, read more here
Cairo Opera House Main Entrance Lobby, El Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo

Screening of Homeland: Iraq Year Zero, 3pm and 10pm
Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Screening of Those Who Remain, 6.30pm
Followed by a talk with the director. Part of Cairo Cinema Days, read more here
Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Yom an Qatalo El-Ghenaa (The Day They Killed Singing) play, 7pm
Zaki Toleimat stage, El-Talia Theatre, Attaba Square, Downtown, Cairo

"Rituranga - play of seasons" by the Indian community, 7.30pm
Part of Tagore festival. Check the programme here
Hanager Cinema, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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The Day They Killed Singing play (Photo: courtesy of Artistic Theatre House)

Saturday 13 May

An exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of veteran artist Sayed Abdel-Rasoul, ends on 18 May
Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, On the corner of Giza St and Kafur St, next to the State Council, Cairo

Met Live screening of The Knight of the Rose by Richard Strauss, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall Zamalek, Cairo

Qawaaid Al-Ashq Al-Arbaain (The Forty Rules of Love) play, 8pm
Al-Salam Theatre, 101 Qasr Al-Aini St, Cairo

Screening of Suicidal Notions, 6.30pm
Followed by a talk with the director. Part of Cairo Cinema Days, read more here
Amir Cinema, 32 El-Horeya Rd, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria

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Part of artwork by Sayed Abdel-Rasoul (Photo: Al-Ahram Weekly)


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