Egypt's recommended arts and culture events of the week: 2- 9 August
Ahram Online, Saturday 1 Aug 2015
Films screenings, music, theatre and dance performances, exhibitions, literary events topped with two summer festivals -- Cairo and Alexandria have a lot of arts and culture offerings this week. Check them out below


Sunday 2 August














Music

8pm

CAIRO



El-Tanboura troupe from Port Said performs as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



The Good, the Bad and the Crimson Shoe, an exhibition of drawings by Maghraby & Tawfig. The exhibition runs until 20 August and is open daily (except Friday) from 3pm to 9pm.



Medrar, Apt 4, 1st Floor, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo





Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO



The Collector’s Eye displays paintings from private collections by 30 artists, including Ragheb Ayad, Abdelaziz Darwish, Salah Taher, Seif Wanly, Kamel Mostafa, Fouad Kamel, Morris Farod, Burchard Simaika, Mohamed Rizk and Halim Yacoub.



Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Dance performance and music by the Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments.



Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism Al-Gamaleya, Cairo





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Singer Sherien Yehya will perform a selection of the most famous songs of Nagat, Warda and Um Kulthoum. Concert is part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria







Monday 3 August











Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Polish drama Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2014).



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance
7:30pm
CAIRO



Indian actress and dancer Prachee Shah and her troupe will perform Kathak, one of India's classical dances. Read more here.



Sayed Darwish Theatre, Academy of Arts, off Haram Street, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO



Art Lounge gallery offers an end of the season group exhibition by 23 artists including Hayam Abdel Baki, Mohamed Abul-Naga, Reda Abdel-Salam, Rima Alymuzayen, Heba Amin, Sultan Ahmed, Evelyn Ashamallah, Omar Fayoumi, Hossam Sakr, Yasser Rostom, Nadia Wahdan and Farida Hamdi. The exhibition will continue until mid-September.



Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition
CAIRO



Lanes of Sawa, a group exhibition by SAWA members who participated in its photography, fashion design, drawing and painting workshops. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 28 August.



Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed City





Book fair

CAIRO



A selection of low-priced books at the Rabaa book fair. The book fair opened on 1 August and runs until 15 August. It is open daily from 9am to 9pm.



El-Rabaa, 1 Rahba El-Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo





Exhibition

ALEXANDRIA



Second Mosaic Forum. The exhibition of mosaic works opened on 26 July and runs until 22 August. It is open daily (except Friday and Saturday).



Conference hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



City Band concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Tuesday 4 August












Film

7pm

CAIRO



Think: Film - A Double Screen projection.

Screening two films, Untitled (Human Mask) by French director Pierre Huyghe and The Performer by Polish directors Ɓukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczanski.



Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre, 19a Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO



The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015 is a display of works by a number of renowned Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi, among others. The exhibition runs until the end of September.



Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO



The collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV features works by several renowned Egyptian artists. The exhibition runs daily (except Fridays) until the end of September.



Zamalek Art Gallery, 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO



The Good, the Bad and the Crimson Shoe, an exhibition of drawings by Maghraby & Tawfig. The exhibition runs until 20 August and is open daily (except Friday) from 3pm to 9pm.



Medrar, Apt 4, 1st Floor, 7 Gamal El-Din Abou El-Mahasen Street, Garden City, Cairo





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Al-Masrieen Band concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria







Wednesday 5 August











Performance

6pm

CAIRO



Aragoz and shadow puppet show.



Talaat Harb Culture Centre, 1 El-Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo

Tel: 02 23622647





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of American drama Whiplash (2014).



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm
CAIRO



Chanter Amer El-Touny and his band the Egyptian Mawlawiyya perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Concert by Egyptian singer Dina El-Wedidi.



The Music Tent, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO



The Collector’s Eye displays paintings from private collections by 30 artists, including Ragheb Ayad, Abdelaziz Darwish, Salah Taher, Seif Wanly, Kamel Mostafa, Fouad Kamel, Morris Farod, Burchard Simaika, Mohamed Rizk and Halim Yacoub.



Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Mohamed Mohsen concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the complete programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Thursday 6 August












Music and puppet show

6pm and 8pm

CAIRO



El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will revive the music of popular classical Arab singer Um Kalthoum in shows at 6pm and 8pm.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Basateen, a play directed by Michael Tadros. The play will also be performed on 7 and 8 August.



Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo





Performance

8pm

CAIRO



Musician and artist Christian Stejskal presents a multimedia project with storytelling, photography and music.



ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Music

8pm
CAIRO



Gazaga band perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Zajal band concert, part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Theatre

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



The Seven Days, a play directed by Islam Awad performed by Sawt El-Sharq for Arts troupe. The performance is part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the complete programme here.



Small Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria







Friday 7 August











Music

6pm

CAIRO



Egyptian band Black Theama celebrate their 11th anniversary.



El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Basateen, a play directed by Michael Tadros. The play will also be performed on 8 August.



Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Live concert by singer Aya Metwalli.



ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Music

8pm
CAIRO



The Arab Takht Ensemble and Yasser Moawad perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

9:30pm

CAIRO



Shuffle Project live performance. The project’s concept is a free form of music. They play a mixture of old and new songs, songs they’ve written, and improvisations, with the members “shuffling” or changing from one performance to another.



Antique Khana, 8 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

LAST DAYS

CAIRO



My Vision exhibition by artist Nawara Elramly. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 10 August. It is open daily from 12pm until 10pm.



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Short Film Forum: screenings of a selection of short fiction films produced in 2012 and published by the Krakow Film Foundation. Free entry. Screenings are part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the complete programme here.



Lecture Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Ayamna El-Helwa concert, part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept) Check out the complete programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Saturday 8 August












Theatre

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Basateen, a play directed by Michael Tadros.



Jesuit Theatre, 15 El-Mahrany Street, Al-Faggala, Ramsis, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Techno Boom concert vol.4. featuring music by Transistor Band, Hip Hop Project and Camera Band.



DARB 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Tribute concert to The Beatles by Egyptian band Pepperland.



ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo





Music

8pm
CAIRO



Al-Masriyeen band led by Hani Shenouda perform as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Camel Vibes will perform an amalgam of Middle Eastern music, classical Indian dance, electronic fusion and Arabic poetry. Read more here.



Elbet Alwan,15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

LAST DAYS

CAIRO



My Vision exhibition by artist Nawara Elramly. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 10 August. It is open daily from 12pm until 10pm.



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Book fair

CAIRO



A selection of low-priced books at the Rabaa book fair. The book fair opened on 1 August and runs until 15 August. It is open daily from 9am to 9pm.



El-Rabaa, 1 Rahba El-Aid Street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



A concert by Kamilya Jubran (Palestine). The concert is part of 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria







Sunday 9 August











Music
6pm
CAIRO



Groovy Aid one-day festival that will include metal bands Gorynov, Enraged, Neritatem Solam, Medic and Devour.



River Hall, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of The Patience Stone (2012).



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm
CAIRO



Jazz musician Ahmed Rabie performs as part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

LAST DAYS

CAIRO



My Vision, exhibition by artist Nawara Elramly. The exhibition opened on 1 August and runs until 10 August. It is open daily from 12pm until 10pm.



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 8 Ahmed Sabry Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

CAIRO



The collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV features works by several renowned Egyptian artists. The exhibition runs daily (except Fridays) until the end of September.



Zamalek Art Gallery, 11, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8:30pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cairokee band concert, part of the 13th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). Check out the full programme here.



Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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