Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 24 Apr - 1 May
Ahram Online, , Saturday 23 Apr 2016
Festivals such as Shakespeare 400, India by the Nile, Bayt El-Umma and Oshtoora, provide countless cultural attractions to audiences in a number of Egypt’s cities. This is topped-off with many other arts activities.


Sunday 24 Apr












Theatre

CAIRO



Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.



Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo





Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO



Awan, sculpture exhibition by Hassan Kamel. The exhibition runs until 28 April



Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah street, Zamalek, Cairo





Dance
5pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Dance workshop. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Al-Midan Theatre, in front of Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo





Forum

6.30pm

CAIRO



Forum titled Celebrations of Spring in Folkloric Heritage, in light of celebrating the International Day of Heritage



Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo





Music/Dance

7pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Paintings by Hisham Abdallah



Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo





Performance

7pm

CAIRO



A performance by Beiba Troupe which celebrates Egyptian folklore.



Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo





Music

7.30pm

CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.



Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo





Film

8pm

CAIRO



Dinner at The Movies, a seated dinner with the screening of short films and animation from the 1900s. Reserve by calling 01098744014 / 01064138200



Eish w Malh, 20 Adly Street, in front of the synagogue, Downtown, Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Al-Enshad Al-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious songs.



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.



Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo





Children activity
10am
ALEXANDRIA



Shakespeare’s Treasure Hunt Workshop. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Audio Show for the visually impaired

The Merchant of Venice. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Lecture hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Macbeth (UK/USA, 1971) directed by Roman Polanski. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Auditorium hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Much Ado About Nothing, Prague Shakespeare Company. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Great hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Exhibit/Books Opening

ALEXANDRIA



7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries, running till 23 May.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

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Monday 25 Apr












Theatre

CAIRO



Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.



Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo





Exhibition

Last Days

CAIRO



Al-Ahram corporate collection showcase, running till 28 April. Read more here.



Al-Ahram building, El-Galaa street, Downtown, Cairo





Film

3pm & 7pm

CAIRO



Two screenings of The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingar Bergman



Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis st., off Mohamed Mazhar st., Zamalek, Cairo





Cultural Salon
6pm
CAIRO



“The Future of Electronic Books in Egypt,” a cultural salon features Chairman of the Egyptian Library Organisation Professor Amani Maged, Chairman of the Arab Publishers’ Union, Mohamed Rashad, and Professor Hesham Mekki. The event marks the International Book Day and is held, in collaboration with the Egyptian Library Organisation.



Greater Cairo Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar St, Zamalek





Film

7.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Mediterranea (2015)



Balcon Heliopolis, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo





Music/Dance

8pm

CAIRO



Performances and closing ceremony of fourth edition of International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts



Cairo Citadel





Music
8pm
CAIRO



Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Gomhoria Theatre, 6 El-Gomhoria Street, Abdeen, Cairo





Music
9pm
CAIRO



Zikr and Sufi night



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Music & Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St





Film
12pm
ALEXANDRIA



Hamlet directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1990). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cinema Club



Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria





Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Romeo and Juliet (UK/Italy, 1968) directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Theatre
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Music Theater Performance: The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company Live (UK). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Great Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Ghenwa (Song) band plays contemporary Egyptian songs



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria






Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


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Tuesday 26 Apr












Theatre

CAIRO



Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.



Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo





Talk

5pm

CAIRO



The Concept of Genre In Medieval Arabic Literature, by Gyöngyi Oroszi



Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, 1 Masnaa El-Tarabishi, El-Abbasia, Cairo.

Tel: 02 24825509





Film

6.30pm

CAIRO



Screening of Iranian film About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009). Read more here.



Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF), 143 Street, #8, Muqattam, Cairo





Music

7pm

CAIRO



Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.



Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo





Film

7pm

CAIRO



Screening of Human (2015). Read more about the film here.



Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin street, Garden City, Cairo





Cultural Salon
7pm
CAIRO



Discussion titled “The Egyptian Caricature” will feature TV presenter Mohamed Al-Boghdadi and will be moderated by artist Amin Al-Serafi.



Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Mazzika X El-Sat7: Special night with The Invisible Hands.



Darb 1718, Kasr El Shama Street, Al Fakhareen, Cairo, Egypt





Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
9pm
CAIRO



Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta, Sudan, Eritrea and more



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Theatre
11am
ALEXANDRIA



Mexican Puppet Show "ArteGuerrero": Hamlet. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Opera screening: Othello The Story of a Song Program. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA



Cinema Club



Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria





Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA



Concert by Al-Samateen troupe.



Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



K'antu Early Music Ensemble (UK). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Wednesday 27 Apr












Theatre

CAIRO



Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.



Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo





Music & Dance
12pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Film
6pm
CAIRO



Screening of film Jannat-E-Nile, a documentary film on the world’s longest river, Nile



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
6pm
CAIRO



Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Ain Shams University, Cairo





Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO



Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr



Art Lounge, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,,1st floor, ap.2, Zamalek, Cairo





Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO



The Wednesday Salon remembers iconic Egyptian poet Salah Jahin on his death anniversary.



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





Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music
9pm
CAIRO



Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.



Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo





Film
12pm
ALEXANDRIA



Documentary 'Muse of Fire'. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Small Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Film
1pm
ALEXANDRIA



Documentary 'William Shakespeare: A life of Drama' (1996). Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Shakespeare in Music, by BA Orchestra and BA Choir. Event is part of ‘Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day festival.’ Check the programme here.



Great hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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Thursday 28 Apr












Oshtoora Festival



Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.



Qaroun Lake, Fayoum





Theatre

CAIRO



Bayt El-Umma Drama Festival. Read more about the festival here.



Saad Zaghloul Culture Centre, 2 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Mounira, Cairo





Music & Dance
12pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Wellbeing seminar
6pm
CAIRO



Seminar on Alternative Systems of Medicine. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



MACIC (India culture centre), 3, Abu El Feda Street, 2nd floor, Zamalek, Cairo





Lecture

7pm

CAIRO



Remembering William Shakespeare on his 400th death anniversary.



Om Kalthoum Museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), tel 02 23631467, Cairo





Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Medhat Saleh concert



MUST Opera House, 6th of October, Al Motamaiz District, El Mehwar el Markazi





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Arabic music concert celebrating iconic music composer Riad Al-Sonbaty.



Bayt Al Ghenaa Al Araby, The Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak), Bayn Al-Qasrayn, Moez street, Islamic Cairo





Music
8pm
CAIRO



The Talents Development Centre concert.



Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Cairo





Music & Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St





Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA



Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria





Music
6pm
ISMAILIA



Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Beach Club, Ismailia






Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

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Friday 29 Apr












Oshtoora Festival



Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.



Qaroun Lake, Fayoum





Wellbeing seminar
5.30pm
CAIRO



Wellbeing Session. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Children Civilization and Creativity Centre, Cairo





Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO



Puppet and shadow theatre performance.



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





Music

8pm

CAIRO



May Abdel Aziz concert



Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July street, Zamalek, Cairo





Music

8pm

CAIRO



Violin and Harp recital



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Music & Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo





Puppet Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO



“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muiz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.



Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo






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Saturday 30 Apr













Oshtoora Festival



Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.



Qaroun Lake, Fayoum





Wellbeing seminar
10am
CAIRO



Wellbeing Session at World Healing & Meditation Day. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Al Azhar Park, Lake Area, Cairo





Exhibition opening
5pm
CAIRO



Colors of Life. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. The exhibition will continue until 3 May.



Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, Cairo





Wellbeing seminar
6pm
CAIRO



Yoga session. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Al Azhar Park, Lake Area, Cairo





Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA



Indian Ocean band. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Dance
8pm
CAIRO



Odissi classical dance: Dona Ganguly and her troupe. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Gomhoreya Theatre, Cairo





Music & Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO



Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St and Al-Azhar St






Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


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Sunday 1 May












Oshtoora Festival



Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.



Qaroun Lake, Fayoum





Carnival

CAIRO



Cairo Carnival Spring ‘16



Family Park, El-Rehab city, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo





Music/Dance

7pm

CAIRO



El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.



El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo





Music
8.30pm
CAIRO



The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.



Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo





Wellbeing seminar
6pm
ALEXANDRIA



Yoga workshop. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria






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EXHIBITIONS this week












Exhibition

16 - 28 Apr

CAIRO



Al-Ahram corporate collection showcase. Read more here.



Al-Ahram building, El-Galaa street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

6 - 25 Apr

CAIRO



Exhibition by Salma El-Ashry



Art Lounge, 37B Ahmed Heshmat street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

24 Apr- 15 May

CAIRO



Paintings by Hisham Abdallah



Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

27 Apr- 11 May

CAIRO



Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr



Art Lounge, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,,1st floor, ap.2, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

9 Apr- 6 May

CAIRO



Max Vityk Retrospective



Arts Mart, at KM28 on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road before Dandy Mall, behind Total Petrol Station





Exhibition

16 Apr- 3 May



Works by late Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist and caricaturist Alexander Saroukhan



Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B, 26th of July Street, Ground floor, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 Apr- 31 May

CAIRO



Log In, a group exhibition about social media.



Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque





Exhibition

11 - 28 Apr

CAIRO



Awan, sculpture exhibition by Hassan Kamel



Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

11 Apr - 9 May

CAIRO



Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish in venue 1, and Ahmed Abdel Tawab in venue 2



Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt





Exhibition

11 Apr- 4 May

CAIRO



Sculpture exhibition by Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis



Safar Khan Art Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

12 Apr - 3 May

CAIRO



Renee, painting exhibit by Guirguis Lotfy



Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

13 - 28 Apr

CAIRO



Out of the Frame, sculpture exhibition by Sayeda Khalil



Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, (entrance from Ibn Zinky,) Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

13 - 28 Apr

CAIRO



On & Off, exhibition by Miriam Hathout and Hala Sharouny



Le Caire Gallery, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

13 Apr-18 May

CAIRO



Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here.



The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo





Exhibition

14 - 28 Apr

CAIRO



This is not a Parallelogram, by Mohamed Abdalla and Mohamed Maghraby.



Soma Art, 4 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo





Exhibition

20 - 4 Jun

CAIRO



Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall



CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St., Downtown, Cairo





Exhibition

20 Apr- 24 May

CAIRO



Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi



Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo





Exhibition

21 Apr- tba

7pm

CAIRO



Sixth edition of Special Art Salon



Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, 2 Saad Zaghloul street, Downtown, Cairo





Exhibit/Books 24 Apr- 23 May

ALEXANDRIA



7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria





Exhibition

17 Apr - tba

ALEXANDRIA



Conversation between East and West, by Nazir Tanbouli and Julien Solé



French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel street, Off Fouad street, Raml station, Alexandria






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