'Zinzana' screenings, jazz concerts, and other artsy things to do in Egypt this week

Published January 3rd, 2016 - 10:00 GMT

Sunday 3 Jan

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Zinzana (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm).

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

LAST DAYS
 

CAIRO

Hope, a painting exhibit by Gamal Lamie. The exhibition continues until 5 January.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st Floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

6pm

CAIRO

Egyptian Greys exhibition by Mohsen Mansour.

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Kurdish film Bekas (2012). The film won a People's Choice Award and was nominated for the Muhr Arab Award at the 2012 Dubai Film Festival.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, from El-Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble plays classical Arab songs.

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Boghdady band presents an amalgam of jazz songs and Egyptian music.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Winner Stars band.

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Boghdady Big Band performance.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

Port Said troup, traditional troupe performance.

Qobba Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid 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 Street, Fatimid Cairo, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre, 6 Halim Street, at the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Short Film Forum: 8.1 film, directed by Oerd Van Cuijlenborg.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House Orchestra for Arab singing and music: Rawaa Al-Nagham (Magnificent Melodies) band features Reem Kamal.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22 Sharia Tariq Al-Horreyya, Alexandria

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

 

Bekas
(Photo: still from film Bekas
 

 

Monday 4 Jan
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Zinzana (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm).

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

LAST DAYS
 

CAIRO

Hope, a painting exhibit by Gamal Lamie. The exhibition continues until 5 January.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st Floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Matador troupe.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music
9pm
CAIRO

Sufi chanting.

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) theatre play.

National Theatre, Ataba Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma) theatre play.

Salam Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre, 6 Halim Street, at the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Film
10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mustang.

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

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


Hope
(Photo: fragment from Hope exhibition promotional material)
 

 


Tuesday 5 Jan
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Zinzana (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm).

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition
LAST DAYS


CAIRO

The Donkey, exhibition by Reda AbdelRahman. The exhibition continues until 7 January.

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

LAST DAYS
 

CAIRO

Slowly, a painting exhibition by Amre Heiba. The exhibition continues until 7 January.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Religious songs with Ali El Helbawi.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Café Español by the Spanish troupe Kafe Pa3.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) theatre play.

National Theatre, Ataba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Film
10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mustang.

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

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

 

Café Español
Café Español (photo: courtesy of Maher Zekri)
 

 

Wednesday 6 Jan
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Zinzana (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm).

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

Lecture
6pm
CAIRO

Lecture on "Translating Japanese Literature" will be delivered by Egyptian translator Maisara Afifi and Japanese novelist Keiichiro Hirano.

The Japan Foundation Cairo Office (Library Hall), Kasr Al-Aini Street, from Qasr Al-Nil, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Music performance by Hania Fansa.

Elbet Alwan, 15 Ahmed Heshmat Street, from El-Maraashly Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Café Español by the Spanish troupe Kafe Pa3.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO

Zar and Mazaher performance.

Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul street, Mounira, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma) theatre play.

Salam Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre. 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo

Film
10pm

CAIRO

Screening of Mustang.

Zawya (Odeon Cinema), 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo

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

 

Mustang
(Photo: still from film Mustang)
 

 

Thursday 7 Jan
 

Puppet Theatre
6pm
CAIRO

The Swan Lake, starring Heba Mohamed, Hesham Ali and directed by Shoukri Abdallah.

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, next to the Metro station, Attaba, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Café Español by the Spanish troupe Kafe Pa3.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Aashq (Love), a play presented by Al-Gad company starring Rami Al-Tonbali, Lamiaa Karam, written by Abul-Aala Al-Salamouni and directed by Mohamed Metwali.

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre, next to Balloon Theatre, Agouza, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) theatre play.

National Theatre, Ataba Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma) theatre play.

Salam Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre, 6 Halim Street, at the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Opera House Orchestra for Arab singing and music: Abdel-Halim Hafez songs.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22 Sharia Tariq Al-Horreyya, Alexandria

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

 

Aashq
Aashq theatre play (Photo Bassam Al Zoghby)
 

 

Friday 8 Jan
 

Talk
6pm
CAIRO

Discussion with screenwriters Mariam Noum.

Osiris Arts, 68 Kasr Al-Aini, Garden City, Cairo

Puppet Theatre
6pm
CAIRO

The Swan Lake, starring Heba Mohamed, Hesham Ali and directed by Shoukri Abdallah.

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, next to the Metro station, Attaba

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performance by Babel Khalq, Iraqi-Egyptian band.

Dammah Theatre, 30a El-Belaasa Street, Abdeen, Downtown Cairo

Performance

8pm

CAIRO

Café Español by the Spanish troupe Kafe Pa3.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Shadow Puppet and Qarakoz show.

Beit Al-Sehemi

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Fatimid Cairo, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Aashq (Love), a play presented by Al-Gad company starring Rami Al-Tonbali, Lamiaa Karam, written by Abul-Aala Al-Salamouni and directed by Mohamed Metwali.

Al-Ghad (Tomorrow) Theatre, next to Balloon Theatre, Agouza, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) theatre play.

National Theatre, Ataba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma) theatre play.

Salam Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre, 6 Halim Street, at the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

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

 

Babel Khal
Babel Khalq perform at Room (Photo still from the Babel Khalq video on YouTube)
 

 

Saturday 9 Jan
 

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup Comedy

8pm

CAIRO

El-Hezb El-Comedy brings a line up of stand up comedians.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

An evening dubbed “Armenian Flair’. Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Harout Fazlian will perform works by Hrant Keshishian, Khachaturian and C Saint-Saens. Soloist: pianist Simon Ghraichy.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) theatre play.

National Theatre, Ataba Square, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma) theatre play.

Salam Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre, 6 Halim Street, at the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

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


Martiros Saryan
Painting by Armenian famous artist Martiros Saryan
 


 

 

Sunday 10 Dec
 

Exhibition Opening

6pm

CAIRO

Spectrum, a painting exhibition by Rasha Soliman.

Art Lounge, Zamalek, Cairo

Literature
6pm
CAIRO

Discussion with the French author Robert Solé, moderated by Amal El-Sabba.

French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

SemaZen performance, part of Darb’s Mazzika X Sat7 music programme set on the roof.

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

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Al-Shemal Egbari, a play by Mohamed Habib.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, 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 Street, Fatimid Cairo, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla (One of a Thousand Nights) theatre play.

National Theatre, Ataba Square, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Ghaybouba (Coma) theatre play.

Salam Theatre, Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo

Theatre
9pm
CAIRO

Shams W Qamar (Sun and Moon), a musical play.

Metropol Theatre. 6 Halim Street, at the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown Cairo

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Documentary Film Forum, screening of The Dream of Shahrazad, directed by Francois Verster. The screening is followed by a talk with actors from the film, Arfa Abdel Rassoul and Hassan El-Geretly.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

Layla Min Alf Layla
Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al Fakharani (Photo Al-Sayed Abdel-Qader)
 

 

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

3-13 Jan

CAIRO

Egyptian Greys exhibition by Mohsen Mansour.

Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, 11 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

30 Dec-12 Jan

CAIRO

Group exhibit by Hanan El-Sheikh, Khaled Akl and Ahmed Yehia, and three solo exhibits by Maher Dawood, Ghada Morad and Mariam Stefan.

Gezira Art Centre, 1 Sheikh Marsafy Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

29 Dec-14 Jan

CAIRO

Impressionism: A Modern Egyptian Vision.

Mohsen Shaalan Hall, The Egyptian Museum of Modern Art, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Dec-7 Jan

CAIRO

The Donkey, exhibition by Reda AbdelRahman.

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

16 Dec-5 Jan

CAIRO

Hope, a painting exhibit by Gamal Lamie.

Art Lounge, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, 1st Floor, Apt 2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 Dec-20 Jan

CAIRO

A Season in Hell, group exhibition.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

29 Dec-7 Jan

CAIRO

Slowly, a painting exhibition by Amre Heiba.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Cairo

Exhibition

25 Nov-14 Jan

CAIRO

Monochrome, featuring black and white photography of Amr El-Sawah.

The gallery is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm.

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, AUC New Cairo Campus, Road 90, Cairo

 

The Dream of Shahrazade
Still from The Dream of Shahrazade (Photo: courtesy of DCAF)

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