Dina El-Wedidi, Nile Troupe, and more hot performances in Egypt this week

Published August 22nd, 2015 - 08:01 GMT

Sunday 23 August

Music
7.30pm
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

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Al-Ahlam band featuring singer Ahlam Ahmed, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Nesma Mahgoub will sing medleys from all around the world along with her own compositions.

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Magdy Boghdady band, band Emdan El-Noor, Maged El-Qasem, as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August.

Mahka Theatre, Cairo Citadel

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Carnival Ana Mabsout, a huge entertaining carnival day.

Obour City, Cairo

Theatre

9pm

CAIRO

Layla Min Alf Layla, a play by Egyptian actor Yehia Al-Fakharani and directed by Mohsen Helmi. Performances run daily (except Wednesdays) until 31 October.

Qawmi (National) Theatre, Ataba, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

CAIRO

Art Intersections, a group exhibit displaying the gallery’s collection of artworks of late, modern & contemporary Egyptian artists. The exhibit runs until 21 September

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 b. 26 July St. Side Entrance on Isaac Jacob St., Ground Floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Talk

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Seminar on The effects of Soft Power in Reality, moderated by poet Gaber Bassiouny, and featuring talks by representatives from different artistic fields..

Tawfik El-Hakim Hall, Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Karakeeb band will be joined by Hossam Hosny. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

 

Monday 24 August
 

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.(It is advised to double check with the location. Tel: 0125903737)

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concerts by Egyptian musician Fathy Salama and Egyptian singer Louay as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theatre, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Nogoom Al-Tarab band featuring Mostafa Ahmed, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Artifact (Jared Leto, 2012)

Balcon Lounge, 26 Sohag street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Meshwar band perform Arabic Reggae.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Zikr and inshad by Sheikh Gouda Heikal

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul street, at the intersection with Mansour street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Cloud Atlas (2012)

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ghenwet Zaman band, featuring singer Ghenwa

Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Shawareana band. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Tuesday 25 August
 

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Folkloric performance

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Inshad by Waslet Samaa troupe

El-Hekma Hall, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concerts by Wave Jazz band and Egyptian singer Khaled Selim as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August.

Mahka Theatre, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Singer Dalia Abdel-Wahab and her ensemble, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

Nubian music and songs by Aragide troupe

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul street, at the intersection with Mansour street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

7:30

ALEXANDRIA

Al-Anfoushy Arabic Music band, led by Maestro Medhat Bassiouny

Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat and the BA Orchestra. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept).

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Wednesday 26 August

 

Lecture

6:30pm

CAIRO

Egyptian writer Amr Badawi discusses his trip to Iran as part of ‘Hakawwi Al-Amakan’ series.  

Townhouse Gallery, 10 Nabrawy street, off Champollion street, Downtown, Cairo

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.(It is advised to double check with the location. Tel: 0125903737)

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

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Wild Tales (Damian Szifron, 2014)

Zawya, Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said street, off Talaat Harb street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concerts by Nesma Abdel-Aziz and Mohamed El-Helw as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theater, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Musician Manal Al Gharbawi, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Mazaher Ensemble (Zar Music & Songs)

Makan – Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul street, at the intersection with Mansour street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

7:30

ALEXANDRIA

Sameteen band with Reda Abd El-Aziz, performing folk music by mute musicians.

Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Omar Khairat and the BA Orchestra. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Thursday 27 August

 

Storytelling

7:30pm

CAIRO

Everyday Stories and Al-Shater Hassan, two performances by children of the Fann w Hayah Initiative for Children in Danger.

El-Falaki Theater

24 El-Falaki street

off Mohamed Mahmoud street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performance by Harpist Manal Mohie Eldin and her ensemble, followed by a concert by Egyptian singer Medhat Saleh as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theater, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Musician Manal Al Gharbawi, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performance by Egyptian Mawlawiyyah

El-Nahr Hall, El-Sawy Culture Wheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Talk

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of the poem Azizi El-Count Dracula (My Dear Count Dracula) by poet Adel Sameeh, led by Dr. Shawkat El-Masry and Mohamed Abd El-Wareth.

Tawfik El-Hakim Hall, Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Orchestra El-Mawhoobeen (Talented Orchestra) with the Maestro Karim Abd El-Aziz.

Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Basheer band. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Friday 28 August

Comic book Launch

7pm

CAIRO

Launch of Garage comic magazine’s first issue.

Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein Al memar street, Cairo, Egypt

Music & fun
for children
7pm
CAIRO

"Music & Animal Stories for Kids": Awtar String quartet and a narrator introduce the string instruments, some musical elements, and classical music with animal stories full of fun. Event is tailored for the youngest audience

Artellewa, 19 Mohamed Ali El Eseary st, rd El Lewa, Cairo

Performance
7.30pm
CAIRO

Aragoz and shadow theatre

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

Music
8pm

CAIRO

Microphone #6

15 st. Mahraani,

Theater of Studio Nasebian, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Singer Hanan Mady, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Festival Orchestra featuring the soloists of the Cairo Opera House, followed by a concert by Ghalia Benalia as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theater, Cairo Citadel

Family day
2:30pm
ALEXANDRIA
(free entry)

Workshops and activities for children.The event is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Plaza, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Family Day: Film
6pm
ALEXANDRIA
(free entry)

Short animation films for children. The event is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Lecture hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Family Day:
Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
(free entry)

A play by the Child and Youth Creative Centre. The event is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Saturday 29 August

Film

6pm

CAIRO

Screening of Virdzina (1991, Yugoslavia)

The film is part of Gheir Cinema programme, running between 22 August and 12 September.

Ikhtiyar for Gender studies, 222 El-Geish street, El-Abassia, Cairo

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance.(It is advised to double check with the location. Tel: 0125903737)

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

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Sufi music by Al-Faradees troupe; and a mawlawiyyah performance

El Rab3, 1 Rahba El-Aid street, Al-Gamaliyya, Cairo

Storytelling

7:30pm

CAIRO

Everyday Stories and Al-Shater Hassan, two performances by the children of Fann w Hayah Initiative for Children in Danger.

El Falaki Theater

24 El Falaki Street

Off Mohamed Mahmoud Street, downtown Cairo.

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performance by the Egyptian Mawlawiyyah troupe, followed by a concert by Eman Bahr Darwish as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing running from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theater, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Shemou’ band featuring singer Said Othman, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Medhat Saleh. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria



Sunday 30 August

Music
7.30pm
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

8pm

CAIRO

Nasser El-Noby's Gameza Band and the Spanish Flamenco dance show by Bella Rosa band, followed by concerts by Azza Balbaa and Ali El-Haggar as part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing wh from 20-31 August. Check the full programme here.

Mahka Theater, Cairo Citadel

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Jazz with Yehia Khalil, part of the Cairo Opera House Summer Festival. Check the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7:30

ALEXANDRIA

Al-Horreya Lel Moseeqa Al-Arabeya band

Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria

Music
8:30pm
ALEXANDRIA

Dina El-Wedidi and her band. The concert is part of the 13th edition of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival (30 July - 4 Sept). See the full programme here.

Open Air Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

 

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

23 Aug - 21 Sep

CAIRO

Art Intersections, a group exhibit displaying the gallery’s collection of artworks of late, modern & contemporary Egyptian artists. The exhibit runs until 21 September

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 b. 26 July St. Side Entrance on Isaac, Jacob St., Ground Floor, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

CAIRO

until 28 Aug

Lanes of Sawa, a group exhibition by SAWA members who participated in its photography, fashion design, drawing and painting workshops.

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

Exhibition
CAIRO
23-26 Aug
10am to 3pm

Visit to India, paintings by Mohamed Abla. Read more about the exhibition here

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abou El Feda st, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO
until 27 Aug

The Collector’s Eye, a group exhibit of 30 artists from private collections. The exhibit runs till 27 August

Ubuntu Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition
CAIRO
until mid-Sept

Art Lounge gallery offers an end of the season group exhibition by 23 artists.

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

Exhibition
CAIRO
until end Sept

Collective exhibition Masterpieces XIV, with works by several renowned Egyptian artists.

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

Exhibition

CAIRO
until end Sept

The Summer Collection of Safarkhan 2015, on display works by a number of renowned Egyptian artists including El-Hussien Fawzi, the late Salah Abdel Kerim, and Mahmoud Afifi

Safarkhan Gallery, 6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

ALEXANDRIA

from 27 August until 1 September

Exhibit in parallel to Alexandria international film festival. (will look more into it, not sure what exactly it is yet)

Alexandria Creativity Center, 1 Horreya Road, Alexandria


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