Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 8 Nov-15 Nov

Published November 10th, 2015 - 02:06 GMT
Cairo and Alexandria have a lot of cultural offerings this week. (Ahram)
Cairo and Alexandria have a lot of cultural offerings this week. (Ahram)

Sunday 8 Nov

Music
CAIRO
ALEXANDRIA
DAMANHOUR

24th Arab Music Festival. The festival continues until 13 November. Check the programme for more details.

Several stages operating under the Cairo Opera House

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Theatre
10:30am & 6:30pm

CAIRO

The Smurfs Live.

MUST Opera House, 6th of October

Music

10:30am

CAIRO

Peter and the Wolf and Carnival des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) return to the Cairo Opera House in two matinee concerts. For more info, click here.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

12pm

CAIRO

A lecture on Excavating in Archives, by Marcel Maessen.

The Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, Downtown, Cairo

Poetry and music

7pm

CAIRO

Concert by Diwan band.

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

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Women of My World, an exhibit by Britt Boutros Ghali.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Elysee Stairs, painting exhibition by artist Ibrahim Khattab.

The exhibit runs from 8-25 November.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Afareet Nos Sewa (Half Cooked Demons) by Falsafa troupe.

Hosapir Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Mulberry House, as

part of The French Institute’s Month of Documentary Films programme. Check our Art Alert here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of the documentary Al-Sira, Songs from the Crescent Moon (Sandra Gysi and Ahmed Abdel Mohsen, 2011).

Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Lebanese musicians Zaki Sharif and Roula El-Qadery.

Wisdom Hall, El Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Um Ghayeb.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

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

 

Peter and the Wolf
(Photo: from the concert's promotional material, by the Cairo Opera House)
 

Monday 9 Nov

Music
CAIRO
ALEXANDRIA
DAMANHOUR

24th Arab Music Festival. The festival continues until 13 November. Check the programme for more details.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Lecture

1pm

CAIRO

‘Visual Translations of Nationalist Discourse: Shadi Abdel Salam’s The Mummy Revisited,’ by Sandrine Gamblin, director of AUC’s Middle East Studies Centre.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talat Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room 2175, AUC New Cairo Campus

Artist Talk

6:30pm

CAIRO

Artist Talk: The Republic of Greenatistan, by filmmakers Sonja Rendtorff and Masar Sohail.

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

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Chebabs of Yarmouk as part of The French Institute’s Month of Documentary Films programme. Check our Art Alert here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Inshad

7:30pm

CAIRO

Zikr and Inshad by Sheikh Abdel Moaty Shehab.

 

Lecture and Film

8pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled 'Architecture, Society and Cinema through Political Shifts,' led by Mogib El-Rahman.

Read more in our Art Alert here.

Megawra Al-Khalifa, Opposite of Al-Saiyyda Ruqayya mausoleum, beside Sajaret Al-Durr dome, Al-Ashraf Street, Al-Khalifa, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Angham at the closing of the 24th Arab Music Festival.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Um Ghayeb.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

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


The Shebab of Yarmouk
(Photo: Stil from The Shebab of Yarmouk trailer)
 

Tuesday 10 Nov 

Music
CAIRO
ALEXANDRIA
DAMANHOUR

24th Arab Music Festival. The festival continues until 13 November. Check the programme for more details.

Several stages operating under the Cairo Opera House

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966).

Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street #8, Muqattam City, Cairo

Discussion

7pm

CAIRO

Finnish researcher and anthropologist Samuli Schielke talks about migration and dreams. Part of the monthly Townhouse Salon programme.

Townhouse Library, 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Film

6pm, 8pm

CAIRO

Screening of Libya: An Impossible Nation-State, and short films produced by the Ateliers Varan Workshop at 8pm, as part of The French Institute’s Month of Documentary Films programme. Check our Art Alert here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Concert by Hawas band.

Makan - Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Dawaween, Downtown, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Um Ghayeb.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

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

 

Persona
(Photo: Still from Persona film)
 

Wednesday 11 Nov 

Film

CAIRO

Opening of 37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
CAIRO
ALEXANDRIA
DAMANHOUR

24th Arab Music Festival. The festival continues until 13 November. Check the programme for more details.

Several stages operating under the Cairo Opera House

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled 'Heliopolis: Where is it going?' by Ahmed Mansour.

Megawra Al-Khalifa, Opposite of Al-Saiyyda Ruqayya mausoleum, beside Sajaret al-Durr dome, Al-Ashraf Street, Al-Khalifa, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

CAIRO

Performance by Mazaher ensemble.

Makan - Egyptian Centre for Culture and Arts, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, El-Dawaween, Downtown, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Celebrating 70 years of Greek animation movies, screening a selection from the 1940s till 2014.

El-Dokan, 2 Adib Street, Manshiya, Alexandria

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

 

37th Cairo International Film Festival
The 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) opens on 11 November (Photo: poster of the festival)
 

Thursday 12 Nov 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
CAIRO
ALEXANDRIA
DAMANHOUR

24th Arab Music Festival. The festival continues until 13 November. Check the programme for more details.

Several stages operating under the Cairo Opera House

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Hawidro band.

El-Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of animated documentary film The Wanted 18.

Wekalet Behna, 1 El-Kenisa Al-Maroniya Street, Manshiya, Alexandria

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

 

The Gate of Departur
(Photo: Still from The Gate of Departure)
 

Friday 13 Nov 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
CAIRO
ALEXANDRIA
DAMANHOUR

24th Arab Music Festival. The festival continues until 13 November. Check the programme for more details.

Several stages operating under the Cairo Opera House

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Performances by Doktoor Shalabi, The Dwarfs of East Agouza, and The Invisible Hands. The performance offers experimentation in folk, rock, noise, psychedelia, and improvisation.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etihad Al-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Symphonic Concert: BA Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr will perform works by Brahms, Rossini, Sarasate, Williams and Vivaldi. Soloists of the evening are violinists Anna Kondratenko and Oleg Kondratenko.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

 

 

BA Chamber Orchestra
BA Chamber Orchestra (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
 

Saturday 14 Nov   

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Crafts

10am-8pm

CAIRO

Handmade crafts from Akhmim and Hegaza areas in Upper Egypt. The fair runs between 5 and 14 November, daily except Sunday.

Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development, 65 El-Qabisy Street, El-Daher, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Osama El-Hady band.

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

Stand-up Comedy

8pm

CAIRO

El-Hezb El-Comedy, a line up of stand-up comedy performers.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Walking tour

10am - 1pm

CAIRO

A walking tour of Heliopolis organised by Heliopolis Heritage Initiative.

The tour starts in front of Basilique Church on Ahram Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

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


El-Hezb El-Comedy
El-Hezb El-Comedy (Photo: part of the event's promotional material)
 

Sunday 15 Nov 

Film

CAIRO

37th Cairo International Film Festival. The festival runs till 20 November. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Walt Disney Night, by Cairo Opera Company performing a selection of soundtracks from Disney movies.

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

CAIRO

Screening of The Gate of Departure.

Hours: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm

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

EXHIBITIONS this week

Exhibition

8 Nov

CAIRO

Women of My World, an exhibit by Britt Boutros Ghali

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

8-25 Nov

CAIRO

Elysee Stairs, painting exhibition by artist Ibrahim Khattab.

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

Exhibition

4-10 Nov

CAIRO

Sidewalk Stories, by visual artist Sarah Soliman.

Sharjah Gallery, AUC New Cairo Campus, Cairo

Exhibition

1-16 Nov

Tawaseen, painting exhibition by artist Mohamed Oraby.

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

Exhibition

24 Oct-14 Nov

CAIRO

Wise Monkeys, a multimedia group exhibition featuring works by Asmaa Abd El-Wahab, Aya Mamdouh, Huda Zikry, Mariam Ahmed Khalil, Mariam El-Kasabany, Nada Ghazaly, Roshan El-Qurashi, Shaimaa Radi, Sherouk Helal.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al-Fakhareen, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

18 Oct-10 Nov

CAIRO

Surplus! Housing from the Periphery, featuring photography of Anthony Hamboussi.

Parallel to exhibit are two discussions, one on October 21 at 7pm and the other on November 4 at 7pm

10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

12 Oct-15 Nov

CAIRO

Many Rivers to Cross, featuring work of Maged Mekhail.

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

Exhibition

11 Oct-11 Nov

Salon Al-Shabab (Youth Salon), the annual exhibit, this year featuring over 166 artworks from 149 young artists.

Palace of Arts, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Oct-28 Nov

CAIRO

Vision, a multimedia exhibit with watercolor paintings and bronze wire works, displaying artwork of Nouran Gamal.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

5 Oct-25 Nov

CAIRO

Colony, a solo exhibition by Shady El-Noshokaty.

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


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