What's crackalackin in Egypt's arts & culture scene for the week: 5-10 April?

Published April 5th, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Ghalia Benali performing in Al Geneina theatre (Photo: Bassam Zoghby)
Ghalia Benali performing in Al Geneina theatre (Photo: Bassam Zoghby)

Tuesday 5 Apr

Sound Performance
2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm
CAIRO

"In the Shadow of Waves." The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Rooftop in Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo”. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Film
6.30pm
CAIRO

Film ‘Fatima’. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

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

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of the Iranian film 'Close Up' (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990).

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

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

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

Cairo Jazz Station. Read more here.

Makan: 1 (not 1a) Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El Dawaween, Cairo.

Performance
8pm
CAIRO

Storytelling with musician Islam Fouda.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Film
9.30pm
CAIRO

Film ‘Party Girl’. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

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

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

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

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

Awtar
Awtar Quartet (Photo: courtesy of Awtar Quartet)
 

Wednesday 6 Apr

Sound Performance
2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm
CAIRO

"In the Shadow of Waves. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

 

Cinema Radio’s Courtyard , 24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo”. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Dance
7pm
CAIRO

Dance performance: "Delle Ultime Visioni Cutanee." The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

The Old French Consulate, 5 El-Fadl Street, Behind El-Abd, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Lecture

6.30

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of a play titled Al-Badw, moderated by Abou Al-Hassan Salam.

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

Theatre

5.30pm, 6.30pm & 8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre. Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Manal Mohie El din
Manal Mohei Eldin (photo: Ahmed El-Koussi)
 

Thursday 7 Apr

Sound Performance
2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm
CAIRO

"In the Shadow of Waves." The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Old French Consulate's rooftop,  5 El-Fadl Street, Behind El-Abd, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo”. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Lecture

6pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled "A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television" by Andrea Meuzelaar.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Music

7pm & 9 pm

CAIRO

Ghalia Benali concert.

Al-Rab3, El-Moez Street, next to Al-Aqmar Mosque, El-Gammaliya, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by Lebanese singer and composer Abeer Nehme. Check the details here.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, El-Darassa, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Ensemble will give "Electroacoustic Workshop."

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

6.30 & 8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre. Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

and Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

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

In The Shadow of the Waves
In The Shadow of the Waves (Photo: part of Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival's promotional material)
 

Friday 8 Apr

Sound Performance
2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm
CAIRO

"In the Shadow of Waves." The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

GrEEK Campus rooftop, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

Double bill of Hepta and Sekket Safar.

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo”. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Hadra.

Osiris, 1 Hassan Mourad Street. from Qasr El-Aini Street, Garden City, 2nd floor, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Concert by Aziz Sahmaoui and The University of Gnawa. Check the details here.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, El-Darassa, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Eftekasat band.

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

The Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble will be joined by soloist Alaa Saber on oud.

Manasterly Palace, Rhoda Island, Manial, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Jazz performance by Noha Fekry and Rami Attallah.

Photopia: 15 El-Somal Street, Heliopolis, Cairo

Theatre

5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre. Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

and Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra, Alexandria

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

The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano (Photo: from the promotional material of the Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theater)
 

Saturday 9 Apr

Music

4pm

CAIRO

Concert by Cairokee.

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

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo”. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

Double bill of Hepta and Sekket Safar.

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Literature
6pm
CAIRO

Public readings: Literature @ Downtown. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Apartment on 13, Gawad Hosny Street, Downtown Cairo

Open-mic

7pm

CAIRO

Super Heroes of Mashrou El-Mareekh, open mic.

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

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

Lecture

7.30pm

CAIRO

Lecture titled "Earaf Wa Esmae" by musician Hany Shenouda.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi will perform works by Beethoven.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Harpist Manal Mohie Eldin will hold a concert dubbed "Oriental Strokes."

Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theatre, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Awtar Quartet will be joined by flutist Howaida Harak in the programme that includes works by Mozart, Boccherini, Gluck, Piazzolla, Michael McLean, and Mahmoud Elsherif. Read more here.

All Saints' Cathedral, 5 Meshel Lotf Allah Street, behind Marriott Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

6.30pm & 8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre. Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

A theatre performance done in collaboration with Al-Anfoushi Cultural Palace and directed by Riham Abd El-Razek.

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

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

 

Party Girl
(Photo: still from Party Girl film)
  

Sunday 10 Apr

Conference

12pm

CAIRO

Sixth International Art Education Conference: Art Education and the Requirements of Change.

Faculty of Art Education, 12 Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo”. The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Short film forum screens 'Night of Love' (2015) by Helmy Nouh.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

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

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai.

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

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screening of 'Offret’ (The Sacrifice). Director: Andrei Tarkovsky.

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

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre. Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

ghalia benali
Ghalia Benali performing in Al Geneina theatre (photo: Bassam Zoghby)
  

EXHIBITIONS this week

Exhibition

23 Mar-7 Apr

CAIRO

Four exhibitions: paintings by Marek Batroski, sculpture by Mohamed Isaac, paintings by Walid Nayef, and multimedia exhibit by Heba Hany.

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

Exhibition

28 Mar-14 Apr

CAIRO

"Illusion," painting exhibition by Hanafy Mahmoud.

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-3 Apr

CAIRO

Exhibition by Farouk Hosny.

Gallery Grant, 6 El-Gomhoria Street, Abdeen, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

6 Mar-3 Apr

CAIRO

"Zakerat Fanan" (An Artist’s Memory) painting exhibit by Hussein Youssef Amin.

El-Masar Gallery, 157b, 26th of July Street, ground floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-14 Apr

CAIRO

"Hippopotamus Amphibious," sculpture exhibition by Ahmed Askalany.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

14 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Works by Mounir Canaan.

Ofok Gallery, 1 Kafour Street, Giza

Exhibition

15 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Works by Sabah Naim.

Safar Khan Gallery, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-10 Apr

CAIRO

"Circles in the Sand," a painting exhibition by Sayed Saad El-Din. Read more here.

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

Exhibition

15 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

"Caravan 2016: The Key," a travelling visual arts exhibition. Read more about Caravan here.

Nile Art Gallery, 4 El Montazah Street, Zamalek., Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-9 Apr

CAIRO

"Act 1: the Roof," photography exhibition by Cairo Bats collective. Read more here.

CIC, 22 Abd El-Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-2 Apr

CAIRO

"Ramifications," an exhibition by artist Samir Fouad.  Check our art alert here.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassen Assem St., Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

25 Feb-5 Apr

CAIRO

"Indelible," photography exhibit by Randa Shaath. Read more here.

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, ground floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

18 Feb-TBA

CAIRO

"Spirit Inspiration," Sculpture exhibition by Houreya El-Sayed

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor, Balass Institute, 13 Gawad Hosni Street, 2nd floor, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

2 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

"Accepting the Other," by Safeya Qabbani

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

Exhibition

21 Feb-5 April

CAIRO

"Indelible," a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath.

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

Exhibition

10 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

"Sweepings II," drawing exhibition by Hassan Fedawy

Wekalet Behna, 1 Keneesa Maroniya Street, Mansheya, Alexandria


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