What's on: Egypt's arts and culture scene for the week 27 Sep - 4 Oct

Published September 28th, 2015 - 12:45 GMT
Part of promotional material for Cairo Comix Festival. (Ahram)
Part of promotional material for Cairo Comix Festival. (Ahram)

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

Sunday 27 Sep

Poetry

5pm

CAIRO

A poetry night with Ahmed Ibrahim and Reem Ahmed

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

Theatre

5pm, 9pm

CAIRO

Two performances of 1980 Wenta Talea (1980 and Above), directed by Mohamed Badr

Hosapeer Theatre, Galaa Street, Downtown, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)

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

Dance

7:30

CAIRO

Nile Folkloric Instruments troupe

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

Theatre

8:30pm

CAIRO

Baad El-Leil (After the Night), directed by Khaled Galal

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Closing concert of the eighth edition of the International Samaa Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting (ISFSMC) which ran between 20 and 27 September.

Saladin Citadel, Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Animation Film Forum, screening short animation films from Poland

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

7:30

ALEXANDRIA

Arabic Music by Sidi Gaber Artistic Palace troupe, with maestro Mahmoud Abu Zeid

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya street, Alexandria

Dance

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ballet and contemporary dance by Al-Wahag dance troupe

Great Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Monsieur Lazhar
(Photo: still from Monsieur Lazhar)
 

Monday 28 Sep 

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Omar Khairat live concert

MISR Opera House, 6th of October City, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Massar Egbari concert

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

Music

6pm

CAIRO

Music by André Segone on bass and Muhammad Ra'fat on drums

French Institute in Cairo, Madrasset El-Hoqouq street, El-Mounira, Cairo

Film

6:30

CAIRO

Screening of documentary Painters & Painting (USA, 1972)

Hadara Cinema, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Storytelling

5pm

ALEXANDRIA

Storytelling event, reading the German book Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann

Goethe-Insitut Alexandria, 10 El-Batalsa street, Anazrita, Alexandria

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Annie Hall (1977), part of a programme screening films by Woody Allen, followed by a discussion by critic Ahmed Shawqy and Maged Karam

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Dance

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria folkloric dance troupe

Great Hall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Blue Elephant by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company.

Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

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The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann
(Photo: fragment of the book cover of The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann)


Tuesday 29 Sep  

Music

7pm

CAIRO

A concert by Sawt Fekra

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

Music

7pm

CAIRO

A concert by Gawy band

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

Photography

7pm

CAIRO

Photo critique session by Photographer Remon El-Markiz.

Photopia, 15 El Somel Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Sudanese singer Asia delivers an array of traditional Sudanese songs.

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

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), part of a programme screening films by Woody Allen, followed by a discussion by critic Ahmed Shawqy and Maged Karam

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

‘The Engineer and the Emperor of Ashur’, directed by Refaat Abdelaleem.

Small Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Blue Elephant by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company.

Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

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Asia
Asia Madani performs during 3alganoob's final in April 2014 (Photo: Mohamed Medhat)
 

Wednesday 30 Sep 

Comics

2-11pm

CAIRO

Cairo Comix Festival

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run until 2 October.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Darb 1718 Exclusive Artwork Collection Exhibition, featuring works for prominent artists from Egypt and around the World in various mediums. With talk by renowned curator Simon Njami at 8pm.

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

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

A lecture to mark the anniversary of late Egyptian novelist Khairy Shalaby in the presence of poet Zain Al-Abdeen Fouad, novelist Said El-Kafrawy, poet Ahmed Abdelgawad and others.

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

Music

7:30

CAIRO

Wednesday Salon for Folklore

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Days & Nights of the Heart Tree, concert featuring Al Nour Wal Amal Chamber Orchestra

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8:30pm

CAIRO

Tunisian singer Ghalia Ben Ali sings Om Kolthoum

The Music Tent, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Mazahar ensemble delivers a selection of zar music and songs.

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

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Ali El-Haggar concert

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

Music

1pm

ALEXANDRIA

‘Hekayyat Ghenwa’ music concert in celebration of late Egyptian singer and composer Mohamed Fawzi

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Husbands and Wives (1992), part of a programme screening films by Woody Allen, followed by a discussion by critic Ahmed Shawqy and Maged Karam

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Hip Hop All Stars Volume 4

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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Comix
(Photo: Part of promotional material for Cairo Comix Festival)
 

Thursday 1 Oct

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling  artworks, art books, magazines, posters, and postcards, from 1-8 October

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Comics

2-11pm

CAIRO

Cairo Comix Festival

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music and puppet show

6pm

CAIRO

El-Sakia Puppet Theatre troupe will perform at El-Sawy Culture Wheel as they revive the music of popular classical Arab singer Umm Kalthoum.

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

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

3 Tales, a painting exhibition featuring works by Ahmed Saber, Lina Osama and Rasha Amin

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

For Her, a play by Mostafa Khalil. The play will also be performed on 2 October.  

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mounib band concert

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Egyptian musician Yehia Khalil  to deliver a jazz concert.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008), part of a programme screening films by Woody Allen, followed by a discussion by critic Ahmed Shawqy and Maged Karam

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Metro Al Madina Ensemble performs ‘From Beirut to Alexandria’ (Lebanon)

Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

BA Orchestra performs: Iyad Kanaan’s Piece for Orchestra, Haydn’s Cello concerto no.1 in C Major (Cello Soloist: Shady Hanna); D. Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony no. 8 Op. 110a. Conductor: Lubnan Baalbaki

Small Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Performance
8pm
DAMANHOUR

The Blue Elephant

Damanhour Opera House

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The Blue Elephant
The Blue Elephant performance (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)
 

Friday 2 Oct 

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling  artworks, art books, magazines, posters and postcards, from 1-8 October

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Comics

2-11pm

CAIRO

Cairo Comix Festival

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Workshop

3-5pm

CAIRO

Free workshop on history of Islamic art

Courtyard of Sultan Hassan Mosque, Midan Al-Qalaa, Sayeda Zeinab, Old Cairo

Performance-
Music

4pm

CAIRO

‘El-Layla Fan’ concert featuring an array of troupes.

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

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Araqy play (An adaptation of Date Wine novel), directed by Ahmed Seif, with choreography by Ahmed Maher and Baher Fathalla. The play will run till 2 October.

Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

For Her, a play by Mostafa Khalil

AUC Falaki Theatre, 113 Kasr El-Aini Street, Downtown, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

El-Tanbura and El-Kafafa bands come together to present an array of songs from northern and southern Egypt.

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Omar Khairat concert

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Egyptian musician Yehia Khalil  to deliver a jazz concert .

Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Performance
8pm
DAMANHOUR

The Blue Elephant

Damanhour Opera House

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

El Tanboura
El Tanboura (Photo: still from a film about El Tanboura)
 

Saturday 3 Oct

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling  artworks, art books, magazines, posters and postcards, from 1-8 October

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Comics

2-11pm

CAIRO

Cairo Comix Festival

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Poetry

6pm

CAIRO

‘One thousand poets for change’, an international celebration of poetry

Kotob Khan bookstore, 13, Road 254, New Maadi, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Metropolitan Opera Live HD Screenings

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi will perform: Beethoven’s Overture “Consecration of the House” Op. 123, Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in E flat major op. 82. Violin soloist Ryu Goto

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Midnight in Paris (2011), part of a programme screening films by Woody Allen, followed by a discussion by critic Ahmed Shawqy and Maged Karam

Alexandria Creativity Centre, 1 Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Metropolitan Opera Live HD Screenings

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Music

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Concert by Heaven Harp Choir titled Leyya Sadik (I Have a Friend)

Large Theatre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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

Il Trovatore
(Photo: promotional material of the Met Opera's Il Trovatore)
 

Sunday 4 Oct

Garage Sale

11am-8pm

CAIRO

Mashrabia Garage Sale, selling  artworks, art books, magazines, posters and postcards, from 1-8 October

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of To Be and To Have (France, 2002)

NVIC, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

National Arab Music Ensemble

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi will perform: Beethoven’s Overture “Consecration of the House” Op. 123, Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in E flat major op. 82. Violin soloist Ryu Goto

Alexandria Opera House, Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

Cairo Symphony Orchestra
Cairo Symphony Orchestra in 53rd season, 2011-2012. (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)
 

EXHIBITIONS this week 

Exhibition

1-20 Oct

CAIRO

3 Tales, painting exhibition featuring works by Ahmed Saber, Lina Osama, and Rasha Amin

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

Exhibition

16-30 Sep

CAIRO

-Collection, featuring female artists in Ahmed Sabry Hall.

-The Legends of Zooma Tribes, works of sculptor Hossam Abo El-Ela, in Ragheb Ayad Hall.

-Thrown by Sea, works of Abeer Hamdy in Al-Hussein Hamdy Hall.

-Baladna, works of artist Wedyan El-Sarwy in Kamal Khalifa Hall.

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

Exhibition

13-30 Sep

Ma’at Changing colors, artwork by Khaled Sirag

Ubuntu art gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, from Ibn Zanky Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Sep-30 Sep

CAIRO

Purple, paintings by Hala El-Shafey

Al-Bab-Selim Gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Sep

CAIRO

Classicism, a Modern Egyptian Vision, featuring paintings from a collection of Egypt’s classical artists.

Egyptian Modern Art Museum, Cairo Opera Grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11-30 Sep

CAIRO

Forgotten Beauty, watercolor artwork of Helena Abdelnaser.

Saturday to Wednesday from 10am -10pm & Thursday from 10am-7pm, with Fridays off.

Art Cafe, 62 Road 13, Maadi, Cairo

Exhibition

6 Sep-10 Oct

CAIRO

By Those Who Are Present exhibition by photographers Assem Hendawi, Maged Abou El-Dahab and Osama El Wardani.

Townhouse Gallery, 10 Nabarawy Street, off Champolion Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

12 Sep

CAIRO

Mere Real Things, exhibit for Ayman Ramadan.

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

Exhibition

17-30 Sep

CAIRO

Felucca exhibition by photographer Galal El-Missary and artist Samah Imam

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

Exhibition

CAIRO

5-30 Sep

Roznama 4, group contemporary art exhibition and competition.

Runs till 30 september at Medrar and CIC

CIC, 22 Abdel Kahek Tharwat Street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

CAIRO

23 Aug - 21 Sep

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

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 b. 26 July Street, side entrance on Isaac, Jacob Street, Ground Floor, 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 Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Felucca exhibition
Felucca exhibition. "Shake a leg, Abdelkhalek, and God will grant you sustenance," reads the caption of these works of art, which is written by photographer Inji Amer. (Photos: Nourhan Tewfik)

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