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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 4-11 March
Published in Ahram Online on 03 - 03 - 2018


Sunday 4 March

Film Festival
CAIRO
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, 3-9 March
AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo
Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.
Sharm El Sheikh
Exhibition opening
7pm
CAIRO
"Landscapes" exhibition by Xavier Puigmartí. Read more here
Mashrabia Gallery Of Contemporary Art
8, Champollion St. Qasr El-Nil, Cairo
Theatre
7pm
CAIRO
Surrender (Sallem Nafsak), a play directed by Khaled Galal and staged by the students of the Actor's Studio managed by Galal
Artistic Creativity Centre Theatre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai
Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Heritage Arab Music Ensemble
Arab Music Institute, 22, Ramsis St., Cairo
Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir
Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo
Discussion / film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
A lecture and discussion of the film Two Days a Year with its director Mohamed Arafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria
(Photo: artwork from the Cairo International Women Film Festival's poster)

Monday 5 March

Film Festival
CAIRO
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, 3-9 March
AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo
Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.
Sharm El-Sheikh
Film
6.30pm
CAIRO
Screening of the documentary film Kinders
Austrian Cultural Forum Cairo, 1103, Corniche El Nil (next to Shepheard Hotel), 1. Stock, Apt. 7, Garden City, Cairo
Film
7pm
CAIRO
Short Films Night
Magnolia. Leaves of Art
12 Mohamed Anis street, Zamalek, Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Fabrica band in a love songs concert
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., river hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Zikr and Sufi night
Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo
Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir
Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo
(Photo: artwork from the promotional material of India by the Nile)
Tuesday 6 March

Film Festival
CAIRO
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, 3-9 March
AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo
India by the Nile Festival
A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here
Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said
Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.
Sharm El Sheikh
Film
6pm
CAIRO
Screening of Cinema Paradiso
ADEF Deca, 143, Street no. 8, Mokattam, Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
Strawberry Swing pop rock Coldplay tribute band
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., river hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha: traditional music
Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo
Dance
8pm
CAIRO
Folklore and Ages: A dance performance by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company
Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo
Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
Henna, an independent theatre production directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq troupe
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria
Logo of Hakawy festival 2018
Wednesday 7 March

Film Festival
CAIRO
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, 3-9 March
AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo
India by the Nile Festival
A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here
Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said
Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.
Sharm El Sheikh
Discussion/ film
7pm
CAIRO
Egyptian director and producer Nada Riyadh discusses the French film Cinematiques and the female contribution to the cinematic direction
French Institute, Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo
Ballet
8pm
CAIRO
Imperial Russian Ballet performs Swan Lake. Read more details here
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Dance
8pm
CAIRO
Folklore and Ages: A dance performance by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company
Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo
Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir
Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo
Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA
Henna, an independent theatre production directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq troupe
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria
(Photo: fragment of artwork from D-CAF's promotional material)

Thursday 8 March

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO
The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here
Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo
Film Festival
CAIRO
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, 3-9 March
AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo
India by the Nile Festival
A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here
Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said
D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO
The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here
Several venues across Cairo
Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.
Sharm El Sheikh
Lecture
10am
CAIRO
The Annual Coptic Heritage Day presenting a number of lectures by scholars and professors from The Coptic Studies Programme in Bibliotheca Alexandrina supervised by Head of the programme Doaa Bahieddin.
Beit Al-Sennari
Al Komi, Al Hanafi, El-Sayeda Zainab, Cairo
Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO
Puppet theatre play titled Journey Through the Beautiful Times
Cairo Puppet Theatre, Ataba metro station, Azbakeya, Ataba, Cairo
Theatre for children
7pm
CAIRO
Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy
Metropol (The Children's National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo
Music
7pm
CAIRO
Opera Aida by the Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Orchestra
Sound and Light theatre, Pyramids of Giza, Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria performs Sufi chants
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., river hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Hany Mustafa and his band perform English and Arabic songs
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July St., wisdom hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Dance
8pm
CAIRO
Folklore and Ages: A dance performance by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company
Al-Gomhoriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gomhouria Street, Abdeen, across from Abdin Palace, Downtown, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
Concert commemorating the 7th anniversary of Japan earthquake and tsunami
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Ballet
8pm
CAIRO
Imperial Russian Ballet performs Swan Lake. Read more details here
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir
Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo
Music
9pm
CAIRO
Natalie Saba
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo
(Photo: artwork from the Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival's poster)

Friday 9 March

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO
The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here
Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo
Film Festival
CAIRO
Cairo International Women's Film Festival, 3-9 March
AUC Falaki Theater and Gallery, Downtown Cairo
India by the Nile Festival
A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here
Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said
D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO
The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here
Several venues across Cairo
Film festival
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, 3-9 March.
Sharm El Sheikh
Theatre for children
6.30pm
CAIRO
Puppet theatre play titled Journey Through the Beautiful Times
Cairo Puppet Theatre, Ataba metro station, Azbakeya, Ataba, Cairo
Theatre for children
7pm
CAIRO
Shams wa Amar, a musical play for children directed by Mahmoud Al-Alfy
Metropol (The Children's National) Theatre, 6 Halim St, the beginning of 26th July, Attaba, Downtown, Cairo
Music
7pm
CAIRO
Opera Aida by the Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Orchestra
Sound and Light theatre, Pyramids of Giza, Cairo
Music
7pm
CAIRO
Noha Fekry Jazz concert
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo
Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.
Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo
Ballet
8pm
CAIRO
Imperial Russian Ballet performs Swan Lake. Read more details here
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Music
8pm
CAIRO
HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's Semiramide
Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo
Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir
Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo
Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA
HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's Semiramide
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria
Swan Lake ballet: Anton Ploom in the role of Prince Siegfried and Anastasia Lomachenkova as Odette/Odile (Photo: still from Anton Ploom's YouTube channel)

Saturday 10 March

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO
The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here
Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo
India by the Nile Festival
A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here
Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said
D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO
The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here
Several venues across Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Cairo
Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO
Al-Seera Al-Holameya, a play based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Mohamed Al-Saghir
Taliaa Theatre, Attaba Square, next to the Metro Station, Zaki Tolaimat Hall, Cairo
Music
9pm
CAIRO
Voice and bass concert
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo
Work by Xavier Puigmartí, part of "Landscapes" exhibition. (Photo: courtesy of the Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art)

Sunday 11 March

Hakawy Festival
CAIRO
The 8th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 8-13 March. Check the full programme here
Hanager Arts Centre and other venues, Cairo
India by the Nile Festival
A multidisciplinary festival showcasing Indian arts, 6-17 March. Check the full programme here
Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said
D-CAF
Festival
CAIRO
The 7th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, 8-29 March. Check the full programme here
Several venues across Cairo
Music
7.30pm
CAIRO
The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai
Beit Al-Seheimi, Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Cairo
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