Film screening at Darb1718
Make your way to Coptic Cairo’s contemporary art space Darb 1718 for a screening of The Mice Room. The movie follows six different characters living in Alexandria, who all share the same feeling of being lost at various points in life. After the screening, the movie’s six directors will answer the audience’s questions in a Q&A session.
April 30 • 8pm • free entrance
Ahmed Shawki Museum wikipedia The art of portraits
This week is dedicated to the art of portrait-making at the Ahmed Shawki Museum in Dokki. Different events will take place throughout the week, from portrait painting workshops to film screenings. The museum also hosts an exhibition featuring Egyptian artists showing off their incredible skills in making portraits.
April 30 to May 11 • all events start at 11:30am at Ahmed Shawki Museum
Ayloul courtesy Ayloul Boogie to Jordanian beats
Jordanian band Ayloul is coming to Underground Cairo in Mohandessin on Friday. The band plays upbeat tunes, and the lyrics are often about social and political issues faced by the younger generation. Ayloul was formed in September 2013 after the band members met at Jordan’s University of Science and Technology. The six-man band hopes to be a platform for positive change.
May 5 • 10pm • for more information click here
Art Room courtesy Room Art Space Karaoke night in Garden City
Practice your vocals and put on a show at Room Art Space & Cafe’s weekly karaoke night. The small and quaint space in Garden City has the perfect setting for an intimate night out, whether you’re there to hop on stage and give it all you have or simply sip a cup of coffee and play a game of Monopoly with your friends.
May 1 • 8pm • minimum charge is LE 50 • for more information click here
Sayed Rekabi youtube Upper Egypt pays Cairo a visit
Head to Makan at the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts this Tuesday for a concert with Sayed Rekabi, one of the few singers who still perform the original songs of the tribes of Upper Egypt. Born in the village of Jaafra in Aswan, Rekabi learned the traditional singing styles under the tutelage of the great masters of the Jaafra tradition. Rekabi will be joined by El Leithi and Abu El Amin, whose repertoire encompasses numerous examples of popular poetry.
May 2 • 7:30pm • tickets are LE 30 • for more information click here