132 Al-Merghany St, Heliopolis, Tel 2419 2396- 010 022 4004
Thurs 23, 7pm: Writers Eman Al-Amir, Mourad Maher, Rahma Deyaa, Neveen Farouq, Zeinab Badr, Sherif Shaba, Mahmoud Anbar, and Suzan Abdel-Ghani will discuss their book series Al Amaken Wal Hawadeet (Places and Tales) which narrates each writer’s account of their trip to Al-Bahriya Oasis.
Panorama Mall next to Metro market, shop number 78, Tel 010 0379 2559
Sun 19, 12pm: Writer Ahmed Mourad will discuss his book Ard Al Elaah (The Land of God).
84 Road 9 Maadi, Tel 02 2750 8661- 0100 022 9996
Mon 20, 7pm: Writer Ghada Abdel-Aal will sign and discuss her book Maksofat Al Raqaba (Naughty Girls).
Egyptian Railway Station, Ramses St, Cairo, Tel 010 0022 3003
Thurs 23, 6pm: Writer Mahmoud Essam will sign his book Bo'ad Rabea (Fourth Dimension);Writer Essam Mansour will sign his book Shaytan Al Daraweesh (The Dervishes' Devil), and Writer Bahaa Hegazi will sign his book Amwat Yorzaqoun (The Dead Make a Living).
Hungarian Cultural Counsellor Office
13 Gawad Hosni St, Abdeen, Downtown, second floor, Tel 02 2392 6692
Mon 20, 7-8.30pm: Part of D-CAF, a talk and work presentation by Rui Calcada Bastos from Portugal.To the bustling big city, Rui Calçada Bastos brings along a brief moment of serenity that is his work. The artist comes to Cairo to present and discuss his recent and not-so-recent works. The presentation will include videos and photographic documentation of his artistic work process (The lecture will be in English with Arabic translation). Bastos’s video sculpture piece “Dismantle” will be installed in 29 Hoda Shaarawi Street – 2nd floor, from 17 to 22 March (12 -6 pm). It is a loop of a construction site. There’s no beginning, middle, or end.
Beirut Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Tel 02 2291 2412
Fri 17, 6.30pm: “Women….the Intelligence of Sentiments,” a seminar by Artist Amany Saad.
Tues 21, 6.30pm: “The international Poetry Day,” an open poetry recital.
Thurs 23, 6.30pm: Writer Mohamed Amr will sign his books Li Taarafo (To Know Each Other) and Thom Nada'ei Al Kamal (Then We Fake Perfection).
The Japan Foundation Cairo Office
106 Kasr Al Aini St, 5th Floor, Cairo Center building, Garden City, Cairo, 02 2794 9431
Sat 18, 6.30pm: “Yoshitsune, Hero of the Tragedy…a Medieval Samurai's Life,” speaker at the lecture will be Professor at the Otsuma Women’s University in Japan Moritoshi Koido. He will teach post graduates of the Japanese Language Department of Cairo University about writing theses and carrying on researches (The lecture will be in Japanese with Arabic translation, number of seats is limited and early entry is priority).
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Fri 17, 6pm: “Series of Astronomy: Monitoring the Moon and Planets,” a seminar introduces Mahmoud Adel.
Sat 18, 6pm: “March Poets,” a poetry recital by Poet Karim Abou Eid accompanied by music played by Saba band.
Mon 20, 5pm: A celebration of Mothers’ Day and a lecture about Down’s syndrome by Coach Mona Safwat.
Thurs 23, 6pm: “Survival Skills in the Wild Life,” a seminar by Mohamed Shaheen.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thurs 16, 2.30-4.30pm: “Back to the Future: Reading Lycophron’s Enigmatic Alexandra,” a seminar features Professor of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University, USA, Alexander Sens.