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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival events this week

The month long festival of Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is
going till 28 April, so you still have two more weeks to catch up on
events. Here is the full program of events at and more
information can be found on Facebook

THE GREAT WAR by Dutch company Hotel Modern - Tuesday April 16 and Wednesday April 17 - 8 pm. Falaki Theatre.
WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT by Nassim Soleimanpour - Thursday April 18 - 8 pm - Falaki Theatre. Performed by Ramsi Lehner in English.
Friday April 19 - 8 pm - Falaki Theatre. Performed by Salwa Mohamed Aly in Arabic
No rehearsals. No director. No set. A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance. Will you participate?
Ticket prices for plays: 20 LE (Students: 10 LE)

SADAT (Egypt) serves up music shaabi style and ElRass & Munma (Lebanon) perform
hiphop at the Scherazade Club - 10 PM
Ticket prices : 30 LE

Non-violent resistance in film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (USA), Tousau Larzac (France), and The Thing Next Door (Germany) screened back-to-back at Radio Cinema - 10 PM to 3 AM with individual screenings of films through the following week.
Entrance FREE. Also free tea and coffee available during the screening.

Visual Arts:
SMSlingshot (Germany)
Wednesday April 17 to Saturday April 20  at Cafe under Borsa 10, Elwi street, FREE.

Launch of PreFormance: a digital toolkit for culture professionals. Saturday April 20. Goethe

For full calendar of events (till April 28) and more information visit and

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