Art: Isabel Castiho
A native of Brazil, Isabel Castiho has been painting since 1989, and some of her work is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sao Paulo. In 1998, she married the Consul General of Spain in Sao Paulo and followed her husband to New York, Spain, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and now Egypt exhibiting her work along the way. Castiho’s personal experiences are reflected in her abstract paintings. Her recent experience in the region has influenced her color palette, leaning towards the browns and sandy shades of the Arab landscapes.
Until December 7Gallery EbdaaMidan Aswan, MohandiseenCairo(02) 345 2263
Music: El Dor El Awwal
Cairo’s fastest rising band featuring members of some favorite bands including Wust El Balad, Resala and Vybe. There instrumental offerings showcasing their individual compositions, with much improvisation thrown into the mix. You can call it jazzy, oriental flavored or simply great music.
Saturday, 25 NovemberCairo Jazz Club197, 26th July street, Agouza, Cairo(02) 345 99399:30 pm
Art: Zeinab Al-Sageny
This exhibition consists of 29 oil paintings of different sizes as much as some colored sketches. These canvases throw out compositions of extraordinary beauty, innocence and delicacy dominated by white, which Al-Sageny imbues with exceptional purity.
Sunday, November 26Zamalek Art Gallery 11 Brazil St., Zamalek (02) 735 12407:00 pm
Teach & Taste: The Grand Hyatt Hotel
Organized by the Community Service Association the Grand Hyatt Hotel is presenting a special Christmas themed Teach & Taste. Set in the hotel s spectacular Revolving restaurant, come along with all your friends and learn how to make scrumptious Christmas favorites followed lunch. Price ($35) includes transportation, instruction and lunch. Sign up to book your place.
Tuesday, Nov. 28CSABuilding 4, Road 21Maadi, Cairo(02) 358 5284/358 0754www.livinginegypt.org9:00 am -1:00 pm
Lecture: Khan El-Khalili
A lecture by art historian Ola Seif about the history and an analysis of Khan El-Khalili as a covered market from the 12th century up to the present day.
Wednesday, November 29American Research Center2 Soliman Bolivar, Garden City, CairoTel: 795 86836:00 pm
Book: The Wedding Night
Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, Yusuf Abu Rayya’s talent for weaving a tale is evident in his latest book to be translated into English, “Wedding Night . In a small, sleepy Delta town lives Houda, the deaf and mute butcher’s apprentice, whose all-seeing eyes more than make up for his inability to speak. He uncovers the most intimate and secret details of his neighbors’ lives. Taking the reader to every public and private corner of the small town, this novel is filled with wicked black humor masking a critique of contemporary Egyptian reality.
The Wedding Night By Yusuf Abu RayyaAmerican University in Cairo Press, 2006Hardback
Movie: The Devil Wears Prada
A naive young fresh graduate, played by Anne Hathaway, comes to New York aspiring to become a journalist. Instead she scores a job as the assistant to one of the city s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). One of the wittiest comedies of the year, featuring the boss from hell, it will leave you feeling a little more pleased with your own office environment come Sunday morning.