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Centennial Celebration Week

Join us for a full day of fun, festivities and fantastic experiences. From virtual reality to digital graffiti, the program promises an adventure into the future. Enjoy the 100 Years of Fashion Evolution live runway show by AUC alumni and students, and engage with talented street performers. Stop by the Sci-Tech Hub to watch an exciting science experiment, see the galaxy in the next 100 years and much more. Mark the 100th anniversary of K.A.C. Creswell’s first documentation of Cairo’s Islamic monuments at a very special exhibition. Indulge in international food flavors and embark on a scavenger hunt through the campus. Children are promised mind-stimulating activities at the Kids Corner. Don’t forget to check out the Centennial Merchandise store.

Venue: Bartlett Plaza
Date: February 15, 2020
Time:12 – 5 pm

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Delight in music by the highly lauded Lions of Cairo and the Cairo Guitar Collective. The live concert showcases the classical music talents of AUC faculty musicians. Enjoy a unique collaboration between AUC music majors and the Cairo Festival Orchestra – the University’s professional orchestra in residence – in an uplifting Concerto-Aria concert. Listen to the live musical performances of Nesma Mahgoub ’13 and the AUC music program’s semi a cappella choir A caPop.

Venue: Malak Gabr Arts Theater
Date: February 16, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 pm

With Bartlett Plaza as their stage, AUC student dancers engage and dazzle in a dynamic, internationally-inspired performance, highlighting the University’s global identity during Centennial Celebration Week.

Venue: Bartlett Plaza
Date: February 16, 2020
Time: 1 -2 pm

Watch the AUC Portal come to life with a 3D mapping experience, visualizing the future of architecture under a moonlit sky. Hear from compelling speakers at the Future of Design: What’s Next? conference, and visit the exhibition showcasing rising young talent. Mingle with AUC’s centennial celebrities, and gaze into the night sky as it transforms in a spectacular fireworks finale.

Venue: AUC Park and Square
Date: February 17, 2020
Time:6 – 9 pm

Discover what’s next in the world of design at AUC’s dynamic conference and exhibition Future of Design: What’s Next?. The spirited design talks will highlight new movements in the region’s design and creative industries, bringing together design practitioners and scholars to exchange experiences, discuss the role of design as an effective practice, frame existing challenges and contribute to the innovative vision of a sustainable future society. The exhibition, which continues till March 5, will showcase the most relevant design projects and talents across the regional and global creative sectors with great attention to projects by young talents.

Venue: Sharjah Art Gallery and Malak Gabr Arts Theater
Date: February 17, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 pm

Explore the extraordinary life and work of Sir Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell at an exhibition commemorating 100 years since he began officially documenting Cairo’s Islamic monuments. Creswell Cairo Collection: A 100-Year Legacy highlights his contributions in documenting and founding the study of Islamic art and architecture of Cairo’s medieval monuments. The collection features never-before-seen photos of historic Cairo, rare aerial photographs of Cairo taken by the Royal Air Force from Creswell’s photo collection and much more. Experience the collection with a new virtual reality 3D effect.

Venue: Foyer of AUC Library
Date: February 17 – March 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join award-winning playwright Heather Raffo for an artist talk at AUC’s Malak Gabr Arts Theater, followed by the opening of her hit, Off-Broadway play, Noura, at The Gerhart Theater. The play, in which Raffo gives an exceptional performance, brings the experience of Iraqi refugees to the stage through the compelling story of Noura and her Chaldean Catholic family who fled their home in Mosul, Iraq eight years ago to the United States. As the family celebrates Christmas and their new life in New York City, a visit from a young Iraqi refugee from their hometown stirs up memories they had tried to leave behind and forces them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they’ve become. Inspired by the stories and lives of Arab-American women and loosely based on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Noura investigates definitions of home and tells the story of how we try to balance our past with the present.

Venue: Gerhart Theater
Date: February 18, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 pm

The highly anticipated Visions: The Cairo Egyptian Short Film Festival is back for its third edition in March 2020. In celebration of Egypt’s largest and most significant short film festival, the event receives an early welcome during Centennial Celebration Week. A special screening of the award-winning films of the 2019 second edition will take place on February 19 at Malak Gabr Arts Theater. The film festival is sponsored by AUC’s film program and showcases the works of both established and up-and-coming talents.

Venue: Malak Gabr Arts Theater
Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 pm

The AUC folklore student group presents a brilliant performance of high-energy Egyptian folk dance routines, honoring AUC’s new century as the region’s cultural hub.

Venue: Bartlett Plaza
Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 1 – 2 pm

For International Guests

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to AUC’s Centennial Celebration Week: Experience the Future at AUC New Cairo on February 15 – 19, 2020. To facilitate your trip to Cairo, we are glad to assist you with your accommodation booking.

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