Arabic Music Institute
22 rue Ramsis, tel. 02 2574 3373
Thursday 9, 8 p.m.: Sharaa Al-Fan (the street art troupe).
Fri 10, 8 p.m.: Maestro Iman Geneidythe group.
Sun 12, 8 p.m.: Songs by Abdel-Wahab performed by the National Arabic music together.
Beit Al Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7 p.m.: La Troupe du Nil for folk instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaaiperforms Upper Egyptian dances and songs on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday at 7 p.m.: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and led by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144
Sat 11, 8 p.m.: A concert of songs by Umm Kolthoum.
Mon 13 and Tue 14, 8 p.m.: Pianist Omar Khairataccompanied by Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Thu 9 and Fri 10, 8 p.m.: Gala concerts St. Petersburg Ballet Company.
Sat 11, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday 16, 8 p.m.: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.
Fri 10, 8 p.m.: Trio Teryola Features Hany Elbadry on no, Mohammad Essam on the piano and Mohammad Arafa to percussion. The trio’s concert will also feature guest vocalist Aya Khalifa.
Thursday 16, 8 p.m.: The Egyptian opera group for chamber music.
Sheikh Zayed, October 6
Fri 10, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.: The Music and Arts Festival will offer art mania solo performances (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), drum circle (4 p.m.-5 p.m.), art mania and duo performances (5 p.m.-6 p.m.), Adam’s Studio dance shows (6 p.m.-7 p.m.) and karaoke and open mic (7 p.m.-8 p.m.).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St., Abdin, tel. 02 2390 7707
Thursday 9, 8 p.m.: The National Arabic music Together, led by maestro Hazem El-Qasabgyin a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.
Fri 10, 8 p.m.: Cairo coffee artist features Ali Sharaf.
Sat 11, 8 p.m.: The Talent Development Center concert.
Thu 16 and Fri 17, 8 p.m.: Forsan Al-Sharq for heritage the company performs Sirat Antara (Saga of Antara) dance performance.
Mohamed Abdou Street, near Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, tel. 02 2514 7475
Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform for a living sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.).
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 9-10 p.m.: Mawawil presents singers Hend and Sarah in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile delta, Al Jaafra music played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and Nass Makan bandaged.
Every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.: zar music and songs by Mazaher together with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Rawabet Art Space
3, rue Hussien El Meaamar ext. from Mahmoud Basiouny Street, Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thu 9, Fri 10, Sat 11, 8 p.m.: What the hell am I doing here? the contemporary dance performance is presented by a contemporary Egyptian dancer and choreographer Carol Akkad. Join Akkad on his existential quest and see for yourself how the answers reveal themselves through the movements of four amazing dancers.
Tuesday 14th, Wed 15th, Thu 16th, 8pm: After touring Europe to great acclaim with audiences with their debut performance SUASH, played on real squash courts, the up-and-coming Egyptian female dance duo nasa4nasa is back with Without mercy contemporary dance performance. Without mercy casts a magnified look at humanity through feelings, notions of self-care, clichés of life, and our ever-increasing sense of vanity.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel. 01000 068 159
Fri 10, 9 p.m.: JJ Quartetformed by the saxophonist Amr Wagihis an all-Egyptian band playing thrilling rearrangements of bop and post-bop era jazz standards.
Sat 11 p.m., 9 p.m.: A jazz evening with violinist and jazzist Rana Haggag.
Thursday 16, 8:30 p.m.: Komedy Kochk offers you a host of unmissable sets performed by the most popular comedians of the moment.
The Spot Mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 11, 9 p.m.: Al Hezb El Comedy is back with a comedy show full of laughs.
Mon 13, 9 p.m.: Takht El Sellem band formed in 2020 with a unique style of fusion music.
Tue 14, 9 p.m.: Acoustic Night Live by let’s go big.
El-Sawy Culture Wheel
End of July 26th Street, under May 15th Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the room will be open at only 25% audience capacity)
Thu 9 and Fri 10, 7:30 p.m.: The elite comedy show vol.7.
Sat 11 p.m., 7:30 p.m.: Rock by evening 1984 and Genoside bands.
Sun 12, 8 p.m.: Rock and Rai by 404 and Rai- نا bands.
Mon 13, 7:30 p.m.: Metro El Fan bandaged.
Wed 15, 7 p.m.: A live concert by Grama Fann bandaged.
Thursday 16, 7:30 p.m.: Al Gazuliya Sufi singing troupe.
hall of wisdom
Thursday 9 p.m., 8 p.m.: For the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel the superstar singer simone.
Fri 10, 7 p.m.: Waslet Samaa group performs religious songs.
Sat 11, 6:30 p.m.: Voice bandaged.
Thursday 4, 7 p.m.: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theater The show brings to life the concerts of the late singers Abdel-Halim Hafez and Shadia performing their much-loved songs.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad Street, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 10 and Sat 11, 8 p.m.: The Cairo Opera Company.
Sun 12, 8 p.m.: Gala concert St. Petersburg Ballet Company.
Thursday 4, 8 p.m.: Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic Music and Singing.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Thursday 16, 7-8.30 p.m.: On the occasion of the Fête de la Musique, harpist Manal Mohei El Din will give a concert with Hoda Abdel Azim (flute), Shady Abdel Salam (violin I), Hossam Ezzat (violin II), Rewan Abdel Razek (alto), and Alaa Abdullah (cello).
*A version of this article appeared in the June 9, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.