The American University in Cairo
Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077
Thurs 12, 8-9.30pm: Celebrating 250 Years of Beethoven (1770), a chamber music concert features Wessam Amin (oboe), Laura Virtanen-Amin (violin), Rasha Yehia (viola) and Mohamed Salah (violoncello) (Free admission and open to public).
AUC New Cairo
Sat 14, 8pm: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander opera transmitted live in HD from The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 15, 8pm: Classical Arab songs performed by the Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 7.30pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Tues 17, Wed 18, Thurs 19, 8pm: Zorba Ballet & Al-Leila Al-Kebira operetta performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Companyand the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Sat 14, 8pm:Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander opera transmitted live in HD from The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sun 15, 8pm: The Egyptian Youth Musicians Society concert.
Kasr Al-Sham’ St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station, Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511
Fri 13, 8pm: Adham Soliman X Mohamed Said.
Thurs 19, 8pm: Stand-up comedy Open-mic.
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Tues17 -Thurs 19 & Sat 21-Mon 23, 8pm: Egypt Premiereof the contemporary dance performance Sideways Rain.With Sideways Rain, choreographer Guilherme Botelho takes us on a journey of anonymous characters walking, running, falling, getting up, stopping and starting again as if on the tracks of a Darwinian cycle which seems destined to repeat itself infinitely and inevitably. An ode to life, to its brute force, its infinite energy and the enigmatic laws that rule the world. The choreography makes us spectators of the birth of the universe, of its forward march, its decline and its possible rebirth.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Sun 15, 8pm: Umm Alnour Orchestra.
Thurs 19, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensembleperforms classical Arab songs.
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon, and Wed, 7.30pm).
Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday, 9pm: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9pm (doors open at 8.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.
El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown, Tel 011 50995354
Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thurs 12, 8pm: Nuba Nour band performs traditional Nubian music, dances, and songs.
Every Saturday, 8pm: (fixed event) Asyad Al-Zar (The Zar Masters) band. The Zar Masters band is comprised of some of the few remaining Egyptian and Sudanese Zar performers playing Tanbura, Toza
(small 2 sides percussion) Mangour, (a wide belt of goat hooves worn around the hips), Marakesh (hand-held rattles) and the tambourine.
Room Art Space
The new branch of Room Art Space hosts live music shows on a daily basis. Room’s new branch is located in The Spot mall in front of AUC gate on 4,370 square metres with indoor and outdoor areas where live music events and concerts are featured on a daily bases, hosting up to 400 guests per event, and its open from 9am till after midnight.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thurs 12, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre Show presents the marionette of late singer Warda performing her much-loved songs.
Fri 13, 6pm: Nagham Aswany band performs folk Nubian songs.
Sat 14, 7.30pm: The Syrian Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe performs religious songs.
Tues 17, 7pm: Sout Masr band, led by Zeinab Ibrahim.
Wed 18, 7.30pm: band.
Thurs 12, 8pm: Mazeek band features Menna Hussein.
Sun 15, 7.30pm: Classical Arab songs by Al-Khan band.
Tues 17, 7pm: Kerdan concert, conducted by Ali Almansy.
Thurs 19, 8pm: Reggae night by Meshwar band.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Sun 15, 8pm:AlexandriaTalents Development Centreconcert.
Tues 17, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Children Choir.
Wed 18, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.
Thurs 19, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum concert.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thurs 12, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the BA Orchestra.
Fri 13, 7pm: Andromida band.
Thurs 12, 7pm: Nour Project concert.
Fri 13, 6.55pm: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander opera transmitted live in HD from The Metropolitan Opera in New York.