Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 9, 8pm: Sharaa Al-Fan (the street of art) troupe.
Fri 10, 8pm: Maestro Iman Geneidy’s group.
Sun 12, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music ensemble.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7pm: 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, 7pm: “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
Sat 11, 8pm: A concert of Umm Kolthoum’s songs.
Mon 13 and Tues 14, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Thurs 9 and Fri 10, 8pm: Gala concerts feature Saint Petersburg Ballet Company.
Sat 11, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Thurs 16, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 10, 8pm: Teryola Trio features Hany Elbadry on nay, Mohamed Essam on piano and Mohamed Arafa on percussions. The trio’s concert will also feature guest singer Aya Khalifa.
Thurs 16, 8pm: The Egyptian Opera Group for chamber music.
Sheikh Zayed, 6 October
Fri 10, 1pm-8pm: Music and Arts festival will offer art mania solo performances (1-4pm), drum circle (4-5pm), art mania and duet performances (5-6pm), Adam Studio dance performances (6-7pm), and Karaoke and open mic (7-8pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 9, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Hazem El-Qasabgy, in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 10, 8pm: Cairo Café features artist Ali Sharaf.
Sat 11, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 16 and Fri 17, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage company performs Sirat Antara (Antara’s Saga) dance performance.
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 and Wed, 7pm).
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 9-10pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.
Every Wednesday, 9-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sat 11, 8pm: What the Hell am I Doing Here? contemporary dance performance is presented by Egyptian contemporary dancer and choreographer Carol Akkad. Join Akkad in her existential quest and see for yourself how the answers reveal themselves through the movements of four astonishing dancers.
Tues 14, Wed 15, Thurs 16, 8pm: After touring Europe to great public acclaim with their first performance SUASH, performed in actual squash courts, the rising Egyptian female dance duo nasa4nasa is back with No Mercy contemporary dance performance. No Mercy takes a magnified look at humanity through feelings, notions of self-care, the cliches of life, and our ever-rising sense of vanity.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Fri 10, 9pm: JJ Quartet, formed by saxophonist Amr Wagih, is an all-Egyptian band playing exciting rearrangements of bop-era and post-bop era jazz standards.
Sat 11, 9pm: A jazz night features violinist and jazzist Rana Haggag.
Thurs 16, 8.30pm: Komedy Koshk is bringing you a host of must-see sets performed by the hottest up-and-coming comedians right now.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 11, 9pm: Al Hezb El Comedy is back with a stand-up comedy show full of laughs.
Mon 13, 9pm: Takht El Sellem band that was formed in 2020 with a unique fusion music style.
Tues 14, 9pm: Acoustic live night by Let’s Go Big.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 9 and Fri 10, 7.30pm: The Elite stand-up comedy show vol.7.
Sat 11, 7.30pm: Rock night by 1984 and Genoside bands.
Sun 12, 8pm: Rock and Rai by 404 and Rai- نا bands.
Mon 13, 7.30pm: Metro El Fan band.
Wed 15, 7pm: A live concert by Grama Fann band.
Thurs 16, 7.30pm: Al-Gazouliya troupe for Sufi chanting.
Thurs 9, 8pm: For the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel the super star singer Simone.
Fri 10, 7pm: Waslet Samaa band performs religious songs.
Sat 11, 6.30pm: Voice band.
Thurs 16, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late singers Abdel-Halim Hafez and Shadia performing their much-loved songs.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 10 and Sat 11, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company.
Sun 12, 8pm: Gala concert features Saint Petersburg Ballet Company.
Thurs 16, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Thurs 16, 7-8.30pm: On the occasion of the Fête de la Musique, harpist Manal Mohei El Din will give a concert featuring Hoda Abdel-Azim (flute), Shady Abdel-Salam (violin I), Hossam Ezzat (violin II), Rewan Abdel-Razek (viola), and Alaa Abdallah (cello).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 9 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.