Beit Al-Seheimi 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
Thurs 21 and Fri 22, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra perform a selection from famous operas.
Mon 25 and Tues 26, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Thurs 28, Fri 29, Sat 30, 8pm: Vampire ballet performed by Étoile Ballet Theatre (Italy).
Sun 24, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre gives a concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 23 July Revolution.
Cairo International Hockey Stadium
Mamdouh Salem St, Al Estad, Nasr City, Cairo
Fri 22, 4pm: Ra2smal Season 1 is the first time all the artists of Ra2smal share one stage, Marwan Moussa, Afroto, Eldab3, Karim Enzo, and Yonyo.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 21 and Fri 22, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage company performs Al-Giptana show.
Thurs 28, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Choir company concert.
Al-Ghouri Caravansary 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
Fri 22, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Al Hezb El Comedy with performances by Walid Khairy, Tawfik El-Menshawy, Mina Selim,
Omar El-Hassan, and Shehab El-Ashry.
Room Art Space & Café 10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Fri 22, 9pm: Rania Shaalan performs on guitar some of her lyrics of the wonderful Salah Jaheen, her songs are all her originals. Sat 23, 9pm: Karaoke Night with Egyptian rock band 404.
Thurs 28, 9pm: Egyptian singer and songwriter Noha Fekry gives a jazz concert.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 23, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Therapy.
Sun 24, 9pm: Chipmunk’s Trivia Night Vol. 8. Mon 25, 9pm: Billie Eillish Tribute Night Vol. 2.
Tues 26, 9pm: A concert features Arabic indie pop rock band Dabbet Namla and independent indie rock band Taht El Sefr (under zero).
El-Sawy Culturewheel 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)
Fri 22, 7.30pm: A concert by singer and chanter Ali El-Helbawi performs old traditional and religious songs.
Sat 23, 7pm: Rock concert features Zaeer, Kato Hafez with the guests of honor 4 El Fagr.
Mon 25, 7.30pm: Singers Reem and Mina for the first time at El-Sawy Culturewheel.
Wed 27, 7.30pm: Mustafa Hussein band performs east-meets-west songs.
Thurs 28, 7pm: Religious chanting by Abo Shaar Brothers, a Muslim Sunni Syrian band.
Thurs 28, 8pm: El Mobhgeen (the entertainers) concert, led by Mohamed Tarek.
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Mon 25, 8pm (Free admission and open to the public): There have been many versions of the whirling dervishes, but this is the original Egyptian version you don’t want to miss. Coming to Tahrir from their home in Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Al-Tanoura heritage troupe will undoubtedly keep your eyes fixed and your minds wandering as they perform their unique show.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 21, 8pm: The opening ceremony of Alexandria Song Festival.
Fri 22, 8pm: A singing concert by Marwa Nagui.
Thurs 28, 8pm: The closing ceremony of Alexandria Song Festival.
Fri 22, 5.30pm: Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny will perform live.
Jesuit Cultural Centre
298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108
Thurs 21, 7pm: The Clown, a storytelling show of the programme Hakawy Elperfomageya.
Fri 22, 7pm: A concert features Kawkab band.
Mon 25, 8pm: Within the celebration of Jesuit Cultural Centre volunteers’ graduation, Dabet Namla band gives a concert.
Thurs 28, 7pm: A solo dance performance by Mariam Ali.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 July, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.