The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 23, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs.
Thurs 27, 8pm: Awtar Quartet concert.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 9pm: 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, 9pm: “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
Sun 23, 8pm: Jazzist Yehia Khalil and his band.
Thurs 27, 8pm: Super star Angham.
Fri 7, 9pm: Piano recital by Moushira Eissa.
Sat 15, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Tues 25, 8pm: Clacket dance troupe.
Fri 28, 8pm: Singer Ali Alalfy and his band.
Sun 23, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Yasser Alserafy.
Mon 24, 8pm: A musical concert by the embassy of Austria.
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
Ramadan Nights 2021
Thurs 6, 9pm: Reunited by their friendship and their common passion for the art of simsimya (traditional stringed instrument from Port-Said), discover Sohbet Alsimsimya group of unique young talents.
Fri 7, 9pm: A Ramadan evening of dance and song with the Al-Tahteeb troupe performing the famous stick dance, and Upper Egypt Association for Education and Development choir to perform Egypt’s vast musical heritage.
Sat 8, 9pm: Sheikh Zein Mahmoud and his troupe performs religious chants and folk songs from Alsira Alhilalia, accompanied by paintings presented by artist Mohamed Wahba.
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 from 21 April to 8 May, 9pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 7, 9pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe in a Ramadan concert performs religious songs.
Tues 18, 8pm: Cairota and Rocksea music band.
Thurs 20, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Italian Cultural Institute
Egyptian choreographer and contemporary dancer Hazem Headar is producing an original performance inspired by Federico Fellini and his masterpiece “Roma”. Through the vitality of Fellini’s imagination embodied by the city of Rome, a group of young Egyptian dancers, led by Headar will interpret during five performances the analogies that connect Rome to Cairo. The videos of the performances, shot in different locations, both indoor and outdoor, will investigate the importance of public spaces during the current pandemics and our day-to-day relation with the pulsing energy of the city. Videos will be available on the IIC social channels and website in May.
The collaboration with Makan (the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts) continues online. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts in order to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 6, 9pm: Insjam (harmony) band plays very unique music merging the Egyptian culture and the Eastern music feel with the Western international genres such as Jazz, Blues, Latin.
Fri 7, 9pm: Ramadan acoustic nights features Saad Eloud.
Sat 8, 9pm: El Dor El Awal band presents an avant-garde mixture of jazz and oriental tunes.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 7, 9pm: Enjoy a special oud and oriental singing night.
Sat 8, 9pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish.
Sun 9, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Elite.
Mon 10, 9pm: Tafaqum band.
Tues 11, 9pm: Pianist Ahmed Nazmi delicately blends the traditions of jazz and African music with Egyptian music into a distinctive, original approach to bass playing.
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 6, 9pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs Amal Hayati (hope of my life) and Alqalb yaashaq kol gameel (The heart loves all the beautiful).
Fri 7, 9pm: Songs from Aswan performed by singers Hamo Ismail and Hassan Alsahgeir.
Tues 11, 9pm: Singer Mohamed Alalaili in a programme of classical Arab songs.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Fri 7, 9.30pm: Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali will perform a tribute to Umm Kolthoum as a loyal granddaughter singing her grandmother in her own rendition of the renowned music that captured her music style, spirituality and her Tunisian essence.
Sat 8, 9.30pm: Endlessly talented Dina El-Wedidi, an icon in Egyptian contemporary music, will astonish us with her beautifully powerful voice.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 20, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing concert.
Fri 21, 8pm: Solo piano recital by Amir Awad.
Wed 26, 8pm: Sudanese folklore singing by Asia.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 6 May, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly