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
Fri 11, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.
Sun 13, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs Abdel-Wahab songs.
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 10 and Fri 11, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company performs Zorba ballet and Al-Leila Al-Kebira operetta.
Mon 14 and Tues 15, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra features pianist Omar Khayrat.
Thurs 10 and Fri 11, 8pm: Celebrating St. Petersburg Cultural Days in Egypt, St. Petersburg State Chamber Music Theatre performs Rigoletto opera.
Sat 12, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Thurs 17, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Fri 11, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company.
20 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 3760 1746
The Cervantes Institute in Cairo organises artistic shows, mixing music and poetry, under the title “Weeks in the Garden” in its garden every Wednesday throughout the month of June, in the presence of a number of ambassadors. With the application of the necessary health measures and rules of social distancing, “Weeks in the Garden” will see the participation of a number of bands, as well as reading poetry excerpts from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia and Portugal translated into Arabic.
Wed 16, 6.30-9pm: Andrómeda features Mona Burkhardt.
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).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 10, 8pm: Forsan El Sharq for Heritage Company presents Folklore and Ages dance performance.
Thurs 17, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
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 June.
The collaboration with Makan (the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts) continues online in June. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts in order to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.
The International Drums Festival for Peace Dialogue
Sat 12 to Fri 18, 8pm: The festival, founded by artist Intesar Abdel-Fattah, is held in cooperation with the Dialogue Foundation for the Arts of People’s Cultures. The concerts are featured at Salaheddin Citadel, Al-Ghouri Dome, the Creativity Centre in the Opera House ground, Al-Hanager Centre outer space, and for the first time in the ancient Al-Sayyeda Zeinab district, Beit Al-Sinari affiliating to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Freedom Park in Zamalek and the Garden of Mahmoud Moukhtar Museum of Art.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 10, 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 11, 9pm: Violin Night with Amr Darwish.
Sat 12, 9pm: In the love of the King Mohamed Mounir, kArkAdAn will perform a collection of his great songs that inspired all of our generation.
Sun 13, 8pm: Karaoke night.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 11, 9pm: A musical night with Nagham Masry performing east-meets-west compositions.
Sat 12, 8pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night.
Sun 13, 9pm: The Comedy Bunch.
Thurs 17, 9pm: Gaby Bishara performs live paying tribute to the one and only, Frank Sinatra.
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 10, 7pm: A stand-up comedy shoe by The Elite.
Fri 11, 8pm: Accordionist Hany Shenouda and his band.
Sat 12, 8pm: Singing recital by Wael Alfashny.
Sun 13, 6pm: For all classical rock lovers, don’t miss a special night with 404 band and Jiggy band.
Mon 14, 7.30pm: Sketchy band performs musical sketches.
Tues 15, 8.30pm: Religious and Sufi chanting by El Ahbab Ensemble.
Wed 16, 7pm: Classical Arab music concert features Fourati River band, conducted by maestro Mustafa Saad.
Thurs 17, 4 and 8pm, Fri 18, 4 and 8pm: Sharmoofers band.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 11, 8pm: Singer Ali Alfy and his band.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Main Hall
Thurs 17, 8pm: Saad Al’oud in a solo oud recital.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 June, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly