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.
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 5, 8pm: Singer Mohamed Mohsen and his band.
Wed 11, 8pm: Massar Egbari band.
Thurs 12, 8pm: A concert features Belquis, accompanied by Alfan Orchestra.
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 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Fri 6, 8pm: El Nafikha brass quintet’s repertoire includes musical medleys and songs arranged for the ensemble.
Al-Manara International Conference Centre
Thurs 12, 6pm (doors open at 4pm): Egypt’s mega-successful band Cairokee will give an unforgettable concert at Al Manara Arena.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 5, 8.30pm: A jazz night with Wadie Naim and The Tonic Quartet.
Thurs 12, 9pm: J.J Quartet band plays exciting rearrangements of bop-era and post bop-era jazz standards. Formed earlier this year, the band was formed by saxophonist Amr Wagih joining arms with well- established jazz educator Rashad Fahim, as well as double bass player Karim Adnan, and Ahmed Riad (Mickey) swinging away on the drums. These musicians have joined forces under the common goal of rejuvenating the jazz scene in Egypt and to further pay homage to the greats who came before and established the genre.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Mon 9, 9pm: NightShift, a blues and funk band.
Tues 10, 9pm: A special acoustic musical night with Nour Khan and Tafaqum.
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)
Sun 8, 10am-3pm: The Culturewheel School vacations festival for 6 to 11 years kids. Fun, entertainment, education and artistic inspirations are guaranteed. Covid-19 measures are applied.
Thurs 5, 4pm and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show features Ali Qandil.
Fri 6, 7.30pm: Black Theama band is back.
Sat 7, 7pm: Spacetoon live concert will feature a group of the best young singers on the music scene with some of the best musicians.
Sun 8, 7pm: Cairo Tunes band revives the old classical songs and also new ones with its talented voices such as singer Younis Ahmed.
Mon 9, 7pm: Kurdan band, conducted by maestro Ahmed Almansy, plays all types of music, especially the oriental.
Tues 10, 7.30pm: Charisma band performs light Egyptian songs.
Wed 11, 8pm: A classical Arab music concert features singer Ramy Abou El-Fotouh.
Thurs 12, 7.30pm: Stand-up comedy show by The Elite. It’s not allowed for kids under 6 years to attend any concerts unless concerts for kids.
Thurs 5, 6pm and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Fri 6, 8pm: Pink Floyd tribute night by Andromida band.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 5, 7pm: The Egyptian Project Acoustic.
Fri 6, 7pm: A singing recital by Marwan Moussa.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 5, 8pm: The Abdel Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum’s songs.
Fri 6, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Strings Orchestra, and Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage company.
Sun 8, 8pm: Singer Ali El-Helbawi and his band.
Thurs 12, 8pm: Singer Khaled Selim and his band.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BA’s 19th International Summer Festival
Thurs 5, 8pm: BA Youth Orchestra and Fabrica band.
Al Masa New Alamein
North Coast, Alexandria
Al Masa Music Arena
Fri 6, 8pm: Super star singers Ruby and Esseily.
North Coast, Alexandria
Thurs 12, 9.30pm: Savvy independent rapper Rich the Kid will be preforming live for the first time in Egypt. With a platinum studio album, three singles, seven mixtapes, and eleven+ collaborative mixtapes, he’s ready to rock the stage in New Alamein. In 2016, he officially formed his own label called Rich Forever Music. He signed his first artist Famous Dex and producer TheLabCook.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 5 August, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly