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 13 and Fri 14, (11am and 8pm): The Royal National Ballet of Georgia company presents Fire of Georgia dance show.
Sat 15, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 16, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
Fri 21, 8pm: Jazz music concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 13, 8pm: Cairo Café band, led by pianist and musician Ali Sharaf, and featuring singers Mira Wagih and Lydia Luciano in a programme of Oriental and Western songs.
Fri 14 and Sat 15, 8pm: Fabrica band.
Sun 16, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs composed by the late Baligh Hamdy.
Wed 19 and Thurs 20, 8pm: A show performed by the Modern Dance Theatre Company.
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).
Thurs 13, 8pm: The National Troupe for Folk Arts performs a selection of folk dances represents the rich Egyptian heritage of folk arts.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: 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, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 13, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music.
Fri 14, 9pm: JJ Quartet band is playing exciting rearrangements of bop era and post-bop era jazz standards.
Sat 15, 9pm: A concert features Rashad Fahim jazz trio.
Sun 16, 8pm: Karaoke night.
Thurs 20, 9pm: Live with a full band, playing an expansive set list of songs from the new album Magnolia Mountain as well as some old and brand-new original songs.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 15, 9pm: The Comedy Bunch performs stand-up comedy, hosted by
Ahmed El-Hareedy, with comedians: Hassan Hossam, Mohamed Habib, Gamal Ramzy, Akau Jambo, and Mohamed Gamal Eldin.
Sun 16, 9pm: Irtigalia is a live improvised and interactive comedy theatre performance with no script or preparation. All sketches are decided by the audience during the show and in some sketches, the audience is encouraged to join the performers on stage.
Mon 17, 9pm: Tunes of Egyptian Movies with Rowan Maher.
Tues 18, 9pm: Shahira Kamal, singer, song writer, the voice from the famous Cairokee will be joined on stage with the talented musicians:
Andrew Maher (Electric Guitar), Ahmed Kamar (keyboard),
Andrew Safwat (Bass Guitar), Samer Hany (Drums), and
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 13, 7.30pm: The Sinatra Show by Gaby Bishara.
Fri 14, 4 and 8pm: Stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Mon 17, 6.30pm: Voice band, led by maestro Islam Ezzat.
Tues 18, 7pm: Cairo Tunes band, led by maestro Ahmed Younis, revives the old classical songs.
Thurs 20, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi singing and dances.
Fri 14, 8pm: El Nafikha (The Blowers) brass quintet performs musical medleys and songs.
Thurs 20, 7pm: A singing recital by Rana Ateek.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 13, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Tues 18, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Children Choir.
Wed 19, 8pm: Singer Ali El-Haggar and his band.
Thurs 20, 8pm: Jazz music concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 13 January, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.