Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Thurs 10, 7pm: A classical Arab music concert features singers Said Osman and Dahlia Adel.
American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Room 2175, Tel 02 2615 2694
Malak Gabr Arts Theatre
Mon 14, 1-2pm: Travel through time, from the Baroque to the present day, by listening to various pieces composed for violin and piano performed by violinist Tsvetelina Kristeva and pianist Elena Grechenko. (Free admission and open to the public).
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 11, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Groups for chamber music.
Sun 13, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Wed 16 and Thurs 17, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company in a programme of Valentine’s Day 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
Sat 12, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Tues 15 and Wed 16, 8pm: The Cairo Opera House celebrates Valentine’s Day.
Thurs 17 and Fri 18, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company, The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present gala concerts.
Fri 11, 8pm: Flute and harp recitals by Safaa Abdel-Rahman and Amira Hamed respectively.
Sun 13, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Tues 15, 8pm: Contrabass and piano recital by Mohamed Seif Alyazal. Wed 16, 8pm: Chamber music by Mohamed Hamdy.
Thurs 17, 8pm: A Spanish folk night, where Mona Burkhardt takes to the stage.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 10, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Sun 13, Mon 14 and Tues 15, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage Company presents Antar wa Abla performance.
Thurs 17, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late Mohamed El-Mogui.
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 10, 8pm: The National Troupe for Folk Arts performs dance shows.
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.
Fri 11, 5pm: Amr Diab’s first concert in 2022 is one-of-a-kind experience.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thurs 10, 8pm: As a coronation of the cooperation between El Mastaba Center for Egyptian Folk Music and Action for Hope Foundation, the Port Saidian group El Tanboura celebrates the graduation of a new batch of its young school (children from 11-17 years old) playing, singing and dancing. Then El Tanboura group with all its members will give a performance.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 10, 8.30pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
Fri 11, 8.30pm: Jazz music by Rashad Fahim trio.
Sat 12, 8.30pm: Nesma Herky will be singing some of her originals and covers that her fans love and enjoy.
Sun 13, 8pm: Karaoke Night.
Thurs 17, 8.30pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music that was first influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their Gypsy Jazz tunes.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Thurs 10, 8pm: Karaoke Night.
Sat 12, 8.30pm: Trivia night.
Sun 13, 8.30pm: Komedy Koshk performs a stand-up comedy show.
Mon 14, 8.30pm: A rock night by Taht El Sefr and RockSea bands.
Thurs 17, 8.30pm: A charming night of your favorite Frank Sinatra songs and jazz tunes by The Sinatras featuring the amazing Hana Abaza.
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: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show presents a concert for the king Mohamed Mounir.
Fri 11, 4pm and 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Mon 14, 7pm: Egyptian poet Amr Hassan will recite new poems in a different musical concert.
Tues 15, 7.30pm: Valentine’s Day concert features Fabrica band, led by soprano Neven Allouba.
Wed 16, 7pm: Rock music performed by Kawkab and Najm bands.
Thurs 17, 7pm: Hawas band performs progressive music.
Thurs 10, 7.30pm: Arab music concert features Pappillon band, conducted by maestro Ahmed Gouda.
Fri 11, 7.30pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by Haraket Nagham band, conducted by Alaa Sadeq.
Sun 13, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show celebrates Valentine’s Day performing love songs by late singers Abdel-Halim Hafez and Shadia.
Mon 14, 7.30pm: Valentine’s Day concert features singer Essaf.
Thurs 17, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Wael Al-Fashny.
Thurs 17, 8pm: “Lol Vol.1”, a stand-up comedy show by Momos.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 10, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 11, 8pm: Tabla player Said Al-Artist and his band for oriental percussion.
Sun 13, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra’s concert.
Wed 16, 8pm: Alexandria Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 17, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab music.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Main Hall
Fri 11, 7pm: VYRUS band.
Mon 14, 7pm: Valentine’s Day concert features singer Nouran Abutaleb, accompanied by the BA Orchestra and BA Youth Orchestra, conducted by Shady Abdel-Salam.
Wed 16, 7pm: Dance performance by Elwahag troupe for ballet and free dance, directed by Sherif El-Guindy.
Conference Centre Small Hall
Sat 12, 7pm: Artist Rowies Aziz.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 February, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.