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 16, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Mon 18, 8pm: Super star Angham and her band.
Sat 16, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 21 and Fri 22, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage company performs Al-Giptana show.
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 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 9-10pm: 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, 9-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thurs 7, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Slapsticks, Egypt’s newest comedy club with a very strong line up of Egypt’s finest comedians: Ahmed Hassan, Hamza Bahaa, Marwan Moslemany, Ghada Salah,
Mohamed Habib, and Saleh Seyam.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 7, 9pm: Join the monthly Open Mic Night! If you play music, write poetry, or a stand-up comedian sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on Room stage. If you want to register as a performer, don’t forget to come early (7:30pm) and fill the application form.
Fri 8, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion forcovering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
Thurs 14, 9pm: 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 that started out a while before 1937.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sun 10, 9pm: Join the monthly Open Mic Night! If you play music, write poetry, or a stand-up comedian sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on Room stage. If you want to register as a performer, don’t forget to come early (7:30pm) and fill the application form.
Mon 11, 9pm: A solo acoustic night showcasing a variety of Ahmad El-Haggar’s popular covers and originals.
Tues 12, 9pm: Skeletøn Clique is a tribute band for TwentyOne Pilots. It makes sure that the audience can live the Pilot’s experience in terms of music, performance and visuals.
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 7, 7.30pm: Babiun band performs different types of music.
Tues 12, 7.30pm: Singer Wael El-Fashny in a repertoire of old and folk traditional songs.
Wed 13, 7pm: Arab classical music concert by Creative band, led by Hassan Youssef and Yousry Abdel-Qader.
Thurs 14, 7pm: Singer Aziz Maraka.
Thurs 7, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Sun 10, 7.30pm: Wegdan Project, late singer Warda’s tribute band.
Mon 11, 8pm: A singing recital by Somayia Darwish.
Thurs 14, 8pm: The Egyptian 90’s star Simone features Eid El-Adha concert.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 14, 8pm: The Gift, a musical presented by The Academy of Arts.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Small Hall
Thurs 7, 8pm: Oud recital by Hazem Shaheen.
Jesuit Cultural Centre
298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108
Thurs 14, 7pm: Polyphonic guitar concert features Rowis Aziz.
Tues 12, 5.30pm: Extra Solaire will be a ‘White Party’ by the beach featuring the mega star Amr Diab, delivering exclusive and breathtaking vibes.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 7 July, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.