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
Fri 2, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Sat 3, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Fri 2, 8pm: Harp recital by Yasmine El-Harby.
Thurs 8, 8pm: Rasha Yehia and her band.
Fri 9, 8pm: Percussionist Nesma Abdel-Aziz plays on marimba, accompanied by her band.
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, 7.30pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 9, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
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
Fri 2, 7pm: Interactive live comedy show by Omar El-Gamal.
Sat 3, 8pm: Back-to-back musical performances by Ahmed Mustafa Xpress and Mohamed Bonga. Start the night with Ahmed X’s set, an experimental fusion of electronic and shaaby music inspired by the authentic sounds of the city. Following Ahmed X, Bonga will be expressing his journey through the genres of trip-hop, hip-hop, and electronic music. End the night with a bang, as both musicians perform together for a final joint session.
Al-Qawmi (The National) Theatre
Al Attaba Square, in front of Attab Post Office, Cairo, Tel, 02 25917783
Fri 2 and Sat 3, 7-8.30pm (Free entrance): Hammering beats, atmospheric piano compositions and expressive full-body suits - the Austrian contemporary dance performance ‘Hydráos’ takes us into a fantastic blue-green underwater world with its alien water creatures.
They are alive. They are breathing. There are moving. Muffled by water. Are they animals? Plants? Or, are they human beings? Three dancers in skin tight full-body suits are crawling, rolling, rising and twitching on the stage. The avant-garde performance by the Austrian Editta Braun company is a lyrical fantasy about the history of evolution and illustrates the closeness of human beings to nature. This performance cannot be described in words, it can only be experienced. The performance is presented on the occasion of the 29th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET). Choreography, Artistic Direction, Stage: Editta Braun, Dance, Research: Martyna Lorenc, Sonia Borkowicz, Rosana Ribeiro, Composition by Thierry Zaboitzeff, Light Design by Thomas Hinterberger, and
Dramaturgy by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 1, 9pm: Amr Gahin and Amira Reda in a concert that includes oriental rhythm mixed with some western rhythm like Reggae and Funk.
Fri 2, 9pm: Best of Arabic cover songs both contemporary and classic to be performed by the singer Reem Ezzeldin.
Sat 3, 9pm: Egyptian singer and composer Mosad Ozil performs his own original songs and some Arabic traditional songs with very unique and different music arrangements.
Thurs 8, 9pm: DarQube, is an Egyptian music band who’s making a tribute for the well-known band Imagine Dragons with their own music style. Band members: Miram Hossam -Vocal, Akram Ali - Piano
Ramez Magdy - Bass Guitar, Weam Hossam - Lead Guitar, Ahmed Elgharib - Acoustic Guitar, and Mohamed Moksh - Drums.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 3, 9pm: Slapsticks stand-up comedy show.
Sun 4, 9pm: The monthly Open Mic Night.
Mon 5, 9pm: Rising Egyptian pop-star Yasser Ayoub will be hitting the stage with Egyptian pop music with his stunning voice.
Tues 6, 9pm: Rap night featuring upcoming artists from mcm records.
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 1, 7pm: Sufi chanting and dancing by El Mawlawiya El Masria troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony.
Fri 2, 7.30pm: Fouad and Mounib concert.
Sun 4, 8pm: Neveen Allouba Vocal Academy’s concert.
Wed 7, 8pm: Naghamat band, led by the artist Rushdy Badawy.
Thurs 8, 7pm: A reggae concert by Meshwar X Usif.
Thurs 1, 6pm and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Fakarony (remind me) and Ya Msharny (oh you are waking me up).
Fri 2, 8pm: A concert of Neveen Allouba Vocal Academy.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 1, 8pm: Jordanian singer, songwriter and composer Aziz Maraka will perform his hits including Mafi Menik (no one is like you), Bethlawi (you are becoming more beautiful), and Meen Gallek (who told you).
Fri 2, 8pm: Amr Hassan in a different poetic-musical concert.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 8, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab music and singing.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.