Don’t miss Bahiya performance at Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 9 May 2023

Bahiya performance
Bahiya performance



American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre

Sun 14, 7-8pm: Enjoy two concerts in one. The AUC String Trio performance features music for two violas and a cello. The Chamber Singers will perform ancient and modern music for voices in many different styles. The String Trio is directed by Khaled Saleh while John Baboukis leads the Chamber Singers 

(Free, open to the public and livestreaming).
Mon 15, 7-8pm: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in performance are featured in this end-of-semester recital.
(Free, open to the public and livestreaming).



Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 11, 8.30pm: A concert honors the memory of the late Ratiba El-Hefny, former director of the Cairo Opera House. 

Sun 14, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble performs classical Arab songs. 



Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8pm: “Alaragouz 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

Main Hall

Thurs 11, 8.30pm: Pianist Omar Khairat gives two concerts, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra

Fri 12, 8.30pm: Piano recital by Moushira Eissa

Sat 13, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra

Sun 14, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs. 

Thurs 18, Fri 19, Sun 21, Mon 22, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Danses qu'on croises and Carmina Burana ballets.  

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 11, 8.30pm: Al-Tanboura troupe from Port-Said performs the folk songs and dances of the Suez Canal cities. 

Fri 12, 8.30pm: Cairo Opera Music Ensembles - cello group concert.

Small Hall

Thurs 11 and Fri 12, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Company concert. 

Thurs 18, 8.30pm: Violin and harp recitals by Hossam Shehata and Manal Mohie Eldeen respectively. 



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 

Thurs11 and Fri 12, 8.30pm: Forsan Al-Sharq troupe for Heritage performs Bahiya show.  

Sun 14, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Thurs 18, 8.30pm: Cairo Café band features Ali Sharaf.



Al-Ghouri Caravansary 
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)



1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8pm: 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, 8pm: 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 12, 8pm: “Esseily on Stage” stand-up comedy show is back. 

Sun 14, 8pm: Komedy Koshk will light up your night with sets by Egypt’s hottest up and coming comedians. 

Wed 17, 8pm: El Dor El Awal band presents an avant-garde mixture of jazz and Oriental tunes. The band is known for its rich and prodigious melodies that capture your sensations.  




Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 11, 9pm: Inside the Blue Balloon features Ayman Asfour, Andrew Nasser on violin, oud and composition by Aly Eissa

Fri 12, 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.

Sat 13, 9pm: Cover songs by Reem Ezz Eldeen and her band. 

Tues 16, 7pm: Karaoke night is back at Room every Tuesday. 

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Thurs 11, Wed 17, and Thurs 18, 8pm: Karaoke night.  

Mon 15, 9pm: Maddox Theory and Zaeer will be hosting a hard rock night featuring select tracks from their albums "Made of Steel" and "El Taree2". 



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Thurs 11, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Touni, performs Sufi chants and dances. 

Fri 12, 8pm: Molham for the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel. 

Sun 14, 8pm: For the first time at El Sawy Culturewheel, Mustafa El-Shafaay band will give a concert. 

Thurs 18, 8pm: A concert by Harmony Araby Choir. 

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 11, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by the Comedy Stuff

Fri 12, 8pm: A singing recital by Wegdan.  

Thurs 18, 8pm: Religious chanting by Mahmoud El-Tohamy


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall 

Thurs 11, 8pm (Admission is free): The Cairo Choral Society and Cairo Festival Orchestra will present a music concert for chorus, orchestra, and soloists by Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. The repertoire will include Haydn’s majestic Te Deum and three of his witty, good-natured part songs, Mozart’s graceful, energetic Regina Coeli, and Schubert’s Mirjam’s Siegesgesang, a stirring portrayal of an Old Testament story, as well as a concerto grosso (for the orchestra alone) of Handel. There will be two performances.
AUC Tahrir Square Bookstore and Gardens

Fri 12, 5pm: As part of the Tahrir Book Fair, Kousha Puppet group will give two performances with a workshop in between performance to learn how to manipulate puppets.

Main Garden

Sun 14, 7pm: International Jazz Day concert, in cooperation with UNESCO, features Egypt’s jazz all-stars. A fabulous line-up of classic and avant garde members of the Jazz Society of Egypt.
Tickets via





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 11, 8.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra.  

Thurs 18, 8.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab music and singing. 

A version of this article appears in print in the 11 May, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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