Nesma Mahgoub’s concert at Alexandria Opera House Summer Festival is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 18 Jul 2023

Nesma Mahgoub
Nesma Mahgoub


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

Open-Air Theatre 

The Summer Festival

Mon 24, 8.30pm: Singer Noran Abu-Taleb and her band. 

Wed 26, 8.30pm: Musician Hisham Kharma and his band. 



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 27 and Fri 28, 8.30pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage dance company performs Alndaha performance.   



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

5 Hussien El-Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Bassiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown

Tues 25, 8pm: Stand-up comedy show by Cairo Comedy Club.

Thurs 27, 8pm: A jazzy night with the incredible Moroccan singer/songwriter Sara Moullablad featuring Zeyad Essam on guitar. She serenades you with a beautiful mix of her originals and well-known English and French jazz songs. 



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

Thurs 20, 8.30pm: Stand-up comedy night by Big Bang.  

Fri 21, 9pm: El-Mashrou3 band - Spacetoon concert. 

Sat 22, 9pm: Blala performs folk mawawel (ballads), accompanied by folk singer Shaimaa El-Nubi.  

Tues 25, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Thurs 27, 9pm: Gaby Bishara and his band share tunes from legendary jazz legends such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, and many more. 

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

Thurs 20, Wed 26, Thurs 27, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sat 22, 9pm: Stand-up comedy show by Cairo Comedy Club.

Sun 23, 9pm: Comedy Stuff features supernatural comedians with explosive jokes will make you laugh your heart out. 

Tues 25, 9pm: Samar Hussein performs Egyptian folklore with modern music taste. 



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 20, 8pm: A concert by singer Musalam

Sat 22, 8pm: Super star singer Simon

Tues 25, 8pm: Star Light Choir for the first time at El-Sawy Culturewheel.  

Wed 26, 8pm: Classical Arab music performed by El-Anamel El-Saghera (little fingers) group. 

Thurs 27, 8pm: A concert by Samar Tarek.     

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 20, 8.30pm: WKND CMDY in a comedy night. 

Fri 21, 8.30pm: A concert by singer Ali El-Helbawy

Sat 22, 8pm: Kayan band, led by Azmy.  







Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

The Summer Festival

Thurs 20, 8.30pm: Cairo Café band performs the masterpieces of late composers Baligh Hamdy, Al-Rahbaniya, and Mohamed Abdel-Wahab. 

Fri 21, 8.30pm: Super star Medhat Saleh, accompanied by Amr Selim band.  

Sat 22, 8.30pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band.   

* A version of this article appears in print in the 20 July, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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