“She Arts” Performing Arts Festival (28 October-1 October) is an international art and cultural festival featuring women in diverse artistic creations that tell and share female stories and perspectives with the community. It incorporates various facets of art by female artists from all around the world or artists who portray women in music, performances, visual arts, poetry, and other popular cultural activities.
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Fri 29, 7.30-8pm: A concert by Talia Lahoud from Lebanon. (8-10pm) Tablet El Sitt band (Egypt).
Sat 30, 7.15pm: Rap concert by Phaty, Hala, Dareen (Egypt).
Ewart Memorial Hall Thurs 28, 7-9pm: The opening performance by She Arts Orchestra features mezzo soprano Gala El-Hadidy (Egypt / Germany).
Fri 29, (5.30pm): Harp recital by Mona Wassef (Egypt) and (6.30pm) Nigerian-Italian singer and songwriter Anna Bassy will present a diverse singing show of a mixture of distinctive African music, folk, pop, and soul. Bassy is one of the most important artists in the Italian music scene. During her short artistic career, she performed more than 70 different concerts.
Sun 1 Oct, 11am-12.30pm: Morning concert for schools DSBA choir and Fabrica junior for musical theatre present The Jukebox musical.
Sat 30, 6.30pm: Filipa Biscaia concert (Portugal).
Thurs 28, 9.15-10.15pm: A concert by Las Migas (Spain).
Sat 30, 11am-12.30pm: Asia Madani concert (Sudan).
Sun 1 Oct, 7.30pm: Fulana concert (Saudi Arabia). (8pm) Dina El-Wedidi and her band (Egypt).
AUC Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Falaki Mainstage Theatre
Fri 29, 8pm: What the Hell I am Doing Here, contemporary dance theatre show, directed by Carol Ackad.
Sun 1 Oct, 8pm: Folklore contemporary dance Isolated Islands (Sudan) by From Here It Started group, choreography and direction by Nagham Salah.
Jesuit Cultural Centre
298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108
Fri 29, 8pm (Free entrance): Folklore contemporary dance Isolated Islands (Sudan) by From Here It Started group, choreography and direction by Nagham Salah.
Sat 30, 8pm: Fulana concert (Saudi Arabia). Concert by Nigerian-Italian singer and songwriter Anna Bassy.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 29, 8.30pm: Classical Arab music concert features singer Radwa Said.
Sun 1 Oct, 8.30pm: Religious chanting by El-Enshad El-Dini troupe.
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
Fri 29, 8.30pm: Super star Medhat Saleh and his band.
Thurs 28, Fri 29, Sun 1 Oct and Mon 2 Oct, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present The Magic Flute opera.
Sat 30, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Tues 3 and Wed 4, 8.30pm: Pianist Omar Khairat, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Thurs 28- Fri 29, 8.30pm: Activities of Awladna Foundation’s 7th forum of Arts for Children with Special Abilities.
Mon 2 Oct, 8.30pm: Singing recital by Saber Abdel-Sattar.
Tues 3, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 5, 8.30pm: Oriental jazz by ‘king of jazz’ Yehia Khalil and his band.
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)
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 28 and Fri 29, 8.30pm: The Modern Egyptian Theatre Dance Company.
Sat 30, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a concert of classical Arab music and songs.
Sun 1 Oct, 8.30pm: Mohamed El-Sawah and El Nafikha band.
Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel
Tel 02 2735 6861
Hanager Outdoor Stage
Thurs 28, 7pm: Awladna Foundation’s 7th forum of Arts for Children with Special Abilities features music performances by Mentally Challenged Friends Association of Bany Ghazy troupe (Libya), The Ranranga Dance Academy (Sri Lanka), Asumi Komada (Japan), and Belarus Folk Art group.
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.
Room Art Space & Café 10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 28, 8pm: Original Egyptian songs by singer Haitham Adel.
Fri 29, 8pm: For the first time in Egypt, one night three musical comedy performances by Zalabya musical (Zonkosh and Ahmed Maged), Ahmed Elhareedy, Rabsoo band (Ahmed Elsharkawy and Hossan Edris). Tues 3, 8pm: Karaoke night.
The Spot Mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Thurs 28 and Thurs 5 Oct, 9pm: Karaoke night.
Mon 2, 8pm: Continental Records rap night V5 is a very special event having some of the most amazing talented upcoming rappers Torky, AT, Creamy, Yasser Creed, and Hafez.
Tues 3, 9pm: Elmashrou3 band - Spacetoon concert.
Wed 4, 8pm: Karaoke night.
El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thurs 28, 8pm: Skeleton Clique and Strawberry Swings.
Fri 29, 8pm: Super star Ali El-Haggar and his band.
Sat 30, 8pm: Sufi chanting and dance by El Mawlawiya El Masria troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony.
Sun 1 Oct, 8pm: A concert features a group of rising guitarist.
Wed 4, 6pm: Magarrat (galaxies) concert features Hawas, Fulana, Majaz, Albaitil, Ashwai, Machine Eat Man; Moe Hany, and Nomarch.
Thurs 5, 8.30pm: A concert by Abo Shaar Brothers, a Muslim Sunni Syrian chanting band.
Thurs 28, 8pm: Ahmad Ali El-Haggar and his band.
Fri 29, 8pm: Singing recital by Ramy Ashour.
Sat 30, 8pm: Azmy and El Kayan band.
Thurs 5, 8.30pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 28, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 29, 8.30pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra.
Sun1 Oct, 8.30pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting.
Wed 4, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 5, 8.30pm: Sayed Darwish centennial celebration by Eskenderlla band.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Conference Centre Main Hall
Sat 30, 8.30pm: A musical recital by BA Youth Orchestra soloists: Yasmine Tamer, Manar Adham, Rawan Hisham, Reem El-Sokkary, Mark Lotfy, Lina Samy, among others on violin, with Basmala El-Mansoury and Amir Awad on viola, all accompanied by pianist Amir Awad.
* A version of this article appears in print in the 28 September, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly