Don’t miss Pianist Omar Khairat’s concerts at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Jan 2024

Omar Khairat
Omar Khairat


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Fri 26, 8pm: A concert of Umm Kolthoum’s songs. 

Thurs 1 Feb, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of 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 25 and Fri 26, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra. 

Sat 27, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi and featuring violinist Rana Abdel-Wahab performs works by Messiaen, Dvorak, and Korsakov. 

Thurs 1 Feb, Fri 2, Sun 4, and Mon 5, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha, present Cleopatra ballet.  

Small Hall

Fri 26, 8pm: Flute recital by Mena Ghobrial.   




Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939 

Thurs 25, 9pm: Leaving audiences spellbound time and time again, Albaitil Ashwai are an act you do not want to miss! Breaking barriers with their album “Nuun” in 2018 and having released a couple of tracks since then, they continue to cause waves in the music scene through their authenticity, passion and unique sound. 

Fri 26, 9pm: A concert features Hey-D, Alsharif and OUZO.  

Sat 27, 9pm: Islam Chipsy and DJ Saddam

Mon 29, 9pm: PacmenArrab, Loulii and Cox take over the CJC decks for some banging tunes that’ll have you moving till the night ends.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 26 and Sat 27, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Sun 28, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  

Thurs 1 Feb, 8pm: Al-Nour wa Al-Amal Orchestra. 



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.



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

Thurs 25, 8pm: Join “Rock of Ages” concert of classic rock.
Join an unforgettable evening filled with iconic tunes, electrifying guitar solos, and timeless hits that will transport you back to the golden era of rock 'n' roll. 

Fri 26, 8pm: Egyptian progressive rock band Paranoid Eyes has a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters. Band Members: Wissam Sultan- Lead guitar/ Vocals,
Ramy Nabil -Rhythm guitar, Illia Yurchenko -Drums, Yehia Radwan -Bass guitar, and Abdallah Nasser- Keyboards and background sound effects.  

Sat 27, 8pm: With an enchanting voice, Salma has captivated audiences far and wide, infusing the spirit of the 1920s top hits up until 2023 for every performance.

Sun 28, 8pm: Cairo Comedy Club is taking over Room Art Space in New Cairo for a night of gut-busting laughter. Get ready for hilarious stand-up acts, unforgettable live performances, and guaranteed grins from ear to ear.

Thurs 1 Feb, 8pm: A concert by Menna Sameh is an Egyptian upcoming singer/songwriter and is best known as an old soul specializing in jazz, soul and alternative music.

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

Thurs 25 and Thurs 1 Feb, 8pm: Karaoke night. 

Fri 26, 8pm: Stand-up comedy show with comedians: Tawfik Elmenshawy, Mohamed Maher, Engy Hashem, Nour Mansy,
Ibrahim El-Asseri, and Ahmed Tawfeeq.
Mon 29, 8pm: Join a night of electrifying music with ROKN, one of the rising rock bands in Egypt. ROKN will perform their original tracks and new songs as well, showcasing their diverse influences and styles.

Tues 30, 8pm: Code Masr is an independent band that plays with its own rhythm and distinctive sound. The band presents new and distinctive music influenced by Egyptian and Arab culture, reaching the hearts of the audience with its original songs.

Wed 31, 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 

River Hall

Thurs 25, 7pm: Brooklyn Babies concert.

Fri 26, 7pm: Black Theama performs contemporary Egyptian songs. 

Thurs 1 Feb, 7pm: Sufi chanting by El-Hadra troupe.  

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 25, 8pm: SHARNOBYL stand-up comedy.  

Fri 26, 7pm: A concert by singer Ali El-Helbawi.  

Thurs 1 Feb, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Alf Leila wa Leila (one thousand and one nights) and Enta Omry (you are my life). 



Theatro Arkan

Arkan Plaza, El-Sheikh Zayed, Giza Governorate

Fri 26, 1.30pm: Circus Show for kids and family features
a curated variety of performers from well-known circus acts including clown, magician, bicycle balance, kitchen, and other entertaining and interactive performances.

Sat 27, 8pm: Strawberry Swing band. 

Thurs 1 Feb, 8pm: Al-Mawlaweya Al-Masreya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony, performs Sufi dances and chants. 







Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 25, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing. 

Fri 26, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra concert. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Small Hall   

Fri 26, 7pm: Arab music concert by Mahmoud Darwish

Main Hall   

Sat 27, 7pm: Recital and chamber music concert by BA Orchestra and BA Youth Orchestra, artistically supervised by Shady Abdel-Salam

Fri 2 Feb, 7pm: A concert by the all-female Egyptian band Tablet Elsitt

* A version of this article appears in print in the 25 January, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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