The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 4, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
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
Thurs 1, 8pm: Pop singer Angham.
Fri 2, 8pm: Fouad and Mounib band, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Sat 3, 8pm: Celebrating singer Abdel-Halim Hafez’s birth anniversary.
Mon 5 and Tues 6, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat gives a concert, accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Thurs 8, 8pm: Singer Hany Shaker.
Fri 2, 2pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sat 3, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui, performs Rageh Dawoud’s compositions.
Sun 4, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 1, 8pm: A concert features Jordanian multidisciplinary artist and musician Zaid Khaled and electro chaabi/EDM music producer El Waili.
Fri 2, 8pm: Dabbet Namla & Najm, Dabbet Namla is an Arabic Indie Pop Rock band. Their songs revolve around the common cultural and trending topics in the local and global community. Najm is a band from Cairo, their music tells stories, from the vast history of our country to the intricacies of the human soul and everything in between through experimenting with psychedelic, folklore and rock music.
Thurs 8, 8pm: Gaby Bishara pays tribute to the one and only Frank Sinatra. Gaby and his new band fill the crowd with the swinging mood and lovely jazz tunes.
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, 7pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 2, 8pm: A concert of compositions by the late composer Baligh Hamdy.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 1 July, 8.30pm: Aly Eissa Barrel Dance - Summer Version,
It is an original instrumental music project by Aly Eissa, a composer and Oud player. His compositions are based on diverse musical influences creating a spiritual meditative atmosphere through the musical journey.
Fri 2, 9pm: Adham & Reem in a concert of Arabic songs.
Sat 3, 9pm: The Sinatras Ft. Rana Haggag performing alongside your favorite Frank Sinatra tunes, a variety of Jazz, Soul and Latin tunes from artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and more.
Thurs 8, 9pm: Rock and roll night with Retrograde band.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 2, 9pm: The one and only 90s Egyptian king Hossam Hosny.
Sat 3, 9pm: El Dor El Awal presents an avant-garde mixture of Jazz and Oriental tunes.
Sun 4, 8pm: The Comedy Brunch presents Alaa El-Sheikh’s First Comedy Special.
Mon 5, 9pm: Rock night Vol.6 features Paranoid Eyes and NightShift.
Tues 6, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music.
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, Fri 2, Sat 3, 7pm: Stand-up comedy show by Ali Qandil.
Sat 3, 6pm: English Capsules from movies scenes by Abdallah Amer.
Sun 4, 7.30pm: Franco Cairo band performs old Egyptian songs.
Tues 6, 7pm: Alatlal band for Arab music.
Wed 7, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Nour Alnabi (Prophet Mohamed’s light) troupe.
Thurs 8, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Maye Abdel-Aziz.
Thurs 1, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre Show revives the concerts of late diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs fakarouny (they reminded me) and hwa saheh el hawa ghalab (is it true love is overwhelming).
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Sun 4, Mon 5, Wed 7 and Thurs 8, 8pm: The celebration of Sayed Darwish Theatre’s centennial.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 July, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly