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
Sat 10, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs songs of late singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.
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 8, 8pm: Singer Hany Shaker.
Fri 9, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra features Amin Khairat.
Wed 14 and Thurs 15, 8pm: Isis dance performance by Forshan Alsharq for Heritage company.
Sun 11, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble.
Mon 12, 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 8, 8pm: Gaby Bishara pays tribute to the one and only Frank Sinatra. Gaby and his new band The Sinatra Show fill the crowd with the swinging mood and lovely jazz tunes.
Thurs 15, 8pm: Stand-up comedy Open Mic Night.
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 9, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.
Thurs 15, 8pm: Compositions by late composer Mohamed El-Mogui.
Italian Cultural Institute
Egyptian choreographer and contemporary dancer Hazem Headar is producing an original performance inspired by Federico Fellini and his masterpiece “Roma”. Through the vitality of Fellini’s imagination embodied by the city of Rome, a group of young Egyptian dancers, led by Headar will interpret during five performances the analogies that connect Rome to Cairo. The videos of the performances, shot in different locations, both indoor and outdoor, will investigate the importance of public spaces during the current pandemics and our day-to-day relation with the pulsing energy of the city. Videos will be available on the IIC social channels and website in July.
The collaboration with Makan (the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts) continues online in July. Egyptian musicians will virtually meet Italian counterparts in order to create synergies in the field of traditional and folk music.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Thurs 8, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Al Hezb El Comedy.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 8, 9pm: Rock and roll night with Retrograde band.
Fri 9, 9pm: Beit El Comedy open mic night is a chance to try and improve your talent.
Sat 10, 9pm: Trumpet player Tarek Raouf and his ensemble.
Sun 11, 9pm: Karaoke night.
Thurs 15, 9pm: The Sinatra Show by Gaby Bishara.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 9, Fri 16 and Fri 23, 9pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish.
Sat 10, 9pm: A concert features funk rock band Jiggy and Seattle band which for the love of the Grunge sound and Alternative Rock, and bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and many others who came out from the city of Seattle, will present some of their tunes to the local rock scene.
Sun 11, 9pm: A stand-up comedy night with Beit El Comedy.
Mon 12, 9pm: Egyptian fusion band Code Masr.
Tues 13, 9pm: Singing recital by Maye Abdel-Aziz, who sends a message of peace through her amazing voice.
Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735
Fri 9, 7pm: For the first time, Cairokee’s music is re-arranged and played by the band and the Cairo Celebration Choir and Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui.
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 8, 7.30pm: A musical night with singer Maye Abdel-Aziz.
Fri 9, 7pm: A singing recital by Adham Seliman.
Sat 10, 7pm: A poetic-musical evening by Ibrahim Farag.
Sun 11, 7.30pm: Mustafa Hussein’s band combines the traditional, folkloric and western music in their songs.
Mon 12, 7pm: Classical Arab songs by Arab Takasim band.
Wed 14, 6 pm: A poetic-musical night with poets Ahmed Azab and Alaam Mohamed.
Thurs 15, 7pm: Religious chanting by Waslet Samaa band.
Fri 9, 8pm: Pianist and singer song writer Asmaa Naga in a concert features soloist Jean-Vivien.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 8, 8pm: Religious and Sufi chanting by Almaraashli ensemble from Syria.
Fri 9, 8pm: Enjoy a soothing night with Nouran Abu-Taleb’s beautiful voice.
Sat 10, 8pm: Malaaz, first alternative rock band in Egypt.
Thurs 15 and Fri 16, 8pm: Jordanian Indie band Autostrad will perform live and rock the stage.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 8, 8pm: The celebration of Sayed Darwish Theatre’s centennial.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Sun 11, 7pm: International mezzo-soprano Farrah Al-Dibany will perform a very personal repertoire, punctuated by testimonies on the lyrical and poetic meaning of the chosen pieces. The soprano will be accompanied by pianist Mina Hanna.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 8 July, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly