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 17 and Thurs 29, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble performs 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 15, 8pm: Isis dance performance by Forshan Alsharq for Heritage company.
Fri 16, 8pm: A musical concert, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.
Thurs 29, 8pm: Pop singer Ali Al-Haggar.
Sat 17, 8pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting.
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 15, 8pm: Stand-up comedy Open Mic Night.
Thurs 29, 8pm: Sheikh Zain Mahmoud and his troupe perform religious chants and folk songs.
Fri 30, 8pm: AfroNoubia band performs African and Nubian songs.
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
Thurs 15, 8pm: Compositions by late composer Mohamed El-Mogui.
Wed 28 and Sat 31, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concerts.
Thurs 29 and Fri 30, 8pm: A gala concert by the Cairo Opera Company.
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 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Fri 16, 8pm: Oud duo, Ghassan Alyoussef and Dina Abdel-Hamid, will perform a selection of Arab classics.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 15, 9pm: The Sinatra Show by Gaby Bishara.
Fri 16, 9pm: Egyptian band JIGGY plays funk, rock music covering icons like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and more.
Sun 18, 9pm: Karaoke Night.
Thurs 22, 8pm: Magnolia is an independent music project composes its own unique genre of music, which reflects a fusion between different genres within the frame of oriental pieces.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 16, 9pm: Latin Dance Night with Cocoon band.
Sat 17, 8pm: Oriental oud night.
Sun 18, 8.30pm: A stand-up comedy night with Comedy Bunker Playground.
Fri 23, 8pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish.
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 15, 7pm: Religious chanting by Waslet Samaa band.
Fri 16, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Ali Al-Helbawy.
Sat 17, 6pm: A new Rock Night with the trio GenoSide, Radioactive Toy and Zaeer bands.
Wed 21, 8pm: The Sinatra Show by Gaby Bishara.
Thurs 22, 7pm: A stand-up comedy night with Comedy Mix V.2.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 15 and Fri 16, 8pm: Jordanian Indie band Autostrad will perform live and rock the stage.
Fri 30, 5pm: The Rock Festival of this year features Lagham, Rocksea, Taht ElSefr, Ka3b Dayer, and Bthtakhrebi bands.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 29, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BA’s 19th International Summer Festival
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Centre opened the 19th edition of its International Summer Festival on 8 July with two successive concerts for Egyptian famous indie band Massar Egbari.
The one-month programme, continuing until 7 August at various halls of the prestigious coastal venue of Alexandria, will host a variety of music concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, as well as workshops and seminars among other activities.
Thurs 15, 8pm: Almena and Hawas bands.
Fri 16, 8pm: Pop singer Ali Al-Haggar.
Sat 17, 8pm: Autostrad band (Jordan).
Sun 18, 8pm: Sama3i band.
Al Masa New Alamein
North Coast, Alexandria
Wed 21, 9pm: Pop singer Tamer Hosny.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 8 July, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly