Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 28, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab 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 27 and Fri 28, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra in a gala concert performing arias and duets from the international operas.
Sat 29, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 30, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab, performs classical Arab songs.
Thurs 27, 8pm: Flute and harp recitals by Reham Fayed and Mona Wassef respectively.
Sun 30, 8pm: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina String Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui performs strings masterpieces.
Thurs 3, 8pm: Mohamed Abu-Zekry Sextet features composer and oud player Mohamed Abu-Zekry performing his latest musical pieces and lyrics. Musicians: George Nabil (piano), Karim Hossam (bass), Mostafa Kerdani (drums), Ahmed Ali (percussion), Amr Waguih (saxophone), and Nazli Reda (vocal).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 27, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab songs by the late Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.
Fri 28, 8pm: Konoz band features singer Mahmoud Darwish.
Sat 29, 8pm: Nour Project concert.
Sun 30, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late Mohamed El-Mogui.
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).
Thurs 27, 8pm: Dance performances by Reda Troupe for Folk Arts.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: 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, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828
Fri 28, 8pm: Super star Ali El-Haggar.
Russian Cultural Centre
127 Tahrir St, Dokki Metro Station, Giza, Tel 02 3760 6371
Programme of the Russian Culture Days, within the framework of the year of humanitarian cooperation between Egypt and Russia
Thurs 27, 7pm: A concert features the duet of the world champions in playing accordion Renat Valiev and Peter Mazurik. (8pm) A dance performance by the Russian Folk Orchestra Bylina.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 27, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
Fri 28, 9pm: Counter Improvisation concert features Huda Asfour and Aly Eissa, two oud players and composers, meet just to improvise through the resonant and the dissonant trips.
Sat 29, 9pm: George Nabil jazz trio is composed of Andre Segone on upright bass, Miguel Merino on drums, and George Nabil on piano.
Sun 30, 8pm: Karaoke night.
Thurs 3, 8.30pm: Bahaa El-Dahaby Quintet performs jazz fusion using a variety of elements such as rock, classic and oriental music.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Fri 28, 9pm: Takht El-Sellem band performs their new original songs and international songs covered in their own unique fusion style.
Sat 29 and Sun 30, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Monsters.
Mon 31, 8.30pm: Tag is a pop/rock band plays a range of original works from their recently released album "Clouds Collide", and also performs pop songs for various famous artists.
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 27, 7pm: A concert features singer and chanter Ali El-Helbawi.
Fri 28, 7.30pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 27, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 28, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Alfy and his band perform contemporary Egyptian songs.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 27 January, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.