Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 24, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble performs 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
Sat 26, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Mon 28 -Thurs 31, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Puccini’s opera La bohème.
Fri 25, 8pm: Pianist Fathi Salama and his Sharqiat band.
Thurs 24, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre celebrates Mother’s Day.
Sat 26, 8pm: Verdi’s opera Don Carlo is aired live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sun 27, 8pm: The Conservatoire Institute concert.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 25, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sun 27, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late composer Mohamed El-Mogui.
Mon 28, 8pm: A concert by Father Samuel Andrawas group.
Wed 30, 8pm: Umm Al-Nour Orchestra features Hanaa Tanyous.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious 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).
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.
Maqas Maq’d of Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitby
Darb Al-Saqia St, behind Qaitbay Mosque, City of the Dead, Tel 01226569944
Sat 26, 3pm: A live concert features singer Dalia Farid, accompanied by Michael Onsi on oud and Fady Ezzat on tabla.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Tues 29, 10pm: “Love and Revenge” is an audio, music and video concert paying tribute to songs and film from the golden age of Arab cinema and music from 1940 to the 90s. The group made up of Mehdi Haddab, Julien Perraudeau, Wael Koudaih (Rayess Bek) and La Mirza takes its name from the illustrious Egyptian film Gharam wa Intiqam (Love and Revenge). By working on images from old Arab films and by modernizing with pop and electro sounds the classics they gave birth to, such as the greatest titles of Asmahan and Abdel-Wahab, Love and Revenge offers a reflection on the Arab identity at the crossroads of sounds and images of the cultural scene of the 1940s and 1950s.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Squadra are back for another stand-up comedy featuring Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, Fekry Tarek, Gamal Ramzy, Islam Amin, Paula Samuel among others.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 24, 8.30pm: Seattle band covering the grunge sound of the city, where all these legendary groups come from: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains and others.
Sat 26, 8.30pm: Rock music by 404 band.
Thurs 31, 8.30pm: The Sinatras in a charming night of your favorite Frank Sinatra songs and jazz tunes featuring the amazing Yara Tarek.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Fri 25, 6.30pm: Egypt’s most sought-after singing school, Vocal Xtreem, is holding a concert of many to come, to give you a taste of what it can do and start off with a few of its talented Xtreemers.
Sat 26, 9pm: Stand-up comedy open-mic night by the Comedy Bunch.
Tues 29, 8.30pm: Sweet Sound band, led by Mounir Nasr Eldeen, plays diverse selections of melodies, including soft-silken oldies, jazz, gypsy, tango, and classical 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 24, 7.30pm: The Egyptian Project band.
Sat 26, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi chants and dances.
Thurs 31, 8pm: Reggae concert by Meshwar band.
Thurs 24, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Pro Mix.
Wed 30, 7pm: Lebanese singer Carina for the first time in El-Sawy Culturewheel.
Thurs 31, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105
Thurs 24, 7pm: El Waili.
Tues 29, 7pm: Special night with Abyusif.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 24, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Fri 25, 8pm Oriental jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Sun 27, 8pm: A concert of Abdel-Halim Hafez songs.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 26, 7pm: Nubiat band performs Nubian songs.
Mon 28, 7pm: Fabrica Project presents a musical adaptation of “Lion King”, conducted by soprano Neveen Allouba.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/3918952
Wed 30, 8pm: “Love and Revenge” is an audio, music and video concert paying tribute to songs and film from the golden age of Arab cinema and music from 1940 to the 90s.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 24 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.