Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 29, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Sun 2, 8pm: Yasser El-Ashri features an Arab music concert.
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 29 and Fri 30, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra present Verdi’s Aida opera.
Thurs 29, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 1, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Thurs 6, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble.
Sun 2, 8pm: Greek singer Anastasia Zannis, accompanied by Al Nour Wal Amal Chamber Orchestra.
Mon 3, 8pm: Harp recital by Mona Wassif.
Wed 5, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Fri 30, 8pm: A concert by pianist Amr Selim.
Sun 2, 8pm: Rasha Yehia and her band.
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, 7.30pm).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 29, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi dances.
Sun 2 Oct, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble.
Tues 4, 8pm: The Arab Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concert.
Thurs 6 and Fri 7, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company presents a Disney gala.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878
a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.
Every Wednesday, 9-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 29, 9pm: The vibes of singer, poet, and music composer Mustafa Hussein’s songs offer a variety of classic, modern, folklore and underground genres.
Fri 30, 9pm: The Sinatra show by Gaby Bishara.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Fri 30, 9pm: A stand-up comedy by Alaa Abu Diab.
Sat 1 Oct, 9pm: Squadra is back with a new stand-up comedy show.
Mon 3, 9pm: Amira Reda shines again with Bohemian Project as she sings various musical theater and cinema song.
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 29, 7pm: Stand-up comedy show by Waleed Abu El-Magd.
Sun 2 Oct, 7.30pm: A concert of Oriental, blues and rock music by Mustafa Nada and the Orientals.
Mon 3, 8pm: Musion band features Mohamed Ibrahim.
Tues 4, 8pm: The Sinatras band features vocalist Monica Roshdy.
Wed 5, 7pm: “Castle of Rock” concert features GenoSide, The RattleSnakes and Cairopathix.
Thurs 6, 8pm: Drummers band.
Thurs 29, 7pm: Religious chanting by Abo Shaar Brothers, a Muslim Sunni
Mon 3, 7pm: Wusul band.
Thurs 6, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Arouh Le Meen (where to go), and El Hob Kolo (all the love).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
For the second year in a row, TCC is the home of the premier She Arts festival highlighting and empowering women’s creativity
(30 September - 4 October).
Ewart Memorial Hall
Fri 30, 7- 9pm: Opening performance by mezzo-soprano Farrah El-Dibany, accompanied by She Arts Orchestra led by Magdalena Klein featuring Magda Makowska (Egypt, Germany).
Sat 1 Oct, 7-7.30pm: Canaan Folk Dance troupe (Palestine). (8:45- 9:45pm) stand-up comedy show by Comedy Sett (Egypt).
Sun 2, 7 - 7:45pm: A concert by Hafez w Boustan (Egypt). (10:15- 11pm) Amie Sultan (Egypt).
Mon 3, 5-7pm: Music competition.
Mon 3, 8.30-9.30pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohei Eldin and her band Anamel Sharkeya (Egypt).
Tues 4, 7-8pm: Al Nour Wal Amal Chamber Orchestra (Egypt). (9-10pm) A concert by Amara Quartet (Portugal).
Fri 30, 9-10pm: Dance and music show by Isabel Vinardell (Spain). (10:15-11:30pm) A concert by Bahgaga band (Egypt).
Mon 3, 8.15 to 8.45pm: A concert by Sagy (Egypt). (10-11.15pm) A concert by Almas (UAE).
Sat 1 Oct, 7:30 to 8:30pm: A concert by Iroko Trio (Brazil). (10pm) Tablet El Sitt band (Egypt).
Sun 2, 6 -7pm: Interactive performance by Drum Circle features Sabrine Elhossamy with Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School Students (Egypt). (8-9pm) A concert by Jasmin Albash (Switzerland).
(9-10pm) A concert by singer Dalia Farid (Egypt).
Mon 3, 7-7.30pm: A concert by singer Mai Kamal (Egypt).
(7.30- 8.30pm) A concert by Toldya (France). (9.30-10.30pm) Singer Simona Severini (Italy). (10.30-11.15pm) A concert by Samar Tarik (Egypt).
El-Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October
Fri 30, Fri 7 and Fri 14, 6pm: Shuffle Music Festival by Ora is Egypt’s first multi-genre music festivals to date. You will have your favourite artists performing your top playlist picks from rap to pop to underground music on shuffle.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 29, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Children Choir.
Sun 2, 8pm: Triola band.
Mon 3, 8pm: The Arab Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concert.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 1 Oct, 8pm (open to the public): Jesour band of the Greek singer Anastasia Zannis (Greece-Egypt) celebrates the work of the great artist Yakovos Campaniles.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 29 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.