Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 7, 8pm: Singer Radwa Said performs classical Arab songs.
Mon 10, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre 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 6, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble.
Sat 8, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 9, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble celebrates the 34th anniversary of the Cairo Opera House.
Wed 12, Thurs 13, Fri 14, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Romeo and Juliet ballet.
Fri 7, 8pm: Sweet Sound band.
Sun 9, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Children Choir for Arab music.
Sun 9, 8pm: Piano recital by Karim Gohar.
Mon 10, 8pm: India by the Nile Festival presents the puppet theatre show.
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 6 and Fri 7, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company presents a Disney gala.
Sat 8, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe (religious chanting) celebrates the birthday of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H)
Sun 9, 8pm: Triola band.
Mon 10, 8pm: Salam Choir celebrates the 6 October War Victory.
Tues 11, 8pm: India by the Nile Festival presents the puppet theatre show.
Thurs 13, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.
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
Fri 7, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion forcovering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
Sat 8, 9pm: The monthly Open Mic Night.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sun 9, 9pm: A stand-up comedy by Hamza Bahaa.
Mon 10, 9pm: Takht El Sellem is an Egyptian band that was formed in 2020 with a unique fusion music style. From the original tracks to the mashup covers, Takht El Sellem sends a clear message that music has no boundaries.
Tues 11, 9pm: Rap night with Fakhaa and special guest appearances.
Must Opera House
Al-Motamayez District, next to Dar Al Fouad Hospital, 6th of October City, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828
Sat 8, 8pm: Superstar singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab.
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 6, 8pm: Drummers band.
Fri 7, 7.30: Al-Gazoulya troupe for Sufi chanting celebrates the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H).
Sun 9, 7.30pm: Nazra (look) troupe for Sufi chanting celebrates the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H).
Mon 10, 7pm: Voice band.
Tues 11, 8pm: Bleak and The Bends for the first time in a rock night.
Wed 12, 8pm: Al Fan Al-Sadek (authentic art) band features singer Ismail Sadek in a programme of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 13, 8pm: Tablet El Set 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).
Thurs 13, 8pm: Singing recital by Ali El-Helbawy.
El-Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October
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
Fri 7, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing, conducted by maestro Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Ghaffar, together with the Alexandria Opera Children Choir, honors the memory of singer and composer Mohamed Fawzy performing a selection of his best songs.
Thurs 13, 8pm: Drums night features Ahmed Rabie.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 8, 8pm (open to the public): BA Orchestra, BA Youth Orchestra, BA Choir, and BA Children Choir perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Buran. The concert features Amira Selim (Soprano), Amr Medhat (Tenor), Maxiem Shamy (Baritone), and is conducted by maestro
Thurs 13, 8pm: Halet Oud band features oud player Michele Onsi.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 6 October, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.