Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 8, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble.
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
Wed 11, Thurs 12, Fri 13, 8pm: Rigoletto opera will be performed by the Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Fri 6, 8pm: Boughdady Big band, conducted by Magdy Boughdady and featuring guest of honor flautist Ines Abdel-Daim, performs jazz music.
Sat 7, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 8, 6pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 12, 8pm: Oriental jazz concert by Yehia Khalil and his band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 5, 8pm: Musician Hisham Kharma.
Fri 6, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.
Thurs 12, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs classical Arab 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, 7.30pm).
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.
Fri 6, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy open mic.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Thurs 12, 8pm: ‘Esseily on Stage’ presents another scene of an improvised stand-up comedy performance by Ahmed El-Esseily.
Scenes stand alone, not in order, not in sequence, not “in” anything.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 5, 9pm: Amy Frega is back with this very spontaneous
and cozy concert. Expect to hear a mixing pot of music from soul and funk to international cultural sounds.
Fri 6, 9pm: A concert by Mosad Ozil, an Egyptian singer, composer and music producer. He has his own original songs and some Arabic traditional songs with very unique and different music arrangements.
Thurs 12, 9pm: A singing recital by Reem Soliman.
The Spot mall, Infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Sat 7, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show by Hamza Bahaa.
Mon 9, 9pm: Kayan band, led by violinist Azmy, features Shady Elagar (tabla), Hadeer Elgamal (Drums), Ghadeer Elgamal (Keyboardist), Nassef (Oud), Emad (bass guitar).
Tues 10, 9pm: An independent indie rock band hailing from Cairo, Egypt, Taht El Sefr band aims to challenge the audience with a collection of adventurous sounds and themes that inspire and connect on a personal level.
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 5, Fri 6 and Sat 7, 6pm: Karaoke Night party.
Sun 8, 8pm: A concert features Zaer and Medic.
Tues 10, 7.30pm: A concert by Lost Cowboys playing classic country-western music.
Wed 11, 7pm: Cairo Mix band.
Thurs 12, 7.30pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Stuff.
Thurs 5, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Fri 6, 7.30pm: Religious chanting by Abo Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria.
Sat 7, 7.30pm: Piano recital by Ihab Ezz-Eldeen.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 5, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage Company performs Hatshepsut show, choreographed and directed by Karima Bedeir.
Fri 6, 8pm: Gawharet El Sharq (the orient gem) troupe for Arab music and singing, conducted by Ayman Mohieddin.
Sun 8, 8pm: Musician Hisham Kharma.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Thurs 12, 7pm: Nour Elaskandria band for Arab music.
* A version of this article appears in print in the 5 January, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly