Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 26, 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 23 and Fri 24, 8pm: Moscow Ballet with Marinisky and Bolshoi soloists perform The Sleeping Beauty ballet.
Sat 25, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Sharara, and A Cappella Choir, conducted by Maya Gvineria present concert II of “Arabic Perspectives Festival”. The concert features violinist Hassan Sharara and pianist Mira Nader performing works by the likes of Ashraf Fouad, Attiya Sharara, Mohamed Adel, Aziz El-Shawan.
Sun 26, 8pm: Piano recital by Moushira Eissa.
Fri 24, 8pm: Singing recital by soprano Tahiya Shams Eddin.
Mon 27, 8pm: Piano recital by Ghada Shaker.
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Thurs 23, Fri 24, Sat 25, 7-10pm: What the Hell am I Doing Here? contemporary dance performance is choreographed and directed by Carol Ackad. This internationally acclaimed show is a surrealistic voyage into a woman’s mind caught between fantasy and reality.
Tues 28 and Wed 1 March, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by Comedy Bunkers.
5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Tel 02 2575 9877/ 219/ 01288711134
Wed 1 March, 7pm: In an interactive show, guitarist and oud player Ali Omar El-Farouq will take the audience on a journey through his artistic practices. El-Farouq, accompanied by percussionist Hany Bedair, performs some of his compositions from his first album “For When?”. El-Farouq’s music in this album draws from diverse musical influences such as oriental, Nubian, jazz, and Latin.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 23, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 24, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya Troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony, performs Sufi chants and dances.
Sat 25, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
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.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
Thurs 23, 9pm: “Big Bang” a comedy night by a great lineup of fresh comedians such as Mohamed Hassanien, Ahmed Magdy, Seif El- Gammal, and Ahmed Salem.
Fri 24, 9pm: Pianello performs quite cello and piano music.
Wed 1, 9pm: Rowan Maher performs classical Arab songs.
Thurs 2 March, 9pm: Foxxy is a Blues Rock band based in Cairo, Covering Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray and more.
Rawabet Art Space
3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown
Fri 24, 8pm: Composer and oud player Mohamed Abo-Zekry presents his latest musical and lyrical compositions from jazz and oriental backgrounds.
Sat 25, 8pm: A stand-up comedy night by Comedy Stuff.
Tues 28, 8pm: A live electronic music performance by Jack Avakian on bass, keys, samplers and loopers and Ramsi Lehner on synths, sequencers and drum machines. The music will all be improvised on stage, creating completely new and original music just for you.
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)
Fri 24, 8pm: Shaabi singer Abdel-Baset Hammouda.
Sat 25, 7pm: A concert by Autostrad, a Jordanian indie band from Amman.
Mon 27, 7pm: Egyptian Acapella troupe, conducted by maestro Mazen Deraz.
Tues 28, 7pm: Rock music concert by Dabet Namla, 1984 and Galab bands.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 23, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company gives a Valentine’s Day concert.
Fri 24, 8pm: A jazz concert features Yehia Khalil and his band.
Mon 27, 8pm: Alexandria’s Talents Development Centre concert.
Thurs 2 March, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 25, 7pm: Cello and piano recital by Mohamed Ahmed and Amir Awad respectively.
Sun 26, 7pm: A concert by Jordanian band Autostrad.
Thurs 23, 7pm: Flute and Bow band.
* A version of this article appears in print in the 23 February, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly