Don’t miss Wegz’s New Year’s concert at New Cairo’s Family Park – Music and dance – Al-Ahram Weekly

Arab Music Institute

22 rue Ramsis, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: Singer Metaw’a rehabilitation in a program of classical Arabic songs.

Sun 26, 8 p.m .: The Arab music heritage together in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.

Fri 31, 8 p.m .: The Arab music by Abdel-Halim Noweira ensemble performs songs by Umm Kolthoum.

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 7 p.m .: La Troupe du Nil pour Instruments Folkloriques, directed by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday at 7 pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public clown show in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and led by Nabil Bahgat.

Cairo opera house

Gezira Exhibition Center, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, ticket office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main hall

Thursday 23 and Fri 24, 8 p.m .: Christmas and New Year celebration, The Cairo Opera Company, A capella choir and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, led by maestro Mohamed saad basha, and the Cairo Opera Ballet Company present a Christmas concert, conducted by Hisham Al-Tally. A selection of international Christmas carols will be performed by opera singers Iman Mustafa, Reda Al Wakeel, Tahiya Shams Eddin, Mona Rafla, Joly Faizy, Hany Al Shafaai and much more. The concert also includes a number of international ballet dance performances.

Sun 26-Thu 30, 8 p.m .: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra carry out The Nutcracker ballet.

Small room

Fri 24, 8 p.m .: A Christmas concert is on the program Mohamed helmy in a concert of Walt Disney songs.

Sun 26, 8 p.m .: The Talent development center concert.

Mon 27, 8 p.m .: The Egyptian opera group for chamber music presents a concert for the cello group.

Thursday 30, 8 p.m .: The Cairo Opera Children’s Choir for Arabic music.

Cairo stadium

Mamdouh Salem St, Nasr City, Cairo, Tel 02 22607863

Thursday 16 – Sat 25: “ILUSIO Magic On Ice” is the one-of-a-kind, critically acclaimed and Merlin award-winning illusion show that has enchanted millions of people around the world! A magical symphony of a breathtaking figure skating adventure awaits. The magic of Ilusio is suitable for all ages. For tickets and registration go to ticketsmarche

Family park

KM 26 Cairo / Suez Road, north of Family Park, Al Rehab City, 2nd entrance, New Cairo City, 11841

Fri 31 (doors open at 2 p.m. and concert starts at 5 p.m.): Enjoy rapper Wegz New Year’s concert.

Al-Gumhouriya Theater

12 Al-Gumhouriya Street, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: The Arab Takht Ensemble for Arabic Music and Singing, directed by Yasser Moawad, in a repertoire of classical Arabic songs.

Fri 24, 8 p.m .: Concert of compositions by the late composer Mohamed El-Mogui.

Sat 25 and Sun 26, 8 p.m .: Umm Al-Nour Choir Christmas party.

Thursday 30, 8 p.m .: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou Street, next to Al-Muaaz and Al-Azhar streets, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to Sufi music
(Performances every Saturday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.).


1 rue Saad Zaghloul, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel. 2792 0878

Every Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Mawawil includes singers Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music from the Nile delta, Al Jaafra music played by the Arab tribes of Aswan and Nass makan bandaged.

Every Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m .: Zar music and songs by Mazaher together with Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.

Must Opera

Al-Motamayez district, next to Dar Al Fouad hospital, city of October 6, Giza, Tel 01094444273/4/5 – 16828

Fri 24, 8 p.m. (Dress Code Formal): A Christmas concert with a super star singer Medhat Saleh.

Art Space & Café room
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thursday 23, 9 p.m .: Taht El Sefr: Acoustic is an indie indie rock band that aims to challenge audiences with a collection of adventurous sounds and themes that inspire and connect on a personal level. It has a singer Dina bahgat, bass player Ahmed Weaam, keyboardist Marc Samer, drummer Mario samer, and electric guitarist Mohamed ayman.

fri 24, 9 p.m: Paranoid eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock group passionate about the cover of Pink Floyd tunes and the solo projects of legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

Sat 25, 9 p.m .: Seattle The group takes over the famous MTV Unplugged staged in 1994 with Nirvana playing their iconic songs. In April 2019, Seattle gave a sold-out concert for MTV Unplugged, and here’s a second chance for those who missed it the first time around.

Sun 26, 8 p.m .: Karaoke evening.

Mon 27, 8 p.m .: Prepare to fill your heart with a warm Christmas blues list specially designed for you by Mixing.

Friday 31, 8 p.m .: Take part in the monthly Open Mic Night! If you play music, write poetry or a comedian, sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on the Room stage. Or just relax and enjoy back-to-back performances over a drink or coffee.

The Spot Shopping Center, across from AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Sun 26, 8:30 p.m .: Stand-up Comedy show by Comedy Monsters.

fri 31, 8 p.m .: A rock evening by Paranoid eyes and Stigma bands. Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock group passionate about the cover of Pink Floyd tunes and the solo projects of legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters. Group members: Wessam Sultan (solo guitar / voice), Ramy nabil (Rythmic guitar), Youssef Ahmed (Drums), Youssef Hassan (Bass guitar), Abdallah Nasser (Keyboards). Stigma is an Egyptian post rock group that performs covers for your favorite artists. Group members: Ali etman (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Youssef Ahmed (Drums / Vocals), Omar Tarek (Rythmic guitar), Maram El-Sabbagh (keyboard / chorus), and Youssef Hassan (Bass guitar).

El-Sawy’s Cultural Wheel
End of July 26 St, under the May 15 bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the room will be open to only 25% of its capacity)

River room

Thursday 23, 7 p.m .: A stand-up of humor by Waleed Abou El-Magd.

Fri 24, 7:30 p.m .: Eskendella The group performs songs by Sheikh Imam, Sayed Darwish and Ziad Rahbani.

Sat 25, 7:30 p.m .: Sufi song by Al hadra troop.

Sun 26, 5 p.m .: An African Day features live music, dancing, a drum circle, a bazaar and activities for children.

Thursday 30, 7 p.m .: Shamndora 2 group presents a Nubian night.

Fri 31, 8:30 p.m .: A concert of Tablt Elset all women’s groups.

Hall of Wisdom

Thursday 23, 7 p.m .: Waslet Samaa troupe performs religious songs.

Fri 24, 7 p.m .: A musical concert by Wegdan project, Wards tribute group.

Sat 25, 7:30 p.m .: Singer Ahmed Shawqi performs classical Arabic songs.

Zamalek Theater

The Armed Forces Officers Club, Zamalek, Tel 01101153105

Thursday 30, 7 p.m .: Jordanian indie group Autostrad‘s the music is influenced by a mix of rock, reggae, latin and funk combined with their own lyrics written in Jordanian dialect.

Zed Park

Cheikh Zayed, October 6

Thursday 23, 6.30 p.m: Cairokee offers a musical evening with Christmas vibes only at the ZED Winter Festival.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theater)

Rue Fouad, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thursday 23, 8 p.m .: Alexandria Opera Company for Arabic music and song.

Sun 26, 8 p.m .: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra present a Christmas concert.

Mar 28, 8 p.m .: Soprano Neveen Allouba offers a Christmas concert.

Thursday 30, 8 p.m .: Alexandria Opera String orchestra.

Fri 31, 8 p.m .: Concert of songs by Umm Kolthoum.

* A print version of this article appears in the December 23, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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