Monday,18 March, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1394, (17 - 23 May 2018)
Monday,18 March, 2019
Issue 1394, (17 - 23 May 2018)

Ahram Weekly

The clown show in Al-Muaaz Street

The Clown performance at Al-Muizz Street
The Clown performance at Al-Muizz Street

Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: 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
Main Hall

Sat 19, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra concert.

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Al-Radwan troupe for Sufi chanting.

Small Hall

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: A chamber music concert features Sherif Salaheddin.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary
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, Mon, Tues and Wed, 9.30pm).

SaadZaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 9.30pm (doors open at 9pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 9.30pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm SamehUmm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
River Hall

Fri 18-15 June, from Iftar to 9pm and from 9pm-2am: With Khan Al Sakia, experience a new spirit of Ramadan. Khan El Sakia presents you live performances: El Sakia puppet theatre (Chanting, singing and comedy clips), seminars (10 minutes, open discussion) and you can watch your favourite Ramadan series on the Culturewheel screens.
You can enjoy a smoke free environment and get the chance to play many kinds of challenging and fun games like chess, Domino and Backgammon.

Wisdom Hall

Sun 20, 9pm: Al-Zahrwan troupe, led by Fatemah Ibrahim performs religious chants.

Tues 22, 9.30pm: Religious chanting by Basmet Al-Andalus band.

Wed 23, 9.30pm: Classical Arab songs performed by Yasser Anwar and his band.

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Vocalist and Sufi chanter Ali Al-Helbawi performs religious songs with Western music.

Word Hall

Mon 21, 8.30pm: A concert features religious chanter Ali Raslan.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 24, 9.30pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing honours the memory of late singer Warda performing a selection of her much-loved songs.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Main Hall

Thurs 24, 9pm: Sorour band.  

Fri 25, 9pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.

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