Egypt & Alexandria have got it all going on with their line-up of music and dance events this week
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St. Tel 2574 3373
Sun 16, 8pm: Piano recital (Lebanon).
Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muiz St, Tel 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.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 2737 0602/2736
Sat 15, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 16, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Mon 17& Tue 18, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khayrat and his band.
Wed 19, 8pm: Rageh Dawoud compositions composed for the cinema.
Thur 20, 8pm: Umm Kulthoum concert.
Sat 15, 8pm: Wether-Massenet aired live from the Metropolitan opera.
Mon 17, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.
Wed 19, 8pm: Violin and piano recital.
Thur 20, 8pm: Oriental and world jazz by Yehia Khalil.
*Al-Hanager Arts Centre
The 4th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children
Sat 15 (the entire day): AFCA 10 years (Egypt). (10am & 5pm) Paradies Kinder(Germany/Egypt) in Hanager Theatre. (10am & 12pm) Uccellini (France) at Hanager gallery.
Mon 17, 10am & 6pm: Mad Cap (The Netherlands) in Hanager Theatre.
Tue 18, 10am & 6pm: Mad Cap (The Netherlands). (5pm) Amal Bokra (Egypt).
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza- Reservation nedded, Tel 3345 9939
Sun 16, 10.30pm: Shokran Jazzilan.
Mon 17, 10.30pm: Aguizy, Fahmi and Gawdat.
Tue 18, 10.30pm: Taylor Rankin (visiting) OFFBEAT.
Wed 19, 10.30pm: Throw Back features DJ Rami and AK.
Thur 20, 10.30pm: Karim Hossam Group/Wust Al Balad.
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Moaiz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 2514 7475 every Sat, Mon & Wed, (8pm, free admission)
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 2390 7707
Wed 19, 8pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe.
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo. Tel 2792 0878
Every Tuesday, 9-11pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan andNass Makan band.
Every Wednesday, 9-11pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.
Thur 13, 8pm: Telepoetic band; telepoetic's music is a mixture of experimentation resulting from the clash of the approaches of a trio of musicians. It is melodic deformed audio material combined with improvisations that walk over a strong tight acoustic construction.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Sat 15, 8pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra, conducted by Hassan Sharara.
Sun 16, 11am: Alexandria Opera Children Choir.
Wed 19, 8pm: Alexandria Ballet Unit annual concert.
Thur 20, 8pm: Sayed Darwish Choir.
Al-Shatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Sat 15, 7pm:Daerr-Bica-Stickband (Germany).
*The Conferences Main Hall
Thur 20, 8pm: Lebanese singer Magda Al-Roumi.