The cultural activities have started gradually to reopen in the country. The reopening has included theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sat 5, 8pm: A musical salon-The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Sun 6, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
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, 7.30pm: “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 Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Thurs 3, 9pm: Amro and The Big Bang Boogie covering the best from swing, Latin, disco and reggae.
Sat 5, 9pm: Kafr El Dauwar Records will be showcasing three of their homegrown Shaabi/Hiphop talents: Ibrahim X, Yunis and Shah.
Thurs 10, 9pm: Andromida band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 3, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble performs classical Arab songs.
Fri 4, 8pm: Religious chanting by Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria.
Sat 5, 8pm: Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra gives a concert, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha.
Sun 6, 8pm: Awtar band, led by Amr Abdel-Moneim.
Thurs 10, 8pm: El-Enshad El-Dini troupe performs religious 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, Mon, and Wed, 7pm).
Room Art Space & Café
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4
Sun 6, 9pm: The Comedy Bunch in the stand-up comedy show “No More Time”.
Mon 7, 9pm: A Pink Floyd tribute night with Gravy Train. Gravy Train is a project that gathers five musicians who enjoy music from the ’60s and ’70s. Band members: Dimos (Lead Guitar and backing vocals),
Waleed Shaaban (Drums and backing vocal), Basem Abu Arab (Bass Guitar), Ahmed Radwan (Keyboard, sound effects and backing vocal), and Hamed El Sayeh (Rhythm Guitars and Vocals).
Tues 8, 9pm: Taht El Sefr independent indie rock band aims to challenge the audience with a collection of adventurous sounds and themes that inspire and connect on a personal level. The band features vocalist Dina Bahgat, bass guitarist Ahmed Weaam and Marc Samer on keyboard.
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 3, 9pm: Rami Attallah Jazz Trio.
Fri 4, 9pm: Mohamed Atef band.
Thurs 10, 9pm: “Mood of Oud”, a musical project which tends to illustrate some situations, human feelings and mind states through the music. Michael Onsy will present his own original compositions accompanied by Fady Ezzat (Percussions), Emad Sidhom (Bass Guitar) and Feras Nouh (Piano).
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 3, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Maye Abdel-Aziz.
Sun 6, 7.30pm: Mrayra band performs Bedouin singing from the nomadic heritage in a modernized style.
Mon 7, 7.30pm: A singing recital by Ahmed Shawqi.
Tues 8, 7.30pm: Sweet Sound band performs songs of the 1960’s and 1980’s.
Wed 9, 7.30pm: El-Hayah Orchestra performs classical Arab songs and modern songs as well.
Thurs 10, 7.30pm: Three progressive rock bands: Qarar Ezala, Radioactive Toy and Medic in one live concert.
Thurs 3, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 3, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing performs classical Arab songs.
Fri 4, 8pm: Franco Cairo band, led by Yasser Anwar.
Thurs 10, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra feature a Christmas concert.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 December, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly