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
The Cairo Opera House announced the opening of the electronic reservation on (https://ticketsmall.com/customer/events/list/) on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
Thurs 15, 7pm: Celebrating the 6th of October Victory, the Amir Taz Palace centre choir performs patriotic and classical Arab songs.
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 18, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of Umm Kolthoum songs.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 15 and Fri 16, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and Orchestra in a gala concert.
Sat 17, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
Tues 20, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.
Fri 16, 8pm: Singer Nehal Nabil and her band.
Thurs 22, 8pm: Guitar recital by Elhamy Khourshid.
Fri 16, 8pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.
Sun 18, 8pm: A singing recital by Neven Ragab.
Thurs 22, 8pm: A concert features oud duet Dina Abdel-Hamid and Ghassan Alyoussef.
Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre
The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s YouTube channel.
Cairo Jazz Club
197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939
Fri 16, 9pm: Bubblegum Kollectiv is comprised of mixing talents Anis, Bakir, Aguizi and Fahim. The group performs hip hop and pop tunes.
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).
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Wed 21 and Thurs 22, 8pm: Isis of the Orient show presented by Forsan Al Sharq Lil Torath (Knights of the Orient) Company.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159 New Cairo
Fri 16, 8.30pm: King of the 1990’s Hossam Hosny.
Sun 18, 8pm: Comedy Monsters, stand-up comedy open mic.
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4
Mon 19, 8.30pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project presents an extraordinary mixture of Up-swinging, Waltzy and sometimes quite tranquil and ballad-ish music that was first influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their Gypsy Jazz tunes.
Tues 20, 8.30pm: Eftekasat, Egypt’s top independent World music/fusion bands.
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 15, 7pm: Space Toon concert features a number of the best young singers in the music scene.
Sat 17, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Ahmed Fawzi.
Tues 20, 7pm: Voice band, led by Islam Ezzat.
Wed 21, 7pm: Singer Ismail Sadek performs classical Arab songs.
Thurs 22, 7.30pm: Zig Zag band, led by Ghanim performs Sufi music fusion.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 16, 8pm: Mahmoud Darwish and his Konoz band.
Thurs 22, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 15 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly