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)
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 23, 8pm: Singing recital by Dalia Abdel-Wahab and Mohamed Alshamy.
Sun 25, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert.
Wed 28, 8pm: Basma Alandalus group.
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174
Sat 24, 7pm: Oud recital by Mohamed Yehia, accompanied by his band.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Sun 25, Mon 26, Tues 27, Wed 28, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra perform Osiris and Lorkiana ballets.
Thurs 22, 8pm: Guitar recital by Elhamy Khourshid.
Fri 23, 8pm: A concert of Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Thurs 29, 8pm: Oshaq Alnagham ensemble, led by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar in a programme of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 22, 8pm: A concert features oud duet Dina Abdel-Hamid and Ghassan Alyoussef.
Fri 23, 8pm: Boghdady Big jazz band performs new songs and features for the first
time dancers from Cuba.
Thurs 29, 8pm: Harp recital by Yasmine Alharby.
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.
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Thurs 29, 7pm: Oud recital by Saad Eloud.
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).
111 Al-Azhar St, Al-Ghouriya, Tel 02 2506 0227
Thurs 22-Thurs 29: Samaa International Festival for Spiritual Music and Singing.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 22, 8pm: Isis of the Orient show presented by Forsan Al Sharq Lil Torath (Knights of the Orient) Company.
Fri 23, 8pm: A concert of late composer Mohamed Almogy’s songs.
Thurs 29, 8pm: A concert celebrating Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) birthday anniversary.
Room Art Space & Café
The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4
Sun 25, 8.30pm: Comedy Bunker, stand-up comedy show.
Mon 26, 8.30pm: Open-mic Night at Room New Cairo. If you play music, write poetry, or a stand-up comedian sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on Room stage. Or just relax and enjoy back to back performances over a drink or coffee. If you want to register as a performer, don’t forget to come early (7:30pm) and fill the application form at Room.
Tues 27, 8pm: Live online concert features SLADEK and Dina El Wedidi.
Tues 27, 8.30pm: A musical night of Frank Sinatra with The Sinatras.
The band performs Frank Sinatra's songs to praise his memory, other similar artists pieces and jazz tunes from the same period between 1940-1960.
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 22, 7.30pm: Zig Zag band, led by Ghanim performs Sufi music fusion.
Fri 23, 7.30pm: VYRUS band performs hard rock hit songs from the 1980's and 1990’s.
Sat 24, 7pm: Omnia Hassan performs oriental songs mixed with jazz.
Sun 25, 7pm: El Khan band.
Tues 27, 7.30pm: Singing recital by Samah Ismail.
Wed 28, 7pm: Arab Takasim band in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 22, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Fri 23, 8pm: Nour Project concert.
Wed 28, 8pm: The Cairo Opera House celebration of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) birthday anniversary.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 22 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly