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 29th Arab Music Festival and Conference (1-10 November)
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Fri 6, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs performed by singers Sabreen Alnegeily, Rehab Metawaa in a concert, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi.
Sat 7, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by singers Essam Mahmoud, Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid and Agfan, led by maestro Farouk Albably.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 5, 8pm: Solo guitar recital by Waheed Mamdouh (Jordan), singer Soma and singer Hany Shaker in concerts, conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy.
Fri 6, 8pm: Singer Khaled Selim, solo piano recital by Hammada Alnaggar, singers Yasser Seliman, and Reham Abdel-Hakim in a concert conducted by maestro Mohamed Al-Mogui.
Sat 7, 8pm: Singers Nehal Nabil, Ahmed Effat, solo oud recital Mamdouh Algebaly, rising star Mohamed Alsharnouby in a concert conducted by maestro Mohamed Al-Mogui.
Sun 8, 8pm: A concert features opera stars Agfan, and Hisham Ibrahim, conducted by maestro Hazem Alqasabgy. Lebanese super star Wael Gassar in a concert conducted by maestro Adel Aayish.
Mon 9, 8pm: Lebanese singer Saad Ramadan, singer Iman Abdel-Ghany, solo piano recital by Amr Selim, super star Medhat Saleh, in a concert conducted by maestro Ahmed Amer.
Tues 10, 8pm: The closing ceremony features Tunisian super star Saber Alrobaay, accompanied by the orchestra, conducted by maestro Hany Farahat.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 5, 8pm: Singers Ahmed Nafiaa, Ibrahim Farouk, Nehad Fathy, Noha Hafez, Ahmed Said in a concert conducted by maestro Alaa Abdel-Salam.
Fri 6, 8pm: A singing recital by Mohamed Shawki, Sameh Mounir, Ahmed Essam, Amira Said. A concert by singer Hasnaa, conducted by maestro Hazem Alqasabgy.
Sat 7, 8pm: Singer Hannan Mady in a concert conducted by maestro Ahmed Atef.
Sun 8, 8pm: A concert celebrates the works of late composer Baligh Hamdy featuring singers Nada Ghaleb, Mohamed Metwali, Aya Abdallah, and presents a solo qannun recital by Afaf Shoukry. A singing recital by Waleed Heidar and Ayaat Farouk, led by maestro Ihab Abdel-Ghaffar.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 5, 8pm: Solo violin recital by the Lebanese Gehad Aql. Singers Sabreen Alnegeily and Hossam Hosny. A singing recital by super star Mohamed Alhelw.
Fri 6, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing presents a concert featuring singers Ayman Mustafa, Marwa Hamdy, Mohamed Metwali, Wael Abul-Fottoh among others. Solo cello recital by Emad Ashour. Super star singer Ahmed Saad in a concert conducted by maestro Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Ghaffar.
Sat 7, 8pm: Solo accordion recital by Wael Alnaggar, singers Amgad Alatafy and Soma. Solo violin recital by Mohamed Taheer. Singer Maye Farouk in a concert conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy.
Sun 8, 8pm: A concert presents Umm Kolthoum songs performed by singers Hasnaa, Nehad Fathi and conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi.
Tues 10, 8pm: A singing recital by Mustafa Alnagdy and others. Super star Ali Alhaggar in a concert conducted by maestro Mohamed Almogui.
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
Thurs 5, 9pm: Rashad Fahim Jazz Trio will perform a mixture of jazz standards and original tunes in a variety of styles including swing Latin and funk jazz. The trio are Rashad Fahim (Piano), Andrew Safwat (Bass), Amir Attalla (Drums).
Sat 7, 9pm: Egypt’s top independent World music/fusion bands Eftekasat features Alex Simu.
Sun 8, 9pm: Beit El Comedy show features an outstanding line-up of Egypt’s finest stand-up comedians.
Mon 9, 9pm: A very unique Arab jazz musical night by the talented Mai Kamal.
Tues 10, 9pm: Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Night.
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 12, 9pm: Do'souqa, one of the most trending underground bands in Egypt, plays a chill mix of acoustic/folk with a groovy swing vibe.
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 5, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the old concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.
Fri 6, 5pm: Black Theama band.
Sun 8, 7.30pm: Mostafa Hussein band mixes traditional, folkloric and western music performing different compositions.
Tues 10, 7pm: A concert by The Queen’s Quartet, the first female strings quartet in Egypt.
Wed 11, 7.30pm: Arabic classical music concert with Maestro Eman Genedy
Thurs 12, 7pm: Religious chanting by the Syrian Abo-Shaar Brothers band.
Thurs 12, 7pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show presents a concert by the King Mohamed Mounir.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 5 November, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly