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
Sun 31, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab song.
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 Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
The Ministry of Culture continues its electronic initiative “Stay at Home ... Culture in your Hands” on the Internet. The initiative broadcasts anecdotes of the archives of the national, contemporary and traditional creativity through the YouTube channel
of the Ministry of Culture and its social media accounts.
The initiative also brings theatre performances, concerts and other cultural events to audiences.
The free digital service has started on Tuesday 24 March 2020 and updates about its library will be revealed soon.
It is worth noting that the materials are available on the website of the Ministry of Culture: http://www.moc.gov.eg/ar/home
and YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8McPibRT36QSjnt4eGucNw
and social networking site Facebook account
Thurs 28 and Fri 29, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra in a gala concert.
Thurs 28, 8pm: Awtar Quartet, comprised of Yasser Ghoneim on violin, cellists Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, Nicolas Latif, Mohamed Ahmed, Essam Abdel-Hamid on viola and Khaled Saleh on violin, performs classical music.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 29, 8pm: A singing recital by Batoul.
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).
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo. Tel 2792 0878
Fri 29, 8pm: Beit El Comedy open mic night is a chance to try and improve your talent, all you have to do to attend and apply on-spot if you want to perform or you can enjoy the show and support the performers.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
Thurs 28, 9pm: Kawkab band performs rock music.
Fri 29, 9pm: The Gypsy Jazz Project.
Thurs 4, 9pm: Retrograde, Cairo’s hippest rock ensemble performs their unique blend of rock and roll and soul covering the likes Queen, Aerosmith, The Verve, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and so much more.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 29, 8.30pm: Violin night with Amr Darwish.
Sat 30, 8pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night.
Sun 31, 8pm: A stand-up comedy night with The Comedy Bunch inviting you to attend the fifth installment of “Make'em Laugh”.
Mon 1 Feb, 9pm: A warm jazz night with Rana Haggag and her band.
Tues 2, 9pm: Mood of Oud concert features Michael Onsy.
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)
Sat 30, 7pm: Kids Got Talent concert features talented boys and girls in a live music concert.
Mon 1 Feb, 7pm: Cairo Tunes band, led by singer Ahmed Younis, performs Arab classical songs as well as its new contemporary songs.
Wed 3, 3.30 and 7pm: An evening of music and poetry features poet Amr Hassan reciting his poems accompanied by the musical band.
Thurs 4, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives diva Umm Kolthoum’s concerts performing two of her much-loved songs Amal Hayati (hope of my life) and Alhob Kolo (the whole love).
Fri 29, 7pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masreya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 29, 8pm: Mounib band features singer Khaled Mounib.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 28 January , 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly