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 7, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble performs late singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab’s songs.
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 4, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Sat 6, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Orchestra.
Thurs 4, 8pm: Harp recital by Amira Hamed.
Sun 7, 8pm: A chamber music concert by Mahmoud Osman.
Thurs 11 and Fri 12, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company in a gala concert of Valentine’s Day love songs.
Kasr Al-Sham’ St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station. Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511
Thurs 11, 8pm: A concert features Santa and Slyver.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Fri 5, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late composer Baligh Hamdy.
Thurs 11, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble.
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 02 2792 0878
Fri 5, 8pm: Mazaher is an ensemble in which women play a leading role. The music of Mazaher unfolds through rich poly-rhythmic drumming and is inspired by the three different styles of Zar: the Upper Egyptian Zar, Abu Gheit Zar and the Sudanese, or African Zar. Zar is a community healing ritual of drumming and dancing whose tradition is carried mainly by women.
Room Art Space & Café
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539
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.
Fri 5, 9pm: Yosr Abdel-Bary is a 22-year-old singer, song-writer. She will be performing her EP and singles alongside many unreleased tracks and covers of her favorite songs.
Sat 6, 9pm: Rami Attallah Jazz Trio.
Thurs 11, 9pm: The Violin Project with Amr Darwish.
New Cairo, The Spot Mall
Fri 5, 8.30pm:
Sat 6, 8pm: Enjoy a special oriental singing and oud night.
Sun 7, 9pm: A night full of joy, and non-stop laughter with Beit El Comedy.
Mon 8, 9pm: Fonograf is an independent Arabic music band. In this concert it will feature singers Mai Kamal and Rana Haggag.
Tues 9, 9pm: Warda Tribute Night with Wegdan.
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 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 5, 7.30: Al-Mobhgeen band, led by Mohamed Tarek performs Arab songs.
Sat 6, 7.30: Adorable voice Ali Alalfy performs a number of the much-loved classical Arab songs as well as his own modern songs.
Sun 7, 7pm: Skeleton Clique band presents covers for the American band Twenty One Pilots.
Tues 9, 7pm: Classical Arab music performed by Al Khan band.
Wed 10, 7pm: Wooden band performs east-meets-west music.
Thurs 11, 7.30pm: Cinema and TV actress Leqaa Al-Khameesy will feature in her first musical concert, conducted by Youssef Abbass.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 4, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.
Fri 5, 8pm: Oriental Jazz by Yehia Khalil and his band.
Sat 6, 8pm: Hoda Hosny and her band.
Sun 7, 8pm: Harp recital by Manal Mohie Aldeen and her group.
Wed 10, 8pm: Alexandria Opera String Orchestra will join Sweet Sound band on stage.
Thurs 11, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab music and singing.