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Don't miss the concerts of Boghdady Jazz Big band
Published in Ahram Online on 04 - 08 - 2020

The cultural activities have started gradually to reopenin 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)

Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Fountain Theatre
Thurs 6, 8.30pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar and his band.
Fri 7, 8.30pm: Best tunes and greatest songs by Boghdady Jazz Big band.
Sun 9, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Ahmed Ammer, honors the memory of singer, composer and actor Mohamed Fawzy performing a number of his much-loved songs.
Thurs 13, 8.30pm: Singer Medhat Saleh, accompanied by Amr Selim band.

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.

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 6861
The Square Theatre
The Art House for Folk and Performing Arts presents shows by Reda Folk Arts troupe and the National troupe for Folk Art, along with the shows of the National Circus.

Goethe Institute
Although the cultural sector is among those most affected by the corona pandemic, this crisis has unquestionably proven the importance of cultural activities in our lives. In order to reach the public interested in cultural events, and to provide support to artists around the world, Goethe Institute launched the Kulturama.digital platform to provide live or recorded performances and upload them to the site for free.
In a safe and interactive manner, the platform also allows the public to make a financial contribution to the artists should they wish to do so. Kulturama brings international culture into your living room. Enter your events, find dates and support artists.
You can reach the site through the following link: https://kulturama.goethe.de/

The Italian Cultural Institute
“Italian-Style Summer Festival (21 July- 28 August)”, an exclusive tour that in 10 weeks presents to the international public some shows of the 2020 billboard of the Italian festivals.click here to view the programme https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/politica_estera/promozione-integrata-del-sistema/estate-all-italiana.html
All you need is an internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals, the international audience can access over two months of high-quality shows, available online (live stream and on demand) for free on ITALIAFESTIVAL.TV

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
River Hall
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 6, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show is back again reviving Umm Kolthoum's concerts performing two of her best songs Alf Laila Wa Laila (thousand nights and one night) and Zalamna Alhob (we wronged love).
Fri 7, 6 and 8.30pm: Enjoy a concert of spiritual Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.
Sun 9, 7pm: Al-Khan band.
Wed 12, 7.30pm: Warda Project features singer Wegdan performing the much-loved songs of late singer Warda.
Thurs 13, 6pm and Fri 14, 8.30pm: “The Elite”, a stand-up comedy show about Ahmed Khairy.

ALEXANDRIA
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 7, 8pm:Egyptian songs by singer Ali Alhelbawi and his band.
Sun 9, 8pm: Best tunes and greatest songs by Boghdady Jazz Big band.
Thurs 13, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing, conducted by maestro Ehab Abdel-Hamid, features singers Mustafa Saad, Sarah Magdy, Heba Ismail among others performing songs of late singer, composer and actor Mohamed Fawzy.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 6 August, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly


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