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Taksir Sharqi band concert at Darb 1718 is a must go
Published in Ahram Online on 08 - 09 - 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 ( on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)

Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Thurs 17, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble.

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Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Open-Air and Small Theatres
Thurs 10 and Fri 11, 8.30pm: The27th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre.
Open-Air Theatre
Sat 12,8.30pm: A night of mawawil (ballads) and folk songs.
Fountain Theatre
Thurs 10, Fri 11 and Tues 29, 8.30: Pianist and composer Omar Khairat and his orchestra perform a selection of Khairat's most famous repertoire.
Sun 13,8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Companyperforms Waltzes of Strauss, The Nile Adagio, Variations from La Bayadère, Cleopatra, Sirtaki (Zorba), Oriental Adagio by Omar Khairat, and El Leila El Kebira.
Tues 15, 8.30pm: Ayamna Al-Helwa band, led by maestro Mohamed Osman, performs famous Egyptian songs of the 1980's and 1990's.
Thurs 17,8.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a programme of classical Arab songs.

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.

Darb 1718
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Fri 11, 8pm: Taksir Sharqi band.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 10 and Fri 11, 8.30pm: The27th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre.

The International Park
Madinet Nasr District
Thurs 10 and Fri 11, 7pm: “Layali Sayed Darwish” (Sayed Darwish Nights), a concert presents songs of late singer and composer Sayed Darwish performed by the artists of Al-Shams Company for talents with special abilities, led and trained by Mohsen Sadek.

Room Art Space
New Cairo, The Spot mall, in front of AUC Gate 4
Sat 12, 8.30pm: Al Hezb El Comedy, a stand-up comedy show.
Tues 15, 8.30pm: Tom Tom band, led by drummer Sameh Shaaban, performs jazz, rock and funk jazz.

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 10, 7.30pm: Old and modern sketches performed by Clacket band.
Fri 11, 8pm: A stand-up comedy show by The Xes group.
Sat 12, 7pm: The Syrian Radwan Almaraashli group performs religious, Andalusian songs and Sufi Tawasheh.
Sun 13,7.30pm: A singing recital by Amira Reda.
Tues 15, 7pm: A singing recital by Reham Nasim.
Wed 16, 6.30pm: Alatlal band, conducted by maestro Yasser Mustafa and Creative band, led by Hussein Youssef and Yousry Abdel-Qader.
Thurs 17, 8pm: Hawas band.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Sun 13, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
Thurs 17, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 September, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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