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    What’s On in Tunis: February 20-27

    By Chris Barfield | Feb 20 2013 Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on pinterest Print

    Tags: Aicha Skandrani ,Choralia ,Chroniques du Manoubistan ,Hichem Kacem ,Karroussa ,

    As the first signs of spring roll in from the sea, Tunis is inundated¨ with cultural activities this week.  The World Press Photo association¨ will open an exhibition in Belvedere to showcase the best photography ¨from 2011 and 2012.  In downtown Tunis, an exhibit of young Tunisia artists, ¨entitled Pendus…Suspendus, opens on February 22.  Try to also catch¨ the last few days of Symphony of Lights in Sidi Bou Said.

    As for theater, two small festivals that feature original and amateur¨ drama from the Arab world will run through this weekend.  For ¨something more flashy, check out Made in Tunisia is Back, an encore ¨national tour of the popular one man show satire by Lotfi Abdelli.

    People with a penchant for old films should be sure to attend ¨screenings of The Mad Masters and Les Fellaghas at Taher Hadad¨ Cultural Club in the Medina.  Karroussa, a quirky political comedy,¨ will be showing at Al Hambra in La Marsa.

    This week is a music lover’s delight, with something for every taste.¨ Traditional Tunisian music will be presented by Rachidia at the ¨Municipal Theater, followed by an Italian opera in honor of Verdi's ¨birthday and a performance by the Tunisian Symphonic Orchestra early ¨next week.  For children, be sure to stop by Choralia, a musical¨ show catering to younger tastes.  The final weekend of the Young¨ Virtuosos series offers three days of guest performances at Dar¨ Ennejma Ezzahra in Sidi Bou Said.

    Our literate readers can join in book discussions at a number of local ¨libraries.  Authors around Tunis will be presenting their works on ¨topics ranging from post-revolutionary art, the role of religion in the Tunisian educational system, and religious history.

    But enough with appreciating other's creations – move around and be ¨the art you would like to see in the world! Maison de arts in Menzah V is offering an open house with free classes for Hatha Yoga and Tribal ¨Dance Saturday afternoon.

    World Press Photos Exhibition
    When: February 21 – March 13, 2013
    Where: Le Centre National d’Art Vivant, 68 Avenue Taib Mhiri, Belevedere
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/121500774698169/

    Art Exhibition: Symphony of Lights
    When: February 8-24, 2013
    Where: Galerie Saladin, 4 Ave. Habib Bourguiba, Sidi Bou Said
    For More Information:¨http://www.facebook.com/pages/Galerie-Saladin-Sidi-Bou-Said-/207264349300688

    Art Exhibition: Pendus…Suspendus
    When: February 22 – March 5, 2013
    Where: Gallery Yahia, The Palmarium, Ave. Habib Bourguiba
    For More Information: http://tunisie.co/index.php/article/2135/passions/art-et-literrature/pendus-suspendus-194813

    Theatrical Discoveries
    When: February 18-23, 2013
    Where: Théà¢tre du 4à¨me ART, Ave. de Paris, Tunis
    For More Information:¨http://www.kharjet.com/event-1097-decouvertes-theatrales.html

    Contemporary Arab Theater
    When: February 21-23, 2013
    Where: El Teatro, Belevedre
    For More Information: http://www.elteatro.net//index.php?com=26&id=741&action=show_details

    Made in Tunisia is Back
    When: February 21, 2013 at 8:00pm
    Where: Salla Al Hambra, Zephyr shopping complex, La Marsa
    How Much: Tickets from TD15
    For More Information:¨http://www.kharjet.com/event-1032-made-in-tunisia-is-back.html

    Karroussa
    When: February 23, 2013 at 7:30pm
    Where: Salla Al Hambra, Zephyr shopping complex, La Marsa
    For More Information: http://www.kharjet.com/event-513-karroussa.html

    Screening and Discussion of The Mad Masters by Jean Rouch
    When: February 21, 2013 at 3:00pm
    Where: Tahar Haddad Cultural Club, 20 Rue du Tribunal la Medina
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/474075099308467/

    Pelliculture Club: Les Fellaghas Screening
    When: February 26, 2013
    Where: Tahar Haddad Cultural Club, 20 Rue du Tribunal la Medina
    For More Information: http://www.babnet.net/festivaldetail-60008.asp

    Young Virtuosos Festival
    When: February 22-24, 2013 at 7:00pm
    Where: Dar Ennejma Ezzahra, 8 Rue du 2 Mars, Sidi Bou Said
    For More Information:¨http://www.kharjet.com/event-983-festival-jeunes-virtuoses.html

    Rachidia
    When: February 22, 2013 at 7:30pm
    Where: Théà¢tre Municipal de Tunis, 2 Rue de Grà¨ce
    For More Information:¨http://www.theatremunicipal-tunis.gov.tn/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=787:qla-rachidiaq-en-concert&Itemid=73

    Choralia
    When: February 24, 2013
    Where: Théà¢tre Municipal de Tunis, 2 Rue de Grà¨ce
    For More Information:¨http://www.theatremunicipal-tunis.gov.tn/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=788:qchoralia-q-2eme-edition&Itemid=73

    Tunisian Symphonic Orchestra
    When: February 26, 2013 at 7:30pm
    Where: Théà¢tre Municipal de Tunis, 2 Rue de Grà¨ce
    For More Information:¨http://www.theatremunicipal-tunis.gov.tn/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=790:orchestre-symphonique-tunisien&Itemid=73

    Viva Verdi: Opera and Costume Exhibition
    When: February 24, 2013 at 7:00pm
    Where: Acropolium de Carthage, Carthage
    For More Information: http://www.acropoliumcarthage.com/

    Chroniques du Manoubistan: Discussion with Habib Mellakh and Habib Kazdaghli
    When: February 20, 2013 at 6:00pm
    Where: Librairie Clairefontaine, 17 Ave. Abouloubaba El Ansari, Menzah VI
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/349667255147550/

    Silence of Light: Discussion with Aicha Skandrani
    When: February 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
    Where: Art Libris Salammbo, 298 Ave. Habib Bourguiba, Carthage-Salammbo
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/301193170010489/

    From Abraham to Fatima: Discussion with Hichem Kacem
    When: February 21, 2013 at 6:30pm
    Where: Art Libris Salammbo, 298 Ave. Habib Bourguiba, Carthage-Salammbo
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/203691629776116/

    From Abraham to Fatima: Discussion with Hichem Kacem¨
    When: February 22, 2013 at 5:00pm
    Where: Espace Mille Feuilles, 99 Ave. Habib Bourguiba, La Marsa
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/274948182635749/

    Hatha Yoga Demonstration
    When: February 23, 2013 at 2:00pm
    Where: Maison des arts, 3 Rue Fatma Ennachi Menzah V
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/103491303169744/

    Tribal Dance Demonstration and Performance
    When: February 23, 2013 at 3:00pm
    Where: Maison des arts, 3 Rue Fatma Ennachi Menzah V
    For More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/489063947818437/

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