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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