What’s on in Tunis: May 2-8

By Chris Barfield | May 1 2013 Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on pinterest Print

Tags: Art ,Entertainment ,Labor Day ,music ,theater

Happy Labor Day, Tunis!  Enjoy your break from work by reviewing some of the cultural events taking place in the capital this week. The Just Standing Dance Festival will begin today in various locations around Tunis. Be sure to drop by the Municipal Theater on May 4th for a battle featuring different styles of dance, and catch a film screening at 4th Art on May 5.

Two great theatrical shows, Monstranum'S and Lofti Abdelli's stand-up comedy act Made in Tunisia are making renewed appearances at Al Hamra and the Coliseum, respectively. Zero Point, a new political commentary, is opening tomorrow at El Teatro in Belvedere.

For those interested in visual arts, a wide variety of styles can be found in local galleries. Look for futuristic surrealism in Ennaser II, a review of orientalist art in the Medina, and a collaborative presentation of Iraqi and Tunisian artists in Sukra.

Just Standing Dance Festival
When: May 1-5, 2013
Where: Various Locations
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Monstranum'S
When: May 2-4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Where: El Hamra Theater, 28 rue Al Jazira, Tunis
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Zero Point
When: May 2-8, 2013
Where: El Teatro, Belvedere
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Art Exhibition: Dessins , Lavis , et Pastels
When: May 3-9, 2013
Where: Galerie Saladin, 4 Ave. Habib Bourguiba, Sidi Bou Said
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Art Exhibition:  “Baghdad… Tunis”
When: May 3-24, 2013
Where: Galerie Kalysté, Sukra
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Lofti Abdelli: Made in Tunisia is Back
When: May 4 2013
Where: The Coliseum, 45 Ave. Habib Bourguiba, Tunis
How Much: Tickets from 15 dinars
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Aliens from Utopia
When: May 5-12, 2013
Where: Rotin Cafe, Ennaser II
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Orientalist Art Exhibition
When: May 7-25, 2013
Where: Kheirredine Palace, Tunis Medina
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