Tunis Events Calendar: Week of October 21-27, 2019

Main photo: A screenshot of an Amnesty International illustration of 19-year-old Aymen Othmani, shot and killed by customs officials during a warehouse raid on October 23, 2018. A protest is planned this week, calling on authorities to bring to justice the officials who shot him. Illustration designed by Amnesty International’s communication team, published in the online version of an April 4, 2019 report entitled “Tunisia: Where Running From Police Can Be Deadly.”

Tunis Events Calendar: Week of October 21-27, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Tunis – Meshkal news team

Every Monday, Meshkal compiles a calendar of political, cultural, and economic events taking place in Tunis for the week. No events included appear to require an entry fee. Some events are announced during the week and so may not be included at the time the events calendar is published.

Monday, October 21:

11:00 – Continuation of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

Tuesday, October 22:

11:00 – Continuation of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

Wednesday, October 23:

XX:XX – Plenary (full) session of parliament scheduled to take place to swear in Kais Saied as President of the Republic, according to acting speaker of parliament Abdelfattah Mourou, quoted in state news agency TAP.

14:00 – Study day & debate hosted by Carthage University’s National School of Architecture and Urbanism (ENAU) on sustainable water management and informal housing. Location: Amphitheatre of ENAU

17:30 – Continuation of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

19:00 – Jeem and the Geothe institute are hosting a reception to mark more than one year since the launch of the Jeem website, focused on issues related to gender, sex, and sexuality. Location: Goethe-Institut Tunis.

Thursday, October 24:

9:00 – Opening of two-day colloquium on the topic of “International and Sub-regional Jurisdictions in Africa,” hosted by the law faculty of Carthage University and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung. Location: Hotel Movenpick Lac

10:00 – Continuation of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

18:30 – Debate on the topic of “Permaculture: A Trend or a Genuine Agricultural Alternative,” hosted by Barr Al Aman featuring Rim Mathlouti. Location: Barr Al Aman 7 Rue Ibn Tachfine

Friday, October 25:

8:30 – A colloquium on the topic of “The Mediterranean Region: The reality, challenges, and horizons,” hosted by Forum de L’Academie Politique and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Location: Residence Club Hotel, Gammarth.

9:30 – Day two of two-day colloquium on the topic of “International and Sub-regional Jurisdictions in Africa,” hosted by the law faculty of Carthage University and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung. Location: Hotel Movenpick Lac

10:00 – Continuation of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

Saturday, October 26:

17:00 – Protest calling for the customs officials who shot Aymen Othmani, a 19-year-old, to face justice and accountability, one year after his death on October 23, 2018. His case was documented by Amnesty International. Location: National Theatre, Bourguiba Avenue

19:00 – Continuation of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

Sunday, October 27:

17:00 – Final day of Open Art Week project, hosted by the Rambourg Foundation, featuring a diverse set of artistic presentations, exhibitions, performances and workshops across Tunis. For a full schedule of events and locations, see https://www.openartweek.com/programma-2019.

XX:XX – Multiple street and neighborhood cleaning events are set to be hosted across Tunis.