Tunis Events Calendar: Week of September 2–9, 2019

Rue du Pacha in the Medina of Tunis, near an ice cream shop, September 1, 2019. Photo by Fadil Aliriza

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, September 2:

00:01 – The presidential campaign officially launches, to end September 14, one day before voting begins in Tunisia (voting abroad begins earlier).

Tuesday, September 3:

8:00 – The 16th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population & Development is being held. Location: Palace Hotel, Gammarth.

Thursday, September 5:

21:00 – Sufi musical performance and cultural event. Location: Sidi Bou Said.

Friday, September 6:

9:30 – The Maghreb Media Center is hosting a political discussion on the topic of “Dozens of Presidential Candidates: Why and who profits?” with two lawyers, one political candidate for legislative elections, and a journalist. Location: Hotel Africa.

17:00 – Open meeting for a new committee to promote biking and fight pollution in Tunisia, hosted by Vélorution Tunisie. Location: Dar Bisklet, 5 Rue Hadrumete.

Saturday, September 7:

9:30 to 12:00 – Debate on the meaning of the upcoming elections and their potential effect on public life, hosted by the NGO Nachaz (Dissonance). Location: El Teatro, Avenue Ouled Haffouz, Belvedere.