Addis Ababa Weekend Event Guide | Nov. 25-26, 2017

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SATURDAY, Nov. 25

DevFest Addis (GDG Addis) | 9am-4:30pm
Col. John C. Robinson American Center, National Archives and Library Agency (Womezekir)
This year, Google Developers Group (GDG Addis) is hosting DevFest Addis, a developers festival. This event is a space for software developers and IT enthusiasts to get new ideas, learn from industry experts, engage with peers, use Google technologies and other developer tools. DevFest Addis will cover multiple product areas such as Android, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Design Sprint, Machine Learning, Mobile Web and Artificial intelligence. Visit their page to learn more.

Italian Week – Food Festival
Villa Verde
For more info or to make reservations, call or email Walter: +251 929115937 or villaverdeaddisababa@gmail.com
After a successful event last year, this year’s three-day event is back. Enjoy a Gala dinner, with your choice of menu selections, either 600 of 1000 ETB.

Fundraiser for Acid Attack Victims | 5:30pm-9:30pm
The Mosaic Hotel
Entrance: 100 ETB
Looking for something fun and charitable to do this Saturday? Look no further! Join Setwaeet for some music by DJ Ha$h and an open air cinema under the stars. Funds will go towards helping acid attack survivors. To learn more, visit their Facebook event page.

Anbar Marketplace Christmas Bazaar  | 10am-6pm
The Officers Club (Mekonnenoch Kebeb)
Visit one of Ethiopia’s largest artisanal festivals. Bring your friends and family to this two-day fest and explore unique items that include clothing, accessories, crafts, artwork, and more! While you’re there, enjoy food, live music and kids activities. For more info, go online.

Electric Vines Party | 9pm
Vine Restaurant (4th floor, Dembel City Center)
Entrance: Free before 10pm; normal-150 ETB, (50% off with university ID)
GoonGoon ጉን ጉን x Nomad Ethiopia join forces for our Electric Vines Party. Jam to Ethiopiyawi Electronic and curated global music in a greenhouse atmosphere, powered by Heineken and Bilich Bilich. For more info, visit their Facebook event page.

SUNDAY, Nov. 26


Great Ethiopian Run | 9am
Start and Finish Line at Meskel Square
Entrance: Registration CLOSED
Nearly 45,000 individuals will take part in this year’s 2017 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run International 10k. Launched in 2001, this massive event aims to increase participation in athletics throughout Ethiopia. For more information, visit their website: ethiopianrun.org.

Anbar Marketplace | 10am-6pm
The Officers Club (Mekonnenoch Kebeb)
Visit one of Ethiopia’s largest artisanal festivals. Bring your friends and family to this two-day fest and explore unique items that include clothing, accessories, crafts, artwork, and more! While you’re there, enjoy food, live music and kids activities. For more info, go online.

Great Ethiopian Concert | 11am-8pm
Ghion Unity Park
Entrance:
After the race, head over to Ghion for the Great Ethiopian Concert, and enjoy sounds from artists including Luciano and other famous international and local artists. Enjoy food by some of the best restaurants with various traditional and /international cuisines at the venue. For more info, go online here.

Italian Week – Food Festival
Villa Verde
For more info or to make reservations, call or email Walter: +251 929115937 or villaverdeaddisababa@gmail.com
After a successful event last year, this year’s three-day event is back. Bring your family and enjoy a la carte brunch options, while kids can partake in fun activities such as learning how to make pizza!

 

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