What to Do in Addis Ababa This Weekend | Nov. 10-12, 2017

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FRIDAY, Nov. 10

Pop-up Shop at the Radisson-Blu | 3:00pm-8:00pm
Radisson-Blu Hotel (Kazanchis)
Entrance: FREE

Don’t miss out on this unique shopping opportunity to look and feel good. Browse local crafts, jewelry and clothing at this two-day pop-up event (November 10 & 11). As a bonus, enjoy wine compliments of Castel Wine while shopping. Visit Radisson Blu’s Facebook page for more info.

European Film Festival | 4:30pm
Alliance Ethio-Francaise
Entrance: FREE

Hosted by the EU and British Council, the European Film Festival 2017 – which takes place from November 3-19 – celebrates Addis Ababa as the “cultural capital” of Africa ahead of the African Union-European Union summit later this month. Enjoy 18 European films (subtitled in English or in English), short films by young Ethiopian filmmakers and two African feature films. Visit online to learn more about films and start times.

Dr. Meheret Debebe: The Power of Attitude on the Mind & Beyond | 6:15pm-8:00pm
xHub Addis – 5th Flr., Morningstar Mall (Bole Medhanialem)
Entrance: FREE

Come and discover the power of your attitude to change your mindset and life journey with motivational speaker, Dr. Meheret Debebe. Meet Dr. Meheret, have your questions answered, and mingle with peers.

SATURDAY, Nov. 11

“The Undiscovered” Art Exhibition
Addis Ababa Museum (Meskel Square)
For more information, call: +251 913204482

“The Undiscovered” art exhibition runs from November 11-21 at the Addis Ababa Museum. Explore artworks by Selamawit Gebretsadik, Ermias Mezemir, and Israel Mezemir.

European Film Festival | 2:30pm
Alliance Ethio-Francaise
Entrance: FREE

Hosted by the EU and British Council, the European Film Festival 2017 – which takes place from November 3-19 – celebrates Addis Ababa as the “cultural capital” of Africa ahead of the African Union-European Union summit later this month. Enjoy 18 European films (subtitled in English or in English), short films by young Ethiopian filmmakers and two African feature films. Visit online to learn more about films and start times.

Pop-up Shop at the Radisson-Blu | 3:00pm-8:00pm
Radisson-Blu Hotel (Kazanchis)
Entrance: FREE

Don’t miss out on this unique shopping opportunity to look and feel good. Browse local crafts, jewelry and clothing at this two-day pop-up event (November 10 & 11). As a bonus, enjoy wine compliments of Castel Wine while shopping. Visit Radisson Blu’s Facebook page for more info. 

SUNDAY, Nov. 12 

Walk for Diabetes Awareness | 7:30am Jan Meda
Entrance: T-shirt purchase at Ethiopian Diabetes Association or Kaldis Coffee (all locations)
For more info: +251 911641696, +251 911627859, +251 913542538

Celebrate World Diabetes Day in Ethiopia by joining friends at this year’s Walk for Diabetes Awareness.  Event sponsored by Ethiopian Diabetes Assosication, International Diabetes Federation, Ethiopian Ministry of Health, and Kaldis Coffee. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Habesha Networks Fall Brunch Series | 12:30-3:00pm
Bake & Brew Coffee House (Sarbet, next to Kings Hotel)
Entrance: FREE

New to the city or just looking to meet new people? Join Habesha Networks for networking and giveaways at Sarbet’s newest cafe. The new U.S.-based group aims to create a positive space for Habeshas to connect and support one another’s events, people, programs and businesses. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

European Film Festival | 2:30pm
Alliance Ethio-Francaise
Entrance: FREE

Hosted by the EU and British Council, the European Film Festival 2017 – which takes place from November 3-19 – celebrates Addis Ababa as the “cultural capital” of Africa ahead of the African Union-European Union summit later this month. Enjoy 18 European films (subtitled in English or in English), short films by young Ethiopian filmmakers and two African feature films. Visit online to learn more about films and start times.

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