Addis Ababa Weekend Event Guide | Nov. 17-19, 2017

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FRIDAY, Nov. 17

6th Annual Great Ethiopian Sport Expo | 8am-6pm
Addis Ababa Exhibition Center
Entrance: FREE
For more info, call: +251 911 026 262 / +251 911 049 496
From November 17-19, this three-day expo will get you ready for the upcoming Great Ethiopian Run. Bring your friends and family, and participate and enjoy many different sports. Visit online for more info.

Women & Film Making, Challenges & Opportunities | 9:30-11:30am
Program Room, American Center (Womezekir)
Entrance: FREE
Hosted by the U.S. Embassy, hear from American Film Showcase Envory Ava Wiland during a roundtable discussion on women in the film industry.

The Art of Documentary Film Making: Film Screening & Discussion | 4-6pm
Program Room, American Center (Womezekir)
Entrance: FREE

European Film Festival | 4:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute
Entrance: FREE
The final weekend of this film festival, hosted by the EU and British Council – 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.

“Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility and Cultural Translation” | 7pm
Juventus Club
Entrance: FREE
This virtual exhibition/conference focuses on the Addis Ababa Italian Community with Professor Charles Burdett and Barbara Spadaro (University of Bristol), Giulia Grechi and Viviana Gravano (art curators).

Bare Your Soul 3 | 9pm-4am
ViaVia Travelers Café
Jam to indietronic, synthwave, and disco beats by Anonymous DJs with DJ Babi and Armaghedion. Come dance the night away with amazing 80’s future sounds. Visit online for more info.

Royal & Glam Fashion Night | 7pm
Mama’s Kitchen Royal Lounge (Wollo Sefer, in front of Dani Plaza)
Entrance: 300 ETB
For more information, call: +251 911 222 097 or +251 911 222 133
Enjoy a night of fashion with event hosts Becky and Gelila. Designer showcases include Merry, Pomie, and TIYAA. Live music by Zewed Acoustic Band. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

SATURDAY, Nov. 18

6th Annual Great Ethiopian Sport Expo | 8am-6pm
Addis Ababa Exhibition Center
Entrance: FREE
For more info, call: +251 911 026 262 / +251 911 049 496
From November 17-19, this three-day expo will get you ready for the upcoming Great Ethiopian Run. Bring your friends and family, and participate and enjoy many different sports. Visit online for more info.

“Made in Ethiopia” Designers and Artisans Bazaar | 10am
Golf Club
Over 150 creatives will be displaying and selling their handmade, artisinal crafts. Shop leather, textiles, baskets, jewelry, art, metal work and a whole lot more. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Taste of Addis Food Festival | 11am-10pm
Ghion Hotel
Entrance: 150 ETB
It’s that time of year again! During this two-day festival, explore the foodie in you and taste the best the city has to offer. Good food, live entertainment, and a kids’ corner – fun for everyone! Visit their Facebook page for more info.

European Film Festival | 2:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute
Entrance: FREE
The final weekend of this film festival, hosted by the EU and British Council – 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.

SUNDAY, Nov. 19
6th Annual Great Ethiopian Sport Expo | 8am-6pm
Addis Ababa Exhibition Center
Entrance: FREE
For more info, call: +251 911 026 262 / +251 911 049 496
From November 17-19, this three-day expo will get you ready for the upcoming Great Ethiopian Run. Bring your friends and family, and participate and enjoy many different sports. Visit online for more info.

“Made in Ethiopia” Designers and Artisans Bazaar | 10am
Golf Club
Over 150 creatives will be displaying and selling their handmade, artisinal crafts. Shop leather, textiles, baskets, jewelry, art, metal work and a whole lot more. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Taste of Addis Food Festival | 11am-10pm
Ghion Hotel
Entrance: 150 ETB
It’s that time of year again! During this two-day festival, explore the foodie in you and taste the best the city has to offer. Good food, live entertainment, and a kids’ corner – fun for everyone! Visit their Facebook page for more info.

European Film Festival | 2:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute
Entrance: FREE
The final weekend of this film festival, hosted by the EU and British Council – 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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