Your Addis Weekend Event Guide | Oct. 27-29, 2017

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FRIDAY, Oct. 27
#StartAddisUp | 2:00pm – 6:00pm
BlueMoon
4th Floor, METI Building (Bole Medhanialem towards Atlas)
To RSVP, email add-ea@minbuza.nl
Hosted by the UK and The Netherlands Embassies, learn about the role of the government in Ethiopia’s startup ecosystem.

1st Adey International Dance Festival | 8:00pm
Alliance Ethio-Française
Entrance: Regular-200 ETB/show (100 ETB for students, under 18 yrs must show ID); Full festival package-500 ETB
Organized by the DESTINO Dance Company, this festival aims to make Addis Ababa the dance capital of Africa, bringing dancers from all over the country and across the world, including Tanzania, Uganda, Slovakia, Japan, and Spain . As part of a week-long event, other parts of the program include exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and more. Visit their website for more information on schedule of events and how to purchase tickets.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28
1st Adey International Dance Festival | 1:00pm (Alliance Ethio-Française) & 6:30pm (National Theater)
Entrance: Regular-200 ETB/show (100 ETB for students, under 18 yrs must show ID); Full festival package-500 ETB
Organized by the DESTINO Dance Company, this festival aims to make Addis Ababa the dance capital of Africa, bringing dancers from all over the country and across the world, including Tanzania, Uganda, Slovakia, Japan, and Spain . As part of a week-long event, other parts of the program include exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and more. Visit their website for more information on schedule of events and how to purchase tickets.

The Entrepreneur’s Mindset | 3:00pm
xHub Addis
5th Flr, Morning Star Mall (Bole Medhanialem, Behind Edna Mall) FREE
For more info, call +251 11 8603298
Hear about the inspiration, challenges, and success of being an entrepreneur from fashion designer Mahlet Afework, founder of fashion brand MAFI, and Ephrem T. Lemango, Director of Maternal and Child Health at the Federal Ministry of Health.

Fekat Circus Monthly Show | 6:00pm
Piassa
Entrance: Adults – 100ETB; Children above 3 years – 50 ETB
Founded in 2004, Fekat Circus (meaning “blossoming circus” in Amharic) was founded by a group of young Ethiopians in the outskirts of Addis. Enjoy acrobatics and entertaining performances. 

Ghion Open Air Cinema | 5:30pm
Ghion Hotel
Entrance: 100 ETB
Bring your blanket, a few friends, and enjoy the cinematic experience under the stars at Ghion Hotel. Live acoustic band, snacks, and drinks available. Visit their website to learn more about purchasing tickets.

Gize Concert #2  feat. WizKid | Doors open at 6:00pm
Millennium Hall
Tickets: Early bird 400 ETB (sold out); Regular 600 ETB; VIP (dinner included) 1,440 ETB & 1,990 ETB
Nigerian artist and Afrobeat sensation, Wizkid, will make his concert debut in Addis as the headlining act for the Gize Concert 2. An event definitely not to be missed, Wizkid is joined by an impressive line-up of Ethiopian artists, including Ali Birra, Zeritu, Asge Dendasho, Abinet Agonafer, Abraham Gebremedhin, and more.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29
Creative Futures, Creative Hustle: Effective Networking | 11:00am-4:00pm
British Council
FREE
Learn about the art of networking within the creative industry. Join peers working in visual and digital arts, film, photography, fashion, software development, architecture, and more.

Fekat Circus Monthly Show | Show starts at 4pm
Piassa
Entrance: Adults – 100 ETB; Children above 3 years – 50 ETB
Founded in 2004, Fekat Circus (meaning “blossoming circus” in Amharic) was founded by a group of young Ethiopians in the outskirts of Addis. Enjoy acrobatics and entertaining performances.

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