Event In Addis for This Week


May 3 – 5

D5gamejam | 4 pm

iceaddis (Behind Bole Medhanialem church next to Kebe Cake)

We are going to create games in 48hrs, join us. D5 game jam is happening for the third time. This year’s jam is going to be bigger and better. Please follow the link below to register for the jam. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSZMXGC and join our telegram group for more info and conversations https://t.me/gamejam2019

Ethio-Indian Exhibition | 11am – 8pm

Laphto Mall (Old Airport, Next to Bisrate Gebriel Church)

Ethio-Indian Exhibition 3-14 May. Laphto Mall, Addis Ababa


Escobar & restaurant (Megenagna)

Doing it big @Esco this Friday! Cool groovy beats by our own DJ Sami and friends, some YUMMY pad thai, half off drinks till 11 PM and much more. Enjoy this beautiful Friday in the open air with us. We’re turning up!!

ElectroCozy | 9pm – 4am

Baritone Cowgirl Lounge & Grill (Bole Medhanialem, Mama’s Kitchen next to Golden Tulip hotel)

Awesome people of Addis, We are back with amazing electronic music extravaganza to give you the best nightlife at our newly renovated cowgirl Baritone Lounge reopening party this Friday. Doors open at 8 pm. We will have four world-class DJs from Germany, France, and Italy spinning many shades of electronic music in a cozy setting. Come and join us to dance and go crazy.

Sudanese Night | 6 PM – 11 PM

Mad Vervet Hostel

There will be free Sudanese food all Night. We will have Good music and drinks. Entrance is 100 birr.

May 4

Gossaye Tesfaye Concert | 5 pm – 12 am

Ghion Hotel

Entrance: Pre-sale 399 ETB,

               Regular 499 ETB

Gossaye Tesfaye will perform live his new album plus the old one with Kilatse Band.


May Poetry | 2pm – 5pm

Fendika Cultural Center (Kazanchis)

Creative Addis, Poetic Saturday will be on this Saturday, May 4th, 2019.
Please be on time as we will start performances at 2:30 sharp.
If you plan to perform, please look below for the guidelines.
Also, if you would like to record your poetry, we’ll be having a recording session before the show. Please come early if you’d like us to make a video of your beautiful poems.
. Register your name between 2-2:30 pm. Our time at only allows 20 performances.
. Only perform your original work. The audience is there to listen to your truth!
. Each performer gets 5 minutes in total. You can perform as many times but respect the time limit.
. All languages welcome.
. All performance art forms welcome!
We are excited about our audiences and honored our performing family is growing. So come by and witness the fantastic talents brewing in our city.


Combo music night at Diamond Hotel Elixir lounge

| 10 am

Diamond Hotel

Dj Hupa, Dj Nael, and Dj Drømmer. For ticket and more info Call +251942125991


Cartooning In Africa: Opening of exhibition & workshops | 3 pm – 7 pm

Alliance ethio-francaise

As part of the World Press Freedom Day organized by the UNESCO and the African Union Headquarters– Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on May 1, 2 and 3, French organization Cartooning for Peace brings together 26 African and international press cartoonists to Addis Ababa!
On Saturday, May 4th, the press cartoonists will meet the public here at Alliance and present the exhibition “Cartooning in Africa”.
The exhibition “Cartooning in Africa” offers a whole view of press freedom in the world at the same time as it promotes African press cartoonists: true infantrymen of our democracies, press cartoonists constitute real barometers of our freedoms and rights!

For more info visit their Facebook event page.

1st NIGHT RUN Ethiopia AT Meskel Square ADDIS ABABA | 7 PM


May 5

Tibeb Sunday | 10am – 4pm


Tibeb Be Adebabay meets Car Free Day! Are you looking for a fun Sunday out with your friends and family? Concerts, Dance, painting, sports, you name it, we have it!
Our Tibeb Be Adebaby team would like to invite you to a fun experience on May 5, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Taking advantage of Car Free Day a recently launched initiative, we organized a live art show and activities where everyone is welcome. For more info visit their Facebook event page


2019 Europe Day Races | 8 am – 11 am

Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy

Children’s Races including: Under 5, 8, 11 and 14 boys and girls.

Patriot’s Day Polo Tournament 2019 | 9:30am – 2:30pm

Jan Meda

In the spirit of the patriots that fought with bravery to sustain the independence of Ethiopia, and the horses on whose backs those wars were won, we bring you the 2019 Patriot’s Day Polo Tournament!

1st Anbesa Bike Ride Addis Ababa | 8:30 am – 10:30 am

6 Kilo

First ever Anbesa Bike Ride starts at Total @ 6 Kilo. Meeting at 8:30 and starting time at 9 am. We will go through car-free zones and also normal traffic areas. For 18 km ~2hrs. Stay tuned for the exact route. Bring your bike, come and join!

I Run For Peace | 8 am – 11 am

Meskel Square

The 3rd I Run Peace 7 km running event will be held starting and ending at Meskel square.

Live Acoustic Music at Breeze lounge | 12 am

Breeze lounge (Bole Medhanialem Berhane Adere mall)

Live Acoustic Music Sunday. For more info visit their Facebook event page.



  1. Dear addisinsight-Team,

    thanks a lot for publishing the Anbesa Bike Ride Tour!!!
    Unfortunately, we had to postpone it because of the state funeral of Mr. Negaso.
    The event is going to happen Sunday, the 12th of May…meeting at 8:30 a.m. @ at Total station in 6Kilo.
    Would be awesome if you could update this one your website.
    More information you find on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anbesa-Bike-Ride-Addis-Ababa-334315890606243/

    Batam amasegenalen!

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