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Holiday feast: finding the right ingredients

There is a great deal of work to be done in preparation for a major holiday like Easter. From preparing doro wot (chicken stew) and the entire holiday feast and baking bread to cleaning the home and taking care of guests, it is a time of great stress and expenses.

Art under the stars

The outdoor art night named Mamsha, one of a kind in Addis Ababa, was launched at the lavish Lafto Mall on Tuesday. By all accounts, it was a cold night to hold an outdoorsy activity and the fire burning in barrels at either ends of the makeshift stage seems to have taken the weather into consideration.


Henok Melkamzer’s talismanic art ‘Min Neber?’ opened Tuesday March 20 at the Gebre Kirstos Desta Center Modern Art Museum. The exhibition featured works Henok has been working on for the past four years exploring the Ethiopian craft of Telsem.

Feeding the mind

Previous dogmas like ‘reading a book is a waste of time’, ‘could do better with your time instead of sitting and reading’, has been the most prevalent forms of perception that are used to discourage or ridicule peers in the quest of bettering ones-self.

Berhanu Daniel’s ‘Mysterious Life Stroke’

Birhanu Daniel’s exhibition Mysterious Life Stroke opened on Tuesday March 20 at the Italian Cultural Institute. After graduating from Abyssinia Fine Arts Center and Teferi Meknonen Art School, Birhanu has participated in various group exhibitions including one still on view at Lela Contemporary Art Gallery.

Providing an alternative retail experience

The fashion elite and trend influencers of Addis along with various fashion lovers gathered on Sunday March 11 for the launch of NHY Brand Collection. The 1350 square meter large-scale store includes clothes for men, women, children, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

Celebrating cultural diversity, creativity

Thousands of people swarmed around the large and grassy compound of Mekonenoch Kibeb (Defense Force Officers’ Club) the past weekend to attend the second edition of the African Circus Arts Festival (ACAF). The Festival gathered prestigious circus teams from all over Africa to celebrate unity, cultural diversity, and creativity, writes Hiwot Abebe.

Women artists’ collaboration on March 8

An exhibition entitled Female Impressions in Art featuring the works of female artist who are members of the Association of Ethiopian Female Artists that was organized in cooperation with the Goethe Institute opened on March 7 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The group exhibition consisted of 12 works by Birtukan Dejene, Ruth Ademasu, Kidist Berhane, Million Berhane, Rahel Ayele, Entihaj Abdella and Abezash Gebrewold.