Spice up your weekend with one of these cool events!

1. Salon Du Chocolat - until Saturday

Salon du Chocolat is the annual event entirely dedicated to chocolate. Go taste, sample, indulge, and gorge yourself on all the chocolate goodness Lebanon has to offer! The show is held alongside the sixth edition of the Beirut Cooking Festival.

For more information, click here.

2. Leonids, Meteor Shower/Observation Night - Saturday

The Leonid meteor shower is approaching, BeirutVersus presents an observation night on Saturday the 19th of November. Observations will be through live astrophotography and binoculars, plenty to be discovered in the winter night sky.

Cost: $25 including transportation, astrophotography talks, photos, and a photography workshop.

For more information, click here.

3. BBQ الاستقلال - Sunday

Join Rikky'z to celebrate Lebanese Independence Day! Get ready for delicious food and drinks, as well as a great line up of entertainment including parades, dancers, acrobats, and much more.

For more information, click here.

4. Souk el Sabet - Saturday

An array of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, fun events, drinks, and music! Oh, and the Christmas feel is already in full swing with many decorations and mulled wine available.

For more information, click here.

5. MaQaMaT II - Yahya Hussein With Ziyad Sahhab - Saturday

A unique revival of "Tarab" fused between traditional oriental and experimental music. Join Yahya Hussein, Ziyad Sahhab and his band for a night of music and fun.

Cost: $20 for regular, $50 for VIP

For more information, click here.

6. Baakline Hike - Sunday

You’ll get to experience a full day of nature and culture! Explore the unique national library, discover the forest, hike among the trees, and chill by the river. At lunch, you will sit at the source of Baakline River at a village-style restaurant.

Cost: 85,000 LL including transportation, guides, insurance, lunch, and entrance to the reserve. 55,000 LL without lunch.

For more information, click here.

7. BJS x C U NXT SAT pres. Monolink (live) - Saturday

Singer-songwriter and Electronic music producer Monolink is a Berlin-based artist who will wow you with his electronic rhythms. You’re bound to be partying all night!

For more information, click here.

8. Lebanese National Library: Exhibition Tour - Saturday

Join Fade In for this unique opportunity! It is still being renovated, but you can get a sneak peak inside its spectacular Reading Room for a very special exhibition "Bitasarrof" that brings together 55 Lebanese artists. These artists were given the reference book "100 years of Lebanese Press" and from it, they created paintings, mixed media work, murals and photography pieces.

Cost: free

For more information, click here.

9. Beirut Independence Tour: Cycle for Unity - Sunday

For the 7th consecutive year, The association PolyLiban is organizing the “Beirut Cycling Tour for Unity” to celebrate Independence Day the with the support and the participation of the Lebanese Army. They will ride together all around Beirut linking its main neighborhoods by bicycle. It will be a message for peace and unity to overcome all kind of boundaries.

For more information, click here.

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