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What's on April 2013 (Daily updated)
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Hanoi-Jump for Jazz: “Bird Lives” Concert

Apr 25, 8 pm, Dong Kinh Hall, 16 Le Thai To Street

Jump for Jazz aims to promote and support jazz and jazz musicians in Vietnam.

A series of concerts, entitled a Chronology of Jazz, will be held on every last Thursday of the month, starting Apr 25 2013, at the Dong Kinh Hall. The first concert in this series, Bird Lives a tribute to Charles Parker will take place in April in Hanoi.

- Nguyen Bao Long, bandleader; saxophone
- Nguyen Tien Manh; piano
- Le Viet Hung; drum
- Dao Minh Pha; doublebass

At door: VND 250,000 – 350,000
Online booking: VND200,000 – 300,000
Tickets for student: VND 50,000
Contact: Bao Long 090 321 7273

Hanoi- Vu Nhat Tan and Nguyen Thuy Dung’s Intimate Concert

Apr 25, 8 – 10.30 pm, Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Blending the traditional Vietnamese instrument đàn tranh with contemporary electronic music, Nguyen Thuy Dung & Vu Nhat Tan’s intimate concert promises to be a magical night.

Ticket at door: VND100,000.

Hanoi- A Night at the Opera – The Best of Verismo

Apr 25, 7.30 pm, Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street

A screening of the quintessential verismo operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles.

Members of the Cinémathèque should make reservations by phone, at 3936-2648. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild. Those interested can also send an email to info@hanoioperaguild.com. There is a suggested donation of VND 60,000.

Hanoi- Concert “I Dreamed a Dream”

Apr 27 & 28, 7.30 pm, Worker Theatre, 42 Trang Tien Street

A fundraising concert for Children’s Smile, an organisation that helps children with facial deformities. The theme of the program is "I dreamed a dream", and features music from popular soundtracks from films such as 007, Enchanted, Les Miserable, but completely revamped.

Apr 27: 500,000vnd ( including teabreak, networking and auction)
Apr 28: 300,000vnd (200.000 vnd for pupils, students) – including 1 voucher of Twitter Beans Coffee

Tickets available at RMIT International university – 521 Kim Ma, contact Trong Anh: 098 955 9069.

Hanoi- Spanish Night

Apr 23, 6 pm, Pots ‘n Pans, 57 Bui Thi Xuan Street

An exciting night of cultural exchange and Flamenco music.
Booking is essential please telephone 043 944 0204/5 or email info@potsnpans.vn

Hanoi-Luala Concert Spring Summer 2013

Apr 20 – May 5, Saturdays and Sundays, 3 – 5 pm, 4 – 6 pm, 61 Ly Thai To Street

Performances by Vietnamese traditional and contemporary musicians.

The artists include: Phu Sa Band, Tri Minh, Le Cat Trong Ly, Pho An My, and especially many artists playing Vietnamese traditional music.

Jazz Concert with Fabien Mary

Apr 24, 8pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hanoi
Apr 23, 8 pm, IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton, Distr 1, HCMC

Fabien is one of the most prominent trumpet players of the European jazz scene and will perform at the French cultural centre.

Tickets price: VND 120, 000 at L’Espace and VND 100,000 at IDECAF.

50% discount for students and members

Hanoi- World Music– Vu Nhat Tan

Apr 21, 7 – 9.30 pm, The Hanoi Bicycle Collective, 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Street

A music night with performances VNTG (Vu Nhat Tan Group) – Electronic Music and Nguyen Thuy Dung – “dan tranh” artist.

An unique combination between electronic music and Vietnamese traditional instrument.

Tickets: VND 100,000.



Hanoi-Experimental Inception

Apr 14, 8 pm, Thuyen Quang Lake Theatre, 37 Tran Binh Trong Street

Experimental Inception is the special concert for the grand opening of the new born center DomDom.

Swedish artists, Stephan Östersjö and Henrik Frisk will unite with experimental musicians from the local scene will attempt to create a soundscape.

Free ticket available at Doclab – 56 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and Manzi – 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Hotline: 0912379171

Hanoi- Ukulele workshop

Apr 16, 7-9pm, Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Two ukulele teachers from Australia will deliver a short course in the musical instrument.

The course caters for people who have played ukulele before but are not necessarily beyond the intermediate level.

Attendees are required to bring their own ukulele. The instrument is sold at some shops on Hao Nam and Hang Manh streets.

Fee is VND100,000 for a two-hour lesson with notes. Pre-register by emailing hanoisocialclub@gmail.com with name and number.

Hanoi-WDDM Rock Show

Apr 13, 8 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

“Three bands, including two relatively new ones take the stage for a heavy rock show, W.A.A.H, Mimetels and Dong Do.

Tickets: VND 80,000 at door includes a free beer.

Hanoi- Zumba night party

Apr 6, Kim Dong Cinema, 19 Hang Bai Street

A party for fans of the dance and music zumba dance, which is expected to draw 700 participants.

Enjoy zumba mixed with salsa, bachata , hip-hop and belly dancing performed by professional dancers, included free lessons by instructors Ara Hwang and Tran Hanh An.

Free tickets are available at zumbahanoi.com

HCMC-Rotten Sound Live in Vietnam

Apr 5, 8 pm, Darts Club, 224a Pasteur, Dist 3

For the very first time, Vietnamese audiences can enjoy the grindcore from Finland, Rotten Sound as they land Vietnam before heading to grind the stage of Obscene Extreme Fest Asia. One of the four acts is the Czech-born meal musician held dear by fans of extreme metal. The event will be headlined by Rotten Sound and two home grown talents Multiplex (hardcore) & Seismic Origin (death metal).

Tickets: VND 200,000 at door (1 jager drink included).


HCM City-Live Music with Saigon Kiss

Apr 5, 8 pm, DeciBel Lounge, 79/2/5 Phan Ke Binh Street, D1

A mix of originals and seductively brooding interpretations of older blues, rock and pop. This dark-folk duo is the basement-brewed Anarchist Cookbook recipe for an All-American girl: six strings, and a little sulfur — just add heartbreak.

Hanoi-Spanish Dance Performance “ENTOMO”

Apr 8, 8 pm, Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street


More information visit: facebook.com/aula.hanoi
Free entry

Hanoi Soundwalk 2013

Apr 13, 4 pm, Saint Joseph Cathedral, 40 Nha Chung Street

Workshop: Apr 9, 8 pm, Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A chance to ‘see’ the history of Hanoi through sound. Put your headphones on and hear people from times past talking of the place which you’re standing in, you might hear a rickshaw creaking past or a train passing...

To find out more information about the event, visit Manzi on Apr 9th.

For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/hanoisoundwalk

To register, visit: http://soundthings.org/hanoisoundwalk/


Hanoi-HITS Spring Shorts

Apr 11, 12 and 13, 8 pm, Chez Xuan, No 41 /76 lane, An Duong Street
Short plays, some surreal, some funny, a little dark.
Language: English
Show includes adult themes, may not be suitable for children.

Only 130 tickets per night. Tickets cost VND150,000 VND (show and afterparty), VND 50,000 VND (afterparty only).

Hanoi-Performance of works by three prominent Vietnamese composers

Apr 3, 8pm, Cultural Palace Vietnam-Soviet Friendship, 91 Tran Hung Dao Street

A music night with compositions from three of the most famous composers in Vietnam, Van Cao - Pham Duy - Trinh Cong Son.

Knowing about these three figures and their compositions will help anyone understand a lot about music in Vietnam, especially the important period before, during and after the war.

Tickets: from VND300,000-1,500,000.

Booking call: 04.2230 8888, 0914 387 757.

Hanoi-Cabaret Night in April

Apr 27, 8.30 – 9.30 pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

An event with drinks and French, English and Vietnamese songs.

If you are a song-writer, singer or you can sing in French, Vietnamese or English, contact Cédric Drouard to participate in the Cabaret Music Night at L’Espace: cedminimum@hotmail.fr.

Free admission.

For more information, visit: www.ifhanoi-lespace.com


Hanoi-Film Screening “Crossroads: Vietnam – Mongolia”

Apr 26, 7.30 pm, Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung,

Friends of Vietnam Heritage together with a French non-profit organization present the screening of Perrine Le Roy’s “Crossroads: Between Vietnam and Mongolia”. A 30 minute silent documentary to be accompanied by a live concert.

The musicians will open with some select pieces followed by the films screening along with their live accompaniment. A question and answer session with the film's producer will follow.
Duration:       90 minutes

Ticket: VND 150,000
Reservation: contact Hang at: fvh.films@gmail.com

Hanoi-Screening Documentaries of TPD

Apr 13, 7 pm, TPD, 51 Tran Hung Dao Street (4th floor)

Movie Marathon program - a film making project officially launching the screening of 4 short documentary films of the first student group, including: Bat Trang ceramics, Father and children, Going to school, Passion.





Hanoi- Screening of “Kumare”

Apr 17, 7 pm, The Hanoi Bicycle Collective, 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Street

“A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, Kumare follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Screening of “The Prize” and “Silent Light”

Goethe Institut Vietnam, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Screening of “The Prize”: Apr 5, 7 pm

Produced in 2011 by director Paula Markovitch, Mexico

For more information about the film: http://www.goethe.de/ins/vn/han/ver/en10780121v.htm

Screening of “Silent Night”: Apr 6, 7 pm

Produced in 2007 by director Carlos Reygados, Mexico

For more information about the film, visit: http://www.goethe.de/ins/vn/han/ver/en10787363v.htm

Languages: Original language, with English and Vietnamese subtitles.

Free entrance.

Hanoi-Screening of “Sightseers”
Apr 3, 7 pm, The Hanoi Bicycle Collective, 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Street

Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Screening of “Argo”

Apr 5, 7.30 pm, 5th Floor, 28 To Ngoc Van Street

121 minutes, 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Picture.

In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the residence of the Canadian Ambassador. With few options, the CIA devised a daring plan to create a phony Canadian film project and smuggle the Americans out in disguise as the production crew.

English language - not suitable for children.

Tickets: VND 50,000 at the door includes 1 beer or soft drink. Additional refreshments available.

HCM City- Future Shorts in April

Apr 7, 7 pm, Saigon Outcast, 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, Dist 2

Apr 10, 7.30 pm, Snap Cafe, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, Dist 2

Showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world.

Films include the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance “Fishing Without Nets,” which tells the stories of Somalian pirates, as well as Lucy Luscombe’s U.K. film, “Candy Girl”, a story exploring the transition we make from idealistic childhood to the somewhat murky world of adolescence, and “The S from Hell,” a short documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history.

For local program, Future Shorts will showcase highlights from the 48 Hour Film Project 2012, including “Husbie, Open the Door,” directed by Le Binh Giang and REDone.

Tickets VND60,000; VND 30,000 for students, and free for filmmakers (must bring copy of work)

Film Project Take 5

Hanoi: Apr 12 – 28
HCMC: Apr 5 – 21

An annual film making competition for the Vietnamese creative community and their friends to make a 5 minute short film about the antics of a special character – “A Delivery driver”.

Take 5 will accept team registrations from March 18 HCMC, Hanoi and Hoi An. This can be done from the Alfreco’s website. Entry is free.

For more information, e-mail take5@alfrescosgroup.com.


Hue-Exhibition “A New Day”

Apr 18 – May 2, Song Huong Magazine, No. 9, Pham Hong Thai Street

An exhibition of 5 young disabled artists and guests: Le Quang Linh (Ha Tinh), Nguyen Tan Hien (Da Nang), Le Thi My Binh (Yen Bai), Ta Minh Quang (Phu Tho), Pham Đinh Thai (Hue) and Nguyen Van He (Hue – guest).

Hanoi-Exhibition “Japan Handmade: Crafts and Design from Kyoto”

Apr 24, 6pm: Opening and talk
Apr 24-May 12: Exhibition, 9 am – 6 pm

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street
Lectures and Workshops:

Hanoi: May 7, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, 360 De La Thanh Street
HCMC: May 9, TBC

Advance registration is recommended for in lectures and workshops. Participation in workshops are by invitation only, but registered guests will also be welcomed.

For registrations, contact:
Ms. Nha (04-3944-7419 ext: 115) / Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138)

Hanoi- Exhibition “Bonne Nuit” (Good Night)

Until May 2, 21 NORTH, 49 Lang Yen Phu, Tay Ho
“Bonne Nuit” is 5hadows' first solo exhibition. It contains a collection of new and unseen drawings inspired by nighttime, dreams and consciousness.

Hue – Installation Exhibition “Collections”

Opening Apr 13, 5 pm

Exhibition: Apr 13 – May 1, New Space Arts Foundation, 2nd Floor, Number 15 Le Loi Street

An exhibition of artist DOROTHEE BERKENHEGER. The collections of everyday objects adopted in his work are transformed into objects without use.

HCMC – Art Exhibition “NHA”

Opening: Apr 12, 7 pm till May 16

DeciBel Lounge, 79/2/5 Phan Ke Binh Street, D1

The first collaboration exhibition of two street artists LiarBen (Vietnam) and Sautel Cago (France). They will expose simple picture symbols which are imposed on symbols images and media stuffs and electronic music perfomance by Sautel Cago on videos which are made by two of them.

Photo Contest “Vietnam – The Timeless Charm”

Deadline: 31/05/2013 (by postmark)

The 6th national tourism photo contest with the theme “Vietnam – The Timeless Charm”.

Participants: All photographers professional or amateur who are citizens of Vietnam are invited to join, along with Vietnamese people who live overseas and foreigners who are working and living in Vietnam, no age limited.

For more information about the content, regulations and prize, contact:

* Vietnam Tourism Magazine

No. 30A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Tel: (04) 39393931 – Nguyen Thi Hai Ha: 0915492225 or Nguyen Thi Le Thuy: 0917626039

* The Creation, Exhibition Department – Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists

51, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Tel: (04) 39435885

Email: trangle.vtr@gmail.com,  tcdlvn@gmail.com.

Hanoi- ‘The Desiring Garden’

Until Apr 30, Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A photography exhibition showing a series of works by Jamie Maxtone-Graham, an American photographer based in Hanoi.

Produced within intensely urban Hanoi, the images are the record of a place that exists between the projected and the perceived.



 HCM City-Water festival

Apr 13, Saigon Outcast bar,188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, D2

Songkran, a water festival in which people symbolically throw away old things and get rid of bad luck.

Participants are asked to bring a water gun, buckets, balloons, towels and waterproof cameras. BBQ, pizza and live music will be offered from 2pm till 11pm.

Entrance is free.


Hanoi- Web Wednesdays

Apr 24, 6pm, Puku Cafe, 16-18 Tong Duy Tan Street

A regular networking event for anyone who works or is interested in learning about digital media and the internet industry in Vietnam, and how it can benefit you.

This month, JC Smith will be presenting “Content Marketing – Building a Voice for Your Brand”.

Entry: Free Of Charge (1 free drink for first 50 guests)

HCMC- Green Drinks

Apr 23, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, Zest Cafe, 5 Ton Duc Thang, District 1

The “Money-Edition” of Saigon Green Drinks. Speaker Aru David from ASSIST ASIA will share secrets on how to get funding from regional donors for your sustainable development projects. Individuals, companies and NGOs, will find his presentation an invaluable insight into the available financial sources and how they select and decide to sponsor a project.

Green Drinks promises a relaxed interactive session, followed by networking opportunities. All sustainable development ideas are welcome, with a possibility to meet potential investors.

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