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What's on May 2013 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | May 06, 2013 06:00 PM



Concert by British Band Guillemots

May 28, 8 pm, Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi

May 26, 8pm, HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, Dist 1, HCMC

British indie rock band Guillemots, based in the UK but with members originating from all over the globe, the Guillemots are known for their joyful, colour-drenched singles such as “Made-up Lovesong #43″ and “Trains to Brazil”. 

Free tickets can be collected at the British Council HCMC at 25 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City from 9 am and British Council Hanoi at 20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi from 10 am 23.

Original Musical “Question vs Exclamation”

Hanoi: May 15-16, Hong Ha Theatre, 51 Duong Thanh Street

May 17, Labour Theatre, 42 Trang Tien Street

HCMC: May 25-26, Municipal Art Performing Hall, 30 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

A story about young people in which they convey the point that what we say or do always has an impact on other people.

Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

Free tickets but registration required. For registration, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fi1JtJjuqZl9NceHB1W3Td5qxDhZogyB5K-Bqqt3FIo/viewform
Hanoi-Music Night “Blast for the Last”

May 17, 8.30 pm, The Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, 19th floor, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street

DJ Eks Viet. 

For more information, contact 043 946 1901 – Hotline: 091 370 6966 – 0123 954 9900
VNTG at Hanoi Social Club

May 25, 8 pm, Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Experimental sound artist & electronic musician Vu Nhat Tan will be teamed up with “đàn tranh” artist Nguyen Thuy Dung. 

Tickets: VND 100,000

For some more info about Vu Nhat Tan and VNTG, visit: http://www.vntan.net/home/vntg/
British rockers Guillemots

HCM City: May 26, 8pm, HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, 

Hanoi: May 28, Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi

Free tickets available at the British Council, 25 Le Duan Street, District 1, HCM City and 20 Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi.

Aussie trio Elixir to hit Hanoi, Danang stages

Hanoi: May 16 and 17, 8pm, VOV Theatre, 58 Quan Su Street

Danang: May 19, 7.30pm, Trung Vuong Theatre, 35A Phan Chu Trinh Street

Featuring songstress Katie Noonan, saxophonist Zac Hurren and jazz guitarist Stephen Magnusson.

Canadian musician piano concert

May 13, 7.30pm, HCM City Opera House

Canadian pianist and composer Alain Lefevre has been internationally acclaimed as a spectacular pianist, and as having the 10 most agile fingers to have emerged from Quebec.

Reservation required before May 8 at email: hcmc.concert@ international.gc.ca or by phone (08.3827.9914 / 08.3827.9932).

Alain Lefevre is also performing in Hanoi on May 15 at the Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi-Electronic Beat Sounds

May 11, 8.30 pm, Southgate, 28 Tong Duy Tan

Blending the instrument Violin with contemporary electronic music and DJing.

Artists: Vu Nhat Tan (Electronic Music), Fatb (Violin), and Jangloa (DJ)

Tickets: VND 150,000 including 1 beer. Hotline: 0977 272227

Hanoi-Reggae Funk with South Rakkas Crew

May 11, 7 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Mad Decent’s don of digital dancehall-electro reggae funk: Jamaican born, California raised Dennis D-Rakkas – leader of South Rakkas Crew.

Free entry before 9pm; VND100,000 after (half price for student)


Hanoi-‘Encounter Maps’ Interactive Live Performance

Encounter Testimony: May 7, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

An interactive performance ‘Encounter Maps’, acting by Clémence Bardaine and Natacha Milosevic.

An exhibition and a projection will be the object of a second event.

Hanoi-Performance Art “The Ghosts of the Day”

May 11, 9.30 – 10.30 am, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Performance by artist Doan Minh Hoan. “The Ghosts of the Day” was created for the purpose of highlighting sun protection jackets for their lack of aesthetics and negative imagery that they create.

Hanoi-JF Garage Concert 03: J-Music for Brass Band

May 10, 8 – 9 pm, Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange, 27 Quang Trung Street

Hanoi Brass Band, which consists of 6 professional musicians from Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, will sound brass instruments to play marches, jazzy tunes and popular Vietnamese and international songs.

Gulliver Travels to Vietnam

May 8, 8pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

May 10 and 11, 8pm, 11am, HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Cong truong Lam Son, Dist. 1

Director Paul Stebbings updates his highly successful 1996 production of Gulliver’s Travels to challenge the modern audience and provide a sparkling evening of satire that promises to tickle the belly and trouble the mind.

Performances in English with Vietnamese subtitles

Ticket prices: VND600,000 for adults (night performance)/; VND500, 000 for adults (day performance); VND300, 000 for students pupils.

Tickets available at the Hanoi Opera House, and HCMC Opera House

For more information, contact: Tel/Fax : (+84-4) 3747 8658; Mobile: +84 (0) 915 005 779; Email: gma@adg-europe.com, www.adg-europe.com


Hanoi-A Design Exhibition

May 20 – 23, Arts Centre, UNIS, Phu Thuong Ward.

Come to the 2nd annual UNIS Design Exhibition to have a look at the future generation of international designers.

By invitation only. Please contact dgibb@unishanoi.org to register.

Hanoi - Exhibition “Angel in the City”

Opening: May 28, 6 pm

Exhibition: May 28 – June 30

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street 

An exhibition by Parisian photographer Jean-Paul Lefret. It is the mixture of modern and taste, dream and poetry, creation of images of the city, the vnoisy and gaudy city.

Free entry.

For more information, contact: info@espace-ccfhanoi.org; or visit: www.ifhanoi-lespace.com
HCMC – Exhibition by Jack Clayton and Pat Bradbury

Opening: May 16, 7 pm

Exhibition: May 16-June 5

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

Two artists from the UK

Jack Clayton's body of work is an interlinking mix of woodcut prints and intricate pen and ink illustrations. Pat Bradbury is an image maker from the UK who will be showing some of his collages and mixed media works has made during his time in Ho Chi Minh City.


Until May 31, Tu do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, Dist 1

Introducing two collections “Women of my Country“ and “Savigny Le Temple,” which have been held by the artist’s family. This is the first time they have been presented to the Vietnamese public.

Choe (Nguyen Hai Chi) was an internationally acclaimed cartoonist; an artist who painted and sold multiple types of artwork: oil on canvas, silk painting, watercolour on rice-paper. He was also a writer, poet, and composer.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Comics, Manga and Co – The New German Comic Culture”

Opening: May 8, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: May 9 -June 2, 9 am – 7 pm
Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

The exhibition of 55 different comics which presents two generations of artists, which have influenced German comic culture in many different ways.
For more information, contact the Goethe Institute at Tel.: 84 4 37342251, email: info@hanoi.goethe.org


Hanoi-Screening of “Living in Fear”

May 24, 8 pm, Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Street

A 110-minute drama by Vietnamese director Bui Thac Chuyen.

Plot: Post-war Vietnam was full of mines and unexploded bombs. Not everyone is willing to risk their lives clearing them, but some, such as Tai, had little choice. A former soldier for the NME, he can’t get a job and has two families to maintain. With true disregard for death, he starts disposing of mines. This is a dangerous, almost suicidal job, but Tai is able to earn his living. (Gertjan Zuilhof)

For more information about the film and booking, contact the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents at: 04 39366559, email:tpdmovie@gmail.com
Website: www.tpdmovie.com.vn

Hanoi-Screening of “The Maltese Falcon”

May 22, 7 pm, The Hanoi Bicycle Collective, 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Street

After two previous film versions of Dashiell Hammett’s detective classic The Maltese Falcon, Warner Bros., finally got it right in 1941–or, rather, John Huston, a long-established screenwriter making his directorial debut, got it right, simply by adhering as closely as possible to the original.

The film lasts 100 minutes.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Screening of “My Blueberry Nights”

May 15, 7 pm, The Hanoi Bicycle Collective, 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Street

Romance starring Norah Jones, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman.

For more information, visit: http://www.thbc.vn/

Screening of UK Film Wuthering Heights

Hanoi: May 25, 10 am/May 26, 8 pm, National Cinema Center, 87 Lang Ha Street

HCMC: May 23, 7 pm/May 25, 7 pm, Cinebox, 212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3

Danang: May 26, 8 pm, Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu Street

Running Time: 128 minutes

Free tickets available from May 9 in HCMC and from May 10 in Hanoi and Danang.
Screening of Austrian Film Crossing Boundaries

Hanoi: May 17, 8 pm/ May 19, 4 pm, National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Street

HCMC: May 17, 7.15 pm/May 18, 5.15 pm, Cinebox, 212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3

Danang: May 25, 8 pm, Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu Street

Film in English language.

Free tickets can be picked up from May 9 for screenings in HCM city and from May 10 for screenings in Hanoi and Danang.

Hanoi-Friday Night with Vietnam Cinema

8 pm every Friday, starting from May to August, Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Street

An event aiming to boost the promotion of Vietnamese cinematic works to both domestic and foreign audience.

Movies selected for the screenings are outstanding artworks of contemporary Vietnamese cinema.

Screening schedule in May 3rd and 10th Adrift: For June 17th Bi, don’t be afraid; June24th Living in fear; June 31st: Mother’s Sou

Booking via email:  tpdmovie@gmail.com; phone: (04) 39336 559. A donation of VND 100,000 suggested when booking.

For more information, visit: www.tpdmovie.com.vn

European Film Festival 2013 “Europe on Screen”

Hanoi: May 16 – 26, National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Street

HCMC: May 15 – 25, Cinebox, 212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3

Danang: May 17 – 26, Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu Street

This year’s European Film Festival will feature 16 films from 14 different EU countries.

Free tickets are available from May 9th for screenings in HCMC and from May 10th for screenings in Hanoi and Danang.

Full information on the film festival can be found at: http://europeday2013.com/  or www.facebook.com/EUandVietnam

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