MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi – “HYPNOSIS”- a Zentangle Workshop and Performance
Madake, 81 Xuan Dieu Street
Workshop and Experimental performance: July 27, 2pm,
Works display: July 27 – Aug 10
Zentangle workshop “HYPNOSIS” is organized for the first time in Hanoi with the guiding of young henna & Zentangle artist Phuong – Mad Meo. This is a chance for young people to learn about a new form of drawing using simple shapes, patterns to create paintings with attractive motifs, fancy, emotional and creative.
Workshop, from 2pm to 5pm. For registered members only
Experimental performance: From 8pm to 10pm. Free entry.
Free henna painting and Zentangle tattoo design
Lucky draw with coupon
For more information, please contact: Vuong Bich Ngoc: email@example.com.
Hanoi-Music Night to Celebrate Cuban Revolution
July 26, 8.30 pm, ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street
Featuring some the city’s best and most enthusiastic salsa dancers for a salsa session with JC Smith providing the beats. From 9.30 DJ Cache will be taking control with all types of Cuban rhythms from mambo, to rumba to other afro-Latin styles that make girls dance.
Toyota Concert Tour 2013
July 30, 8 pm, HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1
July 2 and 3, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
The 16th Toyota Concert organised by Toyota Vietnam Foundation in cooperation with Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
Japanese maestro Honna Tetsuji will bring music lovers various delicate melodies of Japan, Vietnam and the world with 2 works of composer Tchaikovsky.
Violinist Do Phuong Nhi
Ticket price from VND 100,000-500,000, available at:
Hanoi Opera House – No.1 Trang Tien Str., Hanoi ( 0983067996)
Sketch Travel Hanoi Aodai Tour Desk – 25 Truong Han Sieu Str., Hanoi (04 39449510)
Shop P – 8 Nha Chung Str., Hanoi (0168 514 4746)
Free delivery (0913 489 858/ 0983 067 996)
Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre – No.7 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC (08 6270 4450/ 098 987 4517)
HCMC – ASEAN Music Festival 2013
July 20, 6 pm
Darts Darts Darts, 224 Pasteur, D3
A music night with 18 bands from 6 Asian countries in HCMC including SS240Z (from Saigon), GOLDEN PUMPERS (from Saigon), MILO (from Siem Reap) and Awaken Dog***RED ALART (from Bangkok)
Hanoi- Rock night
July 27, 7:30 p.m, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street
Five rock bands, Zeni Geva, KK Null and Ruins Alone from Japan, Augustory from Vietnam and Gentel OHM from the U.K. will give audiences thrilling moments with their diverse sounds.
Tickets booked in advance cost VND50,000, and cost VND150,000 at the door, students pay VND100,000.
HCMC-Italian rock band to hit city stage
July 20, 5 p.m., Crescent Residence in Phu My Hung, District 7
Italian rock band Lacuna Coil's recent material sees a heavier and more down-tuned style, featuring a more distinct bass line and a higher mixing of the guitars within the songs.
The show will also feature Vietnamese rock band Parasite.
Hanoi-Free Traditional Music Concert
Every Saturday, 8.30 pm. 6th floor, 34 Hoang Cau street
Enjoy a terrific performance “Bach Van ca tru and friends”.
For more information, contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (English and Vietnamese)
Phone: Bach Van (091 354 4876) (Vietnamese only)
Hanoi- Charity Program “Wine for Books”
July 12, 7 pm
The Matchbox, 40 Cao Ba Quat Street
A night of outdoor wine tasting, live music, complimentary finger food, while raising funds to buy books and build libraries for children in remote areas of Vietnam.
100% proceedings will be donated to Room to Read, in order to buy books and set up libraries for children in need around Vietnam.
Entrance fee:Online reservation: VND 180,000/person; At door: VND 200,000/person
HCMC-Contemporary Music and Dance “Touching the Past”
July 9, 8 pm, HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1
A contemporary music and dance with premiere performance of several works: “Touching the Past” choreographed by two brothers Phuc Hai, Phuc Hung, “Vô đề cầm” - Vu Viet Anh … and some works performed recently and received high praise from critics.
Ticket price: from VND80,000-400,000. Tickets are available at the Opera House. Tel: 08. 38237419. Email:email@example.com.
Ticket booking and delivery: 08 3823 7419; Ms.Hương: 0989874517.
July 5, 6, 7, 8pm
July 6, 3.30pm
Worker Theater, 42 Trang Tien Street.
L’Avenue Remake 2013 will officially return with 3 evening shows and 1 afternoon show. This year a feature will be the Musical Double, which will be an original combination of contemporary pop hits with legendary numbers and choreography.Ticket price: VND 150,000 – 280.000. For free ticket delivery call: 0124 241 6120
Hanoi-White Sheet Theatre Performance
July 7, 9 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street
A theatrical experience that melds several genres of the arts to share a vision of an everyday event.
After three performances at the beginning of June, the cast decided to throw one more before leaving Hanoi.Free entrance.
Hanoi-Vietnam Italy 40 Concert
July 4, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
Conductor HONNA Tetsuji, violin soloist, Bui Cong Duy, will perform along side the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. The program includes works by Beethoven.
Ticket prices: from VND 200, 000- 500, 000, available at Hanoi Opera House, or can book on firstname.lastname@example.orgFor free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.
Jazz Night with “Unit Asia” Featuring Tung Duong
Hanoi: July 12, 7.30 pm, Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street
HCMC: July 14, 7.30 pm, Ben Thanh Theatre, 6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, D1
Unit Asia is hybrid jazz band which consists of five outstanding musicians from Asia - Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.This year’s concert by “Unit Asia”, with Tung Duong, will surely be another legendary performance for all those who love this genre.
Free tickets can be collected at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi and Ben Thanh Theatre in HCMC.
HCMC – Exhibition “Echoing Nostalgia. Collecting Countermemory”
Until Sep 5, Sàn Art, 3 Me Linh, Binh Thanh district
Talk with Nguyen Trinh Thi: July at 27, 4 – 5.30 pm
A unique exhibition that immerses the audience in a space where the line between the past and the present is blurred. Artists Pham Ngoc Lan, John Monteith and Nguyen Trinh Thi each participate with a video artwork, the visual experiences of which are interwoven with BT Shaw’s counter-responses in poetry and translation work by Ho Lieu.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Beautiful Sunny Day”
Until Aug 10, Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street
Introducing 36 artworks by artist Nguyen Van Cuong on multiple materials namely oil paintings, carved wood and Papyrus. The collection expresses the artist’s mixed feelings for the Northern countryside of Vietnam through his nostalgia.
Painting Exhibition “Windows”
Until Sep 21, Vietnamese Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Painting exhibition of female artist Duong Thuy Lieu.
“Windows” and door knobs in Duong Thuy Lieu's paintings are not only her own view about the Inner world and outer world, but also the first exhibition shows how art changes our lives and our lives change with art.
Hanoi-Chase Hanoi 2013 – The Dreams I Chase
Opening: July 19, 9 am
Exhibition: July 19 – 21, 9 – 12 am and 2 – 5 pm
Work Room Four, Building E, Floor 4, 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street
Introducing 69 art pieces by over 50 contributors, Chase Hanoi wishes to create a platform for communication, exchange, and exploration for young art enthusiasts.
All profits gathered will be sent to Chase Hanoi charity fund.
For more information, email: email@example.com
HCMC – Exhibition Dó10
Opening: July 20, 6 pm
Exhibition: July 20 – 25
HCMC Fine Arts Museum, 97A Pho Duc Chinh, D1
Featuring selected paintings and installation works created by Le Hien Minh over the last decade, all of which utilize traditional Vietnamese handmade Do paper as the central medium.
Le Hien Minh is a female artist who was born after 1975 in Hanoi. She studied traditional lacquer painting at the HCMC Fine Art University, then transferred to, and graduated from, the Art Academy of Cincinnati in the United States majoring in Fine Art. Today, Le Hien Minh lives and works between Ho Chi Minh City and New York City.
Hue City-Exhibition “The Paradox of the Gap”
Until July 22, New Space Arts Foundation, 2nd Floor, No. 15 Le Loi Street
Painting exhibition by artist Jea Young Choi (Korea).
Hanoi-Sculpture Exhibition “Seven”
Opening: July 20, 6 pm
Exhibition: July 20 – 26
Nguyen Art Gallery, No 31 Van Mieu road
A sculpture exhibition by the group of 7 sculptors: Pham Bao Son, Doan Huu Nga, Tran An, Hoang Mai Thiep, Pham Van Tuan, Luong Trinh, Phan Van Huong.
Danang city- Exhibition: Vietnam in four blossom seasons
Until Aug 6, the Furama resort, 02 Truong Sa street
Works featuring beautiful flowers in Vietnam by three artists Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong, Nguyen Minh Son and Vu Quoc Dung.
Hanoi-Exhibition of Fifteen Emerging Artists
Until July 21, Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat StreetOpening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm; and by appointment (not sure what that means. there is also no info on how to get an appointment)
Works by 15 young Vietnamese emerging artists including Ngo Van Sac, Bui Thanh Tam, Bui Tien Tuan, Nguyen The Hung, Tam Minh, Tran Quoc Tuan, La Huy, Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong, Le Kinh Tai, Bui Hai Son, Nguyen Thuy Hang, Mac Hoang Thuong, and Luong Luu Bien.
Opening: July, 6 pm
Exhibition: July 3 – Aug 2, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
Featuring the art of designing tableware and traditional skills of France.
“Tables” is produced by the l’Institut Français. Curator Elisabeth Couturier - an art critic – is the director of this exhibition and other visual art programs (France-Culture).
HCMC-“Summer Paintings” Exhibition
July 1 – 30, Tu do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau, D 1
Exhibiting 26 works by 2 artists: Bui Quang Anh from Hanoi and Trinh Thanh Tung from HCMC.Bui Quang Anh's works have been described as emotionally evoking.
The paintings of Trinh Thanh Tung are more peaceful and romantic, often depicting young women. His paintings also express deep feelings about the past with signs of calligraphy.
Hanoi-“Son Ta” Lacquer Exhibition
Opening: July 2, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: July 2 –9
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Featuring works by 9 artists graduating from Lacquer Studies – Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts: Nguyen Kim Dong, Pham Chinh Trung, Phi Van Cong, Nguyen Van Bay, Nguyen Duc Dan, Tran Ngoc Hung, Nguyen Xuan Luc, Ha Huy Muoi and Dang Phuong Thao.
Hanoi-Opportunity to exhibit your paintings in Danish Embassy
Deadline: July 26
The works are paintings or graphics using all kinds of materials. The curators include the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen, Deputy Ambassador Lis Rosenholm and two members of the CDEF management board: artist Le Quang Dinh and journalist Truong Uyen Ly.
Opportunities for exhibition of paintings is limited to Vietnamese artists.
For more information, please contact Culture and Public Diplomacy Section, Embassy of Denmark. Tel: (04) 38 231 888 (ext. 223), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HCMC-Future Shorts Film Festival in July
July 28, 7.30 pm, Snap Cafe, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien Street, Dist 2
July 31, 8 pm, Decibel Lounge, 79/2/5 Phan Ke Binh Street, Dist 1
90 Countries, 325 Cities, 6 Continents, 1,700 screenings – FUTURE SHORTS is the world’s largest short film festival. This season’s short films explore the grief; the joy, and the memory of living and breaking with the familiar.
Tickets cost VND60,000 students pay VND30,000. Free for filmmakers (must bring copy of work)
HCMC – Screening of “Brazil”
July 2, 7.30 pm
Snap Cafe, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, Dist 2
A 1985 British science fiction fantasy film. Set in a dystopian and totalitarian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained machines. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984, but with an extra layer of slapstick, whimsical wardrobe and humour.
July 28, 9 am – 4 pm, Hanoi Youth Culture and Sports Palace, No 1 Tang Bat Ho Street
Carried out by Circle of Friends with the annual supports of Thang Long March Fund, which aims at raising inspiration to widen knowledge and nourish the souls of over 8,000 children at the 08 poorest communes in Ba Vi District.
Beside a book exchange during the day, Ex-Book-Change 2013 will also feature Talk show “Reading with children”, music show for raising fund “Each book, one love”, exhibition area.
Hanoi-Folk Festival “Folk Me Folk You”
July 6, 3 – 8 pm, Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street
Organised by the Hanoi Social Club and Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam.
Featuring folk music, games and workshops
All the door proceeds will go to assist HSCV’s Girls Foster Home and other programs in Vietnam.Tickets are VND150,000, and VND100,000 for students. Tickets will be old at the door.