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What's on August 2013 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | August 01, 2013 02:56 PM


Hanoi-Exhibition historic artifacts via 3D technology

National Museum of Vietnamese History, 25 Tong Dan street

Displaying nearly 150 artifacts belonging to collections ‘Vietnam Buddhism Culture Heritage’ and ‘Vietnam Ancient Lamps’ in 3D technology at http://disanvanhoaphatgiao.egal.vn and http://denco.egal.vn.

The space includes stilt houses, ceilings, walls, interior decorations, documents and artifacts. Especially, in each area, visitors will be lectured in English and Vietnamese language via video clips.

Exhibitions often are held in a particular time period in the museum, so via the internet, viewers who have no time to go to the exhibition can also admire objects live. The museum now is keeping more than 200,000 artifacts dating from prehistoric time until now. 

Haiphong City-Photo exhibition to highlight Red River civilization

Aug 28- Sept 6

A selection of 162 photos, chosen among 2,900 entries in a photo contest themed “Discover the Red River Civilisation” submitted by 286 photographers across the country.

Apart from the photos, the exhibition will also display 153 pictures on the daily lives of naval soldiers, who are guarding the country’s territorial waters.

Hanoi- Historical Display of Vietnamese Costumes

Opening: Aug 23, 6 pm

Showcase: Aug 23– Sept 9, 9 am – 12 am

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A very special historical display of images, paintings and royal costumes exploring the attire worn by Vietnamese people from all levels of society throughout the last 1,000 years.

Hanoi- Photo exhibit with Arctic beauty

Until Aug 31,  8am to 5pm, Women's Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street

An exhibition of 36 photos of the Canadian Arctic taken by different photographers. Introducing the beauty and imposing scenes of nature and people's lives in the Arctic. 

Danang-Buddhist antiques on display

Until Sept 16, Da Nang Museum, 78 Le Duan Street

A collection of 80 antiques dating from the seventh to the 19th centuries.

The items outline the development of Buddhism in the central region, including statues of Buddha, Bodhisattvas (beings on path to enlightenment) and Arhats (enlightened beings) made from wood, stone and brass.

HCMC-Exhibition “Homeland”

Until Aug 30, Tu do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau, Dis. 1

A painting exhibition by Phu Nam whose works depict the native lands and people of the Mekong Delta, his motherland. Here, a large number of Khmer minorities have lived for thousands of years. 7 of Phu Nam’s lacquer paintings, created from 1995 – 2000, are also to be shown.

Hanoi-Exhibition “The city: Becoming and Decaying”

Aug 29-Sep 14, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Introducing 176 photographs from global cities by photographers from the OSTKREUZ agency of Germany.

The show features photo reportage from of 22 cities.  The exhibition portrays urban spaces as the future of the world and will determine how people live together.

Hanoi-Paintings depict One Day of Daddy

Until Aug 31, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Introducing more than 60 illustrations from a newly-released picture book titled Mot Ngay Cua Bo (One Day of Daddy).

The pictures by Thai My Phuong and accompanying story by Thu Nho show an ordinary day of a father who is busy with his children and office work. Before going to work he takes his children to school and, at the end of the day, brings them home. The lively, meticulous and colorful illustrations and story show, not only the relationship between father and child, but deal with larger social issues.

HCMC- Group exhibitions by four artists

Until Aug 14, HCMC Fine Arts Association, 218A Pasteur Street in District 3.

Around 50 artworks by Vu Dung, Tran Hong Suong, Vo Vu Thuy Linh and Vo Cao Dinh are on display, bringing varied tastes for visitors with different themes, styles and materials. 

HCMC- State of Journey exhibition

Until Aug 3, Phuong Mai Gallery, 9 Phan Chu Trinh Street, District 1.

"A State of Journey" is the name of an art exhibition featuring 25 works including oil, lacquer and acrylic paintings as well as woodcuts by 20 famous Vietnamese artistsin HCM City, including Le Thanh, Ho Huu Thu, Uyen Huy, Phan Thanh Binh, Bich Lan, Duong Sen, La Hon, Do Duy Tuan and Van Duong Thanh.

Hanoi-Exhibition and Talk about Typography

Opening: Aug 1, 6 pm

Showcase: Aug 1 – 12

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Art talk “Typography: How to read, learn and create”: Aug 3, 6.30 pm

Come to see the newest creations from typography workshop, led by Pham Dam Ca & Ha Dung Hiep.

Hanoi-Graduate Fashion Show and Exhibition “Moving Forward”

Aug 2 and 3, 3 pm, Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Street

A special event organised by the London College for Fashion Studies (Hanoi) to mark the end of the academic year.

Featuring collections from students in the Advanced Diploma: Designer/ Creative Merchandiser and Professional Diploma: Fashion Design & Technology.

For tickets and further information, contact: (04) 3 719 9706 or email: info@fashionstudies.com.vn.


Hanoi-The Romance of High Tech

Aug 29, 8 pm, Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A very chilled-out night of experimental music by Vu Nhat Tan, the show will be a perfect mixture of digital piano, sound synthesizers and midi controllers on laptop.

Ticket at door: VND150,000 (+ 1 free Hanoi beer or soft drink) 

Hanoi- Performances by Japanese-American hip-hop artist

Aug 29, CAM ATK at 73A Mai Hac De Street

Bilingual rapper Kensho Kuma and Tokyo-based beat maker Cloud NI9E will perform together.

Cloud NI9E rose to prominence in Japan with the jazz and soul heavy compositions that saw some of the world’s best lyricist looking to collaborate with the Far Eastern beat-maker. 

HCMC – Euphoric Rock with Canadian Band Japandroids

Aug 21, 7 pm, Cargo Bar/Q4, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Dist 4

A music night with Canadian rock-duo, Japandroids.

Saigon’s own rising stars, White Noiz, will also perform on the night.

Local ex-pat rock n rollers, Joy Oi! will be kicking things off while Saigon’s pioneer of everything indie/electro, DJ Superkid (Everyone’s A DJ), will keep the party going into the early hours.

Tickets now on sale priced VND300,000 (Adv), VND150,000 (with student ID) VND350,000 (door). Available from:
Cargo/Q4 box office; Saigon Sound System, 39 Ly Tu Trong, D1; Asian Kitchen / Alley Cat, 185/22 Pham Ngu Lao Streeet; 
or email: q4.info@saigonsoundsystem.com for delivery. Hotline: 0909084861

Hanoi-Concert and ballet “Seasonal song”

Aug 23, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

A night of concert and ballet with the performance of famous works by Mozart, Charles Gounod, Fromental Halevy, George Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini and the Ballet “Rite of Spring”. 

Ticket prices range from VND 200,000- 500,000, available at Hanoi Opera House or can book over ticketvn@gmail.com
For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

HCMC-Music show for charity

Aug 28, WE Music Club, 8 Le Quy Don Street, District 3.

The oratorio Lua (silk), by Vietnamese composer Quoc Bao will be on stage for one night only, with the participants of singers Phuong Linh, Ha Anh Tuan, Ho Trung Dung, Dong Lan, Thanh Loc, Nguyen Ha, Dung Dalat Band, violinist Phuc Hanh and musician Bao Chan. MC Nguyen Minh is narrator.

All proceeds from the gig will go to a fund helping children with blood cancer. 

HCMC-Rock band Champorado performances

Aug 27, 9pm, Hard Rock Cafe, 39 Le Duan Street, District 1

The band will perform classic rock, Latin, R&B, love songs, and some of their own compositions.

Entrance is free. 

HCMC – Piano Recital with Tran Phuong Nam

Aug 24, 8 pm

HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1

A piano recital night with the performance of pianist Tran Phuong Nam who will play works of Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt.

Ticket prices range from VND 100,000-300,000

Hanoi-Concert with Anne Chamberlain

Aug 21, 8pm, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Together with Vietnamese musicians, Chamberlain will take the audience on a musical journey from 18th century German classic, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to the Argentinian tango, revisited in a contemporary way by the founder of Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazzolla in the 20th century. Tango Nuevo combines the passion and drama of the classical tango with new rhythms, influenced by jazz and folklore music.

Tickets are available at the Goethe-Institut.

Hanoi-Shadow Play: Electro Acoustic Cai Luong

Aug 15, 9 pm, ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street

Two of Vietnam’s most promising young musicians, Luong Hue Trinh and Nguyen Thuy Dung have teamed up with award-winning violinist Dao Van Trung for a re-working of Cai Luong which is a blend of folk and classical used in theatre.  

Together they’ll be condensing Cai Luong’s theatrical history into their modern interpretation of the genre to bring the audience a score that reflects the highs and lows of their personal stories.

Entry VND 100,000

HCMC – Arts Festival Autumn Melodies 2013

Aug 16 – 228 pm, HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1

An annual program from HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera with the participation of hundreds professional artists from foreign countries as well as from Vietnam in the fields of concert and dancing.

Ticket prices range from VND 450,000- 650,000, available at the HCMC Opera House. Booking and delivery: 08. 38237419.

Hanoi-Everyone’s a DJ – Electric Kicks

Aug 10, 8 pm, ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street

EADJ is one of the best and longest running promoters of indie, indie electro and synth pop in Saigon, listed in the Lonely Planet’s guide to Vietnam as one of the “hippest club nights” in Vietnam’s party capital.

They’ll be playing all your new and favourite kick ass indie rock, indie electro, 80s new wave and 50s/60s tunes.

Entry VND 50,000 (free before 8pm)

Hanoi- Performance Art NIPAF – IN:ACT 2013

From Aug 7-9, Nha San Collective, 3rd Floor, Block A, 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street

An annual performance art event organized by Nha San Studio in collaboration with Bill Nguyen since 2010. The program includes art talks, workshops, improvisational and interactive performances in Hanoi.

Participants: Seiji SHIMODA, Toshiharu WATARU, Hitomi FUJITA, Chika MATSUDA, Kiyono KOBAYASHI

APPENDIX – Nguyen Huy AN, Vu Duc Toan, Nguyen Van Song.

Free entrance.

HCMC-Local DJs gather in Cargo Bar

Aug 2, Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 4.

Featuring a group of renowned local DJs at a show called "Mind, Body & Soul".

DJs Starchild, Hibiya Line, Dan Bi Mong, Jase, Nick Ford and Foniks will play the beats of hip hop, funk, soul and house.

Entrance is free.

Hanoi-Toyota Concert Tour 2013

Aug 2 and 3, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Toyota Concert Tour 2013 is prepared and performed by Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Japanese maestro Honna Tetsuji and brings music lovers various delicate melodies of Japan, Vietnam and the world with 2 works of Russian romant composer Tchaikovsky, the joyful Music for Symphony Orchestra of Japanese conductor-composer Yasushi Akutagawa, and the arrangement for symphony orchestra of the folk song “Xe chi luon kim” (Love duets of Bac Ninh) by the composer Tran Manh Hung.

Ticket prices range from VND 100,000- 500,000. Free delivery (0913 489 858/ 0983 067 996)

Hanoi- Concerts with the Asian Youth Orchestra

Aug 10 and 11, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Concerts with the Asian Youth Orchestra and conductor James Judd on Aug 10, Richard Pontzious on Aug 11, cello soloist Steven Isserlis and Asian Youth Orchestra.

Ticket prices range from VND 200, 000- 700, 000, available at Hanoi Opera House or can book over ticketvn@gmail.com. For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Hanoi- Concert Vol. 63 “Mozart Cycle II”

Aug 13 and 14, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien

With conductor Le Phi Phi, piano soloist Ngo Phuong Vi and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. For more information, see below.

Ticket prices range from VND  200, 000- 500, 000, available at Hanoi Opera House or can book over ticketvn@gmail.com. For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.   


Hanoi-Selected short films of the Video Artist Harun Farocki

Aug 9 and 22, 7 pm, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Internationally acknowledged video artist Harun Farocki is one of the most outstanding representatives of German experimental film.

On the occasion of his visit to Vietnam, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi will present four of his films on two evenings. The selected short films deal with topics as labour (“Workers leaving the factory”), war (Pictures of the World and Inscriptions of War”, “Inextinguishable Fire”) and consumer society (“Still life”).

Free entrance.   


Vung Tau City- Food festival on National Day

Aug 22-25,  TrungTrac-Trung Nhi Flower Garden, Ward 1

The festival will have 36 stalls manned by professional chefs who will cook and serve foods from Vietnam, Malaysia , Thailand , Ukraine and Japan. A live music concert will also be held every night.

Ha Giang Province- Mong ethnic pan-pipe festival

Aug 31- Sept 2, Dong Van Karst Plateau

A 3-day festival dedicated to the pan-pipe playing of the Mong ethnic group. Introducing a wide range of cultural activities, including pan-pipe dancing and performances of ancient songs. A dancing contest will be held, gathering several local ethnic pan-pipe artists.

An art exhibition featuring paintings by veteran artist Do Duc will be open to public during the event. The painter has visited the karst plateau many times and fell in love with the land and its people, who have given him great inspiration for his artworks.

Hanoi-Metropole’s Legendary Night Market

Aug 13-14, 5 – 9 pm, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

A miniature bazaar of street sourvenirs and crafts; Sapa Cultural Night with the participation of 10 members of the Red Dao ethnic minority from Sapa who will be showcasing and selling their own homemade products such as brocade, silver jewelry, and other handicrafts.

Free entrance. 

Ha Tinh Province-Ha Tinh folk song festival

August 17-19

The second Ha Tinh folk song festival will feature the participation of more than 30 folk song clubs from the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

Vi dam singing originated in Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces when farmers sang while working the fields.


Hanoi- Hanoi Vertical Run

Sept 15, Landmark 72 building, Pham Hung Street

Online registration close on August 31

Amateur and elite athletes are invited to join the Hanoi Vertical Run, Vietnam’s highest stair climbing race.

The runners will compete to be the fastest to ascend the 1,914 steps that lead to the top of the 72-storey tower.

Most participants are likely to take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the race, although elite competitors can finish in about 10 minutes.

Direct registration is taking place at Landmark 72’s seventh floor fitness centre. For more information, please refer to website www.landmark72run.com.

Hoa Binh-Bike adventure

Aug 24, Hanoi-Hoa Binh

A two-day cycling trip in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh to raise awareness of responsible tourism.

Anyone who is interested in the trip will be shuttled to Luong Son district and start a 30km bike ride. Exprloring natural beauty; joining community activities including picking up waste, repairing a local school and building for it a water tank; sleeping in still houses by the Hoa Binh Reservoir and sampling ethnic local dishes are also included in the trip’s programme.

To register, send an email to recycle@footprint.vn. 

Hoi An- Monster Swim Vietnam

Aug 12-18, next to the Sunrise Beach Resort

A charity event to help raise money for a number of children’s charities.

The main event is the 10-km swim marathon. During the week-long event there will be an event booth in the center of Hoi An selling event T-shirts, caps and charity buffet dinner tickets. Children from the charity organizations will assist in selling the products to tourists.

For more information, access www.monsterswimvietnam.com.

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