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What's on September 2013 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | September 03, 2013 04:10 PM


Music Night with The London Underground

Sep 28, 9 pm, Barbetta Republic, Zone 9, 38 Nguyen Huy Tu/09 Tran Thanh Tong Street

Spectrum, Vaughan, and JC taking you on an immense journey through everything London associated with the cutting edge music out off the big city.

We will also have live visuals, and some London decor to get the mood going, not to mention a pounding Funktion One sound system, which is common in most of the big rave clubs in the city, this will make those basslines jump out.

Free entry.

Hanoi- Japanese Dance “Alphard” in Europe Meets Asia

Sep 26 and 27, 8 pm, Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

Young Japanese dancer Mikiko Kawamura brings her masterpiece to add unique value to Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2013.

A 25-minitue dance piece is made with Kawamura’s inspiration from the same name’s lonely bright star, standing alone in the position of the snake’s heart in the constellation Hydra.

Free tickets available at: Goethe-Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung, and British Council, 20 Thuy Khue.

Hanoi - Concert “Contemporary Experimental Music”

Sep 23, 8 pm, Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

In 2013 German Professor Bernd Asmus spent six weeks in Vietnam conducting workshops and seminars for students of the National Music Academy of Hanoi, The intention of Asmus’ work in Vietnam was to create a convergence of theory and practice, in order to help the students gain a wider understanding of trends in contemporary music.

Their work will be presented this time

Free entrance.

Hanoi-Rock Music Show: 18+2 – Birthday Show

Sep 21, 7 pm

9Unplugged, 1st floor, block A, Zone 9, No. 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street

18+2 – Birthday Show is the pre-opening performance of Keep Your Passion – a series of live show for emerging rock bands in Vietnam to stage their own performance.

For more information about invitation ticket, follow these channels:
Fanpage of RockPassion.
Fanpage of bands: 18+ – W.A.A.H – Alive In Sight – Kick Off.
or receive tickets directly at 9Unplugged.
Hanoi-German Contribution to the Dance Festival “Lighting”

Sep 27 and 28, 8 pm

Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

A piece for Vietnamese and European dancers, by Anna Konjetzky.

The focus in “lighting“ is on the dancers’ gestures and bodies: Elemental movements are multiplied by ten, shining more light on them, suddenly it appears capacious and develops a momentum of its own. The music is composed of electronic and instrumental melodies and tones generated from the dancers’ movements and presented via an 8-channel-sound system.

Free tickets available at: Goethe-Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc; L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien; Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung and British Council, 20 Thuy Khue.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.sofitel-legend.com/hanoi/en/

Hanoi-Concert with Australian Duo Agostino

Sep 26, 7.45 pm, Voice of Vietnam theatre, 58 Quan Su Street

Renowned Australia guitarists Janet and Raffaele Agostino – Duo Agostino – will perform at a special one-off concert organised by the Australian Embassy.

Showcasing pieces from their Under the Southern Skies album and as well as a Vietnamese piece called Di Cay.

Free tickets available from Sep 16 on a first come first served basis at VOV office (58 Quan Su Street) and the Australian Embassy (8 Dao Tan Street)

Hanoi-Experimental Electronic with Space360 Live

Sep 13, 7.30 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Thailand’s pioneering IDM and experimental artist will rock the crowd with a sonic live along with Hanoi’s Cot.4,Luong Hue Trinh, Nguyen Do Minh Quan, Duy, Nate.B, Dee.F and Hanoi Improv.Sesh.

Ticket at the door: VND100,000 (including 1 free beer / soft drink) – 50% off before 7PM

Hanoi-Symphony Concert with Conductor Epstein Bernhard

Sep 24, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

A symphony concert with conductor Epstein Bernhard, piano soloist Huy Phuong and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ticket prices range from VND350 000- 500 000, available at Hanoi Opera House or book overticketvn@gmail.com

For free delivery, call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Hanoi-Special Concert – Vietnam Japan 40 Autumn Concert Tour

Sep14 and 15, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien

A special concert with conductor HONNA Tetsuji, piano soloist KODAMA Momo and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. For more information, see below:

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

Hanoi-Concert with Jeremiah Hepner

Sep 13, 8 pm, Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Rhythmic, melodious folk, rhythm & roots comes for a special one-off performance. Singer-songwriter Jeremiah Hepner – bard, troubadour, activist, plays one show only of Earth-inspired, original, acoustic tunes.

Tickets: VND70,000 at door.

Hanoi-Festival to honour theatrical colossus

Sep 9-16, Cong Nhan Theatre, 42 Trang Tien Street; Tuoi Tre (Youth) Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street; and Dai Nam Theatre, 89 Pho Hue Street.

Operas and dramas written by late playwright Luu Quang Vu.

There will be more than a dozen presentations of his drama, traditional opera and cai luong (renovated opera) by 12 art troupes from north and central Vienam.

Vu left behind a colossal literary treasure of hundreds of poems, pieces of prose, theatrical critiques and more than 50 theatrical scenarios.

Most of his works had been staged before he died as he was among the most popular playwrights in 1980s.

Tickets available at the theatre.

Hanoi-A Jazz Night “Jazz’ Edit”

Sep 12, 8 pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A jazz night performed by lecturers and students from Department of Jazz -  Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Ticket price: VND 120,000, students: VND 60, 000

Hanoi-Jazz Concert “French Melodies”

Sep 5, 8 pm – 9:50 pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A jazz concert with the performance of The New Morning Quartet – the band with all the members from The Vietnam National Academy of Music, with famous works by Django Reinhardt, Richard Galliano, Charles Trenet, and more.

Ticket price: VND120, 000, students: VND 60, 000

HCMC- Henry Saiz Album World Tour 2013

Sep 13, 8 pm, Q4 / Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, D.4

Henry Saiz’s world tour will stop in HCM City on September 13th as a part of his album launch and world tour. Amazing band perform as he delivers one of his explosive DJ sets.

Tickets cost VND 250,000 for bookings in advanced and VND 350,000 at the door.


Exhibition “Unlimited Letters”

Hanoi: Opening: Sep 29, 6 pm, Barbetta Republic, Zone 9, 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street

HCMC: Opening: Sep 29, 7.30 pm, Palpitation, 29 Dien Bien Phu, Dist 1

Exhibition: Sep 29– Oct 06

A project is organized in order to build up a space for young artists and designers to show their creativity. It gives them the opportunity to express their own style in writing letters so that people could gather and discuss about the alphabet with various art form by 35 members in different working fields.

Beside showing 33 artworks, they are also printing 500 books about all the artists, designers who take part in Unlimited Letters to share their process or opinion.

Hanoi-Scuplture Exhibition “Silence”

Until Sep 29, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Nguyen Nguyen Ha examines everything briefly but his works. He sets a high standard for all performance. He works quietly from day to day at his own studio in a long, careful, calm and unhurried process.

“Silence” is his first solo exhibition which features 11 latest works created from 2010 to present, with no common theme and divided into 4 interesting short stories.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Listen to the Phlowers”

Opening: Sep 26, 7 – 11 pm

Exhibition: Until October, 201 Trich Sai, Tay Ho District

Matthew ‘phed’ James a seasoned graffiti/street artist from London now living in Hanoi has his first exhibition in Vietnam.

On display will be street art, painting, sketches and illustrations based around his fast-becoming trade mark flower design.

With some music, drinks and food. Also there will be a charity auction in aid of Human Services for the Children of Vietnam with interesting prizes.

HCMC-‘XEM’ exhibition

Until Oct 24, San Art, 3 Me Linh Street, Binh Thanh District.

A group visual exhibition which is able to turn photographic ideas into objects of artists Nguyen Thanh Truc, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam and Phan Quang.

As each member of XEM individually works across various media – from painting, sculpture, video to installation – the exhibition embraces much more than just photography though it is an inherent focus. 

Malaysia-Art Expo Malaysia 2013

 A painting introduced by Art House Vietnam at the event

Sep 19-22, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala lumpur

The Art Expo Malaysia celebrates its seventh year in 2013 as the longest running uninterrupted art fair in South-east Asia.

With the participation of 60 galleries from many countries.

For more information about the event, visit: http://www.artexpomalaysia.com/index.html

Hanoi-Exhibition “A New Me”

Sep 13 – 22, 8 am – 10 pm, Ly Thai To Park, Hoan Kiem District

The exhibition is the outcome of 15 disadvantaged groups in society, after four months of hard work, with the support of various civil society organizations, to bring the public all the dearest, most honest, and thus, most beautiful images of the life of ME, engraved with sincere aspirations, buried thoughts, and even positive changes with the support of social organizations.

Free entrance.

Hanoi-Art Exhibition “In Dialogue with Đình”

Opening: Sep 20, 5 pm

Art talk: Sep 24, 2.30 pm

Exhibition: Sep 20 – Oct 4, 08.30 am – 5 pm

Vietnam University of Fine Arts, 42 Yet Kieu Street

An art exhibition directly examines Đình heritage in the Tonkin Delta.

Each contribution is the artist’s reflection upon the Đình heritage. With different forms of art, the exhibit poses critical questions that relate to village heritage. Themes such as the degradation of heritage, the need to protect heritage, and reverence for the beauty of cultural heritage in contemporary life are all represented in this exhibit.

HCMC-Tran Hoang Minh Duc’s canvas recollections

Until Sep 30, Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street.

Solo exhibition by Tran Hoang Minh Duc with 21 oil on canvas works which depict peaceful sceneries in remote hamlets with small houses, tree lines, banana leaves and winding roads. Images of folk games and toys and the beauty of ladies are also to be seen in Duc’s paintings.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Frozen Dreams”

Opening: Sep 13, 6.30 pm

Exhibition: Sep 13 – 23 

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

An exhibition by Hanoi based visual artist Vương Thạo, who was selected as one of the South East Asia region’s top ten artists by the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize – the most prestigious art award in the region.

Thạo will present a very interesting divergence in his “living fossil” concept and a series of paintings on dó paper “Bodies and Dreams” which have been highly appreciated by local and international collectors.

The ‘Frozen Dreams’ is expected to be a delightful mini show for art lovers of Hanoi this autumn.

For more information, contact: manzihanoi@gmail.com, Tel:+84 (04) 3716 3397

Hanoi-Art Exhibition of Lolo Zazar

Opening: Sep 12, 06.30 – 8 pm

Exhibition: Sep 12 – Oct 12

88 Lounge,88 Xuan Dieu Street

An art exhibition of French artist Lolo Zazar.

Each floor will hold a variant atmosphere, with a different collection of artwork: Mezzanine Floor is a fusion between stainless steel, elements and light; 3rd floor introduce a mixture of stainless steel sculpture and traditional Vietnamese lacquer; 4th floor introduces photos of B-tong with telephone numbers of small companies that offer their demolition and construction services.

Hanoi- Exhibition paints picture of village life

Until Sept 18 , Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

An exhibition featuring Vietnamese countryside by painter Ta Thi Thanh Tam in a colourful way, through the special point of view of an artist who exclusively depicts vistas from rural life.

The works are painted on paper using lacquer to depict her reflections and meditations of the countryside, such as pagodas, temples and monks, elderly people playing chess, young sweethearts spending precious time together, and children playing together.

Exhibition “Born in 1983/ Kham Thien”

Opening: Sep 5, 6 pm

Exhibition: Sep 5 – 28, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

An installation art exhibition of artist Bang Nhat Linh, which will display the objects whose utility had been transformed by users.

The artists recycles objects left over from the war (aircraft debris, sandbags, bullet casings, etc) into useful materials.

This exhibition aims to narrow the gap between the post-war generation and the ones that experience this hard period and endure all the sufferings till today.

Free entrance

Hanoi-Exhibition “Stories about Villages”

Until Sep 18, Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

An exhibition by the Vietnamese artist Ta Thi Thanh Tam. Featuring Vietnamese countryside from a very special point of view.

Her works, painted on paper and lacquer, portray in a colorful way figures and traditions of the Vietnamese villages: dances, processions, rural and interiors scenes.

Free entry.


Hanoi-Mid-Autumn Festival
Sep 18, 6 – 9 pm, Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

A party for all the children and everyone who wants to revive the old traditions of the Festival with the following program:
- 18.00 – 18.30: Videoclip and presentation about the traditional festival
- 18.30 – 20.00: Lion-head painting, moon cakes preparing and baking
- 20.00 – 20.30: Lion dance with local traditional artists
- 20.30 – 21.00: Baking done, everyone goes party!

Tickets: VND 200,000/child (materials for lion-head painting and moon cakes baking included; free for parents). Register for tickets before Sep 14th via email: info@uni-italia.vn or calling to 043 824 0579.

HCMC- “Our House” festival for foreign expats

September 10-12, Van Thanh tourist resort, 48/10 Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh District

In an attempt to attract foreign communities, the programme will include a traditional Vietnamese ethnic group costume display, an art performances and a “Favourite Song” competition.

Foreign nationals will be allocated space to celebrate their own culture and cuisine and have the chance to try their hands in a traditional Vietnamese cooking contest.


Hanoi-Screening of Vertigo

Sep 28, 2 pm, Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Street (4th floor)

A 1958 psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.

The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson, who has been forced into early retirement due to suffering vertigo and clinical depression incurred in the line of duty. Scottie is hired as a private investigator to follow a woman, Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak) who is behaving peculiarly.

Hanoi-Memorial Day – a one-man play

Sept 20 and 21, 8pm, Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

American veteran Brian Delate introduce his play which centres on a veteran who has to deal with post traumatic stress disorder who is on the verge of suicide during a Memorial Day celebration.

Free entrance.

UK Film Festival

Sept 30-Oct 4

The British Council in Vietnam will screen five British comedies.

Megastar cinemas will host the festival’s five films in Hanoi, HCM City, Danang, and Haiphong, while Ninh Kieu will screen the films in Can Tho.

Complimentary tickets available at the British Council in Hanoi and HCM City, at Megastar cinemas in Haiphong and Danang, and at Ninh Kieu cinema in Can Tho. 

Hanoi-Screening of “The Great Gatsby”

Sep 14, 2 pm, 51 Tran Hung Dao Street (4th floor)

A 2013 American 3D drama film. An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name, the film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki. It follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties.

Entrance is free, though guests are welcome to donate to TPD Centre’s Young Cinema Fund.


Hanoi-French Wine Week at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Sep 23 – 30, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi will introduce guests a myriad of special promotions including exclusive pairing menus at Spices Garden & Le Beaulieu, a wine fair at L’Epicerie & Bamboo Bar as well as specialty wine treatments at Le Spa.

Along with free-flow wine promotions at a variety of outlets and a complimentary glass of wine offered with desserts at key restaurants, the hotel will also be hosting a Wine Cocktail Discovery eve.

Hanoi Slam Program “Lost in Translation”

Sep 11, 8 pm, ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street

Competitive story telling involves contestants telling true stories based on our theme, live and without notes! The show proved to be spontaneous, entertaining and just a little bit tipsy. For this event, have Jordan Senior headline, with a set of lively folk and likely narratives.

Hanoi Slam is completely non-profit. All door proceeds will benefit Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV).

For more information, email: hanoistoryslam@gmail.com

Entry is 100,000VND.    

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