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What's on October 2013 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | September 26, 2013 01:57 PM


Malaysian piano prodigy performance

Oct 31, HCM City Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, Dong Khoi (corner of Le Loi), District 1.

Nov 3, Hanoi Opera House, No.1 Trang Tien Street

Malaysian 15-year-old pianist Tengku Ahmad Irfan is set to perform in Vietnam together with the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra will perform the central folk piece Ly Hoai Nam and We Are One by Datuk Mokhzani Ismail under the baton of Vietnamese conductor Tran Vuong Thach.

Irfan will perform with the orchestra pieces by S. Prokofiev and A. Drovak led by German conductor Claus Peter Flor.

The orchestra will also give four free shows to children at various schools in the two cities.

Hanoi- Performances by Berlin artists

Oct 27, 7pm, Zone 9, 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street

To mark the official visit of Klaus Wowereit, mayor of Berlin, artists will present an interactive German culture programme in Hanoi.

Vietnam's S.I.N.E will join DJ and piano duo Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop and Soulrock, who specialises in beatboxing and vocal percussion, in a hip-hop and breakdance performance.

The Berlin-based artists from Light Pirates will compose a fusion of light projections on the background of electronic music, promising a fascinating light performance.

Hanoi-Carnival of the Dead

Oct 26, 6 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Live performance acts including fire, dance, music, wandering theatre and art.

Costume competition: Get a Tailor, build something from cardboard, make a mask, find some facepaints.

Tickets: VND150,000.

Hanoi- Music Night “The other Side of Sound"

Oct 24, 8 pm, Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A night of chill-out music with experimental piano.

Free entry.

This event is part of manzi’s art programme and is supported by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund.


Manzi art shop will be closed from Nov 1 – 30, 2013 due to exhibition.

Manzi will be closed from Dec 10 – 15 2013 due to private hired event, and will re-open December 16 .

Finnish band to debut in Vietnam

Oct 21, Hai Phong City's Opera House, Hoang Van Thu Street, Hai Phong City

Oct 22, 8pm, Octagonal Stage, Ly Thai To Park, Hannoi

Oct 23, 8pm, Workers Theatre, 42 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi

Oct 25, 9pm, Metropole Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi

Dance and music collective Jari&Taika from Finland will make their first ever performances in Vietnam

Formed in 2004, the five-member band has performed a wide range of genres, from international evergreens to Finnish pop music and their own compositions.

Hanoi- Blues and roots night with TVJones

Oct 18, 8pm, Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street.

Performance by Australian blues and roots artist TVJones.

This award-winning songwriter and musician, who has played at hundreds of festivals and gigs around Australia, will present guitar melodies that blend funk and folksy blues in the style of Fink and John Martyn.

Tickets are available at door.

Hanoi- Vincent Moon Screening – Les Siestes Electroniques Pre-Festival Party

Oct 18, 8 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street


Vincent Moon screens films then Sebastien Gesell & the Les Siestes Electroniques gang play music etc

Free entrance

Duration: d = ax (d: duration; x: level of alcohol consumption*; a: constant)

Languages: loads

English subtitles: probably (Optional subtitles in Esperanto)

For more information, visit: http://www.vincentmoon.com/

Hanoi-Concert “Sieste Électronique” in Hanoi

Oct 19, 3– 6 pm, Thong Nhat Park

The mixture of electronic music, experimental music as well as Vietnam traditional music will enable the audience to relax and experience.

With French guest artists: Vincent Moon, Laurent Jeanneau, Jean Nipon and Vietnamese guest artists: Vu Nhat Tan and Nguyen Hong Giang.

Free entrance.

Hanoi-Music Night “Endless Adventure”

Oct 24, 8 pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A Flamenco concert ”Endless Adventure” with the performances of famous guitarist Tran Viet Anh and his Lang Du band, singer Dong Lan (French songs) and Vu Ha Anh (latin songs).

Ticket: VND300,000 (USD15), to buy ticket, call: 0989.669.605

Hanoi-Concert “In the footstep of Edward Grieg”

Oct 27, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

With conductor Alf Richard Kraggerud, violin soloist Henning Kraggerud and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket prices range from VND 200,000- 500,000. All Tickets available at the Hanoi Opera House or can book over ticketvn@gmail.com

For delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Guitarist performances

Sept 30, 8pm, Hanoi Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street

Oct 1, 8pm, Phu Nhuan Cultural centre, 70 -72 Nguyen Van Troi Street

Performances by American guitarist Rene Izquierdo and Vietnamese guitarist Thai Minh.

Rene Izquierdo will play classical pieces written by J.S. Bach, Domenico Scalartti, Napoleon Coste and Claude Debussy and modern pieces composed by Joaquin Rodrigo, Hector VillaLobos and Francisco Tarrega.

The American guitarist will also introduce Vietnamese audiences to some Cuban folk songs.

HCMC- Performances by Malaysian DJ

Oct 18, 9.30pm

Park Hyatt Saigon's 2 Lam Son Martini Bar

J Morell, one of Asia's rising DJs, will bring techno beats for just one night.

Hanoi-Music Night with SAY OMS

Oct 5, 8 pm, Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Funky melody, lively, soulful, introspective and full of jive.

Genre defying, but with lashings of soul.

Tickets: VND100,000.

Hanoi-CAMA Festival 7

Oct 12, 1 – 11 pm

American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street

Featuring a line-up of leading indie, rock, reggae and electronic acts.

The 2013 CAMA Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet, bringing international acts to join a host of leading local talent for a full-on day of musical mayhem in Hanoi.

Tickets range from VND 300,000-350,000

For more information, visit: http://www.camafestival.com/



HCMC-French electro artists stage Hanoi, HCM City concerts

Dec 14, Reunification Palace, HCM City

French and Vietnamese artists will perform “Siestes Electroniques”, an innovative suite of electronic music compositions.

Famous composers and performers including Vincent Moon, Laurent Jeanneau, Jean-Nipon, Vu Nhat Tan, and Nguyen Hong Giang will present their musical reflections on cultural diversity and its associations.

Free entry


Hanoi- Exhibition “Minutes to Conform"

Oct 26– Nov 3, 8 am – 9 pm

Vietnamese Cultural Space, 16 Ly Thai To Street

A charity exhibition by Tran Nu Vuong Linh.

This is the result of five– month process to create the whole new paintings, with different materials.

For more information, contact via email: trannuvuonglinh@gmail.com

Hanoi-Exhibition of Talent Prize Contest


Opening: Oct 22, 9.30 pm

Exhibition: Oct 22 – 31, 9 am – 5 pm

Tadioto, 2nd Floor, Building A, 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street

An exhibition of an open architecture contest headlined under “Architectural Ideas for Improving Urban Spaces”. The contest showcases 39 pioneering and inspiring architectural ideas and designs by young talents from all of Vietnam.

The Talent Prize Jury consists of three renowned architects from Vietnam and Denmark – Nguyen Huu Thai, Pho Duc Tung and Hans Peter Hagens. They have nominated 10 projects to compete for the grand award consisting of a study trip to Denmark for the winner and a chance to work alongside some visionary Danish architects. All 39 projects are also eligible for the public award (amounting to 10 million VND cash) taking place online as well as at the exhibition.

Hanoi-French camera captures Vietnamese women

Oct 20, 9am- 10pm , 67B Cua Bac Street

Display of about 20 colour portraits of Vietnamese women by French photographer Rehahn Croquevielle.

Croquevielle has donated the photos as part of the Vietnamese Women's Day celebrations.

This is his first exhibition, who travelled through 30 countries and settled in Hoi An two years ago.

HCMC – Exhibition “In the Midst of Life”

Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, D.1

Opening: Oct 25, 6 pm

Exhibition: Oct 25  – Nov 25

A solo exhibition of wood burn paintings by Hanoi-based artist Ngo Van Sac.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm; and by appointment



HCMC – Exhibition “Four Seasons”

Until Oct 30, Tu do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, Dist 1

A laquer painting exhibition by four artists: Tran Thi Thu Ha (Hue – 1952), Duong Tuan Kiet (Long An – 1940), Vo Xuan Huy (Quang Tri – 1970) and Nguyen Xuan Anh (Hanoi – 1977).




Hanoi-Exhibition “Colors’ Beats of Vietnam”

Opening Oct 22, 6 pm

Exhibition: Oct 22 – Nov 13

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A lomography exhibition. Under the aspect of LomoWall, the unique and beautiful installation artwork “Colors’ Beats of Vietnam”, with photos of various artists using different techniques, offers an unique perspective in colors of Vietnam, a developing country which combines between tradition and industrialization.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Nhà Tây Transforms”

Opening: Oct 10, 6 pm

Exhibition: Oct 10 – 29

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Introducing the latest works of artist scholars, Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The.

Nhà Tây by Nguyen The Son: Featuring the transformations of the urban landscapes. These Nha Tay’s, (Western Villa) refer to the beautiful, spacious villas that were built by the French. However, these houses are being adapted and transformed just as were the prestigious Nha Mat Pho. Additional structures, tin roofs, advertising billboards and all manner of extemporaneous additions are layered onto the original structure creating a haphazard structure of chaotic living.

Fellow artist, researcher Yen The adds yet another historical layer to this discovery of the life of the Nha Tay.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Viet – Thai Art Exchange”

Opening: Oct 1, 6 pm

Exhibition: Oct 1 –7

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

It is within the framework of an exchange programme between groups artists from Vietnam and Thailand started in 2013. This program will include art workshops, seminars and exhibitions to introduce artists and their works in both countries.

For more information, contact: Trinh Tuan, email: tuanhoatrinh@gmail.com.

Hanoi- Exhibitions by famed Japanese artist

Until Oct 27, 27 Quang Trung Street.

Paintings featuring the unique aesthetic of Japanese artist Iwasaki Chihiro.

Showcasing 40 of her most-prized artworks, 32 of which are being exhibited Vietnam for the first time.

HCMC – Exhibition “Red Thread”

Opening: Oct 3, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition: Oct 3 – 23

Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, D.1

A solo exhibition of new ink and water color paintings on do paper by Saigon-based artist Bui Tien Tuan.

After nearly a decade of focusing on silk as the medium for his poetic portraits of women, Tuan has taken an unexpected turn with his latest Red Thread series, appropriating the traditional medium of do paper with ink and watercolors.

Floating in empty spaces dominated by the rough texture of the do paper, the women in Bui Tien Tuan’s Red Thread collection recline, crouch, and cavort in mid-air or over an invisible bed.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm; and by appointment


Hanoi- festival promotes craft village tourism

October 9–12, Quan Ngua Sport Centre

Introducing exhibitions, food tastings, and folk games in Red river delta provinces.

The festival’s 300 stalls will be split between five areas, including a 20 stall recreation of the capital city’s craft streets, and a 50 stall promotional section for Hanoi’s hotels and tour operators.

Showcasing the processions that were emblematic of craft villages like Bat Trang (ceramics), Son Dong (handicrafts), Van Phuc (silk), and Ngu Hiep (basket weaving) in days gone by.

There will be seminars on developing tourism to support contemporary craft villages and the preservation of tradition through craft competitions.

Hanoi-German Beer Festival

Oct 24-25, Cung Xuan Centre, 1 Vo Thi Sau Street

This year festival highlight German’s cultural values in an open space. Hanoians will enjoy Germany’s traditional premium beer, a variety of foods and interesting folk music of Bavarian region performed by German band Gaudiblosn.


HCMC- Comedy and a film screening by Saigon Players

Oct 25 and 26, 7pm, McSorley's Ale House, No.4 Thao Dien Street, D 2.

The Life Cycle of Saigon is a cabaret-style comedy featuring images of traffic in the city.

All profit from two shows will be donated to Saigon Helmet Awareness and Helping Hand Saigon.

Popular Halloween movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, released in 1975, will be screened on November 1-2.

Hanoi-FVH Film Event: Screening of TPD’s Project “We Are Filmmakers”

Oct 24, 7.30 pm, Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung  Street

A showing of five films produced by the students of the Center for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents.

The films total time 80 minutes.

Vietnamese with English subtitles

There will be a question and answer session afterwards with TPD’s Director and 3 of our films’ talented directors.

Cost: VND150,000

Limit: 90 participants

To reserve seats contact Hang:  nguyenvu_nganhang@yahoo.com

Hanoi-Science Film Festival 2013

Opening: Oct 24, 9 am

Public Festival Opening: Screening of “Chasing Ice”: Oct 26, 2- 4 pm

Kim Dong Cinema, 19 Hang Bai Street

SFF- Activity-day: Oct 27, Nov 02 and 03

Screening of “Mekong”: Nov 01, 7pm

Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc

For more information, visit: http://www.goethe.de/ins/vn/han/enindex.htm  

Hanoi-Screening of “Sound to Music”

Oct 16, 8 pm, 73a Mai Hac De Street

A documentary about the Japanese OTO ASOBI project

OTO ASOBI consists of 16 people with learning disabilities and their families, about 20 artists from various fields, and music therapists. Individuals with learning disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome and so on, whose ages range from 8 to 42. They collaborate freely with artists such as free improvisers, pop musicians, butoh dancers, and installation artists. Over 50 guest artists have been involved so far to create new performances. Parents of the people with learning disabilities are also important members who make their own music using cardboard boxes, kitchen utensils, and even hoovers.

Languages: Japanese with subtitles in both Vietnamese and English

Free entry.

Hanoi-Screening of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”

Oct 5, 2 pm, Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor)

A 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of ethnic Chinese actors, including Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Chang Chen. The film was based on the fourth novel in a pentalogy, known in China as the Crane Iron Pentalogy, by wuxia novelist Wang Dulu. The martial arts and action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping.

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

Hanoi-Meals on Reels – A Season of Food Movies

Oct 1 and 29, 6.30 pm

Hanoi Cooking Centre Rooftop Cinema, 44 Chau Long Street

An open air cinema every first and last Tuesday of the month. October kicks off with two films about sibling rivalry in the kitchen.

On October 1, there will be Big Night (USA, 1996). Two brothers, volatile chef Primo and smooth talking restaurant manager Secondo, try to save their failing Italian restaurant by putting on a special dinner concert.

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Taiwan, 1994) by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Life of Pi) on October 29 charts the love lives of three very different sisters and revolves around huge Sunday night dinners prepared by their father, a widowed senior chef.

Entry is free.

Hanoi- Screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Oct 2, 8 pm, The Hanoi Bicycle Collective, 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Street

100 minutes, produced in 1975, directed by Jjim Sharman.

This low-budget freak show concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night.

Free entrance.


“Day of Love” – Mintown’s Special Event in Vietnamese’s Women Day

Oct  20, 9 am – 10 pm, Phan Dinh Phung High shool, 30 Phan Dinh Phung Street

A special spiritual gift from Mintown Handmade Community to women on the Vietnamese Woman’s day. This event is a sweet combination of a typical Mintown’s Handmade fair and a variety of cultural and artistic activities.

Entrance ticket: VND 20,000/ticket (buy in advance) or VND 25.000/ticket (buy at gateway)

For more information, visit:http://www.mintown.vn/blog/

Hanoi-KOTO dinner aids disadvantaged youth

Oct 24, 6-10pm, 59 Van Mieu Street

A charity dinner with welcome cocktail, buffet and live entertainment. Supporters will also meet KOTO trainees and hear how their support makes a difference.

Funds will go towards buying warm clothes and blankets for trainees from the South.

Clothes, blankets and cash donations are highly appreciated.

Tickets will be sold at KOTO Restaurant (59 Van Mieu Street), KOTO Training Centre (710B Lac Long Quan Street) and Pots ‘n Pans (57 Bui Thi Xuan Street). Email tickets@koto.com.au to secure your place.

HCMC-Swap meet to be held at Saigon Outcast

Oct 19, 10am - 10pm 

Saigon Outcast, 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2

A swap meet called Recycle, Reuse and Reduce for members.

Bring clothing, accessories and books to swap for something new.

After swapping, the rest of the clothes and books will be sorted and sent to a local charity.

On offer at the swap meet will be cocktails, frosty brews and tasty bites from the club's restaurant members. Performances of Vietnamese and foreign DJs will be included.

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