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What's on November 2013 (Daily updated)
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Hanoi- Music Night with Bonaparte and Zamina

Nov 29, 7 pm, Tadioto, 2nd Floor, Building A, 9 Tran Thanh Tong Street

They’ve been called “the best band in the world”, “a wild rocking roll-trash-punk-troupe de force”, and “a bizarre fantasy”.

Having toured the world from Russia and Australia, the band’s first Asian excursion will take in 15 groundbreaking dates across China, Thailand and Vietnam.

Supporting Bonaparte will be Hanoi’s favourite six piece afrobeat-reggae band Zamina.

Tickets: VND200,000; VND180,000 (Advance) via ticketbox.vn or ATK (73 Mai Hac De Street)

Hanoi- A Night of Concert and Ballet

Nov 28, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

A Night of Concert and Ballet with director Poeple’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong, conductor: Quang Vinh and artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

Ticket prices range from VND 250,000- VND 500,000, available at Hanoi Opera House or can book over ticketvn@gmail.com

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

HCMC – International Dance Festival

Performance: Nov 20 and 21, 8 pm, HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1

Workshop: Nov 16, 17 and 22, Le Thanh Theatre, 25 Phan Phu Tien, Ward 10, D.5

Nov 16 – Workshop with Claudio Malangone from Italia [9:00am - 10:30am]. Content: Awareness of the body in contemporary dance.

Nov 17 – Workshop with Kaiji Moriyama from Japan [3:00pm – 4:30pm]. Content: contemporary dance movement and experience a short introduction to Kaiji’s creative process in choreography.

Nov 22 – Workshop with Sungyong Kim from Korea [9:00am - 10:30am]. Content: Floor dance technique.

The very first International dance festival in Ho Chi Minh City, with participation of choreographers and dancers from Italy, Japan and Korea.

For further information and ticket reservations, call 0903.966.798.

Hanoi-2013 European Music Festival

Nov 22, 8pm, Hanoi Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

Featuring talented artists from Europe.

The highlight of the festival will be special performances by renowned pianists from Hungary and Poland, and some eventful nights of pop music, classics, jazz and electronica presented by artists from countries such as Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

The festival will also feature two leading Vietnamese opera singers, Ngoc Tuyen and Trieu Yen, to perform famous opera works with an electronic music background.

Hanoi-UK Concert 2013

Nov 21 and 22, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, No.1 Trang Tien Street

With renowned British conductor, professor Colin Metters, who will be accompanied by Guy Johnston, a British cellist.

The programme will feature the Roman Carnival Overture, by Hector Berlioz, Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5.

Ninety musicians from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra are also part of the repertoire, and the young Vietnamese conductor, Tran Nhat Minh, from the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera will serve as assistant conductor to Colin Metters.

Ticket prices vary from VND200,000 to 500,000; students with a valid student’s ID will receive a discounted ticket of VND100,000.

For free delivery, call 0913489858 or 0903067996.

Hanoi- Concert of Traditional Vietnamese Music

Nov 14, 8 – 9.30 pm

34 Hoang Cau Street, 6th Floor (above Fansipan Mushroom Restaurant)

Showcasing some of Vietnam’s best performers of traditional music, including commentary on their music and instruments.

Ticket:VND 200,000. Limit: 40 people. To register: Helen, helenshuntley@yahoo.com

HCMC- Performance by Trio Maecheler

Nov 15, 8 p.m, HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112, Nguyen Du Street, D 1

A concert from Germany’s Trio Maecheler with works such as Médailles antiques (Philippe Gaubert), Subito (Witold Lutowslaski), Sonatina (Henri Dutilleux) and Tren pho xua Hanoi (Do Tuan). Trio Maecheler consists of Carin Levine, Anne Steckel and Stephan Rahn.

German band Aufbau West tour Vietnam


Nov 12, 7 pm, Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham

Nov 16, 6 pm, Museum of History Hanoi, 1 Pham Ngu Lao Street

HAIPHONG: Nov 14, 7 pm, August-Theatre Hai Phong, 117 Dinh Tien Hoang Street

HCMC: Nov 19, 7 pm, Youth Culture House, 4 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, D 1

Performance by Florian Berres, Jendrik Leismann, Martin Kuntze and Sebastian Gödde, the four members of German band Aufbau West

In the last 24 months Aufbau West have been on tour as a support act for Jennifer Rostock as well as headlining their own gigs and participating in various festivals in Germany.

Free tickets are available at Hanoi Goethe Institute, August Theatre-Haiphong and Goethe Institute in HCMC.

HCMC-Music Night with Indie Band The Cribs

Nov 8, 8 pm, Q4 / Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D.4

Music night with indie band The Cribs from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

Ticket price: VND 200,000 student discount / VND 350,000 book in advance

Booking: 30 Ly Tu Trong, 9 Nguyen Tat Thanh

Asia Kitchen, 185/22 Pham Ngu Lao

Email: q4.info@saigonsoundsystem.com

Hanoi-Concert: Silence teaches you how to sing

Nov 14, 8 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Featuring: ASPIDISTRAFLY : ambient folk duo from Singapore; JRG_ONE : cassette-tape-based live set; and SEBASTIEN GESELL : quiet minimalism DJ set


Tickets: VND 50,000 (presale); VND 50,000 ((Vietnamese/ international) student concessions – available at doors); VND 100,000 (doors)

For more information about the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/541360775933008/

HCMC – Opera “The Magic Flute”

Nov 9 and 10, 8 pm

HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1,

Performance of internationally-known opera vocalists: Magnus Staveland (Tenor), Halvor F. Melien (Baritone), Hege Gustava Tjonn (coloratura soprano), Derek Anthony (Bass) and artists of HBSO: Thanh Nga, Duy Linh, Cho Hae Ryong, Ngọc Tuyền, Thu Hường … Some artists from Tronheim Solitene, Forsvarets musikk (Norway) will participate in the orchestra.

Ticket prices range from VND150,000- 650.000, available at the opera house

Booking and delivery: 08 3823 7419; Ms.Hương: 0989874517 – 0909 49 39 38 (Ms Ngoc)

Hanoi-“Go! Go! Japan! Rock Festival 2013”

Nov 16, 6.30 pm, Van Ho Exhibition Centre, 2 Hoa Lu Street

A night with the cutting-edges of Japanese and Vietnamese rock bands.

Ticket distribution spots:

The Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung Street, TEL 04 3944 7419 [09:00 – 18:00, no closed days]

Rockpassion.vn, 66 lane 40 Ta Quang Buu, TEL 04 668 45619 [8:30 – 17:30, closed on Sat & Sun]

Café M Day, 110 Cau Giay, TEL 0163 353 8868 [6:30 – 23:30, no closed days]

Major 7 Café, lane 95 Chua Boc, TEL 098 756 95 86 [8:00 – 21:00, no closed days]

HCMC- Departure Kids Live in HCMC

Nov 24, 7.30 pm, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D.4

French indie garage-rockers, DEPARTURE KIDS will make their Vietnam debut on 24th November.

Their raucous stage shows and infectious hooks have drawn comparisons with The Libertines and The Strokes, with waves of energy whipping unsuspecting crowds into a frenzy.

As always, there will be a top-notch support bill and DJ’s after.

Tickets: VND100,000.

Hanoi-Toyota Classics concert

Nov 5,  Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

The 16th Toyota Classics concert with a program of symphonic masterpieces from Eastern Europe music to Piazzolla under the baton of Canadian Charles Olivieri-Munroe, with the performance of trumpeter Manuel Blanco and Vietnamese violinist Nguyen Huu Nguyen.

Tickets price range from VND 7000,000- 1.2 million, on sale at the Hanoi Opera House and TMV, Hanoi branch (8th floor, Viglacera Building, 1 Thang Long Avenue, Me Tri, Tu Liem, Hanoi). 

All proceeds go to charity and Toyota Scholarship for Young Vietnamese Music Talents.

UK Now! Music Celebration

Hanoi: Nov 9, 6 pm, Van Ho Exhibition Centre, 2 Hoa Lu Street

Workshop: Nov 8, ATK, 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

HCMC: Nov 10, 6 pm, Q4 / Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D.4

Anushka and Bwani Junction will perform live in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Tickets are free and can be obtained at:

Hanoi: British Council, 20 Thuy Khue Street; CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street

HCMC: British Council, 25 Le Duan, District 1

Or obtained from ticketbox.vn.

Besides the performances, there will be a musical workshop joined by Anushka and Bwani Junction on Nov 8. The workshop is expected to pull together scores of talented musicians, both local and international.

For workshop registration and all related information, contact:

Ms. Pham Minh Hong , British Council Hanoi
Tel: 04 3728 1924

Ms. Bui My Trang, British Council HCMC
Tel: 08 3823 2862 (ext2601)

Hanoi-Jazz Night “Friends Reunited”

Nov 27, 8pm, 24 Trang Tien Street

Art program combining jazz and and traditional Vietnamese instruments.

With the participation of: Tran Manh Tuan (saxophone, compositions and Vietnamese friends); Emmanuel de Gouvello (bass, composition); Christophe Azema (sax); Jean Marie Frédéric (guitar) and Vivian Pères (bass)

Tickets: VND 120, 000

Prices for members of L’Espace and students may be as low as VND 60, 000

Hanoi- A Night of Romantic Ballet

Nov 1, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House – 1 Trang Tien Street

A night of romantic ballet featuring the choreograpy work of Frank Andersen, from Denmark, Sasha Evtimova, from Macedonia and Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

Ticket prices range from VND 200,000- 500,000, and are available at the Opera House  or can be booked over ticketvn@gmail.com

For delivery call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Hanoi-Music Night with Nepalese Singer Ayush Shrestha

Nov 1, 8 pm

Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Ayush  makes another visit to Hanoi, coupling contemporary music folk songs with the six-string guitar and a dash of traditional Nepali melody.

Tickets: VND 100,000 at the door


Hanoi-Painting Exhibition “Sen Việt”

Opening: Nov 25, 5.30 pm

Exhibition runs through Dec 9

Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

An exhibition by Vietnamese artist Dang Phuong Viet.

Born in 1972 in Hanoi, Dang Phuong Viet graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University. Viet’s works are mainly composed of oil on canvas, in the style of modern realism. Dang Phuong Viet has renowned for his works featuring lotus flowers. His painting technique and use of colours have been critically acclaimed. Viet gave a modern vision to the traditional concept of lotus as symbol of beauty, resilience and enlightenment.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Champa Streak of Sunshine”

Nov 22 – Dec 6, 7.30 am – 9.30 pm

4th Floor – Mozek House, 2 Cua Nam Street

A a paper carving – shadow art exhibition of Lan Hoi Community Art Project – “Borrowing Time Vibes”

Champa, a nation formerly located in southern Vietnam has a long-standing history and was integrated into Vietnam's territory under the Nguyen Dynasty in the early nineteenth century.
Introducing a more comprehensive way of looking at Cham art to the audience.

Free entrance and no pre-registration needed.

Hanoi-Photo show traces history of Vietnam's seas and islands

Nov 20-26, the Exhibition Hall, 45 Trang Tien Street.

Displaying nearly 200 photos which are classed into a number of categories, focusing on sea and island landscapes, it documents Vietnam's sovereignty; State and Party leaders visiting seas and islands; the construction, development and protection of seas and islands through different periods of time; the growth of oil and gas industry; and sentiments of people nation-wide with people by the sea and on the islands.

Hoa Binh-Art Event “Memories of the Lang House”

Opening: Nov 15, 5 pm

Exhibition: Nov 15 – 30

The Muong’s Cultural Museum, 202 Tay Tien Street, Thai Binh District, Hoa Binh city

This is to be an art event based on origins - history, architectural and cultural values, as well as the memories of visitors and residents - featuring the remnants of a 100 year-old house, which was preserved by the Muong’s Cultural Museum after a fire on 24th October, 2013.

Also featured will be contemporary art exhibits, including artists at their crafts. The main attractions of this event include installations and site-specific works, media installations and a photo exhibit called “Memories of the Lang House", which tells the story of the house through pictures.

Hanoi-Exhibition on Italian fashion

Nov 14-20, Italian Cultural Centre, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

Featuring fashion designs by Fernanda and Raniero Gattinoni for movie stars, such as costumes worn by Ingrid Begman in Europe 51 (1952) and Castus flower (1969) and by Natasha, a character from War and Peace (1956).

The exhibition will also display a series of photos of world stars wearing Gattinoni costumes as well as photos of Rome taken by photographer Paolo Belletti.

Hanoi-Photo Exhibition of Coup de Pouce Vietnam

Opening: Nov 15, 7 pm

Exhibition: Nov 15 – Dec 6

Brasserie Le Pavillon of the Mercure-Hanoi Hotel, 94 Ly Thuong Kiet Street

A retrospective of its best pictures has been organized and the inauguration takes place on Friday 15th, 2013. The exhibition will remain open for 3 weeks during which the pictures will be on sale to the benefit of Coup de Pouce Vietnam’s projects.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Where there is love, there is family”

Nov 6 – 12, Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street

From the organizer:

This year, the organizations of CCIHP, LIGHT, ISEE, CGFED and Rutgers WPF under the Sexual Rights Alliance have worked in collaboration to organize an Installation Exhibition about Family Theme with the message: “Me+: Where there is love, there is family”.

Hanoi-Photography Exhibition “Live” 2013

Nov 9 – 16

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

The 2nd “Live” Photo Exhibition of Leica Vietnam which features numerous beautiful moments of daily life.

The exhibition features about 50 colored and black&white photos from 40 local professional and amateur photographers. The main theme is not to cover  hot-burning events or social issues but to deliver the message of enjoying life in every simple moment of it.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Pieces of Life”

Opening: Nov 15, 6 pm

Exhibition: Nov 15 – Dec 4

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Exhibition with portrait, self-portrait and cartoon works featuring life of people in Hanoi.

With the participation of artists: Lê Chí Hiếu, LinhRab, Nguyễn Kim Duân, Nguyễn Thanh Phong, Nguyễn Thị Mai Hoa, Trần Thu Hương, Tạ Lan Hạnh, and Ma Xó Hà Nội (Gérald Gorridge).

Hanoi-Exhibition “Little flowers”

Opening: Nov 2, 6 pm

Exhibition: Nov 2 – 11

M.studio, Floor 4, Building A, 9 Le Thanh Tong Street

Exhibition by a group 20 artists from the North, South and Central of Vietnam who use recycled paper as the major material.

Featuring different and various kinds of art such as painting, paper sculpture, installation, performance …

 With the participation of an Australian artist: Claire driscoll.

Hanoi- Lacquer Painting Exhibition by SAEKO ANDO “Japan in Me”

Opening: Nov 9, 10 am

Exhibition: Nov 9 – Dec 1, 9 am – 6 pm

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street

Saeko’s works depict aspects of life in the natural world that people usually fail to notice. At this exhibition Saeko will offer a new insight into herself, proudly presenting, through her work, her Japanese side. For the first time, her “Japaneseness”, its philosophy and aesthetic, comes under the spotlight. Although the materials and techniques Saeko uses are almost all Vietnamese, art critics and fellow artists agree that Saeko’s Japanese Soul exudes from her work. Along with her art, the exhibition will offer a series of short essays Saeko has written to explain the secrets of her works.

Free admission.

For more information, visit Japan Foundation’s website: www.jpf.org.vn 

Gialai-Vietnam Heritage Photo Exhibition

Until Nov 11

On the show are 122 photos and collections chosen from more than 6,000 entries to the Vietnam heritage photo contest.

They are focused on the daily life of ethnic groups, enjoying the marvelous and magic moment of festivities in the wide open space.

The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2013 ceremony is scheduled to take place in HCMC on November 21.

HCMC – Exhibition “Caviardages” by Emilie Moutsis Von

Opening: Nov 7, 7 pm

Exhibition: Nov 7 – Dec 7

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

Come to an exhibition “Caviardages” of Emilie Moutsis Von blacking out of texts and drawings.

Free entry.

Hanoi- “Anima” – A Solo Exhibition by Finnish Artist Maritta Nurmi

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich

Opening: Nov 1, 6 pm

Exhibition: Nov 1 – 30, 9 am – midnight

Solo exhibition entitled “Anima” by Finnish artist Maritta Nurmi

As a resident of Hanoi for more than 20 year,, Maritta Nurmi’s current works use the animal form in many guises. In this new body of work, Nurmi seems to be questioning the necessity of man to create form, to suggest a bond between human and nature, and the implications of such a need or desire.



Hanoi- Introduction of 2 Japanese Films at Sad and Beautiful World festival

Nov 15, 8pm, Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street
Nov 17, 2.30pm, Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street
91 minutes
Japanese – with subtitles in Vietnamese and English

Nov 24, 2.30pm, Red Room at Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van street
90 mins
Japanese – with subtitles in Vietnamese and English


Individual screenings: VND 50,000

Festival pass (entry to all events): VND 250,000

For all details on Sad And Beautiful World festival, please see www.onioncellar.org/festival, or www.ow.ly/qj0Cy

Hanoi-Screening of “Street Vendors”

Nov-26, 7.30 pm

Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street

Friends of Vietnam Heritage would like to present to its members the screening of “Street Vendors” – produced by Rolf Jensen with support from the Vietnamese Woman’s Museum in Hanoi.

The three films of “ Streets Vendors “ features the voices and stories of a group of rural women in Vietnam, who leave their children and husbands at home and go to Hanoi to work as street vendors.

Vietnamese with English subtitles and run time is 56 minutes.

Tickets: VND 150,000

Limit: 90 participants

To reserve seats contact: nguyenvu_nganhang@yahoo.com


Hanoi- Canadian food festival

Nov 14-Dec 25, Royal City Shopping Centre, 72A Nguyen Trai Street

Featuring dishes from Canada, including beef, lobster, oysters, scallops, snow crab, black cod, salmon, halibut and mussels as well as Canadian wines and Ambrosia Apples.

Other participating restaurants will include Don’s Tay Ho, Hai Cang, Asahi Sushi, Seafood Express, Hoa An Vien, Capital Garden, Hai Dang Plaza and the restaurants of the Hilton hotel and Sheraton Hotel.

HCMC- Holland Village 2013 Festival

Nov 22 - Dec 1, September 23 Park, D 1.

Featuring an exhibition area displaying masterpieces by Van Gogh and Rembrandt, a sports zone where seasonal coaches will instruct kids how to play football and a gastronomy area displaying many Dutch specialties, including frozen fish, cheese and milk.

Attendees can also enjoy Heineken bars and music areas, Unilever’s model of hygienic restroom and Philips’ LED technology; explore a typical Dutch house model; and check out a section about FrieslandCampina’s milk production in Vietnam.

The organizer also holds some seminars and exchanges on water supply, wastewater treatment, energy, agricultural cultivation and business development in Europe.

Hanoi- Diwali 2013 – Festival of Lights

Nov 9, 5.30 pm

American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street

Featuring Bollywood Music, Dance Performances, Indian Cuisine and various other stalls featuring western and Asian cuisines and other activities.

Ticket: VND200,000 (adult),VND50,000 (Children 5-10 years).

Tickets available at:

1. Incham Office: Heritage hotel, 625 De La Thanh, Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 04 37724 248

2. Foodshop 45: 59 Truc Bach Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 04 3716 2959/ 3715 1465

3. Tandoor: 24 Hang Be Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 824 5359

4. Namaste Hanoi: 47 Lo Su Str., Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi. Tel: 043 935 2400/01

5. Little India Restaurant: 32 Hang Tre Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 926 1859/ 3935 0473/ 0906 115 786

6. Platinum Cineplex: 4th Floor, The Garden Shopping Mall, Me Tri, Tu Liem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 7878 555.

7. Tay Tap Bar & Grill: 100A Xuan Dieu Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 718 6917

8. Tracy’s Sport Pub: 40 Xuan Dieu Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 04 6675 9838


Hanoi- French wine tasting

Nov 23, French Embassy, 57 Tran Hung Dao Street

Featuring 74 great wines from Bourdeaux.

Pessac-Leognan, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Margaux, Saint-Julien, Paulliac, Saint-Estephe, and Sauternes are all available to taste.

UGCB experts will personally present the wines to attendees, answering any questions regarding the winemaking process and viticulture generally. 

Hanoi Run for Children 2013

Nov 17, 9 am

Ciputra Hanoi International City

The Hanoi Run for Children started in 2000 as one of the participating events of the Terry Fox Run. It was given a new name and format in 2009, to allow more diverse ways to help disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

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