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WHAT'S ON FEBRUARY 2014 (Daily updated)
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HCMC – Special Concert with Italian Pianist Andrea Bonatta

Feb 27, 8 pm, HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, D1

Featuring works by worldwide renowned composers namely Franz List, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert.

For more information about ticket, contact: HCMC Conservatory of Music, tel: (08) 38243774 (ext 130) during office hours

Andrea Bonatta also performs in Hanoi on 25 Feb.

Hanoi- Experimental Music and Art Event “Experimen.TET”

Feb 27, 8 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

An annual experimental music and art event.

Hanoi-Mess+Noise at Hanoi Rock City

Feb 22, 8pm – 3am

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van

C3 Vietnam and GingerWork host a truly international lineup, an evening of live electronica, shadows and smoke.

Improvised soundscapes from Lark Minkous and Blip Blop mixing electronic and live instruments; live-electro-dance of Tri Minh.

Ticket: VND100,000 at door, VND 50,000 for students

Hanoi-New Year Event: PETITE AND SMOOTH

Feb 22, 6 – 9pm

Nha San Studio, Group 50, Vinh Phuc, Ba Dinh District

With artist Vo Tran Chau and other audio artists, such as Son X, Nguyen Manh Hung, Luong Hue Trinh and a video screening by Nguyen Tran Nam.

Vo Tran Chau has participated in exhibitions and workshops at San Art. She cut and transformed her 3 wedding dresses into petite and fine objects.

Son X, Nguyen Manh Hung, Luong Hue Trinh will share a stage of improvisation with the video screening by Nguyen Tran Nam

Free entrance.

HCMC – Music Night with Alton Miller Part 2

Feb 21, 10 pm

The Observatory, Corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung streets, D.1

Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Philadelphia sound, ALTON MILLER has produced over 120 tracks over the years on legendary labels such as Planet E, King Street/Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Seasons, Octave Lab and Defected to name a few. He has played alongside DJs such as Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford since he first started spinning at the legendary Detroit Music Institute in the late 80s. The Music Institute was one of the epicenters of the underground house movement where Alton and Chez Damier shared a Saturday night residency helping to create the musical volcano that erupted worldwide in 1988.

Tickets: VND150,000

HCMC – Melting Pot 4: Art and Music Festival

Feb 22 and 23, 1 – 10 pm

Saigon Outcast, 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, D. 2

Creators of art, dance and music come together. This festival will raise money to buy music instruments for local orphanages.

Entrance fee: VND 50,000

Hanoi-Valentine Garden with Kim Slade

Feb 14, 9 pm, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Kim Slade is a refreshingly honest singer/songwriter with eclectic influences from the Jam to the Streets. His infectious songs are born from very real situations and delivered with pure conviction.

Kim has had some UK radio play, including the BBC, where Kim has been asked back to perform some of his new tracks live in session.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Concert “Mozart Cycle IV”

Feb 18 and 19, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Tetsuji Honna will highlight the diversity of Mozart’s work with the performance of his opera, symphony and concerto.

Conductor : Honna Tetsuji; Flute : Nguyen Ly Huong

Ticket price: VND120, 000

Hanoi-Pianist Andrea Bonatta in Concert

Feb 25, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

A concert with pianist Andrea Bonatta, one of the most outstanding Italian pianists and a successful conductor. He recorded the complete piano work by Brahms as well as many other CDs by Liszt and Schubert getting top critical reviews.

Ticket prices range from VND200,000- 500,000, available at the Opera House or can book over ticketvn@gmail.com

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996. 

HCMC-Rome (Jerome Reuter): Live in Saigon

Feb 15, 8 pm

Yoko Bar, 22a Nguyen Thi Dieu Street, D.3

Jerome Reuter is a unique musical personality, his only performance in Vietnam.

Bearing the basics of folk music such as acoustic guitar and a strong emphasis on lyricism, the music presented by Rome is bred upon a particular aesthetic viewpoint about the world as well as other avantgarde musical acts from the 80’s & more.

For more details, contact: vanityvietnam@gmail.com and trangthungan88@gmail.com

Tickets: VND 150,000

Hanoi-Performance by David Christopher

Feb 14, 8pm

Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

From playing in London’s singer/songwriter scene and Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn strip, David Christopher will be playing songs from his most recent album, ‘Apartment’, which is the culmination of a solo career that began in Germany.

Have a listen at: http://www.reverbnation.com/davidchristopher

Tickets: VND100,000 at the door.

Hanoi- Tet Jazz Concert

Feb 26 and 27, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

With the participation of VNSO Trong Com Band, saxophones: Quyen Van Minh, Quyen Thien Dac, Nguyen Bao Long, conductor Tetsuji Honna, piano soloist Yamashita Yosuke and artists of Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket prices range from: VND200,000 - VND 700,000, available at Hanoi Opera House. Reservations available. overticketvn@gmail.com

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Hanoi-Trinh Cong Son Music Night “After the Afternoon”

Feb 27, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Nguyen Van Tuan: arrangement, guitar, acoustic bassGiang Trang: SingerMinh Duc: Contrebass

Ticket price: VND120, 000

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: VND60, 000

Tickets are available at L’Espace.



Quang Ninh- Bonsai festival

Until Mar 3, Yen Tu Mountain, Uong Bi District

A display of nearly 1,000 bonsai trees by some 300 artisans from ornamental tree clubs nationwide. Many of these "art works" won top prizes at contests both at home and abroad.

Hanoi-Buffalo fighting

February 22-23, Stadium of Phuc Tho district

As many as 32 strong fighting buffaloes from Hai Phong City, Vinh Phuc and Nghe An provinces will compete in the qualifying and final rounds.

The festival is expected to promote agriculture and encourage local people to raise high quality buffalo in the community.

Hanoi- Traditional festivities for ethnic groups

Feb 15-17, Dong Mo, Son Tay Town, about 40km west of Hanoi centre.

Several festivals held by various ethnic groups, including the bumper crop-praying ceremony of the Lo Lo group in Ha Giang Province, the New Year horse racing of the Mong, and the traditional wrestling contest of the Kinh.

The "husband-catching festival" of the Chu Ru in Lam Dong, the rice-planting festival of the B'rau in Kon Tum, the rain-praying ceremony of the Cor people in Quang Nam, and the traditional New Year Pang Kate Festival of the Cham in Binh Thuan will also be on display for visitors.



Hanoi-Group Exhibition “The Beginning”

Opening: Feb 15, 5.30 pm

Exhibition: Febc15 – 22

Gallery Blue, 28 Trang Tien Street

A group exhibition by 6 artists: Le Thi Minh Tam, Le Bao Ngoc, Quach Bac, Nguyen Pham Dinh Tuan, Tran Duc Quyen, Doan Xuan Tung.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Sunshine”

Opening: Feb 20, 5 pm

Exhibition: Feb 20 – Mar 01

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Exhibition “Sunshine” by artist Pham Luan.




 Hanoi-Exhibition showcases architecture of literature temples

Until Feb 15, The Literature Temple, Quoc Tu Giam Street

Eighty photos featuring architecture and objects dating back to feudal times found at literature temples across the country.

Introducing various objects unearthed during the excavations conducted at Thang Long Literature Temple in 1998, including ink pots, books, wooden book printing moulds and lists of scholars who topped in royal exams.


HCMC- Spring exhibition

Until late Feb, Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, D1.

Introducing 26 paintings by reknowned HCM City artists on canvas and lacquer depicting the images of spring and women in various ways; underlying themes of admiration and romanticism are constants.







Hanoi-Screening of “Crash”

Feb 22, 2pm

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

A 2004 crime drama film about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California, Crash stars Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate and Michael Peña.

The screening is for educational purpose, entrance is free, though guests are welcome to donate to TPD Centre’s Young Cinema Fund.

Hanoi-‘CHIẾU BÓNG’ – The CREMASTER Cycle by Matthew Barney

Feb 23, from 10 am till late

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A series of five visually extravagant films which took eight years to finish (1994-2002).

Described by The Guardian as “one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema”, the title of the films refers to the muscle that raises and lowers the testicles according to temperature, external stimulation, or fear. Here, Barney drew parallels between the period of development of the human embryo – when its sex is not yet determined, and the process of artistic creation – from the moment in which ideas are conceived until the moment before the finalization of the work. The films themselves are a grand mixture of history, autobiography, and mythology – an intensely private universe in which symbols and images are densely layered and interconnected.

Free entry

Pre-register at manzihanoi@gmail.com before 2PM Feb 22.

 Hanoi-Screening of “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Secret in their Eyes"

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

- Feb 14, 7.30 pm: Screening of “A Beautiful Mind”

A 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar.

- Feb 15, 2 pm:Screening of “The Secret in their Eyes”

A 2009 Argentine crime thriller directed, produced and edited by Juan José Campanella and written by Eduardo Sacheri and Campanella, based on Sacheri’s novel “La pregunta de sus ojos” (The Question in Their Eyes). The film, a joint production of Argentine and Spanish companies, stars Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil.

Entrance is free, though guests are welcome to donate to TPD Centre’s Young Cinema Fund.
For more information, Tel: 04 39366559; Email: ; Website: 


Hanoi- "Be My Valentine" dining package

Pullman Hanoi Hotel, 40 Cat  Linh Street

5-course set menu for 2, 1 glass of champagne for each person,  Flower for the lady, Romantic music

Rate: VND 2,200,000/ 2 persons

For further inquiries,contact: Tel: 043 733 0688  Ext 42313; Email: h7579-fb2@pullman-hanoi.com

Hanoi- "Valentine's Forever" dining package

Hanoi Metropole Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

A romantic candlelight dinner for two

Le Beaulieu: VND 3,800,000

Angelina - Italian Restaurant & Lounge: VND 3,600,000

Spices Garden: VND 2,800,000

For more information, visit: http://www.sofitel-legend.com/hanoi/en/bars-restaurants/index.shtml#restaurants


Hanoi-Valentine candlelit dinner buffet

Feb 14, Brasserie Westlake – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road

Price: VND880,000

Couples will receive a special dessert for two.

For more information contact: Phone: 84 (0)4 3823 8888 extension 5311. Or Mr. Nghia 84 (0) 90 430 9578
E-mail: H3553-FB1@sofitel.com



HCMC-Book Launch and Talk on “Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam’s MEGA City”

Feb 23, 10 am

Salon Van Hoa Cà Phé Thu Bay, 1st floor, 19b Pham Ngoc Thach Street, D3

Ho Chi Minh City has recently emerged as the country’s first mega city. For many people, it is a place of hope for a better future. Can these dreams be fulfilled if the number of inhabitants continues rises by millions and climate change is floods city districts?

Michael Waibel is a senior researcher and project leader in urban planning at the Department for Geography of the University of Hamburg, Henning Hilbert is a scientific coordinator at the Vietnamese-German University of HCMC. The book invites the reader on a fascinating journey through the familiar and lesser-known aspects of this bustling city to witness its vibrancy and dynamism in a comprehensive way.

Event Schedule:
• Short Movie briefly introducing the photo book
• Introduction & Greeting
Sebastian Kraft, Director of the Goethe Institute HCMC
• T.P. Ho Chi Minh: Challenges of sustainable urban development of Vietnam’s mega city, Talk by
Dr. Hung Do Phu, Dean of the Faculty of Urban Planning, Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture
• The Rationale behind the photo book, with editors, Dr. Michael Waibel, Department of Geography, Hamburg University Henning Hilbert, Vietnamese-German University
• Drawing for three complimentary copies of the photo book, Mr. Nguyen Trung Hien (Premium Sponsor AUDI)
• Photo exhibition “TP. Ho Chi Minh MEGA City”

Total duration: about 90 minutes; Languages: English / Vietnamese

Free admission.

Contact: Goethe-Institut HCMC, Department of culture,
Tel.:+ 84 8 38326716

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