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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

Hanoi-Pink Floyd tribute

Mar 30,

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

A concert in tribute to Pink Floyd, the English rock band that achieved international acclaim with psychedelic music.

To open the night, a short documentary of Pink Floyd's life will be screened.

The main programme will feature the band InVoice, which will replicate hits by the musical legends. Tickets, including a beer, cost VND100,000.

Hanoi-The Strangers’s First EP Release Party

Mar 28, 9 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Strangers is coming with Alternative Rock

Finishing up the night will be DJ Kulture, one of Hanoi’s best best men on the decks! He’ll be providing everyone with some heavy funk and dance mixes.

Tickets: VND80,000 at door

Hanoi-Musical Performance “Earth Song- Skyline”

Mar 23, 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Labour Theater, 42 Trang Tien Street

A musical performance which is organized annually to support the Earth Hour by a group of young people caring about environmental issues. With the purpose of raising awareness in climate change, several events have been organized over the last 3 years. This year, Earth Song 2014 wants to send the message “We have a skyline”.

HCMC-Electronic Night with French Musician Superpoze

Mar 27, 9 pm

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

French artist Superpoze, 20, is a composer/beatmaker who has been recently praised by audience at Vieilles Charrues and Montreux music festivals. Inspired by Mondkopf, Bonobo and Mr Oizo, Superpoze gives electronic music another dimension, fetching its sounds in a strong musical culture, from jazz to hip-hop.

Superpoze also plays at L’Espace in Hanoi on 29 Mar.

Tickets: Call to 0916 001 706 with VND 50,000 in advance; or on the door with VND 80,000. 

Hanoi-Live Soul with Says Om

Mar 22, 8 pm

Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

“Say Oms” – a big-hearted, pop-soul band with a reputation for filling venues around Hanoi. Diva Nerys Joseph leads this classy band with piano-driven melodies and soulful voice. Highlights include the driving “Gift Song” or the passionate and angsty “Come Back for Me”. Jeremy Gilbert on guitar provides some folk-elements which come to the fore with “Assassin”.

Tickets: VND 100,000 at the door

Hanoi-“Deliberation” Electronic Music Night with C-drík

Mar 21, 8.30 pm

ATK,73a Mai Hac De

An evening of sonic and visual rituals, featuring:

C-drík aka Kirdec — multi-facetted musician, composer, DJ, producing different music genres ranging from electro-acoustic music to minimal wave, digital punk to industrial, dark ambient to electronica, etc

Luong Hue Trinh: plays a very personal style of electronic music, plunging deep roots into Vietnamese traditions, only to find there the energy for adventures in contemporary musical explorations.

Tickets: VND 50,000 at door.

Hanoi-A Night of Concert and Ballet “Aspects of Love”

Mar 13, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

You are invited to a night of concert and ballet “Aspects of Love” with director People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong, conductor Graham Sutcliffe and the artists from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

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.    

Concert with Trio Samir Barris

March 15, 8pm

Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi

Mar 17, 8pm

Maison de la culture, 65 Tran Hung Dao, Hue 

March 19, 8 pm

IDECAF, 31 Thai Van Lung, District 1, HCMC

Two members of Samir Barris Trio: Samir Barris (guitar, vocal), Margaret Hermant (violin, harp, back vocal), Nicholas Yates (contrebass, back vocal).

Free tickets (limited) available at: 

- Hanoi: Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in Vietnam
Daeha Building (5th floor, # 505, 360 Kim Ma Street, Tel: (04) 38315241

- Hue: Maison de la Culture, Tel: (054) 3525354

- HCMC: IDECAF, Tel: (08) 38295451

For more information visit: http://www.samirbarris.com/

Hanoi- Chanson Night with Célina Ramsauer

Mar 17, 8pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

As a member of the Francophonie, Célina Ramsauer has cooperated with artists: Luc Plamondon, Francis Cabrel, Georges Moustaki and performed at Olympia in Paris or Francofolies.

Contributing to the OIF, Celina Ramsauer developed the concept” Together”, dedicated and offered to Francophone youth with an aim of promoting their diverse and widely-used concept.

Free entrance.

Hanoi-French Rock Night with Duo Brigitte

Mar 20, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

The self-described neo-retro, hippi, rock and sexy duo, Brigitte, embodies the "French Universe" marked by 50s femme fatale aesthetics: beautiful, talented, ruthless. Vocals with humorous lyrics are combined with catchy rock rhythms.

Ticket price: VND120, 000

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

Hanoi-Performance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Mar 4, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street 

Mar 6, 7 and 8, HCM City Opera House, No 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, D.1

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is to be presented by the ADGE and TNT Theatre Britain.

The play is based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Performances will be in English, with Vietnamese subtitles.

Tickets priced at VND600,000 (US$28) for adults for the night show; VND500,000 for adults for the day show and VND300,000 for students. Available at Hanoi Opera House and HCM City Opera House (left wing).

Hanoi- A Night at the Opera – The Magic Flute

Mar 2, 7 pm

Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street

A relatively new version of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Magic Flute was Mozart’s final opera and premiered six weeks before Mozart’s death. Although it is currently in the opera repertoire and is considered Mozart’s most popular opera, it was originally written as a singspiele in the German language, somewhat different from the Italian language operas that Mozart usually composed.

Reservation by phoning the Cinémathèque at 3936-2648. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild, send an email toinfo@hanoioperaguild.com. A donation of VND 60,000 is suggested.

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EXHIBITIONS

HCMC – “Onward and Upward” Art Exhibition

Opening: Mar 28, 6 pm – 9 pm

Exhibition: Mar 28 – Apr 26

Galerie Quynh, 65 De Tham Street, District 1

Features works by 17 artists who continue to define and shape the contemporary art landscape in Vietnam. Whether realized through painterly abstraction, whimsical drawing, trompe l’oeil sculpture, digitally woven photography or kitsch motorbike decal collage, the works in this exhibition are equally as diverse thematically. Historical memory and loss, cultural difference, urban space, nature and human, identity, power and rebellion are among the varied themes in the show.

The participating artists are Thierry Bernard-Gotteland, Tiffany Chung, Nadege David, Thien Do, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Sandrine Llouquet, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Trong Gia Nguyen, Nguyen Thanh Truc, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phan Quang, The Propeller Group, Tran Van Thao, Truc Anh and Lien Truong.

Hanoi- Interactive Exhibition “Get in Touch with Mathematics”

Opening: Mar 26, 10 am

Exhibition: Mar 26 – Apr 12, 9 am – 7 pm

Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Display an exciting selection of the most appreciated exhibits from the first interactive mathematics museum in the world, the “Mathematikum” in the German town of Giessen.

The exhibition aims to create a new approach towards mathematics. It depicts the supposedly most abstract of all the sciences in a manner that can be understood by the senses and makes mathematics comprehensible – for all age groups and without any preparatory training.

Free entrance.

Hanoi- Exhibition by Seven Young Artists of BaBa Group

Mar 14 – 19

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

The exhibition features 7 young artists from BaBa Art Group who graduated in the same year from Vietnam University of Fine Arts. Some of them had to do other jobs for a living and only picked up the brush again recently, the others, however, have been pursuing the trained profession ever since graduation. This is their first time exhibiting together, and they have chosen to portray the images of “Women” in their artworks. 

Photo Exhibition “Kinh Bac Fashion”

Until Mar 20, Museum of Bac Ninh, Bac Ninh Province

Photo Exhibition “Kinh Bac Fashion” of photographer Do Lan Huong. This is an activity in the upcoming Bac Ninh Festival 2014 which officially takes place from 13 to 17 Mar. 

Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “Portraits of Compassion: A Journey from War to Peace"

Mar 13, 6.45 – 8.15 pm

Lane 12, 54A Dang Thai Mai Street (across from Hoang An Temple)

Photojournalist Paul Davis will arrive in Hanoi from the United States to share his award-winning photography for a one-evening photo exhibition.

Paul’s photographic journey began in 1965 when he served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine as a radio operator. During his deployment, Paul stepped on a landmine that nearly took his life. Upon returning to Vietnam in 2003, Paul reconnected with his love for photography.

For more information about Paul Davis, visit: http://www.touching-peace-photography.com/portraits-of-compassion/u61b434g67bq1hyrqbfuaewoyrwpd

Free entrance. 

Hanoi- Exhibition “What Artists Are Doing?”

Opening: Mar 12, 5 pm

Seminar: Mar 21, 8 am

Exhibition: Mar 13 – 21

Exhibition Hall, 16 Ngo Quyen Street

An annual exhibition titled “What Artists Are Doing?” by The Young Artists Club.

And on 21 Mar at 8 pm, the seminar will be held prior to the official ending of this year exhibition.

HCMC- Exhibition “Memories”

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

A group exhibition with 26 lacquer paintings by 5 artists: Xuan Chieu, Duong Tuan Kiet, Phu Nam, Vo Xuan Huy, Nguyen Xuan Anh.

These artists will feature their interesting and respected memories:

Regarding to Xuan Chieu: memories about lives of people on the Northern plateau.

To Duong Tuan Kiet: memories about dreaming girls

With Phu Nam, memories about his peaceful, simple childhood in Mekong Delta region.

Regarding to Vo Xuan Huy, memories about traces of time, an ancient image of Hue.

To Nguyen Xuan Anh, he combines between urban development and the old value.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Fossilised Hanoi” by Artist Vuong Van Thao

Opening: Mar 10, 5 pm

Exhibition: Mar 10 – 22

Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

With the idea of preservation and conservation of cultural values, especially the culture of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the exhibition will showcase a number of representative works in a period from 2006 to present, focused on Hanoi.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Stories of Markets” and the Village Market


Mar 6- Apr 15

Vietnam Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet 

The exhibition shares memories of old markets, real situation of present markets and expectations for future markets through archive photos and diverse, multi-dimensional voices from people, sellers and buyers.

Visitors can buy clean agricultural produce or simply enjoy rural foods which are very simple but memorable.

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CINEMAS

HCMC – Film Screening Tribute to Choreographer Alvin Ailley

Mar 25, 7.30 pm

Snap Cafe, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien Street

Screenings of 2 masterpieces: Cry (16min) and Revelation (40min)

During the night, Rosie Stockley will introduce you to Alvin Ailley, the choreographer and the founder of the American Ballet Theater. Before each choreography, you will learn the stories behind these 2 chefs d’oeuvre of the XXth century.

Free entrance.

Hanoi-Screening of “Out of Africa”

Mar 15, 2 pm

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

A 1985 American romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. It’s a story in 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter.

Hanoi- Screening of “TONY TAKITANI”

Mar 13, 8.30 – 10 pm, Madake, 81 Xuan Dieu Street

TONY TAKITANI (2004).

“Born just after World War II, and a few days before his mother’s death, Tony Takitani was named after his father’s American friend…

Tony’s father was a touring jazz musician, which meant that Tony spent a lot of his childhood alone. Tony became skilled at drawing, and while his works were technically precise, they lacked heart. He became a technical illustrator, but even in his adulthood, his loneliness persisted. That was until he fell in love with a co-worker”

75 minutes. Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

FREE ENTRY

Hanoi-Screening of “Street Vendors”

Mar 13, 7.30pm

Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street

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

Produced by Rolf Jensen, with support from the Vietnamese Woman’s Museum in Hanoi.

Vietnamese with English subtitles and run time is 56 minutes.

Ticket: VND150,000

To reserve seats contact: nguyenvu_nganhang@yahoo.com

Hanoi - Documentary screening: “Searching for Sugar Man”

Mar 2, 6pm

DOCLAB, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

An Oscar winner in Documentary feature in 2013 and many other important awards.

Film duration: 1 hr. 25 min.

Language: The film is in English with English subtitles.

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation.

Free entrance.

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FESTIVALS

Hanoi- Indian HOLI Festival


Mar 23, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

American Club, 19–21 Hai Ba Trung Street

Holi, the festival of colors, is a traditional festival celebrated by Hindus in India and a few other countries. The most popular activity in this festival is people throwing colored powder at each other.

Tickets:
VND 250,000 (Members)
VND 400,000 (Non Members)
VND 100,000(children 8 – 12 years)
Complimentary for kids below 8 years of age

Available at:
Incham Office (Ph: 0437724248, 0903222908)
Tandoor restaurant (Ph: 0438245359)
India Palace (Ph: 0437181380)

Dress code: Best to be dressed in white inexpensive clothes

Indian Festival brings food and dance to Vietnam

March 5-15

Featuring traditional dancing performances of 16 Indian artists at the Opera house on March 5, and a food festival at the Sheraton Hotel on March 6-8.

A Buddhist festival including meditation, chanting and Buddhist sculptures will also be held at Phat Tich pagoda in Bac Ninh from March 11-15.

Danang city-Quan The Am (Avalokitecvara) Boddhisattva Festival 

March 17-19

An annual Buddhist event, one of the most special tourism festivals in Vietnam

The festival consisted of two parts, religious rituals and festive events.

The religious part included a ceremony to pray for peaceful country and prosperous people.

Festive events, including exhibitions of paintings, photos and calligraphy, tea culture, folk singing, traditional boat-racing and human chess.

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CUISINES HIGHLIGHTS

Hanoi - Chef's pasta at Brasserie Westlake

Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road.

Pasta specially prepared by Chef Andre. A daily changing offerings of tagliatelle, ravioli and other homemade pastas, accompanied by a selection of delicious sauces including carbonara, garlic cream, pesto, ratatouille, bolognese and seafood.

Special offers:

‘Come 4, pay 3’ for lunch and dinner buffet

‘Come 6, pay 4’ for lunch and dinner buffet for Accor Advantage Plus members

Earth Hour Candlelite Dinner Buffet: 25% discount on food bill for all guests lighting their own candle during Earth Hour night (March 29)

Breakfast: VND440,000++/Adult & VND275,000++/Child

Lunch:  VND600,000++/Adult & VND400,000++/Child

Dinner: VND880,000++/Adult & VND550,000++/Child

For more information, call: 84 (0)4 3823 8888 extension 5311. Or Mr. Nghia 84 (0) 90 430 9578.

Hanoi- Special offers this Spring with Chinese cuisine

Ming Restaurant – Second Floor, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road

30% dinner discount on food for Accor Advantage Plus members with groups of 6-10 people, every Monday and Tuesday.

‘Come 4, pay 3’ for “All you can eat” Dim Sum lunch buffet from Monday to Friday.

Earth Hour Candlelite Dinning: Bring your own candle during Earth Hour night in exchange for a complimentary selected dessert after your dinner on March 29 (one candle-one dessert)

Buffet - Monday to Saturday:  VND580,000++/Adult & VND360,000++/Child

Buffet - Sunday: VND660,000++/Adult & VND420,000++/Child

A La Carte: VND180,000++/basket

For more information call: 84 (0)4 3823 8888 extension 5318. Or Ms. Nhi 84 (0) 91 300 6618.

Hanoi- Fresh Nha Trang lobster

Angelina Restaurant, Sofitel Metropole Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

A fantastic selection of fresh Nha Trang lobster dishes.

Price from VND 395,000.

From 14th to 17th: St. Patrick’s Day: Special cocktails are available.

On 28th: An exclusive Ban wine dinner in the presence of Chef Andréa Spagoni and Brand Ambassador Guillaume Blanchard.

Hanoi- Grilled Oysters

Le Club, Sofitel Metropole Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

Taste the exquisite avours of Nha Trang oysters.

Price from VND 250,000.

Hanoi-King Crab promotion


Dragon Restaurant, Hanoi Hotel, D8 Giang Vo Street

Original price: VND4,300,000/ a crab

Promotional price: VND2,800,000/ a crab

(A crab from 1 kg or more)

For reservation, contact: 84 4 3845 2270 Ext. 72

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OTHER EVENTS

Earth Hour 2014

Mar 29, 8.30 – 9.30pm

Earth Hour 2014 in Vietnam will take place on Saturday 29 March, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, when lights will be turned off in several major landmark venues across the country.

There will also be entertainment activities to celebrate the occasion in Hanoi and HCMC:

Hanoi:
August Square (in front of the Hanoi Opera House): Open-air orchestral music from 8 pm

HCMC:
Youth Cultural House (no. 4 Pham Ngoc Thach, D.1): from 5 pm to 10 pm

Photo Challenge “Moment of Life”

Deadline: Mar 31 (at midnight)

An International NGO working in Vietnam for 25 years launching the photo challenge themed “MOMENT OF LIFE”.

Photos can be a beautiful landscape triggering emotional feeling in observer; something of traditional custom, reflecting varied and rich culture; it can tell the story of one's own life or of one stranger just randomly met; and so on.

Awards

- Owners of 3 photos receiving most Likes on our facebook page will become the winners.

- Besides the chance of joining in Connection Trip Project, owners of Top 3 photos will hold prizes as follows:

• First Prize: 1 Trip to Cuc Phuong Resort & Spa, Ninh Binh (including accommodation for 2 days 1 night, transportation Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi, 6 coupons with value of 10$/each for dinner or service in resort)
• Second Prize: 2 pairs of 3D movie tickets at CGV cinema or 1 pair of concert tickets at Opera House
• Third Prize: 1 pair of 3D movie tickets at CGV cinema

For more information, contact: info@adravietnam.org

Hanoi-“Soulful” and “Creative Movement” Interactive Courses

“Soulful” course: Mar 24, 25, 26, 10 am – 12 pm

“Creative Movement” course: Mar 24, 26, 28, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

The Black Box, 56 Nguyen Khuyen Street

“Soulful” aims to unleash participants’ creative energies through different artistic medium. The program helps you to retrieve your natural, calm and and joyful self.

“Creative Movement” workshop utilizes creative exercises that will help you slowly cast off your timidity and find your freedom through your own stirring, expressive movement. In this program you will connect with your body and discover a whole new repertoire of expressive movements, liberate your energy and float free within your emotions, create and empower your body through music and space and discover your own physical potential.

Language: Vietnamese.

Fee: VND 300,000 for “Soulful”; VND 450,000 for “Creative Movement”.

Register by emailing life.art.vietnam@gmail.com 0912081950 (Hiền) by 5 pm on 21 March 2014.

Hanoi-Urban Flea Market 2nd Edition

Mar 16, 9 am – 5 pm

Lane 12, Number 66, Dang Thai Mai Street

An open-air shopping and gathering place where all kinds of people come to buy and sell new and used stuff.

A meeting point for all those who want to remove stuff in good conditions from home and for those who come to browse or simply have a good time with friends in a good atmosphere.

Second hand, vintage and retro clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, ect. on sale.

Tickets: VND 10,000 at door

HCMC – Green Drinks – Air Conditioning

Mar 12, 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Bizu Cafe, The House of Saigon, Second Floor , 16-20 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh, D.1

Green Drinks is back in town. Come to meet Xavier Pinchart to explore why classical air conditioning is a total nonsense when faced to energetic challenges.

Come to hear the case for change, discuss and share your views over a drink with other Environmentally minded locals and expats.

About the speaker: Xavier Pinchart is active in the building consulting industry for more than 15 years, working on different assignments in Western and Central Europe, such as Eurocontrol in ATC environment or Cushman and Wakefield in the Balkan. He moved in Vietnam in 2012 and opened the branch of Boydens Engineering. Xavier combines building technology background with entrepreneurial skills, having started, managed or restructured different companies in Belgium, Serbia, Macedonia and Vietnam.

For more information, contact greendrinks@green.vn.

Entrance is free.

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