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What's on April 2014 (Daily updated)
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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

HCMC- Reggae concert

Apr 27, 9pm

Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, D.4

A monthly reggae concert party Mad Fyah by Saigon Rockers

The event will feature the five-member Bangarang band of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (in the US) and emcee Gringo from France. They will be supported by resident DJs and MCs Krazinoyze, Jase, Z-Kat and Danlo.

Entrance is VND100,000. 

Hanoi-Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Concert

Apr 20, 8 – 10 pm

The Black Box, 56 Nguyen Khuyen Street

Guitar Concert “Đam mê & Chông gai” tells the story of the pioneers in their field of art, guitarist Tung AG and other members of Vietnam Fingerstyle Guitar Organization. They are the daring young men who live with passion and pursue the difference.

Special guests: Beatboxer Minh Kien and Popper Star Tf (Vu Tung Phuong)

Suggested donation: minimum VND 60,000/ticket

Number of tickets: 50 tickets

*Ticket can be collected at CoFil Entertainment (no. 15, lane 183, Dang Tien Dong street, Hanoi) from April 11 to April 19 (7am – 11pm)

Hanoi-Music Night with Le Cat Trong Ly and Cellist Nguyen Thanh Tu


Apr 10, 8.30 pm

Chula, 43 Nhat Chieu Street

Ly will play with the cellist Nguyen Thanh Tu.

Ticket price: VND 500, 000, only 50 tickets.

To book tickets, email: diegochula@gmail.com 

Hanoi- Concert Tribute to Legend Kurt Cobain

Apr 8, 8.30 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

A live concert tribute to the memory of the legend Kurt Cobain when he was found on 8th April 1994…

Artists in the tribute

- Vocal/guitar: Quang Thuong
- Guitar: Duong Thanh Dat
- Bass: Tang Xuan Kien
- Drums: Chu Kien

Ticket: VND100,000 include 1 beer/free drink.

Hanoi-Music Night with Mykki Blanco from New York

Apr 17, 8 pm

ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street

Infamous for being an incredible live performer, Mykki has previously shared the stage with BJORK and DEATH GRIPS.

Mykki Blanco reigns over bass-heavy post-trap anthems by the likes of Flosstradamus, Sinden, Le1f, or Brenmar. Socialized in the alternative culture of the East Village, Mykki Blanco goes back to the performative character of hip hop, citing Alice Cooper, Björk, and Missy Elliott as major influences.

Ticket: VND 150,000 at door or via ticketbox.vn.

Mykki Blanco will also perform in HCMC at the Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in District 4 on April 16, 9pm.

Hanoi-Concert with American Band The Amigos

Apr 11, 8 pm

Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

American folk band, The Amigos Band, will hold one-night-only concert.

Register online for free invitations at: https://creator.zoho.com/pas.culture/cultural-performance-public/form-perma/Ticket_Registration_Public/%20or%20http:/goo.gl/wljsCO

You will be notified before 12 pm, 07 Apr if selected for the invitations.

Hanoi-Concert “Who Are You” with Australian Orchestra Deep Blue

Apr 8, 7.45 pm

VOV Theatre,, 58 Quan Su Street

One of the finalists on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011, DeepBlue is part band, part orchestra and part theatre. It marries the traditional string section of the orchestra with a 5th section – digital and electronics

DeepBlue will showcase their unique brand of orchestra.

Free tickets available at the Australian Embassy (8 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi) from 3 April 2014 on first come first serve basis.

Hanoi-Jazz Concert with Hanoi Brass Band

Apr 5, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Hanoi Brass Band was founded in 1998 when the original members were students of the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

The Jazz concert will bring to the audience swing, blues, jazz music by both Vietnamese and international composers.

Ticket price: VND120,000

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

 

 

 

Japanese drum troupe tours Vietnam

Apr 4, Hanoi-based Youth Theater

Apr 12, the opening ceremony of 2014 Hue Festival in Hue city

Apr 13, Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) Square in Hue city

Japan’s traditional drum troupe Bati-Holic make a tour of Vientam. Founded in Kyoto in 2004, the six-member group play rock, using traditional Japanese instruments.

Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival 2014


Main event – Day 1: Apr 11, 6 pm – 10.30 pm

Vietnam National Museum of History, 1 Pham Ngu Lao Street

An electronic sit down concert (500 seats):

DOM DOM / NEW CA TRU (Vietnam)

MICACHU (UK)

BENJAMIN SCHOOS (Belgium)

Ticket: VND200,000

Main event – Day 2: Apr 12, 6 pm – 10.30 pm

Van Ho Exhibition Center, 02 Hoa Lu Street

A DJ dance event with: DEE.F (Vietnam), TRI MINH (Vietnam), GOOD GUY MIKESH (Germany), MIJK VAN DIJK (Germany), C3, Ginger works, Onion Cellar, Doclab, Future Shorts (wireless headphone DJ), JOAKIM/TIGERSUSHI (France)

Ticket: VND50,000

Ticket Distribution: Goethe Institut/56, 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc; British Council/20 Thuy Khue; L’espace/24 Trang Tien; Manzi Art Space/14 Phan Huy Ich; MostWanted Cafe & Pub 4 Tho Nhuom

Ticket Hotline: Bảo Linh: 0164 7876068; Tri Minh: 0904082664

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 EXHIBITIONS

Hanoi cultural exhibition focuses on General Giap

Opening: Apr 27, 9.30am

Vietnam Military History Museum, 28A, Dien Bien Phu Street.

Exhibition of hundreds of photos of late General Vo Nguyen Giap by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; and paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc.

A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits.

A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display. 

Hanoi-Exhibition “Au Vietnam: ça bouge !”

Opening: Apr 23, 6 pm

Exhibition: Apr 23 – May 15

L’Espace, 2th Floor, 24 Trang Tien Street

A photo exhibition which features photographs from the photo contest capturing Vietnam in development.

Free admission.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Goes Without Saying”

Opening: Apr 20, 3 pm

Exhibition: Apr 20 – May 4

21 NORTH, 49 Duong Ven Ho Tay, Lang Yen Phu

Preparing to depart after 4 years living, working and travelling in Vietnam, Robert Natoli exhibition’s explores, through a selection of developmental works on paper, his process of capturing scenes, nuances and experiences of Hanoi, Vietnam and South East Asia. 

Hanoi- Exhibition of 92 artworks on Dien Bien Phu

Apr 10-22

16 Ngo Quyen street

An exhibition of nearly 92 lacquer, oil and silk paintings and sculptures from 82 Vietnamese artists and artisans to mark the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory.

The exhibition features the works of craftsman who had participated in the resistance war against French colonialism and Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Hue City-  Exhibitions reviving the finest values of Hue culture

Apr 9-20,

Tay Khuyet Dai Tower inside the former Imperial City

A joint exhibition by five young artists from Hue to show their love for the former royal capital city. They use different materials, including oil, acrylic and truc chi, a special type of paper made from bamboo with a strong desire to revive the finest values of Hue culture.

The highlight of the exhibition is an installation of truc chi works by Ngo Dinh Bao Vi. Vi designed a unique lantern made from truc chi paper with a rose stencil to reflect everyone's true love and passion for life.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Recovery After The Storm”


Opening: Apr 11, 6 pm

Exhibition: Apr 11 – 17

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Asia Art Link has created several effective activities together in order to mobilize material and immaterial resources for the victims of Haiyan storm. Along with the operations carried out in the Philippines, Asia Art Link in Vietnam will also organize an exhibition titled “Recovery after the Storm”.

7 artists from the Philippines, 8 from Malaysia, and 11 from the host country Vietnam will be present in the exhibition.

Hanoi- Showcase “Casual Ghosts”

Opening: Apr 10, 7 pm

Showcase: Apr 10 – 24

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A collaborative project of poetry and painting between Kaitlin Rees and Baptiste Gilloz, with Nha Thuyen as translator. The 116×92 cm paintings on canvas are not of anything and so can evoke everything. They allow the viewer an open space for the projection of self, of sense, of nonsense.

The ten poems collected in a chapbook start with a looking outward at these works, and end in a looking inward, exploring different faces of balance in relationships. The exhibition will include paintings, a small book of poems, and a video projection.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Heritage Treasure”

Opening: Apr 6, 10 am

Exhibition: Apr 6 – 30

Fundraising Auction: Apr 27, 2 – 5 pm

Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, No. 28 Tran Binh Street

Introduce some illustration collections featured in Heritage Magazines from 2013 onward. Participating artists include Vu Dinh Tuan, Tran Quang Minh, Nguyen Truong Linh, Pham Hung Anh, Nguyen Van Duc and Nguyen Van Cuong.

The illustration collections and other fine artworks will be auctioned to raise funds to build schools in impoverished mountainous areas in Vietnam.

There is also a Fundraising Auction for the construction of schools for needy highland children, from 2pm to 5pm Sunday, April 27, 2014 with the participation of Tri Minh and New Ca Tru artists.

Hanoi – “At the End of the Line” Painting Exhibition

Opening: Apr 18, 5.30 pm

Exhibition: Apr 18 – 23

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Exhibition by artist Nguyen Trong Minh.

Nguyen Trong Minh has adopted a realist style, in juxtaposition with the replicating mechanism of Pop art. The context of his artworks was always constructed in an infinite space, rife with melancholy symbolism, and a touch of the surrealistic. Realism, mixed with his somehow troubled life experiences are conducive to the artists’ distinctive style, which is rather elusive, yet always full of anxiety, flashback or satire.

For more information, contact: info@greenpalmgallery.com

Hanoi-Exhibition “Maid in Hanoi”

Apr 12, 8 pm

#46 Xom Chua, 12 Dang Thai Mai Street

An art show featuring oil and acrylic paintings by Bounthanh Inthavaly, a Canadian artist based in Hanoi. His most recent series evokes the simplicity and vibrancy of various moments, objects and people in Vietnam. Each piece aims to highlight the elements that are sometimes missed, overlooked or ignored.

Maid In Hanoi will be on display for one night only.

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CUISINE HIGHLIGHTS

Hanoi-A Taste of Peru

Apr 12,

Café Lautrec, Hotel de l’Opera, 29 Trang Tien Street

Peruvian celebrity chef Maria Rosa Vasquez Chavez will introduce a unique culinary experience.

Six course set dinner, priced at VND730,000++ per person including a complimentary Apertif of Pisco Sour

Advanced reservations are recommended and must be guaranteed with a credit card.

RISOTTO

Angelina Italian Restaurant & Lounge, Metropole Hanoi Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

Angelina offers a selection of risotto, a rich Italian rice dish such as foie gras risotto, wild mushroom risotto, lobster risotto and much more.

Price from 345,000VND++/dish. 

 

 

 

Dimsum lunch buffet menu

Hanoi Hotel, D8 Giang Vo Street 

Original price: VND 348,000++/pax

Promotion price: VND298,000++/ pax

01 free glass of halida beer or soft drink; every 2 customers spending will get VND100,000 cash voucher for dinner

Valid from Apr 15 to May 31, 2014

For reservation, call: (84 4) 3845 2270 ext. 72

 

 

 

 Easter Brunch (Apr 20)

-At Le Beaulieu Restaurant, Metropole Hanoi Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

Celebrate this Easter with the Metropole's brunch, traditional egg hunt and delectable chocolate for VND 1,650,000++/person

To book, email them at: h1555-fb3@sofitel.com

 

 

- At CAFÉ DU LAC RESTAURANT, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Using all the flavorful local ingredients, their chefs will bring an array of both local and international dishes.

VND 1,075,000++/Adult excludes beverage

VND 1,400,000++/Adult includes free flow wine beer and soft drink

VND 2,000,000++/Adult Moet Chandon Champagne brunch

- At MILAN RESTAURANT, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

A selection of contemporary Easter-inspired dishes.

Everyday 18:00- 22:30

Highlights from the menu: Egg cocotte served with Foie Gras; Glazed Lamb chops served with homemade gnocchi and spring baby vegetables

- At Oven D’or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

With specialty taste from America and entertainment corner for your kids.

Brunch buffet: VND1,400,000/person including free flow of red/white wine, beer and soft drinks.

Cuisine promotions for Victory Day & International Labor Day (From Apr 26 to May 1)

- At Oven D’or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

Celebration the Victory Day & International Labor Day with special food.

Dinner buffet: VND1,400,000/person including free flow of red/white wine, beer, soft drinks.

-At CAFÉ DU LAC RESTAURANT, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Enjoy a delightful family gathering on Liberation day with  delectable upgraded buffet lunch and dinner.

VND 1,075,000++/Adult excludes beverage

VND 1,290,000++/Adult includes free flow wine beer and soft drink

VND 2,000,000++/Adult Moet Chandon Champagne brunch

- At Hemispheres Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

Set lunch: 2 courses + Unlimited dessert at VND350,000/person

Duck Promotion from 1 to 27 April

Lunch and dinner set menu at VND650,000++/person. A la carte menu is available

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FESTIVALS

Halong- Carnival Halong 2014

Apr 30, 8pm-9.30pm

Hoang Quoc Viet Street

Themed “Quang Ninh – Convergence and Pervasion”, Ha Long Carnival 2014 will include a wide range of activities: Carnival parade, art performances, and firework displays, with the participation of more than 3,800 actors and actresses from Vietnam, China, Thailand and Laos.

Thua Thien-Hue- Festival honours Lang Co as world beautiful bay

Apr 24-25

Lying between Hue and Danang cities, Lang Co is one of the major tourist destinations in the central region, with luxury seaside resorts, crystal-clear water, and a diversified and rich ecosystem.

Lang Co was recognised as the 30th member of the “World’s Most Beautiful Bays” club (Worldbays Club) in 2009.

The festival will include activities to promote economic and cultural values of Lang Co Bay, as well as its tourism potential.

Hanoi- Cuisine fair on Ethnic Day


Apr 15-20

Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture and Tourism Village in Dong Mo

Introducing traditional Vietnamese cuisine from three distinct regions of the country.

A wide variety of activities will also be held, including the traditional New Year festival - Chol Chnam Thmay – of the Khmer ethnic group with the participation of both local people and international friends from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. 

HCMC- Songkran festival at Saigon Outcast

Apr 13, 2pm,

188/1 Nguyen Van Huong St in D.2

A festival to celebrate Thai Traditional New Year. There will be a paddling pool and water slide, as well as water balloons, food colouring powder, and music by DJs Chieu Tori, Tran Van Lai and Nick Pinions.

Free

Hanoi- Festival to celebrate memories of Long Bien Bridge

Apr 13, 11pm to 6am

An all-night series of cultural events including exhibitions, film screenings, talk shows and performances in celebration of the 112th birthday of historic Long Bien Bridge.

The night is the first of the five-night White Nights on Long Bien Bridge series, which will be held monthly by non-profit arts centre Maison des Arts.

The five nights focus in succession on the following themes: Memory, Love, Blood and Flower, Hope and Live.

Hue City-Hue International Food Festival 2014

Apr 15 - 19, Phu Xuan park

Featuring more than 100 booths, 20 of which are reserved for foreign countries. The focus of the festival is the 10 Vietnamese dishes recognised by the Asian Record Organization.

In addition, there will be many exciting activities to bring new experiences to visitors such as food exhibitions, beer festival, and bartenders’ performances.

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OTHER EVENTS

Hanoi- Summer book fair

Apr 16 – 20, 8am to 9pm

Vietnam Women Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street

Some 4,500 books covering various topics, including politics, history, literature and economics, as well as topics related to foreign languages, sciences and housework tips will be introduced
Sales discounts between 20 and 50 per cent will be offered for all titles.

HCMC- Reading Day

Apr 19, Youth Cultural House

A five-day event in which 14 major publishers and distributors, including Tre (Youth) Publishing House, Tong Hop (General) Publishing House and the HCM City Book Distribution Company (FAHASA) will provide their latest books for free for visitors to read.

There will also be an exhibition of books about the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands and the military victory over the French – the battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Hanoi- City walk

Apr 12

An English-speaking walk tour to discover the Ngu Xa bronze-making village and the Quan Thanh Temple organised by the Friends Vietnam Heritage. Guests will visit a "kitchen" foundry and see the largest single poured bronze statue in the country – all on the tiny island of Ngu Xa on the east end of Truc Bach Lake.

After a one-hour lunch and refreshments, the tour will continue to discover the Quan Thanh Temple, an old Taoist temple, and its 3.7 tonne 350-year-old bronze statue of Tran Vu – Hanoi's protector. On the way to the temple, visitors will learn about the history of Truc Bach Lake.

Visitor who wish to join one or both parts should contact Roman Szlam at FVH.CityWalks.English@gmail.com

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