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

Hanoi- Southern Groove #2 with NIC FORD and HIBIYA LINE

Jun 28, 8 pm

ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street

These two DJs have plenty of experience working together to drive parties in Saigon wild with their fusion of house, techno, disco, afrobeat & more – and they are very much looking forward to delivering that explosive audio cocktail to you all during this visit to Hanoi.

Entrance: VND 50,000

Hanoi- The West African Concert to Celebrate the World Music Night

Jun 21, 8 – 10 pm

2th floor, Pullman Hanoi Hotel, 40 Cat Linh Street

The World Music Night 21 Jun with Musbaba Traore from Mali. The concert is a harmonious fusion of The West African hot vibes with the melodic Vietnamese instrument.

Musbaba is a Malian musician, composer and singer. His style could be defined as afro-pop-bambana, melting traditional Malian sounds with world music trends. He plays all sort of percussion instruments and one traditional string instrument called n’goni.

Musbaba is currently based in Hanoi (Vietnam) and has been working on the project Mali-Vietnam fusion. He integrated a traditional Vietnamese instrument (Dan Tranh) in his musical compositions, the result being a harmonious fusion of the West African hot vibes with the melodic Asian sounds. African dance performances are also part of the shows, creating a synergy between the artists and their audience.

Free entry.

Hanoi-The Songs of Bob Dylan Tribute Night

Jun 20, 7.30 pm

Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Some musicians ready to play some great works of Bob Dylan, a great folk singer.

We’ve got strumming guitars, harmonicas, drums and scratchy voices supplied by pro-performers and loving amateurs. Playing Bob Dylan’s most popular and also lesser known songs.

Tickets: VND 50,000 at the door.

 

 

Hanoi- Live the Music with “Fete de la Musique”

June 21, from 2 pm.

Summit Lounge, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel, 1 Thanh Nien Street

An annual concert event.

From 8 pm onwards, there will be a show featuring the band “Circle” promises inspiring performances. Guests can register to perform on stage and get 01 complimentary drink for each show.

Brand new menu “Summit Ice Cool” will be launched, bringing guests a large selection of ice-creams and famous beers from all over the world.

Hanoi- Performance by Italian ensemble Mezzotono

June 16, Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

Five young Italian artists perform a concert entitled “Mezzotono, Small Orchestra without Instruments.”

No musical instruments are involved as the artists improvise and produce all the differing sounds of an orchestra just with their voices, called “a cappella”.

The group will also perform a variety of genres including jazz, bossanova, mambo, tango, big-band and classic music.

Some famous Italian songs which will be introduced include Quando quando quando (by Tony Renis), Un uomo in frack (by Domenico Modugno) and Buonasera Signorina (by Fred Buscaglione).

Hanoi-Le Festival FanTASHtique


Jun 6, 8 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

Featuring:
- Dr Peacock with Joss Berrett on drums, Dan Henneberry and Alex Formosa on guitar, Arnaud Grignard on bass and Natasha Kovalenko on keys
- XAI
- Solo and collaborative acoustic smoothness: Christophe, Dana, Lawrence and Zippy
- Live art by Poppin Fresh and Knee Jerk
- Body painting by Heather Chan…

Tickets: VND 50,000. Free for students with valid ID.

HCMC – Irish Traditional Music with Mick Moloney

June 1, 8 pm

HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, Ward 1

Mick Moloney is one of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians and musicologists.

Mick will be joined by fellow Irish musicians Michelle Mulcahy, Louise Mulcahy, Athena Tergis and Irish dancer Niall O’Leary.

The group will showcase not only the best of Irish song but also instrumental music featuring the uilleann pipes, harp, fiddle, guitar and octave mandolin, accompanied by the dazzling dancing of Niall O’Leary, the World Champion of Irish step dance. The group will also perform with some Vietnamese traditional artists.

Tickets can be reserved by contacting telephone number (08) 38243 774 ext. 130.

HCMC- Performances by Dutch conductor

June 19, 8pm

The HCMC Opera House,7 Lam Son Square, District 1

Dutch conductor,Jan Stulen will lead pieces by Beethoven and Prokofiev, performed by the Vietnamese violin prodigy Bui Cong Duy and the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

Featuring typical pieces in Classic and Romantic eras with Richard Strauss’s Serenade for 13 wind instruments in E-Flat Major, op. 7, Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major, op. 19 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 in A Major, op. 92.

Tickets are priced at VND400,000, VND350,000 and VND200,000 per person. Students just pay VND80,000 for admission. For ticket booking and delivery, contact 08 3823 7419 or visit www.ticketbox.vn.

HCMC- Vietnamese folk songs in concert

June 8, 8 p.m.

HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

Some well-known Vietnamese vocal compositions from the 20th century will be performed at a concert called “Vietnam – our heritage, our love,” under the baton of Vietnamese conductor Tran Nhat Minh.

Tickets are to be sold at between VND200,000 and VND400,000 and VND200,000. There is a student discount for VND80,000. For booking and delivery, contact 08 3823 7419 or visit www.ticketbox.vn.

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EXHIBITIONS

Hanoi- Zo Paper Party with exhibitions and concerts

Jun 28, 11 pm

Chez Xuan, 41, lane 76, An Duong Street

Concerts
Solo cello – Baptiste
Solo guitar – Lam Vissay
Electronic experimental – Vu Nhat Tan & friends

Exhibitions
Vincent Bertholon
Tien Quang
Tran Hien

Entry fee: VND 100,000/adult, VND50,000/student and free for children.

Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “The Story of Lotus Flower”

Exhibition: June 20 – 29

Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street

Featuring 41 photos by Lee Sang Bok on the subject of the Korean lotus flower.

This exhibition will focus on the beauty of Korean lotus flower in four seasons, in addition to photos of familiar lotus flowers in Vietnam.

Lee Sang Bok works as a teacher at the Korean International School in Hanoi. However, he has a passion for photography, especially on Korean lotus flowers. And in the past 15 years, he has perseveringly retained every beautiful moment of this flower.

Opening hours: 9 am-12 pm, 1.30-6 pm from Mon to Fri, Sat:  9 am-12 pm, 1.30-5 pm

HCMC-Exhibition: "Coming of Age"

Until July 18,

Craig Thomas Gallery is located at 27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, District 1.

A group exhibition featuring works by 14 Vietnamese artists including Lieu Nguyen, Lim Khim Ka Ty, Tran Quoc Tuan, and Bui Tien Tuan.

The exhibition is an eclectic mix of painting, sculpture and installation works.

 HCMC – Exhibition “In the Shadow of Appearances”

Jun 17 – Aug 23

Galerie Quynh, Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi Street, District 1

A summer group exhibition featuring work by Thien Do, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Nguyen Thanh Truc, Tran Van Thao and Lien Truong.

Whether depicting traumatic topographies, examining personal and collective histories and memories or questioning the rules and regulations of a society, the six participating artists in this show look at the visible and invisible – that which is seen, hidden or rarely acknowledged. All the works can be considered as a kind of visual or metaphorical palimpsest, with each artist highlighting the act of erasing, layering, rewriting, repositioning, reimagining…

Hue City– Exhibition “The Connection”


Opening: Jun 8, 5.30 pm

Exhibition: June 8 – 23

New Space Arts Foundation, 2nd Floor, Number 15 Le Loi Street

By artist Hoang Anh.

Concept: The complex of oil paintings on canvas, installation and performance is named “Connection”.

Statement: The life on earth is an endless cycle starting from giving birth, to maturing, getting old and finally decease. When a human being stops to exist other human beings are born to to the world to start the cycle all over again. This is a connection.

Hanoi- Exhibition of wearable art pieces at Lucy’s Dream

Until June 15

31 Hang Giay Street

Lucy’s Dream is a Mini Concept Store, showcasing the works of Young Vietnamese Artists under the form of Wearable Art Pieces.

This ongoing exhibition includes Wearable Art Pieces depicting the Dong-Ho (Đông Hồ) Painting culture of Vietnam, World Fairy Tales, and Surreal Photographic Sceneries. 

HCMC-Exhibition "Out of Nowhere"

Till July 27,

Galerie Quynh, 1 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1.

A group exhibition featuring works in a range of media from painting and photography to installation and video by 10 young artists based in HCM City, including
Hoang Nam Viet, Le Nguyen Duy Phuong, Le Vu Anh Nhi, Ngo Dinh Bao Chau, and Nguyen Duc Dat.

 

Hanoi- ‘Le Petit Prince’ exhibition

June 1-30

Sofitel Metropole, Hanoi

An exhibition featuring scanned images from the original manuscript of Saint-Exupéry, including personal letters, photographs, and artifacts on loan from the Saint-Exupéry estate Visitors will be able to experience the depth of the artists thoughts, giving a unique opportunity for those interested to have an insight into the creative process of the artist.

For each customer that purchases a copy of the “Magnifique Family”, the hotel will donate two Euros to the Saint-Exupéry Foundation.

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CINEMA

Hanoi-Screening of “Living in Fear” at TPD

Jun 20, 7.30 pm 

TPD Centre’s Young Cinema, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor)

Produced in 2005 by director Bui Thac Chuyen.

Plot: Post-war Vietnam was full of mines and unexploded bombs. Not everyone wants to risk his life clearing them up, but some had little choice. Such as Tai. As a former soldier for the NME, he can’t get a job and has two families to maintain. With true contempt for death, he starts disposing of mines. This is a dangerous, almost suicidal job, but thanks to his disregard for death, from that moment on Tai is able to earn his living. (Gertjan Zuilhof)

Original language with English subtitles.

Runtime: 110 mins

Hanoi-  Screening of “Oh, Saigon”

June 12, 7.30 pm

Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street

(57 minutes)

Airlifted out of Vietnam on April 30, 1975, Doan Hoang’s family was on the last civilian helicopter out of the country at the end of the war. Twenty-five years later, she sets out to uncover their story. The film follows her family as they return to Vietnam after decades of exile, where her father, a former South Vietnamese major, meets his brothers again to confront their political differences: one a Communist, the other a pacifist. Meanwhile, Hoang tries to reconcile her own difficult past with her half sister, who was mistakenly separated from the family during the escape.

Language: English and Vietnamese (with English subtitles).

Ticket price: VND 150,000

Reservation: contact: nguyenvunganhang@gmail.com.

Hanoi-screening of “12 Angry Men”

June 6, 7.30pm,

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

A 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt. In the United States, a verdict in most criminal trials by jury must be unanimous.

UK Films at the European Documentary Film Festival 2014

Hanoi: Jun 8, 7 pm, National Studio for Documentary and Scientific Film, 465 Hoang Hoa Tham Street

HCMC: Jun 25, 6.30 pm, Hoa Sen University, 93 Cao Thang Str, Ward 3, Dist 3

A screening of UK Film “Dreams of a life” by director Carol Morley.

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles.

Free entrance.

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CUISINE HIGHLIGHTS

Hanoi- Fish Market

Every Friday night 18:00 – 22:30

Cafe du lac restaurant, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

A fresh seafood market concept blended with sumptuous buffet dinner, including lobster, oyster, sea bass and salmon.

Buffet price starts from VND 555,000 net/Adult. Seafood selection at a la carte price.

Hanoi-Sunday Brunches

Cafe du lac restaurant, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Sunday Brunch with the finest seasonal flavors, ranging from classic Vietnamese to contemporary international.

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

VND 1,450,000++/Adult includes free flow wine beer and soft drink

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

Hanoi-Westlake BBQ Experience

Monday – Saturday, except Friday

Cafe du lac restaurant, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

BBQ buffet dinner featuring a sumptuous array of smoked meat and seafood.

VND 985,000++/adult excluding beverages.

Hanoi-Spanish Night

Every Wednesday,

Milan restaurant, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Featuring a selection of traditional favorites, including famous Paella and Sangria.

 

 Hanoi-June’s special family set menu

Saigon Restaurant, INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Set menus with a range of delicate local dishes featuring Lobster, Abalone, Grouper, Roasted duck and Wagyu beef.

Price starts from VND 390,000++/Adult.

Hanoi-King prawn delights

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

Special offers:

- Every Monday and Tuesday, 25% dinner discount on food and beverage for Accor Advantage Plus members with groups of 5-10 people.

- From Monday to Friday, one free dim sum lunch for a child below 12 years old per paying adult.

- Special brunch on International Children’s Day: exclusive sweet station in the kid’s corner to pamper your little ones.

All you can eat - Monday to Friday:  VND580,000++/Adult & VND360,000++/Child

Dim sum buffet - Saturday & Sunday: VND660,000++/Adult & VND420,000++/Child

A La Carte: VND180,000++/basket

Hanoi-“Children’s Month” culinary delights

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

Special offers:

- 50% discount on food for weekend lunch buffet for Accor Advantage Plus members

- “Come 4, pay 3” for lunch and dinner buffet

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

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

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

Hanoi- Buffet dinner on Father’s Day

June 15,

Oven D’or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road

Dinner will be perfect combination with a complimentary wine for every table of 4 gentlemen.

Buffet dinner: VND1,250,000++/person includes 01 glass of Martini cocktail for men and free flow of fruit juice for all.

Hanoi-The best Tomahawk steak

From June 2 – 30

Hemispheres restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road

The Tomahawk steak, so-called because of its resemblance to a tomahawk, is a larger version of the bone-in Frenched rib eye steak. The Frenched-style bone makes also for a dramatic and elegant presentation, perfect for impressing guests. This cut will grilled and served with Truffle mash, wild mushroom, buttered green asparagus and sauce Bordelaise, green pepper corn.

VND1,750,000++/portion (700gr).

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OTHER EVENTS

Hanoi- Urban Flea Market 4th Edition


Jun 22, 9 am – 5 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

An open-air shopping and gathering place where all kinds of people come to buy and sell new and used stuff. Here you will find a mish-mash of 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 and much, much more! It is the best spot to meet your friends, browse, rummage, haggle, drink and eat delicious food.

Tickets: VND 15,000 at door.

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