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What's on July 2014 (daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | July 01, 2014 05:08 PM


Hanoi-Cabaret Night

Jul 26, 8.30 – 9.30 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A stage for new music talents. “Puzzle” band with Vietnamese and French members will be playing French, Vietnamese and English songs.

Contact Cédric Drouard : cedminimum@hotmail.fr.

Free admission.

Hanoi-Performance “Guitar Never Like Before”

Jul 26, 8 pm

Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh Street

A guitar performance by guitarist Khoa Le (just came back from US), one of the most typical representative for Vietnam in this latest line of guitar.

Guests: Violist Nguyen Thien Minh, Guitarist Duy Phong; Guitarist Dang Tran Tung, Singer Trang Tooc.

Ticket : VND 200,000; Booking via bank transfer: Hotline 090 282 6769 

Hanoi – A Classical Concert by The Hanoian Trio

Jul 25, 8 pm

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A vivid night of classical concert by the newly-established Hanoian Trio featuring cellist Ha Mien, and pianist Luu Hoang and oboist Do Kien Cuong. This intimate night will include pieces from Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, William Henry Squire, Do Kien Cuong & Tran Luu Hoang.

Ticket: VND 200,000. All money goes towards supporting the artists and the organizing of events at manzi.

Due to limited capacity, please pre-register at manzihanoi@gmail.com before 5PM Jul 22.

Hanoi-Reggae Garden Round 2

Jul 18, 8.30 pm

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

The return of Reggae Garden with your host George Axon Aston.

DJs: Axon, One NayTon, Porgus Minimus

Free entry

Hanoi- Weekly Performances of Ca Tru Thang Long

Every Tue, Thu and Sat, 8 – 9 pm

Ca Tru Thang Long, 87 Ma May Street

The show was put on by Ca Tru Thang Long trio. The band included 83-year-old singer Nguyen Thi Chuc, dan day (long-necked lute-like instrument with three silk strings and 10 frets) player Nguyen Phu De, 88, and their student, singer Pham Thi Hue.

Tickets: VND 210,000.

Hope Symphony

Jul 29, 8pm,

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Aug 1, 8 pm, the HCMC Opera House,7 Lam Son Square, District 1

Two concerts to raise funds for the Thap Sang Niem Tin scholarship fund.

The concerts feature two violinists L.Dobrevska from Macedonia and Accordion A.Nikolic from Serbia, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

Audiences will enjoy some tango masterpieces under the baton of conductor Le Phi Phi, including La Cumparsita, Verrano, Adios Nonino, Preparansa, Milonga Del Angel, Invierno, Por Una Cabeza, Oblivion, Valsecito Viejo, Balkango, Balkan Milonga Loca, and Libertango.

The organizers call on the community to make donations to the program. For further information, contact the PVOil office at level 14, 1-5 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1. Tel: 08 3910 6990 (ext. 444) or call Ms. Ly on 098 263 1984. 

HCMC- Performance by Dutch DJ

Jul 12, 10pm

Saigon Vibrations Reggae Bar, 143 Nguyen Trai Street in District 1

Dutch DJ L.O.N, whose real name is Valon Vllasaliu, will present his unique combination of urban and house music.

Entrance fee is VND50,000.

HCMC-Rock concert by the Saigon Rock Club

Jul 6, 7pm

Darling Cafe, 90A/1 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street in District 1

A rock concert called Fire in Hell VIII which will feature five local bands, Ares, Black Rose, Linh Hon (Soul), Rot and Sagometal. They will perform power metal, heavy, gothic, black metal and melodic death-metal rock music.

Tickets are VND100,000, and can be purchased at www.ticketbox.vn

Hanoi- World Cup Rhythm

13 July, 9pm - 11pm at Summit Lounge - 20th Floor

14 July, from 2am onwards at Song Hong Bar - Lobby Level

Sofitel Plaza Hotel, 1 Thanh Nien Road

Summit Lounge is place to heat up before the final game of World Cup 2014. The Brazilian music by famous DJ GiMix. A replay of selected videos of the games will be shown on a big screen set at the bar to make sure that you do not miss this festivity’s most memorable moments.

Then watch the final game from 2am, aired at Song Hong Bar and enjoy the signature cocktails in spectacular view of the city skyline

Hanoi-Introduction to Italian Folk Music Taranta

Jul 6, 9.30 am

Casa Italia, 9 Le Phung Hieu Street

Folk music had become an integral part of every country and also in Italy. The influence from many cultural streams has given this country a beautiful and charming folk music.

Free entry.

HCMC-Summer Escape – Vietnam’s biggest musical carnival

Jul 12, from noon till night,

Phu My Hung town, Tan Trao Street, District 7

With a major theme of celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Local and international DJs will entertain revelers with a diverse range of dance music genres, from the pulsating techno, house, EDM and electro to dubstep, eclectic, drum & bass, hip hop and more.

The event consists of a pool party, foam party, motor show and other outdoor activities, alongside with glamorous dancers in carnival costumes. Free beer will be available form 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the day.

Tickets: from VND199,000, available online at http://bit.ly/1nGvFk6. For more information, visit http://escape-2014.blogspot.com/ or telephone +84 (0)8 38277558.

Hanoi-Mozart Cycle 2014

Jul 9 and 10, 8pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A classical concert with the participation of conductor Kim Xuan Hieu and horn soloist Ta Tien Dat from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Program: Overture “Idomeneo” KV.366; Horn concerto No.3 in E Flat Major KV.447; Symphony No.38 in D Major “Praha” KV.504.

Ticket price: VND120,000

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: VND 60,000

U.S. boychoir to hit Vietnam’s stage

Jul 12, HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, D.1, HCMC.

Jul 14, a sculpture garden in Hoi An Ancient Town.

Jul 16, Cong Nhan Theater, 42 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.

Featuring pieces by worldwide well-known composers such as Laudate Pueri by Felix Mendelssohn, Ave Maria by Franz Schubert, Hail, Gladdening Light by Charles Wood, Gloria (from Heiligmesse) by Joseph Haydn, Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure and Hallelujah Chorus by G.F Handel.

Also staged will be some contemporary pieces such as Here Comes the Sun by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, and Sweet Dreams by Annie Lennox.



Hanoi- Showcase “Fading Dream, Disintegrating Realities”

Opening: Jul 18, 10 am – 5 pm

Showcase: 18 Jul – 04 Aug

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Latest creations by Ha Manh Thang.

Shifting away from portraying urban landscapes with iconic architectures and housings typical of contemporary Vietnam, in his new series of paintings, Thang is exploring with such themes as memories, history and cultural heritages.

Free entry.

HCMC- Paintings on silk exhibition

Until September,

Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 17 Le Duan Street in District 1.

A solo exhibition Phu Phiem (Frivolity) featuring paintings on silk by Bui Tien Tuan. Tuan flaunts women's beauty, fashion and the nude form on traditional Vietnamese silk.

Born in Hoi An in 1971, Tuan graduated from the HCM City Fine Arts College in 1998 where he now works as a lecturer.

Hanoi-Capturing Neverland Photo Exhibition

Jul 7, 5-7 pm,

Hilton Hanoi Opera  Hotel, 1 Le Thanh Tong Street

The Opening Reception of an exhibition of photographs by Blue Dragon kids.

Capturing Neverland is an organisation that travels the world providing opportunities for disadvantaged children to learn about photography. Blue Dragon kids have been in workshops this week and the exhibition will showcase their best work.

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Obsession”

Exhibition: July 5 – 31

Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh Street,

An exhibition by artist Ha Tri Hieu and sculptor Tran Duc Sy.

Two installments, one  story. Sculpture works, lacquer paintings. Three-dimensional feelings. Special artworks are created in a highly volatile period.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Breeding Season” by Thai Nhat Minh

Until Jul 13,

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Part of a series of experimental works by sculptor Thai Nhat Minh.

Inspired by the breeding season, during which living creatures grow enlivened, elated, enraptured, when all crave unification, procreation and seek an escape from sorrow and solitude, this series by Thai Nhat Minh aspires to portray the connection between sculpture and abstract notions of landscape, time, and mentality. An intimate relationship – seemingly extraneous yet consistent between natural connections and those in contemporary life – one that remains clouded in everyone’s consciousness.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Through the Windows of Life”

Until Jul 15, 9.30 am – 7 pm

Chula, 43 Nhat Chieu Street (near West Lake)

A photography exhibition from the Humans of Hanoi project and the first of many to come. Consisting of more than 1000 pictures, each telling a story of a person, the intent of the exhibition is to depict the mosaic of life in the city, of people of all ages and backgrounds. We want to break down the social barriers and help people, especially the youths, to build a sense of acceptance, understanding and sympathy for other people.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Letting Go”


Opening: Jul 3, 6.30 pm

Exhibition: Jul 3 – 9

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

The first solo exhibition by artist Le Huu Hieu, featuring 18 oil-on-canvas paintings in medium size; there are also different experimentations with acrylic, using gold and silver on canvas.

With the language of surrealist art mixing with expressionist, the artist doesn’t just paint his own mental state but also expresses the consciousness of a certain class. This class is considered to be “The Youth of their times”. There is fear and amazement in front of the pressure of time and work.

Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “The Unravelers: Adventures with Mathematics”

Jul 1 – 31,

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Reflecting the poetic side of mathematics, the exhibition is an initiative of Jean-François Dars, Annick Lesne and Anne Papillault which is drawn from a collection of photographs & articles by great scientists during their stay at IHES (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques). The scientists look back on their discipline, scientific thoughts and their own life. Among them, in particular, is Professor Ngo Bao Chau.

Free entrance.



Hanoi- The collection of Sen (Lotus)

Throughout July

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

A seasonally inspired set dinner menu.

 Two-course set menu: VND 380,000++

 Three-course set menu: VND 480,000++


Hanoi-Fantastic American Flavors

Jul 1-27, Oven D'or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

With famous cooking style of grilled, a variety of salads and delectable desserts. Come to Oven D’or this July to enjoy the Ribs pork and beef, BBQ chicken with salad, finish with Fruit Pies or ice cream.

Lunch: VND620,000++/ person

Dinner:VND990,000++/ person (weekdays),

VND 1,100,000++ (weekend and Sunday brunch)

Hanoi-All about Ribs

Jul 1-30,

Hemispheres Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

Enjoy the best meal with perfect grilled beef ribs or pork ribs hugged by many amazing sauces. In addition, you can try different dishes of grilled chicken breast and Nha Trang lobster.

Price from VND180,000++/portion

Hanoi-Live crab perfections

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

Featuring: baked rice with fresh crab in clay pot, baked fresh crab with salted eggs, steamed fresh crab with wine, sautéed fresh crab with curry sauce, etc.

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- Central Vietnam cuisine

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

Scrumptious dishes such as Hue rice pastry containing shrimp and meat, Quang Nam fresh noodle in broth with beef and pork, pan fried cake wrap with herb, Da Nang summer combo salad.           

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

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

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



Hanoi-Introduction to Italian Body Language

Jul 20, 9.30 am

Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

Body language is a very important part in every language, especially in Italian. Italian people tend to use a lot of hand gestures when having conversation. Come to our presentation of Italian gestures this Sunday to understand the meaning and having fun with Italian friends.

Free entry.

Hanoi- Kidstallation: Having Fun with Balloons

Jul 19, 2.30 – 5 pm

Booth 208, Level 2, Indochina Plaza Hanoi, 241 Xuan Thuy Street

Play and have fun with installation art. Come to have fun with balloons and arrange them into unique shapes and welcome kids’ parents to join!

All the artwork will be exhibited here from 20 – 26 Jul 2014.

Ticket: VND 100,000 VND/child ( 5 – 10 years old) (to cover organization fee)

Open to only 100 first registrations.

Contact information: Tel: (0)4 3775 4230 ext. 301/ 0976098291 (Ms.Trang); Email: kidstallation@tohe.vn

Nha Trang- Culinary festival

Jul 8-13

Featuring Vietnamese gastronomic culture.

Chefs from all over the country will compete in a cooking contest. An old-style market will offer regional specialities such as cha ca La Vong (grilled fish), mi Quang (noodle dish from the central province of Quang Nam) and banh xeo (crispy rice crepe from the south).

Hanoi- Bike around the lakes

Jul 5, 9am

Potsn'Pans restaurant, 57 Bui Thi Xuan Street

BikeNBrunch will host a bike ride around two lakes.Drinks and fruit will be served before and after the trip. Members will also sit down to a mouth-watering brunch featuring five dishes.

Cost payable to Pots n' Pans on the day: VND200,000.

Register by message or email thuylinh@exoticvoyages.com with name and mobile number along with any special requirements, such as bike hire.

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