MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi-Traditional Puppet of Asia: BUNRAKU Meets ASEAN
Aug 30, 10 am
Vietnam Puppet Theater
A Bunraku exchange and performance program by six young leaders of BUNRAKU Company from Osaka, Japan.
Performance schedule: Performance (around 20 minutes); Demonstration; Discussion with Water Puppeteer; Q&A.
The program is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Invitation ticket at The Japan Foundation Center Cultural Exchange in Vietnam 27 Quang Trung Street (Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:00, closed on Sunday).
HCMC – Electronic Disco Night with Italian Artist Bottin
Aug 1, 10 pm
The Observatory, Corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung, Dist.1
Come to an electronic Disco Night with Italian Artist Bottin.
BOTTIN – “one of the finest purveyors of electronic disco around,” (Vice Magazine) – is once again hitting Saigon for a gig that promises to showcase the apex of what disco can really be.
Entry: VND 100,000.
HCMC- Fish Sauce Debut Show
Aug 1, 8 pm
Chula, 6 Nhat Chieu Street
Fish Sauce is the most flavoursome band to come through Hanoi and impress taste buds this summer. A fresh blend of Vietnamese and Latin American artists, come for a night of original music composed by lead singer, Mai Khoi, on journeys through Mexico and Cuba.
Mai Khoi (Song and Album of the Year, 2010) is joined by Araceli (Nicaragua), Sebastian (Ecuador), Truong Sa (formerly PAK band and collaborator with Le Cat Trong Ly) and the Hanoi flamenco collective.
Entrance by donation.
Hanoi- Documentary Screening “Who Is William Onyeabor?” and DJ Set with Dan Lo
Aug 7, 8 pm
ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street
A night to celebrate the Nigerian funk musician and band-leader, William Onyeabor, who had a series of records in the late 70s and 80s which exalted him into an iconic status in the history of Nigerian pop, often considered the founder of Nigerian electro Afro-funk.
Introducing the recent documentary about the mysterious man, Fantastic Man, and follow it up with a set from Saigon’s Afrobeat expert Dan Lo [The Observatory / Eclectic Aesthetic].
Entry VND 50,000
HCMC- Performance by Montenegro pianist
Aug 9, 8pm
HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, D1
Acclaimed pianist and piano professor Boris Kraljevic will perform in the concert ‘Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5’ of the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO).
The concert will entertain audiences with famous symphonies of Beethoven under the baton of conductor Le Phi Phi. The concert will also feature talents of pianist Le Ho Hai and many artists of HBSO.
Tickets ranges from VND200,000 to VND400,000. Students pay VND80,000. For ticket booking and delivery, call 08 08 3823 7419, Ms Huong at 0989 874 517, or at website: .
Hanoi- Performance by American pianist
Aug 22, 8pm
American pianist Anne Chamberlain, who already inspired Vietnamese audiences in 2010 and 2013, will join a concert with Vietnamese musicians.
The concert will take the audience on a musical journey from the 18th-century German classic, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to the compositions of Richard Strauss, which will be sung by Ryoko Bohkumi. The concert will also feature talents of pianist Dinh Thu Huong, and sopranos Ryoko Bohmuki and Doan Thi To Loan.
HCMC- Five international female DJs to join Electric Party
Queen Hall, D4
Electric Party is a special occasion for fans of EDM (Electric Dance Music) to enjoy performances of international DJs and local popular artists.
The Steam Punk themed event features DJs Colleen Shannon (U.S.), Miss Kelly Marie (UK), Roxy June (Thailand), Licca (Japan), Suki (Hong Kong) and singers Ho Ngoc Ha, Hoang Thuy Linh, Thu Thuy and Trang Phap, among others.
Tickets: VND200,000. For further information, visit.
HCMC-Saigon Chamber Music
Aug 2 to 9,
HCMC Conservatory of Music in District 1.
Saigon Chamber Music featuring three artists, Nguyen Bich Tra (pianist), Zoë Martlew (cellist from the United Kingdom), and Atle Sponberg (violinist from Norway).
Besides, artists and instructors will also hold workshops focusing on music every afternoon.
Two orchestras: Mosaic of the Canture, an orchestra of instructing artists at Saigon Chamber Music (August 2nd), and Young Virtuosos Concert, a orchestra of young artists, which includes different small orchestras and a chamber orchestra that are combined together during their time at the festival (August 8).
Ticket ranges from VND100,000 - VND300,000
Contact: or call this number: 012 6763 5918
Aug 1 and 2, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
Aug 11, 8 pm, HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1
Aug 8, 8 pm, Dak lak Culture Center, No 2, Hung Vuong Street, Buon Ma Thuot City
Arranged and performed by the VNSO, under the baton of the Japanese maestro Honna Tetsuji, the concert is the combination of various types of music. The program is selected from both famous world classical pieces of Glinka, Elgar and Tchaikovsky and impressively and unforgettably joyful melody of Leroy Anderson’s artworks.
Ticket prices in Hanoi and HCMC:
A level: VND 700,000/ unit; B level: VND 500,000/ unit; C level: VND 300,000/unit; Student level: VND 150,000/ unit
Free delivery (0913 489 858/ 0983 067 996)
No ticket selling in Buon Ma Thuot’s concert but you need to collect invitation tickets.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Đáy sóng”
Opening: Aug 25, 7.30 pm
Exhibition: 25 Aug – 03 Sep
Artist talk: 28 Aug, 3 pm
Ozone Cafe, 21b Dien Bien Phu Street
Trang Thanh Hien’s “Đáy sóng” exhibition is the complicated stories of a woman who makes art in which the pictures retell the story of a powerful woman who worships Buddhism. The pictures were painted on a special kind of paper: Nung An people’s phloem paper, which was made by the ethnic women and arranged unplannedly by the artist to become perfect creations.
Dalat- Exhibition ‘Da Lat and me’
Until Aug 20, Hoa Binh Exhibition Centre in Da Lat city.
Showcasing 23 oil finger paintings by painter Vo Trinh Bien. The paintings resemble pieces of Da Lat with an abstract style, which feature the emotions of Vo Trinh Bien. Painter Bien expressed his hope that his works would offer visitors new experiences.
HCMC – Exhibition “Autumn Galleria”
Aug 8 – Oct 30
Sàn Art, 3 Me Linh, Binh Thanh District
Featuring drawing, painting, and photography. Visit the fictional school from Thao Nguyen’s paintings, meet a family in their TV time framed inside Phan Quang’s photograph, contemplate in front of Nguyen Thai Tuan’s gate, see nature through Le Phi Long’s eyes, and come back to a hidden reality of death with Nguyen Van Du.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Lotus in Viet”
Opening: Aug 10, 10 am
Exhibition: Aug10 – Sep 8
Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh Street
Solo exhibition by Dang Phuong Viet who specializes in Lotus.
Within nearly two decades drawing lotus flower with oil, on large canvas, Dang Phuong Viet gives each artwork a particular charm and freshness.
Through the exhibition, Phuong Viet introduces his brand new perspective on the beauty of the sacred lotus flower, which reflects the progress in his creative work.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Typography Space”
Until Aug 9
OZONE café, 21B Dien Bien Phu Street
Displaying products by 23 young people: some are designers, some are students who major in different fields (languages, economics, technology, architecture, graphics, etc.).
A unique combination of Space and Typography. There are 3 different spaces – the circular 3rd floor made of paper, the square 2nd floor made of wood and the 1st floor of the café.
Hanoi- Display “Faithfully Flat” by Ly Hoang Ly
Until Aug 6,
Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, the 7th Floor, Ta Quang Buu Library, no. 01 Dai Co Viet Street
Visual artist Ly Hoang Ly will introduce her project ‘Faithfully Flat’ via a selection of 23 artists’ books from the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, SAIC, Chicago.
Through the display of artists’ books, Ly would like to bring her project which is dealing with the conceptual and visual forms of language to the local art community of Hanoi.
Ly Hoang Ly (real name: HOANG, LY) is a Vietnam visual artist, poet, and editor, born in Hanoi, Vietnam. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with Fulbright fellowship and Dean Grant, and received her BFA from The Ho Chi Minh City Fine-Arts University in 1999.
Hanoi-Graduate Fashion Show and Exhibition “Still Believing” of London College for Fashion Studies Hanoi
Aug 2, 4 pm
Grand Ballroom, Melia Hanoi Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Graduate Fashion Show and Exhibition “Still Believing” of London College for Fashion Studies Hanoi.
Featuring collections from students in the Advanced Diploma: Designer/ Creative Merchandiser and Professional Diploma: Fashion Design & Technology.
RSVP to Ms. Mai Trang or Ms. Hong Minh at (04) 3719 9706 or email@example.com.
Hanoi- Summer fish delights
Ming Restaurant – Second Floor, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
A wide range of dishes including wok-fried sliced fresh garoupa, deep-fried garoupa in sweet and sour sauce, fried sea bass medallion and steamed cod fish with minced ginger.
- 25% dinner discount on food for Accor Advantage Plus members with group of 5-10 people
- “Come 4 pay 3” for Saturday and Sunday brunch
- Exclusive birthday celebration with Ming set menu at VND1,500,000++/person and a complimentary bottle of Monte Alpha for groups of 6-10 persons
- Monthly name card lucky draw: win a complimentary bottle of house wine and 5 selected tapas at Summit Lounge
All you can eat - Monday to Friday: VND580,000++/Adult & VND360,000++/Child
Dim sum buffet - Saturday & Sunday: VND660,000++/Adult & VND420,000++/Child
Dim sum a la carte: VND99,000++/basket
Hanoi- Chef Christian's daily special
Brasserie Westlake – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Offering a feast from the East and the best from the West, with Japanese tempura, French crepes, Mexican tacos and Italian risotto and lasagna.
- 20% discount on food and beverage at lunch and dinner buffet for Accor Advantage Plus members with group of 6-12 people
- “Come 4, pay 3” for lunch and dinner buffet
- Monthly name card lucky draw: win a complimentary bottle of house wine and 5 selected tapas at Summit Lounge.
Breakfast: VND440,000++/Adult & VND275,000++/Child
Lunch: VND600,000++/Adult & VND400,000++/Child
Dinner: VND880,000++/Adult & VND550,000++/Child
Oven D'or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, 11 Xuan Dieu Street
Chili crab, Chicken rice, Beef rendang or Mango sago Salad, Carrot cake and many characterized combinations tradition flavors of China, Malaysia, India and Peranaka of Singapore.
Lunch: VND620,000++/ person
VND990,000++/ person (Sunday Brunch)
Dinner:VND990,000++/ person (weekdays),
VND 1,100,000++ (weekend and Sunday brunch)
Hanoi- Wellington Beef
Hemispheres Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, 11 Xuan Dieu Street
Be wowed with a traditional English Wellington set menu from Beef or Salmon, better with Farm chicken consommé, green salad and summer iced Parfait.
Salmon Wellington set: VND575,000++
Beef Wellington set: VND675,000++
Homemade mooncake of Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
- Classic box - 6 pcs of 100gr / VND750,000/box
- Crystal box - 3pcs of 180gr and 1 bottle of red wine (Casillero Del Diablo, Concha Y Toro, Cabernet Sauvignon) / VND1,600,000/box
- Diamond box - 3 pcs of 180gr and 1 bottle of Chivas 12 years old / VND2,400,000/box
Selling date: 04 August, 2014.
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi's mooncakes
Come in 6 flavors with egg yolk, from the traditional taste of lotus seed, green rice, taro, and jam-bon to the fruity freshness of pineapple and strawberry paste.
- Order 10 boxes of mooncake before August 17, 2014 and receive 01 complimentary box
- Exclusive discounts for large quantities orders
- Free delivery for purchases of 20 boxes or more to a single location within 5km from the hotel
Price: From VND 690,000+/box of 4 large cakes, VND 790,000+/box of 8 small cakes and VND 480,000+/box of 4 small cakes
Contact: Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road, Phone: 84 (0)4 3823 8888, extension: 5318; Ms. Linda 84 (0) 91 300 6618 or Mr. Nghia 84 (0) 904 309 578, E-mail: H3553-FB1@sofitel.com
JW Marriott Hanoi's mooncake
Imported from Malaysia with different flavors including green tea, lotus seeds, lily bulbs, almonds, sesame and melon kernel seeds.
Price: VND 990,000NET/box of 4 cakes (180mg/each), with different discount for large quantities.
Free delivery for purchase of 20 boxes or more to a single location within 5km from the hotel, each extra km will be charged at VND45, 000/km.
Contact: 8 Do Duc Duc Road, Tel: +84 4 3833 5588.
Mooncakes by InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
A range of handcrafted mooncakes with 6 classic and contemporary flavors, including red bean, green bean, green tea, taro, white lotus and chestnut.
Price:VND 600,000/ box of 4 cakes
VND 850,000/ box of 6 cakes
For ordering and delivery contact: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street, telephone: 0988 016 961; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 23, 8pm
CAMA, 73 Mai Hac De Street
The Notting Hill Carnival – one of the world's biggest street carnivals and celebrations of Caribbean culture.
To welcome Skank the Tank Soundsystem to bring the noise on Saturday, the CAMA crew will create the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Caribbean in the Far East. Carnival participants will enjoy a full night of reggae, dance hall, calypso, cumbia, drum ‘n bass and dubstep.
Ha Giang- Khen Mong Festival
August 30 and 31
Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province
A festival featuring khen, typical bamboo flutes of the Mong ethnic minority people, aiming at popularising different forms of performances using the musical instrument, such as dancing with khen or khen blowing.
There are other folk games: tree and rope climbing, ball beating, pole pushing, arrow shooting, and nightingale fighting.
Traditional costume shows and local specialties will also be featured.