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What's on September 2014 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | September 04, 2014 08:36 AM


Hanoi-Painting Exhibition by Le Nguyen Manh and Dang Xuan Hung

Opening: Sep 17, 5.20 pm

Exhibition: Sep 17 – 22

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

In our time, when was the last time you encountered an insect or beheld the rice fields in a tranquil village? We wonder whether our children can touch any insects and breath in the fresh air like us in the future. That is the brief idea of Le Nguyen Manh in his painting collections “Oxygen party” and “New World”.

“Dark Inside” is the title of Dang Xuan Hung‘s collection. He wants to place himself in a different angle within the internal life whereupon he contemplates the human flow in our contemporary society.

 HCM City- Exhibition displays calendars for Year of the Goat

Until Sept 21,

Exhibition House, 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1.

More than 35 collections of calendars for 2015 (the Year of the Goat) are on display at a Book and Calendar Week that opened at the weekend in HCM City.

They include many attractive designs showcasing Vietnam and its people.

Highlights include seven-and five-sheet wall calendars with photos of the country's islands and waters, famous landscapes, handicraft villages, and traditional structures.

Calendar makers print a few hundred calendars in July and print more of those that sell well, according to Dai Nam Book and Calendar Company, one of the organisers of the event.

More than 1,000 Vietnamese and foreign books, comics, and magazines are also on display, with many being on sale at discounts of up to 40 per cent. 

Hanoi- Exhibition “Attimi – Images of the Ordinary in Vietnam”

Opening: Sep 18, 5.30 pm

Exhibition: Sep 18 – Oct 2

Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

Exhibition by the Italian artist Barbara Pellizzari.

Showcasing the images of contemporary Vietnam in its everyday reality reinterpreted through her personal lenses. The artist explains “I cannot detach myself from what surrounds me. My work is the means of revealing how we can all be as deeply involved in our surroundings as I feel myself to be”. The characters in the paintings draw the viewer’s attention by  an original display of colours and tones while the technique of composition with Dó paper inlaid on canvas makes us appreciate the metaphorical association of colour and personality of the artist.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Color Love”

Sept 5 – 19

1st floor, Exhibition House, No. 16 Ngo Quyen Street

Oil painting exhibition “Color Love” by Vu Tuyen.

“Life is full of colors … if we appreciate it, all the color will be love”, the exhibition is his special sublimation on color love.

Hanoi-Wedding fair

Sept 14, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Open door, Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Hanoi, 8 Do Duc Duc Street

Introducing an impressive collections of the latest wedding dresses from well-known brands such as John Kim Wedding and Make Up Showroom,Tiara Wedding Studio, Kenny Thai Wedding and Make Up Studio, Boudoir Paris Bridals and Calla Bridals by Auco Wedding.

With participation of seven wellknown wedding planners: WedinStyle, Mnguyen Media, Halos Wedding, Lutèce Wedding and Party Planners, Hajime Wedding & Events, Perfect Wedding Planners, MHs Planner - The Wedding & Event Company.

Couples will receive 10% discount if booking their weddings between now and the end of December 2014.

The greatest gift for couples is a 2-night getaway at JW Marriott Hanoi and an outdoor photo shooting page worth USD 1,000 from Nupakachi Studio.

Check out facebook.com/eventsatjwmarriotthanoi for more information.

An Giang Province- Exhibition of old ceramic objects

Until Oct 29

Showing 600 ceramic objects made in the old southern style dating back to the end of 19th century.

The objects include various ceramic genres such as Cay Mai, Old Sai Gon, Lai Thieu and Bien Hoa.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Catalyst": Dong Phong Gallery

Sep 9 – Oct 9

Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street

This mini-show is meant to mark a new turn for artist Le Quy Tong. His reputation has been established through a number of remarkable works, many of which focused aspects of urban planning, weapons and other objects. His paintings from the last two years have evolved, however, and he has brought at number of new forms of medium to his art. 

HCMC – Exhibition “Sylvan Sentiments”

Opening: Sep 6, 10 am

Exhibition and artist's talk: Sep 6 – 26

Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1

Featuring 20 oil paintings by Nguyen Trong Khoi.

“My paintings today are neither warnings nor messages. I see them as an invitation to a peaceful space without uncertainty, dispute or guilt; a space in which no comparison or supervision with envious eyes, no social class or pressure. Everything happens naturally and we simply satisfy with the righteous. Our feeling depends on nature and changes under the mystery of light and shadow. Humans beings are the main part of nature so they contain the mysteries as in the nature itself.”



HCMC- Performance by German guitar duo

Sept 27, 7pm

HCM City Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1.

A free concert by Katona Twins, a classical guitar duo from Germany.

Identical twins Peter and Zoltan Katona will perform nine compositions, including Bach's Allemande aus der French Suite No 5 and the Beatles' Come Together.

Free tickets can be picked at the Goethe Institute in HCM City at Street No 1, Do Thanh Housing Estate, District 3. 

Hanoi-Contemporary Festival 2014 – Final Concert

Sept 26, 8 pm

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

The 6th Annual International Contemporary Music Festival brings a concert in the festival featuring leading Vietnamese artists Đỗ Anh Tuấn, Trần Lưu Hoàng, Trần Quang Vũ, Đào Minh Pha, Hoàng Cẩm Vân, Phạm Thu An, Nguyễn Thắng, Đặng Tuệ Nguyên, Vũ Ngọc Linh and Đỗ Kiên Cường.

With new pieces by local talents using a wide ranges of instruments where traditional monochord, bamboo flute, Dan Tinh play together with western cello, contrabass, piano, bassoon, oboe, laptop, ipad, percussions… There is also a special performance by artist Nguyen Thang with bamboo saxophone (bamboo sax) which was created by the artist himself.

Surcharge at door: 200,000 VND/pax (including one free drink) 

Hanoi- “Good Bye” in “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2014″

Sept 24 and 25, 8 pm

Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

A short contemporary dance piece “Good Bye” by Yo Nakamura as a part of Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2014 in Hanoi.

Nakamura entered into the world of contemporary dance through the modern dance club of Waseda University. She had performed some pieces which choreographed by Shuji Onodera, Ryohei Kondo and Ko Murobushi, and started to choreograph by herself since 2010. She was invited to Sibiu International Festival in Romania, residency program of National Theatre Wales “Wales Lab” in this year.

Free tickets available at: Goethe-Institut, 56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, and Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung Street.


 HCMC- French dance group to perform contemporary work

Sept 26,

IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1

A new contemporary performance named Your Ghost Is Not Enough by the French dance group Kubilai Khan Investigations.

"Nobody bathes twice in the same river" is the philosophy behind choreographer Frank Micheletti's work.

The dance is between a man and a woman who express the way they feel about each other and how they accept the other's world.

Tickets are available at the venue.

Hanoi-Autumn Ambient Work with SPACE360 and Dee.F

Sep 12, 8 pm

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

A night of electronic tranquility for the start of autumn season. Air is filled with Manzi magical art space. Music is crafted by SPACE360, Dee.F, Chu Minh, DJ Knobz.


HCMC - Orchestra to stage anniversary concert

Sep 9

HCM City Opera House

A concert by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) to celebrate its 20th anniversary 

HCMC- Performance by Shcleep Geist

Sep 5, 8pm

Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 4

Performance by German music-producer and DJ, Schleep Geist.

The event will also feature DJ Drew Tudose of Romania, DJ B.A.X. of Viet Nam, and VJ Erol of Sweden.

Entrance fee VND100,000, free for students.

Hanoi-World Music/Jazz Night with Quartet Fayçal Salhi

Sep 11, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

World Music/Jazz night, with Quartet Fayçal Salhi.

Despite coming from a family of musicians, Fayçal Salhi took up music late in life. but after he did, he pursued a unique style. The Quartet plays modern jazz songs with an of Arab-Andalusian flavour.

Ticket price: 160 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 80 000 VND.



Hanoi-Westlake Bubbly Brunch

Café Dulac Restaurant, International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Blending local ingredients with seasonal flavors, dishes range from classic Vietnamese to contemporary international. Enjoy an interactive experience with nine live cooking stations and six types of cuisine, live music.

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

Children under 6 eat free and up to 12 half price.
Priority Privilege discount is not applicable.

Hanoi- Seafood Night

Café Dulac Restaurant, International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Friday buffet Seafood Night with a selection of freshest catch daily from famous fishing regions in Vietnam. Specialties include salmon, lobsters, oysters and king prawns.

VND 1,000,000++/Adult excluding beverages.
VND 1,400,000++/Adult including free flow of wine, beer & soft drinks.
VND 2,000,000+/Adult including free flow of Moet & Chandon champage.

Hanoi-September’s special family set menu

Saigon Restaurant- International Hanoi Westlake,1A Nghi Tam Street

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

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

Priority Privilege discount is not applicable.

Hanoi-A Taste of the Mediterranean

Sunset Bar- International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street

A famous taste of the Mediterranean with a sumptuous Tapas spread and our special beverage offers.

Highlights from the menu: Crab meat and cheese croquettes, Gambas al ajillo, Mediterranean salami.

Starting from VND 199,000++

Priority Privilege discount is applicable.

Hanoi-Duck special

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

Duck specials with a wide selection of sauces such as mushroom sauce, plum sauce, oyster sauce, and curry sauce.

Special offers:
•    20% dinner discount on F&B for Accor Advantage Plus members with group of 5-12 people
•    “Come 4, pay 3” for dim sum lunch from Monday to Saturday.

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 buffet

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

Buffet with sumptuous dishes such as pork and lotus stem salad, stuffed cucumber with rice and seaweed, pomelo and squid salad, cold beef salad and grilled marinated fish with lime leave.

Special offers:
•    20% discount on F&B 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 five selected tapas at Summit Lounge
•    Oktoberfest on 20th and 27th September: celebrate the world’s most famous beer festival with German specialities on the dinner buffet. Exclusive free flow package of German beer at VND320,000++/ person.

Breakfast: VND440,000++/Adult & VND275,000++/Child
Lunch:  VND600,000++/Adult & VND400,000++/Child
Dinner: VND880,000++/Adult & VND550,000++/Child

Hanoi- Song Hong Bar promotions

Song Hong Bar – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road

Caesar wrap, vegetable focaccia, smoked chicken baguette sandwich, and tuna sandwich.

Special offers:
•    01 complimentary coffee or tea for Accor Advantage Plus member when ordering an a la carte meal from 11am to 3pm.



Hanoi- "Sofitel Wine Days"

Sept 22-Oct 31

Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road

Featuring selected French wines and appetizing dishes. Guests will have chance to savour the most sought-after French wines from renowned wineries such as Rothschild, Guigal, Alain Chabanon, Daumas Gassac, Brumont, Trimbach, Jadot, and Bordeaux.

Special offers:
⦁    25% discount for French wines in “Voyage du Vin” menu
⦁    Selection of 20 French Wines of the Month at attractive prices at Brasserie Westlake and Song Hong Bar
⦁    Selection of 20 wines from The Great Bordeaux Region at special rates at Ming Restaurant
⦁    Signature dishes with wine pairing at Song Hong Bar and Summit Lounge

HCMC- “Our Common Home” festival

Sept 12-14

23/9 Park, D.1

Seventeen countries have registered to attend the second “HCM City-Our Common Home” Festival.

The festival will include an exhibition on external activities of HCM City, introduction on Vietnam’s people and landscape and cultural space to display traditional images, objects, costumes and products of foreign countries taking part in the festival.

Art performances and a food stall are planned to introduce the culture of Vietnam in general and HCM City in particular.

Tuyen Quang Province - Annual street festival

Sep 5 to 7

This will be a street event with a range of activities, which will include sport competition and musical performances.

A parade of large, locally-made lanterns will form part of the annual City Festival, often held during the Mid-Autumn Festival of children (is the mid autumn festival specifically for children?).

The giant lanterns at the festival especially attract the attention of children, and one of the makers of these lanterns holds the record in the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records for having made the largest. 

This event will also include the participation of performance art troupes from South Korea, Laos, China and Belarus.

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