MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
HCMC – Concert Beethoven & Brahms
Oct 19, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House
The German Music Council with its project “Conductors Forum” and the Deutsche Orchester-Stiftung delegate for the second time young musicians to a concert with the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera On 19 October 2014 Alexander Merzy, scholarship holder of the Conductors Forum, conducts a concert with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” and Johannes Brahms’ double concerto, performed by Hellen Weiß (violin) and by Gabriel Adriano Schwabe (violoncello).
With this project the Conductors Forumand the Deutsche Orchester-Stiftung give the young conductor and the soloists the opportunity to gain experiences abroad and to make important international contacts. The project is accompanied by the Consulat General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut in Ho Chi Minh City.
Contemporary dance by British dance ensemble
October 22, Youth Theatre in Hanoi
Oct 25, IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh City
Two stunning contemporary dance productions “Without Stars” and “There We Have Been” by James Cousins and his dancers.
A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins founded his dance company in 2012 along with creative producer Francesca Moseley.
Hanoi- Folk music performance
Oct 8, 8pm
Vietnam Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street
Performance by La Chanson de Fribourg, a 30-member Swiss choir specialising in music from the Alps.
The European artists will sing about 20 songs praising friendship, love, peace and the beauty of nature. The concert will include the popular Leonard Cohen song Halleluiah, as well as music from Hungary, Spain, Egypt and France.
Hanoi-Classical Concert with Song Hong Chamber Music
Oct 25, 8 pm
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
Regarded as one of the most talented chamber music groups in Vietnam, and popular among Hanoi music lovers, Song Hong Chamber Music will play Trio op.50 by Tchaikovsky, quartet in G minor by Grieg and Quartet No.3 by Shostakovitch.
Tickets: VND 160,000, or VND80,000 for for members of L’Espace and students
Oct 22 and 23, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
With the performance of Conductor Honna Tetsuji; Soprano Hà Phạm Thăng Long; Alto Lê Thị Vành Khuyên; Tenor Nguyễn Anh Vũ; Bariton Vũ Mạnh Dũng; Chorus from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, Hanoi University of Arts Education, Hanoi International Choir, Hanoi Freude Choir.
Ticket prices range from VND 200,000-500,000, available at Hanoi Opera House or can be booked online at vnso.org.vn.
For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.
Hanoi- JF Garage Concert Vol. 04 – J-CLASSIC
Oct 4, 8 – 9 pm
Courtyard, Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street
Hanoi Ensemble & friends introduce not only timeless masterpieces by Vivaldi, Bartók and Piazzolla but also a variety of classical and popular pieces from Japan, including by Nanae Mimura, Takatsugu Muramatsu and Shin-itchiro Yokoyama.
Free admission, no registration required.
Hanoi-Monsoon Music Festival 2014
Oct 2 – 4
Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Ticket: VND 80,000.
A three-day music festival featuring international and local artists will include performances by Thanh Lam, Ha Tran, Suboi, as well as groups from Denmark, England, South Korea and many others countries. This annual music festival aims to become recognised internationally.
Hanoi- Photo exhibition “Saving Every Woman, Saving Every Child”
Oct 9-21, Vietnamese Women’s Museum
The photographs, which show challenges women and girls around the globe face, showcase images from countries where Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has supported programmes to improve the quality of life of mothers and children.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Now is When”
Opening: Oct 9, 6 pm
Exhibition: Oct 9 – December (expected)
Tan My Gallery, 61 Hang Gai
“Now is when” is the title of the photographic exhibition by Suzette Mitchell on abstractions of Buddhist monks and nuns. The title is a reflection on “being in the present” which is the focus of Buddhism. The appearance of monks and nuns provide an extraordinary beauty, tranquility and focus. Suzette’s photography aims to capture this aesthetic, from the fold of their robes, the holding of their prayer beads, the lines of their faces: the equanimity of their lives.
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Hanoi- Photo exhibition on former prison
Until Oct 30
An exhibition on old photos of the former Hoa Lo Prison – one of Indochina’s largest – and its political inmates.
The exhibition is showcasing 154 photos, archival materials, and artefacts, and depicting the ex-prison’s architectural traits and the notoriously punishing regime imposed on the political inmates, who were revolutionary leaders and soldiers.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Modern Arts”
Opening: Oct 9, 10 am
Exhibition: Oct 9 2014– Oct 9 2015 (expected)
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
An exhibition by various famous artists.
28 artworks will be featured in this event (Oil painting: 15; Lacquer Painting: 01; Silk Painting: 02; Paper Painting: 04; Synthetic Material: 01; Sculpture: 05). Within limited space of Vietnam Fine Art Museum, we hope to give the audience a comprehensive overview about the developing modern art of Vietnam through the richness of styles and materials.
Note: Free admission on the opening day. After that, you need to buy entrance ticket to the museum.
HCMC – Exhibition “Black and White”
Opening: Oct 3, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: Oct 3 – Nov 3
Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, Q.1,
An exhibition of lacquer paintings by Binh Duong-based artist Nguyen Quang Son.
Nguyen Quang Son was born and raised in what is commonly referred to as the “lacquer village” in Binh Duong Province. Son says, “Growing up in a family steeped in the use and production of lacquer, it was quite natural for me to pursue this as my artistic practice. I know and understand this material and am more intrigued by the possibilities of lacquer than I am by any other medium.”
Hanoi- Exhibition “Vietnam – South Korea Art Exchange”
Opening: Oct 1, 4.30 pm
Exhibition: Oct 1 – 7
Exhibition House 29 Hang Bai Street
This exhibition expresses the close relationship between the two countries and offers insights into Korean and Vietnamese culture. It also will offer chance for artists to learn from one another.
Throughout the week, 108 works including paintings, graphics and sculptures will be displayed. 84 of the pieces are by Korean artists.
Hanoi- Exhibition of paper horses
Until Oct 26,
L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
The works in this exhibition were carefully crafted using Boi paper, a traditional Vietnamese material, and are covered with randomly arranged pictures meant to portray French sentiment towards the Vietnamese people and vice versa.
Each paper horse deals with a particular subject, such as the Long Bien Bridge – Eiffel Tower; the French colony; Ta Hien Street; French architecture such as the Hanoi Opera House, the Hanoi Cathedral, Hang Dau Post, and others.
Hanoi- “That’s New – What’s Next” – Graphic Art Exhibition of Benjamin Badock
Opening: Oct 9, 6 pm
Exhibition: Oct 10 – Nov 2
Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Introducing a selection of 29 works on paper by Benjamin Badock, one of the most seminal and original graphic artists in Germany. Benjamin Badock is the third artist to receive the artist residency grant from the Cultural Foundation of Saxony for Vietnam.
HCMC- French culinary festival
An annual French culinary festival. Themed “Balade en France”, the festival will offer a good opportunity for Vietnamese people to discover France through culinary culture.
Entrance ticket VND150,000-300,000, and VND120,000 for children under 14 and free for those under five.
At the festival, participants can buy coupons worth VND20,000 each and exchange them for food, beverage and desserts.
Hanoi- Succulent pork dishes
Ming Restaurant – Second Floor, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Featuring braised pork trotter with black mushroom, braised spare ribs with lotus seed and snow fungus, braised minced pork with salted egg in oyster sauce, and deep-fried pork tenderloin in tomato sauce.
• Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20th: one complimentary pack of pink macaroons for all lady guests
• 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 five 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- Gourmet delights
Brasserie Westlake – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Featuring tuna and watermelon salad with baby cress and balsamic dressing, jackfruit salad with dried prawn, fungus salad with spicy soya sauce, and Van Dinh duck salad served with shrimp cracker.
• 20% discount on lunch and dinner buffet for Accor Advantage Plus members with group of 6-10 people
• Hanoi Liberation Day dinner on October 10th: savour the opulent seafood buffet at VND1,100,000++/adult and VND730,000++/child with complimentary tickets to the firework party at Le Panorama from 8.30pm to 10pm; Accor Advantage Plus and other card holders will get a maximum discount of 15%
Breakfast: VND440,000++/Adult & VND275,000++/Child
Lunch: VND600,000++/Adult & VND400,000++/Child
Dinner: VND880,000++/Adult & VND550,000++/Child
Hanoi- All about burgers
Song Hong Bar – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Including beef burger, chicken burger, fish burger, and nutritious veggie burger at VND180,000++.
• 20% discount for Accor Advantage Plus member when ordering an a la carte meal from 11am to 2pm
Hanoi-International dishes promotions
La Brasserie Restaurant – Hotel Nikko Hanoi, Hotel Lobby - 84 Tran Nhan Tong Street
SEAFOOD DINNER BUFFET WITH LOBSTER
Free flow of wine, draught beer & soft drinks; 01 Complimentary special present for all Ladies from Cake Shop.
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH BUFFET
Free flow draught beer, soft drinks and 01 glass of wine; 20% discount for all Ladies in total bill.
SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET
Free flow of draught beer and soft drinks
SUNDAY DINNER INTERNATIONAL BUFFET
Free flow of draught beer and soft drinks; Family & group special packages for Sunday lunch & Dinner only:
15% discount with group from 4-6 persons
20% discount with group from 7-12 persons
25% discount with group from 13 persons above
SEAFOOD DINNER BUFFET WITH LOBSTER
Friday & Saturday
Special present for advance booking; Free flow of wine, draught beer & soft drinks.
INTERNATIONAL DINNER BUFFET
Monday to Friday
Free flow draught beer, soft drinks and 1 glass of wine
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH BUFFET
Monday to Friday
Free flow of draught beer, soft drinks and 1 glass of wine
SPECIAL SET MENU
4 course set menu: Choice of Salads, Soups, Main Dishes and Dessert.
Pasta set: VND 280,000++/person
Monthly set: VND 400,000++/person
Hanoi- Weekend dim sum lunch buffet
Saturday and Sunday
Taoli Chinese Restaurant – Hotel Nikko Hanoi, 2nd Floor - 84 Tran Nhan Tong Street
Featuring more than 45 different varieties of Dim Sum including Tao-Li’s famous Peking Duck, Suckling Pig and seafood. These all-you-can-eat Lunch Buffets serving up dishes from all around the world will surely satisfy your taste buds.
01 Complimentary glass of draught beer or soft drink.
Hanoi-Monthly Kaiseki Set Menu
Benkay Japanese Restaurant – Hotel Nikko Hanoi, 2nd Floor - 84 Tran Nhan Tong Street
Kaiseki is the wonderful art of balancing taste, texture, appearance and colors. Benkay’s Kaiseki Set Menu has been created with the freshest seasonal product and imported ingredients.
Contemporary Italian cuisine
Oct 14, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
Oct 16, InterContinental NhaTrang
Oct 18, InterContinental Asiana Saigon
A week of contemporary Italian cuisine prepared by Michelin Starred Chef Mateo Metullio.
From the city of Trieste, Chef Mateo will showcase the culinary arts of Northern Italy with his exquisite six-course dinner set menu. Culinarians in Hanoi, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City will experience all the pleasures of Italian fine dining featuring the highest quality ingredients and meticulous preparation.
Space is limited and advance booking is required. For further information or bookings, contact:
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake: call (04) 6270 8888 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
InterContinental NhaTrang: call (058) 388 7777 or email to email@example.com
InterContinental Asiana Saigon: Call (08) 3520 9099 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanoi- Italian night ‘La Dolce Vita’
Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel.
Italian menu prepared by Chef Rainer Schlinck with fine wines presented by Elena Bortoletto from the Tommasi Viticoltori Estate.
Service commences with a reception cocktail followed by a culinary journey through an Italian buffet.
The menu will feature entrees of beef with red wine sauce and Milano lamb with a choice of home-made Gelato orTiramisu Prego ice-cream for dessert.
Tickets are priced at VND1 million per person.
Hanoi-Belgian Beer Festival
American Club, 21 Hai Ba Trung Street
The first-ever Belgian Beer Festival in Vietnam.
This non-profit event is co-organised by the Embassy of Belgium, Beluxcham, Anheuser-Busch InBev- the world's largest brewing company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and three domestic companies including Beer Plaza, SBB and My Way.
Connoisseurs will have the chance to taste an array of Belgian draught beers for free, learn about the brewing process and Belgian culture, enjoy Jazz performances, and attend a wide range of other activities.