What's on
What's on October 2014 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | October 01, 2014 05:01 PM


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

Hanoi-Verdi's Requiem

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.

For more information contact suzettemitchell2002@yahoo.com

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.

Free entrance.



HCMC- French culinary festival

Oct 24-25,

Equatorial Hotel

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.

Special offers:
•    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++.

 Special offers:
•    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


19 October

VND 666,000++/person

Free flow of wine, draught beer & soft drinks; 01 Complimentary special present for all Ladies from Cake Shop.


20 October

VND 460,000++/person

Free flow draught beer, soft drinks and 01 glass of wine; 20% discount for all Ladies in total bill.


VND 450,000++/person

Free flow of draught beer and soft drinks


VND 555,000++/person

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


Friday & Saturday

VND 666,000++/person

Special present for advance booking; Free flow of wine, draught beer & soft drinks.


Monday to Friday

VND 555,000++/person

Free flow draught beer, soft drinks and 1 glass of wine


Monday to Friday

VND 460,000++/person

Free flow of draught beer, soft drinks and 1 glass of wine


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.

VND 420,000++/person

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.

VND 1,500,000++/person


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 fandb.hanoi@ihg.com
InterContinental NhaTrang: call (058) 388 7777 or email to fb.reservation@icnhatrang.com
InterContinental Asiana Saigon: Call (08) 3520 9099 or email to: dine@icasianasaigon.com

Hanoi- Italian night ‘La Dolce Vita’

Oct 3

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

Oct 3

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.

Leave your comment on this story