MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi-Concert for Spring
Jan 29, 8pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
Featuring the most talented musicians of Hanoi.
The evening will include classical pieces by world famous composers, such as W. A. Mozart, Bernhard Crusell and Antonio Vivaldi.
Five members of the Hanoi young musician group all were graduated from the Vietnam National Academy of Music and other recognised music conservatories in the world.
Price for first drink is 250,000VND. Money goes toward artists and covers organisational costs.
Pre-register via firstname.lastname@example.org before 8.00 PM Tues 27.
Hanoi-Indie Disco! NGỌT + EMPTY SPACES
Jan 24, 8 pm
ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street
Live session! – dance party! – indie disco!
A showcase from Hanoi local indie soul-strummers, Ngọt.
Empty Spaces: a Hanoi spaceaphonic spychedelia indie band.
After the bands: an indie dance party with The Only Living Boy In Hanoi. Stick around for classic indie raving: The Cure, The Smiths, Blondie & more!
Entrance tickets: VND80,000; VND50,000 for students
Hanoi-Music Night with 80s Songs
Jan 23, 5 pm
Sidewalk, 199 Nghi Tam Street
The event will take you on a timetravel machine back to the era of arena rock, college rock, glam metal, post-punk and disco, when David Bowie, The Runaways, The Jackson 5, Cocteau Twins, and Sonic Youth used to grace the stage.
HCMC- Choreographer to hold fusion dance workshop
Jan 16, 7-9pm
Jan 17, 9-11pm
The Dancenter, 53 Nguyen Dang Giai Street, D1.
Contemporary jazz-fusion dance workshop with Mylene Riou, a choreographer, stage director, and professor in jazz and contemporary dance.
Entrance fee is VND100,000 for professional dancers and performing art students, and VND250,000 for teenagers and adults.
Hanoi- Heavy Music Night “Rise of the Death”
Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street
Rise of the Death is the very first 2015 ‘Metal attack’ in order to mark the first steps of HanoiScream Metal Group towards the Vietnamese metal scene.
Lineup: Bloodshed – Death Metal; Off the Skyline – Deathcore; Decode – Melodic Death Metal; Reborn – Melodic Death Metal; Morning Waits – Melodic Hardcore
Tickets: VND80,000 (preorder); VND100,000 (at door), including 1 soft drink or beer; Contact following numbers for free delivery: 01219107955; 0942297672; 0167253477
HCMC-“Fire” Piano and Traditional Opera
Jan 9, 8 pm
Saltus Rooftop, Gem Center
No.8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Str, Dist 1
After the success of “Fire” at Hanoi’s Opera House, pianist Phó An My and the team continue to bring the “Fire” closer to the Ho Chi Minh city’s audience.
FIRE – a combination of Tuong (Vietnamese traditional opera) with Piano. Once again, compositor Đặng Tuệ Nguyên with his outstanding talent, will join Phó An My on this celebration of creativity.
Hotline for ticket 098 414 32 88
Hanoi-Post-rock Night with Russian and Vietnamese Bands
Jan 10, 8 pm
ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street
ATK and MOON GRAMOPHONE co-present. A dreamy January with Russian post-rock heavyweight I AM WAITING FOR YOU LAST SUMMER (sic) and local post-rock / melodic hardcore talents from PROPORTIONS.
Advance – VND 80,000 VND via: http://ticketbox.vn/event/moonpostrock-19835
Or at CAMA ATK at 18h-0h,from Wednesday to Saturday
On the door – VNDV120,000
Music Concert by Japanese Traditional Drum Troupe BATI – HOLIC
Jan 7, 8 pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi
Lam Son Theater, Thanh Hoa City
Lam Son Square, Thanh Hoa City
BATI-HOLIC formed in 2004 in Kyoto is Performing Arts Group in instrumentation that songs, Shinobue (Japanese flute) also mix with Wadaiko (Japanese traditional percussion).
The style of BATI-HOLIC is oriented towards the novelty even while using traditional instruments, beyond the framework of traditional features. They perform more than 100 times a year at various venues like concert halls, live houses, schools, festivals in various areas, not only in Japan but also in foreign countries.
In Hanoi, free tickets are available at the Youth Theater and The Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung Street, Tel: 04 3944 7419
HCMC – New Year Strauss Concert
Jan 10, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1
Featuring masterpieces by the most popular waltz composers of all time – Johann Strauss, who was known as “The Waltz King” in his lifetime.
Ticket prices range from VND 80,000-400,000; Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Hương 0989874517, Mr.Luân: 0903041959
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn
Hanoi-Live Music Performance “Tôi đưa em về” (Take you home)
Jan 10 and 11, 8 pm
Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh,
A live music performance on the special occasion of Gold Wedding Anniversary of composer Nguyen Anh 9.
This is an exceptional opportunity for his fans to know more about Nguyen Anh 9’s untold stories as well as the woman who appeared and left memories in his life.
With the performance of:
Musician Nguyen Anh 9 and his wife
Musician/ Singer Giang Son
And professional singers including:
The winner of 2012 Sao mai contest Minh Chuyen
Top 8 of Sao mai contest Hoai Nam
The winner of 2014 Best Voice of Hanoi Le Tam
Surcharge fee (not including drinks): 300.000 VND
Pre-book tickets via:
1. Hotline : 0902826769 or email: email@example.com
2. Online ticket: ticketbox.vn
Hanoi- Exhibition “Like my Father” by Maika Elan
Jan 11 – Feb 22
Chula, 6 Nhat Trieu Street
A solo photo exhibition by Maika Elan which records the cancer treatment of her father in the 2nd half of 2013. She expects to keep his spirit and other family members’ up during this process. “I hope these pictures will be a great motivation for him. I hope they let him see that he is not as sick as he feels. In my eyes, he is always a happy person and full of optimism.”
Maika Elan is a well-known as the author of "The Pink Choice" documentary photography project, which won the 1st prize under category ‘Contemporary Issues, Stories’ by prestigious World Press Photo Contest in early 2013.
Hanoi- Exhibition “Consciousness”
Jan 12 – 20
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
An exhibition by Trinh Cung – one of the most important artists of Saigon before 1975.
‘Consciousness’ featuring Trinh Cung’s latest creations with 9 sketches and 7 large size oil paintings will mark the return of the man after more than 20 years long of absence in the local art scene.
Hanoi-Solo Exhibition by Artist Le Tuan Anh
Jan 12 – 16
Exhibition Hall, 29 Hang Bai Street
The countryside in Le Tuan Anh’s paintings is arranged in an
appropriate order take viewers to the usual activities of life which is
simple, familiar and poetic.
Artist Le Tuan Anh was born in Hanoi in 1962 and graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Arts. His artworks have been exhibited at Salon Natasha, art exhibition halls at 29 Hang Bai and 16 Ngo Quyen as well as and several art exhibitions in China and Russia.
Hanoi- Exhibition “A Revolutionary Spirit”
Until Jan 19,
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Featuring the propaganda poster collection of Dogma Collection with nearly 70 artworks and stamps by Vietnamese artists.
Dogma Collection is well-known as the organizer of the prestigious contest for Vietnamese artists.
Hanoi- Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway Sculpture Exhibition “Convergence”
Opening: Jan 3, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: Jan 3 – 31
Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh Street
A sculpture exhibition “Hội tụ” (Convergence) by sculptor Luong Van Viet.
“Hội tụ” displays a series of huge sculptural works on metal, wood and lacquer including 3 statues titled “Door”, “Equality” and “Convergence” and 3 reliefs titled “The Beginning”, “You or Me” and “Destination”. The artworks express the artist’s thoughts on the natural laws of life as well as normal-but-hard-to-accomplish desires.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Bo Ho Painting”
Opening: Jan 1, 5 pm
Exhibition: Jan 1 – 15
Kamikaze Factory, 76/12 Dang Thai Mai Street
You are invited to visit exhibition “Bo Ho Painting” by artist Le Quang Ha. For more information, contact artist at email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit his site: http://www.lequangha.com
Hue City- Exhibition looks into lives of last king and queen
Until the end of March
Emperor Bao Dai's palace
Introducing life of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).
Visitors will have a chance to look at furniture and daily items used by the emperor and his wife, but the highlight of the palace is the magnificent wall paintings that German experts restored in 2007.
Books and photos about the country's last empress, Nam Phuong, who was one of the most beautiful leaders in Viet Nam's feudal history, are also part of the exhibition.
Visitors will enjoy free entry to the site from January 20 until the end of March.
Hanoi-Films Screening “Castle in the Sky” and “Howl’s Moving Castle”
Jan 23, 7.30 pm: Screening of “Castle in the Sky”
Jan 24, 7.30 pm: Screening of “Howl’s Moving Castle”
Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor)
Original language (Japanese) with English subtitles.
Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by Toei Kabushiki Kaisha. CASTLE IN THE SKY won the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 1986.
Howl’s Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The film was produced by Toshio Suzuki, animated by Studio Ghibli and distributed by Toho. Mamoru Hosoda, director of one episode and two movies from the Digimon series, was originally selected to direct but abruptly left the project, leaving the then-retired Miyazaki to take up the director’s role.
Entry: 20,000 VND (donation for TPD’s fund for movie talents)
The screening is for educational purpose and supportive to TPD Centre’s Young Cinema Fund.
Screening of 'Flapping In The Middle Of Nowhere'
CGV cinemas in Hanoi's Ho Guom Plaza and Parkson Paragon in HCM City.
The independent film was created by Nguyen Hoang Diep. The movie is a lyrical, enigmatic portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of her life. She is confronted by the struggle to make a decision involving her body as she grapples with the confusing nature of love and lust.
The film won international awards including the 2014 Venice International Film Critic's Week. It also won the awards Best Director at the 16th International Film Festival Bratislava in Slovakia and Special Prize at the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).
Hanoi-FVH hosts weekend city walks
Jan 24, 9-11.30am
Around Hoan Kiem Lake. Walkers will learn about the founding of the city, the French colonisation of the area, the history and legends of the lake, the old temples that stood and stand at the lake and the major French architecture of the area.
Jan 25, 9-11.30am
At St Joseph's Cathedral and travel through some of the streets of the Old Quarter including Ly Quoc Su, Yen Thai, Hang Quat and Hang Trong. It also includes visits to two important temples and two community houses.
The walks cost VND70,000 each. To join, contact Jura at
email@example.com for the walk on Jan 24 and Loan at
firstname.lastname@example.org for the one on January 25.