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What's on February 2015 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | February 03, 2015 07:38 AM

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

Hanoi- Party features finest reggae music

Feb 27, 8-12pm

CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street

Once a month, The Skank The Tank – the Reggae Sound System based in Hanoi, provides the finest reggae selections from the early 60's to the future dub sounds.

DJ Mr Gonjaman will be playing a selection of LPs and teaming up with some live performances. Put on your skanking shoes and come to dance.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Burkhard Beins – Experimental Percussion and Electronic Music

Workshop: Feb 2 – 5, 2 – 5 pm
3/61 Luong Ngoc Quyen (by invitation only)

Concert: Feb 7, 8 pm
Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Free entrance

After his successful performances at the Hanoi New Music Festival in 2013, Hanoi is pleased to once again welcome the composer and percussionist Burkhard Beins. He will conduct a workshop with the musicians of the DomDom Centre for Experimental Music and Sound Art, managed by composer Kim Ngoc.

Homeland Spring 2015 concert

Feb 8, 8pm

Nha Rong Wharf, HCM City

Feb 9 in Hanoi

An art show including traditional music, seminars and worshipping ceremonies to welcome overseas Vietnamese for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

It will feature songs praising the country and welcoming the spring performed by popular local and overseas performers. 

Hanoi-Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra Pre-Concert – A Jazz Concert by 6 Japanese Musicians


Feb 3, 8 pm

Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

Six Japanese musicians (Piano, Saxophone, 2 Trombones, Electric Base, Drums) presents the jazz which they want to create with young ASEAN musicians. They will perform not only standard jazz but also their original pieces.

Free ticket

Note: No children under 6 years old.

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EXHIBITIONS

Hanoi- Exhibition "Through the window"

Feb 27-Mar 21

L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

An exhibition by artist Duong Thuy Duong who describes her works as what she sees through her window after her kids go to school.

"I stay at home alone with a cup of hot coffee in hand, listening to Rachmaninoff and looking out of the window. It is a large window overlooking lush vegetation, the bright sun of summer, the falling leaves of autumn, the grey and gloomy skies of winter and the fragile, icy space that precedes the arrival of spring.

"I like to stay and think like this. Nothing important, just the reflections of an ordinary person, an ordinary woman, an ordinary mother.

"The coffee is cold, the music has stopped, four seasons pass, and... I paint..."

Hanoi-Photo exhibition showcases contemporary Italian architecture

Feb 6-Mar 2,

Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street

About 10 panels carrying the images of the most important new Italian architecture. Entitled "Small Utopias", the exhibition features examples of architecture selected by MAXXI Architecture, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, which is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture in Rome.

Hanoi-Tet Art Fair opens in Hanoi’s old quarter

Feb 5-15

The First Contemporary Tet Art Fair in Vietnam with an exhibition by three renowned Vietnamese artists – Tran Huy Oanh, Trinh Tuan and Le Huy Tiep.

The fair was inspired by a nearly-lost tradition in which Vietnamese in the past often went to the market and bought paintings to welcome Tet (Vietnamese New Year), a representative of the organisers revealed.

It features more than 350 artworks by 88 renowned and talented Vietnamese artists. Many other exciting events including an Art Tour, Art Talk, Art Workshop, Art Films, and Art Performance are also planned.

HCMC – Exhibition “More than D2″

Feb 2-28

VinGallery, No.6 Le Van Mien Street, D2

Introduce paintings by Doan Xuan Tang whose studies of Highland girls aim to reveal, to the viewer, the strength and sadness behind the charming smiles.

 

 

Hanoi-Exhibition “Dan – Movements”

Feb 1 – 5

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

First solo lacquer exhibition by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Duc Dan with 55 artworks created in the last three years. In 2002, Nguyen Duc Dan started learning lacquer paiting in Traditional Fine Art Deparment, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts. Graduating in 2007, Dan became a freelance artist, devoted entirely to painting and lives on the proceeds of his works.

For more information about artist Nguyen Duc Dan, visit his Studio: No. 39, Lane 53, Vu Trong Phung Street; or website: nguyenducdan.com.

Hanoi-Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition

Feb 1 –7

Zó Project, No 3, lane 124/22 Au Co Street

Featuring Trang Trinh’s collection of Hang Trong folk paintings which used to be the pride of Hanoians in the old days.

This is a non-profit program to honor artisans and support young artists.

 

Hanoi- Exhibition “Khoảng” by Kim Jung Hyun

Until Feb 14

Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street

A self portrait exhibition titled “Khoảng” (Distance) by Kim Jung Hyun, a Korean artist living in Vietnam. She has left South Korea long time ago since she was young. For the first year in HCMC, she faced a lot of struggles and began to draw as a way to overcome the different feelings in her life due to language barrier.

The exhibition will feature 20 artworks including oil paintings, carved wood and painted silk.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Winter Hues” by Ha Manh Thang

Until Feb 28, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm

Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street

Paintings with inspiration from the cold northern winter in Hanoi by artist Ha Manh Thang.

Ha Manh Thang (born in 1980) has gained lots of success, and he is by now the most important young artist in Vietnam. He was also the first artist from Vietnam profiled in the Phaidon publication “Painting Today – 2009” alongside such acclaimed artists as Gerhard Richter, Neo Rauch and Peter Doig.

 

 

 

 

 

Hanoi-Installation Exhibition “Life Portrait 5 – Inclined Shadow”


Until Feb 24

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

An installation exhibition by Tran Duc Quy offers a reflection on the relationship between a subject and its shadow, their interactions, its stretch or shrinking based on the sunlight.

Free entrance.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Goat”


Until Mar 1

Flora Cafe, 713 Lac Long Quan Street

A group exhibition to celebrate the 2015 Lunar New Year.

10 participating artists are recognized names who have had successful solo or group exhibitions before. They are Phuong Binh, Hoang Thi Phuong Lien, Nguyen Phan Bach, Pham Tran Quan, Tran Gia Tung, Tao Linh, Le Thiet Cuong, Le Dinh Nguyen, Do Dung, Trinh Tu.

In the romantic and delicate space of the Cafe, the artists will bring in a range of artworks with the theme of “Goat” made from different materials such as oil, do paper, pastel, torn paper, statue, etc.

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CUISINE HIGHLIGHTS

Hanoi- Tet celebrations

Feb 18-22

Oven D’or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

Dinner buffet:  VND1,350,000++/person (including wine, beer, soft drinks )

All discount programs are applied

Hemispheres Steak & Seafood Grill

Vietnamese – Western Fusion Set Menu - VND1,100,000++

Hanoi- Menu of love

Feb 14,

Oven D’or Restaurant, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

Spend time with your loved one and enjoy delectable feast in the charming atmospheres of our venues.

Dinner buffet: VND1,350,000++/person (includes wine, beer, soft drinks and Romantic cocktail)

Hemispheres Steak & Seafood Grill

Set menu for 2 with drinks: 01 glass of Rose champagne, wine, beer, soft drink – VND2,800,000++

A rose for welcoming and Macaroon are gift away for your Lady

Hanoi- Pizza promotions

Feb 13-15

Bellissimo Restaurant – Ground Floor, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, 195 – 199 Hang Bong Street

Featuring a new gourmet pizzeria collection which is topped with fresh Caesar Salad, Boneless BBQ Grilled Pork-rib, Norwegian salmon fillet or seasonal fresh fruits mixed in cream.

Besides the traditional white crust, the restaurant also presents their special Dark – Rye dough into the pizza selection so guests can create mix and match their favorites.

Call them at: 04 3266 5555 (Ext: 1305)

Hanoi-Vietnamese Lunar New Year reunion buffet

Feb 18-21

Hanoi-Café du lac, International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street

International buffet with a touch of traditional Vietnamese New Year cuisine, ranging from freshly caught seafood to prime cuts of meat, hand-made sushi and a range of decadent desserts.

VND 1,000,000++/Adult excludes beverage

Hanoi-Special Valentine’s Day dinner

Feb 13-14

Milan restaurant, International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street

Start your evening with a glass of sparkling wine at our stunning over water Sunset Bar, then make your way to the restaurant and indulge in an intimate dinner featuring a sumptuous Italian 5-course menu.

VND 2,000,000 net/couple including a glass of sparkling wine for each person on arrival.

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OTHER EVENTS

Hanoi-Traditional Spring festival to welcome in Tet

Feb 6-15,

Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre, No.2 Hoa Lu Street

Prancing goat: One of the goat paintings by Le Tri Dung displayed at the spring festival.

A recreated ethnic minority market from the northern province of Lao Cai features unique specialities such as green tea, rice wine, thang co (horse or beef meat, bones and tripe cooked together), men men (steamed ground maize) and xoi ngu sac (five-colour glutinous rice).

Ethnic minority people trade in bamboo cottages as they do in their villages. Artisans demonstrate their skill in trades like embroidery, weaving, carving and making wine.

Visitors can join folk games such as nem con (throwing a ball through a hoop) and playing khen (bamboo pipe).

The exhibition area features traditional rituals carried out during Tet.

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