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What's on June 2015 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | June 04, 2015 06:50 AM


Hanoi-“Always Be Summer” – An Oboe Music Concert

Jun 21, 8pm

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Featuring Oboist Nguyen Hoang Tung and other outstanding musicians from the Vietnam National Academy of Music, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, and the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet.

Famous pieces by Charle Henry/Andre’ Sablon, J.B. Lully, Mozart, Glinka, Marcello, Schuman, Aston Piazzola, Telemann, Francios Couperin, Gaetano Donizetti and Đỗ Kiên Cường will be performed at the concert.

Ticket: VND200,000 VND/person (one free drink). Register via manzihanoi@gmail.com

HCMC- Contemporary dance with Vietnamese folk music

Jun 13, 8pm,

IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1

Contemporary dance show titled "Nón" featuring Vietnamese traditional music.

“Nón” (conical hat) is a project from two artists, Vu Ngoc Khai and Ngo Hong Quang.

They first met in Ho Chi Minh City in May last year and discovered that they had both been trained in the Netherlands.

The project has been inspired by elements of Vietnamese culture, such as the conical hat, sticky rice cakes, and traditional musical instruments. The combination of contemporary dance and folk music not only creates a visual display of Vietnamese culture but illustrates Vietnamese musicality.

Tickets are VND200,000, and VND150,000 for students.

Hanoi - JMusic by Hanoi Brass Band

Jun 13, 8pm

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street

Hanoi Brass Band will use brass instruments to play some popular songs of the world, and as one of the highlights of the concert, they will play Japanese various popular songs in their original style and arrangement, such as “Aikagi” (Spare Key) by Mayumi Itsuwa, “Recover Decoration” by Kosaki Onodera from the TV animation program, “Sakura Sake” (Cherry Blossoms Blooming) by Tanimoto Shin.


Hanoi-Ricardo Gonzalez – Live Music Night at The Hanoi Social Club

June 13, 8 pm

Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

Born in the States, brought up in Mexico and settling in the beer country of Belgium. Surrounded by the most creative art scene in Europe, Ricardo Gonzalez came 2nd on a national TV songwriting show (sort of like Vietnam/America’s Got Talent, but with a focus on talent) in 2014. Ricardo’s dynamic voice and versatile songwriting have brought him to stages all over the world. He is now travelling through Asia with nothing more than his beloved guitar “Lily” and a backpack full of stories.

Tickets: 100,000 VND at the door

Hanoi-Subscription Concert Vol.81 “Beethoven & Schumann”

Jun 10 and 11, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

With the performance of:

Conductor: Adrea Pestalozza
Piano Soloist: Nguyễn Thế Vinh
and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra


L.V. Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.4 G-major op.58
Piano Concerto No.3 C-Minor op.37


R. Schumann
Symphony No.2 C Major op.61

Ticket prices: 200000, 350000, 500000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Hanoi- Bluegrass and Country Music Night with Cowboy band and Paul Kinsman

Jun 4, 8 pm

ATK, 73a Mai Hac De Street

A rip-roaring, whiskey-soaked night of American country and bluegrass music.

Hanoi- Pierre Rigal’s ‘Standards’

Jun 6, 8pm

Hanoi Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street.

A dance performance by French choreographer Pierre Rigal.

In his creation, Rigal stages eight hip hop dancers, who seize upon a collective symbol of – living together – and the French flag, making it a dynamic and dancing research subject.

Ticket price: 160 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 80 000 VND

Hanoi-Music fest for LGBT community


Jun 20, 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
American Club, 19-20 Hai Ba Trung Street,

The second annual ASEAN Pride music festival, sponsored by the US Embassy, with the theme “Celebrating Family, ”featuring acts from across Southeast Asia to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

This year’s festival builds on last year’s Pride Festival which celebrated diversity with artists from the US and around the ASEAN region, including US indie rock band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Vietnam’s own transgender pop sensation Huong Giang Idol, Malaysia’s O.J. Law and Thai girl rockers Yellow Fang, Saigon’s COCC.



Hanoi-Exhibition Series “In – Out”

Opening: Jun 26, 5 pm
Conference: Jul 9, 9 am
Exhibition: Jun 26 – Jul 9

2nd floor, Exhibition House, 16 Ngo Quyen Street

Exhibition series “IN-OUT” is an annual activity of Young Artist Club, under the auspices of Vietnam Fine Arts Association. With the participation of nearly 30 young artists divided into 6 continuous exhibitions in 12 days including: 2 sculpture group exhibitions, 1 lacquer group exhibition, 1 portrait group exhibition, 1 solo oil painting exhibition and 1 solo installation exhibition.


Hanoi-Exhibition “Concept Context Contestation Hanoi”: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia

Jun 18 – 30, 9 am – 7 pm

Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

With the exhibition Concept Context Contestation the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is presenting contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Initiated by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Young Ladies Sing Rural Operetta”

Until Jun 16

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Giấy Dó (rice paper) is an old paper made of barks, and was formerly used for books, diplomas, certificates as well as some decorative paintings.

Ly Truc Son (former teacher at the Fine Arts School Hanoi and specialist in rice paper and lacks) is one of the first artists to use this paper for painting.

The series of paintings made on the character Vân Dại (Vân the mad) enables Ly Truc Son to describe the female character of Chèo (Xúy Vân) in different drawing forms inspired by the sung theatre. With rice paper and guided by his love for this music, Ly Truc Son tries to define a Vietnamese identity.

Free entrance.

Hanoi- Photography Exhibition BABYLON 21 by Alisher Sharip

Jun 3 – 24

Chula, 6 Nhat Chieu Street

This series of photographic portraits by Alisher Sharip represents the diversity of Hanoi, an amazing ethnic and cultural melting pot that is home to people from all around the world.

Free admission.

HCMC-Bonsai exhibition

Jun 5,

Rin Rin Park, Hoc Mon District.

A four-day exhibition featuring more than 500 bonsai specimens and many suiseki stones (miniature landscape stones) from 17 countries

A bonsai competition and an auction will also be held.

During the event, several local and foreign bonsai experts will give presentations and share their experience.

Hanoi-Photo exhibition of Vietnam War

Jun 12-26

The Exhibition Hall

An exhibition organised by the Associated Press (AP) with the theme “Vietnam: The Real War”

Featuring 50 images which capture the drama and tragedy of people in the Vietnam War.

The highlight of the exhibition will be Malcolm Browne’s horrific photograph of an elderly Buddhist monk who voluntarily set ablaze during a protest against the South Vietnamese government and Nick Ut’s famous picture of a 9-year-old girl running scorched and naked from a napalm attack.

The event will also display other renowned photos of AP photographers including Horst Faas and Henri Huet. 



Hanoi-Art from the Heart – Fundraising Week for School for Kids

Jun 1 – 7

In order to raise USD20,000 in need to build a sub-school for more than 100 children in the mountainous village Lao Lung Tung of Ha Giang Province, School 4 Kids Vietnam, in conjunction with many other hearted and talented artists, is to organise an Art week for children, with activities happening everyday from June 1st to June 7th ranging from live music to dance studio to DIY workshop.


1. Jun 1: Live Music – Pop Music
Venue: Star Cafe 62 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Artists: Da Ngan/Rubic Band
Cost: 50.000VNDpp (drinks not included)

2. Jun 2: Art class for children
Instructor: BAM Art
Cost: 50.000VNDpp

3. Jun 3: Cultural Talk – Education Now and Then
Speaker: Nguyen Xuan Hong
Cost: 100.000VNDpp (01 drink included)

4. Jun 4: DIY Workshop: Handcrafted Leather
Instructor: Mammon Handcrafted Leather
Venue: No 33 Lane 135 Doi Can Street
Cost: 50.000VNDpp

5. Jun 5: Live Music – “Nhạc Trịnh”
Venue: Tadibar Cafe & Lounge – E1 Chelsea Park, Trung Kinh Street.
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Artists: Dạ Ngân/Rubic Band
Cost: 100.000VNDpp (drinks not included)

6. Jun 6: Dance Studio: Bellydance and Bollywood dance
Instructor: Bellydance Sadie và Let’s Bollywood Hanoi
Venue: Le Cirque No 6 Lane 73 Giang Van Minh Street
Cost: 50.000VNDpp

7. Jun 7: Vegetarian Buffet – A Taste of Elegance
Venue: Helio Coffee (inside the Museum of Hanoi) – No 2 Pham Hung Street.
Time: 4pm – 8h30pm
Cost: 130.000VNDper adult – Free for children under 6 and 50% off for children from 6-12.


– Tickets available from 28/5/2015
– Sign up for activities [2,3,4,6] at the following link
– Get tickets for activities [1,5,7] from the Contacts below or call to get tickets delivered to you by our volunteers.


– Ms Linh Linh Mũm: 0973928988 (No 16 Le Hong Phong Street)
– Ms Châu Chau Nguyen Huyen (Hong Ha Street: 0915026525
– Ms Thảo Hoa Cuc Tay: 0986519629 (No 155 Trung Kinh Street)
– Ms Trâm Nguyễn Ngọc Trâm: 0974193812 (Yen Vien Street)

For more details of the project please kindly visit: http://school4kidsvn.org/.

Information about the events please contact Linh (0973928988) and Châu (0915026525).

HCMC-New Films from Southeast Asia in HCMC at European – Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival 2015

Jun 14 and 18

Hoa Sen University, 8 Nguyen Van Trang, Dist 1,

In the first part of a two-part special series within the European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival, new films by young filmmakers from Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam will be presented on June 14. Moreover, two Docfilm Networks will be presented in the afternoon: Lumière du Monde – EurasiaDoc and DocNet SEA “Dare to Dream”.

The afternoon program will be followed in the evening by the award-winning music documentary Sound of Heimat by German director Arne Birkenstock, who will personally present his film.

Program on 14 Jun:

14.00 pm – 14.15 pm: Opening, Introducing the attending film makers*

14.15 pm – 14.35 pm: Echos from the Hill (Thailand – Jirutical Prasonchoom; Pasit Tanadechanurat*)

14.35 pm – 15.00 pm: Roots (Indonesia – Amelia Hapsari*)

15.00 pm – 15.30 pm: As I lay dying (Vietnam – Nguyen Phuong Anh*)

15.30 pm – 15.45 pm: Coffee Break

15.45 pm – 16.15 pm: Presentation of two Docfilm networks:

16.15 pm – 16.45 pm: When 14 minutes is a lifetime (Laos – Anoulek Douangdala*)

16.45 pm – 17.15 pm: The Beauty and the Beat (Cambodia – Sao Sopheak*)

17.15 pm – 17.45 pm: Ida’s choice (Malaysia – Justin Ong)

17.45 pm – 18.30 pm: Panel Discussion with Film makers of SEA, Q&A

In the second part of a special series within the European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival, new films by young filmmakers from Myanmar and Vietnam as well as the film My Son – The Heritage Sanctuary from National Film Studio will be presented on Thursday, June 18.

The films display a dazzling range of topics; the tone alternates between humorous and serious. The various locations and characters lead the audience to places outside of the public eye and tell the stories of those who often have no voice.

Program on 18 Jun:

7 pm: Opening of the evening program
7 pm. – 7.30 pm: Lady of the lake
(Myanmar – Zaw Naing Oo)
7.30 pm. – 8 pm: My Son – The Heritage Sanctuary (Vietnam – Nguyen Van Huong)
8 pm. – 9 pm: Day by Day
(Vietnam – Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai; presented by Ta Minh Duc, cinematographer)

Free admission.

Hanoi-First international yoga day

Jun 21

Hanoi’s Quan Ngua Sports Complex.

The event includes yoga performances will take place in other cities and provinces nationwide such as Can Tho, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Ambassador Preeti Saran thanked the Vietnamese Government and agencies and organisations for its support and coordination in the event.

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