MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE
Hanoi-Special Concert – Beethoven No. 9
Dec 19, 8 pmHanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
A special concert with famous work Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” by L. V. Beethoven.
Conductor: Honna Tetsuji
Soprano: Ha Pham Thang Long
Alto: Nguyen Thu Quynh
Tenor: Nguyen Anh Vu
Bass: Fukushima Akiya (Special Guest)
Chorus from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, Hanoi International Choir, Hanoi Freude Choir
Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn. For free delivery call: 0913489858, 0983067996.
HCMC- Performance by world’s famous DJs
Long Island in District 9
Two former members of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso will present a ‘Sun is Shinning’ show.
Axwell and Ingrosso is a Swedish musical duo.
Hanoi-Hanoi Rock City celebrates 5th anniversary
Dec 4-6, 9pm
A line-up of rockers, DJs and bands, will perform three nights. Friday night will feature Zamina, Ngot, Dr Peacock, Big Man&Bear. Saturday night stars the DJs Ali B2b Maggie, HLEB, Trung.D and MY.N. Sunday night will close with a lineup of rock bands- White Eagles, 18+, W A A H and Windrunner.
The birthday also serves as a fundraiser to support HIV-positive youths in Ba Vi, providing them with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities and support.
Entry: VND100,000, with all revenues donated.
Hanoi-French pop-rock concert with La Grande Sophie
Dec 12, 8pm
L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street.
A pop-rock concert with French singer and songwriter La Grande Sophie.
Guest artist, Vietnamese singer Le Cat Trong Ly, will also be on stage performing.
Tickets: VND160,000 (VND80,000 for L'Espace members and students).
HCMC-Classical music concert raises funds for kids
Dec 4-5, 7.30pm
St Paul's Convent Chapel, 4 Ton Duc Thang Street in District 1
Christmas charity concert Sounds of the Season held by the International Choir and Orchestra of HCM City.
The 75-minute concert will feature traditional Christmas carols and works by Handel, Palestrina and John Rutter. A silent auction will be held at the event.
Donation and proceeds will be given to the Loreto Vietnam-Australia Programme to help disadvantaged children in remotes areas.
Entry is by donation.
HCMC- Expat threatre group stages tale Hansel and Gretel
Dec 11, 12 and 13,
Vista Walk, 628C Hanoi Highway in District 2
Saigon Players, an English-language theatre group, will stage a British-style pantomime Hansel and Gretel based on the fairy tale by Brothers Grimm.
Tickets: VND200,000, booking via email at email@example.com.
All proceeds from the performances will go to the Christina Nobel Foundation and Operation Smile Vietnam.
Hanoi-Exhibition “100 Years Later”
Dec 12, 2015 – Jan 12, 2016
Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street
An exhibition by Vu Duc Trung.
The artist deliberately creates portraits like illusions, which as time goes by will fade away, will undergo change by falling into decay to miserable empty.
Hanoi-Exhibition displays paintings by women from around the country
Until Dec 22
Hanoi Exhibition Hall
|Gia Cham ( The Cham Elderly) is in the wiew of painter Cao Thi Duoc|
Featuring more than 80 paintings by 15 female Vietnamese artists from across the country.
Each painting depicts cultural characteristics and sketches of scenery and Vietnamese people through the painters' eyes. Various materials were used, including oil paint, lacquer, acrylic and fabric.
Hanoi-ART for YOU
Dec 3 – 7, 10 am – 8 pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
Sketches, prints, paintings, photographs, sculpture, oddities and incongruities. A chance to enjoy and support the artistic endeavors of those who chose to create a more beautiful and engaging world.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Vietnamese Lacquer – Korean Ottchil”
Until Dec 12
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St.
Showcases 39 artworks – 27 made by 25 Korean artists and the other 12 made by 12 Vietnamese artists. They focus on the beautiful landscapes, portraits and life of people in two countries.
*Korean Ottchil (lacquer) mainly uses Najeon-chil technique (using mother-of-pearl shells). Ottchil paint is taken from Ott-namu – a type of natural, environmentally-friendly and harmless paint.
HCMC – Typography Exhibition 2015
Opening: Dec 10, 6 pm
Exhibition: Dec 11 – 13, 9 am – 6 pm
Hoa Sen University, 8 Nguyen Van Trang Str, Dist 1
An exhibition by the Type Directors Club, featuring a selection of this year’s most interesting contributions to the world of typography and graphic design.
The Type Directors Club’s annual awards competition presents the best typographic designs in the world. The awards are widely considered one of the most prestigious in their field. This year, a total of more than 1551 works from 49 countries entered the competition. 272 works from 28 countries won prizes.
Exhibition “A touch of Tranquility” by Trinh Vu Hieu
Opening: Dec 4, 6 pm
Exhibition: Dec 4 – 10, 9 am – 8 pm
Blue Gallery, 28 Trang Tien Street
Artist Trinh Vu Hieu has came cross the period of figurative art that is full of challenge and charming. He got lost and panic in the maze of imagination and the shadow of many masters. And at the moment, he recognized that a road layered by thousands “martyrdoms” footprints is just a illusion, that stamped inside us. “Just” be calm, reflect through our mind, in the bottom of the lake, we might find ourselves.
A series of 11 one size – oil paintings with a title Tranquility from No.1 to 11. These artworks were made during 3 recent years.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Direction” by Artist Nguyen Duong
Until 12, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Dong Phong Art Gallery, 03 Ly Dao Thanh Street
The first solo exhibition by young Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thuy Duong. He was born in 1981 and graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University in 2007 and is currently working as a freelance artist.
Hanoi-Photo exhibition marks 55 years of Vietnam-Cuba relations
Until Dec 12
Vietnam News Agency's headquarters, 5 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
A photo exhibition entitled “Vietnam-Cuba, 55 years of solidarity and cooperation” featuring 55 colour and black-and-white photos by VNA reporters capturing milestones in Vietnam-Cuba relations over the past 55 years.
Cuba’s landscapes and people are introduced through the exhibited photos.
1. La Cheminée restaurant, Pullman Hanoi - 40 Cat Linh Street, T: 04-3733 0688 ext 42313.
Christmas Buffet Gala Diner
Thursday. 24th Dec 2015, from 6pm.
Featuring Contemporary Electronic String ladies band VITAMIN // Kids activities with gifts from Santa Claus accompanied by a clown and a magician // International and sumptuous buffet gala dinner featuring Christmas dishes harmonised with local delights: roasted turkey, king prawn, fresh oyster from Nha Trang, king crab lobster and so much more // Free flow white and red wine, beer and soft drinks.
Prices: VND 1,690,000 Net/ adult (USD 75 Net)*; VND 850,000 Net/ child (USD 38 Net)*
2.Viet Deli, 7th Floor of Oriental Suites Hotel, 58 Hang Dao Street
Dec 24, 2015 – Jan 1, 2016
380,000 VND Adult & 250,000 VND Child
1 cup of Gluehwein (Mulled Wine), Christmas Card, and Christmas Gift will be included
30% surcharge will be applied for the night of 24th, 31st December and 1st Jan.
Colorful seafood chowder served with crispy bread stick
Sweet and sour green sprout salad with grilled chicken on lemongrass stick and potato chips
Marinated duck in orange juice served with sweet potato mushroom cake and mango chutney
Grilled Aus rib eye with black pepper corn sauce served with glazed carrot and apple frittata
Special deep fried “Trang Tien” ice cream and caramelized coconut sauce
Dec 24, 9 PM & Dec 31, 9PM
270,000 VND Adult & 200,000 VND Child
Tuna and egg on crispy toast
Traditional deep fried spring roll
Coleslaw salad on crispy bread
Glazed carrot on rice cracker
Marinated pork in fresh spring roll
Lucky draw, Christmas/New Year gifts to be given
For reservation: (84) 43 928 6789 – (84) 989 046 048 / firstname.lastname@example.org
New Year parties
1. Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street
January 1, 2016
Price: VND1,300,000++/person (including free flow of beer, soft drinks and welcome by a glass of Mumm champagne)
2. La Cheminée restaurant, Pullman Hanoi - 40 Cat Linh Street,
T: 04-3733 0688 ext 42313.
New Year themed Buffet or exclusive Five-course set menu
Dinner Party from VND 888,000 Net/ person*
Hanoi-Vietnam Photo Fair 2015
Dec 1 – 30
Hang Da Galleria, 1 Hang Da Street
This is the first time Vietnam Photo Fair is held in Hanoi, attracting 15 authors from all over the country with different styles and themes but all interested in asserting the true value of photography.
The price for each work will be publicly announced. Three talks with experienced photographers on shooting techniques and the interactivity between photography and graphics.
Hanoi-Song Hong Half Marathon themed ‘Run for Rhinos'
Ciputra Club, Ciputra Hanoi International City, Bac Tu Liem District.
9th annual Song Hong Half Marathon, featuring three races of 5km, 10km, 21km (half marathon) and a "Kids Fun Run", the event is themed the "Run for Rhinos".
The race aims to bring attention to the crisis rhino populations are facing.
The proceeds of the marathon will go towards rhino protection efforts in Vietnam.
Register online using Paypal or a credit card until December 10 with this link http://redriverrunners.com/song-hong-2015/; or register in person at the Song Hong registration point located at Spacebar, 15 Lane 76, To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District.
HCMC-Music, dance festival helps disadvantaged kids
Dec 5 and 6, 3pm-10pm
188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street in District 2
Saigon Outcast will host the Melting Pot festival to raise funds for charities to help local disadvantaged children.
Featuring day-long music and dance performances of local and foreign artists.
The first day will highlight pop, acoustic, rock and rap music by DJs, singers, rappers and bands like Bui Gio Band, 9th Dimension, Hazard Clique Saigon, Suboi, and Maraphoria and Starchild.
The second day will feature dance performances by American dancer Emily Navarra and hip-hop street dance crew X-Clown, and music shows by DJs Saigonlag and Slo-Lo, and the Javana band. The city-based Lang Kinh Drama Club will present its latest play at the event.
Art exhibitions and presentations will also be included.
Tickets: VND80,000 for each day or VND100,000 for two days.