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What's on December 2016 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | December 01, 2016 08:18 AM


Hanoi-Performance of The Nutcracker by Russian ballet company Talarium et Lux

Dec 3, 8pm

Vietnam National Convention Centre

The classic must-see ballet The Nutcracker is the most anticipated of the Christmas season. The performance by renowned ballet dancers from Russian ballet theatre Talarium et Lux (Ballet and Night) is running for only one night at the Vietnam National Convention Centre in My Dinh.

Ticket: VND6,000,000 (VVIP)—VND4,000,000 (VIP)—VND3,500,000—VND3,000,000—VND2,500,000—VND2,000,000—VND1,500,000

HCMC-Electronic music show

Dec 10, 9 pm

Piu Piu, 97 Hai Ba Trung Street in District 1

An electronic music show called Saigon Flower Power highlights funk, house and deep house music, and music from the 70s presented by resident DJs and musicians including Konka, Jonathan, Max, Boris and Eran.

Professional artists from the Ink shop will offer body paintings for participants. Flower accessories and food will also be provided.

Participants are recommended to wear white clothing and accessories in a hippie style.

Entrance: VND50,000.

Hanoi-Christmas Concert “The Lights of Home”:

Dec 3, 7.30 – 9.30 pm

The Grand Concert Hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street

Organized by HIF (Hanoi International Fellowship), which has been providing Christian services since 1995, the event will include a contemporary Christmas carols for expats, families and friends for a taste of home.






Hanoi-Performances by saxophonist Quyen Van Minh

8pm every night

Binh Minh Jazz Club,1 Trang Tien Street (behind the Hanoi Opera House), Hoan Kiem District,

Performances by renowned saxophonist Quyen Van Minh.

Hanoi-Christmas Concert at Goethe Institut:

Dec  3, 8 pm

Goethe Institut

As a tradition, Goethe Institut in Hanoi is organizing a free concert at the beginning of December with classical music and traditional Christmas melodies. There will be the participation of Vietnam Bamboo Ensemble Suc Song Moi, the Hanoi Voices Choir and a chamber orchestra.

HCMC-Electro-Rock with GRAND BLANC

Dec 1, 8pm

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 5 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2

“Grand Blanc” is a French electro-rock band from Metz. The French lyrics, affected by a new music wave and written by Camille and Benoit embody a dark pop.

Ticket: VND350,000—VND 250,000 (for students or members of the IDECAF)

HCMC-Performance of Ballet Swan Lake

Dec 1, 8pm

Hoa Binh Theatre, 240 Ba Thang Hai Street, District 10

Classical ballet Swan Lake will be presented by the Russian ballet theatre Talarium et Lux (Ballet and Night).

Ticket: VND4,000,000 (VIP)—VND3,500,000—VND3,000,000—VND2,500,000—VND2,000,000—VND1,500,000



Hanoi- Exhibition “Sculpture, Image n Dance” by Harry Tabak

Opening: Dec 10, 6 pm
Exhibition: Dec 11 – 24

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2,

A solo exhibition by Harry Tabak. The showcase will explore a great installation by eco-sculptures and digital images made by artist Harry Tabak during his recent residency program at Muong Studio.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Legendary Animals in Vietnam”

Hanoi Museum, Pham Hung Street, Nam Tu Liem District

Legendary animals are created by man and used as cultural symbols to express ideas and spiritual or religious beliefs. They appear in mythology and are expressed in visual arts.

Vietnam’s visual arts make use of many legendary animals based on those of others cultures and widely used to reflect the country’s religious and ethnic culture.

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Silence of the Angels”

Exhibition: Dec 3, 2016 – Jan 3, 2017

Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street

An exhibition by artist Vu Duc Trung

Hanoi-Exhibition “Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japan”

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District

The exhibition will introduce works by 35 artists active at seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan. They differ in orientation, including some who carry on long traditions of pottery production while pursuing ever-richer standards in their craft and others who seek to create individualistic works exploring new forms.

Hanoi-Exhibition “From Sri Lanka to Myanmar” by Sam Murdock


No. 15, Lane 76, To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District

An art show of prints, some paintings and original ink drawings developed from sketchbooks following a jaunt around the mystical lands of Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Hue City – Exhibition “Royal treasures of the Nguyen dynasty”

Exhibition: Dec 6, 2016 – Jan 5, 2017, 7 am – 5 pm

Hue Royal Antiquities Museum, 3 Le Truc Street

Treasures bearing the spirit and power of the Nguyen dynasty are introduced to the public for the first time in Hue – the place of the dynasty’s birth.

They are treasures symbolizing the legitimation and supreme power of the Nguyen emperors such as various precious seals, golden books, swords, hats, Ru-yi jade sceptre, etc. In which the seal and sword were considered as the important treasures of the nation, the guarantee of the presence and confirmation of the will and orders of the Nguyen emperors.

They are items for royal daily life or stationery in the Nguyen royal palaces delicately made in diversified types and by precious materials such as gold, silver, jade, etc. They reflect the subtle sense of art and the rich spiritual life of the Nguyen emperors.

HCMC-Exhibition “The Sky of Fame” by artist Quach Bac

Craig Thomas Gallery, 27I Tran Nhat Duat Street, District 1

This solo exhibition features oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Quach Bac, a talented young visual artist who brings a critical eye and a mature perspective to his work in spite of his relative youth (b. 1988).

HCMC-Exhibition “Graphic Design and Typography”

Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House, 27 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1

The most interesting designs that the world of script and graphic design have to offer will be displayed at this exhibition.

This exhibition is directed especially at professionals and students working in the fields of graphic design, advertisement, marketing, communication, multimedia, publishing and education and to everyone else interested in typography and design.



Hanoi-Vintage District Market:

Dec 3 and 4, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Sao Mai Swimming pool, 98 Quang An, Tay Ho

The market will present various live music and dance acts together with numerous vintage and art shopping opportunities to prepare for Christmas.

Hanoi-Christmas Market 2016:

Dec 10, 3 – 6 pm
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, 5 Tu Hoa, Tay Ho

A “Winter Wonderland” awaits to soak up the festive atmosphere!

HCMC-Christmas market at Indika Saigon


Dec 10-11, from 10 am to 4 pm

43 Nguyen Van Giai Street, District 1

Featuring 40 vendors selling crafts, artworks, accessories, clothing and food.

Activities include taking photos with Santa Claus and performances of resident magicians and DJs.

Entrance fee: VND30,000.

Hanoi-Hanoi Run for Children 2016:

Dec 11, 7 – 10 am

Thong Nhat Park

Formerly known as Terry Fox Run Hanoi, the Hanoi Run for Children has been an annually-anticipated charitable event to raise funds for underprivileged children diagnosed with cancer and heart disease.

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