MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi- Performance by world famous DJ Ookay
1900 Le Théater, 8b Ta Hien Street
Performance by Abe Laguna, known by his stage name Ookay, an American electronic dance music producer, DJ and musician.
The event will also attract other famous DJs like Dustee, Mike Hao, Get Loozeand and Teddy.
Ookay is a pioneer in Trap and Future Bass music. He teamed up with Diplo to remix Avicii's "You Make Me" recently.
Hanoi-“I Believe I Can 2016”—Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Dec 11, 11:30am
Street performance at Hoan Kiem Lake
Dec 13, 5-9.30pm
Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street
“I Believe I Can,” first held in Hanoi in 2015, is an art festival dedicated to the unique and diverse culture of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Following the huge success of last year’s event, the fourth festival, themed “Indigenous Knowledge—Spring of Life” aims at the practical value of indigenous knowledge, a complete system accumulated and refined over the course of thousands of years. This is also an event to honour the beautiful cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities and to promote mutual understanding and solidarity between different ethnic groups all over the country.
Hanoi-Hip-Hop Dance Festival
The Hip-Hop Dance Festival titled ‘Hanoi – All in One’, organised by Hanoi b-boy crew S.I.N.E (Saying is not enough).
Dance lovers will have an opportunity to take part in a number of workshops, competitions and talks with well-known hip-hop artists from the Vietnamese community as well as from all over the globe.
Various spectacular performances of famous crews and individual dancers, including freestyle, one-on-one and battles, will also be performed at the event.
Two German b-boys and choreographers, Storm Robitzky and MajidKessab, will also attend the event. They will serve as jury members.
Hanoi-Improvised Acoustic Concert “Late Winter”
Dec 16, 8pm
Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for cars) | 28 Tran Binh (for bikes)
An improvised acoustic concert by composer/pianist Vu Nhat Tan and percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa.
Vu Nhat Tan and Tran Xuan Hoa present Hanoi music lovers with an improvised acoustic concert with piano and percussion. The concert will bring audiences a chilled out evening combining the melodiousness of the piano with the beautiful rhythm of marimba and percussion instruments.
Admission: VND 200,000/person
Hanoi-JF Garage Concert 13—Christmas Concert Night
Dec 16, 8-9pm
Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street
22 Singers and Choir, String Quartet and Pianist from VNOB, Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, will perform Christmas carols, Christmas songs like “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Halleluja!,”
HCMC- Performance by Belgian techno DJ
Dec 16, 9pm
The Observatory, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 1
The Heart Beat Saigon will present Amelie Lens, a techno DJ and producer from Belgium.
She will perform alongside another Belgian DJ, Farrago, as part of their Asian tour.
Lens became well-known after the release of her single Exhale, which won a silver medal in the Best Songs category at the 2016 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards.The single is taken from her EP Lyase released earlier this year.
The event will also feature resident DJ Chris Wolter and visual artist Erol.
Free entrance untill 11pm and VNĐ150,000 after that.
HCMC-The Winter Concert
Dec 12, 7:30pm
Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street
The audience will enjoy music by well-known composers such as Giuseppe Verdi, Marek Stachowski, Mikhail Glinka, Moses Hogan and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as performed by Meritorious Artist (MA) Ta Minh Tam, MA Nguyen Thuy Yen, artist Nguyen Tuan Loc, cellist Zdzisław Łapiński (Poland), soprano soloist Cho Haeryong (Republic of Korea) and the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra at the concert on December 12, 2016.
Standard: VND 200.000
VIP: VND 300.000
Enjoy a student discount of up to 50% on standard ticket prices, one ticket for each student ID card (VND 100.000).
Hanoi-Group Exhibition “Small Space”
Nguyen Art Gallery, 31A Van Mieu
A small exhibition by three artists—Tran Tien Thanh, Nguyen Tuan Cuong and Vu Tuan Dung—introducing traditional lacquer works. All three artists portray images from the rural areas in the Red River Delta in realistic styles.
Hanoi-The 4th Hanoi–Saigon Sculpture Exhibition
Hanoi Architectural University, Km 10, Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District
Since 2010, a series of Hanoi-Saigon (or Saigon-Hanoi, based on the place of exhibition) sculpture exhibitions has taken place alternately in the two cities every two years. Besides introducing the newest or never-before-displayed artworks, the exhibitions have been the venues for sculptors in two cities to share with one another job opportunities and career advice, to promote their own creations and to discover new faces in the country’s growing community of sculptors.
On this fourth occasion, there are 28 sculptors with 56 works of art—more than at any previous event.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Graphic Design and Typography”
Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh District
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 at everyone else interested in typography and design.
HCMC-Exhibition “My Story” by Nguyen Tuan Dung
Craig Thomas Gallery, 27 Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, Dist 1
Come to visit “My Story,” a solo exhibition of acrylic on collage paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Tuan Dung.
Nguyen Tuan Dung (b. 1990) is a talented young visual artist living and working in Hanoi. In preparation for his upcoming event, we posed some questions to Dung about the “My Story” collection, his motivations and his creative influences.
Dec 18, 9.30am to 12pm
The Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a city walk for those looking to explore Ba Dinh District and the “French Colonial Quarter”.
The English-speaking tour will give an overview of the changes to Hanoi that started in the French period (1869-1954). The tour will touch on the development of the education system, town planning and architecture (including that of the political and diplomatic centre) as well as other information regarding past and present Hanoi.
Starting at Chu Van An School (established by the French as the High School of the Protectorate, and now one of the oldest institutions for secondary education in Indochina), the group will make their way to the iconic Ba Dinh Square and discuss about the key government buildings in the area. The tour will then stroll along Chua Mot Cot Street and the surrounding avenues, passing former villas now home to various embassies. The leisurely walk will continue to Dien Bien Phu and into Hoang Dieu streets, ending at Cua Bac (North Gate) and the Cua Bac Church on Phan Dinh Phung Street.
Cost: VNĐ70,000. Limit: 12 people. Registration: Stella, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01662979605.