HCMC-Underneath the starry night
Mar 27, 8pm
HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, D1
A classical music night with well-known German opera artist Katharina Kutsch
Featuring a night with incredible arias and romances from the world music treasure, immortal works of famous composers, throughout history of music from classicism to romanticism, late romanticism, the 20th century’s impressionism, the 21st century’s contemporary: Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn,Dvorak ,Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Offenbach, Debussy, H.Duparc, G.Crumb.
The show is directed by Katharina Kutsch, performed by her and HBSO’s opera artists
Tickets from VND 200,000
Apr 1, 9pm,
Snuffbox, 14 Ton That Dam street, D1
A romantic and relaxing night with saxophone
Submerge yourself in romantic mood with the live performance of saxophonist Aaron Wilson on jazzy backing music.
Hanoi-Charity Music & Dance program at German Embassy
Apr 1, 11 am – 5 pm,
German Embassy, 29 Tran Phu street, Ba Dinh district
A fund raising event with live music (Band & DJ), homemade German cakes, Draft Beer and German Barbecue, Raffle, Dancing Performance of Children from the Children Home in Phu Chau commune, Ba Vi District.
Entry fee: VND200,000
Profit of selling food, drinks and additional donations will be directly donated to the Children Home.
Purchasing entry ticket in advance:
The Kneipe, 52 to Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho district
YWAM office, 19 Lane 68/53, Cau Giay Street, Cau Giay District
Hanoi-Traveling Exhibition “Behind the Terrain”
Until Mar 31
Nha San Collective, 15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Building, 1 Luong Yen Street,
Traveling exhibition by 13 artists, focusing on 'landscape' as an imaginary narrative and politics behind actual terrain
The exhibition will travel through Southeast and East Asia (Yogyakarta, Hanoi, and Tokyo).
Hanoi-Exhibition “Dream a Future Dream” by UuDam Tran Nguyen
Until Apr 2
Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street
Works on diplay are UuDam Tran’s videos and installations about the speedy development of Vietnam and perhaps the world. As a motorcycle aficionado, it always gives UuDam great inspiration to see the scene of thousands of motorcycle riders in on their bikes, dress in full colorful gears, waiting for the signal each morning and speed away when the light turns green.
Hanoi-“SLAMthơ – Poetic Labyrinth”
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district
“SLAMthơ” gives a unique experience of discovering original poems written by Vietnamese francophone students during the first poetry slam ever in Vietnam. The centerpiece of the exhibition, a labyrinth, takes visitors to explore its mazes, similar to a poet wandering in their words, searching for meaning and sensations.
Scenographer : Amélie Codugnella-Cerise
Soundtrack : Arnaud Soulier
Video : Pierre Xaysena
Don’t forget to bring your earphones and smartphone with a QR code scanning application!
Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “Illumination” by Tran Quoc Dung
Ke Quan, 81b Xuan Dieu street, Tay Ho district
A photo exhibition by artist Tran Quoc Dung. This 2nd event is about the 2nd step of his artistic gait, the search of ipad ante-christ with tacky lamps which unique purpose is to reuse his already-old-fashioned pictures of his former photo serie of Long Bien’s roof top and his holidays photos.
Hanoi-Contemporary Art Exhibition “Undefined Boundaries”
Until Mar 31
Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street
Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2,
Featuring Vietnamese and Korean contemporary art.
Introducing a diverse body of artworks by 8 artists, from 30-40 years old, who are currently very active in the domestic and international art scenes – Ki Seulki, Heaven Beak, Lee Woosung, Jo Hyejin, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Phi Phi Oanh, Bui Cong Khanh, Lai Dieu Ha.
Showcasing artwork from various practices, such as painting, photography, installation, images with a ‘Boundary’ theme, which represent diverse perspectives of artists from both countries. Each piece contains thoughts of artists coming from the same era about boundaries between traditional and modern, ideal and reality, individual and society, and at the same time conveys stories about changes and phenomena happening in Vietnam and South Korea.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Fairy” by Artist Do Hiep
Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District,
The ten circular paintings displayed in “Fairy” represent Hiep’s first experiments with rice paper (Do paper), asian lacquer, pearl shell and acrylic on wood. The artist is enamoured with pieces of glittering pearl shell pieces, profound drops of Asian lacquer, ancient flowers and floating clouds on rice paper.
Do Hiep was born in 1984 and gained an MA degree from the Vietamese Fine Arts University in 2012. He has participatied in many group exhibitions at home and abroad. He is the recipient of several awards from Vietnamese Fine Art Association. “Fairy” is his second solo exhibition.
HCMC-Exhibition by Nguyen Tran Trung Tin and Nguyen Van Du
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
You are invited to “The Substance vs. The Dream; The Flesh vs. Immaculateness; The Ideal vs. The Materiality—The New Possibilities of Painting”—a two-man show by Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin, curated by Nguyen Nhu Huy.
Hanoi-Spring Cinema: interfilm Short Films
Mar 29, 7 pm
Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh District
interfilm has established itself as one of the most important short film festivals in Europe and is recognised as the second most significant and oldest international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale. More than 7.000 films with a maximum running time of 20 minutes are submitted each year.
After 2012, this is already the second visit of festival director Heinz Hermanns at the Goethe-Institut Vietnam. He will introduce the festival and show selected short films from last year’s program.
There will also be film workshop for film students in Hanoi (not open for public). He will show examples of international creative and successful short films and look at different categories and the aesthetic range of the genre. On top of that, he will guide the students through the production of their own short film.
Hanoi-Francophone Film Festival 2017
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district
The 2017 Francophone Film Festival, organised by the partners of the Group of Embassies, Delegations and Francophone Institutions in Vietnam, represents the cultural diversity of La Francophonie.
The program for the 2017 edition is composed of 11 fiction films presented by the Embassies of Canada, France, Morocco, Switzerland, the Wallonia-Brussels delegation, the Vietnamese Department of Cinema, International organization of Francophonie.
The films are subtitled in Vietnamese, with the exception of Vietnamese films which are subtitled in French.
Ticket price: VND60, 000
HCMC-Film Screening “Tous Les Chats Sont Gris” at Francophone Film Festival 2017
7.30 pm, March 27
31 Thai Van Lung street, District 1
You are invited to the film screening “Tous les chats sont gris?” directed by Savina Dellicour as a part of the Francophone Film Festival 2017.
It has won Best First Film at the 2016 Magritte Awards, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Anne Coesens.
Language: Original language with Vietnamese and English subtitles
Ticket: VND 50,000/ VND 40,000
Hanoi- "Taste of India" Festival
Until Apr 2
JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel, 8 Do Duc Duc Street,
A festival to celebrate the 70 th Independence Day of India, and 45 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and India.
Showcasing a wide range of Indian flavors.
Featuring over 64 distinct dishes prepared by the hotel's Indian Chef.
The culinary journey starts from traditional flatbread known as Naan and Tandoori Roti, to typical curry favorites, such as Dum Ka Murgh – a lamb curry, fish Malabar curry and many other delightful main dishes as well as desserts.
Introducing a wide range of exclusive vegetarian dishes.
French Biodynamic Wine Day
Hotel Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District
Featuring the flavour and refined art of French wine. Meet with famous wine maker Matthew Stubbs who will lead you to a guided tour of the estateand learn all about the biodynamic winemaking process.
L’Orangerie from 3pm | VND 900,000++/ person
A dinner with the 6 best wines from this award-winning Gerard Bertrand, paired with southern French gourmet dishes by chef Oliver Genique.
L’Orangerie from 7pm | VND 2,100,000++/ person