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What's on May 22-28 (Daily updated)
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Hanoi-“Concert of Childhood Memory”

May 23 and 24, 8pm

Grand Hall, The Vietnamese National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Launched in 2016, “Concert of Childhood Memory” will feature arrangements by the Young Orchestra of the Vietnam National Academy of Music. This edition is themed on “The Mirror” and present songs from Studio Ghibli, representing a multi-dimensional mirror which reflects the ego of each person in the past, present and future.

Ticket price: 100k – 200k – 300k (Discount 10% for students)

Hanoi- May Musical: “Mamma Mia!”

May 26, 6.30pm

“Mamma Mia” is a romantic comedy musical based on the successful pop songs of the legendary band ABBA, which will take you to the Mediterranean coasts full of sunshine, cool breezes and romantic rendezvouses. This is a music event that you should not miss in the early days of this summer!

The premier show in Hanoi will be performed by the city’s high school students to raise funds for the charity fund “Com co thit”.

Ticket price: VND 300,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 1,000,000 – VND 2,000,000

Hanoi- Classical Piano Music with “Mây” Duo

May 27, 8pm

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Piano duo’s (two performers playing the same instrument) are a very popular form of performance in Europe since the second half of the 18th century. For L’Espace, the “Mây” (Cloud) duo will present a piano repertoire for four hands or for two pianos, including compositions by Brahms, Fauré, Bizet and Rachmaninoff.

Ticket price VND 190 000 - VND 120 000 - VND 90 000

Hanoi-Concert for Children “Little Folk Songs” by Michelle Stewart

May 27, 9 – 10 am

The Secret Garden, Top floor of Module 7, 83 Xuan Dieu Str, Tay Ho

The program is for children aged 3 – 7, all children must be accompanied by adults.

Tickets: VND 80,000

HCMC-Cuban Night

9:30PM, every Friday

Cuba La Casa Del Mojito

91 Pasteur, District 1

Every Friday, get involved in of one of the hottest nights in Saigon with Cuban rythms and Latino dances. Come enjoy the great Cuban Band Corazón Latino and its fantastic Chicas dancing throughout the evening.



Hanoi-Exhibition “A Sifted Gaze” by Dan Drage

Until May 28

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

Exhibition by Dan Drage – an American artist based in Hanoi.

Including a series of sculptures and silk paintings, “A Sifted Gaze” invites audience to see everyday objects in a new way, in the value of their form, in their repeating patterns, in the beauty of their line, in the interplay between the individual objects, in the collective whole which together they create.

About the artist: Born in Colorado, USA, in 1978, Dan Drage graduated from Milligan College in 2001 with a degree in Visual Arts and Humanities. He and his wife relocated to Hanoi, Vietnam in 2006 as Vietnamese language students. In 2010 they joined the German NGO Allianz Mission, and continue to work alongside the local team. Dan has the joyful situation of being able to spend half his time with the NGO helping communities in various forms of poverty, and half his time making art. In June Dan and his family will relocate to Scotland for a year while he completes a masters’ degree in art and theology at the University of St. Andrews.

Free Entry

Hanoi-Exhibition “A Present Retrospective”

Work Room Four

24th floor, Packexim Building, lane 15, An Duong Vuong Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi

An exhibition showcasing the reproduction of propaganda artworks created between 1969 and 1972 by the late celebrated Cuban Graphic Artist René Mederos and Art pieces by five established contemporary Vietnamese Artists produced in response to the series.

Hanoi-Photography Exhibition “German Lessons”

Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

The cinematographer and photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham presents his observations of everyday life in Berlin.

Free Admission

Hanoi-Solo Exhibition by Camelia Pham


Until May 28, 9 am – 6 pm

Creative Artillery, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street

“This is Camelia Pham speaking. She is an awesome illustrator who situated in Italy for her obsession with gelato.

Currently, she’s a graphic design student in the Academy of Fine Art in Frosinone, a town near Rome.

Personally, drawing for her is a way to escape the absurdity of the outside world, by creating another senseless world but more twisted and bended to underline and reflect all of her emotions and thoughts about the events in her life, yeah she’s egocentric as hell.

HCMC-Exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga”

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, 97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1,

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, in cooperation with General Consulate of Japan in HCMC proudly present a travelling exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga:

Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics”.

HCMC-Solo Exhibition “Poetic Amnesia” by Phan Thao Nguyen

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Come to Phan Thao Nguyen’s most ambitious exhibition, realized during her time participating in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative as a protégé in visual arts to acclaimed American performance and video artist Joan Jonas.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Echoing Scars” by Thierry Bernard-Gotteland

Galerie Quynh, Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, District 1

The exhibition features artworks by French mixed-media artist Thierry Bernard-Gotteland. With “Echoing Scars”, Bernard-Gotteland examines the dichotomy between the universal and the individual, between rules of nature and man’s free will.


Hanoi-German Film Festival for Children & Young Audience

May 25 – 28

Kim Dong Cinema, 19 Hang Bai Street

On occasion of the International Children’s Day on June 1 and in cooperation with the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL from Germany, the Goethe-Institut invites to a unique film festival at the Kim Dong Cinema Hanoi. From May 25 to May 28, 2017 we present six selected films for children and young audience.

What’s more, we provide free film activities and workshops to reflect on the films and to inspire the participants to express their views. We’ve teamed up with Tí Toáy Atelier, Think Playgrounds (Sân chơi) and Blossom Art House to be able to offer a broad range of educational programmes customised for different age groups. Our aim is to further develop our young audience’s media literacy, thus contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.

As our special guests we will welcome Florian Gaag, director of “LenaLove”, Alexandra Prochazka, directress of “Auf Augenhöhe” (At Eye Level) as well as Neele Vollmar, directress of “Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein” and Michael Harbauer, festival director and Leona Söhnholz from SCHLINGEL.

Language: German with Vietnamese and English subtitles


— Thu 25.05 – 7.30 pm – LENALOVE

— Fri 26.05 – 7.30 pm – CENTER OF MY WORLD

— Sat 27.05 – 9 am – MULLEWAP – A BEAUTIFUL MESS
— Sat 27.05 – 2 pm – AT EYE LEVEL


Free tickets are available at:

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel .: +84 4 3734 2251
Monday – Friday | 9 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 5 PM at the reception
Saturday & Sunday | 9 AM – 7 PM in the hall

Think Playgrounds Workshop
244 Au Co, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Tel .: +84 4 6663 6053
Monday – Sunday | 9 AM – 12 PM & 2 PM – 5 PM

Blossom Art House
6.Stock, 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi
Tel .: +84 9132 01389
Monday – Sunday | 10 – 12 PM & 2 AM – 6 PM

Ti Toay studio
46 Ngo 121/14 Chua Lang
Tel .: +84 4 6266 2940
Monday – Sunday | 9 AM – 12 PM & 2 PM – 6 PM

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