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Hanoi - French Classical Music: Jean-Louis Haguenauer and Friends

Aug 19, 8pm

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

An unprecedented meeting of internationally renowned artists from all 4 continents. On the program: Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy.

Ticket price: VND 250 000

Member rate: VND 190 000

Student rate: VND 150 000

HCMC- Toyota Concert 2017

Aug 16, 8 pm,

HCMC Opera House, 1 Lam Son Square, Dist 1

Featuring the participation of Conductor Honna Tetsuji, Piano Soloist Nguyen Viet Trung and artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Ticket prices: VND 300.000, VND 500.000, VND 700.000

HCMC-Autumn Melodies Arts Festival 2017

Aug 19-27

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

200 artists from several European countries, the USA and Vietnam’s best talents will offer a musical extravaganza consisting of 12 programs ranging from opera, chamber music and symphonies to contemporary dance.

The first of its kinds in the practice of academic arts, and periodically held across Vietnam, Autumn Melodies Arts Festival 2017 will quench the thirst for music in all of the city’s music-loving hearts.


Hanoi- KOHLER Bold. Art. Exhibition “Multiculturalism”

Hanoi Information – Exposition Center, 93 Dinh Tien Hoang Street

These young artists, under the age of 30, come from Australia, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates. They express their views and feelings concerning multiculturalism through their art work at the exhibition. All pieces consist of materials that are used in factories.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Pieces of Life in Hanoi”

Aug 11 – 20, 9 am – 8 pm

38 Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem District

Hanoi appears in Hữu Bảo’s photographs through vibrant pieces of life. There are narrow streets and hardworking people; there are architectural and religious mysteries; there are daily activities in the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter. We see ourselves here and there in these photographs. Hanoi has become part of our life through different periods of time. We love this city, its joy and its sorrow, like we love the house of our parents.

Free entry

Hanoi-Exhibition – Meeting: Dreams of Science

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

The world around us contains many extraordinary things. The “Ohé Science” collection not only presents us with a multifaceted image of nature but also answers children’s questions about nature. The collection includes 10 books: Planets in sight – The solar system; A beautiful plant! – Life of flowering plants; As the crow flies – Migrations; Hot volcanoes – Volcanism; Stars – Astronomy; Water – The water cycle; Rain and fine weather – Meteorology; Like marmots – Hibernation; A horse of horses – A domestic species; Good appetite animals – Diets.

This exhibition presents different views from children on the issues addressed in the collection. Under the guidance of the cartoonist Nguyen Tuan Son (Picas Son), the children will paint their scientific world with their pure and naive brushes.

Free entry

Hanoi- Exhibition “Sparkling – Collection of Lacquered and Gilded Wood Objects”

Vietnam National Museum of History, 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Featuring nearly 100 documents and objects dating from the Le and Nguyen dynasties (from the 17th to the early 20th century) – the brilliant development stage of lacquering and gilding industry – including unique and rare artifacts which will be on show to the public for the first time.

The objects selected for display are rich and varied in design with unique decorative patterns.

With the fine carving, the shade of the red paint, the light of the gold and the vividly decorative themes, the lacquered and gilded wooden objects are always attached to solemn sites such as royal palaces or places of worship. Furthermore, they are considered as artworks or holy objects.

HCMC-A Solo Exhibition by Ly Hoang Ly

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Ly Hoàng Ly’s first solo exhibition, and most comprehensive presentation of her work to date, as part of her on-going project ‘0395A.ĐC’. This multimedia, collaged body of work will showcase the artist’s ongoing inquiry into the epic story and continuous struggle of human (im)migration, whilst highlighting the contested nature of the memorisation, documentation and circulation of history.

HCMC- Exhibition 'Then I Can Turn the World Upside Down'

Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Ward 7, District 3

An exhibition of works on paper by five Vietnam-based contemporary artists. Each work, by Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Mai Hoang, Nguyen Manh Hung, Florian Nguyen and Hoang Nam Viet, explores in its own subjective way the myriad of possibilities inherent in the medium of drawing to create imaginary realities which evoke the subconscious.

With their ink and paper, the artists have created visions of hidden beauty and reinterpretations of the world, revealing quasi-hallucinatory perspectives on otherwise all too familiar landscapes.

HCMC-Exhibition “The Picture Will Still Exist”

Dia Projects, 2nd Floor, 103 Dong Khoi Str, District 1

Featuring photographs, paintings and video works selected from the Post Vidai Collection. The exhibition showcases eight established and emerging Vietnamese artists and collectives, including Dinh Q. Le, Hoang Duong Cam, Howard Henry Chen, Le Quy Tong, Ngoc Nau, Phuong Linh, The Propeller Group and Vo An Khanh. A number of artworks, such as Dinh Q. Le’s WTC in four moments (2014), The Propeller Group’s AK-47 vs. M16 (2015) and Phuong Linh’s Sanctified Clouds (2012-2015), will be on display to the Vietnamese public for the first time.



Hanoi- Best Plot Twists movie month: “The Others”

Aug 18, 7.30 pm

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor),

A movie by Spainish director Alejandro Amenábar.

The Others (Spanish: Los Otros) is a 2001 Spanish-American supernatural gothic horror film with elements of psychological horror. It was written, directed, and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan.

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purpose and fundraising for Young Cinema Fund of TPD.
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.


For Vietnamese, the mid-autumn festival is the time when family gets together to enjoy the glory of the moon with a small party. Traditionally, the party features moon cakes, grapefruit, persimmons, star-shaped lanterns and lion head masks.

On this occasion, moon cakes are also chosen as gifts for parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, and business partners...In other words, moon cakes are considered a way to connect people.

The colourful, exciting festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month which falls on October 4 this year.

Some places to buy moon cakes in Hanoi:

Mid-Autumn Fair,
Sept 23,

Sunset Bar, Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake

5 Tu Hoa, Tay Ho District

A symbolist market above the West Lake waters. Featuring a range of cultural activities including food stalls, mooncake corner with lanterns and traditional crafts.

Free entrance

Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Hotel, 36 Le Duc Tho Street

Tel: 84 24 6270 6688

Email: sales@crowneplazawesthanoi.com

Featuring handcrafted mooncakes with Vietnamese mixed blend, white lotus seeds, green tea, pineapple, taro, strawberry, chestnut, and young sticky rice.

The mooncake sets come in three different variations, prices from VND 680,000/box.
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Street

Tel: 0944362266/ 04 85886151

Introducing four choices of moon cake boxes with a combination of traditional and modern ingredients including almond, chestnut, taro, lotus seeds, green tea, and salted egg yolk.

Prices from VND 690,000

Pullman Hanoi Hotel's Grand Lobby, 40 Cat Linh Street, Dong Da District

T: +84 (0) 24 3733 0688, E: h7579-sm@accor.com

Offering four flavours including green tea salted egg, lotus salted egg, red bean salted egg, and taro salted egg.

Moon cake boxes designed inspired by the artworks of Vietnamese artists. The box 'Moon' and box 'VIP' depicts the painting of the ‘Rước Đèn’ (Dance Procession) by the young artist Vu Tuan Anh. The box 'Four Seasons' borrows the oil-paintings collection 'Flowers' of the famous artist Nguyen Huu Khoa.

Box ‘Autumn’: 4 moon cakes of 100gram, price: VND 688,000 net/box

Box ‘Moon’: 6 moon cakes of 100gram, price: VND 888,000 net/box

Box ‘VIP’: 4 moon cakes of 150gram & 1 bottle of house wine, price: VND 1,588,000 net/box

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 2 boxes and receive 1 creative lantern (applies when buying the moon cakes in the hotel’s grand lobby). 10% off for Accor Plus members (Accor Plus members can purchase a maximum of 10 boxes).

Pan Pacific Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien, Ba Dinh Dist.

Hotline: Ms. May 090 177 8318 / Ms. Hanh 090 426 6298

E-mail: may.do@panpacific.com

Featuring a wide selection of baked mooncake flavours including lotus seed, taro, jambon, green bean, honeydew and pandan with egg yolk.

Offering choices of premium mooncake gift boxes with 6 large mooncakes and a bottle of HAIG-Club Whiskey or a 24K gold plated gift.

Price from VND568,000 and subject to 10% VAT.

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Street

Tel: 024 3719 9000 / 0903 420 955

Offering four choices of moon cake boxes with modern designs and a combination of traditional and modern ingredients including young green rice flakes, coconut, green bean, lotus seeds, green tea, salted egg yolk, dried apricot and cashew nuts.

Price from VND390,000/box.

L’Epicerie du Metropole, Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen Street

Tel: +84 24 3933 5224 or h1555-fb3@sofitel.com.

Offering seven flavours ranging from classic creations such as traditional mix, lotus seed and young rice, and black sesame with coconut to more modern reinventions such as green bean and dried apricot with salted egg yolk, and caramel with dried fig and candied orange.

For those that prefer unique flavours, the Metropole is introducing two new twists on the festive treat: Pistachio and Chocolate as well as the exotic Durian mooncake. In keeping with Vietnamese tradition, some cakes are formed in the shape of a carp, a fish that represents the soul of the moon.


Boxes with four large mooncakes (weighing 250g each): VND 1,990,000.

Boxes with six mini mooncakes (weighing 100g each): VND1,790,000/box.

VVIP gift boxes containing six large mooncakes as well as a bottle of 2015 Château le Grand Verdus, Bordeaux Supérieur.

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