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What's on October 23-29 (Daily updated)
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Vietnam Concert Tour by German Band DER RINGER

Hanoi: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 8 pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hai Ba Trung District

Da Nang: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 7 pm
Nguyen Hien Dinh Theater, 155 Phan Chau Trinh, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District

Hue: Wed 01 Nov 2017, 7 pm, Hue University’s College of Education, 34 Le Loi Street

Ho Chi Minh City: Sun 05 Nov 2017, 7 pm
Ben Thanh Theatre, 6 Mac Dinh Chi, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1,

From Goethe Institut:

The German newcomer band DER RINGER is packing up to tour across Asia this autumn. They will kick-off in Vietnam in October and then continue to the Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan and Mongolia.

DER RINGER is powerful, breezy, loud and sensitive. And even without understanding the German
lyrics the music sounds digital. The genre of DER RINGER can be located somewhere between indie, pop and punk. They appreciate synthesizer and vocoder effects, like to call themselves soft punk and get labeled with amusing terms like “post-punk-pop”.


Hanoi: from 10 AM, 18.10.2017 at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City: from 10 AM, 25.10.2017 at the Goethe-Institut Ho Chi Minh City, Nr. 18, Đường số 1, Cư Xá Đô Thành, Ward 4, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Free entrance in Danang and Hue.

Hanoi-Concert “Mirror of Memory”

Oct 24, 8 pm,

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

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble and “Dong Kinh Co Nhac” – the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin present a concert entitled “Mirror of Memory.”

Under the baton of conductor Jeff Von der Schmidt, the concert will present tradition Vietnamese music scenes of cheo (popular opera), tuong (classical opera), ca tru (ceremonial singing), and communal temple music, to bring forward the full spectrum of Vietnamese traditional music.

Free entry.

Hanoi-Concert with Conductor Gudni Emilsson

Oct 28, 8 pm,

Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam street, Dong Da district

The Goethe-Institut Hanoi and Vietnam National Academy of Music Hanoi jointly present this classical concert, which features the well-known conductor Gudni Emilsson as a highlight event celebrating the Goethe-Institut’s 20th anniversary in Hanoi.

In joint rehearsals, Gudni Emilsson and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra have developed a classical program with pieces by Mozart and Beethoven.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

* Overtüre “Die Hochzeit des Figaro” KV 492

* Violin-Konzert Nr. 5 A-major K-219

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sinfonie Nr. 1 C major, Op. 21

Conductor | Gudni Emilsson

Solist | Nguyễn Trọng Bình

Orchester Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra

Ticket prices: VND 500,000 - VND 300,000 - VND 200,000

Hanoi- Special Concerts with Violinist Bui Cong Duy

Oct 25 and 26, 8 pm,

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Two concerts featuring the world-famous Vietnamese violinist Bui Cong Duy and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Program on October 25:

F. Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto E minor, op.64

L.V. Beethoven – Violin Concerto D major, op.61

Program on October 26:

M. Bruch – Violin Concerto No.1 G minor, op.26

J. Brahms – Violin Concerto D major, op.77

Ticket prices: VND 600,000 - VND 400,000 - VND 300,000

HCMC-Live House Music with Saxophonist Doan Minh Thu and DJ Doru

Oct 27, 9 PM,

Glow Skybar, 93 Nguyen Du street, District 1

Two masters DJ Doru Tudose and saxophonist Doan Minh Thu come together to perform.

HCMC- Happy Halloween

Oct 28, 8 PM till 4 AM,

Apocalypse Now, 28 Thi Sach Street, D1

An exclusive freak show for a Halloween party that'll certainly to rock your boat. Halloween dances, Face paintings, mini games and many 'scary' activities promise to deliver a night full of devilish fun.



Hanoi- Exhibition “Undone” by Nguyen Tran Nam

Until Oct 31
Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich Street
Tel: (024) 3716 3397
Facebook: fb.co/manzihanoi
Opening hours: 8 am – 10.30 pm everyday

A solo exhibition by Hanoi-based visual artist Nguyen Tran Nam.

The adjective ‘undone’ contains a host of possible meanings – distraught, fallen apart, unfinished, unaccomplished, ruined, destroyed – encompassing the uncanny nature of Nguyen Tran Nam’s most recent series of work.

The lacquer paintings mark a return to a medium from Nam’s formal training at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts (graduated 2003) after a lengthy stint producing a diverse body of multimedia work as one of Hanoi’s second-wave of contemporary artists, yet his aesthetic and subjects continue in the vein of his more experimental work.

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 17th to the early of 20th century) – the brilliant development stage of lacquering and gilding industry – including the unique and rare ones showed to the public for the first time.

The objects selected for display are quite rich and varied on designs with unique decorative patterns.

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

Hanoi-Exhibition “Gang of Five, Chancing Modern”

Exhibition: Oct 21 - Nov 19

Vietnam Film Studio, No. 4 Thuy Khue Street,

The Gang of Five, members Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh hold an esteemed position in the history of fine art in Vietnam’s post-Doi Moi (Reform) era. They emerged in the early 80’s as Vietnam was struggling to rebuild after decades of war. Five male artists bound by friendship and a passion to express themselves freely without constraint, with a hope for the future that in the past was inconceivable, they pursued their dreams and consequentially inspired others to follow.

Hanoi- Art Exhibition “Le Sourire de la Mutation”

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

Introducing a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis. The three artists, coming from three different countries – France, Belgium and Vietnam – explore the theme of the changes in urban space through different perspectives: visual, dance and installation art.

The scenery of Vietnam’s metropolitan cities is illustrated in Truong Minh Thy Nguyen’s mural. The sun jacket covered ladies on motorbikes become the muses for Emmanuelle Vincent’s dance piece. And objects dangle between fantasy and tradition in the installation artwork of Pierre Larauza.

This exhibition is part of the Dance Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2017.

Hanoi-Exhibition “West Lake” by Anna-Maria Ory

Dong Phong Art Gallery, 03 Ly Dao Thanh Street

The subject and technique of the pictures mix the elements of both Eastern and Western traditions, in an attempt to establish connections between two very different cultures which nevertheless have a lot in common.

HCMC-Exhibition “Spirit of Friendship'

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

A survey exhibition highlighting the role and contribution of artist friendships in furthering the development of experimental art practice in Vietnam, since 1975, featuring 22 artist-groups from across the country.

This exhibition seeks to highlight the role and contribution of artist friendships in furthering the development of experimental languages in Vietnam, since 1975. As an educational display, it gives recognition to how ‘friendship’ continues to further the testing and encouraging of ideas among artists, beyond what was officially understood, taught, or predominantly exhibited in Vietnam at that time, believing their art worthy of more than catering to ideological/formal and touristic (commercial) demand.

Tickets: VND 35,000 (adults) – VND 25,000 (students)

HCMC- Exhibition “Abandoned by Heaven” by Bui Thanh Tam

Craig Thomas Gallery, 27(i) Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

A solo exhibition of oil and Đông Hồ folk paintings on canvas by Hanoi-based artist Bùi Thanh Tâm.

At first glance, the paintings of Bùi Thanh Tâm’s “Abandoned by Heaven” collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. The doe-eyed figures in the paintings look to be in the midst of living happy and prosperous lives, but there is something amiss lying just underneath the surface of the paintings.

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