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Hanoi- A Night of Music and Contemporary Dance “Summer Symphony”
June 5 and 6, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, No.1, Trang Tien Street

An evening of music and contemporary dance

Tiket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 600,000

Hanoi- Live Performance “Bamboo Talk”

June 8 and 10, 7 pm,

Sidewalk Hanoi, Phu sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District

Clusters of bamboo are popularly known as the emblem of Vietnam’s rural areas, together with banyan trees, rice paddies, and village ponds. These symbols always recall a peaceful, rustic village in the minds of Vietnamese wherever they may be.

 A whole evening of creative performances utilising BAMBOO – the inspiration for all the high-end shows.

Ticket: VND 700,000 (dinner and 01 drink included)

Hanoi-Ca Tru Shows by Kim Duc Ca Quan

June 9, 7pm

Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District

Ca Tru Show – Kim Duc Ca Quan at Phu Sa Lab.

Entry Fee: VND 500,000 (include dinner and drink)

Hanoi- Concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends”

June 9, 8pm

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

A concert by the talented flutist Le Thu Huong and friends, featuring a multi-dimensional music space with different genres of French music, from movie soundtracks to blues/jazz and contemporary pieces. Another highlight of the event will be the Vietnamese premiere of “Suite for flute and jazz trio” by French musician Claude Bolling.

Le Thu Huong’s exquisite flute skills and singer Giang Trang’s voice will be accompanied by talented musicians and a jazz trio from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. The concert promises to bring a new and unique music experience to audiences.


A-tier ticket: VND 500,000
B-tier ticket: VND 300,000
Member price: VND 200,000

Student price: VND 100,000

Rec Vietnam Road Tour 2018

Depart: Sat 26 May 2018, 8 pm
Sidewalk Hanoi
231 Au Co, Hanoi

Tour 1: 27 May – 03 Jun 2018
Tour 2: 06 – 16 Jun 2018
Tour 3: 22 Jun – 02 Jul 2018
Various places from North to Central Vietnam

From the organizer:

– Over 20 different artists and bands
– Over 25 live shows from North to Central Vietnam
– 1 month of travelling live music

The La Belle et la Bête’s – Bloodshed – Bongwakers – Điếu Ục – Empty Spaces – GAI – Hanoi Dub Collective – HUB – Kaarnaak – LinhHafornow – Loopernatural – Mi Nombre Es Dolores – MNED – Mukang Fields – MXM – Project 420 – Rebel Monk – Sirens of Ha Long – The Tây Trâus – Tomes – WINDRUNNER – Zamina


Tour 1:

Sat 26 May – Hanoi – Sidewalk Hanoi – Bar / Kitchen / Events
Sun 27 May – Thanh Hoa – Relax coffee

Mon 28 May – Ha Tinh – MỘC
Tue 29 May – Dong Hoi – Hải Đăng Resort
Wed 30 May – Hue – 054 CAFE’
Thu 31 May – Dong Ha – Pub Railway

Fri 01 Jun – Da Nang – On The Radio Bar
Fri 01 Jun – Da Nang – Waterfront Danang Restaurant and Bar
Fri 01 Jun – Da Nang – The 1920’s Lounge
Sat 02 Jun – Hoi An – Soul Kitchen Live Music
Sun 03 Jun – Hoi An – Soul Beach / Hồn Biển

Tour 2:

Tue 05 Jun – Da Nang – The 1920’s Lounge
Wed 06 Jun – Da Nang – On The Radio Bar
Wed 06 Jun – Da Nang – The 1920’s Lounge

Sat 09 Jun – Hue – 054 CAFE’
Sun 10 Jun – Ha Tinh – MỘC

Mon 11 Jun – Thanh Hoa – Relax coffee
Tue 12 Jun – Nam Dinh – Fanxipan Studio
Wed 13 Jun – Nam Dinh – Fanxipan Studio

Fri 15 Jun – Hanoi – Sidewalk Hanoi – Bar / Kitchen / Events
Sat 16 Jun – Hanoi – Dao Anh Khanh Treehouse

Tour 3:

Fri 22 Jun – Hanoi – Sidewalk Hanoi – Bar / Kitchen / Events
Sat 23 Jun – Hai Phong – TBC
Sun 24 Jun – Quang Ninh – 3MC MUSIC CAFE

Tue 26 Jun – Yen Bai – LaVieVuLinh
Wed 27 Jun – Yen Bai – LaVieVuLinh
Thu 28 Jun – Tuyen Quang – Green Vietnam JSC

Fri 29 Jun – Sapa – TBC
Mon 02 Jul – Hanoi – HUB Café
For more information, contact Rec Room at rec.room.hanoi@gmail.com.

This program is supported by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) of Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam.

HCMC-Opera Performance “The Magic Flute”

June 9 and 10, 8pm

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” wasn’t his final operatic work, but it was his last important one. “La Clemenza di Tito” was actually his last, but it has never attained great popularity. “The Magic Flute”, by contrast, is one of the world’s most frequently performed operas.

Ticket: VND 900,000 – VND 750,000 – VND 650,000 – VND 550,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 150,000 (for students, limited offer)


Hanoi-Exhibition “Perfect Reality” by Luu Tuyen

June 5 – 11

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

A solo exhibition “Perfect Reality” by artist Luu Tuyen.

Featuring 30 artworks using mixed media on canvas and two sculptures, spanning five years of working and mastering the use of epoxy resin in art.

Epoxy is an organic compound with a plastic composite base and a special composition that makes the material far more water- and heat-resistant than many other media. Due to the low shrinkage and excellent adhesion, epoxy resin, when mixed with various active ingredients, can form adhesives with many superior properties and at the same time create durable, yet beautiful, surfaces. Epoxy is widely used in construction and shipbuilding, where it is used to coat underwater surfaces.

To master this material in art is a major challenge for any artist. After a chance encounter with the use of epoxy resin as a glaze on the surface of oil paintings, both as a clear protective layer and a top coat that creates a different visual effect to the finished artwork, Luu Tuyen learned to apply epoxy not only to the surfaces of paintings but also to create forms in sculptures.

Free entrance

Hanoi- Exhibition “Calculus Exercise #6/5” by Nguyen Huy An

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich

A solo exhibition by Nguyen Huy An, one of the most important contemporary artists in Vietnam today.

Known for his quiet, powerful paintings, installations and performance pieces, Huy An’s practice tends towards minimalist expressions, using dark materials sourced from everyday life with an association to memories and personal experiences.

In this exhibition, Huy An shows small, simple, serene and poetic paintings on Dó paper, portraying iconic rural scenes alongside a continuation of his intriguing experimentation with conceptual writings.

Free entry

Hanoi-Multisensory Exhibition “Trà ART”

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

A multi-sensory exhibition on Shan tea, wild tea trees which are hundreds years old, grown by ethnic minorities in Ha Giang.

The Paris-based Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Thi Tuong Van, who raised the idea and created the Trà Art project, brings together 5 excellent artists from 5 different fields to collaborate and give the audience an unprecedented experience: Nguyen Quynh Phuong – animator, Marcus Bowler – 3D artist, the late Gérald Gorridge – painter, Tran Thu Hang – sculptor, Ngo Hong Quang – artist/musician.

Trà ART is an experience that will gently awaken our 5 senses and bring us to the world of Shan tea through different art forms. Audiences will also have the chance to witness a unique performance by dance artist Mai Anh with a musical accompaniment written by Ngo Hong Quang, while enjoying premium Shan tea at the opening at 6 pm on 01 Jun.

Free entry

Hanoi- Exhibition “Evolution: Torres Strait Masks”

Trong Dong Building, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Street

Torres Strait is a network of islands located between Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. The people of this area maintain vibrant artistic, spiritual, and cultural traditions.

The making and wearing of beautifully decorated masks is one of the region’s most distinctive traditions. While rooted in ancient protocols and spirituality, today masks and mask making are celebrated as expressions of artistic and cultural revival.

HCMC-Exhibition “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness”

Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao ward, District 1

An exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung. Curated by Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, this is Truong’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade.

The exhibition invites viewers to enter Truong Cong Tung’s multidimensional reality through three main axes in the gallery space: vertically – with the ruptures in urban planning and propagated doctrine; horizontally – with mystical human-altered landscapes in agrarian territories; and diagonally – with a mirage of blazing images extracted from the virtual domain.


HCMC-Exhibition “Oration for Ten Types of Sentient Beings”

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

A solo exhibition by artist Phạm Tran Vietnam, curated by Tran Luong.


For adults: VND 35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)



Hanoi-Classic black-and-white movie month: The Third Man (1949)

June 8, 7.30 pm

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Tel: 024 3936 6559

In the final week of Classic black-and-white movie month, TPD will organize the screening of The Third Man (1949) by director Carol Reed.

Film notes:

104′ | Film-Noir • Mystery • Thriller

The Third Man is directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene. It stars Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The film takes place in post-World War II Vienna. It centres on Holly Martins, an American who is given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime, but when Holly arrives in Vienna he gets the news that Lime is dead. Martins then meets with Lime’s acquaintances in an attempt to investigate what he considers a suspicious death.

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at 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.

The 9th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival

June 8 – 17
Hanoi: National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (DSF), 465 Hoang Hoa Tham Street

HCMC: Hoa Sen University, 8 Nguyen Van Trang Street

Introducing outstanding productions from 11 countries (France, Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium), Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, UK and Israel) and 15 from Vietnam.

Among the Vietnamese selections are some of the winners of the Golden Lotus, the Golden Kite and the Environmental films award. Others were produced by DSF, People’s Army studio, Vietnam Television, Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, TPD and other independent filmmakers. Several of the international entries have won awards in München, Nyon, California, Praha, Melbourne… 

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