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Hanoi-Traditional Music & Beatbox Concert “Nam Nhi”

Jun 30, 8pm

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

A traditional music and beatboxing concert, “Nam Nhi” (rough translation: Macho), with artist Ngo Hong Quang and beatboxer Trung Bao, accompanied by a string quintet.

The concert is a unique combination of the musical pieces written by Ngo Hong Quang for traditional instruments and some of the quan họ (a type of Vietnamese folk music) tracks from his latest album. Performing solo, as a duet and with a string quintet (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, and 1 contrabass), Ngo Hong Quang, in collaboration with the talented beatboxer Trung Bao, and the string quintet, will enthral the audience with a purely Vietnamese musical trance – familiar yet strange, old yet new, spanning from the mountainous northern region to the Red River Delta.

A-class: VND 600,000
B-class: VND 500,000

Price for members & students: VND 300,000

Hanoi-Live Performance “Bamboo Talk”

Jul 6, 8, 13, 14, 20, 22, 27, 28, 7 pm
Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District,

A significant symbol in both Vietnamese culture and daily life. It exists almost everywhere in Vietnam, though mainly in rural areas. The solid, straight and high bamboo trees represent the resilience, indomitability, and bravery of the Vietnamese people. Also, as the bamboo trees often grow in clusters with a strong vitality, it represents the solidarity of Vietnamese people as well as their diligence and loyalty to their homeland.

In preserving the beautiful culture, THE BAMBOO TALK is a journey imagined by the artists and dedicated to the audiences.

Featuring creative performance made of BAMBOO – the inspiration for all the shows.

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

– Please book your tickets 24 hours prior to the show
– The show is not for children under 8 years old

Hanoi-Rec Vietnam Road Tour 2018

Jun 22 -Jul 2
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


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-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, June 21, 22 and 23

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

‘Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture’ features a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music, within an hour-long performance.

The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000


Hanoi-Solo Exhibition “The Mien” by Le Minh Duc

VICAS ART STUDIO, 32 Hao Nam Street

Featuring 60 art works of artist Le Minh Duc.

30 portraits in the exhibition presenting the artist’s artistic view.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Summer” by Bui Trong Du

Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District
An exhibition by Bui Trong Du – the artist behind many impressive oil-on-canvas works of delicate simplicity with a strong identity of Vietnamese folk art.

With a theme of “Summer”, the exhibition will shape a unique experience for each visitor through the artist’s passion for lotus flowers.

Free entry

Hanoi- Sculpture Exhibition “Season of Flowers and Birds”

3rd floor, Savina building

No. 1, Dinh Le Street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition showcases two sculpture collections: “Mua Hoa” (Season of Flowers) by Tran An, and “Chim” (Birds) by Thai Nhat Minh.

Tran An’s “Season of Flowers” comprises of sculptures made of an unusual material – welded iron. Inspired by nature, the artist has used welding techniques to master the industrial medium, creating tree trunks, sprouts, and flower buds – full of life yet tough and strong.

“Birds” by Thai Nhat Minh borrows the images of mythical birds only seen in folklores, fairy tales and fables to represent the artist’s emotions, reminisce about the past and express his own take on the four-season cycle. Using papier-mâché (“chewed paper”), he has created strong and sturdy, yet natural, figures.

Free entry

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

June 2 – 30
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 3716 3397
Facebook: fb.co/manzihanoi
Opening hours: 8 am – 10.30 pm everyday

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 a minimal way of expression, 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 sceneries alongside a continuation of his intriguing experimentation with conceptual writings.

Inspired by landscapes or historical relics in the North of Vietnam like Tản Viên Mountain or Hoàn Kiếm Lake or Phủ Giày and by lingering memories and symbols associated with countryside folktales, like the betel nut, spinach fences, the shadow of a buffalo or a village hall, originating from the Red River Delta, Huy An’s conceptual texts work as a visual archive of his memories and histories that relate to the social and political context of Northern Vietnam.

The vague, hopeless yet unquestionably determined acts described with every single sentence manifests the artist’s nostalgia for the old days as well as a melancholic irony as a response to the fast change of the country.

Free Entry

Hanoi- Multisensory Exhibition “Tea Art”

Until July 9

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District

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

The project is the brainchild of Paris-based Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Thi Tuong Van, and 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.

The exhibition is an experience that will gently awaken our 5 senses and bring visitors to the world of Shan tea through different art forms.

Free entry

HCMC-Exhibition “9th Anniversary Show”

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

The ninth iteration of the annual gallery anniversary group exhibition of Vietnamese artists will open at the gallery on 29 June from 6-9pm.

Free admission

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 Pham Tran Viet Nam, curated by Tran Luong.

Inspired by the literature of the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du (1766-1820), the title of the exhibition reflects Nam’s frustration with an unjust world where humans are trapped in the cycle of life and death.


For adults: VND 35,000

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

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

HCMC-Exhibition “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness”

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

An exhibition of new works 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.



Hanoi-FILMstoryteller 22: “A Brighter Summer Day”

Jun 30, 6.30 – 10 pm
Heritage Space
1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza
6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi
Tel: 04 6254 3319 – Hotline: 090 282 6769
Email: heritagespacehanoi@gmail.com
Website: heritagespace.com
Facebook: fb.co/HeritageSpace
From Heritage Space:

“A Brighter Summer Day” sets in the early sixties in Taiwan, directed by Edward Yang, based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.

The movie will be shown in Chinese, with Vietnamese and English subtitles. A follow-up discussion will take place at the end of the screening.

Entrance fee: 30,000VND (for adults) and 20.000VND (for students). Free for members of Heritage Space Library. (Please bring your student card or member card).

One free drink and popcorn will be served.

Hanoi- Cinema Space: Mind-bending movie month

June 15- July 20, 7.30 pm every Friday

51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor)
Tel: 024 3936 6559
Email: khonggiandienanh@tpd.vn
Website: tpdmovie.com.vn

Introducing a number of these ‘mind-bending’ films on 7.30 pm every Friday.

FILM SCHEDULE: (expected)

Fri 15 Jun, 7.30 pm – BRAZIL • UK / US • 1985
R | 142′ | Drama • Sci-Fi
Original language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam

Fri 22 Jun, 7 pm – SOLARIS • Soviet Union • 1972
166′ | Drama • Mystery • Sci-Fi
Original language: Russian
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Fri 29 Jun, 7.30 pm – DONNIE DARKO • US • 2001
R | 113′ | Drama • Sci-Fi • Thriller
Original language: English
Director: Richard Kelly

Fri 06 Jul, 7.30 pm – MEMENTO • US • 2000
R | 113′ | Mystery • Thriller
Original language: English
Director: Christopher Nolan

Fri 13 Jul, 7 pm – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY • UK / US • 1968
149′ | Adventure • Sci-Fi
Original language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Fri 20 Jul, 7 pm – MULHOLLAND DRIVE • US • 2001
147′ | Drama • Mystery • Thriller
Original language: English
Director: David Lynch

Language: Original languages with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screenings is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD
• Requested donation (at the door): from 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

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