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What's on July 23-29 (Daily updated)
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Hanoi- ‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

July 24, 25, 27, 28, 6pm

Vietnam Tuong Theatre, 51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district

A delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach.

Farming, the building activities, traditional games, and lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

Ticket prices: VND 630,000- VND 1,050,000

Hanoi- Limited Edition Tradition 4 – Live World Music

Jul 26, 8.30 pm
Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Street

World traditions. Story-telling through music. Indigenous instruments from Vietnam and abroad. This is Limited Edition Tradition, the newest event from The Hanoi Social Club – a monthly exploration of global sounds with guest musicians from Cao Bang, Pleiku, Morocco, Africa, The Middle East and more.

Each month brings a different flavour, a new eye-opening style of the communication of emotions connected to the history of people across the world. Expect to see instruments such as the guimbri, oud, ty ba, doumbrek, tam thập lục, a wide range of hand percussion and other esoterica.

Other regular musicians from around Vietnam and the globe playing songs that come from the Gnawa culture of northern Africa.

The line-up this month is:

Amine Canamine – guimbri, vocals
Hà Đình Huy – Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, world percussion
David Payne – electric guitar
Thái Hà Đàm – dan ty ba
Minh Dương – Hmong air instruments, vocals
Moshen Abdullah – African percussion
Tĩh Ro Châm – dan k’ni, dan ting ning, vocals

Tickets: VND100,000

Hanoi- Maestoso Chamber Music Concert Series No. 1 “Pastoral”

July 24, 8pm

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

The concert opens with the Piano Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello by the great composer Mozart.

A highlight of the Pastoral Concert will be the premiere of a Suite of folk songs written by Nguyen Thuy Loan for two pianos, performed to Vietnamese public for the first time.

The show ends with a masterpiece for a piano quintet (piano & a string quartet) by Antonin Dvorak with a Czech folk spirit.

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 600,000

Hanoi-Live Performance “Bamboo Talk”

July 27 and 28, 7pm

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

A whole evening of creative performances accompanied by music played on instruments made entirely of bamboo – the inspiration for every high-end show in Vietnam.

Ticket: VND700,000 (dinner and 1 drink included)

HCMC-Opera “Der Freischütz – Hunters Pride”

July 28 and 29, 8pm

HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

The production is a collaboration between the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) and the Goethe-Institut.

In the performance the dialogues are spoken in Vietnamese, while the music numbers are sung in German. This bilingualism allows a substantive understanding, no matter which of the two languages one speaks.

Localisation in the Vietnamese culture with Vietnamese singers creates a new perspective on the well-known opera for the audiences in Ho Chi Minh City.

Tickets: VND900,000 – VND750,000 – VND650,000 – VND 550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 200,000 – VND 80,000 (for students only)

HCMC-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

July 24, 25, 26, 6pm

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

Featuring 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-Photo Exhibition “The Eye of Istanbul” by Ara Güler

Opening: Jul 21, 9.30 am

Exhibition: Jul 21 – Aug 21

Leica Boutique Hanoi, 14 Ngo Quyen Street

A photo exhibition by Turkish photographer Ara Güler.

Istanbul, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, stands at the intersection of a multitude of cultures, religions and languages. At once modern and traditional, it’s a city that has fascinated and intrigued visitors for centuries. Ara Güler, born 1928 in Istanbul, is arguably Turkey’s most eminent photographer having captured the everyday life of the city’s inhabitants for over 60 years. His images of Istanbul similarly demonstrate his deep love of the city and its inhabitants. They don’t really document modernization, they capture what is disappearing in the city and in the Turkish society. In the images of the 50s and 60s, we can feel the deep nostalgia that Ara Güler has for those times.

Ara Güler’s work has been featured across international titles – Time, Life, Stern and Paris Match, to name a few. Despite years of being on the road and photographing famous luminaries, Güler’s heart remains rooted in Istanbul. He bears witness to its many changes, and continues to find inspiration photographing the city with his Leica camera.

A testament to the responsibility he carries as a photojournalist, Güler once said, “photography is not an art, it is more important than art”.

Ara Güler is the recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2016.

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Tropical”

VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

Works on display at the exhibition include 39 multi-colour paintings by five artists: Nguyen Thanh Hai, Pham Sinh, Tao Linh, Nguyen Manh Quynh, and Luu Vu Long.

Opening hours: 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm, Monday – Sunday

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Best of Environment and Culture”

Jul 6 – Aug 4, 9 am – 6 pm

nanoco gallery, 83 Lang street

An architecture exhibition with Takashi Niwa Architects to discuss the optimal combination of environment and culture in architecture. Takashi Niwa Architects will also share their experience doing architectural projects in Vietnam.

Event schedule:

06th July, 7 pm – Opening TALK 01 “The best of environment and culture” (English-Vietnamese)
20th July, 7 pm – Workshop TALK 02 “The diversity of sustainable designs” (English-Vietnamese)
04th August, 10 am – Closing TALK 03 “Hanoi – to be a more livable city via architectural designs” (English-Vietnamese)

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- Showcase “The Age after Divinity” by Nguyen Manh Hung

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh district

Depicting activities and events of daily life in an absurd world, this series of oil and water colour paintings by Hanoi-born surrealist, Nguyen Manh Hung, presents immersive environments with droll juxtapositions that cleverly allude to cultural realities, social conflicts, the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility in Vietnam today.

Focusing on the visual relationships of disjointed elements and unusual scales, with “The Age after Divinity”, Hung has conveyed his wry sense of humour and boldly brought audiences to a world in which everything is made bare through his biting irony.

HCMC- Exhibition “King” by Pham Thanh Toan

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

Featuring of a bold batch of primarily over-sized canvases with several of the works themselves being quadriptychs and pentaptychs. The effect of such large paintings, often done in luxuriantly thick layers of imported oils, is immediate and visceral.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 12 to 5 pm; and by appointment

HCMC- Exhibition “ELLIPSIS”

Toong Minh Khai, 126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str, District 3

Introducing works by four artists: Danny Bach, Minh Pham, Dat Vu and Cietisoo Nguyen, to connect and share our personal approaches to photography and image-making with the creative community.

Free entrance

HCMC- Exhibition “Gang of Five Chancing Modern”

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

Curated by Le thuan Uyen, the exhibition surveys over three decades of artistic practices, by five of the most important figures in the art scene of North Vietnam: Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh.

Featuring nearly forty paintings and numerous original historical materials (including reviews and interviews, archival images, exhibition guest books, two short film documentaries, and a timeline tracking the conception, development, and reunion of the Gang of Five, this is one of the few retrospective exhibitions staged in Vietnam that thoroughly documents the lives and preoccupations of local artists (and/or artist groups) of the 20th century.


For adults: VND 35,000

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

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

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