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What's on July 22-28 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | July 22, 2019 08:04 AM

Hanoi-Red Eyed Rabbit Album Release Party

Jul 27, 9 pm,

Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho,

A music party marking the release of Red Eyed Rabbit’s new album. Programme:

9:30 – ShiBui – New punk band in town with some old friends

10:15 – RED EYED RABBIT – Playing the album in full. Psychedelic-Punk Rock

11:15 – Monoheart – Alternative-rock powerhouse of the Hanoi scene and a band close to our hearts.

Tickets: VND50,000 at door

Hanoi- ‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

July 23, 24, 26, 27, 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, building activities, traditional games, and the lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated through ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

Ticket prices: VND700,000- VND1,050,000

HCMC-The Mist by Lune Production

July 22, 23, 24, 28, 6pm

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

The Mist tells the story of Southern Vietnamese farming life, expressed through neo-classic and contemporary dance performed by skilled artists.

Using rice cultivation as a metaphor to appreciate the farmers’ dedication, from the misty dawn in the fields and the hardship and will power to rise up from the humble muddy soil and brace storms, until the moment they arrive joyously like shining pearls at harvest.

The Mist is an hour of emotions, with a myriad of ups and downs, painted by sensational live music, splendid visuals, and colorful lighting effects.

Ticket prices: VND630,000 - VND1,050,000 - VND1,470,000



Hanoi-Lacquer Exhibition “Vóc & Dáng”

Opening: Jul 24, 5 pm
Exhibition:Jul 24 – Aug 11, 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm
VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District,

An exhibition by Bui Quang Thang and Nguyen Vinh Thinh.

The two painters participating in this exhibition both paint on ‘VOC’, the wooden canvas used in traditional Vietnamese lacquer, and the word can be literally translated as ‘posture’. Bui Quang Thang, an experienced painter, specializes in carved lacquer while Nguyen Vinh Thinh, a young artist, chooses lacquer.

Free entry

Hanoi-The Lacquer Story: Dialogue “Cua Vong”

Cuci Art Studio, 2nd floor, 25 Hang Bun street, Ba Dinh district

Showcasing lacquer artworks inspired by cua vong, the decorative door frames at places of worship, by eight contemporary artists including Nguyen Truong Linh, Nguyen Hong Phuong and Cong Quoc Thang.

Widely known – especially in the north – cua vong is a special decorative object found in sacred worship spaces. It is a door frame divided into three parts. The right and left parts are attached to a pair of columns, close to the pair of phrases or text on the horizontal lacquered panel above.

12 paintings and two installations on display illuminate the historic aesthetic of lacquer through time by creating a dialogue between the medium of lacquer and cua vong

Hanoi-Exhibition “Plastic Planet”

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1 - R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan District

Six giant artworks on display bring to the community the message of mindful use of plastic and limiting the negative effect it has to the environment.

Participating artists have meticulously and elaborately built 6 installations, sculptures, and interaction works named: Ocean; Field; Tornado; Shelter; Secret box; Family. The works are made from used plastic products such as straws, nylon, water bottles, household appliances.

All create a world of colourful plastic art, but also a prompt and much needed reminder of the real world where plastic is ubiquitous: in nature, in daily life, in and on our bodies, in life of all creatures including humans.

HCMC-Exhibition “am sang” by Nguyen Huy An

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

Am sang, a phrase invented by the artist, communicates a sensation of light, shadows, and reflections. While sang is translated as ‘light’, am refers to yin (the female principle in nature) and suggests the spiritual world.

In “am sang”, Huy An finds inspiration in the rich folk and religious traditions of Northern Vietnam – scavenging relics, curiosities and memories from temple sites, theatres and distinguished actors.

HCMC-Exhibition “Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)”

VinGallery, 6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2,

Yohei Yama returns to Vin Gallery with his second solo project with the gallery, four years after “The Power of Semiosis” (2015). Yama derives his works from nature, spinning the waves of the cosmos and webbing together the rhythm of natural forces. His oeuvre is distinguishable by its repetition and layering of lines, colours, patterns and more often than not creating optical effects that swell and vibrate.

“Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)” envisions the universe and it’s life-cycles where the future becomes the present and the present becomes the past.



The Mid-Autumn Festival, known in Vietnam as Tet Trung Thu, is one of the country’s biggest national holidays, signifying the end of the harvest season. It is a particularly special time for Vietnamese children, who can be seen parading the streets, while singing and carrying colorful lanterns. Meanwhile, families get together to feast, pray and admire the full moon.

The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the East Asian lunar calendar, which falls on Sept. 13 on the Gregorian calendar this year.

Some collections of mooncake for the 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival:

Metropole Hanoi unveils distinctive mooncake flavors

A collection of handmade, preservative-free mooncakes, presented in beautiful decorative boxes.

The mooncakes feature a variety of unique flavors, ranging from classic favorites to modern reinventions. The seven flavors available this year include Traditional Mix; Caramel and Dried Fig; Lotus Seeds and Young Rice; Pistachio and Chocolate; Green Bean, Dried Apricot and Salted Egg Yolk; Black Sesame and Coconut; and Chocolate Delight.

Available between Aug. 1 and Sept. 13, with a special discount of 10% for purchases from Aug. 1-18.

The Metropole is also offering an exclusive Mooncake Cooking Class for guests who would like to learn the fine art of making these delicacies for themselves. The hotel’s experienced pastry chefs lead the course, offering their secrets to creating perfect mooncakes. The Mooncake Cooking Class will be held on Aug. 10 from 8am until 12pm.

For reservations, contact L’Epicerie du Metropole via 024 39335224 or email h1555-fb3@sofitel.com.


Offering a wide range of boxes including 4 small cake boxes, 4 large cake boxes, 8 small cake boxes, 6 large cake boxes and VIP boxes with tea, wines or special golden gifts.

This year, our mooncakes showcase six fillings: Lotus Paste with Yolk, Jambon Paste with Yolk, Green Bean & Chia Seed with Yolk, Melon with Yolk, Chestnut with Yolk and Chocolate with Cream Cheese.

Exclusive offers:
• 01 complimentary mooncake box for every 10 boxes ordered by 12 August 2019
• Great savings on purchases of 50 boxes and more
• Complimentary delivery within 5km from Hotel for a minimum purchase of 20 boxes
• Personalized hot foil company logo printed complimentarily or at a good price
Mooncakes are available for purchase at our hotel lobby from 10 July 2019 to 13 September 2019 with prices ranging from VND 598,000 (VAT excluded).
For more information, contact our hotline 090 177 8318 or visit our website: www.pacificmooncake.com.

Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Hotel & Residences introduces the Mooncake Collection 2019

With the design inspired by shimmering moonlight on a starry autumn night and a wide range of both traditional and creative fillings.

The box design harmonizes between elegance and novelty and the one-of-a-kind matte material creates a soft and characteristic feel.

This year, the mooncake flavor boasts a wide range from traditional fillings such as Vietnamese mixed paste, lotus seed and best sellers like young rice, green tea to a brand new, creative stuffing as raspberry and durian.

The 2019 collection offers 5 different choices of box category with the smallest option is a box of 2 and the most premium one is a box of 4 with a bottle of wine, priced at VND 399,000 and VND 1,399,000 respectively.

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