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Saigon Players stage Shakespeare in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – The Saigon Players, an English-language theatre group, will stage the comedy Shakespeare in Saigon by Australian director Cernarth Fox from March 15-17. The Saigon Players, an English language theatre group, will stage the comedy Shakespeare in Saigon by Australian director Cernarth Fox from March 15-17. Photo from the group’s Facebook page Directed ... Read More »

International artists to perform at Italy-Vietnam concert

The Embassy of Italy in Vietnam and the IBLA Foundation will co-organise a concert on March 16 at the Hanoi Youth Theatre, as part of celebrations for the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Guitar duo Robert Guzik and Adam Woch (Poland) will perform at the concert celebrating the 45th anniversary of Italy-Vietnam diplomatic relations. Young, talented ... Read More »

Hanoi New Music Ensemble to play free concert at Goethe-Institut

Hanoi New Music Ensemble will play a free concert of their ‘Night Rain’ program at The Goethe-Institut Hanoi at 8pm on March 17, featuring contemporary pieces from Vietnam and around the world. The Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) was formed in 2015 by composer and electronic musician Vu Nhat Tan, violinist Pham Truong Son, and composer Tran Kim Ngoc.  American ... Read More »

Hoi An hosts third int’l food festival

The third Hoi An International Food Festival 2018 – “Taste the World” is taking place in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, from March 11-17. Tourists visit Hoi An city – Illustrative image (Source: The festival, organised by the Hoi An Culinary Events and the Hoi An People’s Committee, drew 12 renowned international chefs who bring ... Read More »

More on the HBSO program for 2018

The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) has certainly come up with a rich banquet of concerts, ballets and opera performances for the delectation of its Saigon audiences in the rest of 2018. The highlight may be a brand new opera production of Weber’s Der Freischutz (‘The Marksman’) on July 28 and 29. The German team of ... Read More »

Peruvian grape festival approaching

A festival showcasing Peruvian grapes will take place in Hanoi from March 13 to 20, organized by the Embassy of Peru to mark Vietnam permitting the importation of the country’s grapes after more than five years of negotiations. The opening of the festival will be attended by officials from the embassy and the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Industry ... Read More »

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on March 12-18

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Concert “Night Rain” Mar 17, 8pm  Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, The concert features the participation of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble. HCMC-Slam Night “The Links – Kwal” Mar 13, 8pm  IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, A show performed by the French trio consisting of singer Kwal, pianist Todd ... Read More »

Francophone Film Festival to be held in Vietnam

Vietnamese film lovers will have the chance to enjoy cinema works by the Francophone community at a film festival to be held in Vietnam from March 17 to April 1. Posters of the film themed ‘Ma vie de Courgette’ The Francophone Film Festival 2018, jointly organised by the International Francophone Organisation (OIF) and the embassies, delegations and francophone organisations in ... Read More »

French artists to perform in town on Int’l Francophone Day

The French Institute in HCM City will organize a one-night music concert on March 13 to mark International Francophone Day (March 20) in Vietnam, with French artists attending. French singer Vincent Loiseau, dubbed as Kwal, will perform at Idecaf in District 1, HCMC at 8 p.m. on March 13 – PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER French singer Vincent Loiseau, dubbed ... Read More »