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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 ... Read More »

Hoi An International Food Festival to feature 12 famous chefs

The third International Food Festival will be held from March 14-17 in the ancient city of Hoi An, Quang Nam province, with the participation of 12 famous chefs from around the world. At the second Hoi An International Food Festival (Credit: thanhnien.vn) The chefs are members of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) and come from numerous countries including ... Read More »

Female sculptor opens first solo exhibition

Female sculptor Le Thi Hien is holding her first solo exhibition, which will open from 5pm today at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum. Red Flowers, painted steel – a work by Le Thi Hien was displayed in the Czech Republic in 2012. The exhibition will showcase a selection from her numerous works created over her career. More than 10 ... Read More »

French drama on Vietnam’s LGBT community to be screened

A film on French playwright and director Marine Bachelot Nguyen’s Les Ombres Et Les Lèvres (Gays and Lesbians), a production on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Viet Nam, will be screened in HCM City on Tuesday’s night. A scene from Les Ombres Et Les Lèvres (Gays and Lesbiens), a play on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ... Read More »

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on March 5-11

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Song Slam “Connection – Kwal” Mar 10, 8 pm L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street Introducing result of the collaboration between French artist Kwal and pianist Todd Baker and violinist Hélène Lefebvre. Kwal, born Vincent Loiseau, started writing music since he was 15, and has been exploring different aspects of the creative process through his love for the ... Read More »

Heritage Space concert series presents experimental musicians

Heritage Space continues its monthly concert series Beyond Sound on Friday night, featuring the “hottest” generation of Vietnamese experimental musicians and international guests. Experimental: Austrian-Vietnamese duo Siedl Cao performs Zicla at Casa Mario, Montevideo, Uruguay. The duo will present their new work Parallel Asteroid at tomorrow night’s concert at Heritage Space. — Photo siedlcao.com At the first show of the ... Read More »

Second Bulgaria rose fest to open in Hanoi next week

A Bugarian rose festival – the second of its kind – will kick off next week in Hanoi’s Water Park near the West Lake, organisers have said. A variety of rose products including rose fragrances will be displayed at the ‘Bulgaria Rose Festival with Friends 2018’. — Photo lehoihoahong.com ‘Bulgaria Rose Festival with Friends 2018’ will be held from March ... Read More »

Japanese flower arrangements dazzle on display in Hanoi

Elegant ikebana flower arrangements, together with hundreds of multicoloured flowers from Japan, are on display at “The Beautiful Japanese” – a special event that aims to introduce to Hanoi’s people the fresh flowers from the Land of the Rising Sun. A piece by Japanese flower communicator Chiharu Suzuki on display in a workshop on the Japanese art of flower arrangement, ... Read More »

Ho Chi Minh City to kick off annual Ao Dai festival

An Ao Dai festival, the fifth of its kind, will take place in multiple locations across Ho Chi Minh City from March 3 to 25.  Scene at the press conference (Photo: baocongthuong.com) At a press conference to announce the event on February 28, Director of the municipal Tourism Department Bui Ta Hoang Vu, also head of the annual festival’s organising ... Read More »

Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter to perform in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Audience in Hanoi will have the opportunity to experience Swedish two-time Grammy winner Anne Sofie von Otter and her extraordinary voice in this one-night-only performance on March 2.  Having performed and being praised at the world’s biggest opera houses, such as the Royal Opera House, La Scala and Metropolitan, Anne Sofie von Otter is now doing her ... Read More »