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Vietnamese, RoK outstanding films screened for free in HCM City

The Vietnam – Republic of Korea (RoK) Film Festival officially opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17, as part of the activities under the 2017 Ho Chi Minh City – Gyeongju World Cultural Festival. Park Huyn Jin, director of the film ‘Minh thich nhau di’ talks at the opening ceremony for the Vietnam ... Read More »

Weekend celebrations in HCM City

HCMC has a lot to offer, especially on weekends. Those still undecided over where to go this weekend should take a look at the following destinations. Children read books at a bookstore on Nguyen Van Binh book street in downtown HCMC. HCMC-based Nha Nam Media and Publishing House is organizing a book fair on the book street to mark Vietnam ... Read More »

French band Mezcal Jazz Unit to perform in Hanoi

French band Mezcal Jazz Unit will be in concert at Tuoi Tre (Youth) Theatre on 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi on November 25 as part of the European Music Festival. In the concert, spectators will have the chance to listen to contemporary jazz inspired by European, Asian, African, and American music.   Mezcal Jazz Unit will perform pieces of work ... Read More »

Events in Hanoi & HCM City from November 20 to 26

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events will take place in in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on November 20 – 26. HANOI PERFORMANCE European Music Festival 2017 8 pm, November 20 to 25 Youth Theatre 11 Ngo Thi Nham Str, Hanoi Vietnamese audience will once again have the opportunities to enjoy entertaining concerts by virtuoso artists from Austria, ... Read More »

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Saigon

There is just one week left until Thanksgiving Day, which is celebrated in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday of November. But some luxury hotels and restaurants in downtown HCMC are preparing special treats for guests on the holiday on November 23. Turkey is served at the Hotel Equatorial HCMC on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 EON51 Sky Dining: Bitexco Financial ... Read More »

Concertos or concerti, they’re still magnificent

Just as the word ‘classical’ means different things within and without the classical music community, so too ‘concertos’ (or concerti if you prefer the Italian spelling) means different things in different contexts.  Basically, they are pieces for orchestra (or just string orchestra) with one or more solo instrumentalists, though the word can also refer simply to a piece of music ... Read More »

European Music Festival 2017 returns to Hanoi & HCMC

Vietnamese music lovers will have a chance to enjoy a series of spellbinding and enchanting concerts in the European Music Festival 2017 that will take place at the Youth Theatre in Hanoi and at the Conservatory of Music in Ho Chi Minh City from November 17- December 2. Concerts featuring artists from Austria, Belgium (Wallonia- Brussels), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, ... Read More »

Events in Hanoi & HCMC from Nov. 13 to 19

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events will take place in in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. HANOI PERFORMANCE Music Night “Parallel Asteroid” 8 pm, November 17 Manzi Art Space 14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district Come to ‘Parallel Asteroid’ – an electro-acoustic composed improvisation for saxophone and synthesizer. ‘Parallel Asteroid’ connects experimental, acoustic and electronic ... Read More »

Japan centre hosts lectures on ninjas

Lectures and demonstrations about ninjas will be held by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam in collaboration with Japanese National University, Mie University on November 16 and 17. Two ninjas perform at the Iga Ninja Museum. Professors from Mie University, placed in Mie prefecture, known as the home of the Iga ninja, will hold lectures about ninja ... Read More »

'Beyond the Sound’ series begins

Heritage Space, in co-operation with The Hub for Experimental Music and Art DomDom, will begin a series of experimental music called ‘Beyond the Sound’ by a performance featuring drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie on Saturday. Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie will kick off the new series of experimental music ‘Beyond the Sound’ on Saturday night. — Photo courtesy of HS An Australian artist ... Read More »