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Events in Hanoi & HCMC on August 27-September 2

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on August 27-September 2


Hanoi-Hanoi Dub Collective’s Jam Session

August 31, 8pm

Sidewalk Hanoi, 231 Au Co street, Tay Ho district

Featuring musicians from all walks of life – rappers, drummers, guitarists, keys players, singers, bassists, brass blowers, string fiddlers, electronic musicians… anything goes!

With a focus on bass driven music we invite artists, poets, MCs, dancers and audience members to come and share the space.

Free entry

Hanoi-Classical Music with Stéphane Tran Ngoc and Thai Linh

September 1, 8pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Violinist Stéphane Tran Ngoc together with pianist Tran Thai Linh will grace the stage of L’Espace with stirring duets with exceptional skills through music pieces written by Debussy, Ravel, Franck and Saint-Saëns.

Regular price: VND 210,000 – VND130,000 for L’Espace members – VND 100,000 for students

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

August 27 and 28, 6pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien 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

HCMC-Concert “Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo”

August 29, 8pm

HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

A concert featuring a famous guitar concerto, a strikingly original French mass, and a ground-breaking piece of French orchestral music.

The event will star French-Vietnamese guitar soloist and musician Nguyen Thanh Hang. She studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Dans de Paris (‘Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance’), and now teaches and performs in France and elsewhere.

The concert will be conducted by Claude Brendel, director of the Rouen Conservatory of Music.

Tickets: VND 650,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 200,000 – VND 80,000 VND (for students, limited offer)

HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, August 27, 28, 30 and 31

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

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

Price range: VND630,000 – VND1,470,000



Hanoi-Exhibition “Forever” by Bui Hoang Duong

Until Sep 2, 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm

VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam street,

Bui Hoang Duong, a young man of Muong ethnic group, who used to study landscape paintings in China and worked in Australia for years, returned home to for business, then was back with painting. 

In terms of art, he painted as he was entertaining and for his own satisfaction; his strokes went freely and transformative; creating shapes and colors intertwined and flicked. That made his paintings quite a bit haunting but fascinating.

Free Entry

Hanoi- Exhibition “Summer”

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 the theme of “Summer”, the exhibition will shape a unique experience for each visitor through the artist’s passion for lotus flowers.

Free entry

Hanoi-Exhibition “Fragments” by Hiraki Sawa

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

The Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts (VCCA) proudly presents “Fragments”, an exhibition showcasing surreal art pieces by one of the top artists in Japan, Hikari Sawa. Through this exhibition, the VCCA hopes to bring video art closer to the public.

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)



Hanoi – Cinema Space: “Cruel and Beautiful World” movie month

Until Sep 7, every Friday night at 7 or 7.30 pm

TPD, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hanoi

From TPD:

Cinema reflects life. Pain, sorrow, lost, anger, or joy, peace, beauty are all conveyed in a realistic manner. Cinema reflects real experiences, whether the experience is by choice or not. That is also the message behind.

In the next 1 month, TPD will introduce you to these very special movies, all with the theme of pain, of complicated relationships between people in a world that is cruel and beautiful at the same time.


Fri 31 Aug, 7 pm – DANCER IN THE DARK • Denmark • 2000
R | 140′ | Crime • Drama • Musical
Original language: English
Director: Lars Von Trier

Fri 07 Sep, 7 pm – BIUTIFUL • Mexico/Spain • 2010
R | 148′ | Drama • Romance
Original language: Spanish
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Language: Original languages with Vietnamese subtitles


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