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Screening of “Man on Wire”

Wed 30 Jan 2013, 8 pm
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi

Come to the next session of Cinexin Hanoi this week with the screening of “Man on Wire”.

On August 7, 1974, a 24-year-old French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit committed one of the most astonishing performance stunts of the late 20th century: he strung a thin cable in between the two towers of the World Trade Center and not only walked across, from one building to another, but did a nerve-wracking series of knee-bends and acrobatic movements on the cable, some 1,350 feet above the ground, before turning himself in. This occurred to the consternation and chagrin of Port Authority policemen, who immediately arrested Petit for the act — prompting many to dub Petit’s stunt “the artistic crime of the century.” James Marsh’s documentary Man on Wire revisits and recounts this chain of events some 34 years after they occurred.

Electronic Music and Percussion

Thu 31 Jan 2013, 9 pm
73a Mai Hac De Str, Hanoi

Experimental Music Night continues to push the envelope, this time introducing Vietnamese percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa.

Educated at the musical conservatories in Singapore and Hanoi, Hoa can keep a beat. He’s proven it by being lead percussion player for the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, founding the percussion quartet Go Group and on tour in the US. A versitile performer, Hoa is equally adept at group percussion improvisations, solo shows or live collaborations with electronic musicians and DJs. He’ll be keeping time to Vu Nhat Tan’s sonic explorations. Utilising the full breadth of sound capable of coming out of electronic toys, no two Vu Nhat Tan sets are ever quite the same.

Tickets 50 000 VND (Free before 8pm)

Architect Night “The end of 2012″

Thu 31 Jan 2013, 7.30 pm
Luc Thuy Lounge
16 Le Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Architect Night (A9 Hanoi Architects Club) has been organized since 2007 as a networking club for architects, real estate investors and material trading businesses. A9 has become a familiar meeting point for architects as a practical and professional learning environment for information and knowledge exchanging.

– Part 1: “Architect of the Year 2012″ Award
– Part 2: Meet with renowned landscape architect from Havard University, Herbert Dreiseitl.

Screening of “Charlotte Sometimes”

Wed 30 Jan 2013, 8 pm
12 Truong Han Sieu, Hanoi

Series on Asian and Asian American films for 2013 continues with Eric Byler’s Charlotte Sometimes. A sexy, smart movie. An intense look at what drives relationships: suspense, surprises, sexual tension, unspoken jealousy and sharp repartees.  Ensemble casting that really works. A breakthrough movie for Asian Asian American film-making.

Free entrance.

Discussion on Director Michael Haneke
Sun 27 Jan 2013, 2 pm
Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi

You are invited to the discussion on the Austrian director Michael Haneke. We will also screen the film titled Amour  which has received the Golden Palm Award in 2012 and 2 nominations for the best foreign language film and the best film of Oscar 2013 and many well-known awards in other film festival.


– 2 pm: Introduction about director Michael Haneke
– 2:15 pm: Screening of Amour
– 4 pm: Discussion on the film

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles.

Film director Phan Dang Di will lead the discussion in Vietnamese.

Free entrance and this is a non-profit event.

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema.

Australia Day

Sat 26 Jan 2013, 8 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

We may not have the sunshine, but Hanoi’s certainly got the golden spirit to make up for it…

Give those flip-flops a dusting down and come over to sandy shores this Saturday night to celebrate Australia Day at Hanoi’s hottest free-entry Aussie: featuring live music, visuals, BBQ, beer, sports and flowing activities throughout the night.

★ Hanoi’s number one tribute band to the legendary Australian 70s hard rockers AC/DC will headline the night… the aptly named AC/EC!

★ Campfire with yummy corn on the cob marsh mellows

★ BBQ and beer specials all evening

★ Australian visuals

★ Tripple J’s hottest 100

★ Special shrine to our favourite Hanoi-based Australian musicians!

★ Prizes for anybody who rocks up in surfer gear!

All that and more for free! Let’s make this one beach of a ball. 8PM start

Free entry.

Exhibition Workshop “Art under the Roof” – The Unpublished Works

Artwork of Sambuugin Mashbat
Opening: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 6 pm
Exhibition: 31 Jan – 18 Feb 2013
Viet Art Centre
42 Yết Kiêu, Hà Nội

The International Workshop “Art under the Roof” was held at the Muong’s Cultural Museum in Hòa Bình province from 16th to 26th of October 2012. At this museum, in exhibitional display, are half of the artist’s work at Hanoi University of Culture since 16th October. We have exhibited a half of the artist’s work which had been done in the first 6 days in the workshop at Hanoi University of Culture since October 26th. One part is now being stored at the Muong’s Cultural Museum and the other part was taken home by the artist which no one can see. Each artist participating in the workshop, on average, composed two works, some did more painting than other arts sections, and the others who did pottery or sculpture could have a lot or very little, just only one art work.

Therefore, this exhibition aims to introduce the public in Hanoi the unpublished artworks on the occasion of Vietnamese traditional New Year (Tet Holiday) and to support the artistic senses that we have learned about Workshop “Art under the Roof” at Hanoi University of Culture last October.
Nguyen Vu Quyen

Artwork of Nguyen Vu Quyen

Viet Art Centre is located directly adjacent to the Vietnam University of Fine Arts.

HanoiTweetUp Networking Event Jan 2013

Wed 30 Jan 2013, 6 pm
Pots ‘n Pans
57 Bui Thi Xuan, Hai Ba Trung

We are very happy to announce another HanoiTweetUp networking event – the very first one in 2013! The event is sponsored by Grapevine and hosted by Pots ‘n Pans, and will feature a short talk about social media / Twitter by Steve Jackson, a marketing specialist and popular blogger better known as “Our Man in Hanoi”.

Looking back, the first ever HanoiTweetUp happened in May 2011, and brought together more than 30 Twitter users as well as non-Twitter users from 10 different nationalities. We discussed a variety of topics ranging from technology, social media, blogging and photography to food, arts and music. And it was also the first time the Twitterers had the chance to meet their virtual “friends”. Different from Facebook, where you connect with people you already know in real life, Twitter is a platform where you can follow people you don’t know yet and interact with them even before you actually meet them.

HanoiGrapevine joined Twitter in April 2009 and we have built up a strong presence in the Twitter community across the country with more than 2,222 followers. And together with this HanoiTweetUp event we hope to welcome more people to sign up for Twitter to discover this very useful and powerful social tool.

You can also read an opinion piece by Grapevine’s mistress of social media on her blog: “All you bloggers should go to Twitter!”

Free entry. Complimentary snacks and ‘buy 1 get 1 free’ drinks from 5 to 7 pm.

Attention Artists: Call for Designers

Design opportunity for designers in Hanoi
New Deadline: 09 Feb 2013

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HCMC – Sound Concert “Soundscape”

Sat 26 Jan 2013, 6 – 9.30 pm
The quarter 288 (“Cư xá 288”), Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Str, D.3, HCMC

“Soundscape”, a pocket concert by three artists Blu Simon Wasem (Brazil), Sheba (SEBASTIEN SZCZYRK) (France), and Unii (Japan)

A spectacle is an image that is captured by our eyes. It could be natural, social or human. How a spectacle to be received is not only the matter of itself, but it depends verymuch on our behavior/feeling/ when we receive it.

A sound is a sensory phenomenon listining which we could receive information that is able to evoke feeling and that can re-create forgotten memories.

The concert will have three parts:

a- from 6:00-7:00pm – Blu Simon Wasem will perform his work whose title is: Mu Dança (dance for changes, in modulation ‘Mu’)”

b- from 7:00-8:00pm: Seba (SEBASTIEN SZCZYRK) and Unii will perform their collaboration work: “Line++;”

c- from 8:00-9:00 pm- conversation with artists

HCMC – Open Studio and Artist Talk

Open Studio session 2
Sat 26 Jan 2013
Open Studio 1/Session Two: 2 – 4 pm
Sàn Art Laboratory
Myanmar: Tran Minh Duc and Tung Mai: 4 – 6 pm
Sàn Art
3 Mê Linh, District Bình Thạnh, HCMC    

You are invited to the artist studios of Tran Xuan Anh, Nguyen Huu Tram Kha and Ngo Dinh Bao Chau.

These three ladies have a lot of research to do! Sometimes artists can spend too much time inside their own heads – so come and see how their work is slowly progressing!

In 2012, Myanmar was the focus of much tourist, economic and social attention across the world. Ho Chi Minh City artists Tran Minh Duc and Tung Mai were invited to participate in two unique events in the capital of Yangoon – ‘Beyond Pressure’ organized by local artist Moe Satt and ‘South East Asian Development Art Exchange Program’ organized by local artist Aye Ko. Duc and Tung will share their performances and visual artwork, experience and reflections of Myanmar in what is one of the fastest growing nations in South East Asia.

For more information, please contact Sàn

Hue – Paintings Exhibition “Happy New Year”

Painting exhibition Happy new year
Opening: Sat 26 Jan, 4.30 pm
Exhibition: 26 Jan – 16 Feb 2013
New Space Arts Foundation, Hue
2nd Floor, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue City

Come to the painting exhibition “Happy New Year” of 13 Young Artists living in Hue: Tran Ngoc Bay, Nguyen Van Duy, Lai Thanh Dung, Nguyen Thi Lan, Truong The Linh, Ton That Minh Nhat, Vu Duy Tam, Tran Chi Thanh, Nguyen Pham Dinh Tuan, Nguyen Thanh Trung, Nguyen Dinh Hoang Viet, Nguyen Hoang Viet, Nguyen Dinh Viet.

Brazilian Food Festival towards Operation Smile Vietnam

Sat 26 Jan 2013
Au Lac Do Brazil
6A Cao Ba Quat Str, Hanoi

Brazilian Food Festival will be organized in Hanoi on Jan 26th 2013 and a percentage of their income will be donated to Operation Smile towards provision of free life changing surgeries to children born with facial deformities.

Open for lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm
Dinner from 6.30pm to 10pm
After dinner party from 10pm till midnight

Lunch ticket price: 800,000 VND
Dinner ticket price: 1,200,000 VND

For ticket sale and reservation hotline: 0909 478 698, email:

Jazz Concert with Bojan-Z

Tue 26 Feb 2013, 8 pm
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Welcome to jazz night of Bojan-Z. Experienced on many big stages, Bojan Z is one of the prominent jazz artists in Europe these days.

During the past ten years, Bojan-Z has not released any solo piano album. Finally, in early 2012, he was back with a new album titled Soul Shelter, it demonstrates not only his virtuosity in solo performances, but particularly emphasizes the unique characteristic of his music – which allows him to become a remarkable jazz musicians in Europe these days.


Ticket price: 120 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 60 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

World Music Sundays This Week

Sun 27 Jan 2013, 12 pm
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi

Welcome to World Music Sundays at The Hanoi Bicycle Collective with the performance of:

Stephanie (ukulele and vocals)
Christophe (ukulele and vocals)
Thu (vocals)
Dana (ukulele and vocals)
Evan (guitar and vocals)

Ticket price: 100 000 VND.

Michelle Stewart’s Last Vietnam Performance

Sat 26 Jan 2013, 8 pm
The Hanoi Social Club
6 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Folk-Americana raconteur and Vietnam troubadour Michelle Stewart has just finished making her album “Sands of Time”. This album was written in the mountains of Thailand and opens a window to Asian-inspired moods and vistas overlayed onto contemporary folk and roots.

Her parting gift to the people of Hanoi will be to unlock her heart and release this album to the world.

Michelle has been warming our hearts in Hanoi for more than 2 years, playing sold-out shows all over the city. The vibrations coming from her guitar are mature, confident, infectious. Her lyrics are positive and inspired by nature, coming together and the soul.

We’re proud to be taking Michelle from the top of the metaphorical musical shelf, uncorking the mature blend of lyrical swirls and foot-tapping guitar flavours. You’ll be able to sample this rare blend in Hanoi only one more time.

The applause at her gigs are always long and loud. One more time. Come and see her. Take a memory of Hanoi home with you that will last forever.

For more information, visit her website. Listen here.

Tickets: 100,000 VND @ the door

Tet Festival at Bookworm

Sun 27 Jan 2013
44 Châu Long, Hà Nội Now open every day 9am – 7pm

You are invited to a special program to celebrate Tet at Hanoi Cooking Centre and Bookworm.

LIVE: 1pm-4pm

FAMOUS CALIGRAPHER for your personal new year message

BANH CHUNG (TET CAKE) moulding by village expert

TO HE (traditional sticky rice toys) sculpting by artisan

ASTROLOGICAL ANIMALS printed while you wait by master print maker

VIETNAMESE MUSIC TRIO playing traditional string instruments (2pm-4pm)


DZUNG’s XE DAP (series 2) handmade, miniature Tet bikes (artist present)

ASTROLOGICAL ANIMALS: raku fired clay figures by ethnic Cham

PAPER SNAKES from Saigon

ROAST LAMB LUNCHES @ the Hanoi Cooking Centre

15% DISCOUNT on ALL Bookworm Books


Information: ……091 256 1800

Bass Streets: The Bristol Connection

Fri 25 Jan 2013, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City

Bass Streets blew up in 2012. Now the very first Bass Streets of 2013 will take it to the next level on Fri 25th Jan.

Freear (Slamboree, UK), DJ Jounce (Room Trip, LA), Blip Blop (S.M.P), Gigimix, Dirty Fingrz, Lethal Lizzle + live visuals ZiLO.


Award-winning producer/DJ Chamber’s banging breaks set smashed up the dance floor on our bday Bass Streets ‘Aftershock’. Now, HRC is delighted to be making further in roads with the crushing talent spawned by one of the world’s leading underground music cities, Bristol, with headlining act FREEAR.

Mike Freear has a musician’s dream job: producer, synthesist and guitarist for 10-piece pyro circus rave massive, Slamboree. The band fuses bass-driven beats with live orchestra, guitars, percussion, loops, visuals, brass, accordian, pyrotechnics and circus, whipping out original and live sounds of breakbeat, dubstep, drum bass, dub, techno and electro fused with folk flavours… all original and all live. Behind the decks, Mike FREEAR spins crunching, bass driven beats bouncing around glitch, electroswing, breaks, dubstep, drum bass, dub, techno and electro, throwing in those those trademark balkan, folk and ‘gypsy’ spices.

Freear’s recent, impressive tour circuit includes a whole host of the world’s major music events including Glastonbury, Burning Man Festival, Boomtown Fair and Shambala. That gives you an idea of the quality and calibre of performer you can expect. This is electronic entertainment at its very best to light up the dirty, winter skies of BASS STREETS. Check out FREEAR’s cracking array of tunes on his soundcloud here.

and the sheer circus insanity of his band Slamboree here.


Our other special guest joining FREEAR plus Hanoi’s home champs BLIP BLOP, DIRTY FINGRZ and LETHAL on the night is DJ JOUNCE of LA independent record label, Room Trip. Straight out of the heart of Los Angeles, California – DJ Jounce is making some serious noise in the Electronic Dance Music scene. As a songwriter, musician and producer, Jounce is consistently creating original and respectable music for his growing legion of fans worldwide.

Jounce recorded and released his debut CD “Temporal Ascent” in 2011 to critical acclaim. In 2011, Jounce DJ’d at the Official Paley Center Grammy Party in Beverly Hills. In 2012, he was the headlining DJ for a 54th Grammy Awards After-Party at Ecco in Hollywood, and has also recently been featured by Calvin Klein in its worldwide marketing campaign for the launch of CK’s new Brand X clothing. Back on the worldwide tour circuit, Jounce is ready to let rip with his core-cutting electro and prog house sound for the Hanoi beat heads.

Free entry.

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

A Night at the Opera – Rossini’s Cenerentola

Fri 25 Jan 2013, 7.30 pm
Hanoi Cinematheque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

Come to the screening of a classic production of Giaochino Rossini’s La Cenerentola. The opera is essentially the Cinderella story, but with a few minor modifications that Rossini deemed were necessary for the opera to flow smoothly. These are minor changes that are overlooked in the wonderful music that captures the emotions and excitement of the story and its many layered messages.

The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles.

For those with membership at the Cinematheque, make a reservation as usual. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild, send an email to Entry by donation, suggested: VND 50,000

Electronic Music Night with Hien Violino

Thu 24 Jan 2013, 9 pm
73 a Mai Hac De

Experimental Music Night is back and ready to start a new year with fresh Vietnamese sounds and new Hanoian artists.

Making their ATK debut this month is Trinh Minh Hien. Often known as Hien Violino, the electric violinist has a CV to intimidate other musicians that includes being an integral part of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, playing in Japan and America and performing at Tri Minh’s Hanoi Sound Stuff music festival. Hien has been playing violin since she was six and hasn’t limited herself to just classical. She’s been writing her own material since the age of 20, and taken in the genres of pop, jazz, flamenco and country as well as improvised, electric and experimental.
As always, joining Hien Violino will be Vu Nhat Tan with an arsenal of electronic sounds at his disposal. The multi-talented musician is equally adept whether playing classical, improvised, noise, electronic or dance and has an internationally recognised reputation.

Tickets: VND 50,000 (Free before 8pm; all door money is for the artists)

Creative Drinks in January

Tue 22 Jan 2013, 6 – 9 pm
20A Duong Ven Ho, Tay Ho, Hanoi

You are invited to a networking event with a difference. It’s an open event where designers, social entrepreneurs, architects, filmmakers, visual artists, environmentalists, musicians, photographers, dancers, magicians, marketers and more can share ideas and opportunities.

This month’s event features the opening of the exhibition ‘Azulejos By Bel Et Rebelle’ by French/Vietnamese artist Kim Ono.

Performance of Singer Thu Duong

Sun 20 Jan 2013, 12 pm
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi

Sometimes it happens, life granted you with a hidden pearl. Vietnam is a country full of great voices, but Thu Duong is different. Better to come to listen her, is one of this concerts that you’ll regret to have missed.

Ticket price: 80 000 VND.

The First International Black Metal Act in Vietnam

Sat 19 Jan 2013, 7.30 pm
Vinh Hung Resort
315A Vinh Hung, Hoang Mai, Hanoi
Sport Hall of Youth Park
46 Thanh Nhan Str., Hai Ba Trung Dis., Hanoi

Supporting bands: CHÔNG (Vietnam), ROT (Vietnam)
Special guests: DEI TETRA (Thailand), DRACONIS INFERNUM (Singapore)
Head-liner: NARGAROTH (Germany)

Tickets: VND 200,000

Book tickets by calling 1 of 3 following phone numbers:
0978 146 385 (address: Le Trong Tan, Thanh Xuan)
0168 964 9286 (Thai Thinh, Dong Da)
0123 781 5588 (Ma May, Hoan Kiem)

Screening of “The Blood Curse”

Sat 19 Jan 2013, 2 pm
Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD)
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi
Tel: 04 39366559
Fax: 04 39366582

You are invited to the screening of The Blood Curse. After the screening, a discussion with director Bui Thac Chuyen will be held.

– 2 pm: Film screening
– 3:35 pm: Discussion with director Bui Thac Chuyen

Synopsis: the film is about a haunted adventure of 3 students from University of Medicine when they accidentally discover a curse which uses human blood in a wooden box together with dry twigs. The box is hidden in the messy bookshelf at Professor Hoan Sinh’s house. It is actually a type of mystical cure from the Sang La tribe.

Free entrance.

Screening of “A Sunday in Hell”

Wed 23 Jan 2013, 8 pm
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi

This at once empathetic, mythological approach to cycle racing (with a shift towards a simpler narration) is the same as that of Stars and Watercarriers, but for A Sunday in Hell Jørgen Leth had more than 20 camera units and a helicopter at his disposal.

The film follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish paves or cobbled roads of the north “which are no longer used for civilised traffic but only for transporting cattle – and for cycle races”. We are there from the dawn preparations and rituals on the outskirts of Paris and through the rigours of the race with special focus on a number of prominent cyclists to the final outcome on the Roubaix cycle track – followed by the filthy riders taking their showers. There is also an eye for life among the spectators and the media event as such. The chronology is maintained as a basic principle; for this reason the large number of cameramen had to film their watches before each shot. The film alternates among different kinds of shot with a view to establishing the most suitable view of the narrative: shots from motorcycles, which are able to convey the motion of the race and provide close ups of the riders in the style of television cycle race reporting; fixed cameras stationed at strategically important points along the route, where viewers can watch riders passing in real time and thus gain a clear overview of the distance between the leaders and the main field: and the Olympian eye of the helicopter shots. Gunner Møller Pedersen’s music and a very lively sound picture serve the drama and members of the chorus of the Royal Danish Opera use the words “Paris – Roubaix – L’enfer du nord” to add a patina of the sublime. The images of the riders crossing the misshapen cobble sin enormous clouds of dust deserves emphasis as one of the most powerful images ever captured from the world of cycling.

Screening 4 Films by Geoff Levitus and Kristine McCarroll

Thu 24 Jan 2013, 7.30 pm
12 Truong Han Sieu, Hanoi

Geoff Levitus and Kristine McCaroll have been making films around the world. As painters and filmmakers, they both look at varied themes, from colonial appropriation of cultures, to empty homes, and the search for self.  These four short films are presented as they leave Hanoi where they have been working, visiting and spending long creative periods over the past years.

Free entrance.

Spring Shorts Auditions

Thu 24 Jan 2013, 7 – 10 pm
Chez Xuan

Hanoi International Theater Society (HITS) is having open auditions for their spring show – SPRING SHORTS! Join a cast to put on a series of one acts, all to be performed in one night in APRIL!

Auditions will be a fun, low-key affair, no stress!
NO preparation necessary, and that goes for previous experience as well. Starred on Broadway? Great. Just got off the coach to come check us out? Great. Don’t even want to be in the show but you DO want to work backstage, design costumes or do make-up – AWESOME. Come check us out and sign up to join the spring fun!

Show scripts will be presented at auditions, however, final script selections will be based on what actors are available etc.

We will, however, be there late so come even if it’s later!

Email for more information.


Tue 22 Jan 2013, 5 pm
Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

Hanoi DOCLAB manzi art space proudly presents a talk by Sunjung Kim, Hans De Wolf và Joëlle Tuerlinckx. Sunjung Kim is a Seoul-based curator and Professor at the Korea National University of Arts who has played a pivotal role in linking Korean contemporary art and the international art world.

From 1993 to 2004, she was the Chief Curator at Artsonje Center, Seoul. In 2005, she was the commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. Also in 2005 she founded SAMUSO: Space for Contemporary Art, a curatorial office based in Seoul. Through SAMUSO Kim established Platform Seoul, an annual art festival. She co-curated “Your Bright Future,” an exhibition of 12 contemporary artists from Korea presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Arts (2009–10). Kim has also curated solo exhibitions for artists such as In-Hwan Oh, Martin Creed, Beom Kim and Haegue Yang at Artsonje Center. Kim was the Artistic Director of the 6th Seoul International Media Art Biennale – Media City Seoul 2010. Kim is currently a Co-Artistic Director of ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2012).

Hans De Wolf studied history of art and archaeology at the VUB and afterwards at the department of history of art of the Columbia University of New York. Since 2004, he teaches history of art and aesthetics at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He is the curator of WANDERLUST: A Never Ending Journey to the Other Side of the Hill, an exhibition project developed in Belgium and realized in close collaboration with Samuso in Seoul. It is focused on five major Belgian visual artist, among whom some of the most infuential classical figures in Western art history of the 20th century such as Marcel Broodthaers or Panamarenko.

Joëlle Tuerlinckx was born in Brussels in 1958, where she still lives. Her work has been presented internationally, including, to cite the most recent, at the Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2009), MAMCO, Geneva (2007), The Drawing Center, New York (2006), The Power Plant, Toronto (2005), Ausstellungshalle Münster (2005), The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2003), South London Gallery (2002), Documenta 11, Kassel (2002), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2001), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (1999) and Witte de With, Rotterdam (1994). She is represented by the Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna and the Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne/Berlin.

Please register with us at before noon, Tue Jan 21 if you would like to participate.

* Events at manzi art space all are supported by our media partner – Hanoi Grapevine at

Slamboree’s Mike Freear and Isan Dancehall

Slamboree’s Mike Freear: Fri 25 Jan 2013, 8.30 pm
Isan Dancehall: Sat 26 Jan 2013, 8 pm
73a Mai Hac De Str, Hanoi

Come to the music night with roaming DJ, producer and founder of the incredible Slamboree collective, Mike Freear on Friday and on Saturday DJ Maft Sai promises to take you on a journey through tough basslines, heavy percussion and music designed to move any crowd from around the globe.


Slamboree’s Mike Freear: Free entry
Isan Dancehall: 100 000 VND, free before 8pm

Music Night Vol 11 and Kika Night

Thu 24 Jan 2013, 9 – 9.30 pm
Fri 25 Jan 2013, 8 – 11 pm
Kanade Cafe
118 Nguyen Khanh Toan, Hanoi

Come to the live music night vol 11 on Thursday with Japanese and Vietnamese songs, and Kika Night when you can request songs to be played and DJ music at the Japanese-owned cafe.

Free entry.

Cycling event to benefit wildlife conservation

People who want to show their passion for wild animals and nature are invited to join the “Ride for the Bears” cycling event on January 26.

Hosted by ActionBear Hanoi in-collaboration with the Animals Asia Foundation, the day-long journey aims to raise awareness, especially among young people, of wildlife conservation and environmental protection.

The 124km trip will run from Nghia Do Park in Cau Giay District to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Vinh Phuc Province’s Tam Dao National Park.

The event will also consist of other activities, including visiting the bears and discussions with Animals Asia representatives.

Registration fees cost VND500,000/rider, VND250,000/student and VND100,00/person by car. Kids under 12 are free of charge.

All proceeds will be donated to support the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

To register, email

Bookworm to host early Tet Festival on January 27

The Bookworm in conjunction with the Hanoi Cooking Centre will hold its annual Tet Festival on Sunday.

During the event that opens at 1pm, visitors can learn how to make banh chung (square sticky rice cake) through demonstrations by local villagers, or enjoy to he (rice dough figurines) sculpted by artisans. Local calligraphers will also draw new year messages for visitors while a music trio will perform traditional stringed instruments.

Visitors will get special offer of 15 per cent discount on all Bookworm books and free hot mulled wine. The Hanoi Cooking Centre will also offer roast lamb lunches.

For more info, email or dial 0912561800.

The event will take place at 44 Chau Long Street.

Talk to offer tips for enjoying ‘spa at home’

Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) – a non-formal group of foreigners living in Ha Noi who work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage – will host a talk about traditional medicine on Saturday.

Focusing on the theme “spa at home”, the talk will introduce traditional skin care herbs and their uses.

The talk will start at 3pm at Cafe Trang, No 7, Building E, Van Phuc Street. To register, contact Tra My at Attendance fees are VND150,000 per head.

Performance to raise funds for orphanage

The American International School will host a charity performance and art exhibition titled One-Act Play Festival at the Ben Thanh Theatre on January 24.

The performance will feature five one-act plays – a mix of dramas and comedies, music, and dance performed by the school’s students. Artworks created by students from art classes and clubs will be displayed at the entrance. Food and drinks will also be on sale.

Proceeds from food and drink sales and part of ticket sales will be donated to the Ngai Giao Orphanage in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province.

The event will start at 7pm at 6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1. Tickets costing VND150,000-100,000 will be sold at the school’s three campuses in Districts 1, 10, and Binh Thanh.

Flea market to put in Tet appearance

The monthly Saigon Flea Market will open especially for Tet (Lunar New Year) in District 2 on January 27.

Many Tet products like hampers, flowers and plants, and calligraphy will be sold, as will home decoration items, clothes, and accessories.

There will be traditional games for kids, live music, a lucky draw, and food and drinks.

The event will take place from 10am to 5.30pm at The Vista, An Phu, 628C Ha Noi Highway.

IDECAF serves up popular French play

Cuisine et Dependances (Kitchen and Dependencies), a well-known French play from the early 1990s by Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri, will be staged at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) on January 28 and 29.

The play is about Jacques and Martine, a wealthy couple, hosting a dinner party for an old friend, Charlotte, who they have not seen for 10 years, and her famous TV personality husband.

The Le Petit-Theatre Troupe, formed by French expatriates living in HCM City, will perform the play.

It will begin at 7.30 pm at 24 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1. Tickets costing VND250,000 are available at The Refinery Restaurant, 74 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, and the Felling Tropic shop, 53 Thao Dien Ward, District 2.

Electric music concert in District 2 on Jan. 26

An electronic music show will be held at Mc’Sorley’s bar and restaurant in District 2 on January 26.

All You Need is Music will feature live performances by the White Boize Band, Time Keeper, and Banana Project, and they will be joined by DJs Dan Lo, Bond, and Dastardly.

Tickets to the performance starting at 6pm at 4 Thao Dien Ward, District 2, cost VND100,000.

Music Night with Mali and DJ Edge

Sat 19 Jan 2013, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

A night of infectious West African grooves fused with traditional Vietnamese music will erupt into a funked out, floor shaking dance set from pioneering Filipino DJ Edge to make for a truly unique, magical musical journey across borders on SAT 19TH JAN.

Mali raised composer, percussionist and performer Musbaba has become a popular face in Hanoi during his time as a resident in the capital, adding real value to the local music scene as a guest and solo artist. Though up until now, Vietnam based audiences have yet to have a chance to experience Musbaba’s talents in full rhythmic force. For the first time, two members of Musbaba’s band from back home have joined him for a month long tour, bringing their original compositions and fun live energy to the HRC stage whilst incorporating local instruments such as the dan tranh.

The excellent live performance will be followed by the classy, feel good electronic blends of DJ EDGE: the man behind some of Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest dance parties, dOSe.

Tickets: 100 00o VND at door.

Echo Park Film Center Rambling Road Show

Fri 18 Jan 2013, 8 pm
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi

You are cordially invited to a night of cinema, music, bingo, prizes and hopefully a little bit of magic! Please join Lisa Marr (Canada) and Paolo Davanzo (Italy) as they present a night of language neutral short films and play their unique brand of “hobo rock” to silent Super 8 films that they have shot while traveling the world over the past 10 years together.

Lisa and Paolo are in Hanoi for 4 weeks making a film with Vietnamese filmmakers at the wonderful local media center DOCLAB. When not traveling the world they run a non-profit media arts space in Los Angeles, California or are drifting and following the wind in their itinerant cinema. We hope you can join us for this free event as we take you on a journey of cinematic joy and wonder.

HCMC – Art Talk “PØST – A Subversive Project”

Sat 19 Jan 2013, 5.30 pm
Galerie Quynh
65 De Tham Street, District 1, HCMC

You are invited to a talk by artist/ curator Habib Kheradyar Zamani: ‘PØST – a subversive project’. In this lecture HK Zamani will discuss why he considers PØST a subversive project; its history and development will be combined with visuals to explain his intended use of the word ‘subversive.

The talk will be conducted in English with a Vietnamese translation.

Clothes Swap chance to refresh the wardrobe

If you are looking to add some new items to your wardrobe or want to exchange your summer clothes for some warmer thermals, join the Clothes Swap on Sunday,at the Exchange Cafe.

All you need to do is to bring your old clothes – or even those of your family or friends – and swap them. (Just make sure you get permission from the clothes’ owners first!)

The exchange will take place inside the cafe, located at 2B Trang Tien Alley (opposite the Opera House), from 2-5pm. Finger food and hot beverages will be served for VND50,000 per fashionista.

More details about the event can be found at

Hosted walk to discover Ba Dinh Square

Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) – an informal group of foreigners living in Ha Noi who work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage – will host a city walk on January 24.

Focused on the Ba Dinh Square area, the tour will start at the historical square to have a look at the Presidential Palace before continuing to the gardens at the back to see late President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. From the pagoda, visitors will walk to Dien Bien Phu Street to see Ha Noi’s famous French villas.

The two-hour Japanese-speaking tour will start at 9.30pm. To register, contact Miho Furudoi at The fee to attend is VND70,000.

Music night to feature accomplished violinist

The first Experimental Music Night at CAMA ATK, a new event that aims to give a voice to emerging Hanoian musical artists, will feature Trinh Minh Hien – better known as Hien Violino.

Since she started playing violin at the age of 6, Hien hasn’t limited herself to a classical repertoire. Pop, jazz, flamenco and country have influenced her style, which is often improvised, electric and experimental.

A member of the Viet Nam National Symphony Orchestra, Hien has performed in Japan and America as well as at the Ha Noi Soundstuff Music Festival.

The Experimental Music Night will take place on January 24 from 9-11.30pm at CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street. Entrance is free before 8pm, after which tickets cost VND50,000.

Thai DJ to spin Thai, Lao tunes at restaurant

Thai DJ and producer Maft Sai will present Thai funk, or luk thung, and traditional Lao music, or molam, at La Fenetre Soleil restaurant and bar in HCM City on January 25.

According to Maft Sai, the owner of the Bangkok-based Zudrangma record label, luk thung is music that speaks to the daily hardships of everyday people.

HCM City-based DJs Hibiya Line and Superkids will also participate in the show.

The event will start at 9pm at 44 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1. The entrance fee is VND100,000 – VNS

Bar to host electronic music, visual arts show

Yoko Bar will host A Year from Wednesday, a performance of visual arts and electronic music on January 23.

The show will feature Tokyo-based sound artist and singer unii. It will be supported with live art and video performances by Un escargot vide (An empty snail) with artist Sebastian Szczyrk of France.

Antiprism and Micmac from France will present electronic and techno music, coupled with visuals.

The performance will open at 9 pm at 22A Nguyen Thi Dieu Street in District 1. Entrance is free.

Brazilian food, samba dancers to be featured

A full-day Brazilian food festival Festa Do Brazil will bring culinary delights, music and dancing to HCM City on January 19.

The festival will offer lunch and dinner buffets with Brazilian-style churrasco. The night will feature performances of samba dancers from the Luna Negra Band and Hot Chicks Band. A lucky draw will also be included.

The festival will be held at Au Lac do Brazil restaurant at 238 Pasteur Street in District 1. The event will take place in Ha Noi on January 26.

Tickets are VND800,000 net/person for lunch and VND1,200,000 net/person for dinner. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile Viet Nam.

Street festival to be held at Cultural House

Pro Street Festival, an outdoor activity for the city’s youth, will be held at the HCM City Youth Cultural House on January 26.

The event will include skating, graffiti, basketball, hip-hop, funny games and a flea market. Rock Singer Pham Anh Khoa and bands Winfield and Parasite will perform in the evening.

The festival begins at 9 am at 4 Pham Ngoc Thach St in District 1. Tickets are VND50,000 ($2.5) and are available at 122 3 Thang 2 St in District 10.

Meet with the Belgian Writer Nicolas Ancion

Sun 20 Jan 2013, 6.30 pm
Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

You are invited to meet the Belgian writer Nicolas Ancion who is currently visiting Hanoi. Writer DiLi and literature critic Pham Xuan Thach will also be present.

Readers will have a chance to learn more about the writer and his books, especially the book that brought to him Rossel Prize, titled “The Men Who’s Worth 35 Millions Dollars”. You will also learn more about the evolution of French literature in Belgium through specific genres for young readers and comic books.

For more information and registration to the meeting, email:;

Project “The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony”

Sat 19 Jan 2013, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội

The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony is a cinematic exploration of the dynamic urban environment of Vietnam’s capital. Please join us for the world premiere of this new film made in partnership with Hanoi DocLab and the Echo Park Film Center (EPFC), a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles.

For the past month, 18 local filmmakers worked together to document the rhythm and movement of daily life in Hanoi from their unique perspectives. Dividing the day into its two-dozen hours, participants shot locations they felt best represented the city at each particular time of day and night with each hour becoming one minute in the final film. The result is a spectacular 24-minute journey through Hanoi as it has never before been experienced.

The Sound We See A Hanoi City Symphony 1

Shot on black and white Super 8 motion picture film and hand-processed by the filmmakers on-site at DocLab, The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony is a truly do-it-yourself production that references the classic cinema of Walter Ruttman’s 1927 masterpiece Berlin: Symphony Of A Great City while exploring new approaches to collaborative creative process and celebrating the energy and possibility of 21st century Hanoi.

The screening will be accompanied by a live score composed specifically for the film by local musicians Luong Hue Trinh, Tri Minh and friends.

The project was made possible by Hanoi Doclab, EPFC, and Goethe Institut Hanoi. Free event; everyone welcome.

Workshop on Takoyaki

Sun 27 Jan 2013
Session 1: 10 – 11.30 am
Session 2: 1 – 2.30 pm
Session 3: 3 – 4.30 pm
Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung
Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam shares the delight of introducing the great street snack from Japan, Takoyaki through a lecture workshop in Hanoi on Sunday 27 January 2013, organized by the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.

Takoyaki is a very popular Japanese fast food snack which is made from grilled balls of a wheat flour-based batter with a small piece of octopus inside. Originally from Osaka, Takoyaki is one of the “must” items at special events and festivals all over the Japan to be offered for visitors.

You might fancy that “octopus balls” do not sound delicious but the taste is so yummy that many foreigners have been attracted and became fan of Takoyaki once they have experienced.

Takoyaki 1

It requests us to use a special Takoyaki pan but it is not difficult to master the art of cooking, once you practice well.

In this event, Japanese and Vietnamese specialists from the long-established Japanese restaurant “Kyy” (based in Hanoi) will deliver a lecture to introduce “What is Takoyaki?”, comparing with some popular Vietnamese foods such as Banh Xeo and Pho, followed by a workshop on how to make Takoyaki bringing the special Takoyaki pans from their restaurant. In the end, the participants will enjoy the taste of self-made Takoyakis.

The lecture and workshop will be conducted in Vietnamese three times on Sunday 27 January; Session 1 from 10:00 – 11:30, Session 2 from 13:00 – 14:30 and Session 3 from 15:00 – 16:30. The venue is the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi).

Free admission but pre-registration is required. For your registration, please call us at 04-3944-7419 (ext.135) or send an e-mail to informing us which session you would like to participate in with your full name, sex, occupation and a mobile number. The opening hours for registration are from 09:30 – 12:00 / 14:00 -17:30 on weekdays.

We do hope more Takoyaki lovers will be born after this event!

Spring Concert

Sat 26 Jan 2013, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the concert performed by Song Hong Band at L’Espace with works by Schubert and Schostakovich. The band has been performing for 3 years. All members of the band are trained in both Vietnam Academy of Music and abroad. They have also performed in many concerts within Vietnam and oversea.

Phạm Trường Sơn : violon
Phan Thị Tố Trinh : violon
Hồ Việt Khoa : alto
Đào Tuyết Trinh : violoncelle
Phạm Quỳnh Trang : piano

1. F.Schubert: String Quartet No.12 in C minor
2. D.Schostakovich: Piano Quintet op.57 in G minor

Ticket price: 120 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 60 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace from 26 Dec 2012.

See their performance in the link below:

Screening of “The Artist”

Fri 25 Jan 2013, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening “Artist” (France 2011, 100 minutues)  of director Michel Hazanavicius. The film has received 5 Oscar Awards and 6 Cesar Awards in 2012 for the best film in two categories. For more information, see below.

Film synopsis: Hollywood in 1927, George Valentin is a star of the silent film. The appearance of film with sound makes him sink into oblivion. Peppy Miller is a young dance who gets promoted to a film star. The film tells a story about the fateful encounter and how fame, pride and money became obstacles in their love story.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles


Ticket price: 20.000 VNĐ

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 10.000 VNĐ

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Piano Recital of Dr. Anna Kijanowska

Wed 23 Jan 2013, 8 pm
Youth Theater
11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hanoi has the pleasure to invite you to the piano recital performed by Dr. Anna Kijanowska, with works by Jan Ignacy Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski, Frederic Chopin and Grazyna Bacewicz.

Kijanowska, whose recordings include “The Complete Mazurkas by Szymanowski,” has performed in North and South America, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and Australia. Hailed by The New York Times as “An excellent young Polish pianist,” she has established herself internationally as a recitalist; chamber musician and concerto soloist. She’s appeared at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center, as well as in venues such as the Amazon basin in Brazil and the Himalayas in Nepal.

Ms. Kijanowska began her musical education in Bielsko-Biała, Poland and she attended the Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, under the tutelage of Prof. Józef Stompel. After receiving her Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Music Academy in Wrocław, she was awarded a scholarship to study with Dr. Madeleine Forte (pupil of Alfred Cortot, Rosina Lhevinne and Wilhelm Kempff) at Boise State University in the United States. She holds a Doctorate and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with Byron Janis (pupil of Vladimir Horowitz and Rosina Lhevinne), Mykola Suk (pupil of Lev Vlasenko), Sara Davis Buechner (pupil of Rudolf Firkušný and Mieczysław Munz) and Marc Silverman.

Ms. Kijanowska is currently a faculty member at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She is a former faculty member of the University of Richmond in Virginia, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, The Castleman Quartet Program, the Levine School of Music, and the Washington International Piano Festival in Washington D.C.

Free tickets are available from 17/01/2013 at:

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hanoi
3 Chua Mot Cot, Hanoi
Tel: 04-38452027

Goethe- Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi


Sun 20 Jan 2013, 7 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Hanoi

The Onion Cellar proudly presents the first ever Kangding Ray concert in Vietnam.

Kangding Ray / Sebastien Gesell / Josh Kopecek / BlipBlop / Dirty Fingrz / Tungdo

A very special evening that will take the audience straight to the meeting point of club culture and avant-garde, featuring an international world-class artist and Hanoi-based well-known musicians and DJs. Through Kangding Ray, Hanoi audience will be introduced to some of the most ground-breaking contemporary electronic sounds that are as innovative as danceable, and currently being much loved and appreciated in cultural hospitals of the world (the likes of Berlin, London, Paris, New York).

Influenced by his surroundings (Berlin – famous for its vibrant and adventurous arts scene) and a wide variety of other musical palettes from rock, pop to jazz, Kangding Ray’s music is uniquely situated at the crossroads of digitality and sensitivity. His compositions demonstrate a combination of melodies and machine sounds, integrating guitar loops, massive bass lines, residual noise, acoustic instruments, field recordings and digital anomalies, blending techno grooves with dark textures. Slowly evolving, his live performances are known for intense moments of musical experimentations, completed by intricate sampling of voices and different instrument layers.

Together with his friends from the legendary German label Raster-noton (home to the likes of Alva Noto, Ryoji Ikeda, Byetone, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and others), Kangding Ray has been extensively performing everywhere, from dance clubs to the most prestigious festivals dedicated to alternative arts and culture (London Alphaville, Berlin CTM etc). The Hanoi date on January 20 is part of his 2013 Asia tour covering Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam).

Read more about him here.

Details about supporting artists to be updated.

Please join the facebook event page for further updates about this event.

Ticket price: 150 000 VND
SPECIAL OFFER: limited early bird tickets available now for only 100 000 VND, until 6 January.

To get these tickets, fill in this form and we’ll get back to you regarding payment and ticket collection.

Exhibition and Book Launch “The Lonely Langur”

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Book launch: Fri 18 Jan 2013, 6 pm
Exhibition: 18 Jan – 06 Feb 2013
Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

Author and artist Suzi Garner has collaborated with the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project and her book, ‘The Lonely Langur’, will be launched at Manzi on Friday at 6pm.

The images in the book are photographed from 3 dimensional diaromas constructed by Suzi. These delightful artworks will be exhibited at Manzi and are for sale

Representatives of the Langur Project will be at the launch to highlight the plight of these endangered animals.

Suzi’s first book, ‘A Death In Hanoi’, a short story told in pictures, garnered excellent reviews for its artwork and is a book and art collector’s joy. Her new book is just as rewarding.

Both books are surprisingly inexpensive and profits from ‘The Lonely Langur’ are directed to the Project that is attempting to conserve these endangered animals.

Screening of “Le Gamin au Vélo”

Fri 18 Jan 2013, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the screening of “The Boy and the Bicycle” of director Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at L’Espace. The film has received a big award in Cannes Film Festival in 2011.

For more information, see below:

Film’s synopsis: Cyril is nearly 12 years old and has only 1 thought: find her father – who has sent him to the orphanage. He meets Samantha who is the owner of a barber shop and agrees to take him home for the weekend. However, Cyril could not find comfort in Samantha which is what he need to relief his anger

Ticket price: 20 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 10 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

HCMC – Exhibition “One Planet”

Opening: Thu 17 Jan, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 17 Jan – 28 Feb 2013
Galerie Quynh
65 Đề Thám
District 1, HCMC
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM; closed Sundays and Mondays

Come to the exhibition One Planet – an exhibition featuring new work by Nguyen Manh Hung –one of Vietnam’s most important young artists. One Planet is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City. A multi-disciplinary artist widely known for his paintings depicting military fighter jet aircraft, Nguyen will present new sculptural installations in this major exhibition that expands on his previous two dimensional work.

Drawing from his own personal history growing up in a cramped Soviet style apartment block in Hanoi, Nguyen reflects on the idea of community, the conflicts that exist within and without constructed societies, and the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility. How is a community defined? Is the traditional idea of community just hollow rhetoric or an ideal that can evolve and adapt to modern day Vietnam? Nguyen confronts these issues with his trademark irony and humor highlighting the oftentimes absurdity of human behavior and endeavor.

Born in Hanoi in 1976, Nguyen Manh Hung has exhibited in a number of regional and international exhibitions including the Goethe-Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam; ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea; ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany; Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway; ZKM Center for Art and Media; Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA. Nguyen’s diorama Living in Paradise is currently being featured in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.

A Night of Concert and Ballet
Thu 17 Jan 2013, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

Come to A Night of Concert and Ballet with director People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong, conductor Vu Duc Duong and artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.


Part I
Richard Wagner Die Meister Singer Von Nurnberg Vorspiel
Franz Schubert Symphonie H Moll
Part II Ballet
1. Duo Valse No. 7 – an extract from the ballet Chopiniana
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Mikhail Fokine
Dancers: Chúc Quỳnh – Văn Nam
2.Duo Romeo Juliet
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: John Cranko
Dancers: Diễm Quỳnh – Hàn Giang
3.Duo Nutcracker
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Alexander Gorsky
Dancers: Thu Huệ – Văn Nguyên
4.extracts from the ballet Scheherazade
Music: Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Dancers: Thúy Hoàn – Phương Thảo – Linh Ngân
Diễm Quỳnh – Hàn Giang
5.the ballet “Heart of Silk”
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography: Pontus Lindberg
Perform: Dancers of Vietnam National Opera Ballet (VNOB)

Ticket prices: 150000, 250000, 350000, 500000VND. All Tickets available at Hanoi Opera House – 1 Trang Tien or can book over
For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996, 35651806, 66617859.    

Mali + Vietnam in Concert

Thu 17 Jan 2013, 8 pm
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi

Musbaba, Malian musician based in Hanoi, will be performing his compositions from West Africa, with the collaboration of 2 Malian musicians of his band visiting Hanoi for one month, and also with Dung a vietnamese talented musician.

THBC is the venue where Musbaba played for first time in Hanoi, and it is also the place that provide him delicious Spanish omelette sandwiches. No doubts, him and his friends will give the best of them at THBC stage!

Tickets: 100 000 VND

Social Enterprise/ NGO Networking Night

Wed 16 Jan 2013, 7 pm
Pots ‘n Pans
57 Bui Thi Xuan, Hanoi

Come to a Social Enterprise/ NGO networking night, we welcome everyone to learn about social enterprise, connect like minded individuals and also enjoy tasty drinks and complimentary snacks.

By vivian