Hanoi-Painting Exhibition by Le Nguyen Manh and Dang Xuan Hung
Exhibition: Sep 17 – 22
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
In our time, when was the last time you encountered an insect or beheld the rice fields in a tranquil village? We wonder whether our children can touch any insects and breath in the fresh air like us in the future. That is the brief idea of Le Nguyen Manh in his painting collections “Oxygen party” and “New World”.
“Dark Inside” is the title of Dang Xuan Hung‘s collection. He wants to place himself in a different angle within the internal life whereupon he contemplates the human flow in our contemporary society.
HCM City- Exhibition displays calendars for Year of the Goat
Until Sept 21,
Exhibition House, 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1.
More than 35 collections of calendars for 2015 (the Year of the Goat) are on display at a Book and Calendar Week that opened at the weekend in HCM City.
They include many attractive designs showcasing Vietnam and its people.
Highlights include seven-and five-sheet wall calendars with photos of the country’s islands and waters, famous landscapes, handicraft villages, and traditional structures.
Calendar makers print a few hundred calendars in July and print more of those that sell well, according to Dai Nam Book and Calendar Company, one of the organisers of the event.
More than 1,000 Vietnamese and foreign books, comics, and magazines are also on display, with many being on sale at discounts of up to 40 per cent.
Hanoi- Exhibition “Attimi – Images of the Ordinary in Vietnam”
Exhibition: Sep 18 – Oct 2
Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street
Exhibition by the Italian artist Barbara Pellizzari.
Showcasing the images of contemporary Vietnam in its everyday reality reinterpreted through her personal lenses. The artist explains “I cannot detach myself from what surrounds me. My work is the means of revealing how we can all be as deeply involved in our surroundings as I feel myself to be”. The characters in the paintings draw the viewer’s attention by an original display of colours and tones while the technique of composition with Dó paper inlaid on canvas makes us appreciate the metaphorical association of colour and personality of the artist.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Color Love”
1st floor, Exhibition House, No. 16 Ngo Quyen Street
Oil painting exhibition “Color Love” by Vu Tuyen.
“Life is full of colors … if we appreciate it, all the color will be love”, the exhibition is his special sublimation on color love.
Open door, Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Hanoi, 8 Do Duc Duc Street
Introducing an impressive collections of the latest wedding dresses from well-known brands such as John Kim Wedding and Make Up Showroom,Tiara Wedding Studio, Kenny Thai Wedding and Make Up Studio, Boudoir Paris Bridals and Calla Bridals by Auco Wedding.
With participation of seven wellknown wedding planners: WedinStyle, Mnguyen Media, Halos Wedding, Lutèce Wedding and Party Planners, Hajime Wedding & Events, Perfect Wedding Planners, MHs Planner – The Wedding & Event Company.
Couples will receive 10% discount if booking their weddings between now and the end of December 2014.
The greatest gift for couples is a 2-night getaway at JW Marriott Hanoi and an outdoor photo shooting page worth USD 1,000 from Nupakachi Studio.
Check out facebook.com/eventsatjwmarriotthanoi for more information.
An Giang Province- Exhibition of old ceramic objects
Until Oct 29
Showing 600 ceramic objects made in the old southern style dating back to the end of 19th century.
The objects include various ceramic genres such as Cay Mai, Old Sai Gon, Lai Thieu and Bien Hoa.
Hanoi- Exhibition “Catalyst”: Dong Phong Gallery
Sep 9 – Oct 9
Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street
This mini-show is meant to mark a new turn for artist Le Quy Tong. His reputation has been established through a number of remarkable works, many of which focused aspects of urban planning, weapons and other objects. His paintings from the last two years have evolved, however, and he has brought at number of new forms of medium to his art.
HCMC – Exhibition “Sylvan Sentiments”
Opening: Sep 6, 10 am
Exhibition and artist’s talk: Sep 6 – 26
Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1
Featuring 20 oil paintings by Nguyen Trong Khoi.
“My paintings today are neither warnings nor messages. I see them as an invitation to a peaceful space without uncertainty, dispute or guilt; a space in which no comparison or supervision with envious eyes, no social class or pressure. Everything happens naturally and we simply satisfy with the righteous. Our feeling depends on nature and changes under the mystery of light and shadow. Humans beings are the main part of nature so they contain the mysteries as in the nature itself.”
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
HCMC- Performance by German guitar duo
HCM City Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1.
A free concert by Katona Twins, a classical guitar duo from Germany.
Identicaltwins Peter and Zoltan Katona will perform nine compositions, includingBach’s Allemande aus der French Suite No 5 and the Beatles’ ComeTogether.
Free tickets can be picked at the Goethe Institute in HCM City at Street No 1, Do Thanh Housing Estate, District 3.
Hanoi-Contemporary Festival 2014 – Final Concert
Sept 26, 8 pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
The 6th Annual International Contemporary Music Festival brings a concert in the festival featuring leading Vietnamese artists Đỗ Anh Tuấn, Trần Lưu Hoàng, Trần Quang Vũ, Đào Minh Pha, Hoàng Cẩm Vân, Phạm Thu An, Nguyễn Thắng, Đặng Tuệ Nguyên, Vũ Ngọc Linh and Đỗ Kiên Cường.
With new pieces by local talents using a wide ranges of instruments where traditional monochord, bamboo flute, Dan Tinh play together with western cello, contrabass, piano, bassoon, oboe, laptop, ipad, percussions… There is also a special performance by artist Nguyen Thang with bamboo saxophone (bamboo sax) which was created by the artist himself.
Hanoi- “Good Bye” in “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2014″
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street
A short contemporary dance piece “Good Bye” by Yo Nakamura as a part of Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2014 in Hanoi.
Nakamura entered into the world of contemporary dance through the modern dance club of Waseda University. She had performed some pieces which choreographed by Shuji Onodera, Ryohei Kondo and Ko Murobushi, and started to choreograph by herself since 2010. She was invited to Sibiu International Festival in Romania, residency program of National Theatre Wales “Wales Lab” in this year.
Free tickets available at: Goethe-Institut, 56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, and Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung Street.
HCMC- French dance group to perform contemporary work
IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1
A new contemporary performance named Your Ghost Is Not Enough by the French dance group Kubilai Khan Investigations.
“Nobody bathes twice in the same river” is the philosophy behind choreographer Frank Micheletti’s work.
The dance is between a man and a woman who express the way they feel about each other and how they accept the other’s world.
Tickets are available at the venue.
Hanoi-Autumn Ambient Work with SPACE360 and Dee.F
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
A night of electronic tranquility for the start of autumn season. Air is filled with Manzi magical art space. Music is crafted by SPACE360, Dee.F, Chu Minh, DJ Knobz.
HCMC – Orchestra to stage anniversary concert
HCM City Opera House
A concert by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) to celebrate its 20th anniversary
HCMC- Performance by Shcleep Geist
Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 4
Performance by German music-producer and DJ, Schleep Geist.
The event will also feature DJ Drew Tudose of Romania, DJ B.A.X. of Viet Nam, and VJ Erol of Sweden.
Entrance fee VND100,000, free for students.
Hanoi-World Music/Jazz Night with Quartet Fayçal Salhi
Sep 11, 8 pm
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
World Music/Jazz night, with Quartet Fayçal Salhi.
Despite coming from a family of musicians, Fayçal Salhi took up music late in life. but after he did, he pursued a unique style. The Quartet plays modern jazz songs with an of Arab-Andalusian flavour.
Ticket price: 160 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 80 000 VND.
Hanoi-Westlake Bubbly Brunch
Café Dulac Restaurant, International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street
Blending local ingredients with seasonal flavors, dishes range from classic Vietnamese to contemporary international. Enjoy an interactive experience with nine live cooking stations and six types of cuisine, live music.
VND 1,075,000++/Adult excludes beverage
Hanoi- Seafood Night
Café Dulac Restaurant, International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street
Friday buffet Seafood Night with a selection of freshest catch daily from famous fishing regions in Vietnam. Specialties include salmon, lobsters, oysters and king prawns.
VND 1,000,000++/Adult excluding beverages.
Hanoi-September’s special family set menu
Saigon Restaurant- International Hanoi Westlake,1A Nghi Tam Street
Savor a range of delicate local dishes featuring Lobster, Abalone, Grouper, Roasted duck and Wagyu beef.
Price starts from VND 390,000++/Adult.
Priority Privilege discount is not applicable.
Hanoi-A Taste of the Mediterranean
Sunset Bar- International Hanoi Westlake, 1A Nghi Tam Street
A famous taste of the Mediterranean with a sumptuous Tapas spread and our special beverage offers.
Highlights from the menu: Crab meat and cheese croquettes, Gambas al ajillo, Mediterranean salami.
Starting from VND 199,000++
Priority Privilege discount is applicable.
Ming Restaurant – Second Floor, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Duck specials with a wide selection of sauces such as mushroom sauce, plum sauce, oyster sauce, and curry sauce.
All you can eat – Monday to Friday: VND580,000++/Adult & VND360,000++/Child
Hanoi- Chef Christian’s buffet
Brasserie Westlake – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Buffet with sumptuous dishes such as pork and lotus stem salad, stuffed cucumber with rice and seaweed, pomelo and squid salad, cold beef salad and grilled marinated fish with lime leave.
Breakfast: VND440,000++/Adult & VND275,000++/Child
Hanoi- Song Hong Bar promotions
Song Hong Bar – Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Caesar wrap, vegetable focaccia, smoked chicken baguette sandwich, and tuna sandwich.
Hanoi- “Sofitel Wine Days”
Sept 22-Oct 31
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road
Featuring selected French wines and appetizing dishes. Guests will have chance to savour the most sought-after French wines from renowned wineries such as Rothschild, Guigal, Alain Chabanon, Daumas Gassac, Brumont, Trimbach, Jadot, and Bordeaux.
HCMC- “Our Common Home” festival
23/9 Park, D.1
Seventeen countries have registered to attend the second “HCM City-Our Common Home” Festival.
The festival will include an exhibition on external activities of HCM City, introduction on Vietnam’s people and landscape and cultural space to display traditional images, objects, costumes and products of foreign countries taking part in the festival.
Art performances and a food stall are planned to introduce the culture of Vietnam in general and HCM City in particular.
Tuyen Quang Province – Annual street festival
Sep 5 to 7
This will be a street event with a range of activities, which will include sport competition and musical performances.
A parade of large, locally-made lanterns will form part of the annual City Festival, often held during the Mid-Autumn Festival of children (is the mid autumn festival specifically for children?).
The giant lanterns at the festival especially attract the attention of children, and one of the makers of these lanterns holds the record in the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records for having made the largest.
This event will also include the participation of performance art troupes from South Korea, Laos, China and Belarus.