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What's on March 13-19 (Daily updated)
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HCMC – Concert with Hinrich Alpers and Bui Cong Duy

Mar 16, 7 pm

Salon Van hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay, 1st floor, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist 3

Pianist Hinrich Alpers and violinist Bui Cong Duy will lead audience through three epochs of music history. First, Hinrich Alpers will take audience into the world of the great Titan Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), who created an exceptionally powerful piano piece with – Sonata in C Major Op. 53, which sounds like a full orchestra. It is devoted to his friend and sponsor Count Waldstein.

Tour dates of Hinrich Alpers in Vietnam:

· 16.03. | 7 PM | Ca Phe Thu Bay: 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City
· 17.03. | 7 PM | Music Academy: 1 Le Loi, Vinh Ninh, Hue
· 18.03. | 7:30 PM | Nguyen Hien Dinh – Tuong Theatre: 155 Phan Chau Trinh, Danang
· 23.03. | 8 PM | Opera House: 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Hanoi-Improv Comedy Show

Mar 15, 8pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

The show features improv acts starring The Rotten Grapes—the one and only improv comedy club in Hanoi.

Ticket: VND130,000

Hanoi-Music Night with Axelle Red

Mar 18, 8pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Enjoy the the warm, somewhat scratchy voice of Belgian singer Axelle Red, who has travelled international stages for twenty years.

Ticket: VND400,000 – VND200,000 – VND100,000 (for members and students)

Hanoi-Night of Concert and Ballet “Swan Lake”

Mar 18-19, 8pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Featuring the performance of: artistic director People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong, conductor Kotaro Kimura, piano soloist Mika Kawasaki, VNOB’s Symphony Orchestra, Dao To Loan (soprano), Vu Manh Dung (baritone) and the Chorus of Vietnam National Opera & Ballet, Hanoi Voices Choir, Suc song moi Bamboo Ensemble, Waraku Bamboo Ensemble and dancers from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

Ticket: VND600,000 – VND400,000 – VND300,000

Hanoi-Saxophone Night with Katsura Yamauchi

Mar 18, 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Six Space, 6th floor, 94B Tran Hung Dao Street

Katsura Yamauchi is an avant-garde jazz saxman known for his minimal sheets of sound, headlines this triple-bill of experimental artists. Besides doing experimental music, he also spends a lot of time researching and producing short art-related films.

The event SAXOPHONE NIGHT WITH KATSURA YAMAUCHI consists of 3 major activities:

◊ Film screening – 30 mins.
◊ Experimental saxophone performance by Katsura Yamauchi.
◊ Talk and discussion with Katsura Yamauchi.

Entrance fee: 50,000 VND (register at the door)

HCMC-Song Recital “Italian Songbook”

Mar 19, 8pm

Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, 12 Nguyen Du Street

Katharina Padrok (mezzo-soprano), Sebastian Myrus (tenor) and Boris Schönleber (piano) recite the “Italian Songbook” by Hugo Wolf.

The Italienisches Liederbuch is an audio interpretation of 46 traditional Italian love poems. The character of the songs ranges from love to mockery and from conflict to reconciliation. With the extracts of this songbook, we dive deep into the emotional abyss of mankind.

Live Show by Jan Hagenkoetter

HCMC: Mar 17, 9 pm
La Fenetre Soleil, 44 Ly Tu Trong Street, D1

Danang City: Mar 24, 8 pm
Waterfront, 150 Bach Dang Street

Hanoi: Mar 25, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District

Jan Hagenkoetter, a German record collector and DJ, has put together and will soon be releasing a compilation of alternative/rock/soul pre 1975 Vietnamese music and will be doing a tour to promote the release in Vietnam next month with the band Saigon Soul Revival, DJs and fresh pressings of the compilation that he will be bringing from Germany.

We are doing this to raise awareness of this beautiful music and to put on a great event to show locals and foreigners a part of country’s history and culture that had almost disappeared.


HCMC: Entrance fee: VND50,000
Danang: Free entrance
Hanoi: Entrance fee: VND100,000



Hanoi-Exhibition “The Journey of Faith”

Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre, 2 Le Thai To Street

Featuring three sculptures and 30 paintings on do paper that were finished in 2016 by sculptor Tran Thuc and the four artists Nguyen Doan Ninh, Trinh Vu Hieu, Nguyen Minh Hieu and Dang Anh Viet.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Zen” by Truong Tien Tra

Until Mar 19

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

With “Zen”, Truong Tien Tra invites us to meditate through a series of minimal paintings that create a sense of peace and serenity.

The young, talented and modest artist dedicates the exhibition of oil on canvas to his spiritual adventure which he expresses through the simplicity of forms and the harmony he finds in nature.

Hanoi-Group Exhibition “Sound Emotions”

Centre of Art-Photography Exhibition, 29 Hang Bai Street

Featuring works by painters Do Duc (born in 1945), Hoang Dinh (born in 1953) and Bui Viet Dung (born in 1957), in different materials, from the traditional do paper to the type of papers used for watercolours that are popular on the market nowadays.


Hanoi-Contemporary Art Exhibition “Undefined Boundaries”

Until Mar 31

Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street

Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2,

Featuring Vietnamese and Korean contemporary art.

Introducing a diverse body of artworks by 8 artists, from 30-40 years old, who are currently very active in the domestic and international art scenes – Ki Seulki, Heaven Beak, Lee Woosung, Jo Hyejin, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Phi Phi Oanh, Bui Cong Khanh, Lai Dieu Ha.

Showcasing artwork from various practices, such as painting, photography, installation, images with a ‘Boundary’ theme, which represent diverse perspectives of artists from both countries. Each piece contains thoughts of artists coming from the same era about boundaries between traditional and modern, ideal and reality, individual and society, and at the same time conveys stories about changes and phenomena happening in Vietnam and South Korea.

Hanoi-Exhibition by Artist Nguyen Duc Hoa

Atena Gallery, 93 Dinh Tien Hoang Street

An exhibition by aritst Nguyen Duc Hoa—a well-known artist who has left a mark on Vietnam’s contemporary art scene.

The theme of “Spring” is reflected in his landscapes, portraits and still-lifes using various materials such as watercolour, colour powder, colour chalk and acrylic paint in a realist style with a hint of impressionism.

HCMC-Exhibition “Mindscapes & Mystic Spaces” by Nguyen Cam

Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, Ward 7, Disctrict 3,

Mindscapes & Mystic Spaces 2017 reflects the journey of the man and the heart of Hai Phong–based artist Nguyen Cam. His works progress from random, broad calligraphic brush strokes on free canvas to a more tempered, restrained energy.

HCMC-Exhibition by Nguyen Tran Trung Tin and Nguyen Van Du

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien, District 2

“The Substance vs. The Dream; The Flesh vs. Immaculateness; The Ideal vs. The Material—The New Possibilities of Painting,” a two-man show by Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin, curated by Nguyen Nhu Huy.



HN & HCMC – Spring Cinema: “Macho Man”

Mar 15 Mar, 7 pm

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

HCMC: Salon Van hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay, 1st floor, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist 3,


Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Year: 2015
Director: Christof Wahl
Script: Moritz Netenjakob, Roger Schmelzer
Actor: Christian Ulmen, Aylin Tezel, Dar Salim, Axel Stein, Samuel Finzi, Nora Tschirner, Inez Bjørg David, Vladimir Burlakov
Length: 98 minutes
Age rating: from 16 years

Language: German with English and Vietnamese subtitles

Free admission



Hanoi-Holi – Festival Of Colours 2017

Mar 19, 11 am – 3 pm

Kinder Park, 614 Lac Long Quan Street

Holi – a festival of colors – the most fun-filled and boisterous festival! It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors!

Ticket price: VND 600,000/adult, VND200,000/child (including colors, food, drink and music), at Incham Hanoi, 7th floor, ATS Building, 252 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Tel: +84 (0)4 3772 4248;

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