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What's on March 19-25 (Daily updated)
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Hanoi-Piano Recital “Kaleidoscope”

Mar 24, 8 pm,

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street

Featuring the talented pianist Trang Trinh. Performances of: twelve variations of ‘Ah! I will tell you, mother’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Francis Poulenc’s ‘Varied Piano Theme’, Franz Liszt’s ‘Danse macabre’, and many more.

Ticket price: VND210,000 - VND130,000 for L’Espace members - VND100,000 for students

Hanoi-Subscription Concert Vol. 108

Mar 22, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Conductor: Jonas Alber, Piano Soloist: Luu Duc Anh, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.


L.V. Beethoven:

Prometheus Overture Op.43
Concerto Piano No.1, Op.15 in C major
Symphony No.1, Op.21 in C major

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.

For free delivery, call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Hanoi-“The Voice Within” Concert

Mar 24, 7.30 pm,

Phusalab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van street,

A Ca Tru (Vietnamese ceremonial singing) performance with the theme “The voice within” by Ca Tru master Pho Thi Kim Duc, the daughter of Pho Dinh On, who was the manager of a famous Ca Tru troupe in Kham Thien District, Hanoi, at the beginning of the 20th century.

Kim Duc began learning how to sing at the age of 7 and embarked on her singing career at 13.

HCMC-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

Mar 19, 6:00 pm,

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

Featuring a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.

The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.

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

HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production

Mar 23, 24 and 25, 6pm

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

Introducing 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 “Mother and Nature”

Vietnamese Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District,

Showcasing paintings of women in natural settings by artist Van Duong Thanh, which were created with a combination of Vietnamese and Western techniques.

Hanoi- Photo Exhibition “Midway” by Duy Phuong

Opening: Mar 16, 6 pm
Workshop: Mar 15 and 16
Talk: Mar 16, 4 pm
Exhibition: Mar 16 – May 10, 9 am – 8 pm (longer opening hours on event nights at L’Espace)

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Globalization has changed the rural landscapes and caused individualism to flourish in urban areas in Vietnam. From the wreckage of old residential areas, new buildings arise. Someone’s hope is rising from someone else’s sadness. The exhibition “Midway” by photographer Duy Phuong records the tangled emotions that were born out of the urbanization process in Vietnam.

Free entry

Hanoi-Solo Photography Exhibition “DISCARDED” by Nana Chen

Opening: Mar 10, 6.30 – 7.30 pm

Exhibition: Mar 11 – 25

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

A solo photography exhibition of Nana Chen, a Taiwanese artist.

Introducing an ongoing photographic project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where the artist currently resides. Looking at urban change and displacement, DISCARDED seeks to document the debris left behind by inhabitants when they evacuate their domiciles. From these images, one contemplates the remains of once-lived lives amidst the rapid urban transformation.

Hanoi-”City and Memory” – Solo Exhibition by Artist Nguyen The Son
Until Mar 31, 9 am – 7 pm


12 Hoa Ma Street

A collection of Son’s comprehensive work that spans several years of research and acute observation. In 2008 Son took a 5-year leave of absence from his teaching duties at the Vietnam Fine Arts University to procure his masters in photography at CAFA, Beijing, the leading art institution in Asia. There Son developed a series of three dimensional photographs depicting the rapid development in Vietnam that are not only innovative but also thought provoking, challenging the viewer to examine this transformation and its effect on the society. For the first works in this series Son created works of the precious street frontage of the quintessentially narrow Vietnamese house known as a symbol of power and prosperity, the Nha Mat Pho (house facing the street). For this Nha Mat Pho photo relief series Son was awarded the talent prize at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts Master’s Program in Beijing in May 2012.

Son continued this work with his Nha Tay Transforms series of the French villas built over 100 years ago and their current transformation, following with his Nha Tap The series, a collection of 60s, Soviet styled apartment blocks.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Diary of a Cricket – Touch the Worlds”

Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1 floor, R3, Vincom Megamall Royal city, 72 Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District

Introducing the characters of the literature masterpiece “Diary of a Cricket” by the late Vietnamese author To Hoai, with 3D pop-up illustrations, figurines and original sketches.

The illustrations were created by many generations of artists including Ta Huy Long, Ngo Manh Lan, Truong Qua, Thanh Chuong, Vu Xuan Hoan and Dau Dua (Dau Thi Ngoc Vinh).

Free entry

HCMC-Exhibition “In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” by Tuan Mami

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

The exhibition is Hanoi-based artist Tuấn Mami’s first-ever solo show in Ho Chi Minh City.

The project is inspired by the ancient Muong epic ‘De Dat De Nuoc’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which emerges a belief that there is spirituality in all beings, that the creation of the world is constantly in a state of chaos where humans struggle to cohabit harmoniously with other creatures, and especially with themselves.

Tickets: VND35,000 - VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) - free for children under 16 (with appropriate ID)

HCMC-Group Exhibition “Alluvium”

Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao, District 1

Introducing works by 11 Vietnam based artists: Nadege David, Do Thanh Lang, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Hoang Nam Viet, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Sandrine Llouquet, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Quang Huy, and Trong Gia Nguyen.

The geological term ‘alluvium’ – embodying a sense of movement – refers to the sedimentary matter washed ashore by flowing bodies of water.


Hanoi-Romance movie month: The Notebook (2004)

Mar 23, 7.30 pm

TPD, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor),

Film list:

. The Notebook (2004)
. Once (2007)
. Blue Valentine (2010)
. Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind (2004)

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.

Hanoi-Environmental Film Month

01, 07, 08, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22 and 31 Mar 2018

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

A selection of documentaries that lead to reflection on environmental protection and propose sustainable alternatives.

Since ecology, global warming and the effects of political decisions on the environment are the themes that pique audiences’ interest, during March, film lovers will get to discover many sustainable initiatives that have been implemented in several countries. It will also be an opportunity to meet and discuss with several environmental activists.

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