Events in Hanoi & HCMC on March 5-11

Hanoi-Song Slam “Connection – Kwal”

Mar 10, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Introducing result of the collaboration between French artist Kwal and pianist Todd Baker and violinist Hélène Lefebvre. Kwal, born Vincent Loiseau, started writing music since he was 15, and has been exploring different aspects of the creative process through his love for the French language ever since. A traveler, he finds his inspiration through trips around the world (Mali, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Québec, Cuba, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia…), all the while creating his own travel handbook and the anecdotes that he tells through his songs.

This concert is a rare chance to explore the French language through beautiful, melodic stories sung by Kwal.

Ticket price : 210 000 VND
Ticket price for members : 130 000 VND
Ticket price for students : 100 000 VND
Discounted prices applicable until 09 Mar 2018
Tickets available at L’Espace from 10 Feb 2018 (Mon to Fri: 9 am – 6.30 pm and 7 – 8 pm / Sat: 9 am – 7 pm).

Hanoi- Music Night with Paramida, Miya & Samuel Gieben

Mar 9, 10 pm

Savage, 112 Xuan Dieu Str, Tay Ho District

The Berlin based artist Paramida will bring the unique Love On The Rocks’ vibes. She will be supported by her partner from the same label Samuel Gieben and Savage’s resident DJ Miya. 

Red Cube:

– Samuel Gieben (Love On The Rocks / Berlin)

– Paramida (Love On The Rocks / Berlin)

– Miya. (Hanoi / Fragrant Harbour Sounsystem)

FREE BEFORE 11:00pm – 100,000vnd AFTER

Hanoi-Light Music Festival

Until Mar 16, 12 pm – 9 pm (Mon – Fri) and 9 am – 9 pm (Sat – Sun)

Bao Son Paradise Park, Km5+200, Le Trong Tan Street, An Khanh, Hoai Duc District

Featuring about 100 sculptures in a variety of shapes including windmill, glass shoes, flamingos, orchestra, angel, swan, pumpkin, dolphin,…, creating a picturesque fairy land for festival-goers.


Monday – Friday
12h00 – 17h00
– Visitors over 1.3 meters in height: 220.000VND
– Visitors from 0.9 meters to 1.3 meters in height: 180.000VND
17h00 – 21h00
– Visitors over 1.3 meters in height: 150.000VND
– Visitors from 0.9 meters to 1.3 meters in height: 100.000VND

Saturday, Sunday
Full package (for visiting and joining games):
– Visitors over 1.3 meters in height: 290.000VND
– Visitors from 0.9 meters to 1.3 meters in height: 250.000VND

Hotline: 098 535 5861



Hanoi- Travelling Exhibition “Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke”

Until Mar 15, 8.30 am – 6 pm

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District

An innovative contemporary crafts exhibition presenting 65 works by contemporary netsuke carvers and artists. A netsuke is a non-slip toggle that has been used since the Edo period (1603-1868) to secure the small personal items such as money pouches, inro-(medicine container), or tobacco containers worn suspended on cords from the obi (a sash worn with kimono). These practical objects were created by and for the common people and greatly enjoyed by them. As Western clothing was adopted from the Meiji period (1868-1911) on, however, netsuke disappeared from daily life in Japan. Meanwhile, with the interest in Japonisme in Europe and America in the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, netsuke came to be exported in large numbers and were highly regarded as art or craft objects in other countries. In Japan, meanwhile, some netsuke enthusiasts and carvers managed to keep the tradition alive. Since the 1970s, a new genre, contemporary netsuke, has taken shape, inspired by new sensibilities and ideas. Today, contemporary netsuke carvers continue to ply their craft, steadily producing to new works.

This exhibition is designed so that people, regardless of time or place, can savor tactile encounters with others and think of them through these works. We hope that as it tours, netsuke will take on a new practical role as a ”toggle”, connecting Japan and the world.

Free admission

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.

HCMC-Group Exhibition “Alluvium”

Until Mar 24,

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

Featuring 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.

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

Mar 2 – May 9

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

Solo show by Hanoi-based artist Tuấn Mami.

The project ‘In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still’ by Tuấn Mami borrows its inspiration from the ancient Mường* epic ‘Đẻ Đất Đẻ Nước’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which immerses 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. Conducted on the basis of the artist’s ongoing fieldwork in the stone mining areas of his hometown, Hà Nam, since 2014, this multimedia body of work investigates and documents the pollution and significant loss of biodiversity caused by overexploitation of natural resources, and its devastating consequences on the structure of culture, and the people inhabiting this land.

For further inquiries, please contact: | +84 (0)28 3744 2589


For adults: 35,000VND
For students: 25,000VND (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)



Hanoi-Everlasting Youth movie month: “Hear me” (2009)

Mar 9, 7.30 pm

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), 

109′ | Drama • Romance, directed by Fen-fen Cheng

A delivery boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with “water birds” and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level. 

Language: Mandarin with Vietnamese subtitles.

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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