Events in Hanoi & HCMC on June 4-10

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events that will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 4 to 10.



A Night of Music and Contemporary Dance “Summer Symphony”

8 pm, June 5 and 6

Hanoi Opera House

No.1, Trang Tien, Hanoi

You are invited to “Summer Symphony”, an evening of music and contemporary dance at the Hanoi Opera House.

Tiket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 600,000

Live Performance “Bamboo Talk

7 pm, June 8 and 10

Sidewalk Hanoi

Phu sa Lab

21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Clusters of bamboo are popularly known as the emblem of Vietnam’s rural areas, together with banyan trees, rice paddies, and village ponds. These symbols always recall a peaceful, rustic village in the minds of Vietnamese wherever they may be.

In preserving this beautiful culture, THE BAMBOO TALK is a journey imagined by artists and dedicated to the audiences.

Join us, you will enjoy a whole evening of creative performances utilising BAMBOO – the inspiration for all the high-end shows.

Ticket: VND 700,000 (dinner and 01 drink included)

Ca Tru Shows by Kim Duc Ca Quan

7pm, June 9

Phu Sa Lab

21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

You are invited to Ca Tru Show – Kim Duc Ca Quan at Phu Sa Lab.

Entry Fee: VND 500,000 (include dinner and drink)

Concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends”

8pm, June 9

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

You are invited to the concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends”.

The concert “Huong Paris” by the talented flutist Le Thu Huong and friends will feature a multi-dimensional music space with different genres of French music, from movie soundtracks to blues/jazz and contemporary pieces. Another highlight of the event will be the Vietnamese premiere of “Suite for flute and jazz trio” by French musician Claude Bolling.

Le Thu Huong’s exquisite flute skills and singer Giang Trang’s voice will be accompanied by talented musicians and a jazz trio from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. The concert promises to bring a new and unique music experience to audiences.


A-tier ticket: VND 500,000 
B-tier ticket: VND 300,000 
Member price: VND 200,000 
Student price: VND 100,000


Exhibition “Calculus Exercise #6/5” by Nguyen Huy An

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

‘Calculus Exercise #6/5” is a solo exhibition by Nguyen Huy An, one of the most important contemporary artists in Vietnam today.

Known for his quiet, powerful paintings, installations and performance pieces, Huy An’s practice tends towards minimalist expressions, using dark materials sourced from everyday life with an association to memories and personal experiences.

In this exhibition, Huy An shows small, simple, serene and poetic paintings on Dó paper, portraying iconic rural scenes alongside a continuation of his intriguing experimentation with conceptual writings.

Free entry

Multisensory Exhibition “Trà ART”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Trà ART is a multi-sensory exhibition on Shan tea, wild tea trees which are hundreds years old, grown by ethnic minorities in Ha Giang.

The Paris-based Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Thi Tuong Van, who raised the idea and created the Trà Art project, brings together 5 excellent artists from 5 different fields to collaborate and give the audience an unprecedented experience: Nguyen Quynh Phuong – animator, Marcus Bowler – 3D artist, the late Gérald Gorridge – painter, Tran Thu Hang – sculptor, Ngo Hong Quang – artist/musician.

Trà ART is an experience that will gently awaken our 5 senses and bring us to the world of Shan tea through different art forms. Audiences will also have the chance to witness a unique performance by dance artist Mai Anh with a musical accompaniment written by Ngo Hong Quang, while enjoying premium Shan tea at the opening at 6 pm on 01 Jun.

Free entry

Exhibition “Evolution: Torres Strait Masks”

Trong Dong Building, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen, Cau Giay, Hanoi

For the first time in Vietnam, an exhibition of Torres Strait masks will be on show.

Torres Strait is a network of islands located between Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. The people of this area maintain vibrant artistic, spiritual, and cultural traditions.

The making and wearing of beautifully decorated masks is one of the region’s most distinctive traditions. While rooted in ancient protocols and spirituality, today masks and mask making are celebrated as expressions of artistic and cultural revival.



Opera Performance “The Magic Flute”

8:00 pm, June 9 and 10

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” wasn’t his final operatic work, but it was his last important one. “La Clemenza di Tito” was actually his last, but it has never attained great popularity. “The Magic Flute”, by contrast, is one of the world’s most frequently performed operas.

Ticket: VND 900,000 – VND 750,000 – VND 650,000 – VND 550,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 150,000 (for students, limited offer)


Exhibition “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness”

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao ward, District 1

You are invited to “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness” – an exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung. Curated by Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, this is Truong’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade.

The exhibition invites viewers to enter Truong Cong Tung’s multidimensional reality through three main axes in the gallery space: vertically – with the ruptures in urban planning and propagated doctrine; horizontally – with mystical human-altered landscapes in agrarian territories; and diagonally – with a mirage of blazing images extracted from the virtual domain.

Exhibition “Oration for Ten Types of Sentient Beings”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

You are invited to the exhibition ‘Oration for Ten Types of Sentient Beings’ – a solo exhibition by artist Phạm Tran Vietnam, curated by Tran Luong.


For adults: VND 35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

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