The Week of December 23-29


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Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien Street

8pm on December 26 and 27

Special concert ‘Beethoven No.9′ features the participation of conductor Honna Tetsuji and singers from Japan, China, Taiwan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK)

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen Street

10am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4pm every day

Water puppet performance

Tickets: VND10,000 – 20,000

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich Street

9pm on December 23 and 24

Performance entitled ‘Le Petite Noel’ by artist Le Cat Trong Ly to celebrate Christmas

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – Le Club

15 Ngo Quyen Street

8:45pm on Tuesday – Sunday

Performance of new jazz diva Laura Brunner


Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung Street

December 14 – February 16, 2014

Exhibition entitled ‘ABILIGHT’ displays mural paintings by HITOTZUKI — a trend-setting husband-and-wife duo from Japan.


24 Trang Tien Street

December 6 – January 4

Exhibition ‘Colours of Hanoi’ displays 60 autochromes designed by Emmanuel Poisson, a historian at Paris Diderot University and Dinh Trọng Hieu, an anthropologist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. The colour photos feature daily life, business and society, environment and beliefs in Hanoi.

Free admission

Nguyen Art Gallery

31 Van Mieu Street

December 14 – December 23

Painting exhibition entitled ‘Life Stories’ by artist Luong Trung reflects the reality of contemporary society.


43 Nhat Chieu Street

December 20 – February 20, 2014

Art exhibition entitled ‘The journey of life’ by artist Nguyen The Thien displays about 30 paintings made from pastel, oil and silk over different periods, reflecting all the hardships and joys on the journey of life.



Hard Rock Café

9:30pm from December 27-29

39 Le Duan Street, District 1

Concert features the return of UK Band, Rubylux

Park Hyatt Saigon

2 Lam Son Square, District 1

9pm, Friday and Saturday

Performance of resident DJ Justin Murta

Reflections Restaurant

19 Lam Son Square, District 1

7 pm, Monday-Saturday

Live jazz and acoustic performances by Filipino duo Soul and Sound


Tu Do Gallery

53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1

November 30 – December 23

Exhibition, entitled ‘Whispering’ features lacquer and oil paintings by 2 artists – Van Chien and Quang Hai.

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1

December 20 – January 5, 2014

Exhibition entitled ‘Red River Wind’ features works by eight artists of different generations from Hanoi including Le Thi Hoan, Pham Thi Nghia, Hoang Nam Thai, Ngo Thanh Nhan, Pham Quang Viet, Nguyen Van Tuan, Phi Manh Tan, Nguyen Xuan Luc.

Craig Thomas Gallery

27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, District 1

Opening: December 6/Closing: January 8, 2014

Exhibition ‘House of Nguyen’ features paintings by Nguyen Minh Tam, a made with both traditional Vietnamese lacquer and oil paint, focusing on the theme of Vietnam’s Nguyen dynasty.

Sàn Art

3 Me Linh Street, Binh Thanh District

November 7 – January 24, 2014

Art exhibition ‘Hu Cau Dung (Right Fiction)’ by artists Nguyen Hong Ngoc and Phan Thao Nguyen