Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 23

Donation concert hosted for Zone-9 fire victimsThe Goethe Institute Ha Noi will host a special concert tonight to commemorate the victims of the recent fire at the new art and entertainment centre, Zone 9.Monday's tragic fire was caused by welders during construction on Fuse Bar in Zone 9, leading to the death of six workers. The music at the concert will honour their memory, … [Read more...]

Photos spotlight nation’s heritage

Troubled waters: Bien va Con Nguoi (Fishing in Hue) by Nguyen Xuan Huu Tam won a special prize in the single photograph category at the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2013. HCM CITY (VNS) — Bien Va Con Nguoi (Fishing in Hue) by Nguyen Xuan Huu Tam won the special prize in the single photograph category of the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2013. The first prize in the single … [Read more...]

Da Nang diners ready to indulge in first French wine festival

DA NANG (VNS)— The Georges Bubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau and Cuisine Week from Lyon, France is being held at the Square Restaurant in the Novotel Da Nang Premier Han River Hotel till November 30. This is the city's first traditional French wine festival. The restaurant will offer fine French cuisine, including Saucisson Beaujolais, Saucisson Sec, Rosette de Lyon, specialty sausage … [Read more...]

French cuisine week runs in Da Nang

Photo hanoigrapevine.com DA NANG (VNS) — The Georges Bubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau and Cuisine Week from Lyon, France is being held at the Square Restaurant in the Novotel Da Nang Premier Han River Hotel from November 21-30.   This is the first time a traditional French wine festival has been sponsored in the central city. The restaurant will offer fine French cuisine, including … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest debuts in Da Nang

The Pier restaurant in the Novotel Da Nang Premier Han River Hotel will host Oktoberfest, a traditional Bavarian beer festival, for the first time in Da Nang on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will offer some of the best German premium quality beers - Erdinger, Muchner and BitBurger - served with food at the 37-storey hotel, which is the highest in central Viet Nam. — VNS … [Read more...]

Da Nang diners ready to indulge in first French wine festival

DA NANG (VNS)— The Georges Bubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau and Cuisine Week from Lyon, France is being held at the Square Restaurant in the Novotel Da Nang Premier Han River Hotel till November 30. This is the city's first traditional French wine festival. The restaurant will offer fine French cuisine, including Saucisson Beaujolais, Saucisson Sec, Rosette de Lyon, specialty sausage … [Read more...]

French cuisine week runs in Da Nang

Photo hanoigrapevine.com DA NANG (VNS) — The Georges Bubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau and Cuisine Week from Lyon, France is being held at the Square Restaurant in the Novotel Da Nang Premier Han River Hotel from November 21-30.   This is the first time a traditional French wine festival has been sponsored in the central city. The restaurant will offer fine French cuisine, including … [Read more...]

War veterans call for ao dai revival

Fashionistas: Women, former politicial prisoners, perform popular revolutionary songs in ao dai during a talk on promoting the national dress at the HCM City War Remnants Museum yesterday. - VNS Photo Phuong Mai HCM CITY (VNS)- More than 300 participants, mostly from governmental offices, veterans, universities and students, took part in a talk on promoting ao dai, the … [Read more...]

Wartime children through German lens

(VOV) - World renowned German photographer Thomas Billhardt has highlighted the desperate plight of Vietnamese children during the devastating war decades ago, through a collection of photos. Vietnamese photographer wins US prize Local photographer receives int'l award American photographer shares wildlife conservation experiences Born in 1937, Billhardt had travelled to … [Read more...]

Vietnamese photo displayed at American exhibition

(VOV) -A photo titled "Gio Cat" by Vietnamese photographer Tran Viet Van has been selected as one of the 24 best photographs displayed at an exhibition in Portland, the US. Vietnamese photographer wins US prize Local photographer receives int'l award Vietnamese photographer brings home prize His image themed Mau Xanh (Green Color) was also chosen to showcase at an … [Read more...]

Vietnamese photographer wins US prize

(VOV) - The image "Throwing Fishing", captured by photographer Hoang Giang Hai, has been included among 18 photos receiving awards from the American National Geographic Magazine. Spanish photographer inspired by Vietnam's landscape Local photographer receives int'l award Vietnamese photographer brings home prize Hai's photo depicts Thua Thien-Hue Province fishermen … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Pop Concert with Sophie Maurin in Hanoi and HCMC Sat 11 Oct 2014, 8 pm L'Espace, Hanoi 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội Fri 10 Oct 2014, 8 pm IDECAF, HCMC You are invited to the Pop Concert with Sophie Maurin in Hanoi and HCMC. The singer - songwriter Sophie Maurin made an appearance on French and international music scene in 2013 with her debut album entitled "Far away", which is … [Read more...]

What’s on August 2014 (Daily updated)

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES HCMC - Electronic Disco Night with Italian Artist Bottin Aug 1, 10 pm The Observatory, Corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung, Dist.1 Come to an electronic Disco Night with Italian Artist Bottin. BOTTIN - "one of the finest purveyors of electronic disco around," (Vice Magazine) - is once again hitting Saigon for a gig that promises to showcase the apex … [Read more...]

Japanese nonprofit grants $7,000 in scholarships to Vietnamese students

A Japanese non-profit organization awarded 720,000 Japanese yen (US$6,984) in scholarships to 72 needy high-achieving students in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday. The Niigata International Volunteer Center (NVC) cooperated with the Ho Chi Minh City Student Assistance Center to present the students, enrolled at 19 junior colleges and universities in the city, with 10,000 Japanese … [Read more...]

Top ten typical fine arts and photographic events of 2013

The Fifth National Sculpture Exhibition. (Cinet)- On December 30, the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the top ten fine arts and photographic events of 2013. Outstanding fine arts and photographic events of the past year includes five fine arts events and five photographic events. 1. The 5th … [Read more...]

Fine arts, photographic highlights of 2013 in Vietnam

The Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the top ten fine arts and photographic events of 2013. The classification, in its second year, aims to acknowledge and honour the outstanding fine arts and photographic events of the past year. The list includes five fine arts events and five photographic … [Read more...]

Top 10 fine arts and photographic events of 2013

At the press conference Nhan Dan - The Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have announced the top ten fine arts and photographic events of 2013. The classification, in its second year, aims to acknowledge and honour the outstanding fine arts and photographic events of the past year. The list includes five … [Read more...]

Vietnam artist showcases environ paintings in Australia

An exhibit called "Human tree" by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Dinh Hien, which features environment-themed paintings and statues, is running in Melbourne, Australia until Dec 18. The exhibit, going on at One Three Gallery, 13 Somerset, is part of the Melbourne City Council's activities to aid Asian countries' cultural development. Hien is the first Vietnamese artist ever to be … [Read more...]

Japanese painter finds inspiration in Vietnamese scenery

Hoi An old quarter Nhan Dan Online - Thirty one paintings by Japanese artist Toba Mika go on display on November 23 at an exhibition entitled 'Landscapes in Memory' at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum. The paintings, mostly produced over the past three years using the katazome dyeing technique, feature the beauty of many tourist attractions in Vietnam, such as Cho … [Read more...]