Piano Recital with Boris Schönleber from Berlin
Sun 19 Oct 2014, 8 pm
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội
Program of the piano recital
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) | Piano Sonata WWV 85 for Mathilde Wesendonck
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) | 5 Piano pieces op. 3
Allegro vivace. Scherzando
************ Intermission ************
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) | 24 Préludes op. 28
Allegro molto D-Dur,
Lento assai h-Moll,
Molto agitato Fis-Moll,
Molto Allegro cis-Moll,
Presto con fuoco b-Moll,
Molto allegro f-Moll,
Allegro Appassionato d-Moll
Boris Schönleber is a freelance pianist in Berlin. He studied with Alexander Malter and visited master classes of well-known pianists. In July 1998 he passed his “Performers Diploma” at the “Guildhall School of Music and Drama” (London) with distinction. Boris Schönleber is working as piano soloist, vocal accompanist and chamber musician in Berlin and all over the German Republic.
Diwali – Festival of Lights 2014
Sat 18 Oct 2014, 5.30 pm
19-21 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Come to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the year, the'Festival of Lights' – 'Diwali' in Hanoi.
Like previous years the celebrations will feature Bollywood Music, Dance Performances, Many Raffle Draws, Indian and various other food stalls to rejuvenate your test buds. A Musical Troupe from North-East of India is visiting especially to perform in this event that will be doubling fun and excitements. Many us tends to be musically oriented and Bollywood Music will certainly make you move your feet along with the tunes. And this year will present India's most popular rock band Girish and The Chronicles.
Special tickets before 10 Oct 2014 is VND150,000.
Tickets from 10 Oct and at the gate, adult ticket price is VND200,000. Children ticket is VND50,000 (5-10 years).
Tickets are available at:
1. Incham Office: Heritage hotel, 625 De La Thanh, Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 04 37724 248
2. Foodshop 45: 59 Truc Bach Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 04 3716 2959/ 3715 1465
3. Tandoor: 24 Hang Be Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 824 5359
4. Namaste Hanoi: 47 Lo Su Str 46 Tho Nhuom Str., Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi. Tel: 043 935 2400/01
5. Little India Restaurant: 32 Hang Tre Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 926 1859/ 3935 0473/ 0906 115 786
6. Platinum Cineplex: 4th Floor, The Garden Shopping Mall, Me Tri, Tu Liem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 043 7878 555.
7. Tracy's Sport Pub: 40 Xuan Dieu Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi. Tel: 04 6675 9838
8. Khazaana Indian Restaurant: 11 Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi. Tel: 04 3934 5657
9. India Palace: 10B Quang An Str, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi. Tel: 04 3719 5853
10. Green Mango: 18 Hang Quat Str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi. Tel: 04 3928 9916
11. Hung Long Minimart No 1: 544 Lac Long Quan Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi. Tel: 04 3719 2838
12. Hung Long Minimart No 2: E1 Ciputra International City, Tay Ho, Hanoi. Tel: 04 222 51188
MOVEABLE FEAST 2014
Date: Saturday, 18th October 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Venues: Manzi, HCC, The Warehouse, L'Embellie, Pots 'n Pans
Inclusion: 5 course paired wine dinner, entertainment, and transportation
Ticket price: 2,500,000vnd per person
For more details of the event please kindly find the event flyer attached below.
Exhibition “Minimal Asian” to Celebrate Twelve Years of Module 7
Exhibition: 18 Oct – 09 Nov 2014, 9 am – 7 pm
83 Xuan Dieu Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Founded in 2002, Module 7 is a leading company in interior design consultancy in Hanoi with many innovative products pursuing their own style of simplicity, sophistication, elegance inspired by Asian cultural essence.
The design of Module 7 is the seamless combination of contemporary design and Vietnamese cultural essence. Products are designed and made in traditional craft villages across the country. Each item holds long-standing cultural values of traditional artisanal know-how with a resonance of modernity.
On October 18th, we are going to hold a 12 year celebration with an interior exhibition titled “Minimal Asian” by designer and founder of Module 7 Pham Kieu Phuc.
A dozen year celebration is also an occasion for us to express and share our passion and vocation in preserving and raising the value of handicraft production methods using local materials such as: woods, ceramics, bronze, bamboo and lacquer. You are also invited to the whole aspect and insight of our works, from products development process to interior design projects as well as skillful craftsman portraits through video clip made by our team.
CREATIVITY IS AN INHERITANCE
To Phạm Kiều Phúc, designer and founder of Module 7, contemplating to express not only the form but the hidden spirit of Asian decor is an exciting challenge, an open road that she has an opportunity to work in the present context where the craftsmanship is rich but lacks of competitiveness due to the absence of a suitable design thinking.
“Good design, to my mind, is the realization of a concept in which all the details are justified, where everything is necessary but there is no excess, where the function perfectly suits the context that give born to the idea. Our conical hat is a typical example.
There are my guides in creating objects and interior design. I am inspired by the serenity I have felt working with craftsmen and reflecting on their work. I do all I can to instill the knowledge they have given me into every object or piece of furniture I make. My final products are no longer mere craft objects, they always contain a core of tradition.”
MODULE 7, 83 Xuân Diệu, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội
Tel: 84 4 37197247 or 0982296787
“Star Light” – Charity Fine Art Exhibition
Opening: Sat 18 Oct 2014, 3 pm
Exhibition: 18 – 29 Oct 2014
Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh, My Dinh, Ha Noi
You are invited to the charity fine art exhibition “Star Light” which features Mountain Star – a voluntary art teaching program in Quan Ba Elementary School, Ha Giang Province.
The paintings created by children will be exhibited in Hanoi (18 – 29 Oct), Dong Van ancient town (Ha Giang province), and Kaohsiung (Taiwan) at the end of 2014.
The money raised from painting sales will be donated to Mountain Star fund for forthcoming projects to help impoverished children from minority ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Charity Concert “I Have a Dream”
Sat 18 Oct 2014, 8 pm
Vietnam National Academy of Music Concert Hall
77 Hao Nam, O Cho Dua, Dong Da ward, Hanoi
You are invited to the charity concert I Have a Dream with the performance of famous singers who won prizes in “Sao Mai”, “Sao Mai Điểm hẹn” and “Giọng hát hay Hà Nội” contest. This is one part of the project “Cùng em tới trường” (“going to school with you”) to support Du Sang C Elementary / Middle School pupils in Du Sang commune, Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh province.
The money raised by the concert will be donated to buy bicycles and provide scholarships for Du Sang C Elementary / Middle School students.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nguyen Thuy Linh
Screening of Film “Pop Redemption”
Fri 17 Oct 2014, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
You are invited to the film screening “Pop Redemption” (France, 2013, 94mins) directed by Martin Le Gall.
“We play Black Metal, but our hears are also tender. An extremely hilarious movie.”
For more information about synopsis, please see L'Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.
Language: French with Vietnamese subtitle.
Ticket price: 40 000 VND
Special price for members of L'Espace and students: 20 000 VND
Tickets are available at L'Espace.
Denmark Music Showcase
Fri 17 Oct 2014, 7 pm
73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi
You are invited to a music night with some of the most exciting, groundbreaking young acts from around Denmark.
Copenhagen-based Eriksen has been steadily gaining impressive momentum – and adulation – as both a producer and a remixer since his first tracks in 2010. Having already remixed singles for the likes of Delorean, Polock and Delphic, he was invited to join John Talabot's much-admired Hivern Discs stable and had his first breakthrough EP in 2011 for Fool's Gold. That was quickly followed with an approach from Germany's music institution Kompakt to release his full debut album, which came out a year ago to much critical acclaim.
A shy girl enters a stage in Vienna and stands in front of 400 people. None of them know her music, and she is alone on stage – only accompanied by a computer, keyboard and some electronic instruments. 40 minutes later and everybody screams for more. The last couple of years the young singer and producer has charmed the world with her quirky electronic music and intense live performances. 2014 has been dedicated to her solo project 'A Pile of Empty Tapes' on Copenhagen Records – a universe of heavy beats, dreamy soundscapes and intimate songs.
The story of Feel Freeze is a story about two friends and musicians.
The audiences' reception of the new music and reinvented constellation is overwhelmingly positive and the project and concept of Feel Freeze is born. They finished their debut-EP 'Future Emotions in a Digital Heart' in May 2014 and since then, everything has been going fast for the duo.
Tickets: 80K advance tickets (buy at ATK). 150k on the door.
Artist's Talk “New Tendencies of Graphic Art in Germany and Vietnam”
Thu 16 Oct 2014, 7 pm
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội
As a part of the exhibition “That's new – What's next”, the Goethe-Institute Hanoi invites three artists to talk about the new tendencies of graphic art in Germany and Vietnam. Benjamin Badock will speak about his work and his current exhibition at Goethe Institute Hanoi. He will be joined by Phạm Khac Quang, an active artist from Hanoi, specialized in woodcut. Phạm Khac Quang will present his new work to the audience. As an expert, Dr. Nguyen Nghia Phuong, University of Fine Arts Hanoi, will complete the talk with a general view on the Vietnamese woodcut history and their perspective for the future.
Languages: German, Vietnamese
Screening of Film “Aimless”
Thu 16 Oct 2014, 7.30 pm
22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) would like to present to its members the screening of “Lac Loi” or “Aimless” – produced by Nhue Giang.
Aimless is a fast-moving, tense, human drama. It explores the familiar themes of poverty, lust, jealousy, and selfishness. The strong cinematography and quality performances – especially from Quy, – keeps it engaging throughout. Aimless is a very worthy example of the genre and a good introduction for those new to it.
Production year: 2013
Awards: Silver Kite from Cinema Association of Vietnam, 2013
Silver Lotus from 18th National Film Festival, 2013
Afterwards will be a question and answer session with Director Ms. Nhue Giang
Language: English – run time 90 minutes.
Limit: 90 participants
To reserve seats contact: email@example.com
Please pick up and pay for your tickets on the evening of the event at the cinema (7:00 to 7:15 pm). As a courtesy to those on the waiting list please cancel if you can't come (phone 090 602 0960 or 090 347 5768). Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis.
Hanoi Art Exhibition 2014
Exhibition: 08 – 18 Oct 2014
Van Ho Exhibition Center
2 Hoa Lu, Hanoi
318 artworks by 318 authors will be introduced in Hanoi Art Exhibition 2014 including: Painting, Graphics, Sculptures made from such materials as: lacquer, oil, silk, wood carving, tempera, composite, acrylic and synthetic material. Their efforts and enthusiastic participation reveal the talent of Hanoian artists as well as their affection towards the capital.
In addition, 22 visual artworks by Seoul artists (South Korea) sent to celebrate the Hanoi Liberation Day will be showcased in this exhibition.
Standup Comedy “Apocalaughs Now” in October
Wed 15 Oct 2014, 8 pm
Q4 / Cargo Bar
Q4 / Cargo Bar
7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D.4, HCMC
After a two-month hiatus, the internationally loved comedy is returning to Saigon on Wednesday Oct. 15.
Being the only show of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City, Apocalaughs Now this month features the irrepressible headliner David Smiedt (AUS) and the punchline-perfect Ro Campbell (UK/AUS). Also on stage will be a Vietnam-residing, Irish comedian, Eoghan Quinn.
For further information and advance table bookings, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entrance surcharge is VND 250,000 and includes a free icy cold Magners cider.
Exhibition “Not Quite Landscapes” at Dong Phong Gallery
Exhibition: 12 Oct – 12 Nov 2014
Dong Phong Art Gallery
03 Ly Dao Thanh Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Artist Vu Duc Trung will once again present lacquer-art to his admirers at the solo exhibition “Not Quite Landscapes” opening at Dong Phong Art Gallery in Hanoi on 12th October 2014. Vu Duc Trung last exhibited his lacquer works at the solo exhibition But is it landscapes in 2012.
We perceive nature to be an endless source for the themes that the artist uses and renews again and again. He creates various points of view that allow us to delve deep into the sensation of space and time and the objects that revolve around them.
In Vu Duc Trung's work, nature is rendered using traditional methods of lacquer painting to produce an array of colours in which shapes and figures have been eliminated. The permutations of forms and pallets are done with such proficiency that the paintings become akin to a leisurely walk. Vu Duc Trung does not coerce the viewer into views of preconceived forms, but rather lets them experience a carefree and pleasing sense of nature between heaven and earth.
Looking at his paintings, do we not sometimes get a clear sensation of emptiness, of soullessness, even of desolation and coldness? Are these the perceptions of the viewer or do they also reflect the artist's state of mind?
The most striking feature of this exhibition is the round lacquer boards on which all the paintings are made. Is it true that the artist “binds” landscapes into specific shapes so that they become not quite landscapes? They imply a deeper sense of the finite and infinite …
Windy Day 11: Folk Sculpture – Beauty of Dragons and Fairies
Sun 12 Oct 2014, 6 am – 6 pm
The Dinh of Tho Ha (Bac Giang) and Phat Tich pagoda (Bac Ninh)
You want to discover appealing secrets beneath old roofs of Dinh (Communal house)? You want to understand simple but splendid beauty displayed on its pillars and rafters? You want to find out the historical message sent by ancestors? You can do that all by joining the 11th tour: “Folk sculpture – Beauty of dragons and fairies” held by Tôi xê dịch.
Since the old days, Vietnamese people have been famous for their diligence, creativeness and ingenuity. A diversified world of folk sculpture has been structured with shapes, decorative patterns and colours, conjuring the panorama of Vietnamese life in the past.
Among various colours of history, it is luckily easy to trace back to clear indications of folk sculpture featuring Northern communal houses and pagodas. Emerging and flourishing during the period from the 16th to the 17th centuries, such traditional “colours”were not over shadowed by historical struggles during the long and fluctuated path of Vietnamese history, but strongly survived until modern time. They are precious keys leading us to the quintessence of folk sculpture attributed by previous generations.
Through exquisite and meticulous carvings, brilliant artists personified senseless woods and stones, transforming them into meaningful patterns – representatives of the history. They tell us the stories of daily life in the old day in such a rustic way: funny plants and animals' stylisation, daily scenes of cultivation, festivals and even amusing activities of lovers in a lotus pond which pushed down the solidly conservative bastion of the feudal era in order to reach the world of freedom, love and aspiration.
Such patterns are “no-character documents” reflecting the process of exchanging and adopting values in everyday's aspects ranging from economy, politics, and culture to religions in Vietnamese history.
- Classic ticket: 250, 000 VND (travelling fee, lunch and so forth)
- Sponsor ticket: 350, 000 VND (a unique handmade notebook made by Tôi xê dịch is available)
- Please confirm your attendance VIA THIS LINK
- Tickets will be directly delivered to all guests.
- Especially, you will receive a notebook from Tôi xe dich for each if you attend as a group (at least 2 members).
HOTLINE: 01677 858 898 (Ms. Hai Van Nguyen)
(*) Event may be adjusted. Changes will be informed in advance.
(**) This is a non-profit event. Money from ticket price will be used for organizing activities only. The balance sheet will be sent to attendants via email after the event.
A Night at the Opera – La Traviata
Sun 12 Oct 2014, 7 pm
22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
Come to the screening of a classic version of La Traviata by the composer Giuseppe Verdi.
Composed in 1853, La Traviata has been in the standard repertory since shortly after its premiere and is the most frequently performed Italian language opera. One opera historian suggested that La Traviata has been performed somewhere in the world every day for more than 100 years.
The opera is based on a play that is based on an Alexandre Dumas story “La Dame aux camélias”, which in turn is based on Marie Duplessis, the real-life lover of Dumas. The drama centers on a young man from a respectable family who falls for a young courtesan. The young man's father intercedes for the dignity and reputation of the family resulting in misunderstandings and mistakes made by all characters involved.
Language: The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles.
For those with membership at the Cinémathèque, make a reservation as usual by phoning the Cinémathèque, daily between 14:00 – 21:00 at 3936-2648. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild, send an email to email@example.com. A donation of VND 60,000 is suggested.
Screening of Film “Fados”
Sun 12 Oct 2014, 7.30 pm
THBC Spanish Tapas Bar
44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi
Come to the film screening “Fados” (2007, 93 mins).
About the film
Fados is a 2007 Spanish film directed by Carlos Saura. The film, a fusion of cinema, song, dance and instrumental numbers, explores Portugal's most emblematic musical genre, fado, and its spirit of saudade (melancholy).
Using Lisbon as its iconic backdrop, the film explores the intricate relationship between the music and the city, and Fado's evolution over the years from its African and Brazilian origins up to the new wave of modern Fadistas.
Under the musical supervision of Carlos do Carmo, Fados completed Saura's musical trilogy form with Flamenco (1995) and Tango (1998). Saura deploys mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame each song.
Language: Spanish and English sub
Contact: 043 718 8246 (English – Vietnamese speaking)
Workshop 3 with Curator Tran Luong: Stages of Sensitivity
Sat 11 Oct 2014, 3 pm
Nha San Collective
2nd floor, 24 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi
Artist/curator Tran Luong had 2 workshops with discussion, suggestions, and guides about vagueness between ideas and artworks with the method of using key words for self-discovering, then using them to form ideas (Read about Workshop 1, workshop 2).
Following these 2 workshops, artist/curator Tran Luong continues to open 3rd workshop about practicing contemporary art.
*About artist Tran Luong:
Tran Luong has long been a leader and one of first curators in the Vietnamese artistic community. Being co-founder of Nha San Studio, Hanoi and a member of the famous Gang of Five, Tran focuses much of his time and energy on helping young artists tease out their ideas and eventually bring those ideas to fruition and exhibitions.
Tran Luong has been curator for many exhibitions including LIMDIM in The Stenersen Museum, Oslo Norway, RIVER SCAPE, the exhibitions in Goethe Institute placed in ASEAN countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia… and Singapore Biennale 2013, …
Recently Tran Luong has been awarded Prince Claus Award for his pioneering work in culture and development.
The workshop opens FREE for those who love to know more about and carry out ideas of contemporary art.
Requirement: Bring things to take note and wear comfortable clothes.
Workshop with Emily Navarra “Shhhh, Just Dance!”
04 – 12 Oct 2014, 2 – 5 pm
12 the 43rd alley (at the back of Nguyen Thi Dinh elementary school),
Lam Van Ben st, Dis 7. HCMC
Nowadays, the expression of emotion is an essential need of every one of us. It's a result of interaction and a prove on every man's existence. Expressing your emotion can aim to people around you or to only yourself. Besides, there are many ways of emotional expression: words, nuance, rhythm… And Movement.
And Emily Navarra is among those who have spent most of their time to feel and express feelings through choreographic movement. She is a freelance performer, choreographer and teacher working internationally. She was previously based in Sous, TUNISIA with Amideast Education USA.
In order to create an environment for everyone to come, play, experiment and feel free to express feelings in his/her very own way, ZeroStation has collaborated with Emily Navarra to build a workshop on dancing that is adaptable with the opened space, here at ZeroStation. This workshop is all about feeling connected, rejuvenated and inspired.
Starting from the floor up, this class will highlight and investigate the 'basics' of partnering and group structures through floor-work, improvisation and choreography. Also, new devices for expanding and inventing material will be explored. A large body of material will be created, varied and manipulated both in and out of the studio, pushing towards the development of a new work utilizing the material built in class. This class is Excellent for complete beginners, ballet students wanting to add another dimension to their dancing and seasoned dancers wanting to hone their partnering skills, deepen their practice and add layers of integrity.
The workshop will be opened in 4 days (4-5 October and 11-12 October), start at 2:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm (3hrs in length).
More info on Emily: Emily Navarra is a B.A. Dance Studies graduate from the University of South Florida who uses popular culture as a choreographic tool to embark on fierce kinetic adventures. Her work as a freelance artist has been presented in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa and the United Kingdom. She is also the creator of The Melting Pot held at Saigon Outcast, a festival for charity which brings art, dance and music under one umbrella.
Registration fee: VND 400,000
For sign-up please email your information (name, DOB) to:
For further information, please contact:
0126 392 8955 (Tin), or
093 582 7701 (Hoang), or
091 499 0621 (Linh).
Classical Concert “The Path”
Sat 11 Oct 2014, 8 pm
National Academy of Music
77 Hao Nam Str, Hanoi
You are invited to the classical concert “The Path” with the participation of Song Hong Quintet and artists from Verdandi Camerata.
They are taking the audience on a musical journey with famous compositions by Milhaud, Ewazen, Piazzolla, Takemitsu, C.P.E. Bach, In-Sun Cho, Yoshimatsu, Shostakovich.
Song Hong Quintet:
Pham Truong Son
Phan ThiTo Trinh
Do Huong Tra My
Dao Tuyet Trinh
Pham Quynh Trang
And artists from Verdandi Camerata:
Ticket price: 200,000 VND.
Contact: Phạm Trường Sơn
A Film Show “My Sunshine”
Sat 11 Oct 2014, 7.45 pm
Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh, My Dinh, Ha Noi
Say “Hi” to October, month of mild sunshine, nostalgic yellow leaves and My Sunshine.
The show witnesses the attendance of Director Le Ha Nguyen and My Sunshine production team. Specially, it is the first movie of hot girl Chi Pu with her roles of production, scriptwriter and main actor.
This show is non – profit. Audience donate for the show by buying a drink cost VND 80.000/person/drink.
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