March 27-April 2: ‘Underneath the starry night’ classical music night in HCMC

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NDO - A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



Francophone Film Festival 2017

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

The 2017 Francophone Film Festival, organised by the partners of the Group of Embassies, Delegations and Francophone Institutions in Vietnam, represents the cultural diversity of La Francophonie.

The program for the 2017 edition is composed of 11 fiction films presented by the Embassies of Canada, France, Morocco, Switzerland, the Wallonia-Brussels delegation, the Vietnamese Department of Cinema, International organization of Francophonie.

The films are subtitled in Vietnamese, with the exception of Vietnamese films which are subtitled in French.

Ticket price: VND60, 000

Charity Event at German Embassy

11 am – 5 pm, April 1

German Embassy Hanoi

29 Tran Phu street, Ba Dinh district

Come to a fund raising event on 1st April 2017 with live music (Band & DJ), homemade German cakes, Draft Beer and German Barbecue, Raffle, Dancing Performance of Children from the Children Home in Phu Chau commune, Ba Vi District.

Entry fee: VND200,000

Profit of selling food, drinks and additional donations will be directly donated to the Children Home.

Purchasing entry ticket in advance:

The Kneipe, 52 to Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho district

YWAM office, 19 Lane 68/53, Cau Giay Street, Cau Giay District


“SLAMthơ – Poetic Labyrinth”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

“SLAMthơ” gives a unique experience of discovering original poems written by Vietnamese francophone students during the first poetry slam ever in Vietnam. The centerpiece of the exhibition, a labyrinth, takes visitors to explore its mazes, similar to a poet wandering in their words, searching for meaning and sensations.

Scenographer : Amélie Codugnella-Cerise

Soundtrack : Arnaud Soulier

Video : Pierre Xaysena

Don’t forget to bring your earphones and smartphone with a QR code scanning application!

Free entrance

Photo Exhibition “Illumination” by Tran Quoc Dung

Ke Quan

81b Xuan Dieu street, Tay Ho district

Come to the photo exhibition “Illumination” by artist Tran Quoc Dung. This 2nd event is about the 2nd step of his artistic gait, the search of ipad ante-christ with tacky lamps which unique purpose is to reuse his already-old-fashioned pictures of his former photo serie of Long Bien’s roof top and his holidays photos.

Exhibition “Fairy” by Artist Do Hiep

Dong Phong Art Gallery

03 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The ten circular paintings displayed in “Fairy” represent Hiep’s first experiments with rice paper (Do paper), asian lacquer, pearl shell and acrylic on wood. The artist is enamoured with pieces of glittering pearl shell pieces, profound drops of Asian lacquer, ancient flowers and floating clouds on rice paper.

Do Hiep was born in 1984 and gained an MA degree from the Vietamese Fine Arts University in 2012. He has participatied in many group exhibitions at home and abroad. He is the recipient of several awards from Vietnamese Fine Art Association. “Fairy” is his second solo exhibition.



Film Screening “Tous Les Chats Sont Gris” at Francophone Film Festival 2017

7.30 pm, March 27


31 Thai Van Lung street, District 1

You are invited to the film screening “Tous les chats sont gris?” directed by Savina Dellicour as a part of the Francophone Film Festival 2017.

It has won Best First Film at the 2016 Magritte Awards, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Anne Coesens.

Rating: 13+.

Language: Original language with Vietnamese and English subtitles

Ticket: VND 50,000/ VND 40,000

Underneath the starry night

8 PM, March 27

HCMC Opera House

7 Lam Son Square, District 1

You are invited to a classical music night with well-known German opera artist Katharina Kutsch

This is a night with incredible arias and romances from the world music treasure, immortal works of famous composers, throughout history of music from classicism to romanticism, late romanticism, the 20th century’s impressionism, the 21st century’s contemporary: Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn,Dvorak ,Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Offenbach, Debussy, H.Duparc, G.Crumb.

The show is directed by Katharina Kutsch, performed by her and HBSO’s opera artists

Tickets are priced from VND 200,000

Saxy Saturday

9 PM, April 1


14 Ton That Dam street, District 1

Come to enjoy A romantic and relaxing night with saxophone

Submerge yourself in romantic mood with the live performance of saxophonist Aaron Wilson on jazzy backing music.


Exhibition by Nguyen Tran Trung Tin and Nguyen Van Du

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

You are invited to “The Substance vs. The Dream; The Flesh vs. Immaculateness; The Ideal vs. The Materiality—The New Possibilities of Painting”—a two-man show by Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin, curated by Nguyen Nhu Huy.