June 26 – July 2: Opera “The Magic Flute” in Ho Chi Minh City

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Stand-Up Comedy with Ron Josol and David Alfie Ward

8 pm, June 29

Standing Bar

170 Tran Vu, Hanoi

Some comedians are made for performing in Southeast Asia, and Ron Josol is one of them. A Filipino-Canadian who has been plying the North American comedy circuit for 20 years, he’s one of those comics who’s come to Southeast Asia, made people fall off their seats in laughter, and then come back again… and again, and again.

Entrance fee: VND200,000 in advance and VND250,000 on the door.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Sparkling – Collection of Lacquered and Gilded Wood Objects”

1st floor, Vietnam National Museum of History

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Some objects’ images will be showed at the special exhibition Sparkling – Collection of lacquered and gilded wood objects at the Vietnam National Museum of History.

The exhibition introduces nearly 100 objects dating from the Le and Nguyen dynasties, including statues and objects for worshipping with the decorations of Vietnamese sacred and mythical animals. In which, the unique and rare objects will be showed to the public for the first time.

Exhibition “Discover the World through the Series ‘Encyclopedia of Larousse'”

Mezzanine of L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

You are invited to the exhibition “Discover the world through the series ‘Encyclopedia of Larousse’ (l’Encyclopédia de Larousse)” at L’Espace.

The series l’Encyclopédia de Larousse consists of four books: Le Larousse des records, Le très grand livre des inventions qui ont changé ta vie, Larousse junior de la mythologie, Le très grand livre des drapeaux et des pays. With concise, useful information and lively illustrations, this series is a great source of references for children to discover the world.

Free entry

Lacquer Painting Exhibition “Nature – Nostalgia”

L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Dang Thu Huong, Ly Truc Son, and Nguyen Thi Que, artists of the first generation of the Vietnamese School of Fine Arts, explored the oriental art of sanded lacquer in the 1990s. The destructive war brings them closer to nature and inspires them with simple subjects: flowers, people, the countryside… The charm of their works resides in the sparkling of the lacquer and its red, black, silver and gold palette.

Free entry

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Opera “The Magic Flute”

8 pm, Jun 30 and July 01

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

The famous opera “The Magic Flute – Die Zauberflöte” by the great composer W.A.Mozart will be back to stage again 2 nights 30/6 and 1/7/2017 at the Opera House. This is a major art project conducted by HBSO with the supporting of the Norwegian Transposition Project.

Tickets: VND 800.000 – VND 650.000 – VND 550.000 – VND 400.000

Stand-Up Comedy with Ron Josol and David Alfie Ward

8 pm, June 28

Game On Saigon

115 Ho Tung Mau, D1, Ho Chi Minh City

Some comedians are made for performing in Southeast Asia, and Ron Josol is one of them. A Filipino-Canadian who has been plying the North American comedy circuit for 20 years, he’s one of those comics who’s come to Southeast Asia, made people fall off their seats in laughter, and then come back again… and again, and again.

Entrance fee: VND200,000 in advance and VND250,000 on the door.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Then I Can Turn The World Upside Down”

Salon Saigon

6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

You are invited to “Then I can turn the world upside down”, an exhibition of works on paper by five Vietnam-based contemporary artists. Each in their own subjective way, Le Hoang Bich Phuong,

Mai Hoang, Nguyen Manh Hung, Florian Nguyen and Hoang Nam Viet explore the myriad possibilities inherent in the medium of drawing to create imaginary realities evoking the subconscious.

With their ink and paper, the artists create visions of hidden beauty and reinterpretations of the world, revealing quasi-hallucinatory perspectives on an otherwise too familiar landscape.

Exhibition “The Picture Will Still Exist”

Dia Projects

2nd Floor, 103 Dong Khoi Str, Dist 1, HCMC

Come to visit exhibition The Picture Will Still Exist*, featuring photographs, paintings and video works selected from Post Vidai Collection. The exhibition showcases eight established and emerging Vietnamese artists and collective, including Dinh Q. Le, Hoang Duong Cam, Howard Henry Chen, Le Quy Tong, Ngoc Nau, Phuong Linh, The Propeller Group and Vo An Khanh. A number of artworks, such as Dinh Q. Le’s WTC in four moments (2014), The Propeller Group’s AK-47 vs. M16 (2015) and Phuong Linh’s Sanctified Clouds (2012-2015), will be on display for the first time to Vietnamese public.

Group Exhibition “I, Me, Mine”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

This is a group exhibition by Tran Kim Hoa, Do Nguyen Lap Xuan, Hoang Nam Viet, Xuan Ha (Grandmadeadxh) and Yatender, curated by Shyevin S’ng and Le Thien Bao.

The concept of ‘the self’ forms a recurrent strand throughout history. Reaching back tens of thousands of years into human history, cave paintings and petroglyphs (such as Chauvet Cave, Ardèche Valley, in France), show the roots of our innate desire to understand who we are.

Tickets: For adults: VND35,000 - For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID) - For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)