July 17-23: Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival

8pm on July 18

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hai Ba Trung District,

The 7th international finger-style guitar festival with the participation of five incredible guitarists: Justin King (the US), Jacques Stotzem (Belgium), Agustin Amigo (Germany), Akihiro Tanaka (Japan) and Duy Phong (Vietnam).

Operetta “Story of the Red River”

8pm on July 22-23

Hanoi Labour Friendship Palace

91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The Musical Performance “Story of the Red River” features the participation of many famous musicians, including Nguyen Cuong, Luu Ha An, Le Minh Son, Giang Son, Tung Duong Minh Dao and Trong Dai.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “The Multiverse”

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Nam Tu Liem District

Come to join exhibition “The Multiverse” featuring work from 23 finalists of Dogma Prize 2017, including Bang Nhat Linh, Bui Công Khanh, Bui Thanh Tang, Chau Le Hoang Gia, and Chu Ngoc Van, among others.

Exhibition “Legacy of the Earth – Protecting Little Prince’s Planet”

L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The exhibition features comic artworks about the new adventures of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince.

After more than 70 years, “Le Petit Prince” – a poetic and philosophical tale under the guise of a children’s tale, a masterpiece by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – leaves for new adventures in a series of 24 comics published by the French Glénat publishing house, translated into Vietnamese by the 1980 Books company.

Exhibition “Prejudice Against Professions”

MAM Art

36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The photo exhibition tells the stories and experiences behind common prejudices about different professions.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2017

Conservatory of Music

112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1,

The 7th international finger-style guitar festival with the participation of five incredible guitarists: Justin King (the US), Jacques Stotzem (Belgium), Agustin Amigo (Germany), Akihiro Tanaka (Japan) and Duy Phong (Vietnam).

Hip Hop Take Over

9 PM, July 13

Chill Skybar

Rooftop, ABTower, 76A Le Lai Street, District 1

Let’s join the Hip Hop Takeover night with the newest hip hop tracks beaten by resident DJs.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Histoire d’un Voyage: Sand in my ears, adrift of the world”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

The solo exhibition by Nguyen Thuy Hang features the process of writing and producing books, as a critical part of her artistic practice.

Exhibition “Octonary Carousal”

Craig Thomas Gallery

27(i) Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1,

This is a group exhibition of works by fourteen Vietnamese visual artists: Nguyen Hung Son, Bui Hai Son, Lieu Nguyen, Nguyen Tuan Dung, Le Thuy, Ngo Van Sac, Nguyen The Hung, Pham Huy Thong, Bui Tien Tuan, Bui Thanh Tam, Luong Luu Bien, Tran Minh Tam, Tran Quoc Tuan, Khoa Le.

“Octonary Carousal” is the best show with the fine paintings and sculpture on display.

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)