December 25-31: Christmas Concert with MAESTOSO

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



Comedy Play “The Jealousy of Le Barbouille”

8 pm, December 30


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Based on the original work by French playwright Molière, “The Jealousy of Le Barbouille” by Meritorious Artist Tran Luc successfully blends the French sarcasm with Vietnamese contemporary factors.

Come to enjoy an impressive stage performance full of laughter which brings new meaning to everyday life stories.

Ticket: VND 500,000 – VND 700,000

Christmas Concert with MAESTOSO

8 pm, December 25

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

40 Nha Chung street, Hoan Kiem district

Come enjoy the music in such a special ambiance with MAESTOSO, a music group formed by young Vietnamese artists to promote classical music in Vietnam.

The concert is not for children under 12 years old.


Exhibition “No & Meaning” by Nguyen Minh Thanh

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh street

‘No & Meaning’ is a solo exhibition by visual artist Nguyen Minh Thanh – one of the most important artists of contemporary art in Vietnam today.

Established in the art community for his thoughtful, introspective musings of self, Thanh presents his life in all its simplicity and honesty. After 10 years of seclusion living a solitary, meditative life in the hillside of Da Lat city, Thanh has reduced his art to a simple expression of his happiness.

Exhibition “Vestige of a Land”

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district

Vestige of a Land” is a collaborated project throughout 6 months between Le Giang and Sino-Nom researcher Nguyen Dinh Hung, vernacular architect Pham Thanh Thuy and environmental consultant Nguyen Thuy Duong on communal houses in Northern Vietnam and the Red River’s water flow.

Regarding these spiritual relics’ disappearances, the exhibition boasts a question in connection with the ability of traversing oneself within the present while visualising about the future. While there have yet a definite answer for such a task, the quest of unearthing these artefacts shall be carried onwards tactfully.

Contemporary Art Exhibition “Du & Doi”

4th floor, Hanoi Museum

Pham Hung street, Nam Tu Liem district

You are invited to the art exhibition “Du & doi” by artists Ngo Xuan Binh and Le Van Thin, featuring more than 300 artworks created with various media: lacquer, oil, dó paper, mixed media,…

The exhibition focuses on the mental concept of traditionalism and modernity with an aim to realize that the world has always been miraculous, loving and brand-new. This is the chance for audience to see and appreciate the artworks by the two artists, as well as preserving and promoting Vietnamese contemporary art to local and international publics.



Performance of Operetta “Die Fledermaus”

8 pm, December 29

HCMC Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

“Die Fledermaus” will have a one-evening on December 29 at HCMC Opera House, only run as a spectacular finale for a musical year not only for the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera HBSO, but also a wonderful year filled with captivating melodies and arresting musical moments.

Admissions: VND 800,000 – VND 650,000 – VND 550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 150,000


Exhibition “La Sourire de la Mutation”

HCMC Fine Arts Museum

97A Pho Duc Chinh street, district 1

Art exhibition “La sourire de la mutation” (The smile of mutation) presents a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis through artworks by three artists from France, Belgium, Vietnam and students from HCMC University of Fine Arts, and through participatory workshops for audience.

The exploration of urban metamorphosis in a modern and multidisciplinary way is superimposed, questioning the transition between the past and the future.

Exhibition “Empty Forest” by Tuan Andrew Nguyen

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

You are invited to ‘Empty Forest’ by Tuan Andrew Nguyen – a solo exhibition showcasing film, sculpture, photography and performance – revealing a landscape where the industry of ailing spiritual beliefs is feeding the most wretched of human desires, to irreversible effect.

For this premiere showcase, Tuan Andrew Nguyen will transform the ground floor main hall into a menagerie of animalistic forms, a kind of large-scale diorama where the voice of the endangered sits on the edge of extinction (or in particular case has already teetered into oblivion).