April 30 – May 6: Exhibition on Traditional Paints in Vietnam

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



Hard-Rock Night with Lysistrata

8pm, May 3

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

The French rock band Lysistrata has toured all across Europe and has established a reputation. Their debut album, “The Thread”, is considered as “a multi-headed monster”, on which rock hits are succeeded by even more progressive, hypnotic melodies. Fans of rock and hard rock music will not be disappointed in this trio!

Ticket price: VND 210 000
Member price: VND 130 000
Student price: VND 100 000

Beatbox-Acapella Performance by Berywam

8 pm, May 4

Ly Thai To Park, Hanoi

Berywam has enjoyed outstanding success after several performances at musical festivals in France and Europe. The champion of the 2016 French Beatbox Championships, the group represents France in competing in the 2018 Beatbox Battle World Championship.

They can recreate everything – from classical music pieces to contemporary songs such as ‘La bohème’ (by Charles Aznavour), ‘Crazy’ (by Gnarls Barkley), and even Eminem – using only their voices and mouths.
Free entry


Exhibition “Dany”

Vietnam University of Fine Arts

42 Yet Kieu, Hanoi

During his business trip in Vietnam from 19 to 30 Apr 2018, “Dany” – one of the most famous comic book artists of Wallonie-Bruxelles, will organise an exhibition showing 29 of his works. You are welcome to attend the exhibition and discussions between the artist and the professors and students from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, and other professional comic artists.

Exhibition “The Smurfs”

N14 Exhibition Hall, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

9 Hoang Dieu, Hanoi

“The Smurfs”, an exhibition on the fictional blue creatures created by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo will take place at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long from April 26 to June 4, 2018.

The exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Smurfs. Debuted in 1958, the comic series “The Smurfs” by Peyo tells a fictional story of a colony of blue, human-like creatures. Thirty-five million copies of the thirty-four books in the series have been published in 90 countries.

Free entry

Exhibition on Traditional Paints in Vietnam

Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center

50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

The exhibition will showcase paintings, photographs, documentation, materials and tools used in painting in Vietnam, with the participation of 13 artists: Ly Truc Son – Nguyen Thi Que – Dang Thu Huong – Nguyen Van Bang – Dao Ngoc Han – Nguyen Tuan Cuong – Tran Dinh Binh – Vu Tuan Dung – Nguyen Xuan Luc – Nguyen Duc Viet – Dang Hien – Nguyen Thi Tien – Nguyen Manh Cuong.

Free entry



A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm every day, except Monday and Sunday

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000


Exhibition “In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” by Tuan Mami

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

The exhibition is Hanoi-based artist Tuan Mami’s first-ever solo show in Ho Chi Minh City.

The project is inspired by the ancient Muong epic ‘De Dat De Nuoc’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which emerges a belief that there is spirituality in all beings, that the creation of the world is constantly in a state of chaos where humans struggle to cohabit harmoniously with other creatures, and especially with themselves.

Tickets: VND35,000 - VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) - free for children under 16 (with appropriate ID)

Exhibition “8♡” by Truc-Anh

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, District 1

For his third solo exhibition at the gallery, Truc-Anh tells a complex and nuanced story of transformation and awakening.

The title of the show exemplifies these dynamics, as a reference to the video games of Truc-Anh’s childhood, while also alluding to metaphysical dimensions.

In particular, the symmetrical number eight – representing a perfect loop and infinity – appears in many of the works, while references to rebirth, healing and impermanence interspersed with images of the ego, vanity and conceit are also prevalent.

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