December 26-January 1, 2017: Hanoi Creative City Countdown Party 2017

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



Musical Night “Thao, and the Strange Songs”

8 pm, December 26


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Come to enjoy Broadway songs performed by Nguyen Huong Thao and her close friends for one night only in the cozy auditorium of L’Espace.

Hanoi Creative City Countdown Party 2017

6 pm, December 31

Hanoi Creative City

1 Luong Yen Street, Hai Ba Trung distric

You are invited to bring in the New Year 2017 floors up and watch all the firework displays from the top of the Hanoi skyline with live music, free drinks and promos all night long.

The event will feature performances by hip hop duo Adrienne Mack-Davis & Feleciacruz, DJ Tomes, Rayne Luché Moses and Harrison Badham

Ticket: VND 180,000 (before 10 pm), VND 200,000 (from 10 pm – 2 am)


Book Exhibition “Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art”

Casa Italia

18 Le Phung Hieu street, Hoan Kiem district

“Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art” is a publication featuring 56 Vietnamese emerging contemporary artists, 19 out of whom will have artworks presented in the exhibition at Casa Italia, Hanoi.

The book and the exhibition offer an overview of one of the newest and most exciting scenes in the global art world. Vietnam has developed rapidly in the last ten years with a new generation of contemporary artists who balance cultural and social issues with a contemporary outlook.

This is a generation of artists who are aware of both the history of Vietnamese art as well international art world.

Exhibition “Scry” by Phi Phi Oanh

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

“Scry” features Phi Phi Oanh’s latest series of lacquer paintings on glasses which she has worked and experimented on for years.

Using this visual trope, through lacquer painting, the artist loosely reflects on contemporary imagery—that which new technologies such as drones, digital, satellite, nanotechnology can visualize.

Exhibition “Living Forever with the Capital”

Thang Long Citadel

19C Hoang Dieu street, Ba Dinh district

The exhibition features the documents, artifacts and photographs from the Hanoi Museum and the Thang Long–Hanoi Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre during the French war (1945-1954).

There is also an old books fair with many rare and valuable books about Hanoi.



Concert “Dancing with Classical”

8 pm, December 29

HCMC Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will end the year of 2016 with a very special programme, bringing the joyful spirit to welcome the new year.

Under the baton of conductor Le Phi Phi, the program will bring to the audience different dance pieces, from Hungary, from the Slavonic, from Russia, the noble waltz, or the upbeat tango, bolero, and mambo.

The concert will be performed by HBSO symphony orchestra with the wonderful music from Tchaikovsky, Georges Bizet, Brahms, Johann Strauss, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Leroy Anderson.

Ticket priced from VND200,000


Exhibition “My Story” by Nguyen Tuan Dung

Craig Thomas Gallery

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

Come to visit “My Story”, a solo exhibition of acrylic on collage paintings by Hanoi-based talented young visual artist Nguyen Tuan Dung

Art Exhibition “Life Is a Game”


69 Ngo Tat To, Binh Thanh District

An art exhibition showcasing brand new collections by Nguyen Da Quyen (Mixed Media, Acrylic) and Christopher Skouenborg (Photography) on the theme “Games of Childhood” through different means of arts: mixed media and photography.

“The Prolonged Interventions” by Le Phi Long

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

This exhibition features photographs and an installation by Le Phi Long, accompanied by a video documentary directed by Le Phi Long, commissioned and produced by Madeleine Cao—founder of the social enterprise OpenM Corp.