January 2-8, 2017: Gala New Year Concert in HCMC

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



Charity Music Night “The Trip”

7.30 pm – 10.30 pm, January 3 and 4


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the charity music night “The trip – A beautiful harmony of love” with the participation of little artists from top television programs such as Vietnam Idol Kids, The Voice Kids, Dancing with the Star Kids, Little hero and more than 30 little talents from Hoa Mi club.

The entire net proceeds of the event will be donated to the project fund and used to organize Tet (lunar New Year) for children in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province on January 14-16,
Ticket price: VND 500,000 – VND 200,000 - VND120,000 (visitors aged under 12)

Drama Improvisation Workshop “The Seven Year Itch”

7.30 – 10.30 pm, January 4

The Black Box

56 Nguyen Khuyen street, Dong Da district

Under the instruction of facilitator Julia Füsselberger from Austria, participants at the workshop will learn to work on character development through different methods, like body, voice or movement, as well as how to develop a continuously interesting story arc with their partner.

Fee: VND180,000 – VND 150,000 for BlackBox students and members

Guitar Recital with Tran Tuan An

8 pm, January 7


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to a show of Tran Tuan An, the winner of the National Guitar Competition in Vietnam and many international prestigious competitions,. An will invite the audiences to discover a repertoire combining between the traditional Vietnamese music with the world-famous repertoire of classical guitar.

Ticket price: VND 170,000 - VND 100 000 (L’Espace members) – VND 80,000 (students)


Exhibition “Scry” by Phi Phi Oanh

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

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

Scrying is the act of divination through focused gazing into a glass or reflective medium. In this exhibition, magnifying glasses are used to view the lacquer skins. The title, Scry, suggests the character of the images presented as embracing of ambiguity and visual magic and that they are desperate attempts to grasp what the future beholds.

Pin-up Painting Exhibition by artist Nguyen The Hung


191 Ba Trieu Street, Hai Ba Trung district

The exhibition displays nine paintings by 1981-born artist Nguyen The Hung from Tuyen Quang province.

The exhibits reflect Hung’s perspectives on things taking place in modern-day society, including the constant integration and conflict between traditional and modern elements, the concern about human rights, gender equality, the relationship between man and woman, and how these reciprocals alter core values and attitudes.

Double Exposure Photo Exhibition “The Father’s Gift”

Luala Uomo

61 Ly Thai To street, Hoan Kiem district

20 photographs tell 20 real stories about life memories between fathers and their children. The photographers have talked to the subjects, explored and captured their daily-life moments. Audience will have the opportunity to view the photos processed in Double Exposure technique with many layers at LUALA Uomo.



Gala New Year Concert

8 pm, January 8

HCMC Opera House

7 Lam Son square, district 1

Directed by the talented, well-known in Europe conductor Le Phi Phi, the show consists of excerpts from famous operas.

The performance will start with Light Cavalry Overture of F.V.Suppe, following by the most loved: “Nessundorma” (None shall sleep) from Turandot of G. Puccini, “Habanera” from G.Bizert’s “Carmen”, “Brindisi” from G.Verdi’s “La Traviata”… and other well-known experts from Carmen, La Traviata, Lohengrin, Nabucco, Pagliacci…

Ticket price: VND550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 200,000


Exhibition “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.

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.