January 30 - February 5: Vietnamese New Year in Hanoi Old Quarter

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



Festival “Spring Celebrations Across the Country” 2017

February 4 - 5

Vietnam National Village of Ethnic Culture and Tourism

Dong Mo, Son Tay district, Hanoi

You are invited to take part in a wide range of folk games and traditional cultural practices staged by 16 ethnic communities across the country, including the “Xen Ban” festival of the Thai people and “Nao Pe Chau” festival of the Mong people, goat fights from ethnic groups in Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province, as well as sampling the ethnic groups’ signature Tet dishes.

Tickets: VND 30,000 – VND 10,000 (students) - Free for children under 6 years of age

Vietnamese New Year in Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the event “Vietnamese New Year in Hanoi Old Quarter” and participate in the following activities:

• Kim Ngan communal house (42-44 Hang Bac Street): Exhibition of Hang Trong, Kim Hoang, Dong Ho folk paintings.

• Heritage House (87 Ma May Street): Exhibition of photographs of Tet (Vietnamese New Year) in the old days by Institutes of Social Sciences Information, and an experience corner of how a typical traditional family in Hanoi prepares for Tet.

• The Old Quarter Information Center (28 Hang Buom Street): calligraphy demonstration, exhibition of folk paintings and traditional craft products.

• The Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center (50, Dao Duy Tu Street): Demonstration of pre-Tet preparation in a traditional house of the Northern Delta.


Exhibition “Hanoi” – Debut of Urban Sketchers Hanoi

Thu Bay Coffee

3A Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the opening of exhibition “Hanoi” and debut of the sketch group Urban Sketchers Hanoi which records the heritages, beautiful images and distinct lifestyle of Hanoi through drawing.

New Year Calligraphy Festival

Van Lake

Temple of Literature

In addition to the annual activities such as calligraphy performances, giving letters, calligraphy exhibition, you are invited to traditional villages which showcase products such as ceramic porcelain, weaving, paper, folk paintings, wood carvings, and bronze casting. There is also an area for folk painting and games.

Painting Exhibition “Rooster” by Ha Hoang

Ke Quan

81b Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho district

Each year is represented by a specific zodiac sign according to the 12-year cycle, and 2017 is the year of the Rooster.

Works on display at the exhibition explore meaning of Roosters in Vietnamese culture.



Hip Hop Nation

9 PM, February 2


President Palace, 93 Nguyen Du Street, District 1

Expert Hip Hop head DJs Phat Beatz and charming Amilli will host a night for a massive evening of Rap tunes. If you're a die hard Hip Hop fan, DJ Phat Beatz is an unmissable performer and will be dropping beats all night long.

Acoustic Vietnam Unplugged

7:15 PM – 8:15 PM, February 2 - 4

Hard Rock Cafe

Ground floor, Kumho Asiana Plaza, 39 Le Duan Street, District 1

Be closer with your beloved ones while enjoying Acoustic Vietnam Unplugged with Paradox Band at Hard Rock Café along with a large menu of delicious food and drinks.

Live House Music with Saxophonist Doan Minh Thu and DJ Doru

9 PM, February 3

Glow Skybar

93 Nguyen Du street, district 1

Don’t miss the night with two masters DJ Doru Tudose and saxophonist Doan Minh Thu performing together. They’re experts at picking the best party tunes just for you.


Exhibition “The Three-Cornered World”

Galerie Quynh

Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City

“The Three-Cornered World,” a novella by influential Japanese writer Natsume Soseki, tells the story of an unnamed artist sojourning in a nearly deserted hot-spring resort. Carrying nothing but paper and paint, the artist seeks refuge in art and haiku amidst the remoteness of the mountainous region, driven away from the society of man by the turbulence of war.

With these thoughts in mind, for our annual year-end hanging, the organiser presents a selection of hopeful, contemplative artworks by Ha Manh Thang, Sandrine Llouquet, Christine Nguyen, Nguyen Huy An and Tran Van Thao.

Sculpture Exhibition “Dints” by Khong Do Tuyen


46 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

You are invited to the solo exhibition “Dints”, featuring 17 sculptures created by sculptor Khong Do Tuyen.