February 20-26: 2017 Season Opening Gala in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

2017 Season Opening Gala with Martin Lattke and VNSO

8pm on February 23-24

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District

Two concerts with the German tenor Martin Lattke and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Honna Tetsuji, will celebtate the New Year after Tet.

The programme will feature several compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among them arias from well-known pieces like The Marriage of Figaro and Abduction from the Seraglio.

Ticket: VND500,000–VND350,000–VND200,000

Stand-up Comedy with William Childress

8pm on February 23

Standing Bar

170 Tran Vu Street, Ba Dinh District

The American comic, William Childress, will give a comedic concert. The MC for the night will be Estonian gagster Ari Matti Mustonen, with support coming from Nathan Sproule and Yasar Saleem, the top two comics in the recent Stand-Up Hanoi Amateur Comedy Competition.

Ticket: VND200,000 including a free beer.

Psychedelic Rock Music Night

7-11pm on February 26

Rec Room

20th floor, Hanoi Creative City

1 Luong Yen Street, Hai Ba Trung District

Psychedelic rock music features COCC from Saigon and Spring.Fall.Sea from Bangkok who will be playing along with two local bands—EMPTY SPACES and SQUIDEYE.

Ticket: 130k (advanced), 150k (door)

EXHIBITION

Drawings Exhibition by Emile Rousseau

Ke Quan

81B Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho District

The exhibition displays drawings by Émile Rousseau, a tattoo artist in Hanoi. The drawings presented are a series of dark and sketchy animals and portraits. Prints and posters will be available for sale.

Exhibition “Hanoi”—Debut of Urban Sketchers Hanoi

Ca Phe Thu Bay

3A Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District

The sketch group Urban Sketchers Hanoi, whose members record heritage, beautiful images and distinct lifestyle of Hanoi through sketching, has made its debut.

They have preserved these memories during a time when Hanoi is changing day by day because of urbanisation and gradually losing its treasured culture.

Exhibition “Zen” by Truong Tien Tra

L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District

The exhibition features a series of minimal paintings that create a sense of peace and serenity. Truong Tien Tra, a young, talented and modest artist, dedicates the exhibition of oil on canvas to his spiritual adventure, which he expresses through the simplicity of forms and the harmony he finds in nature.

HO CHI MINH CITY

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Stand-up Comedy with William Childress

Game On Saigon

115 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1

The American comic William Childress will give a comedic concert. The MC for the night will be Estonian gagster Ari Matti Mustonen, with support coming from Nathan Sproule and Yasar Saleem, the top two comics in the recent Stand-Up Hanoi Amateur Comedy Competition.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Mindscapes & Mystic Spaces” by Nguyen Cam

Salon Saigon

6D Ngô Thời Nhiệm, Ward 7, Disctrict 3,

The exhibition displays the works of esteemed Vietnamese artist Nguyen Cam. This exhibition marks the 23rd anniversary of the artist’s poignant return to his country after an absence of 40 years.