April 22-29: A Night of Film Music in HCMC

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



Limited Edition Tradition 6 – Live World Music

8.30 pm, April 22

Hanoi Social Club

6 Hoi Vu Street, Hoan Kiem district

The monthly show brings a different flavour, a new eye-opening style of the communication of emotions connected to the history of people across the world. You have the chance to see instruments such as the guimbri, oud, doumbrek, and a wide range of hand percussion and traditional Vietnamese musical instruments.

Tickets: VND100,000

Concert “Berlin Signals”

8 pm, April 22

Goethe Institut

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district

The show is staged under an artist exchange project composed of performances, sound installations and live-acts where the audience takes part in a new audio-visual and sound journey.

As part of the programme, the three participating international artist Antye Greie-Ripatti aka AGF aka Poemproducer, Gil Delindro & Julius Holtz will share their individual practices with a night of solo performances at the Goethe Institut of Hanoi.

Free entrance

Tickets: VND300,000 – VND400,000 – VND5-500,000 – VND1 million


Photography Exhibition “A Little Bit of This and That”

Matca Space for Photography

48 Ngoc Ha street, Ba Dinh district

You are invited to a solo photography exhibition by Dinh Nguyen, a Ho Chi Minh City-based architect who has a passion for taking photos in order to see things outside of his day job and quotidian boredom.

Free entry

Exhibition “Neo-Expressionism”

VICAS Art Studio

32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

You are invited to a group exhibition by Nguyen Van The, Pham Thanh Toan, Hoang Khanh Du, Dang Thanh and Le Thua Ngoc Hai, who have a clear tendency towards neo-expressionism.

Some just follow spontaneity and instinct while others intentionally do research about neo-expressionism on the Internet, either way their language of expression all has the same reference with the language of their neo-expressionism predecessors around the world.

Exhibition “Daily Conversation”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi

“Daily Conversation” is a mix between silk paintings by Le Kim My and original installations by Vu Kim Thu. Two artists with distinct art practices holding an exhibition together for the first time at L’Espace.

With different modes of expression, the two artists tell the story of daily life in this shared space.

Free entry



A Night of Film Music

8 pm, April 24

HCMC Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera [HBSO] will bring to the stage numerous famous films, including Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Schindler’s List, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cinema Paradiso, and many more.

The concert will be conducted by HBSO’s music director Tran Vuong Thach and will feature the HBSO Symphony Orchestra, vocalists and instrumental soloists, plus the Saigon Ladies chorus.

Tickets range from VND450,000 to VND900,000

Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, April 22, 24, 26

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

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

‘Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture’ features a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.

The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.

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


Exhibition “The Sap Still Runs”

San Art

Millennium Masteri, B6.17 & B6.16

132 Ben Van Don, District 4

The duo exhibition “The Sap Still Runs”, organised by San Art and the Institut Français in Vietnam, is a gathering of personal poems by Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine and Truong Cong Tung.

Exhibition “Serpents’ Tails” by UuDam Tran Nguyen

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1

The exhibition comprises of a three-channel video, sculpture, photographs, and an immersive installation of motorbikes whose exhaust systems inflate, feed, and give flight to tubular “serpents” sewn together from disposable plastic bags.