• Royal Costumes of Nguyen Dynasty

    12:00 AM,01 January - 11:59 PM,28 February

    Museum of Vietnamese History in HCMC, 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, D.1, HCMC

    The Vietnamese History Museum in HCMC in cooperation with the Southern Women’s Museum is holding an exhibition of royal costumes from the Nguyen Dynasty. In the history of Vietnam’s monarchies, the dress codes for emperors and royal officials were meticulously established to denote position and power within society. The royal costumes of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) succeeded those of the Le Dynasty, adding elements and symbols influenced by the Three Teachings (Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism). The exhibition introduces a collection of imperial costumes and jewellery, including 24 original costumes of emperors, queens, princes and princesses, and military mandarins, and 16 jewellery pieces made from pearl and silver brooches, bracelets and gold rings inlaid with precious stones.

  • Nights of Jazz

    Nights of Jazz

    12:00 AM,01 - 11:59 PM,28 February

    Le Club, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

    Jazz vocalist Michele Kaye will perform every night from Tuesday to Saturday at Hanoi’s classiest house of jazz, Le Club at the Metropole Hotel. Renown for her distinctive voice, perfect intonation, and ineffable swing, Michele comes from a musical family in Toronto, Canada. She turned to singing at a very early age. Sultry and alluring, her voice never ceases to captivate the audience. She flawlessly translates the passion of a song, taking the listener on an emotional journey. Her melodies are memorable, as is her stage presence and her ability to connect with the audience. Michele proves herself as a singer and musician by using her extensive vocal capabilities and incredible ear for phrasing and harmony to put her own stamp on every song.

    From 8.45pm, Tuesday to Sunday in February

  • ‘Redrawing Folk Paintings’

    ‘Redrawing Folk Paintings’

    12:00 AM,01 - 11:59 PM,28 February

    Nest by AIA, 4th Floor, Tower B, Vincom Center 191 Ba Trieu St., Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi

    An exhibition entitled ‘Redrawing Folk Paintings’ by young Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Xuan Lam is on display at Nest by AIA in Hanoi. The folk paintings belong to the artist’s first-ever art project, funded by AIA Vietnam, which began in early 2016, and honours the longevity and true values of Vietnamese folk paintings. The exhibition not only gives an opportunity for viewers to admire the folk paintings through the modern graphic style and unique artistic prism of a young artist, but is also an opportunity for each of us to resurrect the traditional Tet atmosphere with vibrant paintings. Through it, traditional culture comes closer to the art-loving public. Free entry.



    06:00 PM,01 - 06:00 PM,28 February

    Caravelle Saigon, 19 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC, HCMC

    Two internationally-acclaimed singers, Calyn Tsukishima from Japan and Dona Amelia from Indonesia, will perform with Jazonjazz, a pianist, guitarist, singer and one of the most recognisable musicians in HCMC, for evenings of live music. Soothing strains, light jazz and mellow tunes will round out the cosmopolitan atmosphere at the Café de l’Opera every evening.

    Born in Miyagi Prefecture, Calyn’s path as a singer and songwriter began with violin lessons at the age of four. By 2008 she had added her name to the Japanese music scene, with eight singles and three albums. Her instinctive sense of rhythm and melody has led to collaborations with international producers and DJs, as well as leading Japanese musicians. Dona is a model, singer and presenter from Banten, Indonesia. Her first album debuted in Indonesia in 2007 and she went on to win televised singing competitions before deciding to take her talents abroad in 2015. She’s since debuted two EDM singles, collaborated with British DJ Matt Caseli, and performed at HCMC’s top bars and music venues.

    Music lovers can catch Calyn on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and Dona on Wednesdays and Fridays.


    12:00 AM,10 February - 11:59 PM,09 April

    The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, D.2, HCMC

    The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre presents a painting exhibition with 15 art works by two young Vietnamese artists – Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin. The artists treat their paintings in a more calm and peaceful manner than prior generations, as they consider their artwork a natural instrument for expression, not just a weapon or tool in the war between modernity and tradition or between what is local and global. Tin and Du have many contrasts between them, not only in their ideas or the content of their paintings but also in the materials they use. With these contrasts, they show that painting is not a medium to be decentralised with the emergence of new multimedia art materials, but is in fact a very rich area of possibility to collaborate with other ideas and instruments.

  • International Circus

    12:03 AM,01 - 11:59 PM,19 February

    Gia Dinh Park, Hoang Minh Giam St., Go Vap Dist.,, HCMC

    The Phuong Nam Art Theater in cooperation with Happy Dream Circus presents Japanese circus shows, to promote friendship and culture between Vietnam and Japan. The program features two or three performances a day by artists from Japan, Russia, Venezuela, Argentina, Columbia, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, and HCMC. The shows include selections of circus acts, such as animals and magical illusions, juggling, flying motorbikes, and acrobats, as well as a Japanese drum performance. Tickets are from VND100,000 to VND300,000. For tickets and delivery, contact (08) 2241 1221 or 0918 196 685.

  • Heritage Art Museum

    Heritage Art Museum

    12:00 AM,01 - 11:59 PM,28 February

    26 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An,, Quang Nam

    French photographer Rehahn has recently opened his private museum on an area of 250 square metres in Hoi An ancient town to display photos of traditional costumes of ethnic minorities around Vietnam that he has taken over the last five years. Guests have the chance to experience and discover the different regions of Vietnam with Rehahn. He sees it as is his mission to bring the photos of ethnic people closer to Vietnamese people. His museum displays more than 200 photos of 40 of the 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam, 30 traditional costumes from ethnic minorities, and precious objects, with his stories explaining his difficult journeys to approach remote villages of ethnic minorities translated in French, English and Vietnamese. One of his most exciting stories is that he had to wait for three years to be allowed into the village of one ethnic minority where tourists never visit. The museum is open daily, from 8.30am to 8.30pm. Free entry.

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