WHAT'S ON

Thursday
05/17

  • Danang International Fireworks Festival 2018

    12:00 AM,30 April - 11:59 PM,30 June

    Han River, Bach Dang St.,, Da Nang

    This is the 10th edition of the Danang International Fireworks Festival and with the theme ‘Legends of the Bridges’. This year the event will attract famous firework teams from Poland, France, Italy, the US, Portugal, Sweden, Hong Kong and Vietnam, competing over five nights on 30 April, 26 May, 2 June, 9 June and 30 June. Every performance lasts 20 minutes. There will also be a range of other interesting activities, including musical performances by Vietnamese and international artists, 60 to 70 balloons in the sky, a carnival, a flashmob dance, and a food festival. Tickets for the fireworks festival are from VND300,000.

  • ‘Rubbish of the Spring 2018’

    12:00 AM,01 May - 11:59 PM,31 December

    Vicas Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam St., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi

    9am-12pm and 1.30-5pm from Tuesday to Sunday

    Artworks made from waste feature in an exhibition of four installation artworks. The Whale, by Pham Thi Hong Sam, highlights uncontrolled whale massacres, while Seed and Sprout by Ha Huy Muoi tells a story about life, movement and development. Missing the Woods by Le Duc Hung raises the alarm about the widespread deforestation that is destroying the ecosystem, and The Society by Yen Nang conveys the message of living with a positive outlook. By using discarded peach branches as the main material for their works, the artists aim to remind communities of a more positive interaction with their ecological and social environment.

  • ‘Happy Zone’

    ‘Happy Zone’

    09:00 AM,01 - 06:00 PM,20 May

    Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

    ‘Happy Zone’ is a mini exhibition by Hanoi-based artist Do Thuy Hang, who describes herself as an ordinary woman who spends her life searching for her Happy Zone. ‘This is where I imagine I can finally “touch” the essence of the true, the good, and the beautiful,’ she wrote. Hang draws everything around her Happy Zone, such beautiful flowers on her balcony, her cats and dogs, some hard-working women or couples with happy faces she comes across. ‘Reality gives me emotions that I express with my free brush strokes and strong, contrasting colours,’ she added. Free entry.

  • Selected Pham Luc Artworks

    Selected Pham Luc Artworks

    10:00 AM,01 - 08:00 PM,20 May

    Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts (VCCA), Level B1 - R3 Royal City, 72 Nguyen Trai St., Thanh Xuan Dist., Hanoi

    10am-8pm, Tuesday to Sunday

    Sixty paintings by artist Pham Luc are on display at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts in Hanoi. Luc is considered one of the most noteworthy painters in Vietnam today. The artworks were selected by curator/artist Le Thiet Cuong from a private collection of 700 artworks belonging to Dr Nguyen Si Dung. ‘Pham Luc possesses a liberated, spontaneous spirit when it comes to painting,’ said Cuong. ‘Viewers can easily feel the strong waves of emotions looking at his work. Painting, to Pham Luc, is catching those emotions and putting them on the canvas with a strong sense of urgency. His style is quick and direct - no styling, ‘pruning’ or complicating what he has painted. A discussion with Pham Luc and Cuong, themed ‘War and Peace’, will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. Several workshops, mini shows and art activities will also take place on weekends. Free entry.

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