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Friday
05/19

  • Danang International Fireworks Festival 2017

    Danang International Fireworks Festival 2017

    08:00 PM,29 April - 11:59 PM,24 June

    Han River, Bach Dang St.,, Da Nang

    Time: Nightly on 29 April, 20 and 27 May, 3 and 24 June

    The Danang International Fireworks Festival 2017, with the theme ‘Toa Sang Ngu Hanh Son’ (Shining Marble Mountains), will be held on five Saturday nights: 29 April, 20 and 27 May, and 3 and 24 June, with the participation of seven international teams from Australia, Italy, the UK, Austria, China, Japan and Switzerland plus the host team from Danang. Inspired by the Marble Mountains and the five elements of ancient oriental philosophy, the five performances will be entitled ‘Fire’, ‘Earth’, ‘Metal’, ‘Water’, and ‘Wood’. Two teams will send their fireworks skywards each night and the final show will be the grand finale, featuring the three best teams. The festival also features activities such as an electronic dance music program, a cooking contest, a street parade of live music and dancing, a festival of Cham culture, a sculpture festival, an international costume show, and a photo contest.

  • ‘Ethereal’

    ‘Ethereal’

    12:00 AM,05 - 11:59 PM,22 May

    Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat, D.1,, HCMC

    ‘Ethereal’ is the title of a solo exhibition by Nguyen Quoc Trung, born in 1981 and a graduate of the Hanoi Fine Arts University in 2006, specialising in oil painting techniques. His works have been collected by both Vietnamese and foreigners and his subjects are very simple, like old things in life that are often forgotten. Trung wants to catch the inner life, the true spirit of the subject. It seems as if he listens to their voice - the voice from lost beauty. His brush strokes are strong, with confident movements creating ‘Trace of Time’. This the major theme Trung has focused on in his recent collection. The exhibition will display 15 works of oil on canvas

  • Colours of Jazz

    Colours of Jazz

    08:30 PM,01 May - 11:30 PM,30 June

    R&J Lounge & Restaurant, 57-69F Dong Khoi, D.1, HCMC

    For jazz lovers, R&J Lounge and Restaurant in HCMC is pleased to introduce a new international jazz singer, LaDee Streeter. LaDee’s love affair with singing began in the church choir at a very early age. She was awed by her ability to ‘touch’ and inspire people through song. Throughout her career, she has performed in nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, casinos, and TV shows as a featured artist and backing singer. One special credit includes singing background vocals for the legendary Stevie Wonder on his ‘Hotter Than July’ album. International performing credits include five-star hotels and nightclubs.

    LaDee’s singing style consists primarily of jazz, blues, and R&B. She can also effectively deliver dance tunes, selective contemporary hip-hop, and pop.

    8.30pm to 11.30pm nightly from Tuesday to Sunday In May and June

  • ‘Touching the past’

    ‘Touching the past’

    08:00 PM,19 - 11:59 PM,19 May

    Opera House, Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

    The HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of Vietnamese symphonic and contemporary dance entitled ‘Touching the past’. The show will feature the symphony ‘Saigon - City of my Childhood’ from musician Vinh Lai, which reflects his beautiful memories and nostalgia for old Saigon during Tet. With works in various fields, like song, chamber music, symphony, film soundtracks and theatre, Vinh Lai has received a Music Award from the Vietnam Musicians Association and a State Prize for Literature - Art.

    Audience members will also enjoy the ‘Touching the past’ contemporary dance from choreographers Nguyen Phuc Hai and Nguyen Phuc Hung, a successful dance work created in 2013 and appreciated by professionals and audiences for its innovative, inspirational expression and profound meaning.

    Tickets are from VND200,000. Contact: (08) 3823 7295.

  • ‘Echoing Scars’

    12:00 AM,12 May - 11:59 PM,02 June

    Galerie Quynh, Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, D.1,, HCMC

    ‘Echoing Scars’ is the title of an exhibition by Thierry Bernard-Gotteland, a French artist born in 1974. After receiving his Bachelor of Graphic Design, he graduated with an MFA from the School of Fine Art in Grenoble and a post-Diploma at Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Art in Tourcoing, where he worked with acclaimed artist Antoni Muntadas.

    He draws on the mythologies of heavy metal music and culture to create works that foreground the power of darker narratives in which social roles, cultural models, and moral values are unflinchingly examined. A prolific sound and performance artist, he employs materials such as text, black duct tape, viscous black enamel, and stage equipment in his works, which lend a sense of a live concert or private fantasy, each equally sensual and forbidden. He has exhibited in North America, Europe and Asia and of course Vietnam, where he is also a lecturer with the design department at RMIT University in HCMC.

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