Out & About

  • Hot & hearty

    Hot & hearty

    The Coca Restaurant quickly became a favourite Thai restaurant in Hanoi after opening in 2016, which was part of a strategy to expand and develop the Coca Restaurant franchise in the Asia-Pacific region.



    Thuy Design House is the brainchild of a strong and traditional woman and offers a level of femininity and sophistication unique to Vietnam.

  • Out of Africa

    Out of Africa

    Wax-Feel Creative is the work of Hyncédée, a young Franco-Ivorian woman who was surprised upon her arrival in Hanoi by the absence of any West African culture.



    Expats in Hanoi keen on having a barn-inspired home that provides an escape from city life should head to the Rustic Home in Cau Giay district.

  • Hands-on workshops

    Hands-on workshops

    Founded by Giang Jolie, a young and active Vietnamese, the Consocia D.I.Y weekend workshop offers a regular handicraft event at the funky Velo Love Café & Bar in Tay Ho district from 10am to 5pm every Saturday and from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday.



Bits & Pieces

  • World renowned Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter performs in Hanoi

    World renowned Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter performs in Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    February 27,2018 03:04 PM

    Audience in Hanoi will have an opportunity to experience extraordinary performance of two-time Grammy winner Anne Sofie von Otter, which will include personal favourites by Sibelius, Schubert, Bach, Andersson/Ulveaus (ABBA) and many more.

    Anne Sofie von Otter is one of today’s most recorded artists with an unrivalled discography built across a career spanning more than three decades at the very top of her profession. A lengthy and exclusive relationship with Deutsche Grammophon produced a wealth of acclaimed recordings as well as a collaboration with pop legend Elvis Costello on For the Stars. Her double CD, Douce France, received a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.

    An ever-evolving repertoire has played a key role in sustaining Anne Sofie von Otter’s international reputation as an operatic force. Her recent roles include Leocadia Begbick (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden under Marc Wigglesworth, Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) at the Salzburger Festspiele under Giovanni Antonini, Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) under Philippe Jordan for Opéra national de Paris, and Countess Geschwitz in Christoph Marthaler’s production of Lulu at Staatsoper Hamburg under Kent Nagano. She appeared as Jenny (Die Dreigroschenoper) at Theater an der Wien and as Waltraute (Die Götterdämmerung) at both Deutsche Oper Berlin and Wiener Staatsoper under Sir Simon Rattle. She created the role of Leonore in the world premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel at the Salzburger Festspiele and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, conducted by the composer.

  • ‘MIDWAY’ by Duy Phuong

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 16,2018 11:26 AM

    Globalisation has changed Vietnam’s rural landscapes and caused individualism to flourish in urban areas. From the wreckage of old residential areas, new buildings arise. Someone’s hope is rising from someone else’s sadness. The ‘Midway’ exhibition by photographer Duy Phuong records the tangled emotions that were born out of the urbanisation process in Vietnam. Phuong is a young photographer with modern knowledge and perspectives in photography, and has conducted some interesting photographic projects. Free entry.

  • A Night of Beethoven

    A Night of Beethoven

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 10,2018 11:31 AM

    German conductor Jonas Alber, pianist Luu Duc Anh, and artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will hold a performance featuring music from Beethoven. The program features Overture to ballet ‘The creatures of Prometheus’ Op.43, Piano Concerto no.1, C major, Op.15 and Symphony no.1, C major, Op.21. Mr Alber has established himself as a much sought-after conductor both on the concert podium and at leading international opera houses. His name is associated with benchmark performances of fin-de-siècle works, and his repertoire extends from baroque to contemporary music. Today he is in demand as a guest conductor with symphonic orchestras and opera companies in Europe, Asia, South America, New Zealand and South Africa. Email info-hanoi@goethe.de for information on tickets.

  • ‘City and Memory’

    ‘City and Memory’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 02,2018 11:33 AM

    Artist, scholar, and photographer Nguyen The Son presents his current bodies of work depicting the rapid metamorphosis of Vietnam’s landscape and how this drastic change is affecting the lifestyles of the society at the newly-established artistic hub in Hanoi. ‘City and Memory’ is a collection of Son’s work spanning several years of research and acute observations. He developed a series of 3D photographs depicting the rapid development in Vietnam that are not only innovative but also thought provoking, challenging the viewer to examine this transformation and its effect on society. Hanoi once had a perfect ratio of humanity and urban life, but in recent years urban planning has moved in a different direction and created more and more soulless blocks of concrete. This exhibition is a collection of efforts on his journey to seek and save pieces of the city’s memory through visual art projects.



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