Don’t forget these events to watch for this weekend:
HANOI: 25 Oct – 4 Nov 2012
National Cinema Center
Japanese Film Festival: Comedy 2012 will kick off this week in Hanoi. This year, 8 popular and smash-hit films all made in 2000s are carefully selected to showcase the variety of comical senses in Japanese film.
Conference, Language Festival:
Sat 27 Oct 2012, 9 am – 6 pm
The “2nd European Language Day” will be on this Saturday at Goethe Institut. Everybody who is interested in language and culture is more than welcome to join one of the languages classes or watch a short film at the exhibition hall.
Fri 26 Oct 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
Sun 28 Oct 2012, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House
Don’t forget a joint classic concert by two renowned music groups, one from each of the two countries: The Acies Quartet from Austria and the Song Hong Quintet from Vietnam.
Fri 26 Oct 2012, 7.30 pm
Hanoi Rock City
MUSICK TO PLAY IN THE DARK is a carefully curated (and planned) concert dedicated to boundary-pushing experimental music and video art. The evening boasts a killer line-up of international luminaries, local pioneers and new faces – all set to challenge unsuspecting audience as much as to guide them into new, unexplored terrains.
And more events:
Sat 27 Oct 2012, 8.30 – 9.30 pm
Cabaret Night at L’Espace is the stage for new music talents. Come here to enjoy great drinks and listen to fabulous French, English and Vietnamese songs.
In HCMC: Sat 27 Oct 2012, 8 pm
The Student Cultural House of HCMC
Come to the Rakugo Master Katsura Utazo‘s sit-down comedy. Enjoy the “Made in Japan” jokes and punch lines through Utazo’s challenging performances.
Sat 27 Oct 2012, 7 – 11 pm
The Newly Renovated 21 North
Come One, Come All! Join the Haunted Circus Caravan as we venture into other worldly realms…
HCMC OPERA HOUSE
25 and 26 Oct 2012, 11 am
26, 27 and 28 Oct 2012, 8 pm
It’s time to enjoy King Lear in HCMC. This magnificent but unwieldy text is streamlined and sharply focussed to create a unique theatrical event that blends live music, spectacular imagery and thrilling action.
Screening of “Beautiful Lies”
Screening of “Disorder”
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser
A Night at the Opera Puccini
Exhibition “Tokyo X Hanoi X Art”
Dó Paper Painting Exhibition “Paper II”
Exhibition “The Makeup Faces”
Photography Exhibition by Gerrit Engel
Vuong Thao’s Art at Bookworm Too
Exhibition “Between two Parallel Lines”
Program “Art under the Roof”
Exhibition “Hanoi in Those Bombing Days in 1972″
Map Supports Island Sovereignty Claim
Piknic Electronik Season 2
Exhibition “Becoming a Man”
Hue – Painting Exhibition by Artist Duong Dinh Sang
Photography Exhibition “Metamorphosis of Japan After the War: 1945-1964”
HCMC – Solo Exhibition by Pham Huy Thong
HCMC – Film Screening in Oct at IDECAF
HCMC – Solo Exhibition by Le Quang Ha
HCMC – Exhibition “Autumn Meeting”
HCMC – Exhibition “Tales of Chewing Gum, Noodle Soup, and Other Stories”