Sunday, 24 Mar 2019

Must-go events in Hanoi this week

Updated at Monday, 04 Jun 2018, 15:37
The Hanoitimes - Time to unwind your imagination with the concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends” or enjoy the exhibition “Perfect Reality” by Luu Tuyen, etc.
Concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends”
Concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends”.
Concert “Perfumes of Paris – Le Thu Huong and Friends”.
The concert “Huong Paris” by the talented flutist Le Thu Huong and friends will recreate a multi-dimensional music space with different genres of French music, from movie soundtracks to blues/jazz and contemporary pieces.
This is also the occasion for the Vietnam’s premiere of “Suite for flute and jazz trio” by French musician Claude Bolling.
Le Thu Huong’s exquisite flute skills and singer Giang Trang’s voice will be accompanied by talented musicians and a jazz trio from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. The concert is promised to bring a new, unique music experience to audiences.
Time: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 8 pm
Venue: L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem dist., Hanoi.
Exhibition “Perfect Reality” by Luu Tuyen

Exhibition “Perfect Reality” by Luu Tuyen.
Exhibition “Perfect Reality” by Luu Tuyen.
The solo exhibition “Perfect Reality” by Luu Tuyen features 30 artworks using mixed media on canvas and two sculptures, spanning five years of working and mastering the use of epoxy resin in art.
Epoxy is an organic compound with a plastic composite base and a special composition that makes the material far more water- and heat-resistant than many other materials. Due to the low shrinkage and excellent adhesion, epoxy resin, when mixed with various active ingredients, can form adhesives with many superior properties and at the same time create durable, yet beautiful, surfaces. Epoxy is widely used in construction and shipbuilding, where it is used to coat underwater surfaces.
With Luu Tuyen, the process of exploring resin is not only a process of mastering his art, but also a journey of self discovery. His artworks portray isolation, self-doubt, apprehension, and the juxtaposition of the self, objects and spaces around him. Yet Luu Tuyen’s works do not impose the artist’s beliefs on his audience; viewers are drawn into multi-dimensional dialogues, each fitting their subconscious perceptions and aesthetics.
“Art is a mirror on which one reflects and grows. My art reflects my anxieties, torments, and questions about a present-day reality where time-honoured values ​​have been replaced with false, superficial values and even falsehood. In that context, core values ​​must be preserved,” Luu Tuyen was quoted as saying.
Opening: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5 pm
Exhibition: June 5 – 11, 2018
Venue: Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
The 9th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival

The 9th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival.
The 9th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival.
The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (DSF) proudly present the 9th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival. The festival will be held from June 8 – 17, 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The annual film festival returns for its 9th edition this year. With France being current president of EUNIC Vietnam, the delegation of Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium) in Vietnam is the coordinator of the event, together with DSF Vietnam.
Participating in this year’s festival are outstanding productions from 11 countries (France, Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium), Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, UK and Israel) and 15 from Vietnam.
Among the Vietnamese selections are some of the winners of the Golden Lotus, the Golden Kite and the Environmental films award. This is one of the special events promoting cultural exchange between Vietnam and other countries. Through these films, the audience will have the chance to get to know the cultures, people, and communities in Vietnam and other countries.
Time: June 8 – 17, 2018.
Venue: National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (DSF), 465 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi.
Limited Edition Tradition 3 – Live World Music

Limited Edition Tradition 3 – Live World Music.
Limited Edition Tradition 3 – Live World Music.
Limited Edition Tradition, the newest from The Hanoi Social Club – a monthly exploration of global sounds with guest musicians from Cao Bang, Pleiku, Morocco, Africa, The Middle East and more.
Each month brings a different flavor, a new eye-opening style of the communication of emotions connected to the history of people across the world. Expect to see instruments such as the guimbri, oud, ty ba, doumbrek, tam thap luc, a wide range of hand percussion and other esoterica.
Time: Monday, June 4, 2018, 8.30 pm
Venue: Hanoi Social Club
Ha Phuong
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