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Best events in Hanoi this weekend

Updated at Friday, 29 Jun 2018, 10:38
The Hanoitimes - There are a lot of great events you can enjoy in Hanoi this weekend, but don’t worry-we’ll whittle it down for you.
Traditional Music & Beatbox Concert “Nam Nhi”
 
Traditional Music & Beatbox Concert “Nam Nhi”.
Traditional Music & Beatbox Concert “Nam Nhi”.
You are invited to the traditional music and beatbox concert “Nam Nhi” (rough translation Macho) with artist Ngo Hong Quang, beatboxer Trung Bao and a string quintet.
The concert is a unique combination of musical pieces written by Ngo Hong Quang for traditional instruments and some of the quan họ (a type of Vietnamese folk music) tracks from his latest album. Performing solo, in duo and with a string quintet (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, and 1 contrabass), Ngo Hong Quang, in collaboration with talented beatboxer Trung Bao and the string quintet, will bring the audience to a musical trance purely Vietnamese – familiar yet strange, old yet new, spanning from the mountainous northern region to the Red River Delta.
Time: Saturday 30 Jun 2018, 8 pm
Venue: L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
FILMstoryteller 22: “A Brighter Summer Day”
FILMstoryteller 22: “A Brighter Summer Day”.
FILMstoryteller 22: “A Brighter Summer Day”.
“A Brighter Summer Day” sets in the early sixties in Taiwan (China), directed by Edward Yang, based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.
Time: Saturday, June 30 at 6:30 – 10 pm
Venue: Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza
6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi
Ciné IFV: Toute Première Fois

 
Ciné IFV: Toute Première Fois.
Ciné IFV: Toute Première Fois.
Come to the film screening “Toute première fois” (France, 2015, 98’). The film is not suitable for children under 16 years old.
Director: Maxime Govare, Noémie Saglio
Casting: Pio Marmaï, Franck Gastambide, Adrianna Gradziel
A journey of a gay groom who runs away from his husband-to-be for a bombshell that makes audience laugh.
Time: Friday, June 29 at 7:00 pm
Venue: L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
Indian Film Screening: “Manmanatha”

 
Indian Film Screening: “Manmanatha”.
Indian Film Screening: “Manmanatha”.
You are invited to a film screening of the Indian Telugu drama “Manmanatha” (All of us) directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, starring Mohanlal, Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi and Raina Rao.
“Manmanatha” narrates the story of four ordinary people whose lives quickly spiral out of control after a boy and a father go missing. The plot is beautifully written, full of mysteries and dramas. But instead of being just simply fiction, the movie brilliantly reverts the stereotypical Bollywood plotlines and shows the reality of the Indian middle-class life, which often can involve harsh choices and terrible consequences.
Time: Friday, June 29 at 6:00 pm
Venue: Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, 63 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Cathedral Concert Series No. 1

 
Cathedral Concert Series No. 1.
Cathedral Concert Series No. 1.
Cathedral Concert Series is Maestoso’s project of free concerts to the public, bringing a new and unique experience to Vietnamese musicians and audiences. The characteristic architecture of the cathedral will deliver a high-quality acoustic and an intimate atmosphere to the listeners.
With the desire to bring classical music to Vietnamese public in a most widely way, all the concerts in the cathedral will be non-ticket concerts, free of charge, opened to all audiences who are interested in classical music. Both performers and audiences will be able to experience the closest atmosphere of the traditional European classical music making. The long term goal of this series is to create a habit of listening to classical music, in its most original way, and gradually become a cultural grace of the capital.
Time: Friday, June 29 at 8:00 pm
Venue: St Joseph Cathedral, 40 Nha Chung Str, Hanoi
Ha Phuong
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