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German music producer to make City debut

 The Goethe Institute and Heart Beat, an event promoter and music label producing underground music in HCM City, will present a concert featuring underground deep techno music at The Observatory on September 11.

German music producer to make City debut

The Goethe Institute and Heart Beat, an event promoter and music label producing underground music in HCM City, will present a concert featuring underground deep techno music at The Observatory on September 11.

The night will highlight German music producer and DJ Jan Oberlaender, a familiar face at the Fusion Festival in Germany.

He will perform along with resident DJs, including Oko from Ukraine, Chris Wolter from Germany, and B.A.X. from Viet Nam.

Heart Beat visual artist Erol from Sweden will present a live visual arts performance during the concert.

The show will begin at 9pm at 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in District 4. Entrance is free until 11pm, and VND150,000 after 11pm.

Korean cuisines to be aired on Hanoi television in October

A series of Korean cuisine clips recorded in the Republic of Korea (RoK), Vietnam and Cambodia will be aired on the Hanoi Radio-Television (HanoiTV) this October.



At the signing ceremony -- Source: VNA




A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between HanoiTV and Korean Food Foundation in Sejong City – the new administrative capital of the RoK – on August 25.

Accordingly, the videos will be filmed in September and will be intended to popularise Korean culinary tours.

Kang Min-su, a representative from the Korean Food Foundation, said the MoU signing will revitalise Korean food tourism hit by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak while popularising Korean food culture in Vietnam.

US comic Matt Davis to perform

American comedian Matt Davis will travel to HCM City and Ha Noi as part of his Southeast Asian tour.

Davis is a veteran touring performer with over 1 million YouTube views and gigs in nine US armed forces bases under his belt.

Matt has earned top 10 accolades in Cracked Magazine, and joined TV performances and festivals.

His Ha Noi performance will start at 8pm tonight at the House of Son Tinh, 31 Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho District. Ticket costs VND150,000 and include a complimentary drink. For more information or to book tables, email

British, French films to be screened

Tomorrow the romantic comedy crime drama The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover will be screened at Blossom Art House at 8pm.

A co-production by British and French filmmakers, the movie was written and directed by Peter Greenaway. It first shocked audiences at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

The story begins when churlish mobster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) acquires an upscale French restaurant in London, effectively scaring off the clientele with his bad manners. His wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), is especially disgusted by him, and soon begins an affair with another restaurant guest, Michael (Alan Howard). Despite their efforts to keep it a secret, however, Spica finds out about their trysts, and plans to exact his revenge.

The screening will take place at 94B Tran Hung Dao Street, Level 6.

On Sunday at 4pm, another British-French production, the animated film Paddington, will be presented at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street.

Directed by Paul King, the 95-minute movie is full of tenderness and humour for all ages. It will be presented in French with Vietnamese subtitles.

Tickets cost VND50,000 and 40,000 for L'Espace members and students.

Viet Nam film and photo exhibition to be held in Russia

More than 200 photos and 100 documentaries featuring Viet Nam are to be shown at an exhibition in Moscow, Russia.



Ha Long Bay, a world natural heritage site



The exhibition, Viet Nam-World Destination 2015, displays the natural beauty of Viet Nam, traditional festivals and Vietnamese cuisine among other features. Parts of the exhibition also focus on the ties between Russia and Viet Nam.

Visitors will learn about how Viet Nam is modernising and prospering while retaining it's traditional identity.

The event celebrates the 70th anniversary of Viet Nam's National Day holiday and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The exhibition will run from September 1-6 at the Multifunctional Complex Hanoi, 146 Yaroslavskoe Boulevard, Moscow.

American artist holds leather craft workshop

US-based artist Adina Weinand will host a leather craft workshop at Saigon Outcast from September 3 to October 1.

Weinand will teach simple to advanced techniques in making leather craft, and discuss leather qualities and design. She will also demonstrate how to make leather accessories like bracelets, money holders and cellphone cases.

After graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in design and studio art, Wienand travelled to New York, South Korea and HCM City to work and teach. She works as a visual arts instructor at an international school and is a co-founder of Attaya, a handmade leather collective.

The workshop will be held every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm at 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street in District 2. Admission is VND3.9 million including all leather, material, threads, hardware and tool use.

Participants can register for the class via email

Russian experts publish book on modern Vietnam

A book on contemporary Vietnam compiled by a research centre for Vietnam and ASEAN under the Russian Academy of Science (RUS) is set to be released shortly.

The book, titled “Vietnam Today”, compiles the latest documents and research studies on political and socio-economic affairs unfolding in the Southeast Asian nation within the 21 st century. It also offers a glimpse into its history and contemporary turning points.

Insight into modern Vietnam opens with an overview of the political and social system that underscores the role of the ruling Communist Party. Following chapters provide readers with information on local market economy building, major sectors, foreign trade and financial system, among others.

Bilateral foreign diplomacy as well as culture and art are also highlights of the book.    



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