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A smaller version of the world’s biggest annual party, Oktoberfest, will be held in Hanoi from October 17-19.

Lacquer art the ideal national brand: expert

The culture ministry’s Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition recently chose sơn mài (lacquer) art as a national brand.

Classic opera & ballet restaged to celebrate theatre's anniversary

The Vietnam Opera and Ballet Theatre (VNOB) will perform a Vietnamese classical opera and a Russian ballet between October 5 and 7 at the Ha Noi Opera House to celebrate the theatre’s 60th birthday.

The last iron forger keeps the furnace’s flame burning on Hanoi’s old street

In the memories of many Hanoians’ generation, Lo Ren street in Hoan Kiem District houses many forging furnaces.

French artists to perform 'Tale of Kieu'

Vietnamese epic The Tale of Kieu will be performed by French artists for the first time in Hanoi tomorrow.

Sotheby's pulls Vietnamese paintings from upcoming auction

Auction house Sotheby’s Hong Kong has pulled several Vietnamese paintings from an upcoming sale due to uncertainty over their authenticity.

Chamber singer to debut concert after six year of practice

After winning second prize at the prestigious national singing contest Sao Mai Điểm Hẹn (Morning Star – Rendezvous) in 2013, singer Pham Thuy Dung will have her debut concert on September 29.

Teacher and student display paintings together at VN National Museum of Fine Arts

Artist Ly Truc Son and his student Trieu Quoc Chien are displaying sơn mài (lacquer) paintings at Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts.

Bringing children into ‘wonderland’

‘To he’ (toy figurines) making artisans in Xuan La village, Phuong Duc commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi, are rushed to entertainment places in Hanoi during holidays and weekends, to create a ‘wonderland’ for children.

Painter-art critic opens new exhibition

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by People’s Teacher, art critic and painter Uyen Huy is opening at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.

Solo performance by violinist Bui Cong Duy at Opera House

Vietnam’s leading violinist Bui Cong Duy will give a solo performance in a concert at the HCM City Opera House on September 28.

Sounds evoke nostalgia for Hanoians

An exhibition themed “Street vendors and street cries of Hanoi” is underway in the capital city.

Vietnamese ensemble shares stage with German artists in Hanoi concert

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble and two guest soloists from Germany will perform in a concert at the Vietnam National Academy of Music on October 11 as part of the Hanoi New Music 2019 festival.


Contemporary art charms fashion student

Artist Pham Hong began creating contemporary art in 2005. Her latest piece, entitled Sự Im Lặng (The Silence), was named as one of 14 finalists in the Dogma Award 2019 and was displayed last month in HCM City.

Goddess worship carries spirit of mercy and tolerance

People in many Asian countries worship Guanyin as a goddess of mercifulness and protection. However, the symbol of Guanyin in each country has some differences.

Book on Soviet Union-Vietnam friendship in First Indochina War published

Many once-secret documents and photos relating to the success of the 1954 Geneva Conference and the role of the Soviet Union-Vietnam co-operation were unveiled for the first time in a book released recently in Hanoi.

Singapore gets two three-MICHELIN-starred restaurants for first time in history

The fourth edition of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore was unveiled and two restaurants, Les Amis and Odette were honoured with three stars.


Vu Cat Tuong set for Asia Song Festival performance

Talented Vietnamese singer Vu Cat Tuong will be Vietnam’s representative at the Asia Song Festival 2019, which is scheduled to take place at the Ulsan stadium in the Republic of Korea from October 11-12.


“Cinema for the Ears” electro-acoustic night music at Salon Saigon

The “Cinema for the Ears” electro-acoustic night music will be held from 7pm to 8.30pm on September 24 at Salon Saigon in 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, District 3.