Celebrity to host concert in memory of composer father
Diva Thanh Lam and her younger brother, electronic musician Tri Minh, will jointly stage a music show in memory of their beloved father, composer Thuan Yen.
Belarusian artists to perform in Ha Noi
Belarusian troupes will perform in the northern cities of Ha Noi and Hai Phong as part of Belarus Cultural Days, which will be held from November 2 to 7.
Translators bring books to new readers
Vietnamese and French experts this week joined an international conference focusing on literature translation.
Electronic musician plays at CAMA ATK
AMA ATK is continuing their Thursday night electronica tonight with French-Cambodian musician Lafidki, who is renowned for combining electronics, noise and sequenced multi-layered rhythms onstage.
TPD screens popular horror movies
During this Halloween week, the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) will screen two famous horror movies: The Sixth Sense (1999) and The Exorcist (1973).
Chefs promote Thai food in Ha Noi
Hilton Hanoi Opera will hold its Thai Food Promotion from October 31 to November 8, with the participation of guest chefs Thapakorn Somjit and Sarawut Phukhrongthung.
Cyclists invited to scary Halloween ride
Everyone is welcome to join the monthly Dap Cho Suong or Positive Mass, a bicycle ride inspired by Critical Mass that has reached 300 cities worldwide.
Festival highlights arts and music
The Saigon Outcast will hold its Melting Pot event, with the theme "Celebration of Culture", on November 8 and 9.
Meet the walking dead at beer club party
Rapper Andree Right Hand will be featured at a Halloween party this Saturday (Nov 1) at MOB Beer Club, together with sexy zombies wandering around the dance floor.
The Love Below at DeciBel
The four-piece soul and hip hop band The Love Below will perform at DeciBel at 79/2/5 Phan Ke Binh Street, District 1, from 9pm to 2am on Saturday.
Vietnamese feature enters Taipei film festival
Film Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere), the first feature film produced and directed by Nguyen Hoang Diep, will be screened at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2014.
French climber rocks capital's fitness scene by opening gym
French climber rocks capital's fitness scene by opening gym

Jean Verly has become a fixture in Viet Nam's rock climbing scene. In 2011 he created VietClimb, one of the first rock climbing gyms. Three years later, VietClimb has become the rendezvous for Vietnamese and foreigners who want to get fit enjoying the novel sport.

Fun flavours on the tip of many tongues
Fun flavours on the tip of many tongues

A restaurant with a French name and a Japanese chef avoids both nations and serves sensible combinations of Italian, Chinese and Spanish cuisines. Lucy Sexton is pleasantly surprised.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.