Saturday weekend market
A useful and pleasant addition to weekends on West Lake, the Weekend Market offers a unique range of locally produced, high-quality products directly from farmers in Viet Nam. Products include free-range chicken, eggs, fair-trade and organic produce.
The event takes place every Saturday and Sunday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the ASVELIS yard, at 4, 67/12 Lane 67 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District.
CAMA ATK brings the beats
Celebrating the opening of Ha Noi's CAMA ATK at 73A Mai Hac De Street, Sai Gon's "King of the Beats" DJ Jase is set to rock the venue on Saturday, January 14, from 8pm-midnight.
A long-time CAMA collaborator and the man behind the Sai Gon bass scene, Jase is a Viet Nam native who spent his formative late-teens in Australia where collaborations with Sydney's infamous Foreign Dub Crew got him heavily into jungle, DnB and all things bass.
To mark the arrival of ATK, Jase is going to play an Old-Skool Hip Hop set with some tangents into Ragga, Uk Funky, Future Garage, and other Bass heavy genres.
One part gig venue, two parts underground bar with a splash of speakeasy and topped with twist of art space, ATK is looking to set itself apart from the crowd.
Try Gaelic football to get fit and meet new people
Gaelic Football is an Irish sport played using hands and feet. It can be described as a mixture of football, basketball and volleyball. It's a fun, action packed team sport played all over the world.
Join the Gaelic Football team in Ha Noi to get fit and meet new people. The team gathers players from different countries, including Viet Nam, Germany, Poland, the US, Australia, France, Ireland, and New Zealand. Their tournaments take them travelling around Asia.
Training days are Wednesday and Saturday, with both beginners and experienced players both welcome. Rules and skills are taught to new players.
Contact: Catherine Ganley: 01286135573, firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.vietcelts.com
Thursday's Ha Noi nightlife tour
Ride bicycles and experience Ha Noi nightlife every Thursday evening. Start time is 8pm at the Ha Noi Opera House, with the ride concluding around 10pm with a lemon-tea on the street. Chatter about day-to-day happenings, bikes, and new routes will go throughout the ride.
Bring a bike suitable for the city (mini bike is okay), with some pocket money, a helmet and a light for safety.
City's flower festival to open
More than 8,000 indigenous and foreign flowers, ornamental fish, bonsai plants and trees will be featured at HCM City's annual Spring Flower Festival at Tao Dan Park from January 18 to 28. Local florists and artisans in Viet Nam and other countries have provided all of the items on display.
The event will include musical and dance performances, traditional food events, and painting displays.
Mekong artists hold exhibit to celebrate Lunar New Year
An exhibition of 130 works by 24 artists of the 44-member Mekong Art Club, whose members are natives of the Mekong Delta, opened at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Sac Xuan (The Colours of Spring) showcases works, including paintings in oil, lacquer and paper, and sculptures made of pocerlain, stone, and copper. The exhibition will run until January 15 at 97A, Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1.
French artist's lacquer exhibit opens
French artist Michelle Pontie is displaying her works in the collection, Melody at the End of Autumn, at Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1 in HCM City. The exhibit which features 21 lacquer paintings that reflect the coexistence of yin and yang, closes on January 20.