Australian charity raises funds for children
The Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam will hold its annual fundraising event at the Australian Embassy at 8 Dao Tan Street, Ba Dinh District, on March 30. The event will be an evening of food, music and great prizes.
Guillaume to perform genre twisting tunes
French-Australian singer-songwriter Guillaume Soloacoustic will present his music on the small stage of 21oN Club at 49 Yen Phu Street for the next two Fridays, March 23&30.
Guillaume casually twirls lyrics and musical genres with endearing spirit. Some have described him as "an acoustic soloist with an up-beat, melodious, funny, and athletic style that reaches out and grabs the audience like a musical tornado."
The show will start at 9pm and is free entry.
Noi Hanoi's lectures marry poetry to the world
With the goal of exchange across culture, Noi Hanoi's newest spoken word series continues this month with four speakers who will talk about an eclectic mix of topics.
In words and pictures, each lecturer will give a 15-minute presentation on the diverse range of topics: international-style architecture in Israel, travel to sacred sites, using poetry to understand medical care in Kenya, and a Vietnamese artist's new series of paintings.
Noi Hanoi's lectures will take place at 8pm, on Sunday, March 25 at CAMA ATK Bar, 73A Mai Hac De Street. Admission is free. More info at www.noihanoi.com.
Foreign singers perform Trinh Cong Son songs
American Kyo York and Englishman Lee Kirby will headline a tribute show for the late Vietnamese composer Trinh Cong Son in Ha Noi on March 30&31.
Both singers are lovers of Son's music and are well-known to Vietnamese audiences.
York, who used to be an informatics engineer in the US, has surprised audience with his Vietnamese language and skilful ability to sing Son's songs. He often performs at coffee houses in HCM City as a professional singer.
Like York, Kirby also shows a deep love for Son's music, which opened a door to Vietnamese culture for him. The Englishman travelled to many places in Viet Nam with a guitar to sing Son's songs. Joining the performance will be songstress Anh Tuyet and veteran composer/pianist Nguyen Anh 9.
The show will take place at the Cong Nhan Theatre, 42 Trang Tien Street.
Rock gig supports Thai flood victims
Charity event Beautiful Thailand – Rock Out for a Cause will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe in District 1 today to raise money to restore damaged temples and donate bicycles to children in villages affected by last year's floods in Thailand.
The proceeds from the event will be handed over to the Thai Cultural Conservation Club.
Four Thai beauty queens – the Miss Thailand 2007, Miss Tourism Global 2008, Miss Thailand World 2011, and Miss Asia Friendship 2011 – will take part in the event scheduled to take place from 9pm to 11pm.
Sofitel brings Paris to Viet Nam
Sofitel Saigon Plaza will bring a slice of Paris to HCM City with a Lil' Paris party at the Boudoir Lounge today.
French signature cocktails will be offered. The event featuring DJs Soon and Kamel Night will begin at 9pm.
Workshops spotlights contemporary dance
The Arabesque Dance Company will hold workshops on contemporary dance at Le Thanh Theatre in District 5 from March 23 to 25. Moving Breath is a monthly event of the company's Open Stage programme.
Vu Ngoc Khai, an artist and a graduate of the Rotterdam Dance Academy in Netherlands, will talk about contemporary dance on Friday and Saturday. On Sundayg there will be dance performances and discussions.
The admission fee is VND100,000.
International circus performers feature in show
A circus gala featuring performers from the Viet Nam Circus Federation, Ha Noi Circus Troupe, and HCM City Circus Troupe will be held at the September 23 Park from March 30 to April 8.
The show will feature winning performances from international circus festivals in Cuba, Italy and China in the recent past.