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Upcoming Events (Nov. 22, 2012)

Update: November, 22/2012 - 10:19

HA NOI

Women's Club hosts 21st annual charity bazaar

The Ha Noi International Women's Club (HIWC) will host its 21st Annual Charity Bazaar on Sunday at UNIS in Ciputra Urban Complex, Tay Ho District, from 10am-3.30pm.

All proceeds will be donated to charity projects supported by the HIWC Community Aid Committee in Ha Noi and in northern Viet Nam.

A fun-filled day of shopping, eating, drinking, taking in live entertainment and activities for kids, the bazaar offers an opportunity to explore Ha Noi's multicultural community.

Ticket costs VND120,000 presale, VND150,000 at the gate for adults and VND50,000 for children ages 3-12. They can be purchased at J.A.F.A., Jaspas, Oasis, Pure Heaven and Southgate.

Poets star at bilingual spoken-word night

The latest chapter of Noi Hanoi, an evening of spoken word in Vietnamese and English, will present poems by Vietnamese writers Thuy Hang and Nha Thuyen and American writers Jacob Evans and Claire Barnard.

Prior to the event, the four poets met to talk about each other's work. What they will present may not be conventional translations, but will illustrate one of the many ways that poetry can create a dialogue that transcends language and culture. The readings will be followed by a question-and-answer session and an open mic.

The event will start at 8pm on Sunday at Tadioto, 12 Truong Han Sieu Street. For more info, visit www.noihanoi.com.

Cultural preservation group to hold city walk

Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH), an informal group of mainly Ha Noi residents from different countries working voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage, will host a city walk to discover the Viet Nam Museum of History on November 29.

The French-speaking tour will start at 9am at the museum's ticket office, 1 Trang Tien Street. During the two-and-a-half hour tour, visitors will learn about the unique colonial architecture of the museum, which used to be a symbol of the colonial regime in Indochina. In addition, the attendees will learn about the history of Viet Nam, its long march to win independence and revolutions to defend its sovereignty.

The fee to attend is VND70,000. To register for the tour, contact Nicole at nicole.nicolemaillard@gmail.com.

HCM CITY

Award-winning short films set for screening

Future Shorts Viet Nam will present a series of award-winning short films at the I'm Your Cafe coffee shop on November 24.

Prominent among the screenings will be Cafe Regular, Cairo, written and directed by Ritesh Batra, which won a Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012; and The Black Balloon, directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, winner of the Jury Prize for short films at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Bui Hoang Nga's Life Goes On, Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong's Innocent Memory, and Dancing in the Park by Henry Mochida and Mike Douglass will also be screened.

The event will begin at 7pm. Entrance tickets cost VND60,000, with students paying VND30,000. The screening will be repeated on November 28 at 29/27 Doan Thi Diem Street in Phu Nhuan District.

UK dubstep DJ to perform in HCM City

The Beats Saigon, a music event promotional crew that promotes underground music, will present the UK-based dubstep DJ and producer Steve Goodmans, known as Kode9, at La Fenetre Soleil on December 1. As a celebration of Beat Saigon's sixth anniversary, the event will also include performances by DJs Heru and Jase.

Goodmans owns the Hyperdub record label, one of the most popular dubsteb labels in the world. He has released two albums – Memories of the Future and Black Sun.

The performance will be held at 44 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1. Tickets cost VND100,000 each.

City to enjoy Japanese comedy film week

Eight Japanese comedy films including two animation works will be screened at the Dong Da Cinema from November 24 to December 1. The films, including Summer Days with Coo, Double Trouble, Hush!, and Mind Games, will be dubbed into Vietnamese and carry English subtitles. The screening will begin at 1 pm and 3.30pm at 890 Tran Hung Dao Street in District 5. Free tickets are available at the venue. — VNS

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