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Upcoming Events (Dec. 06, 2012)

Update: December, 06/2012 - 10:04

HA NOI

Join in outdoor excursions with VietClimb

VietClimb Gym will host an outdoor climb in Huu Lung District, Lang Son Province on Saturday.

Beginners who just want to experience outdoor climbing in a beautiful place and advanced climbers who want to push their limits are all welcome to participate in this full day of challenges and fun.

The climbing group will gather at 8.15am at the climbing gym at No 40, Alley 76 An Duong Street to be driven by private shuttle bus to the climbing venue.

Attending fees cost VND500,000 for VietClimb members, and VND800,000 for non-members.

For more info, call 0914 548 903.

Experience a true Thai atmosphere

Enjoy a real Thai atmosphere with a variety of authentic food and drinks as well as special art performances during the Thailand Day celebration that will take place in the city on Saturday.

During the free admission event, held at the American Club, 21 Hai Ba Trung Street, from 3-9pm, visitors can sample Thai foods and see performances featuring music and dance from Thailand, including the Couple Puppet Troupe from Chiang Mai. Thai martial arts and the famous muay Thai shows will also be performed.

A raffle with big prizes will also take place. Tickets cost VND100,000 and all the proceeds will be donated to the Ba Vi centre for disabled children, orphans and the elderly.

Tay Ho flea market offers wealth of surprises

Founder of the Tay Ho Weekend Market - will host its annual flea market on Sunday, from 8.30am-3pm at No 4, Alley 67/12, To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District.

Like any other flea market, Sunday's event will offer a wide range of used and new products.

Those who want to become vendors at the Tay Ho flea market should contact info@weekendmarket.org to sign up (Fee: VND150,000/table) or dial 0989589734.

Monthly opera performance features Christmas

The monthly programme An Evening of Opera at Luna d'Autunno will take place next Thursday.

The 25th programme, featuring the most famous Christmas songs, will be performed by singers and musicians from the Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet under the baton of English conductor Graham Sutcliffe.

The two-hour concert will start at 8.30pm at Luna d'Autunno Restaurant, 78 Tho Nhuom Street.

HCM CITY

British business group hosts James Bond dinner

The British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) will host a Christmas dinner party at the Caravelle Hotel tomorrow to celebrate 50 years of James Bond 007.

The event, Shaken, Not Stirred, will include a four-course dinner, music from Pho Fighter and a charity raffle.

Men are asked to wear costumes of any Bond character while women should wear like favourite Bond girl outfits.

The event will begin at 7pm. Tickets are VND2.2 million for BBGV members, and VND2.6 million for non-members. For reservations, call 38298430 or email at events@bbgv.org.

Fairytale film adaptations at Goethe Institute

Films of classic fairy tales will be held on Saturday at the Goethe-Institut in HCM City to celebrate Christmas.

Four German films, including Schneewittchen (Snow White), Der gestiefelte Kater (Puss in Boots), Rapunzel, and Das tapfere Schneiderlein (The Brave Little Tailor), will be screened in German with English subtitles.

The screenings are at 9am and 3pm at the Do Thanh Quarter in District 3. Admission is free.

Cellist to perform Tchaikovsky at Opera House

International cellist Filip Tomic and pianist Boris Kraljevic will perform at the Piotr Tchaikovsky concert beginning at 8pm at the HCM City Opera House on Sunday.

The concert, organised by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO), will feature the Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet, Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, and Piano Concerto No 1 in B Flat Minor.

The two musicians will perform with the HBSO orchestra under the baton of Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach.

Tickets range from VND150,000 to 300,000, and 60,000 for students. They are available at the Opera House's box office at 7 Lam Son Square in District 1. — VNS

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