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Hanoi Rock City hosts ‘Back in the Days'

Update: June, 14/2012 - 11:14

HA NOI

Join DJ Vibra, S.I.N.E and Halley dance crews on Saturday night, June 16, for the hip-hop party Back in the Days at Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District.

Curated by scratch pro and champion selector DJ Vibra, old 80s and 90s beats, rhymes and live breakdance will get you moving. Mixing and scratching with exquisite skill, the DJ and breakdance crews will have you shuffling your feet in no time.

Ticket costs VND50,000 at door.

Lecture, field trip to look at rice growers

Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) – an informal group of Ha Noi's residents from many countries working voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage – will host an English-speaking lecture and excursion on the theme of rice growing on Saturday, June 16. The seven-and-a-half-hour activity will start at 7.30am. Registration contact: John at lefthanded2hanoi@yahoo.com

Literary series hosts last event for summer

Noi Hanoi will have its fourth instalment on Sunday, June 17.

Local poets, fiction writers, storytellers and performers will be sharing their work around the theme of "Shades" in the last of these monthly events before taking a break for summer. Participants range from the absurd to the profound, from morbid to humorous. In the process of becoming a bilingual event, Noi Hanoi has been collecting a balance of Vietnamese and English readings that provide some insight into Ha Noi's diverse communities.

The event will take place at 8pm at Tadioto, 12 Truong Han Sieu Street. Find out more information at www.noihanoi.com

Be ready for the Ultimate Hanoi Social Quiz

The Ultimate Hanoi Social Quiz is the place where like-minded people can get together, share knowledge, learn some news facts and drink beer.

Get your team together, pack your facts, stare out your competitors and try to remember everything you've ever learnt at this popular and engaging event.

The Quiz will start at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 23 at Cinematheque Cafe, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street.

HCM CITY

Indie rock band holds CD release party

Brett Newski and The Corruption will celebrate the release of their first CD, Saigon at Night, with a party at the Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow.

The Saigon-based trio comprises British drummer ‘Mean' Matt Green, Canadian bassist Jeffro Gantner, and American vocalist/guitarist Brett Newski.

The show will begin at 9.30pm at 39 Le Duan Street in District 1.

Cocktail master class with Richie Fawcett

Richie Fawcett, a bartender from England who is operations director at the Koh Thai Cocktail Lounge, will give a cocktail master class every Saturday, beginning on Saturday, June 16.

The class will begin at 12.30pm and will be held at 39 Le Duan Street, District 1. It will cost VND995,000++ per person including lunch.

BBQ fundraiser to benefit city shelters

ILA Community Network, a charity component of ILA education and training community, will host a backyard BBQ fundraising party at KOTO, which is located at 151A Hai Ba Trung Street in District 3, on Sunday, June 17.

The event, beginning at 7.30pm, will offer BBQ food, drinks, live music and a lucky draw. Admission is VND300,000 per person.

Proceeds of the event will go towards renovating the kitchen and bedrooms of two shelters – the Hoa Hong Nho Shelter in District 7 and the Tre Xanh Shelter in District 1 – to avoid flooding during the rainy season.

Filipino artists hold exhibition in HCM City

The works of an all-Filipino artist group are being presented at an exhibition called Pinoy Ako in HCM City as part of the Philippines Independence Day celebrations.

The exhibition showcases works of more than 30 Filipino artists in the city and abroad.

The works are on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum till today; at Hotel Equatorial from June 15-17; and at the International Asiana Saigon and Geisha Cafe from June 18-23. — VNS

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