Visit to traditional wood-carving village
November 12, 9am - 4pm by Friends of Vietnam Heritage. A visit to one of the country's traditional craft villages to experience the wood working process from lumber yard to showroom.
Open Mic Night at Ronaldo's Bar & Grill
Friday, November 11, 9pm onwards at Ronaldo's Bar & Grill. First Open Mic night of the month, bring your friends, musical instruments, play or sit back and listen to various live acts share their love of music. All participants get free beer!
Kad Achouri to perform at L'Espace
November 15, 2011, 8pm at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street. Kad Achouri was nominated "Young Talent of Midem – International Music Fair" at Cannes in 2002, having released his third pop and jazz album Dear Marianne. Tickets: VND100,000.
Ethnology museum hosts handicrafts bazaar
Saturday November 19, 9am - 4:30pm at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi. The 21st bazaar by Craft Link, a non-for-profit organisation, features products created by ethnic minority groups, the disabled and traditional craft villages.
Free lectures on Japanese cuisine in Ha Noi
November 17, 6 - 10pm at Fortuna Hotel. What is Sushi, what is Tempura indeed? Do you really understand the features of each? Can you cook them?
If your answer is "No", here is a good opportunity to change your answer into "Yes".
The event will be conducted in Japanese with Vietnamese interpretations. Free admission, but pre-registration is required. To register, call the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam at 04-3944-7419.
‘Nutcracker' to go on show in HCM City
The Nutcracker ballet, based on the fairytale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, will be performed by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra at the HCM City Opera House on Saturday. Tickets cost VND100,000-600,000. Ring (08) 38299976 or (08) 38237419 for bookings.
International Medical Centre charity gala
November 12, at the Consulate General of France, 6 Le Duan Street, District 1. A CMI (International Medical Center) charity gala to raise funds for financing 29 cardiac surgeries for destitute Vietnamese children at the Heart Institute in HCM City.
Entrance tickets for the black tie event cost VND2.1 million and must be purchased in advance at the CMI (1 Han Thuyen Street, District 1), AFV at Fanny (29-31D Ton That Thiep Street, Distict 1) or Exotissimo An Phu (41 Thao Dien, District 2).
Charity bazaar at Mekong Merchant restaurant
November 19, 3 - 9pm at the Mekong Merchant restaurant at 23 Thao Dien Street, District 2. Plenty of items like home giftware, craft works, decorative items, clothes, Christmas cards, Christmas decorations and more will be on sale at the event. Proceeds go to two charities – Heartbeat Viet Nam and IMMF. For bazaar enquires, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (08) 3744 4713.
Charity Cycle Adventure benefits children
Break out of a mundane routine and join the Charity Cycle Adventure held by the Sai Gon Children's Charity for a 3-day adventure from Hue to Hoi An to raise funds for disadvantaged Vietnamese children.
A US$500 registration fee covers flights, transport, bicycle and equipment, bus transportation, all meals and accommodation.
The cycling adventure will take place from November 17-21.
To register, contact Craig Eldred on email@example.com or SCC on firstname.lastname@example.org. — VNS