Hanoi Rock City presents Matt Vend & the Tender 10
Matt Vend and the Tender 10, the much anticipated solo project of South African singer/songwriter Matt "Beard" Wilson – lead vocalist of Car Boot Vendors- is a band that self describes as acoustic music the way it shouldn't be played.
Matt Vend and The Tender 10 have roots in punk and folk, and the band is currently touring Southeast Asia, on the brink of an imminent debut solo album release. Beard's long running band, Sibling Rivalry gained a loyal and cult-like following across South Africa, with the Car Boot Vendors the first of its kind to emerge from the city of Durban.
Versatile, enjoyable and addicted to the stage with his hundreds of live performances, Matt Vend (vocals, harmonica, melodica) and his Tender 10 will bring a buoyant acoustic sound to Hanoi Rock City tomorrow, from 9pm until late, at 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District.
Entrance fee: VND50,000.
Mesmerising sound of 16-string zither at House of Son Tinh
The dan tranh (16-string zither) artist Nguyen Thanh Thuy will team up with the electro maestro Vu Nhat Tan for a performance on Saturday, from 9-11pm at The House of Son Tinh, 31 Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho District.
Door ticket costs VND50,000 per person. Each ticket is valid for one free glass of Son Tinh Premium Liquor.
Salsa the night away with Cuban band
Prepare your dancing shoes to salsa the night away on the 19th floor of The Rooftop, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, with the incredible performance of Warapo from Cuba on Sunday, from 9-10.30pm.
The six-member band will perform for the first time in Ha Noi from January 8-12. Warapo will have you on your feet in no time with their intoxicating rhythm and renditions of salsa, rumba and other Cuban favourites.
For reservations, call Ms Huong: 0914363486.
Lecture on Ha Noi and the Old Quarter
Douglas Jardine, a professor at Ha Noi University, will begin a monthly lecture series with an illustrated talk about the origins and early development of Ha Noi. He will discuss the development of the Old Quarter and some of its well-preserved streets. The aim of this lecture is to enrich the experience of living in the city by learning about its extraordinary development. This lecture goes beyond general knowledge and is the result of several years of research and teaching.
It will take place at the back room of Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street, on Wednesday, January 12, from 7-8.30pm. Attendance fee: VND80,000.
Vietnamese Canadian calligrapher's works on show
An exhibition by Vietnamese-Canadian calligrapher Truong Chanh Trung will open at the Hotel Equatorial in HCM City's District 5 tomorrow.
On display will be water colours painted on rice paper and delicate silk sheets.
Trung is a master of calligraphy, an accomplished painter, and a sculptor. He has won several art awards, including the Symposium Tribute to Georgette Pihay Quebec and the Public Fall of the World (Quebec). His sculptures were displayed in parks and other public spaces in Quebec.
Charity event to raise fund
A charity and music show to raise funds for poor children and disadvantaged people to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year) will be held at the Lan Anh Club in HCM City on January 8.
At the show, the organisers, the HCM City Red Cross and Sai Gon Paper Corporation, will auction a record-sized pink mica flapping crane with 18,000 people's fingerprints.
Famous singers like Cam Van – Khac Trieu, Quang Dung, Lam Truong, and Ho Ngoc Ha will perform.
New year concert at Opera House
The HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) will present a concert to celebrate New Year at the City's Opera House on January 9.
Its artists will play compositions by Beethoven, Franck, and Prokofiev, and comedic opera H.M.S. Pinafore (The Lass That Loved a Sailor) by Athur Sullivan and Gilbert.
South Korean pianist Joo Eun-young and cellist Joo Hye-young, Vietnamese violist Nguyen Thanh Nam, and dancers from the HBSO will perform at the show.