Festival to feature Brazilian cuisine and music
The Brazilian Festa II will take place on Friday, at Ha Noi's Au Lac do Brazil following the success of November's inaugural event.
Diners will enjoy an animated night of music and Latin dance performances in the unique Brazilian style, special buffet menu featuring Barbecue Churrasco and optional drinks such as Caipirinhas.
The festa, to run from 6-12pm at 6A Cao Ba Quat Street, will also feature special performances from Zamina, DJ Kulture and samba dancers.
American group MEN to hit stage in capital
The Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective MEN will hit the stage in Ha Noi for the first time on Sunday.
Fronted by feminist electropunk pioneer J.D. Samson (Le Tigre), the group has been winning fans worldwide since its establishment in 2007 with their signature mix of dance, punk and pop.
During their debut performance in the capital at Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, from 8-12pm, MEN will be joined by local rock band Go Lim. Tickets cost VND200,000 at the door.
British comedy fans to gather for first show
The first night of the British Comedy Show will take place at Puku Cafe, 16 Tong Duy Tan Street, on Wednesday, March 14. The show will start with QI, then some Black Books and Red Dwarf. Admission is VND50,000 per person and includes one free beer.
French-language film festival at institute
The Institute for Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) will launch a French Language Film Festival from March 16 to April 10.
The festival will feature an animation film L'Illusionniste (The Illusionist), and eight featured films including A pas de Loup (On the Sly), Maman est chez le Coiffeur (Mommy is at the Hairdresser's), Qu'un Seul Tienne et les Autres Suivront (Silent Voice) and A l'Origine (In the Beginning).
The movies begin at 7.30pm at Idecaf at 28 Le Thanh Ton St, District 1. Admission is free.
HCM City to celebrate St Patrick's Day
New World Saigon will celebrate St Patrick's Day on March 17 with a Weekend of Savage Craic, a common term used in Ireland to describe fun, entertainment and enjoyable conversation with good friends, from March 16-18.
Executive Chef Philip Golding and his team will offer brunch and dinner buffets with Irish delicacies. A free flow of green beer, soft drinks, Irish coffee and tea will be served.
Bernie's Bar and Grill is bringing Irish buffet and music from well-known HCM City-based musician Juram to HCM City on St Patrick's Day on March 17. — VNS