Gravity Games highlights alternative sports
Alternative sports, including skateboarding, breakdancing, rock climbing, parkour, inline skating, freestyle football, and BMX trial will be highlighted during the Gravity Games at Dong Da Park at 4 Dang Tien Dong Street, Dong Da District, from 1pm this Sunday, April 22. The event is being organised by VietClimb to help support Earth Day, and workshops on the various sports will offer the basics for newcomers.
Sunday night, starting from 6pm, at Ha Noi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street in Tay Ho District, the festivities will continue with breakdance and graffiti demonstrations, and performances by DJs including Tha Trickaz from France, Peppe – IT from Italy, and Ha Noi-based Slo-Lo.
Discover the capital with Friends of Viet Nam
Friends of Viet Nam Heritage, an informal group consisting mostly of Ha Noi residents from other countries who have joined to work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage, are organising a city walk on Saturday to visit the Ngu Xa bronze-making village in Tay Ho District and Quan Thanh Temple. The walk, with an English-speaking guide, will be divided into two parts, from 9.30am-12pm and from 1-2.30pm. To register, contact Roman at FVH.CityWalks.English@gmail.com
The group will also host a lecture on Sunday on the Mother Goddess folk belief, alongside an ongoing exhibition on the theme taking place at the Viet Nam Women's Museum at 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street. The three-hour event will start at 2pm at the museum's Meeting Room 202. Contact John at Lefthanded2hanoi@yahoo.com
Other activities include a talk in English about perilla and its medical properties at 10am on Wednesday, April 25, at the O Chao Tea House, 25 Xuan Dieu Street, and a city walk with a Japanese-speaking guide to Bach Ma Temple in the Old Quarter on Thursday, April 26. Contact Tra My at firstname.lastname@example.org and Miho Furudoi at email@example.com, respectively, regarding these events.
National opera singers to perform Verdi
Music by Giuseppe Verdi will be presented during An Evening of Opera at Luna D'Autunno, 78 Tho Nhuom Street, on Wednesday, April 25. Under the baton of British conductor Graham Sutcliffe, vocalists and musicians from the Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet will perform 10 pieces during a two-hour performance beginning at 8.30pm, including the Saper vorreste from the opera Un Ballo in Maschera, the Un di Felice and Lunga da Lei from La Traviata, and Il Balen del suo Sorriso and Di Quella pira from Il Trovatore.
Black Infinity to perform at Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is all set to host two live shows for rock fans.
Black Infinity, one of Viet Nam's leading metal rock bands, will perform there this Friday, playing from their new album called Rising from the Dark. The idea for the album came from the band's head and vocalist Nguyen Tien Hung, a graduate of the New York Film Academy.
Black Infinity is the only Vietnamese band featured on the Planet Metal CD released in April 2010 by British magazine Metal Hammer. It was also listed in the 10 Asian Best Bands by MTV in Malaysia in 2010.
The show begins at 6pm.
Todaylegendary drummer Marky Ramones of the American rock group The Ramones will perform with his new band. They will play punk rock, a genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the US.
Hard Rock Cafe is at 39 Le Duan Street, District 1.
Spanish movie nights begin at restauramt
HCM City's first Mexican-Vietnamese fusion restaurant Khoi Thom is screening famous Spanish films throughout April.
The schedule includes smash box-office hit La Piel Que Habito on April 24.
The English-subtitle film will begin at 8pm, and tickets cost VND70,000. Khoi Thom is located at 29 Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, District 3. La Piel Que Habito
Live indie rock music at Yoko night spot
Brett Newski and the Corruption will perform at Yoko, 22A Nguyen Thi Dieu Street, District 3 – one of HCM City's most popular live music venues.
The city-based trio consists of British drummer ‘Mean' Matt Green, Canadian bassist Jeffro Gantner, and American vocalist/guitarist Brett Newski.
The band will perform indie rock, a genre of alternative rock that originated in the US and UK in the 1980s. The show begins at 8.30pm.