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On May 13 at 6:30pm, there will cocktail reception for the opening of Hélène KLING's painting exhibition "My Art beat for Vietnam" at the Exhibition House (92 le Thanh Ton, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City). The exhibition will last until May 16.
Those with a thirst for rosé wine will want to take note of the third installment of the annual Pink Party on May 12. Taking place at Hard Rock Café from 7:30pm until 2am, DJ Kamel Knight and Hard Rock Café house band Saint O will provide the musical entertainment while party goers sip back on bottles of Mouton Cadet Rosé wine and pink cocktails.
This year’s Australian Wine & Food Festival will consist of several days’ worth of events and exhibitions next month. The fun starts on Jun. 2 with a wine challenge run by Andrew Margan from Margan Family Wines and will culminate on Jun. 4 with a public event at the Caravelle Hotel (19 Lam Son Square, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City) where over 150 Australian wines will be on offer as well as Australian meats, seafood, cheeses, fruits, dairy products from local importers and suppliers looking to enter the Vietnamese market.
More than 200 young contestants from eight schools in Ho Chi Minh City and ten schools in Hanoi gathered at Kim Lien High School in Hanoi and Hung Vuong High School in Ho Chi Minh City last month to participate in the first round of auditions for the dance4life Hip Hop Dance Contest, titled “Start dancing. Stop AIDS.”
Ok, so technically this is a Hanoi-based event, but with an unparalleled line-up of bands and DJs from China, Australia, Thailand and Vietnam, the fifth instalment of the annual CAMA Festival is worth the flight up north. Beijing’s punk-rock forefathers P.K.14 will headline this year’s main stage with Toyko’s Okamoto’s and Saigon’s own 6789 included on the bill. The DJ tent also features The Beats Saigon’s DJ Jase as well as the likes of Rosewood and Hanoi experimentalist Tri Minh. For a full preview of Vietnam’s largest music festival, check out this month's magazine.