Celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam, visitors and locals alike are invited to celebrate French and Vietnamese culture through food, fun, and lots of festivity on Saturday Dec. 14 and Sunday Dec. 15.
One of the biggest festivals to come within spitting distance of Saigon, the Singaporean edition of Laneway, strikes for the fifth time this January.
The biggest Indian festival of the year, Diwali or the Festival of Lights, will once again return to The American Club on Saturday Nov. 9.
After a three or four-year hiatus due to import restrictions, the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration will be returning to Hanoi this month on Nov. 21.
Underground movie and documentary curators, The Onion Cellar, present their first movie festival from Nov. 15 to Nov. 24 in what promises to be a positive slant on some tough issues in this Sad and Beautiful World. Inspired by and named after a Sparklehorse song, the underground film festival celebrates life in all its hardships and wonder, with brief glimpses of beauty.
If 2013 was your first year in Vietnam, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this country is some kind of live music mecca. The year has seen both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City enjoy performances from techno-piano virtuoso Francesco Tristano, electronic composer Sun Glitters and death jazz mentalists Soil N “Pimp” Sessions, as well as Japandroids, with The Cribs due in Saigon in November. With more events on the way including Hanoi's very own CAMA Festival 7 and the French-organised electronic music festival, Les Siestes Electroniques, the illusion may seem complete.
Hanoi Rock City is getting ready to ring in Halloween the way it’s meant to be – with fire shows, music, ghoulish theatre and dancing. Carnival of the Dead, coordinated by event gurus and creative collective GingerWork, takes over HRC on Saturday, Oct 26 and beckons the spirits of the departed for an evening of all things creepy.
In observance for the national funeral of General Giap this weekend, CAMA Festival 7 is moving it's original date of Oct 12 a little earlier. Now, big-name CAMA acts will hit the stage on Thursday, Oct 10 at Hanoi Rock City.
The celebration of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Vietnam culminates in a week of all things British with GREAT Week, beginning Sept 30. The week features the best of what Britain has to offer in the country, and kicks off in fantastic style throughout Vietnam's two largest cities.