The Tet holiday, and the story of how Austin Nguyen gets so fat in a week. Photos by Francis
The Riverside Cafe on the ground floor of the Riverside Renaissance Hotel will be hosting a special dinner on Thursday Nov. 22 for American Thanksgiving.
Ho Chi Minh City’s 8th annual Tourism Festival will be organized by the HCMC Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport in collaboration with the city’s Tourism Association next month.
Batida, the Danish touring children’s theatre group, will be putting on a Street Art Festival on Nov. 30. Held between 4pm and 8pm at an as-yet unconfirmed location, a collection of activities and artistic projects including dance, music and theatre performances, and street activities such as a circus and parade will be on show. The purpose is to enhance artistic space, to create potential for more openness for independent and contemporary artists, and increase access to art for local audiences. The event will involve different art forms, with the participation of a minimum of 10 young experimental artists.
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It came, it went and it rocked seven shades into Ho Chi Minh City. Forget Miss Universe, Loreto Fest was 2008’s biggest, most highly anticipated event, and what an end to the year it delivered.
The Hanoi International Music Festival is set to take place on Saturday Apr. 25.
The Bao Dai Yacht Club in Nha Trang are putting on a sailing week from Jun. 8 to Jun. 14.
The Windsor Plaza Hotel will be holding their first annual beerfest from Jun. 11 to Jun. 13.
Following last year’s blistering performances the fourth installment of the HEY HO! LET’S GO! Punk Rock Festival on Saturday Oct. 23 looks set to be just as electrifying.
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.