By Phuc Trinh   January 18, 2024 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Enjoy art exhibits, a classical concert, a mix of traditional instruments and electronics, caviar dining, and a poignant baritone performance this weekend to fully immerse yourself in Hanoi’s cultural bustle.

Display Case: “Draw the Dragons”

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel Relic and the Temple of Literature will host the “Draw the dragons” exhibition, which aims to present the dragon—the official symbol of the New Year—through the imaginative eyes of several illustrators.

Draw the dragons. Photo courtesy of Tired City
“Draw the dragons” exhibition poster. Photo courtesy of Tired City

Eighty artworks by more than seventy-five artists will be on show at the Temple of Literature, each offering an own take on the dragon topic. In tandem, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel will present thirty dragon pieces created by more than twenty-five artists.

The festival is set to take place in the Temple of Literature, located at 58 Quoc Tu Giam Street, Van Mieu Ward, Dong Da District, from January 20 to February 20. Additionally, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel Relic, located at 19C Hoang Dieu Street, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District, will host an exhibition from January 21 to February 25. There is no cost to attend the event.

A musical performance entitled “Someone (else) in a Mug #1: Ludwig van Beethoven”

The SiaM vol. 32: Someone (else) in a Mug #1: Ludwig van Beethoven classical music concert

Someone (else) in a Mug #1: Ludwig van Beethoven. Photo courtesy of Schubert in a Mug
“Someone (else) in a Mug #1: Ludwig van Beethoven” poster. Photo courtesy of Schubert in a Mug

The concert will be held at two sessions. The first session is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Jan. 19, at Tita Art, located at 164A Tran Vu Street, Ba Dinh District. The second session will take place at the same hours on Jan. 20, at Middle Cafe, situated at 55 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District. Tickets are priced at VND300,000 ($12) per person.

Mix-up concert

The “Traditional Asian Instruments and Electronics” (TRAIECT) concert is now in its fourth edition. This is an event that focuses on the intersection of traditional Asian instruments and electronic elements.

Featuring seven new compositions from artists around the globe, the concert showcases the dan bau, a traditional Vietnamese monochord instrument, and a dao singing, a style of traditional folk singing associated with the northern region of Vietnam.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, at the Hang-Buom Cultural Center, 22 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District. Admission to the event is free.

Caviar and wine dinner

“Sturia Caviar and Wine Dinner” is a dining event featuring a 5-course dinner and an exquisite Sunday brunch at Le Beaulieu restaurant, situated within Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi.

Diners can indulge in dishes that feature premium caviar. Photo courtesy of Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi
Diners can indulge in dishes that feature premium caviar at Le Beaulieu restaurant. Photo courtesy of Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi

This five-course dinner and Sunday brunch feature dishes incorporating a 20-year-old French caviar brand. Guests can enjoy this culinary experience on Jan. 20 for VND5,500,000 ($224) per guest. A brunch is also available on Jan. 21 with prices ranging from VND2,500,000 to VND4,500,000 ($101 to $183) per guest, including wine and champagne options.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Jan. 20, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, at Le Beaulieu, Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi, located at 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District.

Concert “Spring Fire”

This Saturday, experience the “Spring Fire” concert at Ho Guom Opera, featuring baritone Vladislav Sulimsky from the Mariinsky Theater. Sulimsky, in his Vietnam debut, will perform Antonín Dvořák’s Biblical Songs with the Sun Symphony Orchestra, along with other well-known compositions of Dvořák like the Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 9.

Spring Fire. Photo courtesy of The Sun Symphony Orchestra Hanoi
“Spring Fire” poster. Photo courtesy of The Sun Symphony Orchestra Hanoi

Ho Guom Opera is at No. 40-40A Hang Bai Street, Hoan Kiem District. The event starts from 8 p.m. on Jan. 20. Ticket prices range from VND500,000 to VND5,000,000 ($20.30 to $203). Interested attendees can sign up for the event through the link.

Source: vnExpress