By Phuc Trinh   February 2, 2024 | 06:45 am GMT+7

Saigon invites you to take part in a variety of cultural and artistic events this weekend, such as Sunday roasts, Valentine’s Day workshops, and the Tet market.

Tet market

The “More than a Tet” Tet market will be held at Saigon Outcast, a social hub in Ho Chi Minh City, with the intention of promoting cultural exchange between eastern and western people. The festival will feature vibrant decorations and stalls, as well as a variety of traditional foods, handicrafts, and cultural acts. In addition to tasting banh chung (square rice cake), attendees can browse handcrafted gifts, snap pictures at the booth, and win lucky money.

On February 3, from noon to eight o’clock in the evening, Saigon Outcast—located at 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2—will host the event.

Sunday roast, unlimited portions

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The menu is available from noon to 2:30 p.m., priced at VND700,000 ($28) per guest, excluding beverages. The venue is Viet Kitchen on the G Floor of Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, at 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1.

Book exchange

The supermarket chain Annam Gourmet will host a two-day book sharing event where people can share, swap, and donate books. The event will feature selected books, publications from the local community, various artworks like paintings, a book exchange, and engaging activities in partnership with local artists.

The event will occur at two locations over two days. Visitors have the opportunity to drop off books at Annam Gourmet Thao Dien, situated at 41 Thao Dien Street in District 2, on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will also take place at Annam Gourmet Riverpark Premier, located at 64-70 Nguyen Duc Canh Street in District 7, on Feb. 3, during the same hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Painting workshop “A Night of Love”

The “Valentine Paint and Sip Workshop: A Night of Love” is an art event dedicated to the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration. The February event theme is inspired from Gustav Klimt’s artwork, “The Kiss.”

The workshop provides participants with all the necessary tools and materials, including a canvas, palette, acrylic paint, paintbrush, and an apron. Participants will be served a complimentary glass of wine.

The workshop will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on both Feb. 3 and 4. The location of the workshop is set at Studio Kloud Art, at SH.01, Aqua 1, Vinhomes Golden River in District 1. Ticket prices are set at VND500,000 ($20.50) with wine included or VND450,000 without wine.

Flamenco night and Tet celebration

Sofitel Saigon Plaza presents a weekend of rhythmic festivities, showcasing two events, “Flamenco Night” and a “Lunar’s DJ Night” at its cocktail bar, the Ministry of Men.

On Feb. 2, attendees have the option to join “Flamenco Magic” from 9 p.m. to midnight, highlighted by a live DJ performance featuring a fusion of Flamenco and Latin beats. The events persist on Feb. 3 with “Lunar’s DJ Night”, also running from 9 p.m. to midnight, presenting a celebration of Vietnamese Tet with beats.

The two events are hosted at the Ministry of Men, on the 3rd floor of Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 17 Le Duan Street, District 1.

Source: vnExpress