Where to Go This Weekend: ‘Diwali’ in Hanoi or Guitar Festival in HCMC?

Tuan Minh

11:25 14/11/2015

BizLIVE - Arts lovers can either go to the “Diwali”, India’s biggest holiday of the year, in Hanoi or listen to guitar masterpieces in Ho Chi Minh City this weekend.

Where to Go This Weekend: ‘Diwali’ in Hanoi or Guitar Festival in HCMC?

Saigon International Guitar Festival 2015. (Photo: https://hanoigrapevine.com)

“Diwali” gets its name from the row of clay lamps that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.
“Diwali” – the “Festival of Lights” will be accompanied by India’s Krosswindz rock band, other singers, recreational activities, handcraft works and Indian cuisine.
The event will take place from 5:30 pm on Saturday [October 14] at Kinder Park, near Ho Tay Water Park, located at No. 614 Lac Long Quan, Hanoi.
More information on entry ticket can be found here: http://bigtime.vn/diwali-festival-2015-2043
The artist group The Core, Berlin, will transform the facade of the Fine Arts Museum in a light artwork. The light designers from The Core use a special software to project colors, abstract patterns and shapes onto the front of the museum, making the building part of their production. Well-known DJ Tri Minh will cater for the right atmosphere with some electronic music.
The event will take place at 8 pm at Vietnam Fine Art Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi. The admission is free.
Nine well-known movies of Latin countries are being screened at Hanoi Cinematheque at No. 22A Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi from November 11 to 14.
The screening is freely open to the public. For more information, click here:
“Dreaming of Sailing”, a piano jazz vocal, will feature performance of Danish artist Clara Bryld and Vietnamese pianist Tri Minh.
The concert will be hosted at Wink Lounge at No. 40 Nguyen Sieu, Hanoi, starting 9pm on Sunday [November 15].
A classic music concert performed by violinist Pamela Foard, pianist Tran Thi Ngoc Tam and violist Nguyen Nguyet Thu will take place at Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, No. 28 Tran Binh, Hanoi.
The concert will start at 7pm on Saturday with a painting exhibition "The new global women" by the couple Foard - Lawrence D’Attilio.
The Saigon International Guitar Festival 2015, the second classic guitar festival of its kind, is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City between November 11 and 15.
The festival embraces a wide range of activities including master classes hosted by international guitarists and concerts performed by well-known artists such as Rene Izquierdo from the U.S., Jérémy Jouve from France, Anton Baranov from Russia, Japan’s Kozo Tate and Vietnamese-French Nguyen Thanh Hang.
“Guitar Classique & Romantique” will be joined by Guitar Quintet (SGQ & Kozo Tate), Nguyen Thanh Hang and Anton Baranov at 8pm on Saturday. A concert hosted by Rene Izquierdo and Jérémy Jouve will take place at 5:30 pm on Sunday.
For online ticket purchase, click here.
An exhibition of paintings by Japanese Yohei Yama is taking place at VinGallery at No. 6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2, HCM City from October 23 and November 15.