Embrace Taylor Swift cover show and Latin delights on Hanoi's weekend

By Phuc Trinh   October 19, 2023 | 05:00 am PT
Hanoi's weekends offer a diverse range of activities, from the International Latino Fest and craft demonstrations to a special buffet for Vietnamese Women's Day and music events.

The International Latino Fest Vol.4

The International Latino Fest Vol.4 has returned to deliver a day filled with the vibrant colors, flavors, and rhythms synonymous with Latin America.

The event offers a culinary experience featuring a diverse range of Latin American dishes, from empanadas to tacos. This festival will showcase live performances of various dance styles such as salsa and samba and provides the opportunity for attendees to participate in dance workshops.

The International Latino Fest Vol.4. Photo courtesy of Latino Company

A poster for the International Latino Fest Vol.4. Photo courtesy of Latino Company

This year's event highlights the cultural diversity of Latin America, allowing attendees to explore art exhibitions and engage with storytelling, offering insights into the region's unique traditions and narratives. Families will find a selection of activities suitable for all age groups, including face painting and interactive games.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at The 100 Garden, situated at 68 Alley 2/238 Au Co Street in the Tay Ho District. An entrance fee of VND100,000 ($4) is applicable for adults, and VND50,000 for children.

Craft demonstration

As part of an ongoing series of cultural performance events known as "Exploring Traditional Crafts," organized by various ethnic minority groups with the aim of introducing their unique traditional crafts to the broader community, there will be a demonstration of White Hmong traditional embroidery skills on Friday.

Craft demonstration. Photo courtesy of CRAFT LINK

A Hmong woman demonstrates embroidery. Photo courtesy of CRAFT LINK

White Hmong embroidery has its roots in Ky Son District, Nghe An Province. Their traditional clothing, including embroidered collars, belts, and colorful sashes, is essential on various occasions. White Hmong embroidery showcases intricate designs inspired by everyday life, like peach blossoms and snails.

The event is set for October 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be hosted at CRAFT LINK, at 51 Van Mieu Street in Dong Da District. Admission is free and open to all.

Vietnamese Women's Day Buffet

In celebration of Vietnamese Women's Day, a special lunch buffet and Mediterranean dinner buffet are being hosted at 3 Spoons. Guests are also welcome to enjoy complimentary access to a kids' corner offering a range of activities such as painting, balloon twisting, face painting, and cookie decorating.

The lunch buffet is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., priced at VND590,000 ($24) per guest. If you prefer the dinner buffet, it's from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at a cost of VND1,350,000 ($55) per guest. Families with young children can bring kids under 6 for free, limited to one child per adult. Children aged 6 to 11 get a 50% discount.

The event is scheduled for October 20.

3 Spoon is on the 62nd floor of Hanoi Landmark72 Tower, Cau Giay New Urban Area, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District.

Winterreise - Winter Journey

Maestoso presents the upcoming concert program titled "Winterreise" on the evenings of Saturday and Sunday. This event will feature the talents of artist Shaun Lee, a tenor vocalist from Singapore, and pianist Luu Duc Anh, who will perform the complete set of classic Die Winterreise songs composed by the genius Franz Schubert.

"Winterreise" tells a meaningful love story that resonates with all and provides an unforgettable experience before winter arrives.

Winterreise. Photo courtesy of MAESTOSO

Winterreise poster. Photo courtesy of MAESTOSO

The event will take place on October 21 and 22, starting at 8 p.m. It will be hosted at Toong Trang Thi, on the 3rd floor of 8 Trang Thi Street, Hoan Kiem District. The ticket price is VND500,000 ($20) per person. Tickets can be booked at this link.

Taylor Swift 17 - Cover show

In celebration of the global success of The Eras Tour and the 17th anniversary of Taylor Swift's debut album, a cover music night featuring Taylor Swift's greatest hits will be presented by Fortiz band.

Taylor Swift the 17. Photo courtesy of Polygon Musik

Taylor Swift the 17. Photo courtesy of Polygon Musik

Coupons for the event are priced at VND250,000 ($10) apiece and inclusive of one drink. The event is scheduled for October 22, at 8:30 p.m., at Polygon Music, situated at Complex 01, No. 29, Alley 31, Lane 167 Tay Son, Dong Da District.

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