Hanoi weekend: what to do and where to go

By Phuc Trinh   July 13, 2023 | 12:20 am PT
Discover a fun and exciting weekend in Hanoi with a variety of events and activities, including art exhibitions, market fairs, and seafood delicacies.

Exhibition "The Weight of Things"

Matca Space for Photography will host an exhibition "The Weight of Things" by Eddie Ryan, a design educator and photographer from London who currently lives and works in Vietnam.

The exhibition features photographs that reflect the artist's personal and cultural journey as an emigrant who had to leave his home and adapt to a new society.

The title "The Weight of Things" refers to the emotional and psychological burden that the emigrant carries. The photographs show everyday objects that are displaced, in limbo, or used as symbols of protection by the migrant. They also reveal the subtle aspects of the society that depends on a migrant workforce, such as its laws, beliefs, and ambitions.

It runs from June 29 to July 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The event is held at Matca Space for Photography, situated at 48 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Entrance is free.

Exhibition "Peculiar interfaces"

The Outpost presents "Peculiar Interfaces", an exhibition that explores how technologies and the digital sphere have influenced our society. The exhibition showcases the works of eight international and local artists/groups who work with new media and digital art.

This significant art exhibition in Vietnam examines the intersection of art and technology and aims to understand how technology shapes our connections and perceptions. "Peculiar Interfaces" invites visitors to contemplate hybrid realities, the significance of data, and connection and care in the digital age.

Appropriare Response by Mario Klingemann, featuring a wooden platform and black flip chart display a constantly changing set of letters, creating messages in response to human interaction. Photo courtesy of The Outpost Art Organisation

"Appropriare Response" by Mario Klingemann, featuring a wooden platform and black flip chart display a constantly changing set of letters, creating messages in response to human interaction. Photo courtesy of The Outpost Art Organization

Visitors can visit "Peculiar Interfaces" from April 15 to July 23, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Mondays. The exhibition takes place at The Outpost Art Organization, on the second floor of tower B1, To Huu Ward, Nam Tu Liem District.

Visitors can buy entrance tickets at The Outpost's reception desk. This exhibition has images that might be upsetting for some. Some materials are not suitable for children under 13 years old. Parental guidance is strongly advised.

Regional cuisine exhibition

The exhibition "Vung nao thuc nay" (Regional cuisines) showcases 41 local dishes illustrated by 36 young artists. The event invites visitors to a culinary excursion through the prism of illustration.

Visitors can see drawings of Hai Duong’s green bean cake, Hai Phong’s crab noodle soup, Saigon’s banh mi with roasted pork and many more.

The exhibition is a co-organization between TiredCity, a creative enterprise, Vietnam Local Artist Group - A learning community for young illustrators in Vietnam and the Management Board of Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter.

The exhibition takes place from July 1 to 16, at Ho Guom Cultural Information Center, at No. 2 Le Thai To, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District. Entrance is free.

Market fair

The Outpost announces a market fair that features nearly 40 stalls with a variety of products such as clothing, accessories, stationery, and crafts. The event also has various craft workshops to provide relaxation and fun. Moreover, there will be attractive gifts for visitors.

The market fair runs from from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m on July 15 and 16. The event is held at Complex 01, at No. 29, Lane 31, Alley 167, Tay Son Street, Quang Trung Ward, Dong Da District. Entrance is free.

Ocean’s Symphony

The Continental Lounge is collaborating with Ben Gourmet to bring you a culinary experience "Ocean’s Symphony." The event will feature a delectable array of fresh seafood such as Japanese oysters, French bulot snails, Arctic shrimp, and Chilean green mussels. The seafood will be paired with chilled white wines to enhance the flavors.

Ocean’s Symphony. Photo courtesy of The Continental Lounge

"Ocean’s Symphony". Photo courtesy of The Continental Lounge

The event will start at 6:30 p.m, and live music will begin at 8 p.m. on July 14. Tickets are priced at VND950,000 ($40) per person, and you need to book early as the event can only accommodate 40 guests.

"Ocean’s Symphony" will take place at The Continental Lounge, located on the 3rd floor of the Army Hotel at 1A Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District.

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