Hanoi weekend: where to go and what to do

By Phuc Trinh   July 20, 2023 | 05:25 pm PT
Hanoi offers a variety of events this weekend for art, music, and wine lovers.

Exhibition "Layers of Hanoi"

Supported by the ASEAN Social Impact Program by Fulbright University Vietnam with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), "Layers of Hanoi" is an exhibition that captures Hanoi's diverse and rich aspects.

Drawing inspiration from the city's intricate blend of architecture, history, and modernity, this showcase offers a multidimensional artistic perspective on the city's allure.

Visitors can discover different facets of Hanoi through the artworks, such as its history, architecture, culture and people, which make up the colorful mosaic of one of the most livable capitals in Southeast Asia.

The artworks are made from recycled fabric materials, demonstrating the artists' commitment to green and sustainable art.

The exhibition will be held from July 22 to 25, between 8:30 a.m and 7 p.m. every day, at the Ngo Quyen Fine Arts Exhibition Hall on the 3rd floor at No. 16, Ngo Quyen Ward, Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District. Entrance is free.

Hanoi Brass Community x The Outpost = BRASSPORT Concert

The concert "BRASSPORT" will feature music composed for brass instruments that will transport the audience to different places and cultures around the world. The music will be performed by skilled musicians and narrators from Hanoi Brass Community and The Outpost, who will share the sounds and stories of various countries and regions.

BRASSPORT poster. Photo courtesy of Hanoi Brass Community

"BRASSPORT" poster. Photo courtesy of Hanoi Brass Community

BRASSPORT also serves as a means of connecting with the ongoing art exhibition "Peculiar Interfaces." Both the concert and the exhibition share a common exploration of global themes, featuring the creative works of local and international artists. Attendees are encouraged to attend both events for an enriching experience that harmonizes music and art.

BRASSPORT will take place on July 22, from 4 p.m. to 6p.m. at the OUTPOST, on the 2nd floor at B1 Roman Plaza Tower, To Huu Street, Nam Tu Liem District.

The standard ticket for the event is priced at VND360,000 ($15), which includes one drink. Students and residents of Roman Plaza can get a discounted rate of VND280,000.

Sundown weekend

"Sundown Weekend" is an event held every Saturday at TACH SPACES, which offers a space for visitors to unwind and savor the sunset with friends. The event offers a free-flow combo, including cocktails like Old Fashioned, Cuba Libre, and Gold Rush. Beyond the enticing drinks, TACH has curated a new weekly snack menu featuring options such as BBQ skewers, pan-fried dumplings, and fried potato.

Sundown weekend poster. Photo courtesy of TACH SPACES

"Sundown weekend" poster. Photo courtesy of TACH SPACES

The event is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 20 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District. Price starts at VND450,000 ($19) per person.

Eco friendly fair

The Eco Friendly Fair will offer a variety of clean agricultural products and natural products for health and beauty. The fair will have 50 booths that will showcase clean farm produce from organic and individual gardeners, natural products for health and beauty care, garden care products, along with fashion and food stalls.

The fair aims to raise awareness about environmental protection by using eco-friendly containers and avoiding harmful materials such as plastic bags, glass bags, disposable plastic boxes, foam boxes, and so on. The fair will also provide entertainment and education for the visitors, with activities such as traditional games, free painting, music performance, and bookstores.

The event will be held between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on July 22 and 23 at 19/12 Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District.

Vinoteca Night – World of Chocolate

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake's Sunset Bar invites wine enthusiasts to partake in the Vinoteca Night. This monthly wine tasting event showcases a selection of wines from wineries around the globe paired with canapés crafted by the hotel's culinary team. This July, the theme is "World of chocolate."

Vinoteca Night – World of Chocolate poster. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

"Vinoteca Night – World of Chocolate" poster. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

Guided by a wine expert, guests will immerse themselves in the stories and insights behind each wine, enhancing their tasting experience. Attendees will also have the privilege of purchasing their preferred wine at a special price during the event.

The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 21, at the Sunset Bar, situated at the grounds of the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake at 5 Tu Hoa Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District. The ticket price is VND650,000 ($27.50) per person, with an early bird discount at VND600,000 per person.

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