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Make a fun with highlight events this week in Hanoi

Updated at Monday, 08 May 2017, 11:56
The Hanoitimes - Célimène Daudet to hold recital at Hanoi Opera House, 7th European literature days… highlight events this week 8 – 13 May 2017 in Hanoi.
Célimène Daudet to hold recital at Hanoi Opera House
Célimène Daudet to hold recital at Hanoi Opera House.
Célimène Daudet to hold recital at Hanoi Opera House.
It has been unveiled that French pianist Célimène Daudet will hold a solo music recital May 11 at the Hanoi Opera House located at 1 Trang Tien Street in the Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi.
The classical virtuoso pianist has won many international prestigious competitions as well as the International Pro Music Prize in 2010. As both a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at prestigious venues throughout Europe and North America, and made a debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2013.
Her first solo album, ‘A tribute to Bach,’ released in 2011, earned her international acclaim.In Hanoi, she will perform excerpts from the album and a piece from art de la fugue and Overture Choral & Fugue by Franck.
Ticket price: VND100.000, VND190.000 and VND250.000. Tickets are available at L’Espace.
Berlin through the eyes of American photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham
Berlin through the eyes of American photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham.
Berlin through the eyes of American photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham.
From May 5 to 29, the cinematographer and photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham presents his observations of everyday life in Berlin at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi.
When one enters into a place or a culture not one’s own, the camera can become an important device to investigate or decipher clues to that society. Jamie Maxtone-Graham, originally from the US, had the chance to spend a year living in Berlin. Between the apartment where he stayed and the studio where he worked, he moved through the streets, the buildings, the buses and trains, through the people who lived there who were also moving through these same streets. Every day there were small lessons – some practical, others linguistic, some relating to perception and others to behavior.
 “In photographing these daily journeys and identifying what I saw both in image and with a language not my own, I was often given the gift of being corrected. But sometimes I got it right.”
German Lessons is a visual and linguistic journey through that experience of trying to understand with the fore knowledge of impending failure.
Price: Free admission.
7th European literature days: New book releases in Vietnamese
7th European literature days.
7th European literature days.
Nine German books in Vietnamese translation: readings, discussions, musical presentations and films
The participating countries will open Literature Days on 6 May by at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. The first three contributions from Germany are from the well-known book series “Was Ist Was” (What Is What). “Rico, Oscar and the Mysterious Stone”, so popular among children, we present as both book and film (with Vietnamese dubbing).
Vietnam has a proud lyrical tradition that incorporates our presentation of German lyric poetry. Jan Wagner reads from his “Regentonnenvariationen” (Rain Barrel Improvisations), and the music ensemble Dong Kinh Co Nhac interprets his poetry through various traditional Vietnamese lyric theatrical forms…
The events related to German literature in Hanoi will be held at the Goethe Institute. In HCM City, the festival takes place in IDECAF, in the Library of General Sciences, in Sa Lon Van Hoa Cafe thu bay, and in the bookseller’s street Nguyen Van Binh.
Price: Free admission.
Mexcellent “Cinco de Mayo”
Mexcellent “Cinco de Mayo”.
Mexcellent “Cinco de Mayo”.
“Mexican food is so full of colour, life and music. It is like a piñata exploding in your mouth”, said award-winning comedian, actress and writer Kate McLennan.
Pacifica Restaurant will celebrate “Cinco de Mayo”, the famous Mexican food festival, with the Mexican flavour fiesta in our dinner buffet. The Mexican specials, including freshly made quesadillas, fajita station, enchiladas, chicken tortilla soup and more, will be generously added to the scrumptious spread of the freshest salad, sushi and the rotating carvery station.
Dinner only from May 5 -14 in Pan Pacific Hanoi (1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh, Hanoi)
Price: VND880,000 per adult; VND440,000 per child.
Spring Cinema: “Macho Man” in Hanoi
Spring Cinema: “Macho Man” in Hanoi.
Spring Cinema: “Macho Man” in Hanoi.
Come to the film screening “Macho Man” within the framework of the Spring Cinema program by the Goethe Institut in Hanoi on 10 May 2017, 7 p.m.
Daniel is a wimp. Being cautious and clumsy, he hasn’t been very successful with women so far. On vacation in Turkey, he gets to know the female heart-throb Aylin who is interested in Daniel contrary to his expectations. Daniel is in seventh heaven. But he soon returns to earth with a bump when, back in Germany, he is introduced to Aylin’s family who just consider him a sissy.
He decides to transform into a real macho man. Because that’s what women really want, right? Aylin’s brother Cem helps Daniel to become a real man – he gets him new clothes and takes him to Turkish clubs. With his refurbished masculinity he now gains the respect of Aylin’s family, but with unforeseen consequences regarding his beloved…
Director Christof Wahl was a cameraman of famous German films like Fack ju Göhte and Keinohrhasen amongst others. With Macho Man he realised his first movie as a director. His debut is based on the novel of the same name by Moritz Netenjakob.
Language: German with English and Vietnamese subtitles.
Price: Free admission.
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