Wednesday , February 28 2024

A weekend of art exhibitions and jazz in Hanoi


This weekend in Hanoi offers a diverse range of cultural experiences, from art exhibitions to jazz tributes, shared dining experiences and historical commemorations.

Art exhibition “Becoming Alice: Through the Metal Tunnel”

“Becoming Alice: Through the Metal Tunnel” is an art exhibition presenting artworks inspired by the world created by English author Lewis Carroll in his literary work, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The artworks symbolize the transition from youth to adulthood and challenge linear thinking.

Becoming Alice: Through the Metal Tunnel. Photo courtesy of The Outpost Art Organization

“Becoming Alice: Through the Metal Tunnel” poster. Photo courtesy of The Outpost Art Organization

The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., from Jan. 30 to March 3, at The Outpost Art Organization, located at Roman Plaza Tower B1 (Floor 2), To Huu Street, Nam Tu Liem District. Ticket prices vary: VND60,000 ($2.40) for standard admission, VND40,000 ($1.60) for students, and free for individuals over 65 and children under 6.

Jazz tribute to Wayne Shorter’s “The All Seeing Eye”

The event is a jazz tribute dedicated to Wayne Shorter’s 1965 album, “The All Seeing Eye.” This showcase emphasizes Shorter’s avant-garde saxophone performance, challenging traditional jazz norms through complex structures and harmonies.

The All Seeing Eye. Photo courtesy of Long Waits a modest jazz club

“The All Seeing Eye” poster. Photo courtesy of Long Waits a modest jazz club

The event starts at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3, at Long Waits, located at 5 Nguyen Quang Bich Street, Hoan Kiem District. Registration is required via the provided link, incurring a surcharge of VND250,000 ($10) per person.

Karma kitchen

Karma Kitchen, an event where meals are served without price tags, operates entirely through voluntary contributions, from the cook to the receptionist, waiter, and parking attendant. The menu features drinks and vegan food.

Volunteers at Karma Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Karma Kitchen Hanoi

Volunteers at Karma Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Karma Kitchen Hanoi

The purpose of Karma Kitchen is to provide a dining experience based on generosity and trust. The goal is to foster a sense of community and shared commitment and promote a more supportive society.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VEJO – The Vege Journey, located at 46B Bat Dan Street, Hang Bo Ward, Hoan Kiem District. To secure a place, reservations can be made via the Karma Kitchen Hanoi Facebook page.

Historical exhibition “Two Spring Scenes”

The Management Board of Hoa Lo Prison is organizing an exhibition titled “Two Spring Scenes”. The exhibition presents documents and images depicting spring activities for prisoners during Tet at Hoa Lo Prison. Additionally, the exhibition also recreates historical images of spring celebrations in both the north and south.

Visitors check out historical frame panels at the Two Spring Scenes exhibition at Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Hoa Lo Prison Relic

Visitors check out historical frame panels at the “Two Spring Scenes” exhibition at Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Hoa Lo Prison Relic

The exhibition takes place at Hoa Lo Prison, situated at 1 Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District, until the end of March. Entrance fee is VND50,000 ($2) per person.

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