Hot on the heels of CAMA’s African vinyl night with Voodoo Funk, ATK hopes to keep the Hanoi masses dancing by bringing an afro-Asian equivalent on Saturday Jan. 26.
In addition to the new Wednesday night movie screenings starting at 8pm and the Sunday World Music beginning at midday, the Hanoi Bicycle Collective, the movers and peddlers of our city, are organizing a Positive Mass bike ride.
Only just opened, the art space/café on Phan Huy Ich is already making waves. From the second week of January, Manzi will be exhibiting the work of artist Nguyen Huy An, previously shown in the Skylines With Flying People open studios. An’s piece measures Vinh Tuy Bridge through a minimalist dust collection of memory and time.
Ever fancied the clothes of(f) a stranger? Ever stolen that perfectly fitting shirt out of your flatmate’s laundry basket and pretended the guys at the launderette lost it? For a legal, morally acceptable way to shop at someone else’s wardrobe join the Fashion Exchange at Exchange Café on Jan. 20 between 2pm and 5pm.
Bass and dubstep collective Sub Elements will launch their first night at the fresh new underground music venue, Madake, on Saturday Jan. 5.
Keeping it eclectic, this month 21 North have teamed up with Group8asia to bring the exhibition Shapes, a selection of 3D architectural models that will be on show until Jan. 13.
Moving over to Tay Ho this month, the poetry and short story reading night will be set in the upstairs room of The Hanoi Bicycle Collective’s café-bike shop.
Young artisan Dao Viet Dzung’s series of miniature wire bicycles have gone from tourist souvenirs to viable art pieces since he began selling them on the streets of Hanoi in 2003. Constructed out of steel wire and scrap metal, the collection was a hit when exhibited abroad in 2005, with a whole series being bought by a renowned Australian collector.