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Dance the night away with transit

Transit, a six-piece international band, now rocks the Night Spot, Level 23, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City every night except Mondays from 7 p.m. till late.

The lineup is internationally flavored with members from Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US.

Source: Thanh Nien

Cultural associations

The fashion show "Metiss âge" by Marie-Linh Couture will take place at 19:30, April 10 at the Hilton Hotel. Featuring the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, this will be an evening of fashion, wine and DJ music.

"I've been working in Vietnam for two years, and as a mixed girl, I like the association of different cultures. We use Vietnamese fabric and techniques to make things inspired by French couture. We promote ready to wear couture with quality and modernity," said Rébecca Bargas, artistic director of Marie-Linh couture.

The collection offers glamor style and chic outfits for all occasions for partying, casual wear and for work, mostly using black, dark blue, forest green, brown, white and green water.

Reported by Tina Pham

Woodcuts and solitude in Hanoi

Artist Ly Tran Quynh Giang's "Solitary World" woodcut exhibition runs until April 12 at Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi.

In 2004, Ly Tran Quynh Giang won First Prize, Young Artists Competition, organized by the French Embassy and the Vietnamese Fine Art Association.

Trained as a printmaker, woodcuts came naturally to Giang. She works with ambiguities and contradictions, creating calmness with darkness, danger and frenetic intensity.

Art Vietnam is located at 7 Nguyen Khac Nhu St. in the capital city.

Reported by Huyen My

French singer to perform in Hanoi

French singer Mouron is set to charm Hanoi later this month with performances of popular compositions by Brel, Edith Piaf and Charles Trénet.

She will also perform her own compositions at L'Espace in the capital city's Trang Tien St. at 8 p.m. on April 20.

Born to an artist family, Mouron's passion for singing and composing was evident early, and her work earned her the France Culture Repérages award. She has so far released seven albums, one of which won the Grand prix Académie Charles Cros.

Tickets for the performance are available at L'Espace for VND30,000-60,000.

Reported by Tina Pham

Francophone film festival in HCMC comes to an end

Je M'appelle Eugen (I'm Eugen), directed by Michael Steiner, will end the Francophone film festival in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12.

Based on the bestselling book by Klaus Schadelin, the movie features the panorama of Switzerland and a quartet of young characters looking for the treasure of Fritzli Bühler in Titicaca Lake. To the group of kids scour and comb all corners in Switzerland while their parents try to follow their traces.

The film festival is taking place at Idecaf, 28 Le Thanh Ton St., HCMC. "I'm Eugen" screens at 7:30 p.m., April 12. Seats are free of charge.

Reported by Tina Pham

Germany for beginners

The "Germany for Beginners" exhibition will be held from April 9-18 at 69 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1.

First shown in Berlin last summer, the exhibition has been introduced at Goethe institutes all over the world since the autumn of 2009.

The exhibition is a museum of feeling with hundreds of daily life objects as well as personal souvenirs used to introduce the history and culture of Germany with a touch of humor.

Source: Thanh Nien

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