* Through April 29 (Friday): Seventeen foreign and local artists will display their work, including paintings, drawings, installations, photos and videos, to raise funds for Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims. The exhibition, "Tohoku no Tomodachi (Friends of Tohoku): Art Fundraiser for Japan," was organized by Tiffany Chung and Pamela Corey in collaboration with Galerie Quynh. The exhibits are priced at between US$300 to $10,000. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross of Japan. Galerie Quynh at 65 De Tham Street, District 1 is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
* April 30 (Saturday): The fourth Traditional Craft Villages Festival, themed "Vietnamese Kitchen in Hue's Garden," will kick off in the former imperial capital of Hue. The six-day event will showcase special dishes from the south, north and central regions and include bonsai exhibitions, folk games and traditional musical performances.
* May 1 (Sunday): The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology's monthly Vietnamese Folk Singing performances will feature songs based on poems written by famous poet and author Tan Da (1889-1939). Tickets are available for VND25,000 for adults, VND3,000 for kids and VND5,000 for students at the museum on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. The show begins at 9 a.m.
* May 4 (Wednesday): French singer, songwriter and musician FranÃ§ois Audrain will perform selections from his electronic and emotive songbook during Music Night at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi. Tickets cost VND100,000 and VND50,000. The show begins at 8 p.m.
* May 11 (Wednesday): EuroCham's Annual Tax Dialogue 2011 with the HCMC Tax Authority will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Diamond A, Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC. Tickets are on sale for VND950,000 for members and VND1,250,000 for non-members. To register, email Thuy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 3827 2715. Tickets must be bought to the event. Participants are encouraged to join but all questions must be submitted by May 4, to email@example.com.
* May 6 (Friday): An exhibition featuring 30 lacquer paintings by Khai Doan will be held at the Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street in Hanoi. Doan, who was born in Saigon and raised in Germany, now works as a successful creative director in the German and Vietnamese advertising market. The show, named "Dipolar," will continue through June 5.