"¢ December 17 (Friday): EuroCham will co-host a seminar entitled "Implementing the WTO's Commitments - Reviewing Policies to support Enterprises" from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Palace Hotel, 56- 66 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization in 2007 and committed, along with all other member states, to implement trade-friendly policies in the coming years. This conference aims to evaluate enterprise support policies and the extent to which they have helped Vietnam fulfill its commitment.
"¢ December 17 (Friday): The film "Children at Timpelbach Village" will be screened with Vietnamese subtitles at the French Culture Center, L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi. Ticket price: VND5000.
"¢ Through December 20 (Monday): Artist Do Thien Huong is hosting a solo exhibition at the AMI Café in Van Thanh Tourist Park, 48/10 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, HCMC. "Colors in paintings and calendars" marks the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the young painter's career.
"¢ December 22 (Wednesday): "The Memories" an exhibition of lacquer paintings by Pham Hoang Thuan Nhan is being held at Himiko Café, 324 Bis Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 11, District 10, HCMC. In her first solo exhibition since graduating from a Hanoi art school, Nhan projects her childhood memories of growing up in Hanoi's Duong Lam village. Himiko is open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
"¢ Through December 23 (Thursday): Japanese jewelry designer Eriko Unno and Australian artist George Papadimas display works at Gallery Vivekkevin's, 35 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC. Unno was born in Shizuoka, Japan, where she currently runs her studio. She studied in Japan and later in Florence, Italy at the Contemporary Jewelry School. Born in Melbourne, Papadimas currently lives and works in HCMC. He has received numerous Australian awards for sculptures and drawings.
"¢ Through December 31 (Friday): The "Imperial Treasures" exhibition will run until the end of this month at the Museum of Vietnamese History, 1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hanoi. On display are jade and gold stamps, swords, books, jade cups and golden bowls.
"¢ Through January 5, 2011 (Wednesday): A photographic exhibition by Melissa Merryweather, a photographer and architect who has lived in Vietnam for over 12 years, will be held at Au Parc, 23 Han Thuyen Street, District 1.
The "Display" features snapshots of present-day Ho Chi Minh City with a focus on the temples in District 5 and the bustle of the areas around Ben Thanh Market.