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October 8-14 (Friday-Thursday): The Japanese Film Week takes place in Ho Chi Minh City. Among the films to be screened are "Rashomon" (directed by Akira Kurosawa), "Tony Takitani" (by Jun Ichikawa), "Sansho the Bailiff" (by Kenji Mizoguchi) and "Yunagi City, Sakura Country" (by Kiyoshi Sasabe). Free tickets can be obtained between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until October 8 from the Japanese General Consulate, 13-17 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, HCMC.

October 9 (Saturday): A Vocal and Chamber Music night by the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HSBO) will start at 8 p.m. at the HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1. The program will feature works by G. Meyerber, R. Schumann, L. I. Beethoven and W. A. Mozart. Performers: Dao Nhat Quang (clarinet), Nguyen Tan Anh (cello) Pham Dieu Thao (piano), and Cho Hae Ryong (soprano) and Noh Hae Ry (piano) of South Korea. Tickets cost VND200,000, VND150,000 and VND100,000 (for students). Call (08) 3 823 7419 or 6 270 4450.

October 9 (Saturday): The Malaysian Business Chamber of Vietnam (MBC) hosts the Merdeka Charity Golf Tournament 2010 at Song Be Golf Resort, 77 Binh Duong Boulevard, Lai Thieu Townlet, Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province. Registration at 11 a.m.; Tee off at noon; Prize Presentation Dinner: 6:30 p.m. VND1.9 million for members and VND2.3 million from non-members.

Through October 10 (Sunday): 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi celebrations at different places in the capital. The 10-day celebration will wrap up with a cultural and art show at the My Dinh National Stadium starting at 8 p.m.

"¢ Through October 10 (Sunday): Phuong Nam Culture Company is running a week-long book show featuring economics textbooks published by McGraw Hill on the second floor, Saigon Center in HCMC's District 1. The company also introduces more than 4,000 copies of foreign books at 2A Le Duan Street, District 1 with discounts of up to 50 percent.

October 15 (Friday): Eurocham Business Luncheon Fluenza in The Working Environment will be held in HCMC. Guest speaker: Professor Tran Tinh Hien, MD PhD from the Hospital of Tropical Diseases. For further information or registration, contact Ms. Thuy via eventshcmc@eurochamvn.org or phone 08. 3 827 2715.

"¢ Through October 22 (Friday): A sculpture exposition by French artist Lolo Zazar is on at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi until October 22. The exposition, "Rencontres", features a combination of stainless steel and Vietnamese traditional lacquer.

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