Hottest Events from March's Third Week
Tuesday 18th of March
Apocalaughs Now is one of Saigon's biggest and best alternative comedy nights. Last time it was on show, over 200 people joined and enjoyed the night.
This Tuesday Cargo Bar brings back this show which will be directed by two head co/median: Dave Callan and Daniel Kinno, who are visiting Vietnam as part of their Southeast Asian tour. Both are well known alternative comedy artists, having built their reputation in prime time television in Australia and the US respectively.
Dave Callan was born in Dundalk, Ireland, and arrived in Australia in 1990. He spent part of his teenage years in Perth where he attended Chisholm Catholic College. From 2005 to 2008 he had several radio programs before moving to television, where he participated in several shows.
He has been touring internationally for years, having had shows each year in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Daniel Kinno was born in Minsk, and in 1996 moved to the US. Daniel Kinno delivers insightful and raucous narratives on topics ranging from the menial tasks of daily life, to relationships, pop culture, and his unusual Russian heritage with a truly unique perspective. Kinno can be recognized from television where his stand up has been featured on MTV, The Game Show Network and The WB. The show will also feature a couple of our favourite local comics MC Steve Jackson and Jeremy Ginsburg, from Stand-Up Saigon.
Doors are at 8pm. VND250,000 and includes a free icy cold Magners cider.
Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC
Wednesday 19th of March
Broma brings the melodic voice and jazzy music of Mariedel and her band again.
Starting at 9pm and with free entrance.
Broma, 41 Nguyen Hue, District 1
Thursday 20th of March
La Habana will be presenting Two by Jim Cartwright. Part of the Saigon Players’ 10th Season, Jim Cartwright’s award-winning, tour-de-force play, Two is about a night in a pub owned by a bickering husband and wife. Throughout the play, we see the pub’s different customers’ quirks and issues as well as the fragile relationship between the landlord and the landlady. The play’s pacing will take the audience to a rollercoaster ride of human emotions and promises an engaging, heart warming night.
Saigon Players We are a non-profit community theatre group whose mission is to uphold theatre arts while giving to charity. All the proceeds from their performances go towards a charity that the members personally choose. They are the longest established English language theatre group in Ho Chi Minh City.
Shows start at 7:30 PM. Ticket price: 200,000 VND (Proceeds will go to project Operation Smile)
La Habana, 6 Cao Ba Quat, District 1
Saturday 22nd of March
As usual, Saigon Soul pool party is held at the rooftop pool of the New World Hotel. .
Saigon Soul Pool Party. Rooftop New World Hotel. 76 Lê Lai, Ben Thanh ward, District 1, From 10 am to 11 pm.
HEC Korea festival 2014
This massive K-pop bash will arrive to Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday 22nd of March. Featuring performances by SNSD, 2PM, Sistar, and Miss A, is celebrating Korean culture in all its poptastic glory.
Some of the bands performing will also be on the judging panel at the upcoming Cover Dance Festival contest, whose winning team will represent Vietnam at the International Cover Dance Contest 2014 in South Korea. The event is hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication of South Korea.
Tickets can be bought between VND400,000--VND4 million. Doors open at 7pm
Stadium of Military Zone No. 7 202 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan District