This Week in Saigon: Best Events 11 May - 18 May
Here’s a mixed bag of events in Ho Chi Minh City this week. We’re starting off with special Mother’s Day events to celebrate all the mamas out there. Round out your week with the finest family friendly, foodie, arts and music events in Saigon. Dig in and see what piques your interest in this edition of Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week for 11 to 18 May.
MAMA’S SPECIAL DAY IN SAIGON
Afternoon Tea on Mother’s Day
Pamper your mom in true style with a posh Afternoon Tea experience at Cafe des Beaux-Arts on the ground floor of Hotel des Arts, MGallery. Relax among vintage art and comfortable decor as you savour unlimited cakes and canapes with tea service. As a special treat, everyone will receive a VND1,000,000 makeup voucher from Lancome France. Mom deserves the best and Hotel des Arts will be happy to indulge her this Mother’s Day.
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Mother’s Day Brunch
Pull out all the stops for mom at Pullman Saigon Centre this Mother’s Day. Celebrate in high fashion with a scrumptious brunch at Food ConneXion. There will be a full spread of decadent pleasures to delight the whole family. There will even be kids activities to keep the little ones occupied while mom enjoys her day. Show how much you care by treating mom to a grand day of culinary wonders at Pullman Saigon Centre.
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Perfume Funshop for Mom and Kid with Rei Nguyen
Join internationally trained perfume artist Rei Nguyen at Morico Modern Japanese Restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day in a truly unique way. Enjoy a hands-on experience with your child to create a one-of-a-kind aroma roll-on blend with 100% pure essential oils. During this inaugural workshop in Saigon, everyone will learn about essential oils, how to smell the oils from a scent expert, and the you will create your own scent. At the end, each family will take home a 10ml roll-on scent of their own making! To register, call the Morico hotline. Each ticket is per person and includes one Morico drink.
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Mother’s Day Paint & Wine
Paint & Wine in Saigon is back at The Hive Thao Dien for a special Mother’s Day edition. Mom can get those creative juices flowing to create a unique masterpiece just for her. Or just enjoy a night out with the girls and a few glasses of wine. Painters can choose to recreate the artist’s painting or use the materials provided to produce a one-of-a-kind design. The fee is inclusive of canvas, paints, brushes, one glass of red or white wine, and unlimited coffee, tea, and water. Register for the event at eventbrite.com. Give mom the gift of creativity for Mother’s Day 2019 in Saigon with Paint & Wine.
METAL, MUSIC AND MYSTERY IN HO CHI MINH CITY
Sofar HCMC #18
This is maybe one of the most intriguing and mysterious events happening in Saigon. Here’s what I know: Sofar Sounds Ho Chi Minh City brings three live musical acts to the stage at an undisclosed location. You have to enter a lottery type system to receive an invite for tickets. If you are chosen, you will receive an email to register yourself and your plus one. Then, the day before the event, you will receive details on the location and time. You can bring your own beverages to the event, and floor seating is encouraged. This unique concept is executed in intimate spaces in over 200 cities around the world, presenting up-and-coming talent to their city. If you’re interested in unlocking the mystery, head to the Sofar website to enter the ticket lottery. Good luck!
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Valhalla Heavy Metal Event
Metalheads, are you ready to rock?! Arcan opens its doors for a night of thrash, heavy metal, and melodic death from some of the hardest bands in Saigon. Get ready to hit the mosh pit with Dark Escapes, End of Road, Vehemon, and Wild Shadow. For presale tickets or for more information, contact Ms.Huyen at +84 33 343 5737. It seems Arcan isn’t just for electronic music anymore! Be sure to check out their full line up every month for a little something something for all tastes.
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The Best Laid Plans
Dragonfly Theatre is back again for their third show, this time presenting, “The Best Laid Plans”. This dark comedy full of plot twists tells the story of a group of housemates united by a traumatic event. Prepare to be left in suspense as they deal with big decisions, drama and friendship. Advance ticket reservations via TicketBox are highly recommended, as their last two shows sold out. Don’t miss out on this special showing at The Dance Academy, especially since all proceeds go to benefit Tiny Hearts of Hope Shelter.
FAMILY AND FOOD IN SAIGON
Dog Day: Meet Up for Social Pups & Their Humans
Moms with dogs can celebrate this Mother’s Day too! Head down to Saigon Outcast with your furbaby for a fun day out. Meet other pet parents and fine new playmates for your pups. Your doggie is welcome to be off leash as long as it’s well-behaved. Saigon Outcast is a lovely, shady and open space for the whole family to play, eat and drink. It even shares the space with Push Climbing if you want to test your limits on the rock wall. So let your pooch run free and play at Saigon Outcast’s Dog Day while you mingle with all the humans.
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Feijoada Festa & Free Flow
Caipira Cachaca is a comfy Brazilian rooftop bar with romantic ambiance. They have a host of fun and sexy events, and this time they bring delicious Brazilian traditional food to the party. Feijoada à Brasileira or Brazilian-style Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil, made with black beans and pork cuts. For this event, Caipira Cachaca also has a vegan version available, and both are served with a side of rice, collard greens, oranges, tomato chutney, and farofa (fried yuca flour). And they’re kicking the party up a notch with Wednesday free flow drink specials! Climb the steps and get cosy on the rooftop at Caipira Cachaca.
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To all of the mothers in Saigon and around the globe, we appreciate your daily hard work to make this world go round! Whether you’re celebrating this week with your mama, or having a blast at another event, we hope you find something memorable in Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week. Don’t forget to take a pic and tag #iAMHCMC on Facebook or IG. We’d love to see you out having a great time in Saigon. And say, “Hey!” if you see me around any Ho Chi Minh City happenings! #YoureWelcome 😘
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