This Week in Saigon: Best Events 16 March - 23 March
What’s in store for events in Ho Chi Minh City this week? Of course, I found some places to party but probably not what you’d expect. 😏 And I’m bringing you All. The. Food. cause, hey! We gotta eat! Let’s get into it, Saigon. Check out Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week for 16 to 23 March.
ALL THE FUN!
BannShe’s All Female Comedy Show - 4th Edition
The funniest ladies in Saigon are back for the 4th edition of BannShe’s All Female Comedy Show at Bann Bar & Cuisine. With yours truly, Angee the Diva, as hostess, expect a show full of belly laughs, stories, shock, awe, and maybe even a little disgust. Enjoy listening to the unique perspective of Vietnamese and expat females who’ve long lost a sense of shame for the judgement of others 😅 Between sets, tap your feet to music by one of Saigon’s hottest DJs and sip delicious cocktails by the friendly Bann Bar staff. Message or email SaigonFunnyPeople to reserve your tickets because this show will sell out!
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party
If you love RuPaul’s Drag Race, why not enjoy the new episode each week with friends at the cute, cozy, and fabulously gay Tipsy Unicorn?! Every Sunday, The Tipsy Unicorn opens its doors to Drag Race fans to watch and discuss the show. The Full Disclosure drag queens of Saigon then turn it out with their own fabulous lip syncs after the show. Finally, prove how much of super fan you are with a quick game of RuPaul’s Drag Race trivia to win a free round of drinks! Head down early to enjoy the happy hour with half price drinks from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The staff down at The Tipsy Unicorn welcome all for an evening of gags, reads, and loads of good fun.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
Flamenco Dance Performance
DanCenter presents the beautiful art of Flamenco to Saigon at Soma Art Lounge. Come to experience this breathtaking combination of dance, costume, music, and flair that originated in southern Spain. With special guest guitarist Jamie On and singer, Musa MG, DanCenter students present this beautiful artform to Ho Chi Minh City under the direction of instructor Tricia Liu. Stay after the show at Soma to enjoy the happy hour from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
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HCMC Dance Off 2019
The HCMC Dance Off 2019 welcomes students from all the international schools in Saigon to compete in an epic dance competition at Saigon South International School. Dance groups from the British International School (BIS), Saigon South International School (SSIS), The International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), The American School (TAS), Saigon International College (SIC), International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy and the European International School (EIS) have made it to the finals to win a grand prize of VND3,000,000. Come out to watch these talented young people give their all on the stage. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Nam Phuong Foundation’s Build a Bridge Vietnam Project. Purchase tickets by clicking this link.
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Get your weekend started at one of the hottest rooftop bars in Saigon - Terrazas Sessions! Head to the 27th floor of Chill Dining to view the sparkling Saigon skyline as the backdrop to the pumping beats of Ho Chi Minh’s hottest DJs. For this event, the line up includes Gavinha (Brazil), Funkiss (Vietnam), and GooseBumps (France). Gourmet bar snacks and premium drinks are available to help you achieve maximum chill. Dancing, city lights, great drinks - what more could you ask for from a chill night with friends at Chill Dining?
NOM NOM, YUM YUM
Australian Food Month
Got a big appetite or just longing for a taste from “down under”? Every Tuesday in March, head down to Latest Recipe at Le Meridien to enjoy a feast of Australian proportions. In collaboration with Taste of Australia, diners can expect slow roasted lamb shoulder, beef sirloin with Stroganoff sauce, Aussie meat pies, and much more. Dinner includes the full buffet but add VND350,000 for free flow beverages. Reservations are not required.
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BENARAS Holi Brunch Buffet
Holi is the famous Indian Festival of Colours and BENARAS welcomes you to celebrate with a delicious gourmet brunch. Scrumptious delicacies like Chicken Lahori Tikka, Paneer Mirchi Hariyali, Sookha Mutton and more will be on offer. BENARAS is the only gourmet Indian restaurant in Saigon and the flavours and excellent service are well worth the price. If you come with a group of 5 or more, enjoy a discount of 10% with advanced reservation. The price of the meal also includes one complimentary thandai, soft drink or beer.
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Cabernet Sauvignon & Cape Grim Beef Dinner
The world’s most popular red wine grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, is front and center at Stoker Woodfired Grill & Bar. But that’s not all! With its rich flavour and high tannin content, the Cabernet Sauvignon is excellently paired with Stoker’s signature rich, dry-aged Cape Grim beef. The cattle, raised in Tasmania, Australia, is grass fed in some of the lushest pastures of the world without hormones or GMOs. Don’t miss this delectable gastronomic adventure in Ho Chi Minh. Advanced reservations are essential by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rooftop BBQ Party & Language Exchange
Learning a language at a language center can be helpful, but it can also be totally boring! Why not practice your language skills by meeting new friends in a fun and low-pressure environment? Join the good people at ROJI Coffee every Sunday night on their rooftop for a yummy BBQ dinner and try out your Vietnamese or English language skills with some new friends. The language exchange dinner includes beef, chicken or shrimp, fries, veggies, and 1 beer or coke. Please RSVP by message on WhatsApp.
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Wine Dinner: Joseph Drouhin
Mad Cow Wine & Grill at Pullman Saigon Centre are bringing the madness with gourmet food and Joseph Drouhin wines provided by The Warehouse Wine Merchants. Enjoy an expertly executed 4-course dinner by Maddie and the gang paired with award winning wines. Mr. Laurent Drouhin will introduce the various Joseph Drouhin wines during this spectacular dinner presentation. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
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Stuffing your face, grooving to the boogie, or catching some laughs - what are you doing this week? Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week has something for you to enjoy your day and night in Saigon.
Take a pic and post under the link if you attend one of these. We’d love to see you out having a great time in Saigon. And say, “Hey!” if you see me around Saigon! #YoureWelcome 😘
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