This Week in Saigon: Best Events 20 April - 27 April
For events in Ho Chi Minh City this week, take a look at these music and dance happenings. There is plenty to do with people who have similar interests, so this week, make some new friends with Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week for 20 to 27 April.
MUSICAL MINGLING IN SAIGON
Bann Bar Live with Art Space Band
Nothing compares to stellar city views of Saigon with handcrafted cocktails and live music. And that is exactly the experience Bann Bar & Cuisine hopes to provide. Join the gracious staff in their cozy rooftop digs to listen to the sounds of Art Space. This indie trio band based in Saigon brings a mix of originals and imaginatively reworked covers across the jazz and swing genres. Come early to take advantage of the happy hour special of 2 for 1 classic cocktails and mixed drinks, expertly devised by skilled bartenders.
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BoomSlang Presents Yo!
Get ready for beats, breaks, and bass as BoomSlang returns to Soma Art Lounge in District 2 for another hip hop party in HCMC. Dj Hudson and DJ Stav will take you on a history lesson through hip hop’s favourite son, rap music. The b-boys will battle it out 2 v 2 to earn a prize of VND500,000. And if you’re feeling brave, hop on the open mic cipher and showcase your lyrical skills. There will also be a live performance from Blaise from New York City, USA as well as more surprises throughout the night. Hip hop heads don’t want to miss this one!
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Expat.com’s Event at The Lighthouse
Saigon’s electronic music haven, The Lighthouse, opens its doors and rooftop to Expat.com for a meet and greet event. Head to the heart of District 1 to mingle with fellow expats in Saigon that are part of one of the largest online communities of worldwide expatriates. Tickets are VND100,000 including one beer or soft drink, or VND250,000 for 3 hours of free flow Tiger beer. These prices are only available for Expat.com members, so be sure to sign up today for a rooftop bargain.
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Ladies Latin Night with DJ Lily
Atop The Common Room Project in a cushy rooftop space hides Caipira Cachaca. On Sundays, the space is transformed for dancing and partying with Cuban beauty, DJ Lily. Climb to the top floor for Ladies' Latin Night every Sunday with a mix of Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Reggaeton. Ladies, be sure to get your free welcomecocktail and partake in the delicious drink specials for all. Whether ending your weekend or starting it, get your feet moving with the Latin grooves among the city lights.
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Romantic Wednesdays with The Wing Band
Saigon is full of secret bars and one of the pioneers is Snuffbox Speakeasy. If you can find it, it’s well worth the effort to locate (and open!) the inconspicuous doors through to a cozy and luxurious space. Try some of their handcrafted cocktails as you swoon to the pop ballads of The Wing Band. Every Wednesday, you can listen to live music and enjoy a private atmosphere. The band starts up around 8:30pm but get there early to enjoy the happy hour from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Get into the upscale mood and dress your best on your next secret Saigon adventure to Snuffbox.
PARTY ON THE SAIGON BLOCK
Bunker Good Hood Block Party
Bunker’s got a new menu and they’re ready to celebrate with a block party. The alley will become a gathering spot for gourmet food, refreshing drinks, live music and tons of fun. Kids can get a free haircut from Hoai Niem from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Beat the heat with signature drinks and Te Te craft beer. Pick up some doggie treats from Bakes Saigon. Play music trivia for some great prizes. Or simply get your groove on to some of Saigon’s hottest DJs. Bunker will be transformed into a relaxed get-together of gourmet food and drinks, live performances, and games. Chill vibes abound this weekend at Bunker Bed & Breakfast & Bar!
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Anan Saigon Turns 2 Party
Birthdays are spectacular with a good party, and Anan Saigon is throwing a real bash! Come celebrate two years of Anan Saigon with a fun street and rooftop party in HCMC. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm, there will be a street party with a live band. Following that, the rooftop will be jumping with DJs until late. Enjoy free Heineken Silver, Dalat Pizza and more surprises. Be a part of the celebration when Anan Saigon turns two.
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Chloe Garden Pool Party
It’s the beginning of summer, and boy is it HOT! Time to cool off in the “green oasis in the south of Saigon” at Chloe Garden at Chloe Gallery and Chloe Anna Spa. Take a dip in the saltwater pool with scenic river views. Refresh yourself with free Hoegaarden beer, and fill your belly with BBQ from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Bring out that competitive streak with some fun drinking games. If you’re lucky, you may even win some great prizes during the lucky draw. With a free shuttle bus from The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and start your summer off right! Register now by phone or email.
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Thao Dien Grand Picnic V: Hello Summer
Break into summer with a block party in European grand picnic fashion at BLOQ! Share Eastern and Western style food with friends and neighbours. Each restaurant in BLOQ Retail Complex will have special menus and promotions. Cool off with a chilly beverage or beer. Let the kids run wild with the playground and exciting activities. And tap your feet to the live acoustic music. This party is gonna be full of fun all day long. Call ahead for bookings.
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Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week takes in music and gatherings of all kinds this week. What will you do? 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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