This Week in Saigon: Best Events 23 February - 1 March
WHERE MY FOODIES AT?
These events are the epicenter for gastronomic delight.
One Pot Meals Workshop
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La Holista is the go-to place to learn about healthy eating and cooking in Ho Chi Minh City. Join the team with Chiara Squinzi certified health coach, yoga teacher, and functional medicine practitioner for the One-Pot Meals Workshop. Students will prepare three gluten-free meals, including peanut sauce brown rice noodles, buckwheat Italian minestrone with kale, and spicy red lentil curry with pumpkin and cauliflower. They guarantee that after the class, students will know all they need to prepare these easy and delicious meals. Prepayment is required, and please bring your own box for take away. Email Chiara at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Pop Up Beer Dinner with Guest Chef Adrian Chong
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East West Brewing Co. is proud to bring guest Chef Adrian Chong to Saigon. Chef Chong has curated a delicious menu with craft beer pairings from East West Brewing Co. For VND755,000+, diners can enjoy a four course meal with beer pairings and also includes a welcome drink and canapes. The meal will include two seafood courses, suckling pig for the main course, and chocolate fondant for dessert. The event will take place on the beautiful Rooftop Beer Garden with live acoustic music throughout the night. Seating is limited so reservations are highly recommended by phone or email.
Events to help your build your business and meet new partners in Saigon.
Entrepreneur Happy Hour
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Have you been to a WeWork Saigon networking event? If not, you are surely missing out. With free-flow drinks sponsored by some of the top brands through WisePass and a room full of Saigon’s up-and-coming business stars, these events are a must for anyone looking to expand their network in Ho Chi Minh City. Take time to explore the beautiful and expansive co-working space as well. It’s a wonderful location just outside of District 1, perfect for new start-ups and location independent entrepreneurs. Be sure to stay for the lucky prize drawing as well. I’ll be there, so come say hi! Registration is required, so click this link to get your name on the guestlist.
Fail Fighters #5
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Fail Fighters is a unique entrepreneurial conference series in which speakers don’t share talking points about their successes; they share their start-up failures in an interactive way. This gives new start-up entrepreneurs in Saigon a realistic look into the work of running a business and the inspiration to keep moving forward despite failing. Fail Fighters #5 is taking over The Hive Villa to welcome three of Saigon’s most successful business owners to the panel: Mr. Michel Le Quellec - Founder & CEO ofWall Street English Vietnam, Mr.Gaveau Patrick - CEO of INNOVO JSC. & City Pass Guide, and Mr.Carsten Ley - Founder, CX & PMO Consultant of Asia PMO. Seating is limited and registration is required here.
CRAZY GOOD FUN
Here are some interesting and even weird activities to make new memories with friends and family.
Tuesday Painting Workshops by Paint & Wine in Saigon
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Every Tuesday evening in February and March, Paint & Wine in Saigon brings color and creativity to Saigon Outcast for a painting workshop in HCMC. Aspiring and seasoned artists come together to express themselves on canvas. Attendees may either follow the step-by-step guide to create the painting of the week or use the provided materials to create their own masterpieces. Get the creative juices flowing with on of the many Saigon craft beers on tap, a glass of wine or one of Saigon Outcast’s tasty cocktails. The fee includes canvas, paint, and brushes with painting guide.
Competitive Scavenger Hunt and Launch Party
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Saigon Experiences is launching a brand new tour experience company to give visitors and locals alike a unique way to experience little-known places in Saigon. Their first experience is a competitive scavenger hunt around Ho Chi Minh City. Teams of 2 up to 10 teams will run through the the back streets of District 1, learn a little about local life, and have an adventurous experience. Most importantly, the winning team of the scavenger hunt will receive a VND2,000,000 gift certificate to El Camino. Each entry ticket to the competitive scavenger hunt costs VND150,000 and includes a pint of Heverlee at El Camino during the judging party.
Parallel Asteroid - Interactive Sound Installations
Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, D3
25 February | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | VND280,000 / VND180,000 for students and Salon Saigon members through Ticketbox | VND350,000 / VND250,000 for students and Salon Saigon members at the door
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Parallel Asteroid is a project by Vienna-based sound artist and composer-performer group, Siedl/Cao. They are setting up several interactive installations at Salon Saigon that allow visitors to play with sounds. By allowing people to touch, see, feel and understand sound, Parallel Asteroid will bring brand new perspectives to art patrons in Saigon. Some of the exhibits are even inspired by the unique sound scape of Ho Chi Minh City. Don’t miss this incredibly unique experience. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketbox or at the door.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
You know I’ll never forget to tell your where the party’s at!
Clive Pendock Live at Rogue Saigon
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Join the lovely staff on the rooftop of Rogue Saigon under the glittering lights of Ho Chi Minh City for a live music performance that shouldn’t be missed. Clive Pendock is a well established acoustic folk musician in Saigon and around Asia. Come listen to him play his raw soulful and emotional original songs of international standard. Stay to try the delicious bar food and extensive Saigon craft beer menu of Rogue Saigon. While you’re there, be sure to take note of the full line-up of fanciful activities all week at Rogue Saigon.
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Ready to dance the night away? Hit The Lighthouse for a revival of Madrid’s electronic music scene: El Barrio. This party is a collaboration of Saigon-based DJ Ouch! and Bangkok-based DJ Moreno. After living in Madrid, they both found a love of the city’s old school house, disco and electronica. Now they take hold of the decks of The Lighthouse to bring this special sound to Saigon with El Barrio. This month, El Barrio also welcomes Datodeo, French DJ based in Saigon. The Lighthouse itself is a perfect venue for a night out with a cozy dancefloor, comfortable seating to take a break and a breathtaking view of Ho Chi Minh City from the rooftop bar. Don’t forget to sample one (or several) of their signature cocktails mixed carefully by the mixologists on staff.
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