As the new year begins, Hanoi is bustling with exciting events and experiences for locals and tourists alike. From cinematic delights to soulful jazz performances and mouthwatering culinary offerings, the weekend ahead promises a delightful blend of entertainment and gastronomy. This article presents a comprehensive guide to the vibrant happenings in Hanoi, ensuring you kick off the new year in style. Kicking off the New Year in Style: Hanoi’s Cinematic, Jazz, and Culinary Weekend
Weekend Vol.14: A Fair for All
The Weekend Vol.14 fair, held in Dong Da District, offers an array of attractions for visitors seeking a diverse and engaging experience. With nearly 60 booths showcasing local brands, craft workshops, and free tarot readings, this fair is a haven for shoppers and enthusiasts alike. It also provides an opportunity for gift exchange, adding a touch of excitement to the event.
Date: Jan. 6-7
Location: COMPLEX 01, No. 29, Alley 31, Lane 167, Tay Son Street, Dong Da District
French Cinema Rendez-vous: “La Belle Époque”
Immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of French cinema at the weekly event, French Cinema Rendez-vous. This week, the spotlight is on “La Belle Époque,” a 2019 French romantic comedy-drama film that takes viewers on a journey of rediscovery.
The film revolves around Victor, a man in his sixties, who finds himself dissatisfied with life. However, everything changes when Antoine, a businessman, offers him a unique opportunity to relive his most cherished moments. Through a blend of virtual theater and historical reenactments, Victor decides to revisit the significant days of his life, particularly the moments he spent with his true love.
Screening: Jan. 6, 7 p.m.
Venue: Galaxy Cinema Mipec Long Bien, Mipec Long Bien Shopping Center, Long Bien District
Tickets: VND75,000 ($3)
Miles Davis Tribute: Celebrating “Round About Midnight”
Join the forthcoming jazz event as it pays homage to the legendary Miles Davis and his influential jazz album, “Round About Midnight.” This 1957 album, recorded in New York City, features remarkable performances by renowned artists such as John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.
The event promises an enchanting evening filled with soulful melodies and captivating improvisations, reminiscent of the golden era of jazz.
Date: Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Long Waits, 5 Nguyen Quang Bich Street, Hoan Kiem District
Registration: (Surcharge: VND250,000 or $10 per person)
Karma Kitchen: A Dining Experience Based on Generosity
Step into a world where meals are served without price tags, and generosity takes center stage. Karma Kitchen, an event operating entirely through voluntary contributions, aims to foster a sense of community and shared commitment while promoting a more supportive society.
At the 22nd Karma Kitchen event, indulge in a delectable menu featuring drinks and vegan food. From the cook to the receptionist, waiter, and parking attendant, every role is fulfilled by volunteers, creating a truly unique and heartwarming dining experience.
Date: Jan. 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: VEJO – The Vege Journey, 46B Bat Dan Street, Hang Bo Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Taste of Mo: A Fusion of Culinary Excellence and Naturally Fermented Wines
Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary culinary experience at “Taste of Mo.” Hosted by the renowned restaurant JUMARC, this event offers a fusion of exceptional cuisine and naturally fermented wines.
Indulge in JUMARC’s signature dishes, expertly paired with fruit wines, as you savor every bite. As an exclusive offer, those who book a table through the Florecita Facebook page will receive a 20% discount on their dining experience.
Dates: Jan. 4-6
Operating Hours: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. the following day
Venue: JUMARC, 23C Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District
Reservations: Message the Florecita Facebook page
Hanoi’s weekend offerings provide a delightful blend of cinematic wonders, soulful jazz performances, and culinary excellence. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of French cinema, celebrate the legacy of Miles Davis, savor the generosity of Karma Kitchen, or indulge in the fusion of culinary delights and naturally fermented wines at Taste of Mo, you are guaranteed a memorable and stylish start to the new year.
Plan your weekend wisely, embrace the vibrant events, and create cherished memories in Hanoi’s cultural hub.