lifestyle • 15 Jun, 2017
7 Things To Do This June
From opera to trap: enjoy the best of Saigon this month
This month Saigon boasts a whole host of events to keep you entertained as we race towards the end of the first half of 2017. From contemporary dance at the Saigon Opera House to sipping champagne with Moët & Chandon at any one of five locations to a summer market perfect for bookworms, a hot tub and cinema night, techno from Germany and trap with Vietnam’s biggest hip hop star Suboi - no matter what you’re into, you’ll find something to do in June.
Envy welcomes world class DJ/Producer Madison Mars to its turntables for what promises to be a memorable night. The DJ describes his sound as "music from outer space" and it has attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in dance music, including Don Diablo, Oliver Heldens and Galantis, all of whom Mars has produced and remixed tracks for.
Where: 74-76 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D.1
Why: For the extra-terrestrial sound
When: Fri 16 June
Famed French champagne makers Moët & Chandon will be throwing their second global party day on 17 June, with revellers across the globe celebrating the occasion in over 440 locations worldwide. In Saigon no fewer than five venues will be hosting their own Moët party – from The Deck for lunch to Glow and Play to party through until the early hours. Cheers!
Where: Various locations (see listing)
Why: For the bubbles
When: Sat 17 June
Talented choreographers Nguyen Phuc Hai and Nguyen Phuc Hung are known for highly successful contemporary dance works like The Pieces of Dreams, Touching the Past and Gone Through Love. For Night Lullaby they have teamed up with award winning dancer-choreographer Sung A Lung for a heartbreaking and inspiring performance.
Where: 7 Lam Son Square, Ben Nghe Ward, D.1
Why: For the culture
When: Saturday 17th June
You can look forward to music, cold beer, delicious cupcakes and handmade arts and crafts at this summer market hosted by Vin Space Art Studio and Inpages bookstore. For one day only the two venues will be teaming up to create one space for shopping, browsing, or simply meandering. Inpages will also be offering discounts to shoppers.
Where: 4 Lê Văn Miến, Thao Dien, D.2
Why: For a relaxed way to spend a Sunday
When: Sunday, 18 June
This month sees the fourth collaboration between Goethe Institut in Saigon and Heart Beat. In what the organisers describe as ‘a match made in techno heaven,’ this innings sees the duo team up with veteran German DJ Alex Bau, who is well-known for his releases on recording label Cocoon. The team says to expect a typically ‘challenging’ and hybrid live performance from Mr. Bau.
Where: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, D.4
Why: For the techno, which is life
When: Friday 23rd June
More info here.
Hot Tub Cinema Sai Gon @ Psychol Dreamer Hood
Phsycol Dreamer Hood presents a laid back night of movies, snacks, good vibes and warm bubbles. Immerse yourself in inflatable hot-tubs at the venue’s newly opened rooftop while enjoying classic movies and nibbles from the bar. DJ F Boogie will be spinning 90’s classic late into the night for those just too relaxed to move.
Where: 34 Nam Quốc Cang, D.1
Why: For the chiiiiiil
When: Saturday 24 June
Trap Room 9 / Trap Culture @ Republic Club
In what promises to be a massive night for fans of Vietnamese hip-hop and trap, local mega star of the scene Suboi will be headlining a special night at Republic in district 1. Joining her on stage will by Huy DX, another big local EDM and trap star, while MC Callous will be hosting and local record labels Piu Piu Records and Jaunty Maniacs supporting.
Where: 19 Do Quang Dau, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, D.1
Why: For the local hip hop flavour
When: Friday 30 June
Words by Rebecca Jones