Are you travelling to Hanoi in the next 2 months? Interested in attending cultural events, shows or exhibitions besides visiting museums and the Old Quarter?

Buffalo Tours would like to show you a What’s on in Hanoi guide for upcoming events during August and September 2013. Pick your favorite and go!





When: 3/7 to 2/8

Where: L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street.

Cost to attend: Free

“Tables” is an exhibition about the art of designing tableware and traditional skills of France. To develop and modernise the image of tableware, the most outstanding designers and French producers have been gathered. The tables are approached by aesthetic and contemporary vision as well as progressive ideology. The exhibition is produced by l’Institut Français.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

This event is for art lovers – with art portrayed through tableware in French style! Diverge yourself from the normal way of portraying art and enjoy looking at fancy crockery, cutlery and glassware displayed according to the time of meal of the day.

Music shows

“Toyota Concert Tour 2013”



When: 2/8 and 3/8

Where: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street.

Cost to attend: 100,000 – 500,000 VND

Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) in cooperation with Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) announces the “Toyota Concert Tour 2013”. This is the 16th year that the Toyota Concert is taking place in Vietnam since 1998. Two performances will be done in 2 consecutive nights.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

One of the many events of orchestra that will be taking place in Hanoi during August and September. Toyota Concert Tour is an annual event, therefore it has a reputation that keeps it going throughout the years. If you are a classical music lover, you won’t be disappointed!

Live Show Suong Thu: the Return of Ho Quynh Huong

Ho Quynh Huong


When: 9/8 at 8pm

Where: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street.

Cost to attend: 500,000 to 1,500,000 VND

Ho Quynh Huong is a well-known Vietnamese singer, who is coming back to the stage on the 9th of August after 2 years of hiatus. She will be performing songs that made her career. Joining her on the date will be Ho Trung Dung, Dinh Manh Ninh and Bao Tram – three fresh faces in the music industry of Vietnam.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

This is for those who want to experience a local music performance. Ho Quynh Huong is a well-known Vietnamese singer, therefore she is one of those that can represent Vietnamese modern music. It is all down to your taste of music to judge.


Concerts with the Asian Youth Orchestra

When: 10/8 and 11/8 at 8pm

Where: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street

Cost to attend: 200,000 to 700,000 VND

The Asian Youth Orchestra will be organized at Hanoi Opera House with conductor James Judd on 10th of August and Richard Pontzious on the 11th, with cello soloist Isserlis and Asian Youth Orchestra. The two consecutive nights be different in terms of their programs.

Buffalo Tours Review:

Another wonderful-guaranteed night for classical music lovers.

Live Show “Hanoi oi Con mai mot tinh yeu”

When: 10/8 and 11/8, 8pm

Where: Hanoi Friendship Culture Palace, 91 Tran Hung Dao street

Cost to attend: 600,000 to 2,500,000 VND.

Live Show “Hanoi oi Con mai mot tinh yeu” (translation: Eternal love for Hanoi) is a show all about Hanoi capital Hanoi, professionally and well-put together by musician Phu Quang – who has the best songs about Hanoi – with appearances from many top Vietnamese artists. The show will be the first and only to be invested with great detail, imagery and communication. The audience will not only be impressed, but will be satisfied and emotional after the show. The lineup for the show will be: singers Hong Nhung, My Tam, My Linh, Thanh Lam, Tan Minh, Trong Tan, and saxophonist Tran Minh Tuan.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

Some of the most well known Vietnamese singers will be performing love songs about Hanoi. If you love the music and the city, this event is for you!

Subscription Concert Vol. 63 “Mozart Cycle II”

When: 13/8 and 14/8 at 8pm

Where: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street

Cost to attend: 200,000 to 500,000 VND

Conductor Le Phi Phi, piano soloist Ngo Phuong Vi and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Hanoi Opera House.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

Classical music, again!

VNSO Mozart Cycle III

When: 21/8 and 22/8 at 8pm

Where: L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street

Cost to attend: 60,000 to 120,000 VND

Part 3 of the collaboration between VNSO and Institut Français de Hanoi, with conductor Kim Xuan Hieu, oboist Hoang Manh Lam, clarinetist Tran Khanh Quang, bassoonist Van Thanh Ha and hornist Ta Tien Dat.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

The third part to the ‘Mozart Cycle’ concerts. VNSO will be joining again and the ticket price is very affordable, so grab yourself a seat if you love classical music.

Vietnam Japan 40 Autumn Concert Tour – Hanoi

When: 14/9 and 15/9 at 8pm

Where: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street

Cost to attend: Unknown

This concert features conductor Honna Tetsuji and Pianist Kodama Momo.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

Classical music!


Free traditional music concert

When: every Saturday, 8.30pm

Where: Fansipan mushroom hotpot, 6th floor, 34 Hoang Cau st.

Cost to attend: Free

Every Saturday night at 8.30pm, at Fansipan mushroom hotpot, you can enjoy a performance from “Bach Van ca tru and friends”. Many well-known traditional instrumentalists will be joining, such as Ngoc Anh (flute), Thu Ha (tam thap luc), Thanh Nam (drums), Bach Van (ca tru singer) and Ba Hai (dan day – ca tru instrument), and they will perform both classic melodies and contemporary music by traditional instruments with a very interesting twist.

Limited space, no registration needed.

Buffalo Tours Review: 

If you’re new to traditional Vietnamese music, then attend just to try. You will experience music performed in a very different way with a variety of instruments, not the usual piano, guitar or violin.

Cooking Class

Making special Nem and Bun Cha class 

Bun Cha & Nem

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When: every Thursday (7-8pm) & Sunday (11-1pm), starting 25/7

Where: Green Taste, 18c Dang Thai Mai street

Cost to attend: 45,000 VND/per person

You love Nem (spring rolls) and Bun Cha (white noodle & grilled pork) but don’t know exactly how to make them? Come and join Green Taste’s cooking class every Thursday and Sunday. Spring rolls every Thursday and white noodle & grilled pork every Sunday!

Buffalo Tours Review:

Bun Cha – Nem is one of the most appreciated street foods of Hanoi, alongside with Pho noodle soup at the top. If you’re a food lover and want to give it a try to make these delicious treats on your own, then pay this place a visit! The cost is cheap for a class, and you get to enjoy your masterpiece at the end!

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