King’s Day Orange Ice Party
- What: Party on, drink and dance
- Where: Cargo – 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC
- When: Saturday, 7 May 2016 – from 8PM till late
- Ticket Price: VND 300,000 – 600,000
King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander, the present King of the Netherlands.
In Amsterdam, King’s Day is the biggest street party of the year. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange.
What to expect from King’s Day is orange, party, beer and flee-markets.
Come and join in an amazing winter-themed party with free-flow beer, wine and spirits in HCMC.
DJ Tiny will be at the deck to get you into the mood for dancing all night long.
If you’re ready to take on the King’s Day Party, put on your party attitude and as much orange stuff as you can!
- NLV members: VND 300,000
- non-members: VND 500,000
- at the door: VND 600,000
NLV is the driving force behind all social activities and events within the Dutch community in Vietnam.
Wave Test #5: Vo Binh Nuoc
- What: Create sound
- Where: Mai’s Gallery – 3A Station – 3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMC
- When: 7-15-26 May 2016
This is the fifth major installation of Saigon – New York based sound artist Alec Schachner.
Wave Test #5: Vo Binh Nuoc is an installation consisting of plastic water jugs suspended from the ceiling and wired with microphones to generate an interactive sound environment.
In a continuation of his ongoing experimentation, Alec here amplifies and exposes the resonant properties of a familiar object: the 20 liter water jug. Spectators are invited not merely to observe the artwork, but rather, to become active participants in the creation of sound, by striking the jugs or plucking their strings…
This is an orchestra of instruments that the audience plays, as well as an experiment in using basic everyday materials and bringing them to life with simple technology, then listen to the world in new ways.
Alec Schachner is a 29-year-old American artist and university lecturer who has spent years exploring Vietnam. Before coming to Vietnam as a tourist in 2008, Schachner studied Vietnamese as a student at Columbia University in New York.
After coming to Vietnam, he began taking more Vietnamese classes. Vietnamese literature quickly grew on him. Alec reads the works of Xuan Dieu, one of Vietnam’s most famed poets, and studies Sino-Vietnamese to learn more about the works of Nguyen Du, who is most famous for his epic poem Truyen Kieu (Tale of Kieu).
Alec was invited to teach American literature at Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He teaches the subject in Vietnamese.
His knowledge of Vietnamese culture and literature later gained the attention of Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, a well-known writer, director, playwright and actress who has staged some of her works in US. Ngoc invited Schachner to edit a couple of manuscripts which are going to be published in US.
Besides working as a literature teacher, Alec is also well-known among Vietnamese artists for his role in a number of unique and powerful performance art pieces.
Schedule of Wave Test #5: Vo Binh Nuoc:
- Sound Performance: 7 May – from 8PM to 11PM
- Sound Design Workshop: 15 May – from 4PM to 6PM
- Finissage: 26 May – from 6PM to 9PM
The Box – Find it before midnight !
- What: Find the secret
- Where: To be announced to ticket buyers
- When: Saturday, 14 May 2016 – from 8PM to 00:30AM
- Ticket Price: VND 1,300,000 – 1,700,000
A rare fun-packed race in the middle of the city. A box is hidden somewhere in the city. By bicycle, scout a maze of narrow streets, find QR codes and gather clues in order to locate the box. The first team to find it and open it will win its content!
Each ticket is for a team of 2 participants and includes a welcome drink as well as the game starter pack.
- 8:00PM : All players are requested to gather at the RDV point to receive their starter pack.
- 8:30PM : Briefing followed by the preparation of the bicycles and the equipment.
- 9:00 PM : Departure. By teams of 2, players have until midnight to successfully find the hidden box.
PRICE – 3 options for the tickets:
• TYPE A – 1,700,000 VND
Ticket includes 2 registrations, 2 bicycles and 2 helmets
• TYPE B – 1,500,000 VND
Ticket includes 2 registrations, 1 bicycle and 1 helmet (the other participant brings his own bike & helmet)
• TYPE C – 1,300,000 VND
Ticket includes 2 registrations, 0 bicycle and 0 helmet
ONLINE BOOKING: www.ubi-quest.com/the-box-2016
Avalon Emerson (Spring Theory/Shtum – DE)
- What: Move through the night
- Where: The Observatory – 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC
- When: Saturday, 14 May 2016 – from 9PM
- Ticket Price: Free before 10PM – VND 150,000 after
Avalon Emerson is a 27 year-old Berlin-based musical artist. While she currently lives in Berlin, the music she produces comes from the dreamlike expanse and abstract textures of the Sonoran landscapes of Arizona.
Her journey has taken her from that sunbaked state to the contemporary dance music mecca via a long stint in San Francisco, where she experienced as a DJ. In her DJ sets and productions now, she offers a timeless narrative that reflects a passion for the sound design of new wave, the futurism of techno, the soul of American house.
In the last few years, Avalon Emerson has established herself across the water in Europe as a production force to be reckoned with, claiming numerous releases for stellar labels after having tracks off her debut release – IH006 on Icee Hot.
Playing regularly in some of the most renowned spots across the US and Europe, her sets is balanced with a delicacy and jazz-rooted energy that is both unpredictable and hypnotically rhythmic.
She will be bringing a lot of raw electronic fire to keep us moving all through the night. Get down and feel some serious girl power.
Run Vietnam’s Ultra Trail Nam Cat Tien
- What: Run, trek, explore the rainforest
- Where: Nam Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province
- When: Sunday, 22 May 2016 – from 4AM
- Ticket Price: USD 16 – 100
Nam Cat Tien is one of 3 sectors of Cat Tien National Park, together with Tay Cat Tien and Cat Loc.
Cat Tien National Park (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Cát Tiên) is an important national park located in the south of Vietnam, approximately 150 km north of Ho Chi Minh City.
It protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical forests left in Vietnam. This is home to many rare fauna and flora, as well as animals and a variety of smaller mammals.
Cat Tien is a destination for lovers of nature and outdoor activities.
Nam Cat Tien’s first ever Ultra-Marathon event is chance to explore spectacular scenery and connect with nature.
There will be distances for all skill levels:
- 60 km Ultra
- 42 km Marathon
- 21 km Half
- 10 km
- 3 km Fun Run