This Week in Saigon: Best Events 13 April - 20 April

activities - Saigon/HCMC: April 11, 2019

Game of Thrones watch parties are everywhere in Saigon

A growing comedy scene in Saigon has something special to offer

Live music in Ho Chi Minh City across several genres with some funky twists

Rooftop parties for old-school music lovers in Saigon

For events in Ho Chi Minh City this week, there is a lot of anticipation. For many, this week is all about the return of Game of Thrones. For others, live music is the way to go. And for some, it’s another great week to party! Take a look at the events I dug up for this edition of Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week for 13 to 20 April.

WINTER IS COMING

The much talked about return of Game of Thrones is almost here, and there are loads of watch parties and events in celebration. Check out these offerings to see what best fits your GoT spirit.

Mead Making Workshop

Soma Art Lounge, 6B Le Van Mien, D2
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16 April | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | VND200,000

Wanna get drunk like medieval royalty? Head down to Soma Art Lounge to learn how to make the most popular drink in Westeros - mead! This workshop, hosted by Filawai, will give you information about general wine and mead making history and culture as well as hands-on practice in making your own batch. Each ticket includes raw honey and all the equipment necessary to brew your own bottle of honey wine to enjoy at the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8. Follow this link to register, as seating is limited.

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Game of Thrones Final Season Screening

Rogue Saigon, 13 Pasteur St, D1
Facebook
Mondays 15 April to 13 May | 8:30pm & 10:00pm | FREE

King’s Landing is coming to Rogue Saigon’s rooftop for Game of Thrones Season 8. Continuing their annual screening parties, Rogue Saigon opens its doors again to fans of the TV series. There will be two screenings every Monday at 8:30pm and 10:00pm with an intermission in between for hydration and bathroom breaks. Be sure to take advantage of Rogue’s extensive craft beer offerings and scrumptious bar food menu.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Screening

InSaiGong, 27-29 Huynh Thuc Khang St, D1
Facebook
15 April | 7pm | FREE

Self-proclaimed as Saigon’s lowest rooftop bar, InSaiGong welcomes GoT fans for the Season 8 opener. Get together with fellow fans to oooh, aaaah, laugh, and cry over the plot twists. With the promise of cheap beer and a large screen, seems a great place to survive the winter together. Get there early to enjoy daily happy hour and drink specials from From 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Game of Thrones at Home TV Screening

Arcan Rooftop, 236/43/21 Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh District
Facebook
Tuesdays, 16 April - 21 May | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | FREE

Arcan opens its rooftop again, this time to welcome the Winter! Chill out in a comfortable setting with sofas to watch the weekly episodes of Game of Thrones with friends, every Tuesday under the city lights of Saigon. Cool drinks, cool breeze, and cool setting come together to make Arcan’s watch party great. Feel free to dress up as your favourite characters or bring along your pet dragon.

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Game of Thrones S8 Screening

The Oasis, 169/2A Vo Thi Sau, D3
Facebook
17 April | 8:00pm to 10:00pm | FREE

Winter is here at The Oasis! Climb the stairs to the secret bar with the moroccan feel to watch the final season of Game of Thrones in comfort. Enjoy the screening with a shisha and signature cocktails in their colourful rooftop area. Get there early to take advantage of their happy hour from 5:00pm till late every Sunday through Thursday. Grab some friends and let the hunt for The Oasis begin.

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FUNNY STUFF

Khoá học "Hài độc thoại" - A Course of Stand-Up Comedy

Casanova Cafe, 61C Tu Xuong, D3
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Tuesdays and Thursdays, 16 April to 16 May | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | VND2,700,000 Students, VND3,000,000 General Admission

Have you been wanting to try stand up comedy, but don’t know how to get started? Well here is your chance! American comedian, Ben Betterby, has been a fixture in the comedy community in Saigon for several years. As he wraps up his time in Vietnam, he is offering one last stand-up comedy course for expats and English-speaking Vietnamese of Ho Chi Minh City. This course will prepare you for your first performance on the stage. Topics include public speaking, traditional American comedy, and gaining confidence for the stage. Come out to meet some new people with similar interests. Classes will be held at Casanova Cafe in District 3 every Tuesday and Thursday night from 16 April to 16 May. Class is limited to 15 people, so register today at this link.

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BannShe’s All Female Comedy Show - 5th Edition

Bann Bar & Cuisine, 71 Dong Khoi, D1
Facebook
14 April | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | VND150,000

We’re back for our monthly showcase of the funniest femmes in Saigon! Bann Bar & Cuisine is happy to welcome back Saigon Funny People and yours truly, Angee the Diva, to bring all the raunchy jokes and tall tales to their picturesque rooftop bar. Indulge in some signature cocktails or their small bites menu while you enjoy the show. And don’t forget to download and register The Sip App to get a free cocktail with your entry. Bring your tissues, cause we’re gonna have you in tears at this special comedy show in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

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LIVE MUSIC MANIA

Feria De Abril

Shri Restaurant and Lounge, 72 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D3
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19 April | 6:00pm - 12:00am | VND199,000++ online; VND249,000++ door

The Spanish Grand Qua Te Ke brings Spanish tradition to Shri Restaurant and Lounge. Feria de Abril is the biggest traditional festival in Spain and Saigon is celebrating at Shri. With Flamenco dancing and live music by Mosquitos, plus free flow mouthwatering Spanish food, this is an event not to be missed. Limited tickets are available, so book early. Click this link to get tickets and more information.

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Urban BBQ Party

Urban Kitchen + Bar, 18 Ngo Van Nam, D1
Facebook; +84 28 625 06363

14 April | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | VND260,000 to VND280,000

Urban Kitchen + Bar has decided to celebrate King Hung’s Holiday with a BBQ Party. Party goers can enjoy a full BBQ spread plus live music, DJ and beer-pong. Enjoy a choice of either suckling pork belly for VND260,000 or Grilled Wagyu Beef for VND280,000. Both options include Heineken Silver, soft drinks, or sparkling beverages. And, if you order six Heineken Silver, you win a free ticket to play beer pong! Don’t miss this afternoon of fun at Urban Kitchen + Bar this holiday weekend.

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Swing Splash No Plastics!

The Hive Villa, 29 Nguyen Ba Lan, D2
Facebook
20 April | 3:30pm to 7:00pm | VND100,000 including drink

Saigon’s heat getting too much to bear? How about some swimming and swing? Join the friendly staff at the Hive Villa, in collaboration with Saigon Swing Cats, for the first ever Saturday Swing session. In addition to hopping jazz tunes, enjoy cool drinks and eco friendly products in Ho Chi Minh City from Dầu gội dưỡng sinh Hương Như & GreenyBee. Be sure to get in early to participate in the free swing dance class. What better way to get fit, cool off, and raise awareness for reducing plastic use! Space is limited, so RSVP by messaging the Hive Villa today.

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SPO & SPYO Bohemian Night

Nhac Vien TPHCMC - HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du, D1
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13 April | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | VND150,000 student, VND400,000 stall, VND600,000 VIP

This month, the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Saigon Philharmonic Youth Orchestra present two famous works of Bohemian composer Antonín Dvořák. Under the direction of chief conductor Fan Ting and with solo cellist L’udovit Kanta, the orchestras will present two works of Dvorak. This composer is most globally renowned for turning folk music into 19th century Romantic music. Don your best gear and be serenaded at the HCMC Conservatory of Music by the SPO and SPYO. Purchase tickets online at this link.

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PARTY AT THE TOP

Knick Knack Rooftop Sessions: DJ Knight

Knick Knack Saigon: Cocktails & Tapas, 24BIS Dong Du, D1
Facebook
19 April | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | FREE

Start your weekend off right with some rump shakin’! DJ Knight will be burning up the decks at Knick Knack Saigon’s, the newest rooftop bar in town, with some old school hip-hop and classic soul/funk. Come try out some killer cocktails amidst the stunning Saigon skyline. Turn up early from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to take advantage of the happy hour specials with 2-for-1 on selected tapas and 50% off cocktails and glasses of wine.

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Grown and Sexy Party

Palms Cafe & Bar, 10A Tran Hung Dao, D1
Facebook
16 April | 10:00pm - 3:00am | Free for ladies, VND100,000 for men

Brown Boyz Ent. presents an upscale party in a tropical rooftop setting. Climb up to the rooftop of Palms Cafe & Bar to a colourful and airy setting with comfortable seating and plenty of space to mingle. Enjoy delicious cocktails as the DJs spin the best in old school hip hop and R&B. Free entry for ladies all night, but VND100,000 for gentlemen. Come party with Saigon’s socialites and who’s who.

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This was Angee the Diva’s Best Events of the Week  but what’s on your list? Are you all in for Game of Thrones or ready to get your feet tapping to some live music? Whatever you fancy, get out there and have some fun. Take a pic and tag #iAMHCMC on Facebook or IG. We’d love to see you out having a great time in Saigon. And say, “Hey!” if you see me around any Ho Chi Minh City happenings! #YoureWelcome 😘

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