Saigon weekend: what to do and where to go


Saigon Weekend: Discovering Ho Chi Minh City’s Vibrance

When the weekend hits in Saigon, there’s an energy that’s hard to match. From its rich culinary offerings to its thriving art scene, here’s a guide to get the most out of your Saigon weekend.

Culinary Highlights

Sóno x A Ban: Resonance of the northwest highlands

Saigon’s culinary landscape is about to be redefined. Sóno Grill & Bar has collaborated with A Ban to bring the essence of highland cuisine to the city through an event titled “Resonance of the northwest highlands.” This gastronomic affair promises to celebrate Vietnamese flavors in all their glory.

Michelin Accolades for A Ban

It’s not just about the flavors, it’s about the recognition. A Ban has impressively made its mark in the list of 70 Michelin Selected restaurants in Vietnam. With such credentials, there’s no doubt that the dining experience will be one for the books.

Event Details

Foodies, mark your calendars. This delectable event is set for Friday at Sóno Grill & Bar, located in District 2. Prepare to invest VND1.2 million ($50) per person, with an option to elevate the experience with wine pairing for an additional VND500,000. But remember, seats are limited!

Sunday brunch singalong

The perfect confluence of music and food awaits at Indika. BadPat and friends are here to serenade you, as you indulge in Indika’s sumptuous brunch.

What’s On Offer

Think unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys for VND350,000 ($14.50). Not to mention, Margaritas and Aperol Spritz at just VND99,000. Tempted?

Event Timing & Location

Join in this Sunday from 11 a.m. onwards, at Indika Wood Fired Ovens & Kitchen in District 1.

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Celebrating Art & Culture

Visual arts exploration day

The Vietnam Contemporary Visual Arts Academy is not just about education; it’s about fostering connections. Their Visual Arts Exploration Day under the theme “There is no box” is a testament to this commitment.

Theme & Activities

Explore your creativity with an art exhibition, presentations, workshops for all ages, and much more. This day promises to be a visual treat for all attendees.

Event Details

Be a part of this enriching experience over the weekend from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Studio VCVAA in District 1.

French movie “Van Gogh”

A weekly dose of French cinema comes to Saigon, thanks to the French Cinema Rendez-vous and Institut français de HCMV.


Dive into the world of Vincent Van Gogh and his tumultuous love life in “Van Gogh.” It’s not just about his paintings but also about the passions that drove him.

Movie Details

Cinema enthusiasts, you know where to be this Saturday at 7 p.m. – DCiné Cinema in District 1.

Abstract art workshop – portraits

Unleash your inner artist at this workshop, where you’ll delve into experimental portrait techniques using various mediums.

Workshop Overview

Mix and match with ink, pastel, acrylic, and collage. The session even includes a tea/coffee break!

Event Information

The event commences this Saturday from 8:50 a.m. in District 2. And at VND1.2 million ($50) per person, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.


Saigon’s weekend offerings are a testament to its cultural and culinary diversity. Whether you’re a foodie, an art enthusiast, or just someone looking to enjoy the city’s vibrant atmosphere, there’s something for everyone. So, why wait? Dive into Saigon’s treasures this weekend!

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  1. Where is the Sóno x A Ban event located?
    It’s at Sóno Grill & Bar, 215b37 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2.
  2. How much does the Wine Unmasked Vol 1 event cost?
    The ticket price is VND350,000 ($14.50) per person.
  3. What time does the Sunday brunch at Indika start?
    It starts at 11 a.m. and goes on till late.
  4. Are there any activities for children at the Visual arts exploration day?
    Yes, there’s an art workshop specifically designed for parents and children.
  5. Where can I watch the French movie “Van Gogh”?
    It will be screened at DCiné Cinema, 6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1.