Saigon weekend: what to do and where to go


Saigon Weekend: Ultimate Guide to a Vibrant Time in Ho Chi Minh City

Sóno x A Ban: A Culinary Fusion

Venture into a captivating rendezvous between Sóno Grill & Bar and A Ban, an alliance labeled as “Resonance of the northwest highlands”. The essence of highland cuisine in HCMC is beautifully captured in this collaboration.

The Venue & Details

For those keen on embarking on this culinary journey, mark your calendars for Friday at Sóno Grill & Bar, located at 215b37 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2. The experience costs VND1.2 million ($50) per person, with a wine pairing option at VND500,000. Remember, the restaurant’s doors swing open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., but hurry as seats are filling up fast!

Recognition & Achievements

A Ban isn’t just any culinary delight; it has graced the list of 70 Michelin Selected restaurants in Vietnam in June. That’s not all – 29 Bib Gourmand restaurants, three Michelin Guide Special Awards eateries, and four Michelin star winners also accompany it.

Wine Unmasked Vol 1: Dive into Wine’s Rich Tapestry

Wine aficionados, raise your glasses! WeWine is unmasking the secrets of “Blends & Singularities.” Ever wondered about the diverse flavors hidden within single and multiple grape wines?

Venue & Timing

The essence of this vinous exploration is set for Friday, 6:30 p.m., at 2A Ho Xuan Huong Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3. A ticket to this aromatic journey costs VND350,000 ($14.50) per person.

The Wine Experience

Amidst the soft croon of Tram Than Project’s vinyl records, an expert Sommelier will decode the mysteries of grape varieties. Discover how these tiny orbs influence your wine’s palate.

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Sunday Brunch Singalong at Indika

How does a Sunday brunch serenaded by BadPat and friends sound? At Indika, experience a singalong in the garden, campfire songbooks in hand, with their exquisite brunch menu to complement the melodies.

Event Features & Menu

Join the fiesta this Sunday, from 11 a.m. onward, at Indika Wood Fired Ovens & Kitchen, 43 Nguyen Van Giai Street, District 1. Craving some liquid courage? Indulge in Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Margaritas, and Aperol Spritz.

Explore the Canvas: Visual Arts Exploration Day

Nourish your soul with the Visual Arts Exploration Day at Vietnam Contemporary Visual Arts Academy (VCVAA). This initiative aims to connect, educate, and inspire.

Activities & Attractions

Witness the talents of VCVAA students through art exhibitions, achievement presentations, art workshops, and the “Together #5” workshop designed for art educators and visual artists. Dive deep into creativity, and remember – “There is no box.”

French Cinema: Dive into the World of “Van Gogh”

Delve into the life of the illustrious Vincent Van Gogh with “Van Gogh”, screened by French Cinema Rendez-vous and Institut français de HCMV.

Synopsis & Screening Details

Unravel the complexities of Van Gogh’s life post his hospital stay and his romantic saga with Marguerite. Catch this masterpiece at DCiné Cinema, 6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1, on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets? Just VND60,000 ($2.50) per person.

Abstract Art Workshop: A Dive into Portraits

Channel your inner Picasso at the Abstract Art Workshop. Engage in swift drawing, explore mixed media, and bask in the colors of creativity.

Workshop Details & Fee

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Slated for Saturday, from 8:50 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Get Arty Studio, 215E4 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2. The session costs VND1.2 million ($50) per person.


Whether you’re a food lover, wine enthusiast, art aficionado, or someone in between, Saigon offers a weekend bursting with culture, flavors, and experiences. From wine tasting to art workshops, Ho Chi Minh City ensures every moment is memorable. So, are you ready for a Saigon weekend to remember?


  1. Where is the Sóno x A Ban event held?
    • It’s at Sóno Grill & Bar, 215b37 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2.
  2. How much does the Wine Unmasked Vol 1 event cost?
    • It’s priced at VND350,000 ($14.50) per person.
  3. What time does the Sunday Brunch Singalong at Indika begin?
    • The fun starts at 11 a.m. and goes on till late.
  4. Is the “Van Gogh” movie in French or English?
    • It’s a French cinema screening, but check with the venue about subtitles.
  5. Do I need to bring any materials for the Abstract Art Workshop?
    • No, all materials are provided for the session.