The 38th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night: Time in Tides @ UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles [15 January]

The 38th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night: Time in Tides

18:00 - 22:00

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UCLA Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr, Los Angeles, California 90095
The Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) at UCLA cordially invites you to the 38th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night: Time In Tides: Tìm Về Cội Nguồn, on Monday, January 15, 2018 at UCLA Royce Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.). As always, tickets are FREE, as well as parking in any campus parking lot.

Celebrating 38 years of Vietnamese culture, education, advocacy, and the arts, the Vietnamese Culture Night continues to foster a greater understanding of the unique Vietnamese American experience. We cherish and take very seriously the opportunity to educate both students on-campus and community members beyond about bicultural issues concerning the Vietnamese and Vietnamese American community.


“Time in Tides: Tìm Về Cội Nguồn” will talk about cultural assimilation, about the shifts and decay in Vietnamese culture with time in America. It tells the stories of a father and son who both experience their own forms of loss: of culture and country, of family and history. Come join us for a night of laughter and emotions as our characters assess the importance of Vietnamese culture, find the strength to overcome loss, and learn how to deal with changes over time.

• AweChords A Capella
• VSU Modern
• Traditional Dance
• Moditional Dance


You can get your FREE tickets during Wednesday through Friday Week 1 (1/10-1/12) @ the Central Ticketing Office (CTO)! Find the CTO on the east side of Pauley Pavilion / next to James West Alumni Center. Doors open 10:00 A.M.!

• Up to TWO (2) tickets per BruinCard
• Orchestra tickets are available for the first two days so get there early
• All tickets are first-come, first-served
• If tickets are out, come back the next day
See you there on January 15, 2018


Director: Tim Nguyen
Producers: Vivian Ngo, Angela Tran
AweChords A Cappella Coordinators: Ynez Vy-Vy Nguyen, Emily Tom
Drama Coordinators: Teresa Pham
Fiscal and Sponsorship Coordinators: Steven Duong, Dennis Le
Moditional Dance Coordinators: Jessica Dang, Trung Le
Publicity Coordinators: Vivian Pham, Karen Vo
Stage Designer: Hillary Nguyen Pham, Michelle Pham
Sound Designer: Katherine Ho, Kristine Vo
Traditional Dance Coordinators: Deanne Do, Juliana Nghiem
VSU Modern Dance Coordinators: Janme Thao, Ruobing Zhu


Known as one of the largest Vietnamese Culture Nights in the country, we intend culture night to meet our organization’s vision of advocating for the cultural, educational, political, and social welfare of the Vietnamese community at large. While serving to educate the community and bring culture into more people’s lives, VCN also brings together the members of the Vietnamese Student Union and other volunteers. VCN is a unique program that comprises of acting, traditional dance, modern dance, music, and behind-the-scenes work. The 200 students that partake in building this large-scale production foster bonds with each other and discover a sense of community. Involvement in a completely student-organized production allows skill development and personal growth. VCN is an especially great event to support because it aims to educate our audience while the students involved educate themselves and really grow through the retreats, rehearsals, and hours of practice.

The Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) at UCLA chooses Martin Luther King Day, every year, to put on our Vietnamese Culture Night because it is a day of open minds and open hearts. Now in its 37th year, Vietnamese Culture Night has become one of the most anticipated events on campus, bringing together over 1,800 students, faculty, staff, family members and the off-campus Vietnamese American community annually. Culture night is a show produced by 150 students with a program cost of over $30,000, most of which goes to the cost of facilities.

Topics in the past include:
• Gambling
• Undocumented students
• Gang violence
• Interracial marriage
• Human trafficking
• Mail-order brides
• Mental health & disability
• The Fall of Saigon
• Depression
• Gender Inequity


Missed out on previous VCNs? Take a look at our “Past Productions” below!


Please visit our GoFundMe page:, or Venmo us @vcn2018!
Thank you for all your support!


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