We just love this time of the year! So many things are going on every week and we’ve gathered 6 events happening this weekend. Taipa Village has a very cute visitor coming called “Din Dong”—we are sure you’ll love him as much as we do. Also happening are festivals, parades, exhibitions, and more. Get ready for the weekend!
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Following the success of European Charity Carnival last year, Taipa Village is excited to introduce the anticipated Din Dong x Taipa Village Charity Carnival this year. Just in time for the festive Christmas season and collaborating with established Hong Kong Cartoon Character “Din Dong”, the exciting event aims to attract more guests and visitors this year.
Stroll and sample delicious treats from gourmet booths and enjoy live entertainment at the joyous affair. Showcasing local handicrafts, designer products, and accessories, as well as a string of interactive workshops and nostalgic interactive games to amaze the visitors, there’s no doubt it’s going to be an amazing affair for everyone.
A donation counter will also be set up by local charitable organization “The Salvation Army” to collect secondhand books and clothing. All revenue from the merchants’ sales and activities will be donated to The Salvation Army after the deduction of operational costs. The overall committee also aims to provide significant benefits to social service organizations through a series of charitable activities during the event period.
The prelude of the charity carnival features a creative art competition with “Din Dong” as the main theme character. This competition will take place from October 1 to November 20, 2017. It is open to local students in all tiers. And, winners of this competition will be awarded in the December carnival as part of the opening ceremony on December 16, 2017.
When: 2:00pm–9:00pm, December 16–26, 2017
Where: Pak Tai Temple Square, Rua do Cunha, Taipa Village
For further details of the competition, visit www.taipavillagemacau.com/event or +853 2857 6083
This year the “Parade through Macao, Latin City” has been renamed “Macao International Parade”, with a significant goal towards internationalization and demonstrating the unique charm of Macau. The parade brings joy and merriment to the celebration of Macau’s handover while providing an opportunity to promote the city’s unique culture abroad.
The extraordinary opening performance will take place at the Ruins of St. Paul’s at 3:00pm. Lively performances follow each other in a unique and creative manner. Head to the vibrant dancefloor at Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam. The city’s busy streets and avenues are transformed into a vibrant dance floor, featuring ethnic dances, amusing puppets, acrobatic performers with elaborate costumes, and more—all creating a joyful atmosphere. The handover celebration will be held at 6:30pm at Sai Van Lake Square where participating groups from Macau and from all over the world will gather to celebrate a feast of “Love, Peace, and Cultural Integration”. Everyone is invited to dance to the rhythm of the party!
When: 3:00pm–6:30pm, Saturday, December 17, 2017
How much: Free admission
For more details, visit www.icm.gov.mo
The Palms lobby lounge presents a season-long afternoon tea menu that will satisfy guests seeking a slow, light, and leisurely bite to eat.
Combining sweet and savory selections, this tea set will offer a festive twist to a traditional pastime. Christmas specials include turkey with sausage stuffing, cranberry and brioche bun, mascarpone & eggnog shooter with spiced apple, and gingerbread madeleine cookies with chantilly cream, among other colorful and appetizing tarts, rolls, and pastries. Served with a choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
When: December 11–January 2
How much: MOP $398+ (set for two)
Book at +853 8113 1200 or visit www.sheratongrandmacao.com
Macau Jazz Week returns in its 6th year. The annual event by Macau Jazz Promotion Association will be held December 10–16 at Dom Pedro V Theatre. The exciting lineup is comprised of world-class guitarists Martin Taylor (Britain), Ulf Walenius (Sweden) and Eugene Pao (Hong Kong). Expect a memorable evening of music and performance from great talents. Asian artists also include Hope Yeh (Taiwan) and diva Junji Delfino (Malaysia) who are set to grace the affair in collaboration with local talents. And the best part is all events are free admission!
When: Sunday–Saturday, December 10–16, 2017
Where: Dom Pedro V Theatre, Largo de San Agostinho, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more details, visit www.macau-jazz.org
As Mandy Liao (Liao Man) and Nissa Kauppila’s first joint exhibition in Macau, Scape Vogue will showcase a selection of the two artists’ finest work, inspired by their surroundings, with great sensitivity to “life”, as the common topic in their artworks. It is a beautiful coincidence that it takes place in Macau, as the melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures. This winter, the flourishing art of life sweeps across this city, growing and spreading through the land of Scape Vogue.
When: December 15–January 15
Where: Blanc Art
How much: Free admission
For more information please call +853 2850 1055 or visit www.blancart.co
The quality of films made by university students has been steadily increasing in recent years. Many have shined in various film festivals, winning different kinds of important awards. This festival features outstanding student films from mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This is definitely a rare opportunity to enjoy their remarkable short and feature-length films. There will be 22 shorts films and audiences can appreciate all these films at the 6-day Student Film Festival. Covering a wide variety of characteristics and tone, the films range from the experimental to the more commercial.
Eight series will be screened in this Student Film Festival. They are:
1. Macao Tertiary Institution Students’Short Films 1: Six short films from Macao Polytechnic Institute and University of Macau running for a total of 67 minutes will be shown. They are “Live Streaming”, “Euthanasia”, “The World of Airplanes” (animation), “Absurdity”, “Merryland”(animation), and “The Last Ride” (documentary).
2. Mainland China’s University Student Film 1: “Bad Daddy” from Beijing Film Academy, made in 2015, and winner of the 15th Guangzhou College Student Film Festival, “My First Film” – Excellent Director, Excellent Film.
3. Hong Kong Universities Students’ Short Films 1: Two short films from City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University running for 56 minutes. They are: “The Smokies” and “Lotus”.
4. Taiwan Universities Students’ Short Films 1: Two short films from Taipei University of the Arts and Shih Hsin University running for 49 minutes will be brought to you. “Elsewhere” and “Wings”.
5. Mainland China’s Universities Students’ Short Films 2: “Oasis” and “The Last Shot” from Beijing Normal University—Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) running for 49 minutes will be screened.
6. Macao Tertiary Institution Students’ Short Films 2: Six short films from Macao Polytechnic Institute and University of Macau running for 80 minutes will be presented to you. They are: “BL85”, “A Page”, “A Friend of Mine” (documentary), “Save Me From Myself”, “Lei Neng” (documentary) and “Jackpot”.
7. Hong Kong Universities Students’ Short Films 2: Two short films entitled “The Missing” and “Memory Editor” from Hong Kong Baptist University and City University of Hong Kong running for a total of 46 minutes will be brought to you.
8. Taiwan Universities Students’ Short Films 2: “Utopia” and “Icarus” from Shih Hsin University and Taipei University of the Arts respectively running for a total of 51 minutes will be shown.
When: December 15–21
How much: MOP $60 (standard ticket), full-time students or senior citizens aged 65
For more information please call +853 2852 2585 or visit www.cinematheque-passion.mo