This weekend, check out some exhibitions–especially the newly inaugurated Taipa Village Art Space’s 3D Paper Art Creation by Benson Lam–or head to Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau’s new event full of Portuguese charm, Fado Nights at Café Bela Vista! Besides great live Portuguese music, you’ll be able to try delicious snacks and wine from Portugal. Clams, cheese, chorizo, and red wine with Fado–that’s all you need! Also, the 5th Macao International Documentary Film Festival is opening this week, so get your tickets now and don’t miss out on this interesting film festival.
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Taipa Village Cultural Association is launching a new exhibition this July, called “The Diversity of Macau Festival – 3D Paper Art Creation by Benson Lam”, featuring a collection of paper sculptural works in different forms to showcase the traditions of Macau festivals, the beauty of urban scenes, Macau’s lifestyle and traditional Portuguese charm, with the application of “low poly” interpretations of geometry.
Macau is a multicultural city with a unique blend of Chinese and Western festivals, which co-exist peacefully with their own identity and sustainable legacy of traditions and customs. In this exhibition, Benson, the paper engineer will showcase the traditions of Macau festivals, the beauty of the city scenes, Macau lifestyle and traditional Portuguese charm with a multitude of 3D creation of paper art through low poly interpretation, generating sculptural appearance to give vibrancy and vitality to the artistic and cultural city. As the only 3D paper creation show in Macau, the collection consists of polygonal digital art mixed with low poly paper form, polygonal paper lightboxes and polygonal paper crafts to give rise to the diversity and functionality of paper art.
When: July 7–October 1, 2021
Where: Taipa Village Art Space, 10 Rua Dos Clérigos, Taipa
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here
With a nod to art, culture, and heritage, Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau, in collaboration with the Association Casa de Portugal Macau, presents Fado Nights at Café Bela Vista. This summer, Macau locals and visitors are about to rediscover the charms of the city. Locals will be able to experience fun-filled and musical nights with traditional Portuguese music, Fado, accompanied by tapas and wine from Portugal as well. Head there with some friends and enjoy a Thursday night with a touch of Portuguese charm!
When: Every Thursday, 6:30pm–10:00pm, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, and August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
How much: From MOP $32 per food item*
For more information, check the official website
*Additional MOP $98 for free flow Sangria or white or red wine
The St. Regis Bar has crafted a series of martini cocktails for everyone to savor while chatting with friends and relaxing after a day’s work. Available daily from 2:00pm to 1:00am, the menu is extensive, featuring originals such as Regis Martini (Dorothy Parker gin, Dolin dry vermouth, Italicus and sage), Green Tea Martini (Beefeater 24 gin infused with Lung Jing tea, and extra dry vermouth) and many more.
When: Daily, 2:00pm–1:00am
How much: MOP $148 per cocktail
For more information and bookings, call +853 2882 8898, send an email to [email protected] or check here
How do we know summer’s here? Well, because Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s hottest package is up for grabs! To fully enjoy this summer, book the Fun-tastic Summer deal and have a picturesque stay at a Deluxe Bay View Room. This is an unmissable offer to fully enjoy the season with the whole family, kids included.
This includes daily dining credit of MOP $500, 20% discount for treatments at their award-winning spa, late check-out at 4:00pm (applicable for checkout on Monday to Thursday only), one bubble bath amenity for your children to play and splash in the bathtub, a complimentary seven-seater return transfer to the Leisure Area of Kun Iam Statue Waterfront to take the little ones for some fun under the sun. Also, those paying with Macau Consumption Card or local e-platforms will receive a complimentary room upgrade to a Deluxe Lake View room!
When: From now till August 31, 2021
Where: Mandarin Oriental, Macau, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
How much: From MOP $1,288 per room (per night)
For more information and bookings, call +853 8805 8822 or send an email to [email protected]
The 5th Macao International Documentary Film Festival (MOIDF) takes place from July 9 to 25 and features a series of fantastic films to watch alone, with your date, family members, and even friends. With screens at both Casa Garden and Cinema Alegria, it discusses several themes across different generations, focusing on vintage, classics, and new releases. If you’re interested in cinema and film, then this is the ideal thing to do this summer. As the first and only film festival dedicated to documentary film in Macao, MOIDF hopes to build the bridge and connection between the documentary and Macau’s audience.
According to the curating team, “we have never been so dependent on videography to connect with the world. But could we simply connect with and understand the real world through videography? We have been forced to have a lot of “me time” by the pandemic. How could we stay at home on our own and reconcile with ourselves? Each film selected in this edition of the MOIDF, perhaps, tries to answer these questions. This festival features films such as The Tree Remembers, The Witches of the Orient, Taivalu + A Study of Fly, Minamata Mandala (Part I) and many more.
When: July 9–25, 2021
How much: MOP $60 (normal ticket), MOP $30 (discount ticket) per person
Round up your closest friends and call Sheraton Grand Macao to book a Weekend Spa Getaway. Get ready for a day filled with relaxation, chatting, and pampering before the new week starts! Their new offer includes an exclusive credit of MOP $200 to spend on selected products from Shine Spa, so be sure to use it wisely!
Get your weekend jam on by fully relaxing amongst friends at this state-of-the-art spa nestled in Cotai.
When: From now until August 31, 2021
How much: MOP $3,399* for four people
For more information and reservations, call +853 8113 0222, send an email to [email protected] or check here
Do you love those secret spots where you can find the most amazing second-hand things? Vintage stuff is trendy in Macau, and although the number of shops selling antiques has declined, there are more and more vintage clothing and accessories stores popping up around town.
Here, we let you know some of the best ones in Macau where you can shop unique and original pieces from renowned brands! Take a walk through the past and discover a world of old things worth your money. From shirts to oversized jackets, earrings and necklaces, party shoes, and luxury brand purses find your next statement vintage piece at these well-hidden corners in Macau.
Read the full article here: Where to Shop Vintage in Macau
Gugumelo is a group of super mischievous alien creatures with a great sense of humor, and they love to travel around the universe and transform into different forms to meet people on earth. The exhibition showcases Gugumelo’s journey to our blue planet through toys and puppets made from second-hand clothing and other eco-friendly materials. There’re also Gugumelo Doll-making workshops happening at the gallery!
When: Exhibition – July 11–August 21, 2021
Workshop – 11:00am and 2:30pm–4:00pm, July 25, 2021
How much: Free admission for the exhibition, MOP $100 for the workshop (per adult plus child)
For more information, call +853 6595 7203, send an email to [email protected] or check here
Hong Kung Night Market has a wide range of booths, offering an extensive variety of local street food, cultural and creative items, family-friendly interactive games, and all sorts of themed carnival games. What better way to experience a vintage Macau than spending an evening at the Hong Kung Night Market?
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 6:00pm–10:00pm, July 3–25, 2021
Where: Largo do Pagode do Bazar Square, Rua de Cinco de Outubro, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2825 9897 or send an email to [email protected]
The exhibition Hello! Pop Up Objects is housed in Ox Warehouse, an art space converted from a three-story old building on 15 Rua do Volong, and features objects with a storied past collected through an open call for submissions. There, you’ll see common objects that carry an entire story with them, which personalizes the pieces.
When: July 1–11, 2021
Where: Ox Warehouse,15 Rua do Volong, GF, 1F & 2F Gallery, Macau
How much: Free admission