We know the weather isn’t helping, but there are a bunch of cool and exciting things to do around town indoors! Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau launched Fado Nights at Café Bela Vista happening every week, so book your table and have a relaxing night of Portuguese traditional music, wine and snacks! There are also a lot of brand new exhibitions to check out in Macau, part of Art Macao 2021’s edition so be sure to check them out this weekend. We’ve also tried–and loved–Grand Hyatt Macau’s Lobby Lounge New Menu and their National Daiquiri Day. Book your table now and head there with friends and family to have a blast over food and cocktails.
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Indulge in a night of bubbly with your friends at MGM Cotai’s Anytime Champagne Night! You and your squad will love their offer of a three-hour free-flow of Thienot Brut Champagne and an array of savory and sweet selections from their decadent evening menu. These include buckwheat blinis and double cream, French oysters, Rougie duck foie gras terrine (brioche toast and maraschino cherry), burrata with warm bread, olive oil, and Bonini balsamic vinegar, among other delicious delights! You can also choose from a selection of different champagnes depending on your palate.
Starry Night & Bubbly
Can’t wait till the weekend? You’re in for a treat! Draw an end to any day with flutes of bubbly while watching the sunset. Pairing perfectly with this is French oysters, caviar and blini, and an assortment of small bites and sweets that appeal to everyone! Choose between Ultimate Decadence featuring Champagne with caviar or oyster or Experience Set with three different sets of wine, cocktail or mocktails and the addition of snacks.
When: Champagne Night – Saturdays, 5:00pm–8:00pm, ongoing
Ultimate Decadence – Daily, 11:00am–8:00pm
Experience Set – Daily, 5:00pm–8:00pm
Where: Anytime, MGM Cotai, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
How much: Champagne Night –MOP $358 per person*
Ultimate Decadence – Starting from MOP $930* (Champagne with caviar or oyster)
Experience Set – Snack Platter: MOP $198* or MOP $218 * (one glass of wine, cocktail or mocktail)
Exquisite Set: MOP $258* for two glasses of wine, cocktails or mocktails and choices of two snacks
Extraordinary Set: MOP $398* for two glasses of wine, cocktails or mocktails and choices of two premium snacks
*Price is subject to 10% service charge
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
Rejuvenate your skin at Iridium Spa with their refined mineral body wrap that revitalizes and deeply hydrates your skin. This is followed by a personalized treatment that will leave you feeling energized and balanced. Head there for some “me time” or go on a romantic escape at the spa to relax and unwind. This treatment includes a 30-minute mineral body wrap and a 60-minute personalized gemstone massage.
When: From now till July 31, 2021
How much: MOP $1,398 per person (for a 90-minute treatment)
For more information and reservations, call +853 8113 4949, send an email to email [email protected] or check here
Juicy, crispy, and crunchy, Vida Rica Bar is serving up an all-time favorite dish in the form of irresistible fried chicken! Revel in this bar’s incredible views of the city accompanied by perfectly cooked and seasoned delicious pieces of fried chicken. Dip these delicious morsels into their signature hot sauce or try Vida Rica Bar chef’s secret sauce. The signature dish is the traditional fried yellow chicken, while there are also other delights.
We really recommend taking a tasting tour through their homemade sauces! Vida Rica Bar’s team has whipped up something amazing for all fried chicken lovers connoisseurs out there. Don’t forget to try their sandwiches and other menu items too.
When: Daily, from 5:00pm onward, from now till August 31, 2021
How much: Dishes starting at MOP $98
In July, Grill 58 is presenting Teppanyaki Escapades: Australian Black Truffle and a specially-crafted menu that is filled with bursts of flavors, accentuating the novel blend of time-honored Japanese techniques with innovative pairings of ingredients. Each month, a handpicked premium ingredient is featured in a themed 12-course omakase menu, curated to marry the best mixture of flavors to entice all palates. Previous menus included luxurious ingredients such as uni, caviar, truffles, tuna, Japanese Wagyu, and more.
Book now to be part of this fantastic offer and don’t forget to go with your friends, have fun, dine in style and make sure to take lots of pictures!
When: Fridays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021
How much: MOP $2,888 per person (with beverage pairing), MOP $2,388 per person (without beverage pairing)*
For more information and bookings, click here
*Price is subject to 10% service charge
Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021 – Advance and Retreat of Globalization (Main Exhibition)
A four-month mega international cultural and artistic event, Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021 was inaugurated on July 15, at the Macao Museum of Art, presenting a movable feast of the city. On the occasion, the Main Exhibition themed “Advance and Retreat of Globalization” will also be inaugurated, with three exhibitions, distributed through various areas of the Macao Museum of Art, reflecting on the advances and retreats of globalization through the arts.
Curated by Qiu Zhijie, the Main Exhibition at the Macao Museum of Art is divided into three parts: “The Dream of Mazu”, “Matteo Ricci’s Labyrinth of Memory” and “Advance and Retreat of Globalization”, providing a space for reflection and discussion on globalization and individuality, life and dreams, remoteness and proximity, security and happiness, among others. The three thematic exhibitions feature over 40 artists from nearly 20 countries and regions, presenting more than 100 pieces/sets of artworks.
When: July 16–October 17, 2021
Where: Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s official page
For expats in Macau, classes taught in English are few and far between over here. However, we dug up some interesting ones which are either taught in English, have translation provided, or don’t have a language barrier. So stay engaged and busy whilst you escape the heat this summer and pick a skill or two to learn in the process. We’ve also included fun, original activities for adults to join with friends, such as virtual reality competitions, or diving into Macau’s best public pools.
Read the full article here: Awesome Activity Classes for Adults 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
Where: At Light, 1 Pátio do Padre Narciso, Macau and Gallery A2, Albergue SCM, 8 Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro, Macau
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
A collection of unique women’s wear by the brand PUI will be displayed at this phase of the 2021 Brand Story—Macao Original Fashion Exhibition, where the designer presents the concepts of eco-friendly clothing, traditional crafts, and cultural inheritance through the works.
Inspired by the Book of Changes, the essence of traditional Chinese culture, the designer Yaya Tam, founder of PUI, uses the “water” element from the Five Elements as the design concept and combines traditional Chinese culture with modern clothing, manifesting the unique theme “Lack of Water in the Five Elements”.
In addition, a sales space, the 2021 Exclusive Fashion Collections—Showroom, is available, bringing together clothing and accessories from 34 local original brands. Members of the public are welcome to participate and purchase their favorite products.
When: July 22–August 29, 2021
Where: Macao Fashion Gallery, 47 Rua de S. Roque, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2835 3341 or check their website
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]