There’s a lot happening this weekend all over Macau and we’re here to help you figure out what and where the best events are taking place! We are excited that our beloved Macau is getting back on its feet and hosting several activities for its residents: from art exhibitions to an electronic music party, dining experiences, and cocktails in this mix, there’s a bunch of things to try out this weekend!
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June is known as the Month of Portugal, which means lots of activities and cultural happenings to celebrate this date. June 10 is the Day of Portugal and the Portuguese Communities, bringing several events across different continents and places around the world to celebrate this country’s culture and language. This year in Macau, there are cinema cycles, a concert, art exhibitions and much more to attend. The festivities start on June 4, with an exhibition of works by a Portuguese architect residing in Macau, Adalberto Tenreiro. Called “Days of Portugal”, it’s a graphic narrative of drawings the author made while traveling across the country, from north to south. It’s open to the public until July 10, 2020. June 5 and 6 are reserved for a cinema cycle: Macau’s own edition of Indie Lisbon. There’s the chance to see a bit of everything: from documentaries to short movies, features and animations, there are Portuguese films, but also foreign ones. Past Perfect (by Jorge Jácome), Raposa (by Leonor Noivo), and many others. On June 6, head with the little ones to Casa Garden for “O Arraial”, a puppets show. June 10 kicks off, as always, with the Portuguese flag flying, followed by an exhibition by Portuguese artist, Madalena Fonseca, at Tap Seac’s Glass House.
The Tribute to Portuguese Music concert, with Casa de Portugal’s own band on the stage, takes place on the night of June 12, so gather your friends and family to check out some lusophone tunes! The following weekend of June 13 and 14 are, once again, dedicated to cinema: NY Portuguese Short Film Festival and CPLP (Portuguese Speaking Countries) is an initiative by the Arte Institute and happens for the fifth time in Macau this year. Focused on Portuguese cinema made by Portuguese filmmakers all over the world, it first took place in the USA, 2011. The audience will be able to see more than 20 short films, at Casa Garden. June 18 is the day photographer and artist António Mil-Homens presents his painting exhibition, Monochrome. June 24 and 26 are the celebrations’ last days and are dedicated to literature. On Wednesday, Tap Seac’s Glass House hosts the release of the book “Rio das Pérolas” (Pearl River), which is comprised of poems and verses about Macau written by 24 writers. At last, a literary night: Casa Garden is where this edition of the commemorations end, with local artists and authors declaiming poetry written by their favorite writers or themselves.
When: June 4–6, 10, 12–14, 18, 24 and 26, 2020
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the organizer’s Facebook page
If you’re looking to escape over the summer, we guarantee you that there’s no need to venture far. Macau is teeming with world-class hotels and resorts that are offering incredible deals so you can have an unforgettable staycation right here in the city. We also love that they have upheld strict safety measures to protect you and your loved ones. Enjoy and explore our spectacular Macau through the incredible experience of a well-deserved staycation over the weekend!
Hotels like Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip, The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip, Mandarin Oriental, Macau, Grand Hyatt Macau, MGM Cotai, Morpheus and some other fantastic hotels in town are offering unmissable deals for everyone wanting to escape for a bit!
The Local Legends Program is designed for Macau and its local community. AJ Hackett Macau Tower wants to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to experience the activities they have to offer!
Don’t miss their June deals with activities like Skywalk, Skyjump, Bungy Jump, and Tower Climb, all priced under MOP $988! These offers apply to all Macau ID, Blue and Green Card and, local students ID cardholders only. You can book and pay online and in order to enjoy these June special prices, you will need to use a promo code, depending on which activity you want to do. List of codes to buy online (only applicable for individual activity purchases):
- BUNGY_LEGEND (65% discount)
- TOWER_CLIMB_LEGEND (48% discount)
- SKYWALK_LEGEND (35% discount)
AJ Hackett is also offering special prices for a combo package. The Triple Challenge Combo includes one experience of each: Bungy jump, Skyjump, and Skywalk. This combo, however, cannot be bought online.
All individual activities and combo packages include an exclusive T-shirt, an e-certificate, a free Tower ticket, a Macau Tower F&B voucher, three hours to unlimited hours of free car parking, depending on what activity or package you purchase.
When: 11:00am–7:00pm, June 1–30, 2020
Where: AJ Hackett Macau Tower, AJ Ticketing Counter at Level T1 – Adventure Zone, Macau Tower, Macau
How much: Individual activities – MOP $988 (Bungy Jump), MOP $388 (Skywalk), MOP $788 (Skyjump), MOP $988 (Tower Climb)
Triple Challenge Combo – MOP $1,688
Bookings for the June program are open from May 25, 2020 onwards.
AJ Hackett provides HD photos and video footage for all their activities. For the Bungy and the Skyjump, there is an additional MOP $299 payable for each activity media package. For the Skywalk and Tower Climb activities, the media package is included.
Skyjump and Combo Packages are not available for online bookings. Tower Climb activity has a maximum capacity of four people, per climb session. There are two sessions each day, one at 11:00am and one at 3:00pm.
For more information, call +853 8988 8656 or +853 2853 2116, send an email to [email protected] or check the official page
e-Consumption Card payment allowed at AJ counters, only!
Days of Portugal, Drawings from South to North. is an exhibition of drawings by Portuguese architect and artist, Adalberto Tenreiro. He was born in São Tomé and Príncipe in 1955, studied architecture in Lisbon at ESBAL, and drawing at Ar.Co. Tenreiro has been living in Macau since 1983.
This exhibition by the Portuguese artist is included in this 2020 celebrations of June – Month of Portugal. The event includes art exhibitions, cinema cycles, a book release happening, and much more!
When: June 5–July 10, 2020
Where: Portuguese Consulate, 45 Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the organizer’s Facebook page
Live Music Association presents yet another electronic music party! Line up for this dancing night includes A Long +876 inaugurating the dance floor followed by Jahni +351, Duballistic +351 at midnight, Zuju hitting the stage at 1:00am and Faye finishing up till the end of the night. A Long is a local pyramid marketing tycoon and professional auto-biographer. Every year, before summer in the Northern hemisphere, A Long identifies as a Jamaican for one night. When he’s not loitering in 7eleven, you can find him in his studio practicing static ballet.
DJ Jahni started DJing in 1997, back in the parties of old “Liceu of Macau”, which he helped produce. In 1999, DJ Jahni returned to Portugal and in 2004, with the blossoming of the reggae scene in Lisbon, founded “Moviment’Arte” with a group of friends and started producing mainly reggae events with live bands, sound systems and DJs. Duballistic is a designer and an audiovisual producer that is always occupied with his work. He always found some space and time to play records in order to free himself from Babylon. Music and art lover that likes to play Drum & Bass, Jungle, Reggae, and Dub Music.
Finding his way into the early days of Drum and Bass back in 1999, Photon aka DJ Zuju was one of the first DJs to introduce the sounds of Drum and Bass as well as Breakbeat to the tiny scene in Macau.
When: 10:00pm–4:00am, Friday, June 5, 2020
Where: Live Music Association, 50 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, San Mei Industrial Building 11B/F, Macau
How much: MOP $150 (including one drink)
For more information, check the event’s official Facebook page
Celebrate Mandarin Oriental Macau’s 10th anniversary with Cocktails for a Cause at Vida Rica Bar
In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Mandarin Oriental, Macau raises funds for MINDSET, a philanthropic initiative established by Jardine Matheson to make a difference in the area of mental health. Vida Rica Bar will serve “Cocktails for a Cause” from May 22 until the end of the year.
The Revival, a sherry, vermouth, and orange bitter cocktail made popular in 1884 is an easy to drink cocktail and best paired with savory bites from the bar menu such as chicken and waffles, cheese and ham signature tapas, trio fries and more. For a non-alcoholic option, their barkeepers created their own rendition of the all-time-favorite using ginger ale, grenadine syrup and lemonade called the Macau Fizz.
To celebrate this memorable occasion, the hotel is giving back to the Macau community by donating MOP $10 for each cocktail sold at Vida Rica Bar in support of creating awareness of mental health issues.
When: May 22–December 29, 2020
Where: Vida Rica Bar, Mandarin Oriental, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Nape, Macau
For more information and reservations, +853 8805 8928 or email [email protected]
The Rui Cunha Foundation presents the exhibition “Artistic Calligraphy and Painting Works of the Women Associates”, celebrating the first anniversary of the Macau Women Calligraphers, Painters and Sculptors Association, which took place on March 24. It brings together 34 pieces made by 33 female artists from Macau. The most recent works were even the subject of the association’s first virtual exhibition – “Ode to the Heroes of the Fight against Pandemic” – held online on February 25, which paid tribute to the men and women who were on the front lines in defense of the health and safety of the population.
The Macau Women Calligraphers, Painters and Sculptors Association is a non-profit organization, founded in March 2019 by the current president, Hong San San. The basic principles for its constitution are the establishment of an exchange platform for women artists and the gathering of means for learning and researching the theory and the practice of such craft. The project also intends, through the constant consolidation of artistic techniques and the organization of various periodic events, to promote the dissemination and to contribute to the sustainable development of traditional Chinese culture, in terms of its preservation and diffusion among future generations. The current exhibition is open until June 13 at the Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery.
When: June 2–13, 2020
Where: Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery, GF 749 Avenida da Praia Grande, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s Facebook page
Whatever the type, group workouts carry a range of benefits such as diversity in your training, higher endorphin output than from exercising alone, and a sense of inspiration and motivation you receive from the like-minded people in a class. If you are not a big fan of lifting weights alone in a gym, check out our list of cool group workouts in Macau to attend this weekend. Head with friends to one of the places we suggest and find a new activity to bond over! Some of our preferred gyms are on this list, so check it closely and you might just find your new (healthy) addiction.