Not sure what to do and where to head to this weekend? We’ll let you in the best best events in town! From a dinner in the dark at Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 to Vida Rica Bar’s pop-up featuring Asian-inspired burgers, or the new seasonal truffle menu at The Manor, there are several must-try dining experiences these days. Plan ahead and don’t forget to book in advance! Also, this is your last chance to visit the Macao Light Festival which sounds like a fun time with the kids and great for making sweet memories with the whole family. AJ Hackett is also having its cool Crazy Jump Day, with unmissable deals on their adventures. Check out our selections and plan your weekend in Macau full of fun, laughter and tasty food!
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Mandarin Oriental, Macau is crafting 10 days of a themed foodie offer! Executive Sous Chef Hiew has crafted Asian-style burgers stuffed with teriyaki beef rib, char siu pork, and ice cream, all available at Vida Rica Bar until the end of this October. These will certainly be a different flair from the traditional burgers the world has accustomed us to. Head to this beautiful bar to enjoy the promotion while taking in Macau’s skyline and sunset.
When: October 21–31, 2020
How much: Items ranging from MOP $88 to MOP $128
For more information and reservations, call Vida Rica Bar at +853 8805 8928 or send an email to [email protected]
Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 is inviting discerning flavor aficionados looking for their next elevated taste-related experience to take leave of their sight just for a short while and embark on an unparalleled culinary journey with all the other senses. The chef’s special five-course menu with exquisite cuisines and five pairing wines will surely inspire your infinite potential of smell, taste, feel, and imagination!
The menu features the best ingredients from the land and sea, paired with the finest selection of wines from around the world. Head to Privé and have a once in a lifetime dining experience! Bring your friends and have something to talk about after this and compare the tasting notes. If this idea excites you, make a booking now because this is an exclusive dinner, with only 20 seats available.
When: Starts at 7:00pm, Saturday, October 24, 2020
How much: MOP $688+ per person
For more information and bookings, call +853 8861 7210
The Macao Light Festival 2020 is bringing light installations, interactive games and projection mapping shows, accompanied by music, to brighten the city every night between September 26 and October 31, 2020.
Among the highlights of the festival are the projection mapping shows, with projections at heritage buildings in Tap Seac Square featuring as one of the main spots this year. The shows will also “paint” once again the façades of the Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome, formerly a dog racing track; and the Cozinha Pinocchio restaurant at Largo dos Bombeiros in Taipa Village, along with two other new sites on this edition, namely the China Products Company building in Hong Kung Temple Square and the Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park.
When: Every day, 7:00pm–10:00pm, September 26–October 31, 2020
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2833 3000 or check their website
Nestled in the heart of Macau, Grand Lapa is near all the best sights in the city. Enjoy a staycation package with tailor-made special promotions for Macau residents. Enjoy the good things in life with great food and drinks while relishing a well-deserved staycation. The Blissful Autumn Campaign of Grand Lapa is a must-book experience. It includes an overnight stay accommodation with breakfasts for two starting at MOP $638. To truly enjoy the autumn breeze, we suggest you explore the room packages bundled with picnic baskets and oriental barbecue!
When: Room package with oriental barbecue is only available from Friday to Sunday
How much: Starts at MOP $638
The Manor at The St. Regis Macao presents a limited-edition six-course menu of exquisite culinary fare featuring the rich, earthy flavors of white and black truffles from Italy until the end of November. Crafted by Executive Sous Chef, Michele Dell’ Aquila, the special “Diamonds of the Kitchen” six-course set dinner menu sparkles with a selection of dishes showcasing the finest white and black truffles from Piedmont.
Highlights of the “Diamonds of the Kitchen” menu include Blackmore Waygu Beef MS9 carpaccio served with umeshu and yuzu jelly, foie gras torchon and dressed with shavings of white truffle, as well as a choice of classic northern Italian comfort food–house-made egg tagliolini with Bordier butter, porcini mushroom, and white truffle or Acquerello risotto with gold foil, artichoke, Japanese mushroom, and white truffle. For something more substantial, the “Diamonds of the Kitchen” menu offers Guinea fowl breast glazed with spices, served with salt-baked French carrots and black truffles, followed by an Australian wagyu beef fillet with Romanesco broccolini, potato galette, morel mushroom, and white truffle.
When: 6:00pm–11:00pm, from now till November 29, 2020
How much: MOP $1,588 per person or MOP $1,988 per person with the paired wine package
AJ Hackett Macau Tower is back and running its “Crazy Jump Day” event that is widely publicized, both locally and internationally. This year they will hold the event on October 25, which also coincides with the AJ Hackett International 30th year anniversary. The event’s theme is “costume of any style” and participants can get as creative as they like with their costumes. Do note that costumes need to meet some safety protocols.
This day includes the coolest activities at AJ Hackett like bungy jump, tandem skyjump, and tandem bungy jump (both tandem modes include gifts and prizes for two).
However, don’t worry because they are experts at helping you make the right choices. All participants will be in the run to win amazing prizes and there will also be a super grand prize that is just too good to be true! All participants also receive a “Crazy Jump Day” souvenir kit full of all sorts of goodies.
When: From 1:00pm onwards, Sunday, October 25, 2020 (registration closes on Friday, October 23)
Where: AJ Hackett Macau Tower, AJ Ticketing Counter at Level T1 – Adventure Zone, Macau Tower, Macau
How much: MOP $888, MOP $1,188 or MOP $1,288
In the time of a season where malt turns golden and the air gets crisp, MGM presents Cheers, Macau!, a reinvented experience that appreciates specialty beers and German comfort foods in a bid to lift spirits in town! From October 23 to November 1, Cheers, Macau! will take place at Anytime, the atrium area situated under the world-record holder Spectacle roof of MGM Cotai, every night. With just as much fun guaranteed, Cheers, Macau! offers happy hour beer free-flow along with an array of authentic German fare to pay homage to the Bavarian carnival vibe, making it a one-of-a-kind, also fun and alive bierfest for everyone in town.
Surrounded by 25 LED screens at the Spectacle, a meticulously engineered space, Cheers, Macau! is curated to be a unique and awe-inspiring entertainment experience, where guests will immerse themselves in the energetic atmosphere curated by the dynamic music and astonishing visual projections, alongside some exclusive bierfest decorations. Cheers, Macau! is here to celebrate the beer season with the city. For true beer enthusiasts, Cheers, Macau! features the draught beer free-flow offer, where guests may enjoy happy hour all-you-can-drink Paulaner or Heineken. An extensive lineup of German comfort foods, such as the ever-popular roasted pork knuckles, pretzels, cold cut platters, and more will also be served. To double the joy, exclusive discounts are also applicable for Mlife Members, Macau locals, and users of selected payment platforms.
When: 6:00pm–11:00pm, October 23–November 1, 2020
Beer happy hour – 6:00pm–8:00pm
How much: Beer happy hour – Starting from MOP $190
For more information, call +853 8806 2338 or check their website
The Macao Chinese Orchestra will once again join hands with several museums across the city to present various enthralling concerts under the themes of the exhibitions at the venues. The imagery of music usually stems from literature, fine arts, history, philosophy, and other disciplines. Therefore, performing music in museums allows such art to blend with the related cultural connotations, thereby further promoting Chinese music and arts in utmost efforts.
When: Macao Museum of Art – 4:00pm, Saturday, October 24, 2020
Macao Museum – 11:00am and 12:00pm, Tuesdays and Friday, September 15, 2020, January 15, April 13, May 18 and July 6, 2021
Xian Xinghai Memorial Museum – 3:30pm, Saturday, December 5, 2020
Jao Tsung-I Academy – 3:00pm and 4:30pm, Sunday, November 29, 2020 and Saturday, February 6, 2021
Where: Macao Museum, 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau and Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau, Xian Xinghai Memorial Museum, 151-153, Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira, Macau and Jao Tsung-I Academy, 95 C-D Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here
After summer comes autumn and with that, Mandarin Oriental, Macau is offering the Autumn Soul Afternoon Tea Set served at Lobby Lounge. With this meal, everyone can indulge in delectable items such as scones–maple and pecan and plain–with clotted cream, maple syrup, and raspberry jam, but also other sweet treats such as chestnut and mandarin mousse, vanilla and chestnut roulade, caramel and hazelnut choux puff, chocolate, and mango banana cake.
As for the savory bites, the choices look delicious as well: crab salad, truffle egg toast, mandarin duck ragu, pumpkin and bacon tartlet, and salmon tartar with caviar. Head to the Lobby Lounge for an afternoon of food delights, but also have lots of fun with your closest friends, as well as beautiful photos of happy times!
When: 2:00pm–6:00pm, from now till October 31, 2020
How much: MOP $498 for two persons
For more information and bookings, call +853 8805 8938 or send an email to [email protected]
The Baroque period was a brilliant era in which famous artists emerged and creativity burst out in the history of European art. Whether it is the diversified ensemble repertoire or the concerti which highlights the soloists, they all thrived during this period. The Macao Orchestra has selected two masterpiece concerti, by Bach “The Father of Music”, together with Pachelbel’s most familiar “Canon in D Major”, which is full of tranquility and happiness, to show you the magnificent characteristics of the Baroque period.
When: 8:00pm, Saturday, October 24, 2020
Where: Dom Pedro V Theatre, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau
How much: MOP $100, MOP $120 per person
For more information, check here