It’s the first weekend of October, but there is already plenty to do in Macau! Join us while we go through the best events happening in the next few days which include exclusive dining offers, cocktails at Vida Rica Bar and fireworks madness! Not sure where to head? Read on to find out more.
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This weekend, step into a tropical paradise as legendary barman Yao Lu, owner of Shanghai bars Birds of Paradise and Union Trading Company, is joined by Sebastian Robinson, Asia Brand Ambassador for the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit “Seedlip”. Together they showcase an array of innovative tropical concoctions, at Vida Rica Bar. The menu includes five cocktails and five mocktails.
When: 9:00pm till late, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4, 5 and 6 2019
How much: From MOP $108 per drink
For more information and reservations, call +853 8805 8928, send an email to [email protected] or check their Facebook event page
AJ Hackett Macau Tower is having its Skywalk Spectacular Fireworks at 233 Meters on six dates this September and October! If you’ve never been up there, this is the ultimate chance to enjoy a walk on one of the world’s highest towers, while enjoying an amazing fireworks show on the nights of the International Fireworks Display Contest.
This year, there’s a celebration duo: the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR, and the 30th anniversary of the contest. Join in on the fun at special prices, so bring your friends and family and don’t forget the camera so these moments can stay with you forever. The ticket includes Skywalk & viewing of fireworks, a t-shirt, an e-Certificate, a membership card, videos and photos, and Tower admission ticket.
When: September 7, 13, 21 and 28, October 1 and 5, 2019
Where: AJ Hackett Macau Tower, AJ Hackett Macau Tower Limited Level T2 – Adventure Zone – Macau Tower Macau, Macau
How much: MOP $788 per person, $758 per person for groups of four people or above
Local Macau ID and Blue Card holders only pay MOP $588 per person
Special rates for bookings and payments made before August 31, 2019
For more information, check their website and for bookings, send an email to [email protected]
The Rugby World Cup 2019 is in full swing! As one of the best places to watch live sports in town, The Roadhouse Macau is your venue of choice for this tournament. Check out the schedule and bring your friends. This is the first time the tournament has been held in Asia and outside the traditional heartland of the rugby union.
The opening match of the Rugby World Cup 2019 took place at Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo and the final match will be held at International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Rugby World Cup is a men’s rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1987 and co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
When: September 20–November 2, 2019
(5:45pm – South Africa vs. Italy), Friday, October 4
(1:15pm – Australia vs. Uruguay, 4:00pm – England vs. Argentina, 6:30pm – Japan vs. Samoa) Saturday, October 5
(12:45pm – New Zealand vs. Namibia, 3:45pm – France vs. Tonga) Sunday, October 6
Where: The Roadhouse Macau, E-G016-G019 Broadway Food Street, Broadway Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor De Lótus, Cotai
How much: Free admission
For more information and reservations, call +853 2875 2945 or check the event’s Facebook page
This exhibition is one of the series of activities of “Art Macao” and the “2nd Encounter in Macao – Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, showcasing the diverse manifestations and development of contemporary art in China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and offering a new experience of Chinese and Portuguese visual arts to residents and tourists of Macau.
The exhibition “Lingua Franca” features numerous photography and video works by 22 representative artists from 10 countries and regions, including Mainland China, Macau, and the Portuguese-speaking countries, showcasing the distinctive regional cultures and diverse customs. This has led to exchanges and dialogues through the artworks, allowing multiculturalism to resonate, and composing wonderful art chapters from China and Portuguese-speaking countries. This exhibition is held at No. 55 – 57 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita (Green Townhouses), which is open for the first time after its restoration, as well as at the Former Municipal Cattle Stable (Ox Warehouse), bringing Chinese and Portuguese artistic atmosphere to the streets. During the exhibition period, visitors who collect stamps from the two exhibition venues may receive an exquisite limited-edition souvenir.
When: September 26–December 8, 2019
Tuesdays–Sundays, 10:00am–7:00pm (including public holidays)
Where: No. 55 – 57 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita (Green Townhouses), Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here or call the new art space at +853 8988 4000
Indulge in a remarkable afternoon tea experience this weekend with special mocktails prepared by Sebastian Robinson, Asia Brand Ambassador for “Seedlip”, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. If you are into unique experiences, this is your chance to know what an exclusive and original afternoon tea feels like! The Painter’s Afternoon Tea Set mixes color, taste and lots of fun in a meal paired with drinks you can have without the hangover.
When: 3:00pm–6:00pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 5, 6 and 7, 2019
How much: MOP $538 for two persons
For more information, call +853 8805 8928, send an email to [email protected] or check the event’s Facebook page
This time, the 33rd edition of the Macao International Music Festival also brings cinema to the city! There are four different movies screening at Cinematheque Passion. The Magic Flute (Sweden, 1975) is adapted from Mozart’s famous opera The Magic Flute, this film tells the story of a young flute player who can tame beasts and a prince setting out on a journey to rescue a kidnapped princess, the daughter of the Queen of the Night. On their way, they face all kinds of people and events that test their moral values and conscience. Though filmed in a real theater, Ingmar Bergman’s cinematic version of Mozart’s work still uses a lot of close-ups and camera movements, switching between on and off stage. Respecting the original while injecting new forms, the film has become the adaptation par excellence of The Magic Flute. Joyce Yang is a guest speaker at the end of the screening.
In You, the Living (Du Levande), Roy Andersson explores this question by depicting mundane, everyday moments in a nondescript Swedish city. The film, which is made up of 57 tableaux, is a relatively slow-paced, loosely connected, quietly funny narrative with no main characters or plot development to speak of. While very little happens plot-wise, You, the Living manages to capture human life in its boring and bland, but also bitter and subtly beautiful dimensions. Chan Ka Keong (Macau film director, designer and artist) talks at the end.
When: The Magic Flute – 7:30pm, Friday, October 4, 2019
You, the Living – 2:30pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes – 9:30pm, Friday, October 11, 2019
Mo’ Better Blues – 2:30pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Cinematheque Passion, 13 Travessa da Paixão, Macau
How much: MOP $60 per person
For more information, check the event’s official website
Trio Mediaeval, composed of three brilliant singers from Norway, quickly made a name for itself in the world of vocal music after its establishment. It presents two concerts at this year’s music festival. In Folk Songs, the Trio performs a selection of Norwegian and Swedish love songs, wedding tunes, lullabies, sun-prayers, ballads, religious hymns, and instrumental tunes, with its extraordinary vocal expertise.
Norwegian and Swedish vocal folk music is distinctive with its tradition of singing without words, a style known as tulling, sulling or tralling in which a sequence of consonants is invented or improvised by the singer. In dance music, which is characterized by rhythmic, often rapid instrumental-sounding passages and uneven beats, singers create their own sounds using plosives and nasal consonants with relatively light vowels. Trio Mediaeval will rearrange the old songs and ballads from its homeland and investigate its Scandinavian roots with a powerful and compelling account of Norwegian folk songs. The show takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes, including one interval.
Program highlights include traditional folk songs from Norway, Lova Line, Swedish medieval ballad, St. Örjan och draken, but also Norwegian wedding tune Bruremarsj fra Gudbrandsdalen, among others. Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, and Jorunn Lovise Husan are the voices behind this beautiful trio.
When: 8:00pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019
Where: Dom Pedro V Theatre, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau
How much: MOP $200–250
For more information, check the event’s official website