Summer is finally here and Macau is booming with cultural, dining and outdoor events. So don’t miss out, each and every one of them are worth a trip to Macau, or even better, a whole weekend to get the most out of this beautiful city.
FuerzaBrutaWayra at MGM Theater
As a trendsetter in Asia’s entertainment landscape, MGM stages the unconventional FuerzaBrutaWayra at MGM Theater, the immersive theater party experience that has swept across the globe. Arguably one of the world’s craziest theater shows, this Argentine theatrics performance creates an extraordinary three-dimensional standing show pumping with adrenaline, stimulating your senses and electrifying your body every second.
For the first time in Macau, FuerzaBrutaWayra unwraps the outside-the-box theater and party surprises at MGM Theater. The standing show redefines show rules with no rigid stage or seating arrangement allowing the audience to be at the center stage of the show interacting with the performers. Wherever you are in the theater, you are fully submerged in the 360-degree views, surrounded by shock waves of the theater’s mind-blowing visual effects and lighting. FuerzaBrutaWayra Macau is a footloose sensory journey. Speak loudly. Run wildly. Take videos casually. Snap selfies smoothly. Be ready to welcome performers coming out of nowhere and from all directions, or to react to unexpected scenes.
With shows in 27 countries worldwide, over 2.5 million people have already indulged in the off-the-chart sensory feast presented by FuerzaBruta. Meaning “brute force” in Spanish, FuerzaBruta is a postmodern theater show originating from Argentina. The show debuted in 2005 in Buenos Aires with overwhelming applause, and it has been running Off-Broadway in New York since 2007.
When: June 14–August 4, 2019.
Wednesday–Friday: 8:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
Where: MGM Theater at MGM Cotai, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai.
How much: MOP $488 per person.
For more information, call +853 8802 3833 or send an email to [email protected]
Bene Food and Wine Mercato: Street Food
La Dolce Vita! Visit Bene Food & Wine Mercato, a unique dining concept that explores the authentic flavors of Italy every month. With a vibrant market atmosphere, indigenous wine counters and different theme-inspired interactive cooking stations that take you on a journey to experience the flavors of Italy like a true Italian.
When: Friday and Saturday, 6:00 PM, June 14 and 15, 2019.
How much: MOP $488 per adult and MOP $200 per child (Aged 6 to 12 years old)
Italian Renaissance Drawings from the British Museum
The exhibition “Italian Renaissance Drawings from the British Museum”, to be held from 12 April to 30 June, features a total of 52 drawings by 42 Italian Renaissance masters, such as Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael and RossoFiorentino. This exhibition explores the important role of sketches in the work and thinking of the artists during the period between 1470 and 1580.
Part of the pre-launch events package of Art Macao mega-activity by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, this exhibition features six different sections, The Human Figure, Costume and Drapery, Movement, Light, The Natural World and Storytelling. It explores some of the themes from Renaissance art, starting from the core study of the human body to explore how artists brought life and dynamism to their compositions. The showcase was inaugurated in April, which coincides with the birth of Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452), creating significance to the pre-event. In the exhibition, 3D printing and relevant technology will be introduced for the first time in Macau to provide a tactile experience for people with visual impairments, thereby promoting a cultural experience without boundaries.
When: April 12–June 30, 2019.
Where: Macao Museum of Art, 3/F, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau.
How much: Free admission.
The Frenchie (UK) Pop Up at Vida Rica Bar
A classic French bistro located in London, The Frenchie, is having a pop up at Vida Rica Bar from June 14 to 16 to present its unique duck confit burgers in Macau. Explore the unique flavours of this dish and the duck fat chips presented by The Frenchie. With Tetaert Iggy, director of The Frenchie since 2013, they have been feeding London with their deliciously modern take on traditional French cuisine. Hence, they present the confit duck burger and duck fat chips.
Their unique creation is quickly made to order; the confit duck burger, a delicious crispy duck skin served in a warm toasted brioche bun with rocket, mustard, red onion chutney and a melted cheese of your choice. Just as enjoyable with or without their freshly hand cut chips, double cooked in duck fat and oil and served with a final dollop of truffle mayonnaise.
They love popping up around London and so far they have attended numerous festivals, night markets and more. They pride themselves not only on using the best locally sourced ingredients, but also on the friendly service provided at each location. So from ‘bonjour’ to ‘bon appetit’ they will always be delighted to see both new and regular faces.
When: Friday–Sunday, June 14–16, 2019.
How much: Pricing depends on orders.
For reservations, contact Vida Rica Bar at +853 8805 8928 or [email protected]
Arraial de São João 2019
Arraial de São João, a festival originating amongst the Portuguese-speaking community, was first held in the 17th century, to commemorate the attempted invasion of Macau by the Dutch in 1622. The festival was revived by the Macanese Association after the handover of Macau in 1999. The modern version of the festival will mark its 13th edition this year. It will have up to 40 stands selling local handicrafts and home-made food and drink from either the Macanese community or Portuguese-speaking countries. The weekend-long party includes performances by local dance and music groups, as well as by Portuguese indie group Senza.
When: 2:00pm–10:00 PM, June 22 and 23, 2019.
Where: Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro, St. Lazarus District, Macau.
How much: Free admission.
Summer Fiesta at Four Seasons Macao
Summer Festa with Casa do Brasilem Macau happens on June 15, 2019. Together with Casa do Brasilem Macau, Four Seasons Macao brings a night of Brazilian Summer Festa fun to Splash! Party up with performances by Brazilian Samba dancers and DJ Julian in the house among other shows in between. Sip on special house-made caipirinha and other spirits paired with snacks packed with Brazilian flavors.
When: June 15, 2019.
Where: Splash, Four Seasons Macao, Estrada da Baía de NossaSenhora da Esperança, Taipa.
How much: MOP $150 (including one food token for snack redemption)
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