See and do Lifestyle

What's on this week: Tue 6 August to Mon 12 August 2013

Written by Yuci Tai

Welcome to “What’s on this week”, where we let you know about all of the activities, shows, events and festivals being held in Macau this week. Master of Magic Franz Harary will be performing live, turning Macau into the center stage of a global magic phenomenon with feats never seen before in this part of the world. And Mark Lui is celebrating 20 years in the industry with the Mark Lui Thank You Concert in Macau. Performing artists include Kelly Chen, Janice M. Vidal and Justin Lo. Don’t miss out!

“Planète Femmes” International Female Photo Exhibition
In partnership with Alliance Française, “Planète Femmes” Photo Exhibition features 24 awarded photographs taken by talented international photographers from the 2nd International Photography Contest, honoring women from various aspects.
Date Wed 10 July to Sun 20 October 2013
Time 24 hours
Venue Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 Lobby
Price Free
Web www.sofitelmacau.com

 

 


 

Cultural Activities in Coloane Square
A good place to start this month is Eduardo Marques Square in old Coloane Village. Enjoy Saturday afternoon street performances themed around the activities of the “Flash Art Group”, plug into a music performance (10 August and 24 August) catch a magic show (17 August) or go classical with Strings Performances (31 August) – all in the mesmerizing time warp of Macau’s very own Brigadoon.
Date Saturday 10, 17, 24 and 31 August
Time 15:30 to 17:00
Venue Eduardo Marques Square, Coloane (Church of St. Francis Xavier Square)
Price Free
Web http://www.funnyisland.net

 

 


 

Franz Harary Master of Magic World Tour
Master of Magic Franz Harary will be performing live, turning Macau into the center stage of a global magic phenomenon with feats never seen before in this part of the world. He will be joined by three international talented magicians: Joaquin Ayala from Mexico, Rocco Silano from USA and illusion duo MagicWave from the Netherlands for a dazzling extravaganza that will challenge your senses and fill you with awe.
Date Fri 9 August and Sat 10 August 2013
Time 20:00 Friday; 18:00 and 20:30 Saturday
Venue Level 2, Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Macau at City of Dreams
Price From HK$480 to HK$1,080
Web http://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/master-of-magic-world-tour

 

 


 

Art Fair @ 5 Outubro Street
The Art Fair @ 5 Outubro Street – staged in the environs of Hong Kung Temple – gives visitors more opportunities to source creative products. Look for the Hong Kong and local indie artists’ booths for unique creations to buy and enjoy a variety of entertainment programs.
Date Sat 10 August and Sun 11 August 2013
Time 15:00 to 20:00
Venue Hong Kong Temple Square, Rua de Cinco de Outubro
Price Free
Web http://www.iacm.gov.mo

 

 


 

Exhibition by ChiWan Yu
ChiWan Yu is a local cartoonist and illustrator who regularly observes and comments on society via the medium of local newspapers. This exhibition serves as both a retrospective of ChiWan’s extensive career and the milestone issues that have bubbled to the surface in Macau society over the years, some predictable and others not.
Date Sat 10 August to Tue 20 August 2013 (Closed Mondays)
Time 11:00 to 18:30
Venue 10 Fantasia – A Creative Industries Incubator, No.10, Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro
Price Free
Web http://10fantasia.com

 

 


 

Louis Vuitton Art of Travel Exhibition
Following stops in cities throughout China, the Louis Vuitton Art of Travel Exhibition has finally arrived in the romantic environs of a magnificent indoor tent in Macau, which serves as the showcase setting for Louis Vuitton’s elegant historical background and handcrafted products. A senior packer from Paris provides packing flair, while visitors can also enjoy a hard case personalized hand-painting service, order customized luggage and see an e
ducational documentary by photographer Jean Lariviere.
Date Sat 10 August to Sun 8 September 2013
Time 10:30 to 22:30
Venue One Central Macau, Avenida de Sagres, NAPE
Price Free
Web http://www.onecentral.com.mo

 

 


 

AliBaBach
This delightful combination of music, theatre and dance brings the little ones to a humorous musical stage where they develop a taste for the most beautiful notes ever composed. Brought by Portuguese musical pioneers Companhia de Música Teatral, AliBaBach is a joyful and imaginative performance without words, especially conceived for babies and children up to five years old. Watching all the action from their parent’s laps on stage, the kids interact closely with the grownups and soon become confident enough to test and discover – touching, giggling and joining performers and becoming part of the play.
Date Thu 8 August to Sun 11 August 2013
Time 11:00 and 15:00 Thu; 11:00 Fri; 11:00, 15:00 and 17:00 Sat; 15:00 Sun (Kids 0-2). 19:30 Thu; 15:00 and 19:30 Fri; 11:00 and 17:00 Sun (Kids 3-5)
Venue Small Auditorium of Macao Cultural Centre
Price MOP $140
Web http://www.ccm.gov.mo/Event.aspx/Detail/1091

 

 


 

Mark Lui Thank You Concert in Macau
Mark Lui is a well-known composer and producer in the Hong Kong music scene. As a creative talent behind numerous top artists, Lui is celebrating his remarkable 20 years in the industry in this concert. Performing artists include Kelly Chen, Janice M. Vidal, Justin Lo, Alex Fong, Stephy Tang and Joey Wong, aka JW.
Date Sat 10 August 2013
Time 20:00
Venue CotaiArena
Price MOP$380 to MOP$880
Web https://www.cotaiticketing.com/VCLTicketing/eventDetail.do?
eventCode=mlui2013&lang=en_US

 

 


 

Taipa Flea Market
Taipa Flea Market is easily accessible from Taipa High Street and comprises dozens of stalls selling hundreds of fascinating items! From traditional delicacies, period postcards and stamps to lamps, jade pieces, jewellery, coins, toys and collectibles. Visitors regularly flock to the market in the heart of the old village searching for that elusive souvenir and few come away disappointed! The district also hosts an interactive street event from 16:00 to 17:30 featuring music and dance shows.
Date Sun day 21 July to Sunday 22 December (Sundays only)
Time 11:00 to 20:00
Venue Bombeiros Square, Taipa
Price Free
Web http://www.iacm.gov.mo

 

 


 

Crossroads .Another Dimension
Crossroads .Another Dimension. This Cross-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project brings together 16 artists from Shenzhen, Macau, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong in a touring exhibition of the four cities. The theme refers to the constant flow and transfiguration of the existence and creation space of the artists, along with the globalization and the reality of the cross-strait and four regions.
Date Thursday 18 July to Sunday 18 August 2013 (closed Mondays)
Time 10:00 to 19:00
Venue Handover Gifts Museum of Macau, NAPE
Price Free
Web http://handovermuseum.iacm.gov.mo

 

 


 

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Exhibition
Want to have your photo taken with pop siren Lady Gaga, Mr. Charming Louis Koo or the legendary Anita Mui? Then pop along to the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong exhibition where you can touch and feel the legends and see items from Anita’s personal collections.
Date Thursday 4 July to Sunday 1 September 2013
Time 10:00 to 21:00 (Mon to Fri); 9:00 to 21:00 (weekends and public holidays)
Venue Level 58 Observation Lounge, Macau Tower
Price MOP$135
Web http://www.macautower.com.mo

 


 

Dinosaurs LIVE at the Venetian
Travel 250 million years back in time to the land of the dinosaurs. Come face to face with dinosaur models like you’ve never seen before. They breathe, they move, they make sounds – it is the closest thing you will experience to seeing a real dinosaur! A great family adventure, you can also watch a 3D dinosaur movie, ride on a dinosaur’s back and visit the exciting DinoStore!
Date Monday 1 July to Tuesday 1 October 2013
Time 11:00 to 20:00 (Last Entry at 19:00)
Venue CotaiExpo Hall F, the Venetian Macao
Price From MOP$50 to MOP$80
Web http://www.venetianmacao.com/macau-shows/dinosaurs-live/

 

 


 

Memories of Rice Paper – A Retrospective of Chui Tak Kei’s Artworks exhibition
This special exhibition displays 60 of Chui’s works from different periods to observe the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Yu Un Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Association of Macau. To witness the creations of Chui presents a precious opportunity to experience his artistic achievement.
Date Thursday 27 June to Sunday 11 August (closed on Mondays)
Time 10:00 to 19:00
Venue Macao Culture Centre
Price MOP$5, free on Sundays and public holidays
Web http://www.MAM.gov.mo

 


 

Sun Never Left – Public Art Performance
Every weekend, the ‘Sun Never Left – Public Art Performance’ is held in the beautiful surrounds of St. Lazarus Church, with the adjoining lane full of stalls selling homemade products, paintings, arts and crafts. Relax with a refreshing drink, read, chat and be entertained by live music in a pavement cafe atmosphere that lets you watch the world go by as you size up the art fair products for sale.
Date Saturdays and Sundays
Time 15:00 to 18:00
Venue Rua de São Roque, St. Lazarus District
Price Free
Web http://www.cipa.org.mo

 

 


 

The Glorious Era of Julius Caesar – Military Science and Technology in Roman Republic
This exhibition will showcase more than 100 interactive models and replicas of inventions and machines reconstructed by the expert artisans from Florence, Italy, including ancient weaponry, military accessories of the Roman army, ancient construction and surveying tools, maps and daily utensils. It will enable visitors to explore the military achievements, technologies and different lifestyles of the ancient Romans.
Date Sat 1 Jun to Sat 31 Aug 2013
Time 10:00 to 18:00 (Closed Thursdays, open public holidays)
Venue Gallery 2, Exhibition Center, Macao Science Center
Price MOP$25 to MOP$65 (Standard Tickets)
Web http://www.msc.org.mo/JuliusCaesar/en/intro.php

 

 


 

Fantasy World – Chinoiserie
Europe has long held a fascination with Chinese culture, dating back as far as the Ming dynasty when missionaries brought Chinese philosophy, art, religion, science and technology back home with them. Dubbed Chinoiserie, this fashion permeated many facets of European life. This exhibition traces the origins of Chinoiserie and its influence in France with over 80 valuable items including paintings, prints, ceramics and tapestries.
Date Saturday 25 May to Sunday 18 August
Time 10:00 to 18:00 (closed Mondays)
Venue Macao Museum
Price Free
Web http://www.frenchmay.com/visual-arts/eventdetail/105/-/fantasy-world-chinoiserie

 

 


 

Macao Annual Visual Arts Exhibition – Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Aimed at promoting home grown talent and encouraging local artists to exhibit their work, this year’s Macau Annual Visual Arts Exhibition features Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy with 81 chosen works reflecting the current trends in these areas in Macau.

It includes pioneering works in the fields of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, Seal Carving and Experimental Ink wash.

Date Wednesday 1 May to Sunday 11 August
Time 10:00 to 19:00
Venue Old Court Building
Price Free
Web http://www.icm.gov.mo/fam/24/en/events/
detail.aspx?id=4453

 


 

TABOO
The seductive cabaret show is coming back after its sensational run at City of Dreams last year. Promising to be more provocative than ever, TABOO is set to be one of the biggest events in town.
Date Tuesday to Saturday
Time 22:00 to 23:15
Venue Club CUBIC, City of Dreams
Price MOP$580 to MOP$1,180
Web www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/taboo

 

 


 

Explore Singapore! Colours of Heritage
Explore Singapore’s cultural heritage through this exhibition where you’ll learn about the history, ethnic groups, traditional trades, food and festivals of Singapore. It’ll set you back a mere ten bucks!
Date Now until Saturday 31 August, every day except Mondays (open on public holidays)
Time 9:30 to 17:30 (last entry at 17:00)
Venue Communications Museum, Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Price MOP$10
Web macao.communications.museum/eng/activities/2013/
singapore/index.html

 

 


 

The House of Dancing Water
The largest water-based show in the world has held over 1,000 shows and continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge stage technology, stunning scenes, jaw-dropping motor stunts and more. Check out the show schedule and ticket prices on the website.
Date Every Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Time Shows at 17:00 and 20:00
(Dates and times subject to change so check the website)
Venue The House of Dancing Water Theater, City of Dreams
Price From MOP$480 to MOP$1,380 (tickets online in HKD)
Web www.thehouseofdancingwater.com

 

 


 

Week at a glance

Event Tue 06
Wed 07
Thu 08
Fri 09
Sat 10
Sun 11
Mon 12
“Planète Femmes” International Female Photo Exhibition
(Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 Lobby)
24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Explore Singapore! Colours of Heritage
(Communications Museum)
09:30 to 17:30 (17:00) 09:30 to 17:30 (17:00) 09:30 to 17:30 (17:00) 09:30 to 17:30 (17:00) 09:30 to 17:30 (17:00) 09:30 to 17:30 (17:00)  
Crossroads: Another Dimension
(Handover Gifts Museum of Macau, NAPE)
10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00  
Memories of Rice Paper – A Retrospective of Chui Tak Kei’s Artworks exhibition
(Macao Culture Centre)
10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00  
The Glorious Era of Julius Caesar
(Macao Science Center)
10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00
Fantasy World – Chinoiserie
(Macao Museum)
10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00 10:00 to 18:00
Macao Annual Visual Arts Exhibition – Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy
(Old Court Building)
10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00 10:00 to 19:00
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Exhibition
(Level 58 Observation Lounge, Macau Tower)
10:00 to 21:00 10:00 to 21:00 10:00 to 21:00 10:00 to 21:00 9:00 to 21:00 9:00 to 21:00 10:00 to 21:00
Louis Vuitton Art of Travel Exhibition
(One Central Macau, Avenida de Sagres, NAPE)
    10:30 to 22:30 10:30 to 22:30 10:30 to 22:30
AliBaBach
(Small Auditorium of Macao Cultural Centre)
11:00,15:00,
19:30
11:00,15:00, 19:30 11:00, 15:00, 17:00 15:00 (Kids 0-2), 11:00 and 17:00 (Kids 3-5)
Exhibition by ChiWan Yu
(10 Fantasia – A Creative Industries Incubator)
    11:00 to 18:30 11:00 to 18:30
Taipa Flea Market
(Bombeiros Square, Taipa)
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  11:00 to 20:00
Dinosaurs LIVE at the Venetian
(CotaiExpo Hall F)
11:00 to 20:00 11:00 to 20:00 11:00 to 20:00 11:00 to 20:00 11:00 to 20:00 11:00 to 20:00 11:00 to 20:00
Art Fair @ 5 Outubro Street
(Hong Kong Temple Square)
    15:00 to 20:00 15:00 to 20:00
Sun Never Left – Public Art Performance
(Rua de São Roque, St. Lazarus District)
    15:00 to 18:00 15:00 to 18:00
Cultural Activities in Coloane Square
(Eduardo Marques Square)
    15:30 to 17:00
The House of Dancing Water
(City of Dreams)
    17:00, 20:00 17:00, 20:00 17:00, 20:00 17:00, 20:00 17:00, 20:00
Franz Harary Master of Magic World Tour
(Grand Hyatt Macau at City of Dreams)
20:00 18:00, 20:30    
Mark Lui Thank You Concert in Macau
(CotaiArena)
20:00    
TABOO
(Club Cubic)
22:00 to 23:15 22:00 to 23:15 22:00 to 23:15 22:00 to 23:15 22:00 to 23:15    


IMPORTANT:
Dates and times are subject to change. Always call ahead or check the website for the latest information