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Travel5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (December 15-17)

5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (December 15-17)

5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (December 15-17)
By Steven Crane
December 14, 2017
From a grand parade through Macau to an international cultural festival and Canto-pop superstar Leon Lai, there's no shortage of events to fill your diary with this weekend

1/5Hit the streets

Brazil's Cia de Mysterios e Novidades (Photo: Courtesy of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government)
Brazil's Cia de Mysterios e Novidades (Photo: Courtesy of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government)

Macau International Parade
One of Macau’s trademark events, the Parade through Macau, Latin City, now rebranded the 2017 Macau International Parade, takes place this Sunday—stake out your spot now. The opening ceremony will be held at the Ruins of St. Paul’s at 3pm, after which the parade will pass through Rua de S. Paulo, Largo de S. Domingos, Senado Square, Travessa do Roquete, Cathedral Square, Avenida da Praia Grande, Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam Van and Avenida Doutor Stanley Ho. The parade finishes with a celebration of the 18th Anniversary of Macau's handover to China at Sai Van Lake Square at 6.30pm. Additionally, there will be a series of activities including the Arts Promotion Parade Group to be held at Ruins of St. Paul’s and Iao Hon Garden, a performance by Luna Morena Títeres Teatro at Largo do Pagode da Barra, and a musical on stilts by Brazilian performance artists Cia de Mysterios e Novidades at Iao Hon Garden. The event also features a series of promotional activities, including a photography contest, games with prizes and other creative activities.

December 17
2017 Macau International Parade
Various locations, icm.gov.mo/macaoparade/7/en/, facebook.com/macaoparade/

2/5Salute to the military

Imperial armaments from the Palace Museum (Photo: Courtesy of the Macao Museum of Art)
Imperial armaments from the Palace Museum (Photo: Courtesy of the Macao Museum of Art)

The Golden Parade – Imperial Weaponry from the Palace Museum
Ranging from imperial armaments to court paintings, this newly-opened exhibition at The Macao Museum of Art offers viewers a sense of the political and military aspects of the Qing dynasty. Showcasing more than 150 pieces/sets of weaponry and military equipment of the Qing imperial court in the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, the exhibition provides extraordinary insight to the life of emperors in the Imperial Palace, as well as the Qing court’s emphasis on military prowess. Revealing the grand review of troops by the emperors, the imperial hunt of the Qing dynasty, military drills and the military system itself, the exhibits include imperially made implements, equipment and devices produced by official workshops, tributes from different regions of China and gifts presented to the Qing court by different countries.

Until March 11, 2018
Free Admission
The Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai,
+853 8791 9814, mam.gov.mo

3/5Make a connection

The Beatbombers, featuring DJ Ride and Stereossauro (Photo by Aidan Kless)
The Beatbombers, featuring DJ Ride and Stereossauro (Photo by Aidan Kless)

This is My City - Intercity Creative Network
Back for its eleventh edition, the newly-renamed cultural festival This is My City - Intercity Creative Network (TIMC) presents a striking series of concerts, shows and seminars this weekend. Headlining this year’s entertainment lineup is Portuguese musician Paulo Furtado, aka The Legendary Tigerman, who’ll present a road movie made with director Pedro Maia and photographer Rita Lino, How To Become Nothing. There will also be performances by Portugal’s world champions of scratch and turntablism the Beatbombers, featuring DJ Ride and Stereossauro, as well as local electronic band Fase Lane and saxophonist and clarinet player Paulo Pereira. The festival's programme also showcases TIMC PEARL PAKmap, an interdisciplinary project dedicated to the study of the Pearl River Delta region.

December 15
TIMC PEARL PAKmap, What's Up, Sin Kok R/C, Calçada Do Amparo, +853 2835 2899, facebook.com/whatsup.Macau/

December 16
Paulo Furtado, Fase Lane and Paulo Pereira, What's Up, Macau, Sin Kok R/C, Calçada Do Amparo,
+853 2835 2899, https://www.facebook.com/whatsup.Macau/
The Beatbombers, D2 Club, Macau Fisherman's Wharf , Edificio New Orlens III,
+85328723777, d2club-macau.com/

4/5Hail to the king

Leon Lai (Photo: Courtesy of The Venetian Macao)
Leon Lai (Photo: Courtesy of The Venetian Macao)

Leon Random Run 2017 Concert 
Canto-pop idol Leon Lai brings his latest concert extravaganza to Macau this Saturday. With more than 30 years in the music industry and at least 80 albums to his credit, fans can expect a trip down memory lane to the tune of classic hits such as Summer of Love, Silly and Infatuated, There’s Not One Day I Don’t Think of You and many, many more. One of the Four Heavenly Kings, alongside Jacky Cheung, Aaron Kwok and Andy Lau, Lai reigned supreme in both music and movies in the 1990s, and with the resurgence of Canto-pop, the Leon Random Run 2017 Concert is proof that his popularity as one biggest male superstars in Asia continues well into this millennium.

December 16
Leon Random Run 2017 Concert, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca
+853 2882 8818, cotaiticketing.com

5/5Get fresh

DJ Fresh One (Photo: Courtesy of Club Cubic)
DJ Fresh One (Photo: Courtesy of Club Cubic)

DJ Fresh One
In the game for more than 17 years, San Diego-based DJ Fresh One has built a solid reputation for having an amazing work ethic, playing more than 260 shows per year from the US to Canada and Mexico to Malaysia. An open format DJ, Fresh One delivers a variety of music, beats, and song selection in each of his performances. Whether he is playing electronic music, hip-hop, or trendy top 40 hits, his sets are always upbeat and energetic. As a result of his consistent crowd-pleasing performances, he’s performed for many premiere parties including MTV’s Sweet 16, Russel Simmons’ Phat Farm Tour, Myspace Party with Danity Kane, and featured on the hit E! reality television show Kendra. DJ Fresh One makes his Macau debut this Saturday at Club Cubic.

December 16
DJ Fresh One, Club Cubic, Level 2, The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
+853 6638 4999, clubcubic-cod.com

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TravelMacaumacau eventsClub CubicThis is My CityDJ Fresh OneImperial Weaponry from the Palace MuseumThe Macao Museum of ArtMacau International ParadeLeon Lai

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