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Travel5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (November 24-26)

5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (November 24-26)

DJ duo Rave Republic (Photo: Courtesy of Rave Republic)
By Steven Crane
November 23, 2017
From Thomas the Tank Engine and Felix Mendelssohn to a showcase of acclaimed independent films, there's no shortage of events to fill your diary with this weekend

1/5Get on track

Thomas & The Little Big Club All Stars (Photo: Courtesy of Sands Cotai Central)
Thomas & The Little Big Club All Stars (Photo: Courtesy of Sands Cotai Central)

Thomas & The Little Big Club All Stars
Macau’s light rail transit system may not be moving for years yet, but passengers can get on board now with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends at Sands Cotai Central. The resort’s new line-up of family-friendly entertainment features some of the world’s most popular children’s characters, including the much-loved #1 blue engine; Angelina Ballerina; Bob the Builder; Fireman Sam; Mike the Knight; and Barney, a 200-million-year-old, huggable T-Rex. Collectively known as Thomas & The Little Big Club All Stars, young ones are invited to sing, dance, dress up and have fun with the cast of animated characters at specially created activities such as the Thomas Friendship Breakfast, the Thomas & The Little Big Club All Stars meet & greet and The Little Big Club All Stars Parade.

Until March 31, 2018
Sands Cotai Central, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
+853 8118 3643, sandscotaicentral.com/thelittlebigclub.html

 

2/5Join the pop movement

Miu Lady bags (Photo: Courtesy of Galaxy Macau)
Miu Lady bags (Photo: Courtesy of Galaxy Macau)

Miu Lady Pop-U
Three gigantic Miu Lady bags, crafted in Madras leather and decorated with the brand’s iconic jewel buckle, are sure to catch everyone’s eyes at the launch of the eponymous pop-up shop at Galaxy Macau this Saturday. The playful, attention-grabbing installation is dedicated to the aforementioned Miu Lady bag and features a series of short films touting its appeal. Available in a feminine palette of pop-bright shades, and hand-embellished with gemstones in equally vibrant hues, this elegant accessory perfectly represents Miu Miu's irreverent spirit. To celebrate the launch of the pop-up store, the brand will unveil a special Ayers collection of Miu Lady bags. 

November 25-December 10
Miu Miu, G093, The Promenade Shops, Pearl Lobby, Galaxy Macau, Cotai
+853 2882 7143, galaxymacau.com/en/

3/5Declare independence

Still from Taipei Story (Photo: Courtesy of Janue Films))
Still from Taipei Story (Photo: Courtesy of Janue Films))

Ying E Chi Macau Film Festival 2017
Art-house cinema Cinematheque‧Passion hosts the fourth annual Ying E Chi Macau Film Festival with a programme that pays tribute to the talents of young independent filmmakers. This year, the festival will screen a selection of films from the New Taiwanese Cinema and Hong Kong New Wave, including the remastered version of Taipei Story (1985) by the late director Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsie’s The Boys from Fengkuei (1983), as well as Peter Yung’s The System (1979), which will be shown in Macau for the first time. Film (and history) buffs should also catch Ballad on the Shore (2017), a Hong Kong documentary film by Ma Chi Hang about the decline in the fishing industry, which is sure to resonate with Macau audiences. In addition, acclaimed Japanese-based Malaysian director Lim Kah Wai will present the "Completely Independent Film Workshop", where young filmmakers can learn how to make the film of their dreams on a limited budget.

November 26-December 3
Ying E Chi Macau Film Festival 2017,
Cinematheque‧Passion, Travessa da Paixão No. 13,
+853 2852 2585, cinematheque-passion.mo/en/Home

4/5Be inspired by Catalonia

Conductor Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government) (Photo: Courtesy of
Conductor Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government) (Photo: Courtesy of

In Love with Scotland, The Macao Orchestra
The Macao Orchestra, conducted by Francis Kan, presents an evening of works by Felix Mendelssohn, a composer with a classical penchant for the Romantic period, and a fondness for the land of the brave. The programme includes Mendelssohn’s Overture to the Hebrides and Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”, two works that not only vividly express the German composer’s love for Scotland’s distinct natural beauty and culture but also reflect his unique musical style and personal spirit and taste.

November 24, 8pm
Free admission, tickets, limited to a maximum of two tickets per person,
will be distributed one hour before the performance at the concert venue.
St. Dominic’s Church, Rua de S. Domingos

5/5Give them a spin

DJ duo Rave Republic (Photo: Courtesy of Rave Republic)
Rave Republic (Photo: Courtesy of Rave Republic)

Rave Republic, Club Cubic
One of the most in-demand DJ duos based out of Singapore, Rave Republic—comprising Russia-born Stas Madorski and Swiss-born Mathias Schel—have headlined at multiple music festivals and produced a string of chart-topping tracks. Signed with Warner Music, the pair have had two number one hits, Far Away and Shoot for the Moon on iTunes; a number one album, Rule it All; and two charting singles on Spotify. Rave Republic has also built up a reputation playing for private and corporate events including for Ferrari, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana and have DJed on the main stage at Ultra Singapore. Rave the night away to their hypnotic beats at their Macau debut at Club Cubic.

November 25
Rave Republic, Club Cubic
Level 2, The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
+853 6638 4999, rsvp@cubic-cod.com, clubcubic-cod.com

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