Sandy Lam Pranava World Tour @ Cotai Arena – 4 March, 2017

Sandy Lam bought her Pranava World Tour to the Cotai Arena in Macau on the 4 March and entertained her fans with a ‘best of’ repertoire of classic love ballads and upbeat dance tracks.

Running Man

South Korean reality TV show live in Macau starring Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Jong-kook, Ji Suk-jin, Haha

Running Man
Date: 8pm, 18 February, 2017
Venue: CotaiArena
Tickets: $1,480, $1,280, $980, $680, $480 from HKTicketing

Macau Chinese New Year Celebrations

Macau’s Year of the Rooster celebrations involve, unsurprisingly, the God of Wealth. There’s a 14 float parade that will wend its way through the city on two separate evenings (30 Jan, 4 Feb). Performers and singers from Macao, Hong Kong and China will provide the entertainment. A massive fireworks display caps festivities on the 30th January.

Macau Year of the Rooster Parade
Date: 8pm, 30 January & 4 February, 2017
Venue: Macao Science Center to Sai Van Lake Square (30 Jan), Rua de Norte do Patane to Iao Hon Market Park (4 Feb)
Tickets: Free

Year of the Rooster Parade Float Exhibition
Date: 30 January – 12 February, 2017
Venue: Sai Van Lake Square & Tap Siac Square
Tickets: Free

Macau Year of the Rooster Firework Display
Date: 9:45pm, 30 January, 2017
Venue: Macau Tower Seafront
Tickets: Free

Macau Chinese New Year Celebrations

Macau’s Year of the Rooster celebrations involve, unsurprisingly, the God of Wealth. There’s a 14 float parade that will wend its way through the city on two separate evenings (30 Jan, 4 Feb). Performers and singers from Macao, Hong Kong and China will provide the entertainment. A massive fireworks display caps festivities on the 30th January.

Macau Year of the Rooster Parade
Date: 8pm, 30 January & 4 February, 2017
Venue: Macao Science Center to Sai Van Lake Square (30 Jan), Rua de Norte do Patane to Iao Hon Market Park (4 Feb)
Tickets: Free

Year of the Rooster Parade Float Exhibition
Date: 30 January – 12 February, 2017
Venue: Sai Van Lake Square & Tap Siac Square
Tickets: Free

Macau Year of the Rooster Firework Display
Date: 9:45pm, 30 January, 2017
Venue: Macau Tower Seafront
Tickets: Free

Bon Appétit! – Macau Fringe Festival

Entitled A Feast of Creativity! Bon Appétit! and adopting the concept “All around the city, our stages, our patrons, our artists”, the 16th Macau Fringe Festival looks to offer an arts banquet for an entire city.

2017’s banquet includes a hairdresser’s salon turned into a musical. A recreation of an entertainment house at Beco da Felicidade and a funeral at the Ruins of St. Paul’s in the middle of the night. Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, The Macau Fringe Festival runs from 13 to 22 January 2017 and features 23 programmes at multiple venues.

Zuò Zuò Tea House reveals the solitude and secrets of Rua da Felicidade by combining elements of dance and music and digging into the history of Macau’s red-light district. Mobile Kitchen invites people from the cultural field to take the role of chefs and share their cuisine, whether refined or homely, and encourage the public to savour the flavour of life.

In Antiwords, produced by Czech Republic Spitfire Company, two actresses drink beer after beer, bragging and arguing in an explosive mix of nonsensical humour and imagination. Circolando’s Night which debuts on the first day of the Festival features a trio of men who through their intensely physical and emotional expression ask questions of language and aesthetics.

In Good Hands, by Catherine Ireton, is a live musical set in a hairdressing salon about secrets and trust. The Magnificent 4 uses the human body as an instrument and a choreography that makes use of the legs and hand-clapping in creating a unique tempo.

In 5 Women, Dutch choreographer Kevin Pollak joins hands with five dancers at a birthday party set in a café where, through dance and movement, secrets that cannot be shared emerge. The Smooth Life is a puppet show set to Arabian music that tells the true story of the life of the director Husam Abed in a Palestinian refugee camp.

Funeral for the Living, directed by Daisuke Sagawa and performed by Japanese company Theatre Moments, debates issues of life and death. While The Other Side of the Sacred produced by Macao choreographer Candy Kuok in cooperation with Nina Dipla takes the audience on a journey that mixes dance, poetry and music.

In Weaving Landscape: Night Tide, the Associação de Arte e Cultura – Comuna de Pedra use different materials as a medium of creativity, making use of body language and installation art to explore the relationship between body, fabrics and all living things.

There’s also a range of extended programmes including Thematic talks: Foreign Theatre – Body, Memory and Labour and Fringe Reviews 2017, where artists and performing groups in different fields will share their creation experiences. For the full programme see www.macaucityfringe.gov.mo, tickets are on sale now from Macauticket.

Macau Fringe Festival
Date: 13-22 January 2017
Venue: various
Tickets: MacauTicket
More info: www.macaucityfringe.gov.mo

Sophie Marceau @ The Parisian – 8 January, 2017

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French actress Sophie Marceau was at The Parisian in Macau for a little l’amour with 99 couples on the 8 January. The cocktail party at the ‘Eiffel Tower’ also featured a performance by Macau band Soler.
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Local View Power 2017

A new year, while not wiping the slate, brings new opportunities. The Macao Cultural Centre‘s (CCM) annual Local View Power offers the chance for budding Directors and actors/actresses to flex their cinematic minds and engage their creative skills in one of three categories Documentary, Short-feature or Animation and see their ideas funded and appear on the silver screen.

The project has produced more than 90 films since 2007 with the CCM providing financial and technical support for local filmmakers who have the drive and desire to transform their ideas and visions into moving images.

The proposal submission deadline is 23 January, 2017 and more detailed information and the submission regulations can be found here http://www.ccm.gov.mo/programme/prog17/LVP2017/LVP2017_reg_e.htm