What's On in Macau: January 2019

By That's PRD, January 3, 2019

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Macau: 

Jan 9-27: 18th Macao City Fringe Festival

macau-city-fringe-1.jpgImage via Macau City Fringe 

Featuring a wide range of artistic performances, the annual Macao City Fringe allows artists to submit and share their works with the public. Spectators can also join in a number of activities, lectures and workshops to develop their knowledge of different art styles and fields. For more information, visit the Macau City Fringe Festival website.

Jan 9-27, various times; MOP50/80/120. Various venues. Tickets

Jan 12-27: Little Studio Ensemble 

Image via Macau Institute of Culture

Interactive Urban Music Ensemble is an installation showcasing different instruments in both art and physical form. Everyone is invited to share in the experience, whether it be with your ears or your musical talents. Expect paintings to come to life through sensors and electronics that connect to the playable instruments available at this one-of-a-kind event. 

Jan 12-27, 4pm & 5pm; free. Jorge Álvares Square, Praia Grande Avenue. 

Jan 13: Joyce DiDonato – In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music

Image via Joyce DiDonato website

American Diva Joyce DiDonato is bringing an outstanding string of arias from her new album In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music to Macau audiences. The Grammy Award-winning mezzo’s timbre boasts innocent simplicity and consummated emotions. The show delivers an insightful perspective on baroque classical music, with works by English composer Purcell, German genius Handel and the creativity of Italy’s Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo. 

Jan 13, 8pm; MOP180-580. Macau Cultural Center. Tickets

Until Jan 13: Retro Macau Game Expo

retro-video-games-2.jpgImage via Unsplash

Dedicated to the legacy of video games, Retro Macau Game Expo offers you the chance to play close to 100 good ol’ video and arcade games. Featuring world-class retro game tournaments, in which contestants duke it out in class games such as The King of Fighters ’98, the event encourages participants to compete for cool prizes. Talk about a nostalgic experience! 

Daily until Jan 13, 2-10pm; MOP60. 2/F, Broadway Macau. Tickets

Until Feb 8: Surface Revealed – Drone Photography by Chan Hin Io

Surface-Revealed.jpgImage via Taipa Village Macau website

Local freelance photographer Chan Hin Io renders a unique view of the city through drone photography. These aerial shots are intentionally composed to capture orthographic projections, which are two-dimensional images of three-dimensional objects. In doing so, the visual compositions offer a new take on an otherwise familiar urban setting.

Until Feb 8 (closed Tuesdays), noon-8pm; free. Taipa Village Art Space. 

For cool events happening in Hong Kong, click here.

[Cover image via Unsplash, Taipa Village Art Space, Joyce DiDonato website, Macau City Fringe website]

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