That's PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Macau:
Apr 18: Feast of Pak Tai
Pak Tai’s birthday is on the third day of the third lunar month, which falls on April 18 this year. In Chinese folk religion, Pak Tai defeated the Demon King, who was terrorizing the universe. As a reward, he was given the title ‘Superior Divinity of the Deep Dark Heaven’ and ‘True Soldier of the North.’ A feast for Pak Tai will be offered on this day and Cantonese opera will be performed in a bamboo theater outside the temple.
Apr 18. Pak Tai Temple, Taipa Village.
Apr 25: Special Percussion Concert with Eriko Daimo
One of the world’s best marimba (a xylophone-like instrument) artists, Daimo has excelled in numerous prestigious competitions. The Japanese musician has performed in more than 20 countries with some of the world’s most renowned orchestras. As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at music institutions such as the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Paris Conservatory.
Apr 27-28: Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour
The megastar has taken the world by storm since he first appeared on the scene in late 2009, crooning out the choruses on B.O.B.'s 'Nothing on You' and Travie McCoy's 'Billionaire' before becoming a successful solo artist the following year with the chart-topping single 'Just the Way You Are.' Mars will be in Macau this month as part of his 24K Magic World Tour, which has been ongoing for nearly a year and earned him the title of ‘Stubhub's Touring Act of 2017.’
Apr 27-May 31: The 29th Macao Art Festival
The 29th edition of Macao Arts Festival (MAF), themed ‘origin,’ will launch this month with a wide range of topics to broaden perspectives and encourage viewers to think deeply about life. With 26 captivating programs that fall into seven categories (thematic highlights, groundbreakers, cross-disciplinary creations, family entertainment, quintessence of tradition, concerts and exhibitions), the MAF is the perfect occasion for audiences to appreciate classics refined through time.
Apr 27-May 31. For specific programs, please visit www.icm.gov.mo.
Until May 13: Women Artists 1st International Biennial of Macao
Artwork by a total of 28 female artists from Macao and Lusophone countries and regions are exhibited at this international biennale of arts dedicated to women artists. Pieces on display will include paintings, engravings, drawings, ceramics and more.
Until May 13, 10am-7pm; free. Macao Museum of Art.
Click here to see our April event guide for Hong Kong.