What's On in Macau: June 2019

By That's PRD, May 31, 2019

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

Jun 7: Macao International Dragon Boat Races 2019 

macao-international-dragon-boat-races.jpgImage via Sports Bureau of Macao

This year’s Macao International Dragon Boat Races will see teams from Hong Kong, Japan, the US, the Philippines, China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Australia compete for glory. The Macao races have been promoting the modality of dragon boating and have grown to become a grand-scale sporting event attracting athletes from around the world. On June 7, the final day of the races, international teams will compete on the waters of Nam Van Lake

Jun 7, time TBD; free. Nam Van Lake Nautical Center

Until Jun 16: Ferrari: Under the Skin 

ferrari-under-the-skin-1.jpgImage via City of Dreams website

After its successful run in Italy and the UK, Ferrari: Under the Skin arrives in Macau for a limited time. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the design and engineering of the iconic car brand, the exhibition offers automotive fans a chance to explore 70 years of Ferrari’s history, its car designs and manufacturing process. 

Daily until Jun 16, 11am-10pm; free. City of Dreams.

Jun 20: The Feast of Na Tcha 

The-Feast-of-Na-Cha.jpgImage via temple.mo

In Chinese folk religion, Na Tcha (or Nezha in pinyin) is a protection deity. During the Feast of Na Tcha, you will see two parades. One starts as a worshipping ritual in the Na Tcha Temple near the Ruins of St. Paul’s, which is followed by a lion dance team escorting Na Cha’s statue. The second, also starting from the Na Tcha Temple, features a dragon dance. 

Jun 20, 9.30am. Na Tcha Temple (by Ruins of St. Paul’s). 

All month: Italian Renaissance Drawings from the British Museum 

Image via British Museum website

On exhibit at Macau Museum of Art are a total of 52 drawings by 42 masters who were living in Italy during the Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Mantegna, Raphael and Rosso Fiorentino. The exhibition is sectioned into ‘The Human Figure,’ ‘Movement,’ ‘Light,’ ‘Costume and Drapery,’ ‘The Natural World’ and ‘Storytelling.’

Tue-Sun all month, 10am-7pm; MOP80. Macau Museum of Art

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[Cover image via Pexels, British Museum website, Sports Bureau of Macao, temple.mo]

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