The best things to do in Macau this month

Find out all the coolest happenings in our sister SAR
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By Time Out Hong Kong |
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Sick of staying in Hong Kong and keen to get away without going too far? Our neighbouring SAR, Macau, is the answer. As well as the casinos and mega-hotels, there are plenty of lesser-known gems including brilliant restaurantsbars and art spaces to explore. Simply scroll down to discover the top things to do in Macau this month. 

Best things to do in Macau this month

Film

After Hours – Late Night Fantastic Film Festival

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There’s something magical about catching a film late at night. Cashing in on that unique sensation, throughout the month Macau’s Cinematheque-Passion is screening eight cult titles that didn’t find much success upon initial release. The screenings take place Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. This is your chance to catch titles like The Big Lebowski, Japanese cult film A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness, and John Waters’ Female Trouble

Art

Fashion Rejuvenation: Exhibition of Eco-friendly and Functional Fashion

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Hopping on the bandwagon for eco-friendly designer clothes, Macao Fashion Gallery’s latest exhibition delves into the world of ethical fashion. Inviting fashion lovers and budding designers to learn more about recycling garments and sustainable practices, see how local fashion designers have combined innovative designs and applied recycled fabrics to give garments a new lease of life. 

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Music

Japanese Culture and Music Festival

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Considering the influence of Japanese culture on Macau, Taipa Village Art Space is hosting this annual festival to help boost the cultural exchange between Japan and the former Portuguese territory. Putting the spotlight on cultural diversity, expect plenty of Japanese and Macanese bands – including popular outfits like Hitoshi, Inamine Yukino, Tatsuya Iju and FutarimeNoGiant – to be rocking out. 

Music

Macau International Music Festival

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One of the biggest cultural events all year in our sister SAR, the 32nd edition of the Macao International Music Festival boasts an impressive lineup featuring 16 programmes and 22 performances. Kicking off the festival is the timeless yet comic Italian opera L’Elisir D’Amore. Also look forward to a whole host of German and Austrian classics, Italian masterpieces as well as jazz concerts too.

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Art, Photography

World Press Photo 2018

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Featuring over 73,000 photographs and 4,548 photographers from 123 countries, the renowned World Press Photo exhibition lands in Macau this month. The touring exhibition of this annual international photo contest showcases the best of photojournalism and important stories told via powerful imagery. 

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Things to do

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