Amazing October in Macau

By Karen Chiang

Looking for things to do this month? We’ve got you. Get your dairies out and get ready for plenty of concerts, exhibitions and fun coming up.

Macau’s Firecracker Industry – New Works by Lio Man Cheong
How much do you know about Macau’s firecracker industry? Now, you can take a deep dive into the once flourishing local business through Lio’s signature watercolour paintings, and retrace the ways of life surrounding the disappeared traditional production line of the magnificent product.

When: until October 5, 2018
Where: Taipa Village Art Space
How much: Free to attend

Sculpture: A Journey, Exhibition by António Leça 
Sculpture and art fans should not miss this exhibition by the famous Portuguese artist António Leça. In his first solo exhibition, you can expect 56 pieces of art in wood, grouped into three themes created over the past five years.


Photography: AlbergueSCMMacau

When: until October 21, 2018
Where: A2 Gallery, Albergue SCM
How much: Free admission

Macao International Fireworks Display Contest 
Grab a seat! The last showing of magnificent fireworks will be on October 1st, just in time for National Day. You’ll be enjoying a light and sound show made by contestants from Italy and China.

When: 9pm and 9:40pm, October 1, 2018
Where: Sea Area in front of the Macau Tower
How much: Free!

Canto pop fans, this is one event you shouldn’t miss. All of the most iconic Hong Kong artists will be on one stage and for one night only - including Joey Yeung, Hakkan Lee, Leo Ku, Hins Cheung, and more.

When: 8pm, October 6, 2018
Where: The Venetian Macao
How much: $380-1880, tickets via Cotai Ticketing

Photography: Venetian Macao (left) MGM Macau (Right)

Sam Smith The Thrill of It All World Tour 
For the first time ever, Grammy award-winning singer Sam Smith stops at Macau on his world tour for two intimate and up-close evening sessions, where every seat will have a front-row view.

When: 8pm, October 19-20, 2018
Where: MGM Cotai
How much: $688-2188, tickets via MGM website

Maria Carey Live in Concert Macao 2018 
The diva in town! Catch the one and only Maria Carey for a night of pop classics including Dreamlover, Emotions, Hero, We Belong Together, and more.

Photography: Venetian Macao (left) 

When: 8pm, October 20, 2018
Where: Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao
How much: $480-1780, tickets via Cotai Ticketing

32nd Macao International Music Festival 
Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, this month-long music festival offers 22 performances ranging from operas and Chinese orchestras, to classic and Spanish guitar quartets. A must for any music buff.

Photography: Judith Schlosser

When: September 28 - October 28
Where: Venues all over the city
How much: $100-700, tickets via Macau Tickets

Halloween in Macau
It’s that time of the year again, make sure you keep a look out for events and parties popping up all over town. If you’re looking for a night out, Club Cubic and Pacha Macau are sure bets.

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