Discover the truly exceptional

| 21 Dec 2018

The 18th Macao City Fringe Festival and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony are closing in! Get ready to experience the best of Macao.

18th Macao City Fringe Festival

Coming up to its 18th edition, the Macao City Fringe Festival organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be held from 11 to 27 January 2019. This year, the festival will take the theme of 'Extra.Ordinary', featuring a total of 18 extraordinary programmes and 10 outreach activities including workshops, talks, art critique and sharing sessions among others, shattering restrictions and mundanity, and leading the audience rediscover the exceptional in everyday life.

A unique aspect of the festival is that it adopts the concept of 'All around the city, our stages, our patrons, our artists', with performances held all across Macao to encourage the participation of everyone. A few highlights include the unprecedented underwater concert Wet Sounds by the British artist Joel Cahen; The Icebook by British artists Davy & Kristin McGuire; local artist Lei Sam I's engrossing play A Short Time Escape; and the dazzling show Be My Old Friend by the Dream Theatre Association.

Cross-disciplinary and cross-regional shows and collaborations will also be featured, including Body Skyline, jointly presented by Amalgama Dance Company from Portugal, Dancecology from Taiwan and Stella & Artist from Macao, which shows a new perspective of Macao through the lines of the landscape with the extension of our bodies; the show Tranquillity Transmission, jointly presented by American artist Morgan O'Hara, renowned for her 'Live Transmission' drawing, and Artistry of Wind Box Community Development Association, exploring the meaning of 'disappearance' and

'incompletion' in life; and the dance performance Goldfish, presented by Four Dimension Spatial from Macao and Changde Modern Dance Company from Hunan, revealing the concealed memories of emotional taboos under the logic of dreams.

The surprise does not end here. In addition to the shows, the festival will be featuring a range of captivating extended activities for audiences of different ages. US artist Morgan O'Hara's Life Cycle Drawing Workshop will guide participants through drawing exercises using researched scribble sequences to explore the phenomenology of the unconscious while French instructor Edi Rudo will teach everyone how to manipulate imagined things such as touching walls, climbing ladders, pushing heavy objects, and juggling invisible balls in his mime workshop. Don't miss out!

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18th Macao City Fringe Festival

Date: 11-27 January, 2019

Web: www.macaucityfringe.gov.mo/2019/en/

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Since its launch in 2013, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards has celebrated local culinary traditions, rewarded innovation and identified new talent in the region. Now in its seventh year, the list has become a trusted guide for lovers of gastronomy.

The highly anticipated Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony will be scheduled for 26th March 2019. That night, the region's most celebrated chefs, renowned restaurateurs, industry VIPs and international media will all gather at Wynn Palace Cotai to reveal the 2019 list and special award winners.

This year's program will include the popular #50BestTalks one-day curated forum at Wynn Macau presented by Miele on 25th March, bringing together world-leading chefs and culinary leaders. Eight new entries and special awards such as the Miele One To Watch Award, Asia's Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Valrhona, the Sustainable Restaurant Award and the elit Vodka Asia's Best Female Chef are also added, making it a truly spectacular celebration.

Info

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony

Date: 26th March, 2019

Venue: Wynn Palace Cotai

Web: www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/

Dazzling stars converge

Attention gourmets! Looking to savour the best delicacies in Macao? You will find no other places that will sate your discerning palates than the award winning restaurants handpicked by the respected Michelin Guide.

Ranking at the top of the list with 3 stars are ROBUCHON AU DOME and The 8 Restaurant at Grand Lisboa. ROBUCHON is one of the region's top dining destinations, and has been awarded three Michelin stars for eleven consecutive years while The 8 is the first and only Chinese restaurant in Macao awarded three Michelin stars for six consecutive years.

The rest of the incredible restaurants on the list include two star restaurants Feng Wei Ju, Golden Flower, Jade Dragon, Mizumi, and The Tasting Room, and 11 other one star restaurants, serving a variety of incredible dishes. Let your magical culinary tour in Macao begin!

For more information, please visit: https://guide.michelin.com/hk/en/hong-kong-macau

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