PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 March, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 March, 2001, 12:00am


Macau Museum of Art: Lustrous Syntheses - an exhibition about the art of imperial packaging in the Qing dynasty, featuring caskets, boxes and cases used for carrying paints, religious booklets and entertainment accessories. Ends Mar 10. Reveal Harmonise - the Macau International Exhibition of Prints, with works by 124 artists from 28 countries or regions. Ends Mar 17. 10am-7pm Tue-Sun. Macau Museum of Art, next to the Cultural Centre. Adults $5, children $3. Tel: (853) 700 699 ext 832.

Museum Of Macau: A stunning museum tracing the history, traditions and culture of Macau. 10am-6pm Tue-Sun. Monte Fortress, next to St Paul's Cathedral. Tel: (853) 357 911.

Cultural Centre Tours: Guided tours of the Macau Cultural Centre (in English). Every Friday, 10.30am. Tel: (853) 797 7450.


Blue Bar: Rua de Cidade, Edif Vista Magnifica Court, Loja At, Macau. Tel: (853) 278 338. Cool and comfortable.

The Embassy Bar: G/F Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 956-1110 Avenida da Amizade, Macau. Tel: (853) 567 888. A touch of class.

Fortuna's Palace: 6/F Hotel Fortuna, 49 Rua de Cantao, Macau. Tel: (853) 786 333. As live as it gets.

Irish Pub: Shop C-D, Block 6, Edificio Nam San, 116 Avenida de Kwong Tung, Taipa. Tel: (853) 820 708. Join in the fun.

Macau Jazz Club: The Glass-house, Macau Waterfront. Tel: (853) 956 014. The cosy hideaway may have closed, but the Jazz Club lives on, showcasing Macau, Hong Kong and international musicians. Open Wed-Sun from 7pm.

MGM Cafe: Rua de Cidade Brage, Edif Vista Magnifica Court, Loja Q, Macau. Tel: (853) 752 161. Where the stars come out to play.

Patio Das Cantigas: Shop H&1, Block 6, Edificio Nam San, 116 Avenida de Kwong Tung, Taipa. Tel: (853) 820 639. For live action.

Signal Cafe: Avenida Marginal da Baia Nova, Loja Y, Macau. Tel: (853) 751 052. Macau's hippest hangout.

Stone Bar: 325 Avenida Marginal da Baia Nova, Macau. Tel: (853) 751 608. Rock rules in this cosy little hideaway where everything's made of stone.

Tribo: 306 Rua Nova de Areia Preta, Bloco 4, Macau. Tel: (853) 455 234. Relaxed vibes in an African ambience.


Yue Opera - Qing Xia Nao Xun Gong: Zhang Jiankiu comes to the rescue of a princess who is ambushed while travelling. They fall in love, but she is betrothed to another. Mar 2, 7.30pm. Nan Fang Theatre, 80 Jiao Yu Lu. Tel: 98620) 8335 2871.

Concert For International Women's Day: The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra performs Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz, excerpts from Swan Lake, and a selection of Chinese folk songs. Mar 8, 8pm. Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall. (8620) 8735 2222 ext. 311.

Millennium Dinosaur - Lights Exhibition: Lights and lanterns by skilled craftspeople from Zi Gong in Sichuan province, all fashioned into a Jurassic Park-style landscape. Also a wedding dress exhibition, acrobatic shows, folk art performances and dragon dances. 10am-10pm. Tian He Sports Centre, Tian He Dong Lu. Tel: (8620) 3879 7702. Ends Mar 10.

Approach To Maya: Mexican Mayan and Aztec cultural relics, including giant stone carvings, jade masks, pottery and funeral items dating from 1000 BC to 1500 AD. 9am-5.30pm daily. Museum of the West Han Dynasty Mausoleum of Nan Yue King, 867 Jie Fang Bei Lu. Tel: (8620) 8666 4920. Ends May 10.

Guangzhou listings appear courtesy of that's Guangzhou.


Song Kejun: Traditional Chinese paintings by this artist from Sichuan province. 9am-6pm daily. Guan Shan Yue Art Gallery, Lian Hua Er Village, Shenzhen. Tel: (86755) 306 3094. Ends Mar 27.

Splendid China: It's billed as 'the largest miniature theme park in the world', showcasing different aspects of Chinese culture, history, art, architecture and ethnic customs. 8am-5pm daily. Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen. Tel: (86755) 660 0626.

Shenzhen listings appear courtesy of that's Guangzhou.


Waiting For Godot: Samuel Beckett's bleak play has been adapted for a Chinese audience (in Putonghua). Mar 2-21, 7.30pm. Hard Han Cafe Theatre, 567 Zhao Jia Bang Lu. Tel: (8621) 6404 0840.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra: The programme features works by Berlioz, Ravel and Debussy. Pianist: Jiang Chen. Conductor: Zhang Guoyong. Mar 3, 7.15pm. Shanghai Grand Theatre. Tel: (8621) 6372 8702.

Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble: Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs with the Silk Road Ensemble (see details for the Mar 3 concert in Beijing). Mar 4, 7.15pm. Shanghai Grand Theatre. Tel: (8621) 6372 8702.

Chinese Female Musicans: Violinist Yu Lina and pianist Bao Huiqiao perform three famous Chinese works: The Butterfly Lovers, Yellow River and Moonlight Reflected In The Double Springs. Mar 8, 7.15pm. Shanghai Grand Theatre. Tel: (8621) 6372 8702.

Prints Of Old Shanghai Advertisements: Advertising first appeared in China at the end of the Qing dynasty. This exhibition focuses on some early examples of advertisements, featuring variations on such popular themes as bathing beauties, children and famous stories. Unique Hill Studio, Room 301, Tian Long Gong Yu, 907 Tian Yao Qiao Lu. Tel: (8621) 5410 4815. Ends Mar 8.

Utopia: Paintings by He Yang, depicting his idols - Lenin, Stalin, Mother Teresa, John Lennon and Che Guevara - dressed in medieval-style armour. 2pm-midnight daily. Room with a View, 12/F Xianshi Building, 479 Nanjing Dong Lu. Tel: (8621) 6352 0256.

Ends Mar 10.

Developing Time: Photography, video works and multimedia installations from a group of eight artists (five Chinese and three French). 2pm-7pm daily. Bizart, Shanghai. Tel: (8621) 3226 0709. Ends Mar 11.

Shanghai listings appear courtesy of that's Shanghai.


Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble: Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble perform works commissioned by the Silk Road Project, which promotes the study of the cultural, artistic and intellectual traditions of the ancient Silk Road trade route. Mar 3, 7.30pm. Century Theatre, 40 Liangmaqiaolu. Tel: (8610) 1391 0319 363.

Figurative Oil Paintings: Paintings by 12 artists, including Zeng Chuanxing, Zhang Sen, Song Renwei and Liu Yuanshou. Their subjects include young girls, beautiful Chinese women and ordinary people. 9am-4pm. Wanfung Art Gallery, 136 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. Tel: (8610) 6523 3774. Ends Mar 31.

Henry Moore: Twelve large works by this renowned British sculptor. On display outdoors in Beihai Park until Apr 22.


Terracotta Warriors: Seventeen Qin dynasty terracotta warrior statues, plus bronze, pottery, jade and silver items from Shaanxi province. National Museum of History, 49 Nanhai Road, Taipei. 10am-6pm Tue-Sun. NT$150. Tel: (8862) 2361 0207. Ends Mar 15.

Taoism And The Arts Of China: Rare paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, textiles, ritual objects and rare books, all illuminationg the history and philosophy of Taoism. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. 9-30am-5pm Wed-Sun. Tel: (1-415) 379 8800 or go to: Ends May 13.