Eat, rock and admire fine Chinese art: three highlights not to be missed in Macau this summer

Hong Kong rockers Dear Jane are staging a concert in the city this summer, while Zhang Daqian’s exquisite art works are on display for all to view

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 June, 2017, 4:16pm
UPDATED : Monday, 26 June, 2017, 12:48pm

Tapas de Portugal

Nestled in an old three-storey house in Taipa Village, the former Spanish tapas bar Casa de Tapas has undergone a transformation with a new menu designed by famous Portuguese chef António Coelho. Coelho, head chef of Michelin-recommended restaurant Antonio, showcases his culinary arts through contemporary Portuguese tapas. Codfish “à Braz”, a Portuguese comfort food, and wet lobster rice prepared with fresh Boston lobster , clams, prawns, mussels with creamy Portuguese style rice are recommended.

Until August 6

The Art of Zhang Daqian

In the early 1940s, Chinese painting master Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) spent over two years in the Mogao Cavesat Dunhuangstudying the ancient murals within the caves. Some of his replicas of the murals of Dunhuang are now exhibited at Macao Museum of Arts. The exhibition features 100 works from Zhang’s early and prime years. He was living in Macau in 1949 when he created some of his works.

July 15

Dear Jane Live In MacaU

Hong Kong rockers Dear Jane are playing a big part in the revival of rock music in the Canto-pop scene. The band’s debut concert in Macau is this summer, following on from their successful concert in Hong Kong last September. They will play many of their popular rock ballads, such as Never Be Alone, Days Gone By and Lost, and pop punk numbers Feathers and Scales and Get Up and Dance. Formed in 2003, the band comprises vocalist Tim Wong, bassist Jackal Ng, guitarist Howie Yung and drummer Nice Lai. Their breakthrough came with their second album, XOXO, in 2009 and their fan base has been growing ever since.