March comes in like a lion, they say, and this month the city roars with some exceptional events for music lovers. On the international front, megastars The Rolling Stones set the city on fire, Eason Chan comes back, and JJ Lin makes his Macau debut. Macau's religious diversity will be demonstrated by temple feast days, like the Feast of Tou Tei, and the Procession of the Passion of Jesus.
Celebrating the season, the Macau Chinese Orchestra presents "Spring Plowing" at the historic Mandarin's House, "Hope of the Future," and a concert at the Macau Museum, while the Macau Orchestra offers a benefit for Caritas Macau, and revisits the genius of Mozart and Post Romanticism. Bang on a Can All Stars bring their eclectic mix from the US to the Macau Cultural Centre, where the Macau Philharmonic Association marks its 15th anniversary.
There's a wealth of other entertainment on stage as well. Dance fans will enjoy "Mau Tan, Kat Cheong" and Regina Dance Group. For theater buffs, there's "The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing," and Yueju Opera, which marks a decade of UNESCO recognition.
At museums and galleries, art lovers will find new and old treasures to illuminate the season, whether at the Macau Museum of Art with Landscape Paintings of 20th Century Macau, Historic Paintings of Macau in the 19th Century, and Western Views on China: Prints of the 19th Century about China, or at Ox Warehouse, with its emphasis on the avant-garde in a Birdy Chu photography exhibition, and the group show Graffiti, Maze. The younger set especially will enjoy the exhibitions at the Communications Museum, and book lovers will welcome the Literary Festival.
As March goes out like a lamb, it's the season to step outdoors again, and now it's more enjoyable than ever, with the Experience Macau app, free citywide WiFi Go, the Audio Guide Service and Tourism Hotline. The Macau Budget Hotels Site makes it easy to find reasonably priced accommodation.
Macau Green Week and Wetland Happy Day are great ways to enjoy nature. A stroll through the St. Lazarus District brings back memories of a more romantic era, and "Step Out, Experience Macau's Communities" walking tour routes brings Macau's history and culture alive.
Weekends are full of activities like the performance "Sun Never Left", and outdoor events like the Taipa Flea Market and Art fair at 5 Outubro Street. There's plenty to do indoors or out and something for every taste in Macau this month.