By Luciana Leitão

I would recommend three things this weekend: the activities scheduled under the Macao Library Week,  Tajima Hal’s live concert at Live Music Association (LMA) and the Macao Films Panorama programme taking place at Cinemathèque Passion.

Let me start by the Macao Library Week, under the theme Reading and Images, which started today, April 22, and will also happen tomorrow, April 23, at the old court building. It features a book exchange activity, in which you “exchange a scorecard for your favourite books of equivalent value at the Book Exchange venue” and a back periodicals charity sale, both taking place on April 22 and 23, between 10 am and 7 pm.

There will also be activities for children, including a hand puppet show in English titled Storybooks Can Speak, on April 22 and April 23, at 10.30 am. Other activities include reading accessories workshops, workshops on creating colourful collages for children.

Also today, at 9 pm, there’s another event noteworthy: Japanese beatmaker Tajima Hal will perform at LMA. “Famous for his brilliant talent to mix different kind of music and soundscape into Jazz music,” according to the organisers, Tajima Hal samples from old vinyl records, radio and film dialogue. His Macau debut performance will bring all his new materials, after having released Fine Selection, in February 2017.

Last but not least, if you still have time, try to pass by Cinematheque Passion, to check the Macao Films Panorama programme, which started on April 14 and lasts until April 28. “Important films before and after the sovereignty handover of Macao, the latest feature films, short films, animations and documentaries with unique local elements will be shown in the Cinematheque Passion,” the organisers mention. Post-screening talks and seminars will also take place.