Events Calendar

There's a lot going on in Lisbon, but we curate what's up so you know what to do. And we do it in English. You can also subscribe for a weekly digest.
Feb
23
Fri
To Feb 24 | MUSIC FEST | Festival Rescaldo 2018 | Various Locations | 6€
Feb 23 all-day
To Feb 24 | MUSIC FEST | Festival Rescaldo 2018 | Various Locations | 6€

Festival Rescaldo (the “Aftermath Festival”) celebrates its 11th year with 11 concerts all over the city that showcase the best of the Portuguese music scene, in pretty much any and every genre.

You may recognize some of the names below. Either way, a good way to celebrate the aftermath of Valentine’s day (solo or with your significant other in tow) is with some local talent, no?

Here’s the full program with links to specifics:
Fri Feb. 16, 21h30: Pequeno Auditório
Maria da Rocha – Beetroot
Diana Combo + Rafael Toral + Pedro Centeno
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo1.html

Sat, Feb. 17, 21h30: Pequeno Auditório
Joana Guerra
Harmonies
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo2.html

Sun Feb. 18, 16h30: Panteão Nacional
Joana Gama, Pianist
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo3.html

Fri Feb. 23, 21h30: Culturgest Garage
Vítor Rua & The Metaphysical Angels
Citizen: Kane & Hobo
Mmmooonnnooo + Quim Albergaria
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo4.html

Sat Feb. 24, 21h30: Culturgest Garage
EITR + Gabriel Ferrandini
Farwarmth
10,000 Russians + Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo5.html

To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€
Feb 23 @ 12:30 – 22:00
To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€ @ Cinemateca | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Cinemateka has selected 22 films (8 of which they’re showing for the first) whose storyline and/or characters are living in permanent crisis. The festival is taking a hard look at the watered-down nonsense we are often being fed by the mainstream cinema today and reminding us of past injustices that seems all too familiar in our current political, social, and economic climate.
From the organizers:
Many of these films were mainstream in a time of tremendous crisis in the country that was considered the leader of the “free world” during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, President Richard Nixon held the idea that “when the president does it, it’s not illegal.”
Cinema in 1970s North America reflected all the anxieties and insecurities that ran rampant in the USA. From this environment of paranoia that contaminated relationships came a cinematic explosion that called into question the idea that world was stable, tolerant, and free. They were risky movies made by a “New Hollywood.”
Now, more than 40 years later, this is all feeling strangely familiar, but the only difference is that American cinema no longer reflects the same independence in their work, preferring to works that try to please the viewer instead of posing questions. Intimate and political works seem to have disappeared.
Weekly | MARKET | Urban Market | Martim Moniz | FREE
Feb 23 @ 15:00 – 21:00
Weekly | MARKET | Urban Market | Martim Moniz | FREE @ Martim Moniz | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Every Friday, the park at Martim Moniz hosts the urban market where international vendors come together to sell handmade jewelry, used books, food items, and more under the white tents. Go see what they’ve got this week! It’s always changing (just like the prices for the caipirinhas over there!)

Feb
24
Sat
To Feb 24 | MUSIC FEST | Festival Rescaldo 2018 | Various Locations | 6€
Feb 24 all-day
To Feb 24 | MUSIC FEST | Festival Rescaldo 2018 | Various Locations | 6€

Festival Rescaldo (the “Aftermath Festival”) celebrates its 11th year with 11 concerts all over the city that showcase the best of the Portuguese music scene, in pretty much any and every genre.

You may recognize some of the names below. Either way, a good way to celebrate the aftermath of Valentine’s day (solo or with your significant other in tow) is with some local talent, no?

Here’s the full program with links to specifics:
Fri Feb. 16, 21h30: Pequeno Auditório
Maria da Rocha – Beetroot
Diana Combo + Rafael Toral + Pedro Centeno
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo1.html

Sat, Feb. 17, 21h30: Pequeno Auditório
Joana Guerra
Harmonies
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo2.html

Sun Feb. 18, 16h30: Panteão Nacional
Joana Gama, Pianist
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo3.html

Fri Feb. 23, 21h30: Culturgest Garage
Vítor Rua & The Metaphysical Angels
Citizen: Kane & Hobo
Mmmooonnnooo + Quim Albergaria
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo4.html

Sat Feb. 24, 21h30: Culturgest Garage
EITR + Gabriel Ferrandini
Farwarmth
10,000 Russians + Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
http://www.culturgest.pt/arquivo/2018/02/rescaldo5.html

Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | 9h – 17h
Feb 24 all-day
Weekly | MARKET | Montijo Antiques Fair | 9h - 17h @ Montijo - Feira de Antiguidades e Velharias | Montijo | Setúbal | Portugal

Take the ferry from Cais do Sodre to Montijo for €2.75. Here’s the ferry schedule to make things easier. The market runs every 2nd and last Saturday of the month. Good for a day of treasure hunting!

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama
Feb 24 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

FREE TOUR | Mãe d’Água | Amoreiras | FREE
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 17:30
FREE TOUR | Mãe d'Água | Amoreiras | FREE @ Mãe d'Água | Carvalhal | Leiria | Portugal

Note: Times for the free weekend tours are 10h to 12h30 and 13h30 to 17h30.

This free weekend tour is being offered until the end of February, so take advantage and go see the mother of all reservoirs — right here in Amoreiras. If you can’t make it on the weekend, you can always visit Tuesday through Friday for 3€.

From the organizer:
The entrance to Lisbon of the Águas Livres Aqueduct is marked by the arch of Rua das Amoreiras by the Hungarian architect Carlos Mardel between 1746 and 1748 and finishes at the Mãe d’Água Reservoir of Amoreiras .
The cistern met three plants, presenting an initial project whose implantation included three more arcs leading the building to the north face of the Largo do Rato. In the final project, the reservoir was simplified with the reduction of the number of tanks and the exterior decorative load.
After Carlos Mardel’s death in 1763, the final reservoir of the Aqueduct, begun in 1746, was still to be completed. The work was resumed, in 1771, by Reinaldo Manuel dos Santos, who introduced some modifications to the initial plan.
The main alterations to the project were felt in the covering of the building, the cascade and the replacement of the four Tuscan columns, designed by Mardel, by four robust quadrangular pillars.
Even after the death of Reinaldo dos Santos in 1791, the work of the reservoir, although it was repeated several times, only saw the completion of the roof and the details in 1834, during the reign of D. Maria II.
At present, the Mãe d’Água Reservoir presents itself as a large, unified and light space, suggesting its interior the plan of a Salão style church, proposing the sacredness of space.
The spring water springs from the mouth of a dolphin on a waterfall, built with stone transported from the springs of the Águas Livres Aqueduct, and converges to the seven and a half meter deep tank, which has a capacity of 5,500 m3. From the tank emerge four columns that support a ceiling of edge vaults that, in turn, supports the magnificent panoramic terrace on the city of Lisbon.
On the western front of this reservoir is the Casa do Registo, a place where water flows to the fountains, factories, convents and noble houses were controlled.
The Water Museum promotes and encourages free and guided visits to the Mãe d’Água Reservoir of Amoreiras .

To Apr 21 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Luís Quinta “Symphony of Neptune” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 19:00
To Apr 21 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Luís Quinta "Symphony of Neptune" | Martim Moniz | FREE @ Lisboa Municipal Archive | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come help give visual salutations to the god of the sea, free of charge.

The exhibition Symphony of Neptune is a selection of unpredictable and unforgettable images captured on the Atlantic front of Almada. The unique photographic approach that Luís Quinta developed for this project, presented by the Municipal Archive of Lisbon, transports us to a pictorial universe of chromatic effects and surprising compositions.

[embed]https://youtu.be/RO7PdXn7WmM[/embed]

to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE @ Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Until the end of April, there are two video-paintings playing on a loop inside the Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Polish artist Dominik Lejman, a self-described “poetic sleepwalker,” has teamed up with Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel), a Portuguese urban artist presenting his trademark murals based on a reinterpretation of Portuguese tiles.
The theme of the show? The crows that carried St. Vincent safely to land (Google it). Yes, those cool looking ceramic crows you see all over Portugal.
These kids murder it, and they do it for free too.

[embed]https://youtu.be/BXFXd9hq0og[/embed]

Note:
Mondays to Fridays: 10h – 13h and 14h – 17h;
Saturdays and Sundays: 14h – 18h

to Feb 25 | BOOK EXCHANGE | Second-hand Book Fare | Baixa Chiado | FREE
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Feb 25 | BOOK EXCHANGE | Second-hand Book Fare | Baixa Chiado | FREE @ Livraria Ferin | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Stephen King once called books “a uniquely portable magic.”. He wasn’t wrong. Bring the magic that you’ve read one too many times to Livraria Ferin, through Sunday, and barter it for some more (English or Portuguese). And check out their permanent collection while you’re there.

There’s book launches, with the magicians attending, and discussions planned for the evenings too, although you’ll probably need to falar a little for that.
The deets are below, and more here.
21/02/2018 – 19h | Launch of the book “The Father of Portuguese Prisons” by Inês Leitão
02/22/2017 – 06:30 pm | Lyrics with Music: Vitorino, Margarida Marinho and Filipe Raposo
2/24/2018 – 5pm | Meeting “Galicia and Portugal – Sisters’ Questions”

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” Neil Gaiman

to Jun 3 | ART EXHIBIT | The Astonishing Variety of the World | Belém | 5€
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 3 | ART EXHIBIT  | The Astonishing Variety of the World | Belém | 5€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is an artistic and scientific marvel of our times. From certain angles, it looks almost otherworldly.

Therefore, it is a most appropriate site to discover “The Astonishing Variety of the World”, an exhibit* that proposes a scientific reflection on the unusual – on extraordinary beings of today and of other times- through objects, fanciful drawings and representations from real life.
In other words, there will be dragons. And science and stuff. So, two birds with one stone.

*The inauguration is this Saturday, Feb 17th, at 17h; the exhibit is up until June 3d.

OPENING HOURS:
October to February:
10h – 18h, Tuesday to Sunday
Last Admissions: 17h30

March to September:
10h- 19h Every day (closed on Mondays during March)
Last Admissions: 18h30
More info here.

[embed]https://youtu.be/mJmk24egu7c[/embed]

to Mar 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Gender in Art: Body, Sexuality, Identity, Resistance | Chiado | 4,50€
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Mar 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Gender in Art: Body, Sexuality, Identity, Resistance | Chiado | 4,50€ @ MNAC | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The purpose of museums is to attempt to answer society’s fundamental questions. Of the many issues we must face, identity imposed by social norms is one, so this show aims to transform each viewer to the opposite side of themselves and take a hard look at the consequences that gender presents: access to wealth, prestige, and power.

The application of these roles is, of course, a personal choice that has resulted in a wide and fluid range of gender identities: heterosexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality, transsexuality, intersexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and more. It makes gender an act of freedom, diversity, and individual expression, and this exhibit is taking us along for the ride through these dimensions.

Curated by Aida Rechena and Teresa Furtado, the Portuguese artists Alice Geirinhas, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Vidigal, Carla Cruz, Cláudia Varejão, Gabriel Abrantes, Horácio Frutuoso, João Gabriel, João Galrão, João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Maria Lusitano, Miguel Bonneville, Thomas Mendonça and Vasco Araújo come together to lead us through all our incarnations.

to May 27 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 27 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€ @ Museu de Arte Popular | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This one’s for the geeks. However, if you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square. Furthermore, if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re probably right. This Dutch master pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur and Nasir Jones did with words. Escher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and Belem is housing his best.
Be there or be square.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

to Mar 1 | EXHIBIT | “Upcycling NOW!” | Luis Teixeira | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Feb 24 @ 11:30 – 20:00
to Mar 1 | EXHIBIT | "Upcycling NOW!" | Luis Teixeira | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Verso Branco | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Exhibition opening with the artist: Saturday, Jan 27 at 18h30

This exhibition has been made from recycled material and is intended to awaken the sensitivity of the general public to the problem of excess packaging and consumption, thus promoting a more conscious attitude to their spending habits.
Luis Teixeira has been working on this collection from 2007 to 2017, combining material expression with the concept of creative Upcycling. Each piece is made by hand, with the use of industrial waste, both commercial and domestic.

From the organizer:
The application of this secondary raw material in the production of new objects also allows us to question the industrial and commercial operators on ways to more rational production and distribution, which can have a direct result on their economies and therefore the way we relate to the environment.
Curated by Giovanni Elsa

To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€
Feb 24 @ 12:30 – 22:00
To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€ @ Cinemateca | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Cinemateka has selected 22 films (8 of which they’re showing for the first) whose storyline and/or characters are living in permanent crisis. The festival is taking a hard look at the watered-down nonsense we are often being fed by the mainstream cinema today and reminding us of past injustices that seems all too familiar in our current political, social, and economic climate.
From the organizers:
Many of these films were mainstream in a time of tremendous crisis in the country that was considered the leader of the “free world” during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, President Richard Nixon held the idea that “when the president does it, it’s not illegal.”
Cinema in 1970s North America reflected all the anxieties and insecurities that ran rampant in the USA. From this environment of paranoia that contaminated relationships came a cinematic explosion that called into question the idea that world was stable, tolerant, and free. They were risky movies made by a “New Hollywood.”
Now, more than 40 years later, this is all feeling strangely familiar, but the only difference is that American cinema no longer reflects the same independence in their work, preferring to works that try to please the viewer instead of posing questions. Intimate and political works seem to have disappeared.
To Mar 17 | ART EXHIBIT | Vhils presents “Intrínseco” | São João de Brito | FREE
Feb 24 @ 14:00 – 19:00
To Mar 17 | ART EXHIBIT | Vhils presents “Intrínseco” | São João de Brito | FREE @ Galeria Vera Cortes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you don’t know Vhils, then you haven’t walked around Lisbon long enough. The man is everywhere, you just have to look close enough. Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto, as he is lesser known, redefined portraiture and street art in general.
Then, in 2008, he exploded onto the international art scene (with a little help from Banksy).
A decade later, he’s still going strong. Here’s what he has to say about his latest free show on his home turf:
Intrínseco is a reflection on our surface. That which is opaque and that which is transparent. What allows us to see and what allows us to absorb or be absorbed. The constant flow of influences in this day and age, in which none of the things that form us, makes us be. The emptiness of what constitutes us and forms us. The reflection of a global world that gives us so much yet, in the end, makes us transparent and leaves us confused. The accumulation of layers that try to form us ends up deforming us. From collectivism to individualism. Of the visceral and its relativity. Of what we renounce in the name of our comfort.”
NOTE: Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday: 14h – 19h; Saturday: 10h – 13h and 14h – 19h.
Boom!

[embed]https://youtu.be/sBHl5xqte3A[/embed]

to Apr 16 | PHOTO + ART EXHIBIT | “A Great Rally Without Words: The General Exhibition of Plastic Arts, 1947” | Castelo | FREE
Feb 24 @ 15:00 – 20:00
to Apr 16 | PHOTO + ART EXHIBIT | "A Great Rally Without Words: The General Exhibition of Plastic Arts, 1947" | Castelo | FREE @ Casa da Achada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Today’s most powerful fascist has “the best words,” or so he says. In 1947 Portugal, fascism was pretty popular too (see here). And, therefore, art was dangerous.
Seventy years after the “2nd General Exhibition of Plastic Arts” (EGAP), Casa da Achada presents some of the pictures apprehended by PIDE (International Police and State Defense) for being considered “antinational” and “subversive”. EGAP played a key role in the struggle against fascism here, and now you can help continue fighting the good fight while quenching your thirst for history and art. Subversive style.
NOTE: gallery hours are
Mon, Thu, Fri: 15h – 20h;
Sat and Sun: 11h – 18h.
Entry is free.

MEETUP | “Art for Art’s Sake or…?” by Creative Exchanges | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Feb 24 @ 18:00 – 19:30
MEETUP | "Art for Art's Sake or...?" by Creative Exchanges | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Menina e Moça | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

What chance is there that any book will make its way among the multitude? And the successful books are but successes of a season. The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thoughts; and indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success. – Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

What do you think? Is art just a fix for its creator, or can it build and destroy entire nations, like the Swastika, Chekhov’s “Ward No. 6”, Trump’s “The Art of the Deal”, “The Bible”, “Opa Gangnam Style”, etc.?
Come meet some fellow nerds who care and share thoughts on “Art for Art’s Sake or..?”, the topic for this month’s edition of Creative Exchanges.
If only for fun’s sake?

From the organizers:
Creative Xchanges is a monthly event that brings together creative minds from various walks of life to have conversations about art, creativity and the things that make life worth living. The panel is made of people immersed in the worlds of music, literature, theatre, design, fashion, fine arts, photography and much more. The public will have the chance to actively participate in the discussion, free of charge.

Learn more here.

THEATER | The Portuguese: A Musical Comedy | Parque das Nações | 17.50 – 40€
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30
THEATER | The Portuguese: A Musical Comedy | Parque das Nações | 17.50 - 40€ @ Casino Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This is a nonsense musical comedy full of mystery, adventure, romance, drama, and tragedy with an aim to serve as a national identity card and to show you the true essence of the Portuguese people through historical characters, events, and a little song and dance.

Read more about this spectacular show here – Atlas got the scoop!

Feb
25
Sun
FREE TOUR | Mãe d’Água | Amoreiras | FREE
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 17:30
FREE TOUR | Mãe d'Água | Amoreiras | FREE @ Mãe d'Água | Carvalhal | Leiria | Portugal

Note: Times for the free weekend tours are 10h to 12h30 and 13h30 to 17h30.

This free weekend tour is being offered until the end of February, so take advantage and go see the mother of all reservoirs — right here in Amoreiras. If you can’t make it on the weekend, you can always visit Tuesday through Friday for 3€.

From the organizer:
The entrance to Lisbon of the Águas Livres Aqueduct is marked by the arch of Rua das Amoreiras by the Hungarian architect Carlos Mardel between 1746 and 1748 and finishes at the Mãe d’Água Reservoir of Amoreiras .
The cistern met three plants, presenting an initial project whose implantation included three more arcs leading the building to the north face of the Largo do Rato. In the final project, the reservoir was simplified with the reduction of the number of tanks and the exterior decorative load.
After Carlos Mardel’s death in 1763, the final reservoir of the Aqueduct, begun in 1746, was still to be completed. The work was resumed, in 1771, by Reinaldo Manuel dos Santos, who introduced some modifications to the initial plan.
The main alterations to the project were felt in the covering of the building, the cascade and the replacement of the four Tuscan columns, designed by Mardel, by four robust quadrangular pillars.
Even after the death of Reinaldo dos Santos in 1791, the work of the reservoir, although it was repeated several times, only saw the completion of the roof and the details in 1834, during the reign of D. Maria II.
At present, the Mãe d’Água Reservoir presents itself as a large, unified and light space, suggesting its interior the plan of a Salão style church, proposing the sacredness of space.
The spring water springs from the mouth of a dolphin on a waterfall, built with stone transported from the springs of the Águas Livres Aqueduct, and converges to the seven and a half meter deep tank, which has a capacity of 5,500 m3. From the tank emerge four columns that support a ceiling of edge vaults that, in turn, supports the magnificent panoramic terrace on the city of Lisbon.
On the western front of this reservoir is the Casa do Registo, a place where water flows to the fountains, factories, convents and noble houses were controlled.
The Water Museum promotes and encourages free and guided visits to the Mãe d’Água Reservoir of Amoreiras .

to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE @ Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Until the end of April, there are two video-paintings playing on a loop inside the Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Polish artist Dominik Lejman, a self-described “poetic sleepwalker,” has teamed up with Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel), a Portuguese urban artist presenting his trademark murals based on a reinterpretation of Portuguese tiles.
The theme of the show? The crows that carried St. Vincent safely to land (Google it). Yes, those cool looking ceramic crows you see all over Portugal.
These kids murder it, and they do it for free too.

[embed]https://youtu.be/BXFXd9hq0og[/embed]

Note:
Mondays to Fridays: 10h – 13h and 14h – 17h;
Saturdays and Sundays: 14h – 18h

to Feb 25 | BOOK EXCHANGE | Second-hand Book Fare | Baixa Chiado | FREE
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Feb 25 | BOOK EXCHANGE | Second-hand Book Fare | Baixa Chiado | FREE @ Livraria Ferin | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Stephen King once called books “a uniquely portable magic.”. He wasn’t wrong. Bring the magic that you’ve read one too many times to Livraria Ferin, through Sunday, and barter it for some more (English or Portuguese). And check out their permanent collection while you’re there.

There’s book launches, with the magicians attending, and discussions planned for the evenings too, although you’ll probably need to falar a little for that.
The deets are below, and more here.
21/02/2018 – 19h | Launch of the book “The Father of Portuguese Prisons” by Inês Leitão
02/22/2017 – 06:30 pm | Lyrics with Music: Vitorino, Margarida Marinho and Filipe Raposo
2/24/2018 – 5pm | Meeting “Galicia and Portugal – Sisters’ Questions”

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” Neil Gaiman

to Jun 3 | ART EXHIBIT | The Astonishing Variety of the World | Belém | 5€
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 3 | ART EXHIBIT  | The Astonishing Variety of the World | Belém | 5€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is an artistic and scientific marvel of our times. From certain angles, it looks almost otherworldly.

Therefore, it is a most appropriate site to discover “The Astonishing Variety of the World”, an exhibit* that proposes a scientific reflection on the unusual – on extraordinary beings of today and of other times- through objects, fanciful drawings and representations from real life.
In other words, there will be dragons. And science and stuff. So, two birds with one stone.

*The inauguration is this Saturday, Feb 17th, at 17h; the exhibit is up until June 3d.

OPENING HOURS:
October to February:
10h – 18h, Tuesday to Sunday
Last Admissions: 17h30

March to September:
10h- 19h Every day (closed on Mondays during March)
Last Admissions: 18h30
More info here.

[embed]https://youtu.be/mJmk24egu7c[/embed]

to Mar 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Gender in Art: Body, Sexuality, Identity, Resistance | Chiado | 4,50€
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Mar 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Gender in Art: Body, Sexuality, Identity, Resistance | Chiado | 4,50€ @ MNAC | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The purpose of museums is to attempt to answer society’s fundamental questions. Of the many issues we must face, identity imposed by social norms is one, so this show aims to transform each viewer to the opposite side of themselves and take a hard look at the consequences that gender presents: access to wealth, prestige, and power.

The application of these roles is, of course, a personal choice that has resulted in a wide and fluid range of gender identities: heterosexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality, transsexuality, intersexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and more. It makes gender an act of freedom, diversity, and individual expression, and this exhibit is taking us along for the ride through these dimensions.

Curated by Aida Rechena and Teresa Furtado, the Portuguese artists Alice Geirinhas, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Vidigal, Carla Cruz, Cláudia Varejão, Gabriel Abrantes, Horácio Frutuoso, João Gabriel, João Galrão, João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Maria Lusitano, Miguel Bonneville, Thomas Mendonça and Vasco Araújo come together to lead us through all our incarnations.

to May 27 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 27 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€ @ Museu de Arte Popular | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This one’s for the geeks. However, if you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square. Furthermore, if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re probably right. This Dutch master pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur and Nasir Jones did with words. Escher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and Belem is housing his best.
Be there or be square.

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To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€
Feb 25 @ 12:30 – 22:00
To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€ @ Cinemateca | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Cinemateka has selected 22 films (8 of which they’re showing for the first) whose storyline and/or characters are living in permanent crisis. The festival is taking a hard look at the watered-down nonsense we are often being fed by the mainstream cinema today and reminding us of past injustices that seems all too familiar in our current political, social, and economic climate.
From the organizers:
Many of these films were mainstream in a time of tremendous crisis in the country that was considered the leader of the “free world” during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, President Richard Nixon held the idea that “when the president does it, it’s not illegal.”
Cinema in 1970s North America reflected all the anxieties and insecurities that ran rampant in the USA. From this environment of paranoia that contaminated relationships came a cinematic explosion that called into question the idea that world was stable, tolerant, and free. They were risky movies made by a “New Hollywood.”
Now, more than 40 years later, this is all feeling strangely familiar, but the only difference is that American cinema no longer reflects the same independence in their work, preferring to works that try to please the viewer instead of posing questions. Intimate and political works seem to have disappeared.
MARKET | Second Hand Clothing Market | Parede | FREE
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Second Hand Clothing Market | Parede | FREE @ Cultura no Muro | Parede | Lisboa | Portugal
Upcycle, down cycle, or just cycle over to this market in Parede to see what’s in store.
At the request of several families, Cultura em Muro and Lady Vintage – Second-hand clothing have created: Smup Parede, a monthly second-hand clothing fair on the last Sunday of every month. The purpose of the fair is to recycle and continue to give life and use to garments that we no longer use and that may become part of the wardrobe of others.
Entries to participate in the fair are open to all interested parties and should be made through the email [email protected]. The cost of participation is 5 euros per bank and at the time of registration will be sent the general conditions of participation.
to Apr 16 | PHOTO + ART EXHIBIT | “A Great Rally Without Words: The General Exhibition of Plastic Arts, 1947” | Castelo | FREE
Feb 25 @ 15:00 – 20:00
to Apr 16 | PHOTO + ART EXHIBIT | "A Great Rally Without Words: The General Exhibition of Plastic Arts, 1947" | Castelo | FREE @ Casa da Achada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Today’s most powerful fascist has “the best words,” or so he says. In 1947 Portugal, fascism was pretty popular too (see here). And, therefore, art was dangerous.
Seventy years after the “2nd General Exhibition of Plastic Arts” (EGAP), Casa da Achada presents some of the pictures apprehended by PIDE (International Police and State Defense) for being considered “antinational” and “subversive”. EGAP played a key role in the struggle against fascism here, and now you can help continue fighting the good fight while quenching your thirst for history and art. Subversive style.
NOTE: gallery hours are
Mon, Thu, Fri: 15h – 20h;
Sat and Sun: 11h – 18h.
Entry is free.

to 2018 | FILM SERIES | From Zhivago to Tiffany’s to the West Side | Belém | 7€
Feb 25 @ 16:00 – 18:00
to 2018 | FILM SERIES |  From Zhivago to Tiffany's to the West Side | Belém | 7€ @ Centro Cultural de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

See some of the most memorable classic films on the big screen, as god intended, in the Grand Auditorium, more or less once each month until June 2018. In partnership with Midas Filmes, the CCB film series begins with the 1965 classic Doctor Zhivago by David Lean and ends with the songs of composer Leonard Bernstein in the unforgettable musical West Side Story.

The schedule for the 2017-2018 season is as follows:

September 23: Doctor Zhivago by David Lean
October 29: Ivan the Terrible by Sergei Einstein
December 3: The The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean
December 23: Mary Poppins by Robert Stevenson
January 7: Gone With the Wind by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam Wood
February 25: Once Upon a Time in the West by Sergio Leone
April 1: Spartacus by Stanley Kubrik
May 31: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Blake Edwards
June 17: West Side Story by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

FADO | Timeless Fado at Embaixada | Príncipe Real | 20€
Feb 25 @ 19:00 – 22:00
FADO | Timeless Fado at Embaixada | Príncipe Real | 20€ @ Embaixada Principe Real | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Sunday night is the perfect embodiment of what Fado is all about. The Principe Real Embassy Palace, which is both historical and beautiful, is hosting a series of live performances well into 2018, on Sundays and other nights too. Check here for the specifics, and have a semi-Saudade New Year!

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Feb
26
Mon
To Apr 21 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Luís Quinta “Symphony of Neptune” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 19:00
To Apr 21 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Luís Quinta "Symphony of Neptune" | Martim Moniz | FREE @ Lisboa Municipal Archive | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come help give visual salutations to the god of the sea, free of charge.

The exhibition Symphony of Neptune is a selection of unpredictable and unforgettable images captured on the Atlantic front of Almada. The unique photographic approach that Luís Quinta developed for this project, presented by the Municipal Archive of Lisbon, transports us to a pictorial universe of chromatic effects and surprising compositions.

[embed]https://youtu.be/RO7PdXn7WmM[/embed]

to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE @ Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Until the end of April, there are two video-paintings playing on a loop inside the Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Polish artist Dominik Lejman, a self-described “poetic sleepwalker,” has teamed up with Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel), a Portuguese urban artist presenting his trademark murals based on a reinterpretation of Portuguese tiles.
The theme of the show? The crows that carried St. Vincent safely to land (Google it). Yes, those cool looking ceramic crows you see all over Portugal.
These kids murder it, and they do it for free too.

[embed]https://youtu.be/BXFXd9hq0og[/embed]

Note:
Mondays to Fridays: 10h – 13h and 14h – 17h;
Saturdays and Sundays: 14h – 18h

To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€
Feb 26 @ 12:30 – 22:00
To Feb 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | American Way of Life: Lives in Crisis | Marquês de Pombal | 6€ @ Cinemateca | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Cinemateka has selected 22 films (8 of which they’re showing for the first) whose storyline and/or characters are living in permanent crisis. The festival is taking a hard look at the watered-down nonsense we are often being fed by the mainstream cinema today and reminding us of past injustices that seems all too familiar in our current political, social, and economic climate.
From the organizers:
Many of these films were mainstream in a time of tremendous crisis in the country that was considered the leader of the “free world” during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, President Richard Nixon held the idea that “when the president does it, it’s not illegal.”
Cinema in 1970s North America reflected all the anxieties and insecurities that ran rampant in the USA. From this environment of paranoia that contaminated relationships came a cinematic explosion that called into question the idea that world was stable, tolerant, and free. They were risky movies made by a “New Hollywood.”
Now, more than 40 years later, this is all feeling strangely familiar, but the only difference is that American cinema no longer reflects the same independence in their work, preferring to works that try to please the viewer instead of posing questions. Intimate and political works seem to have disappeared.
to Apr 16 | PHOTO + ART EXHIBIT | “A Great Rally Without Words: The General Exhibition of Plastic Arts, 1947” | Castelo | FREE
Feb 26 @ 15:00 – 20:00
to Apr 16 | PHOTO + ART EXHIBIT | "A Great Rally Without Words: The General Exhibition of Plastic Arts, 1947" | Castelo | FREE @ Casa da Achada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Today’s most powerful fascist has “the best words,” or so he says. In 1947 Portugal, fascism was pretty popular too (see here). And, therefore, art was dangerous.
Seventy years after the “2nd General Exhibition of Plastic Arts” (EGAP), Casa da Achada presents some of the pictures apprehended by PIDE (International Police and State Defense) for being considered “antinational” and “subversive”. EGAP played a key role in the struggle against fascism here, and now you can help continue fighting the good fight while quenching your thirst for history and art. Subversive style.
NOTE: gallery hours are
Mon, Thu, Fri: 15h – 20h;
Sat and Sun: 11h – 18h.
Entry is free.

To Apr 6 | ART EXHIBIT | Nuno Fonseca presents “The Florist who Scuffed the Feet” | Madragoa | FREE
Feb 26 @ 15:00 – 20:00
To Apr 6 | ART EXHIBIT | Nuno Fonseca presents "The Florist who Scuffed the Feet" | Madragoa | FREE @ Acervo- Contemporary Art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Nuno Fonseca is a painter from Coimbra who has been working exclusively from his studio for the last 10 years and has come up with a unique style all his own. Here’s what he has to say about it: “I am passionate about figuration, chromatic richness, form, line, structure, ink strokes… For me, the thematic is a mere pretext but always welcome.”

Even more unique is the title for his latest show, “The florist who scuffed the feet”.
If you are intrigued, come help him bloom!

NOTE:The inauguration is on February 8th at 19h.
The show goes on through April 6th. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 15h-20h.

More details here.

Feb
27
Tue
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama
Feb 27 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

To Apr 21 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Luís Quinta “Symphony of Neptune” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Feb 27 @ 10:00 – 19:00
To Apr 21 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Luís Quinta "Symphony of Neptune" | Martim Moniz | FREE @ Lisboa Municipal Archive | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come help give visual salutations to the god of the sea, free of charge.

The exhibition Symphony of Neptune is a selection of unpredictable and unforgettable images captured on the Atlantic front of Almada. The unique photographic approach that Luís Quinta developed for this project, presented by the Municipal Archive of Lisbon, transports us to a pictorial universe of chromatic effects and surprising compositions.

[embed]https://youtu.be/RO7PdXn7WmM[/embed]

to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE
Feb 27 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Apr 30 | ART INSTALLATION | Add Fuel + Dominik Lejman | Belém | FREE @ Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Until the end of April, there are two video-paintings playing on a loop inside the Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Polish artist Dominik Lejman, a self-described “poetic sleepwalker,” has teamed up with Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel), a Portuguese urban artist presenting his trademark murals based on a reinterpretation of Portuguese tiles.
The theme of the show? The crows that carried St. Vincent safely to land (Google it). Yes, those cool looking ceramic crows you see all over Portugal.
These kids murder it, and they do it for free too.

[embed]https://youtu.be/BXFXd9hq0og[/embed]

Note:
Mondays to Fridays: 10h – 13h and 14h – 17h;
Saturdays and Sundays: 14h – 18h

to Jun 3 | ART EXHIBIT | The Astonishing Variety of the World | Belém | 5€
Feb 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 3 | ART EXHIBIT  | The Astonishing Variety of the World | Belém | 5€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is an artistic and scientific marvel of our times. From certain angles, it looks almost otherworldly.

Therefore, it is a most appropriate site to discover “The Astonishing Variety of the World”, an exhibit* that proposes a scientific reflection on the unusual – on extraordinary beings of today and of other times- through objects, fanciful drawings and representations from real life.
In other words, there will be dragons. And science and stuff. So, two birds with one stone.

*The inauguration is this Saturday, Feb 17th, at 17h; the exhibit is up until June 3d.

OPENING HOURS:
October to February:
10h – 18h, Tuesday to Sunday
Last Admissions: 17h30

March to September:
10h- 19h Every day (closed on Mondays during March)
Last Admissions: 18h30
More info here.

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