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.
Jun
21
Thu
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€
Jun 21 @ 10:00 – Oct 28 @ 18:00
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€ @ Museu da Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Did the picture on the left bring you here?
No need to be ashamed, it’s only art..
Here’s what the organizers say:
“Bringing together 70 pieces from its storage rooms – representing masculine and feminine nudes, and even sex scenes – and drawing attention to some of the artworks in its permanent exhibition, the MNAA intends, in the context of museums and using their own “weapons,” to stimulate critical thinking and encourage debate on the surprisingly contemporary question: can art be forbidden?
Don’t know about you, but we’re in. More details here.

to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | “The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum” | Principe Real | FREE to 5€
Jun 21 @ 10:00 – Oct 30 @ 18:00
to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | "The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum" | Principe Real | FREE to 5€ @ Museu Geologico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Some say the world has seven wonders, others claim that’s fake news. Whatever the case may be, the Geological Museum is proud to host 27 of its own little old-school marvels. As they put it, “we have chosen some remarkable pieces from the Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Pre-Historical Archaeology collections. Their importance lies in their scientific value, but also often in their aesthetic interest. They are exceptional testimonies of our territorial history, of the plants and animals that have lived here throughout millions of years, and of the former presence of our human predecessors.”
We can dig it.
Discover more about the collection (with detailed descriptions of each of the 27 heavyweights) here.

to Jul 21 | ILLUSTRATION EXHIBIT | Post-Grad in Artistic Illustration Finalists Show | Campo do Ourique | FREE
Jun 21 @ 10:30 – Jul 21 @ 19:30
to Jul 21 | ILLUSTRATION EXHIBIT | Post-Grad in Artistic Illustration Finalists Show | Campo do Ourique | FREE @ Baobá Livraria | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The BAOBÁ bookstore* presents an exhibition of works from the six post-graduate finalists in artistic illustration of the Autonomous University of Lisbon and the Higher School of Technologies and Arts of Lisbon. Come see if art school really pays!
More info and preview of the winning works here.
*Gallery hours are:
Mon-Fri: 10h30 to 14h / 14h45 to 19h30
Sat: 10h to 19h
(through July 21st; FREE ADMISSION).

 

to Jul 11 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Xicofran: Lisboa Fado and Why Not Jazz” | Telheiras | FREE
Jun 21 @ 11:00 – Jul 11 @ 19:00
to Jul 11 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Xicofran: Lisboa Fado and Why Not Jazz” | Telheiras | FREE @ CNAP- Clube Nacional de Artes Plasticas | Lisboa | Portugal

Portuguese artist Xicofran, a.k.a the “jazz painter”, has a unique style, an extensive resume, a dedicated following, and, you guessed it, a penchant for painting, among other things, jazz.
He also has a new show:
“Lisbon, fado and why not jazz …”.
It’s free, and it looks pretty jazzy. In a good way.

The inauguration is June 21st at 18h.

More info here.

to Jul 14 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rita Ravasco’s “Under Your Nose” | São Bento | FREE
Jun 21 @ 12:00 – Jul 14 @ 19:30
to Jul 14 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rita Ravasco’s “Under Your Nose” | São Bento | FREE @ Apaxionarte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Rita Ravasco is a local artist with a nose for the weird. Here’s how she describes her style:
“I have fun exploring the different areas of artistic production and I’m always open to new challenges. I use illustration, painting in different kinds of surfaces (canvas, wall, plastic, glass, paper…), sculpture with different materials, design, stop motion, installation, drawings and digital art.”
Her new show, DEBAIXO DO TEU NARIZ (“Under your Nose”), is up for a month at Apaixonarte*, and it’s free.
*Gallery hours are:
Mon-Fri: 12-19h30
Sat, 11-18h.

Here’s a taste of Rita doing her thing.

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to Dec 21 | LIVE MUSIC/JAM SESSION | Victor Zamora Trio | Braço de Prata | FREE
Jun 21 @ 21:00 – Jun 22 @ 23:00
to Dec 21 | LIVE MUSIC/JAM SESSION | Victor Zamora Trio | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Fábrica Braço de Prata | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Victor Zamora picked up music on the streets of Cuba, so playing the piano was no easy endeavor. Years later, he is in Lisbon, never failing to impress with his weekly Thursday night jam session at Fábrica Braço de Prata. World-recognized and a composer at heart, he still doesn’t mind sharing the stage. So if you have a feel for jazz, improvisation, or good music in general, you are welcome to contribute, free of charge.
Or just come tap your foot along with greatness.
Watch Victor be victorious here.

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Jun
22
Fri
to Jul 11 | FILM FEST | Russian Film Cycle | Saldanha | 6€
Jun 22 all-day
to Jul 11 | FILM FEST | Russian Film Cycle | Saldanha | 6€ @ Cinema Monumental | Lisboa | Portugal

We all know that Russia is good at vodka, winning world wars, not smiling, beautiful women, real estate, the U.S. elections, and now, it seems, football. But what most fail to consider when interrogating our brothers and sisters from the East is the country’s rich history of film.
With the World Cup (and its results) well under way, Medeia Films welcomes Russia- this Enigma: A Cinematography of Genius — a month long cycle of films celebrating the country’s finest films and filmmakers.
Don’t believe the hype and come be pleasantly surprised.
Here’s the full program:

15 Jun, Friday
THE COURTED POTEMKINE, Serguei Eisenstein
14h00, 19h00
ALEXANDER NEVSKY , Sergei Eisenstein
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

16 Jun, Saturday
SIBERÍADA , Andrei Konchalovsky
13h15, 17h00, 21h00

17 Jun, Sunday
ANDREI RUBLEV, Andrey Tarkovsky
13h15, 17h00, 21h00

18 Jun, Monday
MOLOCH , Aleksandr Sokurov
14.00, 19.00
TAURUS , Aleksandr Sokurov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

19 Jun, Tuesday
AN INDEPENDENT LIFE , Vitali Kanevski
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
DO NOT MELT DIE AND RUSH, Vitali Kanevski
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

20 Jun, Wednesday
ADEUS A MATIORA , Elem Klimov
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
UNLOCKED FOR MECHANICAL PIANO , Nikita Mikhalkov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

21 Jun, Thursday
ARSENAL , Aleksandr Dovzhenko
14h00, 19h00
THE HOUSE AT THE TRUBNAIA SQUARE , Boris Barnet
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

22 Jun, Friday
SOL, Aleksandr Sokurov
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
FAUSTO , Aleksandr Sokurov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

23 Jun, Saturday
SOLARIS , Andrey Tarkovsky
3:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

24 Jun, Sunday
HOUSE OF CRAZY , Andrei Konchalovsky
14h00, 19h00
SUNSET SUN , Nikita Mikhalkov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

25 June, Monday
NINE DAYS OF ONE YEAR , Mikhail Romn
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
JULY RAIN , Marlen Khutsiev
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

26 June, Tuesday
Ivan the Terrible – Part 1 , Sergei Eisenstein
14.00, 19.00
Ivan the Terrible – Part 2 , Sergei Eisenstein
16.30 21.30

27 June, Wednesday
Francofonía Aleksandr Sokurov
14.00, 16.30, 22.00
SAVE AND PROTECT Aleksandr Sokurov (English Subtitle)
19.00

28 Jun, Thursday
THE MAN OF THE FILM CAMERA , Dziga Vertov
14h00, 19h00
OCTOBER , Sergei Eisenstein
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

29 Jun, Friday
MOTHER AND SON , Aleksandr Sokurov
14h00, 19h00
FATHER AND SON , Aleksandr Sokurov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

30 Jun, Saturday
WAR AND PEACE , Serguei Bondarchuk
Part 1 + Part 2
3:00 p.m.
Part 3 + Part 4
9:00 p.m.

1 Jul, Sunday
THE SACRIFICE , Andrey Tarkovsky
3:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
STALKER , Andrey Tarkovsky
9:30 p.m.

2 Jul, Monday
TU AND EU , Larisa Shepitko
2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.,
AND STILL BELIEVED , Mikhail Romm, Herman Llavrov, Elem Klimov, Marlen Khutsiev
7:00 p.m.

3 Jul, Tuesday
THE TIO VÂNIA , Andrei Konchalovsky
14h00, 16h00, 21h45
SURPRISE FILM
6:00 PM

4 July, Wednesday
COMPRESSOR ROLL AND VIOLIN / THE INFANTS OF IVAN , Andrey Tarkovsky
2:00 PM, 7:00 PM
THE MIRROR , Andrey Tarkovsky
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

5 Jul, Thursday
ELENA , Andrey Zvyagintsev
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
LEVIATÁ , Andrey Zvyagintsev
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

6 Jul, Friday
Program PELESHYAN (9 films) , Artavazd Peleshian
2:15p.m. , 5:45 p.m.
NAZIDANIE , Boris Yukhananov and Aleksandr Shein (Unpublished in Portugal)
21h
In this session will be released the DVD pack “Dos the 60s to Perestroika. ” Debate with Russian critics Boris Nelepo, Alexey Artamonov and Denis Ruzaev.

7 Jul, Saturday
WINGS , Larisa Shepitko
14h00, 16h30, 19h00
ASCENSION , Larisa Shepitko
9:30 p.m.

8 Jul, Sunday
NOSTALGIA , Andrey Tarkovsky
2:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

9 Jul, Monday
BLACK EYES , Nikita Mikhalkov
2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
UNLOCKED FOR MECHANICAL PIANO , Nikita Mikhalkov
7:00 p.m.

10 Jul, Tuesday
ANDREI RUBLEV , Andrey Tarkovsky
13h15, 17h00, 21h00

Jul 11, Wednesday
FAUSTO , Aleksandr Sokurov (M / 12)
14.00, 16.30, 19.00
MOSCOW Elegie , Aleksandr Sokurov (English Subtitle)
19.00

And here’s a free tip on how to get Lisbon’s fake drug dealers off your back, from Russia with love :).

Za Zdorovie!

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to Jun 30 | FILM | “Cabaret Maxime” | Various Locations | 7€
Jun 22 all-day
to Jun 30 | FILM | "Cabaret Maxime" | Various Locations | 7€ @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Today marks the long-anticipated premiere of the Portuguese-American collaboration, Cabaret Maxime, a film by Bruno de Almeida about a cabaret owner who tries to keep his club from being taken over by the powers that be.
The film was shot entirely in Lisbon and, if you frequent Pink Street like we have, you know the scenery well. Come enjoy an imperial while you watch Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos fame) both fight and cause gentrification in Lisbon.
You’ll have to find your own tickets and theatre (see here for showtimes), but you can watch the trailer here.

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to Jun 30 | PARTY | “Lisboa a Festa 2018” | Lisboa | FREE
Jun 22 all-day
to Jun 30 | PARTY | "Lisboa a Festa 2018" | Lisboa | FREE @ Various Locations | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

All of June, as per a centuries-old tradition, Lisbon is celebrating its Patron Saint, St. António. As tradition dictates, the hills of Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods (Alfama, Bica, Bairro Alto, Castelo, and Mouraria, among others) will be flowing with happy locals, grilled sardines, caldo verde kale soup, bread with sausage, beer, red wine, Pimba and other music, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family. Day and night. A citywide month-long party and feast to rival those of Carnival, Mardi Gras and even Burning Man.
If you’re already in town, its going to be hard to miss.
But you can see what’s cooking here and here.
And here’s just a taste of the madness.
BOAS FESTAS!

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to July 27 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Gerson Fogaça’s “Symbolic Visions ” | Belém | FREE
Jun 22 @ 09:30 – 18:30
to July 27 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Gerson Fogaça’s “Symbolic Visions ” | Belém | FREE @ Casa da América Latina | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Brazilian artist Gerson Fogaça’s exhibition explores modern urban life and those who experience it. His work is tied to the cities he has lived in, which he believes are “mutant, hybrid, sometimes strangely pleasurable, and sometimes painfully aggressive.”

I think that’s a feeling we can all relate to after staying in a city for too long.

The exhibition is closed between 13h and 14:30h every day. 

ART EXHIBIT | David Oliveira’s “Life is on the Line” | Amoreiras | FREE
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 17:30
ART EXHIBIT | David Oliveira's "Life is on the Line" | Amoreiras | FREE @ Mãe d'Agua Reservoir | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Life is on the Line, is an expression that means between life and death: therefore the exhibition is about the danger that life on Earth faces, and David Oliveira uses his signature wire lines to illustrate “a snapshot of a paused movement” before it all goes to hell. This guy happens to be one of our favorite artists from Lisbon, so go see why for yourself, or read our interview with him here.

The beauty of his work is that each piece evokes a memory through the use of tulle to show the movement of where the sculpture has been and hinting at where it will go next using this fluidity and freedom of color.

According to the artist, “When I was proposed to do this exhibition, the Reservoir of the Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras was my first choice, because the presence of water is crucial in a discourse on life, especially when the sculptures are transparent, and space becomes integral to them.”

to Jul 29 | TILE AND ART EXHIBIT | “Jorge Colaço: Painter of History, History of a Painter” | Campo Grande | 3€
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jul 29 | TILE AND ART EXHIBIT | "Jorge Colaço: Painter of History, History of a Painter" | Campo Grande | 3€ @ Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

When some hear “tile”, they think bathroom. But Portugal gives a whole new meaning to this unique form of communication, and to the word itself. If you’ve been here, then you’ve seen them. Azulejos, as they’re called by the locals. They are everywhere, they never fail to impress, and have become a national trademark.
Jorge Colaço (1868-1942), a Moroccan azujelo painter born to Portuguese diplomats, has become somewhat of a national treasure. You can see his work all over the country and the world. His style is still mimicked endlessly today.
150 years since his birth, the Lisbon Museum – Pimenta Palace highlights some of the most unknown works by the artist for the city: the ceramic panels of the disappeared Cais do Sodré Fruit Market. The exhibition also portrays the diversity and versatility of the author’s work, through caricature, drawing and oil painting.

“Why did I dedicate myself to painting tiles? …once in Portugal I could not fail to awaken, in the first instance, the most ardent traditions of an art that, although imported, was able to gain a foothold in national art. ”
Jorge Colaço

to June 30 | EXHIBITION | The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music | Alfama | 5€
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to June 30 | EXHIBITION | The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music | Alfama | 5€ @ Museu do Fado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This exhibition is based on the collection of Luís Cangueiro and is focused on Fado in mechanical instruments. Throughout the 20th century, people were intrigued by automatons, and music didn’t avoid this fad. There are countless automated music boxes, pianos, and even books that mix the creativity of man and the precision of machines.

to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – Oct 29 @ 17:00
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€ @ Museu da Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Did the picture on the left bring you here?
No need to be ashamed, it’s only art..
Here’s what the organizers say:
“Bringing together 70 pieces from its storage rooms – representing masculine and feminine nudes, and even sex scenes – and drawing attention to some of the artworks in its permanent exhibition, the MNAA intends, in the context of museums and using their own “weapons,” to stimulate critical thinking and encourage debate on the surprisingly contemporary question: can art be forbidden?
Don’t know about you, but we’re in. More details here.

to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | “The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum” | Principe Real | FREE to 5€
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – Oct 31 @ 17:00
to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | "The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum" | Principe Real | FREE to 5€ @ Museu Geologico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Some say the world has seven wonders, others claim that’s fake news. Whatever the case may be, the Geological Museum is proud to host 27 of its own little old-school marvels. As they put it, “we have chosen some remarkable pieces from the Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Pre-Historical Archaeology collections. Their importance lies in their scientific value, but also often in their aesthetic interest. They are exceptional testimonies of our territorial history, of the plants and animals that have lived here throughout millions of years, and of the former presence of our human predecessors.”
We can dig it.
Discover more about the collection (with detailed descriptions of each of the 27 heavyweights) here.

to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE @ Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa - Fotográfico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Carlos Nogueira is a Portuguese artist, best known for his sculptures. These often focus on the natural world, while using materials of the everyday, especially industrial ones.

This exhibit is a little different, instead focussing on his photography. This series captures moments from throughout his life, giving the viewer an insight into his artistic journey, and a glimpse behind the sculptures he created. There is also a set of illustrated postcards based around the topics he his most noted for.

to Sep 23 | EXHIBITION | In the Footsteps of Saint Anthony | Baixa | 3€
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sep 23 | EXHIBITION | In the Footsteps of Saint Anthony | Baixa | 3€ @ Museu de Lisboa - Santo António | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This photo exhibition is a collection of pictures taken by Gonçalo Cadilhe as he followed the path of Saint Anthony through Morocco, Spain, Italy, and France, to name but a few of the countries.

But who IS St. Anthony and what’s all the fuss about? Read up here to find out.

to Sept 16 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 16 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€ @ Museu de Arte Popular | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You’re in luck! This show has been extended to September!

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 Jul 21 | ILLUSTRATION EXHIBIT | Post-Grad in Artistic Illustration Finalists Show | Campo do Ourique | FREE
Jun 22 @ 10:30 – Jul 22 @ 19:30
to Jul 21 | ILLUSTRATION EXHIBIT | Post-Grad in Artistic Illustration Finalists Show | Campo do Ourique | FREE @ Baobá Livraria | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The BAOBÁ bookstore* presents an exhibition of works from the six post-graduate finalists in artistic illustration of the Autonomous University of Lisbon and the Higher School of Technologies and Arts of Lisbon. Come see if art school really pays!
More info and preview of the winning works here.
*Gallery hours are:
Mon-Fri: 10h30 to 14h / 14h45 to 19h30
Sat: 10h to 19h
(through July 21st; FREE ADMISSION).

 

to July 4 | EXHIBITION | Saint Anthony Throne and Figurine Competition | Entrecampos | FREE
Jun 22 @ 10:30 – 18:00
to July 4 | EXHIBITION | Saint Anthony Throne and Figurine Competition | Entrecampos | FREE @ Associação de Artesãos da Região de Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Running until July 4, this exhibition/competition looks for people to create a St. Anthony throne and figure. It has been happening annually for the past 30 years, and it aims to “preserve the collective social and cultural memory.”

What the winner gets we can’t say, but hey — isn’t building your very own St. Anthony in a throne reward enough?

to Aug 27 | Aeroscene | Tomás Saraceno | Belém | 5€
Jun 22 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Aug 27 | Aeroscene | Tomás Saraceno | Belém | 5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come get swept off your feet by the sheer magnitude of these gravity-defying orbs. Ponder weightlessness, heat, energy, and a romantic escape or two as you stare into larger-than-life balloons that could take you around the world and back again…if you dare.

From the organizers: In August 1709, Bartolomeu de Gusmão accomplished the feat of propelling a heavier-than-air object into the air. This would become the first hot air balloon ever built, preceding the Montgolfier brothers by eight decades.

Three hundred years later, Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno began to create sculptures which defy gravity, floating in the air merely with the heat of the sun, leaving behind the use of helium or fuel. These pieces also form the basis for one of the artist’s research projects, called Aerocene – which describes an era when the human race might inhabit these aerial structures. In this new site-specific installation at the Oval Gallery, the artist presents a selection of sculptures, both pre-existing and new, which together allow us to imagine the possibility of an “aerocene” urbanism, as well as a futuristic view of new interactions between human beings and the planet’s atmosphere.

Curated by Pedro Gadanho, Rita Marques

 

to Jul 11 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Xicofran: Lisboa Fado and Why Not Jazz” | Telheiras | FREE
Jun 22 @ 11:00 – Jul 12 @ 19:00
to Jul 11 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Xicofran: Lisboa Fado and Why Not Jazz” | Telheiras | FREE @ CNAP- Clube Nacional de Artes Plasticas | Lisboa | Portugal

Portuguese artist Xicofran, a.k.a the “jazz painter”, has a unique style, an extensive resume, a dedicated following, and, you guessed it, a penchant for painting, among other things, jazz.
He also has a new show:
“Lisbon, fado and why not jazz …”.
It’s free, and it looks pretty jazzy. In a good way.

The inauguration is June 21st at 18h.

More info here.

to Jul 14 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rita Ravasco’s “Under Your Nose” | São Bento | FREE
Jun 22 @ 12:00 – Jul 15 @ 19:30
to Jul 14 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rita Ravasco’s “Under Your Nose” | São Bento | FREE @ Apaxionarte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Rita Ravasco is a local artist with a nose for the weird. Here’s how she describes her style:
“I have fun exploring the different areas of artistic production and I’m always open to new challenges. I use illustration, painting in different kinds of surfaces (canvas, wall, plastic, glass, paper…), sculpture with different materials, design, stop motion, installation, drawings and digital art.”
Her new show, DEBAIXO DO TEU NARIZ (“Under your Nose”), is up for a month at Apaixonarte*, and it’s free.
*Gallery hours are:
Mon-Fri: 12-19h30
Sat, 11-18h.

Here’s a taste of Rita doing her thing.

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to Jun 29 | MINI FILM FEST | Writer’s Cinema Festival | Avenida | TBD
Jun 22 @ 12:00 – 22:00
to Jun 29 | MINI FILM FEST | Writer’s Cinema Festival | Avenida | TBD @ Cinema Sao Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The book is always better than the movie. Always. But come decide for yourself in this year’s Cinema de Escrita mini film festival at Cinema Sao Jorge*.
*Keep reading the main page for details, and keep reading in general.

DRAWING WORKSHOP | “The Sardine Atelier” | Galeria Millennium | FREE
Jun 22 @ 14:30 – 17:30
DRAWING WORKSHOP | “The Sardine Atelier” | Galeria Millennium | FREE @ Galeria Millennium | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You’ll need to confirm your presence at this email address: [email protected] but the rest is up to you. Bring yourself and your kids if you’ve got them and learn how to design sardines like the pros. Various artists from illustration and graphic design studios will show you how for some good clean family fun.

Weekly | MARKET | Urban Market | Martim Moniz | FREE
Jun 22 @ 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!)

LIVE MUSIC | Luís Severo with Band + Duquesa | Anjos | FREE
Jun 22 @ 17:00 – 23:59
LIVE MUSIC | Luís Severo with Band + Duquesa | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos 70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Anjos 70, a local landmark of sorts, welcomes Luis Severo and Duquesa, two very serious-sounding (and -looking) local young men who are willing to give you seven hours of live music this Friday, free of charge.
Here’s some feel-goodness courtesy of Duquesa.

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to June 24 | FILM FEST | Argentinean Cinema in Lisbon | Avenida | 4€
Jun 22 @ 18:30 – 23:45
to June 24 | FILM FEST | Argentinean Cinema in Lisbon | Avenida | 4€ @ Cinema Sao Jorge and Cinemateca | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Cinemateca and Cinema Sao Jorge, which are right around the corner from each other, present four nights of Argentinian cinema*, in the fourth edition of the festival, for four bucks a pop.
*You’ll probably need to hablar or falar a little for these (so Portañol may actually help, for once).

See the full program below; learn more about each film here.

Thursday, June 21st:
18.30h — RAPADO, Martín Rejtman | Cinemateca Portuguesa
20h — POÉTICAS CURTAS, Vários realizadores | Cinema São Jorge
21.30h — SILVIA PRIETO, Martín Rejtman | Cinemateca Portuguesa
22h — INVISIBLE, Pablo Giorgelli | Cinema São Jorge

Friday, June 22:
18.30h — LOS GUANTES MAGICOS, Martín Rejtman | Cinemateca Portuguesa
20h — SOLDADO, Manuel Abramovich | Cinema São Jorge
21.30h — COPACABANA | ENTRENAMIENTO ELEMENTAL PARA ACTORES, Martín Rejtman | Cinemateca Portuguesa
22h – EL AUGE DEL HUMANO, Eduardo Williams | Cinema São Jorge

Saturday, June 23:
20h — LAS CINÉPHILAS, María Álvarez | Cinema São Jorge
21.30h — DOS DISPAROS, Martín Rejtman | Cinemateca Portuguesa
22h — MOCHILA DE PLOMO, Darío Mascambroni | Cinema São Jorge

Sunday, June 24:
20h — LA VENDEDORA DE FÓSFOROS, Alejo Moguillansky | Cinema São Jorge
22h — UNA CIUDAD DE PROVINCIA, Rodrigo Moreno | Cinema São Jorge

to Jun 27 | FILM FESTIVAL | “Doclisboa” 2018 | Baixa | 5€
Jun 22 @ 20:00 – 21:30
to Jun 27 | FILM FESTIVAL | "Doclisboa" 2018 | Baixa | 5€ @ Cinema IDEAL | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Doclisboa is presenting 6.Doc, a series of films from Brazil, Portugal, and beyond from their 2017 edition, at Cinema Ideal.
The films are shown monthly starting on Thursday for a week, and some sessions will be accompanied by conversations with filmmakers and other guests. Learn more here.
NOTE: you’ll probably need some Portuguese for these, but we have seen subtitles before.

-“No Intenso Ahora” (Brazil), by João Moreira Salles
March 22-28

-“Canto do Ossobó” (Portugal), by Silas Tiny
19 to 25 April.

-“Martírio” (Brazil), by Vincent Carelli
24 to 30 May.

-“Spell Reel” (Germany, Portugal, France, Guinea Bissau) by Filipa César
21 to 27 June.

The 6.doc sessions at Cinema Ideal are each 5€.

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to Jun 30 | VIDEO SHOW | “Lisbon Under Stars” Videomapping Spectacular | Chiado | 15€
Jun 22 @ 21:30
to Jun 30 | VIDEO SHOW | “Lisbon Under Stars” Videomapping Spectacular | Chiado | 15€ @ Museu Arqueológico do Carmo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde.
Take a break from the ordinary and go enjoy the night sky. Well, the night sky in a magnificent roofless centuries-old convent, with a video-mapping show, dance, music, and 600 years of Lisbon history.
Brought to you by OCUBO, who do stuff like this.
*Mon – Sat, 21h30 / 22h45 (two sessions), 15€ each.

Lisbon Under Stars – Nos Bastidores – Behind the Scenes from OCUBO on Vimeo.

Jun
23
Sat
to Jul 11 | FILM FEST | Russian Film Cycle | Saldanha | 6€
Jun 23 all-day
to Jul 11 | FILM FEST | Russian Film Cycle | Saldanha | 6€ @ Cinema Monumental | Lisboa | Portugal

We all know that Russia is good at vodka, winning world wars, not smiling, beautiful women, real estate, the U.S. elections, and now, it seems, football. But what most fail to consider when interrogating our brothers and sisters from the East is the country’s rich history of film.
With the World Cup (and its results) well under way, Medeia Films welcomes Russia- this Enigma: A Cinematography of Genius — a month long cycle of films celebrating the country’s finest films and filmmakers.
Don’t believe the hype and come be pleasantly surprised.
Here’s the full program:

15 Jun, Friday
THE COURTED POTEMKINE, Serguei Eisenstein
14h00, 19h00
ALEXANDER NEVSKY , Sergei Eisenstein
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

16 Jun, Saturday
SIBERÍADA , Andrei Konchalovsky
13h15, 17h00, 21h00

17 Jun, Sunday
ANDREI RUBLEV, Andrey Tarkovsky
13h15, 17h00, 21h00

18 Jun, Monday
MOLOCH , Aleksandr Sokurov
14.00, 19.00
TAURUS , Aleksandr Sokurov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

19 Jun, Tuesday
AN INDEPENDENT LIFE , Vitali Kanevski
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
DO NOT MELT DIE AND RUSH, Vitali Kanevski
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

20 Jun, Wednesday
ADEUS A MATIORA , Elem Klimov
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
UNLOCKED FOR MECHANICAL PIANO , Nikita Mikhalkov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

21 Jun, Thursday
ARSENAL , Aleksandr Dovzhenko
14h00, 19h00
THE HOUSE AT THE TRUBNAIA SQUARE , Boris Barnet
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

22 Jun, Friday
SOL, Aleksandr Sokurov
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
FAUSTO , Aleksandr Sokurov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

23 Jun, Saturday
SOLARIS , Andrey Tarkovsky
3:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

24 Jun, Sunday
HOUSE OF CRAZY , Andrei Konchalovsky
14h00, 19h00
SUNSET SUN , Nikita Mikhalkov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

25 June, Monday
NINE DAYS OF ONE YEAR , Mikhail Romn
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
JULY RAIN , Marlen Khutsiev
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

26 June, Tuesday
Ivan the Terrible – Part 1 , Sergei Eisenstein
14.00, 19.00
Ivan the Terrible – Part 2 , Sergei Eisenstein
16.30 21.30

27 June, Wednesday
Francofonía Aleksandr Sokurov
14.00, 16.30, 22.00
SAVE AND PROTECT Aleksandr Sokurov (English Subtitle)
19.00

28 Jun, Thursday
THE MAN OF THE FILM CAMERA , Dziga Vertov
14h00, 19h00
OCTOBER , Sergei Eisenstein
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

29 Jun, Friday
MOTHER AND SON , Aleksandr Sokurov
14h00, 19h00
FATHER AND SON , Aleksandr Sokurov
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

30 Jun, Saturday
WAR AND PEACE , Serguei Bondarchuk
Part 1 + Part 2
3:00 p.m.
Part 3 + Part 4
9:00 p.m.

1 Jul, Sunday
THE SACRIFICE , Andrey Tarkovsky
3:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
STALKER , Andrey Tarkovsky
9:30 p.m.

2 Jul, Monday
TU AND EU , Larisa Shepitko
2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.,
AND STILL BELIEVED , Mikhail Romm, Herman Llavrov, Elem Klimov, Marlen Khutsiev
7:00 p.m.

3 Jul, Tuesday
THE TIO VÂNIA , Andrei Konchalovsky
14h00, 16h00, 21h45
SURPRISE FILM
6:00 PM

4 July, Wednesday
COMPRESSOR ROLL AND VIOLIN / THE INFANTS OF IVAN , Andrey Tarkovsky
2:00 PM, 7:00 PM
THE MIRROR , Andrey Tarkovsky
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

5 Jul, Thursday
ELENA , Andrey Zvyagintsev
2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
LEVIATÁ , Andrey Zvyagintsev
4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

6 Jul, Friday
Program PELESHYAN (9 films) , Artavazd Peleshian
2:15p.m. , 5:45 p.m.
NAZIDANIE , Boris Yukhananov and Aleksandr Shein (Unpublished in Portugal)
21h
In this session will be released the DVD pack “Dos the 60s to Perestroika. ” Debate with Russian critics Boris Nelepo, Alexey Artamonov and Denis Ruzaev.

7 Jul, Saturday
WINGS , Larisa Shepitko
14h00, 16h30, 19h00
ASCENSION , Larisa Shepitko
9:30 p.m.

8 Jul, Sunday
NOSTALGIA , Andrey Tarkovsky
2:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

9 Jul, Monday
BLACK EYES , Nikita Mikhalkov
2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
UNLOCKED FOR MECHANICAL PIANO , Nikita Mikhalkov
7:00 p.m.

10 Jul, Tuesday
ANDREI RUBLEV , Andrey Tarkovsky
13h15, 17h00, 21h00

Jul 11, Wednesday
FAUSTO , Aleksandr Sokurov (M / 12)
14.00, 16.30, 19.00
MOSCOW Elegie , Aleksandr Sokurov (English Subtitle)
19.00

And here’s a free tip on how to get Lisbon’s fake drug dealers off your back, from Russia with love :).

Za Zdorovie!

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to Jun 30 | FILM | “Cabaret Maxime” | Various Locations | 7€
Jun 23 all-day
to Jun 30 | FILM | "Cabaret Maxime" | Various Locations | 7€ @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Today marks the long-anticipated premiere of the Portuguese-American collaboration, Cabaret Maxime, a film by Bruno de Almeida about a cabaret owner who tries to keep his club from being taken over by the powers that be.
The film was shot entirely in Lisbon and, if you frequent Pink Street like we have, you know the scenery well. Come enjoy an imperial while you watch Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos fame) both fight and cause gentrification in Lisbon.
You’ll have to find your own tickets and theatre (see here for showtimes), but you can watch the trailer here.

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to Jun 30 | PARTY | “Lisboa a Festa 2018” | Lisboa | FREE
Jun 23 all-day
to Jun 30 | PARTY | "Lisboa a Festa 2018" | Lisboa | FREE @ Various Locations | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

All of June, as per a centuries-old tradition, Lisbon is celebrating its Patron Saint, St. António. As tradition dictates, the hills of Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods (Alfama, Bica, Bairro Alto, Castelo, and Mouraria, among others) will be flowing with happy locals, grilled sardines, caldo verde kale soup, bread with sausage, beer, red wine, Pimba and other music, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family. Day and night. A citywide month-long party and feast to rival those of Carnival, Mardi Gras and even Burning Man.
If you’re already in town, its going to be hard to miss.
But you can see what’s cooking here and here.
And here’s just a taste of the madness.
BOAS FESTAS!

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Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama
Jun 23 @ 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.

ART EXHIBIT | David Oliveira’s “Life is on the Line” | Amoreiras | FREE
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 17:30
ART EXHIBIT | David Oliveira's "Life is on the Line" | Amoreiras | FREE @ Mãe d'Agua Reservoir | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Life is on the Line, is an expression that means between life and death: therefore the exhibition is about the danger that life on Earth faces, and David Oliveira uses his signature wire lines to illustrate “a snapshot of a paused movement” before it all goes to hell. This guy happens to be one of our favorite artists from Lisbon, so go see why for yourself, or read our interview with him here.

The beauty of his work is that each piece evokes a memory through the use of tulle to show the movement of where the sculpture has been and hinting at where it will go next using this fluidity and freedom of color.

According to the artist, “When I was proposed to do this exhibition, the Reservoir of the Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras was my first choice, because the presence of water is crucial in a discourse on life, especially when the sculptures are transparent, and space becomes integral to them.”

to Jul 29 | TILE AND ART EXHIBIT | “Jorge Colaço: Painter of History, History of a Painter” | Campo Grande | 3€
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jul 29 | TILE AND ART EXHIBIT | "Jorge Colaço: Painter of History, History of a Painter" | Campo Grande | 3€ @ Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

When some hear “tile”, they think bathroom. But Portugal gives a whole new meaning to this unique form of communication, and to the word itself. If you’ve been here, then you’ve seen them. Azulejos, as they’re called by the locals. They are everywhere, they never fail to impress, and have become a national trademark.
Jorge Colaço (1868-1942), a Moroccan azujelo painter born to Portuguese diplomats, has become somewhat of a national treasure. You can see his work all over the country and the world. His style is still mimicked endlessly today.
150 years since his birth, the Lisbon Museum – Pimenta Palace highlights some of the most unknown works by the artist for the city: the ceramic panels of the disappeared Cais do Sodré Fruit Market. The exhibition also portrays the diversity and versatility of the author’s work, through caricature, drawing and oil painting.

“Why did I dedicate myself to painting tiles? …once in Portugal I could not fail to awaken, in the first instance, the most ardent traditions of an art that, although imported, was able to gain a foothold in national art. ”
Jorge Colaço

to June 30 | EXHIBITION | The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music | Alfama | 5€
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to June 30 | EXHIBITION | The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music | Alfama | 5€ @ Museu do Fado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This exhibition is based on the collection of Luís Cangueiro and is focused on Fado in mechanical instruments. Throughout the 20th century, people were intrigued by automatons, and music didn’t avoid this fad. There are countless automated music boxes, pianos, and even books that mix the creativity of man and the precision of machines.

to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – Oct 30 @ 17:00
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€ @ Museu da Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Did the picture on the left bring you here?
No need to be ashamed, it’s only art..
Here’s what the organizers say:
“Bringing together 70 pieces from its storage rooms – representing masculine and feminine nudes, and even sex scenes – and drawing attention to some of the artworks in its permanent exhibition, the MNAA intends, in the context of museums and using their own “weapons,” to stimulate critical thinking and encourage debate on the surprisingly contemporary question: can art be forbidden?
Don’t know about you, but we’re in. More details here.

to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | “The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum” | Principe Real | FREE to 5€
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – Nov 1 @ 17:00
to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | "The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum" | Principe Real | FREE to 5€ @ Museu Geologico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Some say the world has seven wonders, others claim that’s fake news. Whatever the case may be, the Geological Museum is proud to host 27 of its own little old-school marvels. As they put it, “we have chosen some remarkable pieces from the Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Pre-Historical Archaeology collections. Their importance lies in their scientific value, but also often in their aesthetic interest. They are exceptional testimonies of our territorial history, of the plants and animals that have lived here throughout millions of years, and of the former presence of our human predecessors.”
We can dig it.
Discover more about the collection (with detailed descriptions of each of the 27 heavyweights) here.

to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE @ Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa - Fotográfico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Carlos Nogueira is a Portuguese artist, best known for his sculptures. These often focus on the natural world, while using materials of the everyday, especially industrial ones.

This exhibit is a little different, instead focussing on his photography. This series captures moments from throughout his life, giving the viewer an insight into his artistic journey, and a glimpse behind the sculptures he created. There is also a set of illustrated postcards based around the topics he his most noted for.