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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.
Aug
21
Tue
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | “A Year of Cinema(s)” at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€
Aug 21 all-day
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | "A Year of Cinema(s)" at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€ @ Medeia Monumental | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Haven’t seen a good trailer or gone to a movie theater in months but still miss that magic moment when the lights go down?
No need to fear.
A YEAR OF CINEMA(S) at Medeia Filmes is back.
Four weeks, more than 50 well and not-so-well-known films from the last year, at five bucks a pop.
See the full agenda, days and showtimes here.
And here’s David Lynch explaining the movie theater experience.

[embed]https://youtu.be/wKiIroiCvZ0[/embed]

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama
Aug 21 @ 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 Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Future Of Lisbon” | Praça do Comércio | 3€
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | "The Future Of Lisbon" | Praça do Comércio | 3€ @ Torreão Poente do Praça do Comércio | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“The future is unwritten.”
Joe Strummer.

But Lisbon is changing. Fast. Some changes are good, others — not so much. What does the future of Lisbon hold? Will the city manage to keep its character (and its residents) in the face of gentrification, tourism, and AirBnB, or will it go the way of Williamsburg, Brooklyn? We hope it survives, but there’s no way of telling.
Futuros de Lisboa is a unique interactive multimedia exhibit that offers a few possible ideas, from professionals, academics, and artists to regular citizens of Lisbon and the world, on the subject of what comes next for this magical town.
Find out more here , and see you in the future!
Here’s just a glimpse of one possible terrifying not too distant reality.

*Inauguration is July 12 at 6:00 p.m.

to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 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€
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 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 Oct 8 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Belém | TBD
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 18:30
to Oct 8 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Belém | TBD @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pieter Hugo is well established in our collective subconsciousness; that is, there’s a good chance you’ve seen his stuff without knowing his name.
His solo show, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, comes to The Museu Berardo for the next three months. The exhibit opening will be held at 19h on the 4th of July, which any American living in Lisbon can tell you is like being between the Devil and the deep blue sea. Not to fret, the opening will offer cocktails by Bacalhôa and goodies from Pasteis da Nata. It’s no fried chicken and deviled eggs but, hey, it’s art.

Here’s a taste of Pieter’s stuff.

[embed]https://youtu.be/Nl3O2xjDm-8[/embed]

to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Aug 21 @ 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€
Aug 21 @ 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 | Line, Form, and Color: Works from the Berardo Collection | Belém | 5€
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 18:30
to Sept 16 | ART EXHIBIT | Line, Form, and Color: Works from the Berardo Collection | Belém | 5€ @ Museum of the Berardo Collection | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“In 1913, trying desperately to liberate art from the ballast of the representational world, I sought refuge in the form of the square.”
Kazimir Malevich.
Some might argue that Malevich‘s infamous Black Square got a little out of line, liberating millions of people who have no idea how to make art into pretending that they can.
Nevertheless, the importance of abstract art in the last two centuries can not be understated.
That’s why Museu Coleção Berardo gives us Line, Form and Colour, a show that’s pretty self-explanatory but that will probably have very long descriptions next to the pieces in it anyway.

*The museum’s free on Saturdays; more about the show here.

Be there or be square.

to Sept 17 | ART EXHIBIT | David Oliveira’s “Life is on the Line” | Amoreiras | FREE
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 17:30
to Sept 17 | 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 Sept 30 | EXHIBITION | The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music | Alfama | 5€
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 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 Sept 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Matheus Rocha Pitta’s “The Winner takes it all” | Laranjeiras | FREE
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Sept 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Matheus Rocha Pitta's "The Winner takes it all" | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Carlos Carvalho AC | Lisboa | Portugal

Ever win so much that you get tired of winning, only to then win some more? Neither have we.
Anyway…
Matheus Rocha Pitta is a Brazil-born multimedia installation artist who, according to the organizers, “not following formal branches of knowledge, creates a territory of dissent itself.”
His new Lisbon show is called “The Winner Takes it All.”
We usually don’t follow formal branches of knowledge either, and are fans of dissent.
If you feel the same, come show some love. It’s free.
Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri: 10h – 19h30;
Sat: 12h – 19h30.
More deets here.

OPEN MIC | Hosted by Joaquim de Brito (aka Shaka) | Graça | FREE
Aug 21 @ 18:45 – 22:45
OPEN MIC | Hosted by Joaquim de Brito (aka Shaka) | Graça | FREE @ Camones | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

How things change! In Graça, what was once the first Portuguese cinema to project movies with sound is now a supermarket, but the founders of a new co-working and luggage storage space nearby want to bring back that creative spirit to the neighborhood. They’re kicking it all off with an open mic by Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka of the Melting Pot, who regularly play our favorite Irish bar this side of the Channel. Shaka is hosting the open mic with a few fellow musicians, and everyone is welcome to get up on stage. Sign-up at 18h45!

From the organizers:

One hundred and ten years ago, Agapito Serra Fernandes, a Galician from the province of Pontevedra, together with his brother, established a confectionery tasked with baking biscuits for Portugal’s military troops. Fernandes then built up the neighborhood of Estrela D’Ouro in Graça to provide housing for his workers, with accessible and controlled rents. He and one of his partners then erected the Cinema Royal – the first cinema in Portugal to project a sound film. Nowadays, a supermarket operates in its place.

The Clube Recreativo Estrela D’Ouro (the club), in Rua Josefa Maria, once was a fundamental part of the Estrela D’Ouro neighborhood. The club served as the recreational association for the inhabitants of the neighborhood and later, during a long clandestine era, as a casino.

Let’s give a (re)creative club back to the neighborhood. Let’s do more than that! Let’s bring the club to life!

The Camones Cine-Bar intends to revive some of the club’s rich history, reopening its doors to the whole community.

We open the doors – and the microphone! – on August 21st, at 19h, with an incredible open mic in a renovated, cozy, historical site.

Any age, any art.

Weekly | SHORT FILMS | Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Aug 21 @ 22:00
Weekly | SHORT FILMS |  Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom, o Mau e o Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Every Tuesday night, at the renowned bar O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, you have the opportunity to watch at least three short films, always presented by their production teams.

See the program on their FB page:

 

Aug
22
Wed
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | “A Year of Cinema(s)” at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€
Aug 22 all-day
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | "A Year of Cinema(s)" at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€ @ Medeia Monumental | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Haven’t seen a good trailer or gone to a movie theater in months but still miss that magic moment when the lights go down?
No need to fear.
A YEAR OF CINEMA(S) at Medeia Filmes is back.
Four weeks, more than 50 well and not-so-well-known films from the last year, at five bucks a pop.
See the full agenda, days and showtimes here.
And here’s David Lynch explaining the movie theater experience.

[embed]https://youtu.be/wKiIroiCvZ0[/embed]

to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Future Of Lisbon” | Praça do Comércio | 3€
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | "The Future Of Lisbon" | Praça do Comércio | 3€ @ Torreão Poente do Praça do Comércio | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“The future is unwritten.”
Joe Strummer.

But Lisbon is changing. Fast. Some changes are good, others — not so much. What does the future of Lisbon hold? Will the city manage to keep its character (and its residents) in the face of gentrification, tourism, and AirBnB, or will it go the way of Williamsburg, Brooklyn? We hope it survives, but there’s no way of telling.
Futuros de Lisboa is a unique interactive multimedia exhibit that offers a few possible ideas, from professionals, academics, and artists to regular citizens of Lisbon and the world, on the subject of what comes next for this magical town.
Find out more here , and see you in the future!
Here’s just a glimpse of one possible terrifying not too distant reality.

*Inauguration is July 12 at 6:00 p.m.

to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 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€
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 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 Oct 8 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Belém | TBD
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:30
to Oct 8 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Belém | TBD @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pieter Hugo is well established in our collective subconsciousness; that is, there’s a good chance you’ve seen his stuff without knowing his name.
His solo show, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, comes to The Museu Berardo for the next three months. The exhibit opening will be held at 19h on the 4th of July, which any American living in Lisbon can tell you is like being between the Devil and the deep blue sea. Not to fret, the opening will offer cocktails by Bacalhôa and goodies from Pasteis da Nata. It’s no fried chicken and deviled eggs but, hey, it’s art.

Here’s a taste of Pieter’s stuff.

[embed]https://youtu.be/Nl3O2xjDm-8[/embed]

to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Aug 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€
Aug 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 10 | ART EXHIBIT | “Post-Pop: Beyond the Commonplace” | Praça de Espanha | 5€
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 10 | ART EXHIBIT | "Post-Pop: Beyond the Commonplace” | Praça de Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Oh, pop art.
We’ll refrain from commenting and leave that to the organizers of “Pop detours in Portugal and England, 1965-1975”:
This exhibition presents, in its entirety, works produced almost exclusively between 1965 and 1975, in Portugal and England. Some of them are united by a witty divergence from the commonplace put forward by Pop Art. And, in the case of the Portuguese artists, true defectors from the mediocrity which characterized the country…
It features a number of works by English artists which conspicuously deviate from Pop Art – Bernard Cohen, Tom Phillips, Jeremy Moon, Allen Jones, among others, alongside a larger number of works by Portuguese artists including Teresa Magalhães, Ruy Leitão, Eduardo Batarda, Menez, Nikias Skapinakis, Fátima Vaz, Clara Menéres, João Cutileiro, José de Guimarães, among numerous others.

Take a detour and pop on in. More info here.

Oh, pop art…
Banksy, can we get an amen?

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

to Sept 16 | ART EXHIBIT | Line, Form, and Color: Works from the Berardo Collection | Belém | 5€
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:30
to Sept 16 | ART EXHIBIT | Line, Form, and Color: Works from the Berardo Collection | Belém | 5€ @ Museum of the Berardo Collection | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“In 1913, trying desperately to liberate art from the ballast of the representational world, I sought refuge in the form of the square.”
Kazimir Malevich.
Some might argue that Malevich‘s infamous Black Square got a little out of line, liberating millions of people who have no idea how to make art into pretending that they can.
Nevertheless, the importance of abstract art in the last two centuries can not be understated.
That’s why Museu Coleção Berardo gives us Line, Form and Colour, a show that’s pretty self-explanatory but that will probably have very long descriptions next to the pieces in it anyway.

*The museum’s free on Saturdays; more about the show here.

Be there or be square.

to Sept 16 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Lisbon | Belem | 4€- 11€
Aug 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.

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

to Sept 17 | ART EXHIBIT | David Oliveira’s “Life is on the Line” | Amoreiras | FREE
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 17:30
to Sept 17 | 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 Sept 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY | Aimée Zito Lema’s “13 Shots” | Praça Espanha | FREE
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY | Aimée Zito Lema’s “13 Shots” | Praça Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Dutch photographer Aimée Zito Lema collaborates with the Theatre of the Oppressed Group of Lisbon to bring you 13 shots — an exhibit of “works that explore various aspects of individual, social and political memory”.
The Gulbenkian Museum* hosts the show for the next 13 weeks (roughly), free of charge. Come make some new and learn some not so new memories. More here.
*Open 10h – 18h daily except Tuesday.

to Sept 30 | EXHIBITION | The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music | Alfama | 5€
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 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 Sept 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Listening to the Waters: Works from the Schneider Collection and Portuguese Artists | Baixa | FREE
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Listening to  the Waters: Works from the Schneider Collection and Portuguese Artists | Baixa | FREE @ Money Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Is water a basic human right or a commodity to be monetized like most other natural resources? We don’t really know. What we do know is that the Money Museum has a multimedia show Listening to the waters, dedicated entirely to water. Which is just the right amount of weird for us.

*Entry to the museum is free.
For now.

to Sept 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Matheus Rocha Pitta’s “The Winner takes it all” | Laranjeiras | FREE
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Sept 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Matheus Rocha Pitta's "The Winner takes it all" | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Carlos Carvalho AC | Lisboa | Portugal

Ever win so much that you get tired of winning, only to then win some more? Neither have we.
Anyway…
Matheus Rocha Pitta is a Brazil-born multimedia installation artist who, according to the organizers, “not following formal branches of knowledge, creates a territory of dissent itself.”
His new Lisbon show is called “The Winner Takes it All.”
We usually don’t follow formal branches of knowledge either, and are fans of dissent.
If you feel the same, come show some love. It’s free.
Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri: 10h – 19h30;
Sat: 12h – 19h30.
More deets here.

to Aug 27 | Aeroscene | Tomás Saraceno | Belém | 5€
Aug 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

 

OPEN-AIR MOVIE | “Top Gun” at Restaurante Eleven | Marques de Pombal | 12€
Aug 22 @ 19:30 – 23:30
OPEN-AIR MOVIE | "Top Gun" at Restaurante Eleven | Marques de Pombal | 12€ @ Restaurante Eleven | Lisboa | Portugal

Maverick: “I feel the need …”
Goose: “… the need for speed!”
Top Gun shot into movie theaters 32 years ago. If you still feel the need for speed today, Restaurante Eleven invites you to enjoy this classic at its open-air patio overlooking the city.
12€ gets you a ticket, a drink, popcorn, a blanket, and headphones.
Drinks and music at 19h30, showtime at 21h30.
Tickets and more info here.
Alright Maverick, take us to the danger zone (but not the Scientology one).

[embed]https://youtu.be/WTj-jJDkYkM[/embed]

to Sept 27 | NIGHT TOUR | After Hours: Bats at the Castle | Castêlo | 10€ +
Aug 22 @ 20:30
to Sept 27 | NIGHT TOUR | After Hours: Bats at the Castle | Castêlo | 10€ + @ Castelo de S. Jorge  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

What’s a castle without any bats? It’s basically just a glamorized Airbnb, that’s what.
Every Wednesday night, all summer long, Sao Jorge Castle invites you to observe and study, with the accompaniment of a biologist and some high-tech equipment, the various species of our winged friends inhabiting and protecting the castle’s ecosystems and walls.

Advance booking necessary at:
218 800 620 or
[email protected].

More info here.

to Aug 29 | OPEN-AIR FILM | Cinema on The Patio: Pedro Almodóvar | Intendente | FREE
Aug 22 @ 21:00 – 23:59
to Aug 29 | OPEN-AIR FILM | Cinema on The Patio: Pedro Almodóvar | Intendente | FREE @ Casa Independente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Casa Independente is popular among both hipsters and regular humans. As a hipster, you have to love the films of Pedro Almodóvar. As a regular human, you might be a fan too. If you’ve never heard of him, give him a try. It’s under the night sky, and it’s free.

22 August – “All about my mother”
29 August – “Volver”

Here’s a trailer.

[embed]https://youtu.be/tkUMC5Jw8MA[/embed]

Aug
23
Thu
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | “A Year of Cinema(s)” at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€
Aug 23 all-day
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | "A Year of Cinema(s)" at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€ @ Medeia Monumental | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Haven’t seen a good trailer or gone to a movie theater in months but still miss that magic moment when the lights go down?
No need to fear.
A YEAR OF CINEMA(S) at Medeia Filmes is back.
Four weeks, more than 50 well and not-so-well-known films from the last year, at five bucks a pop.
See the full agenda, days and showtimes here.
And here’s David Lynch explaining the movie theater experience.

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to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Future Of Lisbon” | Praça do Comércio | 3€
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | "The Future Of Lisbon" | Praça do Comércio | 3€ @ Torreão Poente do Praça do Comércio | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“The future is unwritten.”
Joe Strummer.

But Lisbon is changing. Fast. Some changes are good, others — not so much. What does the future of Lisbon hold? Will the city manage to keep its character (and its residents) in the face of gentrification, tourism, and AirBnB, or will it go the way of Williamsburg, Brooklyn? We hope it survives, but there’s no way of telling.
Futuros de Lisboa is a unique interactive multimedia exhibit that offers a few possible ideas, from professionals, academics, and artists to regular citizens of Lisbon and the world, on the subject of what comes next for this magical town.
Find out more here , and see you in the future!
Here’s just a glimpse of one possible terrifying not too distant reality.

*Inauguration is July 12 at 6:00 p.m.

to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 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€
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 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 Oct 8 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Belém | TBD
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 18:30
to Oct 8 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Belém | TBD @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pieter Hugo is well established in our collective subconsciousness; that is, there’s a good chance you’ve seen his stuff without knowing his name.
His solo show, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, comes to The Museu Berardo for the next three months. The exhibit opening will be held at 19h on the 4th of July, which any American living in Lisbon can tell you is like being between the Devil and the deep blue sea. Not to fret, the opening will offer cocktails by Bacalhôa and goodies from Pasteis da Nata. It’s no fried chicken and deviled eggs but, hey, it’s art.

Here’s a taste of Pieter’s stuff.

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to Sep 15 |PHOTO EXHIBIT | Carlos Nogueira’s “Photographs of Work and Other Drawings” | Martim Moniz | FREE
Aug 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.

to Sep 23 | EXHIBITION | In the Footsteps of Saint Anthony | Baixa | 3€
Aug 23 @ 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.

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