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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.
Oct 20 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
08:00
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,[...]
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela @ Jardim da Estrela
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela @ Jardim da Estrela
09:00
Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting. Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela everything third[...]
Oct 20 @ 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
10:00
“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[...]
to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO EXHIBIT | "Looking with other eyes" at the Gulbenkian | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” William Shakespeare “I met a blind man who taught me how to see.” Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). Ever wonder[...]
to Oct 21 | MARKET AND FAIR | Fair Feita - We manufacture what surrounds us | Graça | FREE - 15€ @ Campo de Santa Clara | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
Anyone who knows anything knows that most things are made in China. However, not all things. Here’s what the organizers of this interactive market tell us: “During the weekend of October 20 and 21, the[...]
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€ @ Museu da Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
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[...]
to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | "The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum" | Principe Real | FREE to 5€ @ Museu Geologico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
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,[...]
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
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[...]
to Oct 20 | MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE | Le Manège du Contrevent at CCB | Belém | FREE @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:30
Ever heard of a contrevent? If you have, you’re smarter than us. Or maybe French. Or both. Here’s what the organizers tell us: “The Contrevent is a balance, balancing a piano and a flying carpet.[...]
to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Overflow by Tadashi Kawamata | 5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal
11:00
There’s nothing artistic about pollution…until now. To raise awareness about the consumption of natural resources and the high level of refuse in our oceans, MAAT commissioned Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata to create an installation using decrepit[...]
to Oct 31 | Herança by Cristina Troufa | Telheiras | FREE @ CNAP  | Lisboa | Portugal
11:00
Line, form, and color — you can expect to witness the mastery of each as done by native Porto painter Cristina Troufa, and all on raw canvas. The exhibit might be small but it’s mighty,[...]
to Oct 20 | MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE | Klopotec Orkestra at CCB | Belém | 2,50 - 4,50€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
12:00
Wikipedia describes a klopotec as “a wooden mechanical device on a high wooden pole, similar to a windmill. … A folk belief also states that klopotecs drive snakes from the vineyards and soften grapes.” If[...]
to Oct 25 | DRAWING AND PAINTING EXHIBIT | Murmúrio do Suão by Flávio Horta | Restauradores | FREE @ Casa do Alentejo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
12:00
Flávio Horta is a Portuguese artist who dabbles in drawing and painting. His style looks classical, almost Renaissance-like, but his subject matter is up to date. Here’s how the organizers of his new show Murmúrio[...]
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | AkaCorleone: First World Problems | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
14:00
Some might argue that not knowing the reference in this artist’s name is a first-world problem. Then again, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that most of your problems are first-world anyway. We[...]
to Nov 3 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Razões e Emoções by Teresa Mendoça | Rato | FREE @ MAC- Alvarez Cabral | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
15:00
If you’re a fan of abstract art, mixed media, and what one Atlas friend affectionately calls “drippy paintings,” you won’t want to miss this exhibition of paintings by Ponta Delgada native Teresa Mendoça. From the[...]
to Nov 4 | EXHIBIT | Oh Fuck Yeah by Colin Ginks | Arroios | FREE @ A Montanha | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
15:00
Colin Ginks is an interesting guy. He’s a visual artist, writer, and curator whose show titles alone are enough to intrigue. For example, his new solo show* at A Montanha is called “Oh Fuck Yeah.”[...]
to Oct 26 | ART EXHIBIT | "And the story goes..." by Valdemar Doria | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal
18:00
So the story goes that if you happen to see Valdemar Doria about town, which is very likely, then you’ll probably see him with a sketchbook and paintbrush in hand. He is one of the[...]
to Oct 30 | ART EXHIBIT | "Board by Board" by Jorge Coelho | São Bento | FREE @ Apaixonarte Gallery | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
18:00
Jorge Coelho is a Portuguese comic book and graphic artist. He has an extensive CV and has worked with many a local and international underdog company. Because, as far as art goes, comic books, like[...]
Oct 20 @ 21:00 – 22:00
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Vivaldi and Piazzolla | Santos | €15 @ Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
21:00
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa takes over Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons — followed by an interpretation of the same theme by the man best known for his tangos, Astor Piazzolla. Good way[...]
MUSIC | JANEIRO | Benfica | 8€ @ AUDITÓRIO CARLOS PAREDES
Oct 20 @ 21:30 – 22:45
MUSIC | JANEIRO | Benfica | 8€ @ AUDITÓRIO CARLOS PAREDES | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
21:30
A lovely local. Well, pretty local. Originally from Coimbra, this musician and composer moved to Lisbon where he studied Jazz at Hot Clube De Portugal. He debuted his home-recorded EP in 2015, and with it played[...]
Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Second Hand Market | Intendente | FREE @ Largo Intendente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
While Feira da Ladra (“Thieves market”) continues to be Lisbon’s number one second-hand market, that doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY market in town worth its weight in used stuff. You can find some nice hidden[...]
Oct 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
10:00
“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[...]
to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO EXHIBIT | "Looking with other eyes" at the Gulbenkian | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” William Shakespeare “I met a blind man who taught me how to see.” Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). Ever wonder[...]
to Oct 21 | MARKET AND FAIR | Fair Feita - We manufacture what surrounds us | Graça | FREE - 15€ @ Campo de Santa Clara | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
Anyone who knows anything knows that most things are made in China. However, not all things. Here’s what the organizers of this interactive market tell us: “During the weekend of October 20 and 21, the[...]
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€ @ Museu da Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
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[...]
Weekly | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:00
Eating at McDonald’s does not make you a bad person. Your ancestors have done it for generations, and you can always opt for just lettuce. But sometimes you just want something a little more natural[...]
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
10:30
The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too. Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:[...]
to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Overflow by Tadashi Kawamata | 5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal
11:00
There’s nothing artistic about pollution…until now. To raise awareness about the consumption of natural resources and the high level of refuse in our oceans, MAAT commissioned Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata to create an installation using decrepit[...]

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