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Dec
16
Sun
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE @ Centro Cultural de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Yes, it’s a mix between old and new, traditional and urban art, all you thought you could expect. But here you’ll find an invited association, a seasonal fruits and vegetables stand, and also some artistic performances promoted by CCB.

New dates for 2018: 4 February | 4 March | 1 April | 6 May | 3 June | 1 July
5 August | 2 september | 7 october | 4 November | 2 December
Christmas Special Edition – December 16

Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Second Hand Market | Intendente | FREE
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Second Hand Market | Intendente | FREE @ Largo Intendente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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 gems at Lisbon’s second-best second-hand market, at Feira Intendente, every other Sunday all year round.

NOTE: one of the best ways to practice your Portuguese is by talking vendors down from 5€ to 1€.

to Dec 16 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Alfamarama Christmas Market | Príncipe Real | FREE
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Dec 16 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Alfamarama Christmas Market |  Príncipe Real | FREE @ Jardim do Príncipe Real | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Let’s keep it real.
Christmas is a great time for marketing.
No matter your political, religious, copyright or other views, this is a magical time of year.
This is why Alfamarama (who, quite possibly, is pending a jolly old lawsuit from Airbnb regarding their naughty logo) wants you to show them some holiday love this weekend.
Here’s what they say:
“Alfamarama is in Principe Real for a four-day Christmas Special edition! Christmas spirit and many new products that make perfect little gifts! Expect loads of lovely stalls full of handmade beauties and a buzzing Christmassy feel-good atmosphere!
Hope to see you there!

www.alfamarama.etsy.com

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If your Christmas shopping list is causing you some stress, fear not. A book is always a safe bet, even if it’s never read. Come get your inner geek on and maybe find that last-minute present or two at this year’s Festa dos Livros (“Book fest”) at the Gulbenkian.
Along with various publications and catalogs on a wide range of topics at discount prices, a few book presentations are in store as well, namely:

-“Thinking about the Residential Reception of Children and Young People”
Presented by Teresa Goldschmidt and João Beirão
Dec. 5, 18h30.

-“Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad”
Presented by Patrícia Rosas and Ricardo Agarez
Dec. 12, 18h30.

-“The Pose. Sculpture Reinvented in Paris in the 19th Century”
Presented by Luísa Sampaio and Penelope Curtis
Dec. 19, 18h30.

The fair runs daily, from 10h to 19h, until Dec. 23.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Weekly | FARMER'S MARKET | "LX Rural" at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE @ LX Factory | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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 and less controversial, if only to avoid those awkward dinner-party conversations.
In comes LX Rural, the new farmer’s market brought to you by LX Factory, the hippest (or freshest?) mini-Brooklyn this side of the Atlantic.
Here’s what they tell us:
“From the countryside to the city, from generation to generation, a rare market emerges. A market of freshness, quality and value.
Wake up early on Sunday and bring the family to the Rural Lx!
Come and meet the producers of traditional, sustainable and biological agriculture. Savor the products of the time. Come and taste the homemade bread, the preserves, the fresh vegetables, the sausages (thank Jesus!), the honey … and take the tradition and art to your table!
Indulge yourself in this market of colors and flavors of the field!”
The market is open to producers from all over Portugal, and is sure to make your Sunday hangover, if not better, healthier.

weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Dec 16 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 16 | MONTHLY CEREMONY | GNR Presidential Equestrian Squadron Lineup | Belém | FREE
Dec 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
to Dec 16 | MONTHLY CEREMONY | GNR Presidential Equestrian Squadron Lineup | Belém | FREE @ Palácio Nacional de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Why the long face?
Oh, you risk your and your horse’s life for the President every day as a member of the GNR‘s Equestrian Squadron?
Well, my friends — we salute you both!
Every third Sunday of the month, all year round, in front of the President’s residence, Palacio de Belém.
Learn more straight from the horse’s mouth here.
And here are some fun facts about our graceful companions.

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to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Dec 16 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Eduardo VII Park | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin.

That said, Benjamin Franklin should not be the first thing you think of when you think about Christmas.
That dude was a perv. Google it.

But the spirit of Christmas is something to be cherished, and, despite Ben’s extramarital adventures, he is right about the good conscience part.
Christmas is about love.
And Lisbon wants to wish you a Merry Christmas with “Wonderland Christmas” (or “Christmas Wonderland,” depending on your level of compound noun devotion).
Here’s what the organizers of this seasonal market have in store for you:
“It’s a Christmas market and holiday fun fair in one location! It’s Wonderland Lisboa at Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon. Bring friends, family, grandma and grandpa. Everyone will enjoy the ice rink, carousel, Ferris wheel, ice ramp, Christmas tree and giant snow globe. Pick up last minute gifts from local artisans. And, enjoy the food and drink of the season.
Don’t forget to stop in and have a chat with Santa Claus too.”

FREE ENTRANCE.

NOTE: The hours change: Mondays to Thursdays from noon to 9pm; Fridays from 2pm to 10pm; Saturdays from 10am to midnight; Sundays from 10am to 10pm; 24th and 31st from 10am to 4pm; 25th from 4pm to 10pm.

Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!

 

to Jan 13 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Smash It Room: liberta o stress! | Jardim Zoologico | 9,95€
Dec 16 @ 14:00 – 22:00
to Jan 13 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Smash It Room: liberta o stress! | Jardim Zoologico | 9,95€ @ Smash it Room | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The holidays can be quite stressful. And we all know that the best way to get rid of stress is to violently break something.
Anything, really…
Enter SMASH IT ROOM.
Here’s the breakdown from the organizers:
“Enter Smash It Room, choose your weapon and fight accumulated tension by destroying 20 bottles. Whether you prefer brute force or a creative touch, only one rule matters: nothing can remain intact!

Enjoy exclusive 2 for 1 tickets here.”

Happy Holidays!

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MUSIC | “RAVElVAL” at ODD Trindade | Baixa Chiado | FREE
Dec 16 @ 18:00 – Dec 17 @ 02:00
MUSIC | "RAVElVAL" at ODD Trindade | Baixa Chiado | FREE @ ODD Trindade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Urban Dictionary defines a rave as “any gathering of people centered around listening to and dancing to electronic music, as played by a set of live DJs. Originated in 1989 in the UK as underground, often illegal gatherings in abandoned warehouses. Often characterized by the positive, psychedelic atmosphere, influenced often (but not always) by drugs and casual sex.”

ODD Trinidade, the organizers of RAVEVIVAL, define there Sunday night party as follows:
“On Sunday the 16th of December we’re going to get together again for a late-afternoon raving session, bringing back the sound and the style of original raves from the late 80s/early 90s. Back then you would go there and meet the same people you raved with before, like a big family.
To really fit the theme, you’re highly encouraged to dress up as crazy as you can, put on your comfortable baggy colorful clothes and get ready to have a blast! If you need some inspiration, check out this collection of pictures from early 90s raves.
In case you weren’t there, here’s what the previous parties looked like.”

Check out the full line-up of DJs here and come move your body and hands in a way that can only be explained by the everlasting pursuit of drugs and/or casual sex.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€
Dec 16 @ 18:00 – 23:59
to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€ @ Medeia Filmes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“I have such difficulty calming down — my stomach, my head, reality, everything. That is the reason I live in Fårö.”
Ingmar Bergman.

If you’re a fan of cinema, then you’ve heard of Ingmar Bergman.
If you’re a cinema geek, then you know Ingmar turned 100 years old this year.
If you’re all of the above, then this one’s for you.
Here’s what the organizers tell us:
“This is the year that celebrates the centenary of one of the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. Ingmar Bergman was born on July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, and died on July 30, on the island of Fårö. Leopardo Filmes and Medeia Filmes have prepared a huge program of homage to the director, writer, and playwright, one of the greatest artists of the last century, which will take place at Espaço Nimas in Lisbon.
The most beautiful films of Bergman, almost all in digitally restored format.”

What’s in store:

SILENCE
14-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

FANNY AND ALEXANDRE
15-Dec, Saturday
2:30 pm, 6:30 pm.

CONJUGAL LIVING SCENES
16-Dec, Sunday
14h30, 18h, 21h30.

SUNDAYS OF A SUMMER NIGHT
17-Dec, Monday
18h, 20h, 22h.

OF THE LIVES OF THE MARIONETTES
18-Dec, Tuesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

PRISON
19-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

A LOVE SUMMER
20-Dec, Thursday
18h, 20h, 22h.

IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
21-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

MONICA AND DESIRE
22-Dec, Saturday
14h, 18h, 22h.

AUTUMN SUN
16h, 20h.

THE MASK
23-Dec, Sunday
14h, 18h, 22h.

THE SEVENTH SEAL
16h, 20h.

THE MAGIC FLUTE
24-Dec, Monday
14h, 16h30.

STRAWBERRIES WILD
25-Dec, Tuesday
16h, 18h, 20h, 22h.

WINTER LIGHT
26-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

6€ per flick.

to Feb 26 | MUSIC | Real Fado at Reservatório Patriarcal | Príncipe Real | 20€
Dec 16 @ 19:00 – 20:00
to Feb 26 | MUSIC | Real Fado at Reservatório Patriarcal |  Príncipe Real | 20€ @ Reservatório Patriarcal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fado.
It’s mysterious. It’s almost 200 years old. It’s beautiful. It’s an Intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage. It’s basically the most Portuguese thing known to man after Ronaldo.
For the next three months, you get to hear it live.
Come keep it real with some history, culture, and heritage, brought to you by some of Lisbon’s realest, with a complimentary glass of wine or gin (depending on the day).
Tickets and more info here.

to Dec 16 | FILM WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK | “Amadeus” Live at the Gulbenkian | Praça da Espanha | 20 – 40€
Dec 16 @ 20:00 – 23:30
to Dec 16 | FILM WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK | "Amadeus" Live at the Gulbenkian | Praça da Espanha | 20 - 40€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“His funeral! Imagine it, the cathedral, all Vienna sitting there, his coffin, Mozart’s little coffin in the middle, and then, in that silence, music! A divine music bursts out over them all. A great mass of death! Requiem mass for Wolfgang Mozart, composed by his devoted friend, Antonio Salieri! Oh what sublimity, what depth, what passion in the music! Salieri has been touched by God at last. And God is forced to listen! Powerless, powerless to stop it! I, for once in the end, laughing at him!”
Antonio Salieri, Amadeus (1984).

Oh, jealousy…
It most likely killed both Tupac and Biggie.
Those are classical musicians. Even if you haven’t heard them, you’ve definitely heard of them.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was also a classical musician. If you haven’t heard him, it’s still safe to say you have heard of him. He died almost exactly 227 years ago, at the age of 35. Some believe that Antonio Salieri killed him.
Even though Antonio was, and still is, a world-renowned musician, this film (whether you’ve seen it or not) may actually be the reason you’ve heard of him.
Wikipedia explains:
“Salieri’s music slowly disappeared from the repertoire between 1800 and 1868 and was rarely heard after that period until the revival of his fame in the late 20th century. This revival was due to the dramatic and highly fictionalized depiction of Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus (1979) and its 1984 film version. The death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was followed by rumors that he and Salieri had been bitter rivals, and that Salieri had poisoned the younger composer, yet it is likely that they were, at least, mutually respectful peers.”

Dead men tell no tales, so, at this point, it’s impossible to tell where the truth lies. After all — Mozart, like Tupac, is forever.

Anyway, if you’re a fan of classical music and in the mood for a full-force orchestra playing the soundtrack to the aforementioned film, including works from both Salieri and Mozart, you’re in for a treat. The Gulbenkian orchestra plays along with the big screen, live and in real time, for three epic nights in a row.
And you’re invited.

Showtimes:

Thursday and Friday, Dec 13 / 14:
20h – 23h30.

Sunday, Dec 16:
17h – 20h30.

Tickets here.

Here’s the trailer of the story how, according to some, Salieri rocked Amadeus.

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Dec
17
Mon
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Dec 17 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If your Christmas shopping list is causing you some stress, fear not. A book is always a safe bet, even if it’s never read. Come get your inner geek on and maybe find that last-minute present or two at this year’s Festa dos Livros (“Book fest”) at the Gulbenkian.
Along with various publications and catalogs on a wide range of topics at discount prices, a few book presentations are in store as well, namely:

-“Thinking about the Residential Reception of Children and Young People”
Presented by Teresa Goldschmidt and João Beirão
Dec. 5, 18h30.

-“Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad”
Presented by Patrícia Rosas and Ricardo Agarez
Dec. 12, 18h30.

-“The Pose. Sculpture Reinvented in Paris in the 19th Century”
Presented by Luísa Sampaio and Penelope Curtis
Dec. 19, 18h30.

The fair runs daily, from 10h to 19h, until Dec. 23.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Dec 17 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Eduardo VII Park | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin.

That said, Benjamin Franklin should not be the first thing you think of when you think about Christmas.
That dude was a perv. Google it.

But the spirit of Christmas is something to be cherished, and, despite Ben’s extramarital adventures, he is right about the good conscience part.
Christmas is about love.
And Lisbon wants to wish you a Merry Christmas with “Wonderland Christmas” (or “Christmas Wonderland,” depending on your level of compound noun devotion).
Here’s what the organizers of this seasonal market have in store for you:
“It’s a Christmas market and holiday fun fair in one location! It’s Wonderland Lisboa at Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon. Bring friends, family, grandma and grandpa. Everyone will enjoy the ice rink, carousel, Ferris wheel, ice ramp, Christmas tree and giant snow globe. Pick up last minute gifts from local artisans. And, enjoy the food and drink of the season.
Don’t forget to stop in and have a chat with Santa Claus too.”

FREE ENTRANCE.

NOTE: The hours change: Mondays to Thursdays from noon to 9pm; Fridays from 2pm to 10pm; Saturdays from 10am to midnight; Sundays from 10am to 10pm; 24th and 31st from 10am to 4pm; 25th from 4pm to 10pm.

Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!

 

to Feb 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Silence and Memory : 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature | Alfama | 3€
Dec 17 @ 12:45 – 15:45
to Feb 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Silence and Memory : 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature | Alfama | 3€ @ Fundação José Saramago | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”

Jose Saramago.

Silence and memory are mutually resptful friends, if one reads enough Saramago.

SILENCE AND MEMORY – 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature (“Exposição Silêncio e Memória – 23 Prémios Nobel de Literatura”) is a multimedia art exhibit consisting of photographs and literary readings dedicated to Jose Saramgo and other Nobel-winning authors of recent memory.
Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“The Lisbon City Council and the José Saramago Foundation inaugurate on December 10 the exhibition “SILENCE AND MEMORY – 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature,” with photographs by Kim Manresa and texts by Xavi Ayén, curated by Miguel Ángel Invarato. The exhibition is part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Joseph Saramago .
Torreão Poente will host more than 160 photographs and excerpts from interviews conducted at 23 Nobel Prizes in an atmosphere that replicates the complicity and intimacy that was generated between artists and writers in a work begun in 2005. Kim Manresa tells us in images – with his documentary style, committed and human – what can be shown and only what can be said, silence can be extremely concise. It is in this silence that, as we contemplate memory in an image, we find ourselves.”
The 23 laureates are, in chronological order of awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature:

* Gabriel García Márquez
Aracataca, Colombia. [1927 – 2014]
Nobel Prize 1982

* Wole Soyinka
Abeokuta, Nigeria. [1934 -] Nobel Prize 1986

* Naguib Mahfuz
Cairo, Egypt. [1911 – 2006] Nobel Prize 1988

* Nadine Gordimer
Springs, South Africa. [1923 – 2014] Nobel Prize winner 1991

* Derek Walcott
Castries, Saint Lucia. [1930 – 2017] Nobel Prize 1992

* Toni Morrison
Ohio, USA. [1931 -]
Nobel Prize 1993

* Kenzaburo Oé
Uchiko, Japan. [1935 -]
Nobel Prize 1994

* Wislawa Szymborska
Kórnik, Poland. [1923 – 2012]
Nobel Prize 1996

* Dario Fo
Leggiuno-Sangiano, Italy. [1926 – 2016] Nobel Prize 1997

* José Saramago
Azinhaga, Portugal. [1922 – 2010]
Nobel Prize 1998

* Günter Grass
Danzig-Langfuhr, Germany. [1927 – 2015] Nobel Prize 1999

* Gao Xingjian
Ganzhou, China. [1940 -]
Nobel Prize 2000

* VS Naipaul
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. [1932 – 2018] Nobel Prize 2001

* Imre Kertész
Budapest, Hungary. [1929 – 2016]
Nobel Prize 2002

* John M. Coetzee
Cape Town, South Africa. [1940 -] Nobel Prize 2003

* Orhan Pamuk
Istanbul, Turkey. [1952 -]
Nobel Prize winner 2006

* Doris Lessing
Kermanshah, Persia (now Iran). [1919- 2013] Nobel Prize 2007

* Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
Nice, France. [1940 -]
Nobel Prize 2008

* Herta Müller
Nitzkydorf, Banat, Romania. [1953 -]
Nobel Prize 2009

* Mario Vargas Llosa
Arequipa, Peru. [1936 -]
Nobel Prize winner 2010

* Tomas Tranströmer
Estocolomo, Sweden. [1931 – 2015]
Nobel Prize 2011

* Patrick Modiano
Boulogne-Billancourt, France. [1945 -] Nobel Prize 2014

* Svetlana Aleksiévich
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. [1948 -] Nobel Prize 2015

Viewing hours are Mon through Sat, 10h-18h.
Entry is 3€.

to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€
Dec 17 @ 18:00 – 23:59
to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€ @ Medeia Filmes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“I have such difficulty calming down — my stomach, my head, reality, everything. That is the reason I live in Fårö.”
Ingmar Bergman.

If you’re a fan of cinema, then you’ve heard of Ingmar Bergman.
If you’re a cinema geek, then you know Ingmar turned 100 years old this year.
If you’re all of the above, then this one’s for you.
Here’s what the organizers tell us:
“This is the year that celebrates the centenary of one of the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. Ingmar Bergman was born on July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, and died on July 30, on the island of Fårö. Leopardo Filmes and Medeia Filmes have prepared a huge program of homage to the director, writer, and playwright, one of the greatest artists of the last century, which will take place at Espaço Nimas in Lisbon.
The most beautiful films of Bergman, almost all in digitally restored format.”

What’s in store:

SILENCE
14-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

FANNY AND ALEXANDRE
15-Dec, Saturday
2:30 pm, 6:30 pm.

CONJUGAL LIVING SCENES
16-Dec, Sunday
14h30, 18h, 21h30.

SUNDAYS OF A SUMMER NIGHT
17-Dec, Monday
18h, 20h, 22h.

OF THE LIVES OF THE MARIONETTES
18-Dec, Tuesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

PRISON
19-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

A LOVE SUMMER
20-Dec, Thursday
18h, 20h, 22h.

IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
21-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

MONICA AND DESIRE
22-Dec, Saturday
14h, 18h, 22h.

AUTUMN SUN
16h, 20h.

THE MASK
23-Dec, Sunday
14h, 18h, 22h.

THE SEVENTH SEAL
16h, 20h.

THE MAGIC FLUTE
24-Dec, Monday
14h, 16h30.

STRAWBERRIES WILD
25-Dec, Tuesday
16h, 18h, 20h, 22h.

WINTER LIGHT
26-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

6€ per flick.

FILM AND DEBATE | Problematizing reality: art, cinema, and philosophy | Campo Mártires da Pátria | FREE
Dec 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00
FILM AND DEBATE | Problematizing reality: art, cinema, and philosophy | Campo Mártires da Pátria | FREE @ Goethe-Institut Portugal | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.”
Anton Chekhov

We all know that the last thing reality needs is more problematizing. Then again, we can all use a little more Chekhov in our lives. Leave it to the Russians, Ukrainians, and Germans to make your Christmas this year a little more complicated.

Here’s what the Goethe Institut of Portugal, the organizers, tell us about this evening of art and cinema:
“Artworks, especially those that comprise documentary material, can offer a particularly challenging appeal to our thoughts about reality. While their indexical link to the reality they address grants specific credibility, the position of the artist, their aesthetic, thematic, and political choices, and self-reflexive stance may generate a critical assessment of the very constitution of reality. At such a point, art meets philosophy.

In order to reflect on the relationship between the factual world and its subjective appropriation, questioning hegemonic claims to objectivity and problematizing the inherent contradictions of society are inherently philosophical issues. ‘Problematising reality – Encounters between art, cinema, and philosophy’ is a series of projections and discussions that take place in various cultural spaces in the city of Lisbon. These encounters between artists and researchers of international renown focus on the very moments where art, cinema, and philosophy enter into a productive dialogue.

This particular program takes place at the Goethe-Institut Auditorium. It brings together artist Emily Wardill and philosopher Michael Marder in a screening of and discussion about Chekhovian Motifs (2002), a film directed by the late Ukrainian filmmaker Kira Muratova.”

FREE ENTRY (limited seating).

For more info, call or write:
+351 21 352 11 55
[email protected]

Here’s some problematized motivation, Chekhov style.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUh7Yb_Zt0Y[/embed]

to Dec 29 | ART EXHIBIT | “D:Block” by Splinter | Graça | FREE
Dec 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30
to Dec 29 | ART EXHIBIT | "D:Block" by Splinter | Graça | FREE @ Má língua | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you have ever been inside the rougher part of a U.S. prison, or are from NYC, or are a fan of U.S. street and/or hip-hop slang, then the term “D Block” likely has a very specific connotation for you.
But even if you’ve never been to NYC or inside a U.S. prison, D Block still probably rings an ambiguous bell…
Language can be funny that way.

João Henriques, aka Splinter, is a 28-year-old Portuguese painter who likes the idea of “morphing cities.”

Lisbon, as a city, much like NYC, is definitely morphing. As is its language.

Splinter’s new show at Má língua is called “D: Block,” and, according to the organizers, it “presents the new works of the Cidades series to the public. This series brings an imaginary world of urban organisms in constant mutation. They are a set of paintings that are born from a singular approach to urban morphology, through the experiences, tools and work processes of the artist.
The exhibition is a tribute to Baltazar Durval Gallego, DJ and music producer known as RAZAT.
The name of the exhibition is due to this honor, it is the name of one of Splinter’s favorite songs by Baltazar, and he thought it had a connection with his current work.”

We, for one, are fans of “urban organisms in constant mutation,” D Block or other.
Moreover, Splinter looks like he’s been around the block with his brush once or twice.

For the opening inauguration, Má língua invites special guest DJ FISHING (look up Urban Dictionary’s definition of “fishing” if you dare).

Opening inauguration:
Sat, Nov 17, 18:30h to 21:30h.

Gallery hours:
Mon – Sat, 18h – 02h.
Exhibition open until December 29.

Contacts:
[email protected] // [email protected]

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 25 | LIVE JAZZ | Ricardo Toscano Jam Session | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Dec 17 @ 22:00 – Dec 18 @ 02:00
to Dec 25 | LIVE JAZZ | Ricardo Toscano Jam Session | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From O Bom O Mau e O Vilão:
“Whoever said Mondays are “staying home” nights didn’t pass by Cais do Sodré, where they’re the perfect time and place for Jazz!
Saxophonist Ricardo Toscano brings along João Pedro Coelho on the piano, Romeu Tristão on the contrabass and João Pereira on drums to set the right tone for a Jazzy “conversation”, played by heart and followed by intuition. From 10pm onwards.”

If you got a case of the Mondays, stop by and chill out.
Here’s some goodness.

[embed]https://youtu.be/3nl6Tqo23-Q[/embed]

Dec
18
Tue
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama
Dec 18 @ 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 Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Dec 18 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If your Christmas shopping list is causing you some stress, fear not. A book is always a safe bet, even if it’s never read. Come get your inner geek on and maybe find that last-minute present or two at this year’s Festa dos Livros (“Book fest”) at the Gulbenkian.
Along with various publications and catalogs on a wide range of topics at discount prices, a few book presentations are in store as well, namely:

-“Thinking about the Residential Reception of Children and Young People”
Presented by Teresa Goldschmidt and João Beirão
Dec. 5, 18h30.

-“Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad”
Presented by Patrícia Rosas and Ricardo Agarez
Dec. 12, 18h30.

-“The Pose. Sculpture Reinvented in Paris in the 19th Century”
Presented by Luísa Sampaio and Penelope Curtis
Dec. 19, 18h30.

The fair runs daily, from 10h to 19h, until Dec. 23.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Dec 18 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Eduardo VII Park | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin.

That said, Benjamin Franklin should not be the first thing you think of when you think about Christmas.
That dude was a perv. Google it.

But the spirit of Christmas is something to be cherished, and, despite Ben’s extramarital adventures, he is right about the good conscience part.
Christmas is about love.
And Lisbon wants to wish you a Merry Christmas with “Wonderland Christmas” (or “Christmas Wonderland,” depending on your level of compound noun devotion).
Here’s what the organizers of this seasonal market have in store for you:
“It’s a Christmas market and holiday fun fair in one location! It’s Wonderland Lisboa at Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon. Bring friends, family, grandma and grandpa. Everyone will enjoy the ice rink, carousel, Ferris wheel, ice ramp, Christmas tree and giant snow globe. Pick up last minute gifts from local artisans. And, enjoy the food and drink of the season.
Don’t forget to stop in and have a chat with Santa Claus too.”

FREE ENTRANCE.

NOTE: The hours change: Mondays to Thursdays from noon to 9pm; Fridays from 2pm to 10pm; Saturdays from 10am to midnight; Sundays from 10am to 10pm; 24th and 31st from 10am to 4pm; 25th from 4pm to 10pm.

Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!

 

to Feb 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Silence and Memory : 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature | Alfama | 3€
Dec 18 @ 12:45 – 15:45
to Feb 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Silence and Memory : 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature | Alfama | 3€ @ Fundação José Saramago | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”

Jose Saramago.

Silence and memory are mutually resptful friends, if one reads enough Saramago.

SILENCE AND MEMORY – 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature (“Exposição Silêncio e Memória – 23 Prémios Nobel de Literatura”) is a multimedia art exhibit consisting of photographs and literary readings dedicated to Jose Saramgo and other Nobel-winning authors of recent memory.
Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“The Lisbon City Council and the José Saramago Foundation inaugurate on December 10 the exhibition “SILENCE AND MEMORY – 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature,” with photographs by Kim Manresa and texts by Xavi Ayén, curated by Miguel Ángel Invarato. The exhibition is part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Joseph Saramago .
Torreão Poente will host more than 160 photographs and excerpts from interviews conducted at 23 Nobel Prizes in an atmosphere that replicates the complicity and intimacy that was generated between artists and writers in a work begun in 2005. Kim Manresa tells us in images – with his documentary style, committed and human – what can be shown and only what can be said, silence can be extremely concise. It is in this silence that, as we contemplate memory in an image, we find ourselves.”
The 23 laureates are, in chronological order of awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature:

* Gabriel García Márquez
Aracataca, Colombia. [1927 – 2014]
Nobel Prize 1982

* Wole Soyinka
Abeokuta, Nigeria. [1934 -] Nobel Prize 1986

* Naguib Mahfuz
Cairo, Egypt. [1911 – 2006] Nobel Prize 1988

* Nadine Gordimer
Springs, South Africa. [1923 – 2014] Nobel Prize winner 1991

* Derek Walcott
Castries, Saint Lucia. [1930 – 2017] Nobel Prize 1992

* Toni Morrison
Ohio, USA. [1931 -]
Nobel Prize 1993

* Kenzaburo Oé
Uchiko, Japan. [1935 -]
Nobel Prize 1994

* Wislawa Szymborska
Kórnik, Poland. [1923 – 2012]
Nobel Prize 1996

* Dario Fo
Leggiuno-Sangiano, Italy. [1926 – 2016] Nobel Prize 1997

* José Saramago
Azinhaga, Portugal. [1922 – 2010]
Nobel Prize 1998

* Günter Grass
Danzig-Langfuhr, Germany. [1927 – 2015] Nobel Prize 1999

* Gao Xingjian
Ganzhou, China. [1940 -]
Nobel Prize 2000

* VS Naipaul
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. [1932 – 2018] Nobel Prize 2001

* Imre Kertész
Budapest, Hungary. [1929 – 2016]
Nobel Prize 2002

* John M. Coetzee
Cape Town, South Africa. [1940 -] Nobel Prize 2003

* Orhan Pamuk
Istanbul, Turkey. [1952 -]
Nobel Prize winner 2006

* Doris Lessing
Kermanshah, Persia (now Iran). [1919- 2013] Nobel Prize 2007

* Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
Nice, France. [1940 -]
Nobel Prize 2008

* Herta Müller
Nitzkydorf, Banat, Romania. [1953 -]
Nobel Prize 2009

* Mario Vargas Llosa
Arequipa, Peru. [1936 -]
Nobel Prize winner 2010

* Tomas Tranströmer
Estocolomo, Sweden. [1931 – 2015]
Nobel Prize 2011

* Patrick Modiano
Boulogne-Billancourt, France. [1945 -] Nobel Prize 2014

* Svetlana Aleksiévich
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. [1948 -] Nobel Prize 2015

Viewing hours are Mon through Sat, 10h-18h.
Entry is 3€.

to Jan 13 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Smash It Room: liberta o stress! | Jardim Zoologico | 9,95€
Dec 18 @ 14:00 – 22:00
to Jan 13 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Smash It Room: liberta o stress! | Jardim Zoologico | 9,95€ @ Smash it Room | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The holidays can be quite stressful. And we all know that the best way to get rid of stress is to violently break something.
Anything, really…
Enter SMASH IT ROOM.
Here’s the breakdown from the organizers:
“Enter Smash It Room, choose your weapon and fight accumulated tension by destroying 20 bottles. Whether you prefer brute force or a creative touch, only one rule matters: nothing can remain intact!

Enjoy exclusive 2 for 1 tickets here.”

Happy Holidays!

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_vaoOdeeUk[/embed]

to Jan 9 | ART EXHIBIT | “Interval” by João Fazenda | Intendente | FREE
Dec 18 @ 15:00 – 20:00
to Jan 9 | ART EXHIBIT | "Interval" by João Fazenda | Intendente | FREE @ Passevite | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Fazenda is a Portuguese artist who dabbles in drawing, illustration, comics, graphic design, and painting. And he’s pretty damn good if we dare say so. Not that this is proof, but he’s so good that his clientele so far has included The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Scientist, Boston Mag, Time Out Lisboa, Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation, TAP, Instituto Camões, Museu da Cidade, and so on, and so on…
Nevertheless, Mr. Fazenda doesn’t seem to be fazed by this impressive list of employers, as his newest solo show, Intervalo, is free.
Here’s what the organizers tell us about it:
“The exhibition starts from the idea of creating images with nothing special.
The works are about the beauty of the banal and the gestures lost in everyday life.
In between schedules, between all the undelayable activities, we’re left with moments and choreographies to which we pay little attention. Far from being dead times, they might be break-times from theater, the backstage from a bigger scene, but that doesn’t make them stop being fiction.”

The beauty of the banal in the intervals between undelayable activities sounds like a perfectly well-rounded Saturday night to us.

The inauguration is Sat, Dec 8, at 19h.
Gallery hours are Tue-Sat, 15h-20h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€
Dec 18 @ 18:00 – 23:59
to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€ @ Medeia Filmes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“I have such difficulty calming down — my stomach, my head, reality, everything. That is the reason I live in Fårö.”
Ingmar Bergman.

If you’re a fan of cinema, then you’ve heard of Ingmar Bergman.
If you’re a cinema geek, then you know Ingmar turned 100 years old this year.
If you’re all of the above, then this one’s for you.
Here’s what the organizers tell us:
“This is the year that celebrates the centenary of one of the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. Ingmar Bergman was born on July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, and died on July 30, on the island of Fårö. Leopardo Filmes and Medeia Filmes have prepared a huge program of homage to the director, writer, and playwright, one of the greatest artists of the last century, which will take place at Espaço Nimas in Lisbon.
The most beautiful films of Bergman, almost all in digitally restored format.”

What’s in store:

SILENCE
14-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

FANNY AND ALEXANDRE
15-Dec, Saturday
2:30 pm, 6:30 pm.

CONJUGAL LIVING SCENES
16-Dec, Sunday
14h30, 18h, 21h30.

SUNDAYS OF A SUMMER NIGHT
17-Dec, Monday
18h, 20h, 22h.

OF THE LIVES OF THE MARIONETTES
18-Dec, Tuesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

PRISON
19-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

A LOVE SUMMER
20-Dec, Thursday
18h, 20h, 22h.

IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
21-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

MONICA AND DESIRE
22-Dec, Saturday
14h, 18h, 22h.

AUTUMN SUN
16h, 20h.

THE MASK
23-Dec, Sunday
14h, 18h, 22h.

THE SEVENTH SEAL
16h, 20h.

THE MAGIC FLUTE
24-Dec, Monday
14h, 16h30.

STRAWBERRIES WILD
25-Dec, Tuesday
16h, 18h, 20h, 22h.

WINTER LIGHT
26-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

6€ per flick.

to Dec 29 | ART EXHIBIT | “D:Block” by Splinter | Graça | FREE
Dec 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30
to Dec 29 | ART EXHIBIT | "D:Block" by Splinter | Graça | FREE @ Má língua | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you have ever been inside the rougher part of a U.S. prison, or are from NYC, or are a fan of U.S. street and/or hip-hop slang, then the term “D Block” likely has a very specific connotation for you.
But even if you’ve never been to NYC or inside a U.S. prison, D Block still probably rings an ambiguous bell…
Language can be funny that way.

João Henriques, aka Splinter, is a 28-year-old Portuguese painter who likes the idea of “morphing cities.”

Lisbon, as a city, much like NYC, is definitely morphing. As is its language.

Splinter’s new show at Má língua is called “D: Block,” and, according to the organizers, it “presents the new works of the Cidades series to the public. This series brings an imaginary world of urban organisms in constant mutation. They are a set of paintings that are born from a singular approach to urban morphology, through the experiences, tools and work processes of the artist.
The exhibition is a tribute to Baltazar Durval Gallego, DJ and music producer known as RAZAT.
The name of the exhibition is due to this honor, it is the name of one of Splinter’s favorite songs by Baltazar, and he thought it had a connection with his current work.”

We, for one, are fans of “urban organisms in constant mutation,” D Block or other.
Moreover, Splinter looks like he’s been around the block with his brush once or twice.

For the opening inauguration, Má língua invites special guest DJ FISHING (look up Urban Dictionary’s definition of “fishing” if you dare).

Opening inauguration:
Sat, Nov 17, 18:30h to 21:30h.

Gallery hours:
Mon – Sat, 18h – 02h.
Exhibition open until December 29.

Contacts:
[email protected] // [email protected]

FREE ENTRY.

to Feb 26 | MUSIC | Real Fado at Reservatório Patriarcal | Príncipe Real | 20€
Dec 18 @ 19:00 – 20:00
to Feb 26 | MUSIC | Real Fado at Reservatório Patriarcal |  Príncipe Real | 20€ @ Reservatório Patriarcal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fado.
It’s mysterious. It’s almost 200 years old. It’s beautiful. It’s an Intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage. It’s basically the most Portuguese thing known to man after Ronaldo.
For the next three months, you get to hear it live.
Come keep it real with some history, culture, and heritage, brought to you by some of Lisbon’s realest, with a complimentary glass of wine or gin (depending on the day).
Tickets and more info here.

WEEKLY | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Dec 18 @ 22:00 – 23:59
WEEKLY | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

“We’re just
two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
year after year.”
Roger Waters.

If you want to feel like you’re in a fish bowl with fellow lost souls but swimming in craft beer, come on down to the Crafty Corner any given Tuesday. Bring your guitar, or just your ears, and enjoy some open mic. The stage is highly visible from the street (increasing your level of “exposure” greatly), the 12 local craft beers on tap are constantly evolving (ask the bartenders, they’re cool), and chances of hearing “Wish you were here” are almost equal to those of hearing “Wonderwall”. Because, after all, this is downtown Lisbon.
The organizers put it this way:
“Open Mic Tuesdays at Crafty Corner – a weekly event dedicated to offering musicians the opportunity to play to a lovely audience in a beautiful location. These are acoustic or semi-acoustic sessions – those who dare get a free beer (or wine or soft drink!)”
FREE ENTRY

Weekly | SHORT FILMS | Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Dec 18 @ 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:

 

Dec
19
Wed
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Dec 19 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If your Christmas shopping list is causing you some stress, fear not. A book is always a safe bet, even if it’s never read. Come get your inner geek on and maybe find that last-minute present or two at this year’s Festa dos Livros (“Book fest”) at the Gulbenkian.
Along with various publications and catalogs on a wide range of topics at discount prices, a few book presentations are in store as well, namely:

-“Thinking about the Residential Reception of Children and Young People”
Presented by Teresa Goldschmidt and João Beirão
Dec. 5, 18h30.

-“Art and Architecture between Lisbon and Baghdad”
Presented by Patrícia Rosas and Ricardo Agarez
Dec. 12, 18h30.

-“The Pose. Sculpture Reinvented in Paris in the 19th Century”
Presented by Luísa Sampaio and Penelope Curtis
Dec. 19, 18h30.

The fair runs daily, from 10h to 19h, until Dec. 23.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Dec 19 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Jan 1 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Wonderland Christmas in Lisbon | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Eduardo VII Park | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin.

That said, Benjamin Franklin should not be the first thing you think of when you think about Christmas.
That dude was a perv. Google it.

But the spirit of Christmas is something to be cherished, and, despite Ben’s extramarital adventures, he is right about the good conscience part.
Christmas is about love.
And Lisbon wants to wish you a Merry Christmas with “Wonderland Christmas” (or “Christmas Wonderland,” depending on your level of compound noun devotion).
Here’s what the organizers of this seasonal market have in store for you:
“It’s a Christmas market and holiday fun fair in one location! It’s Wonderland Lisboa at Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon. Bring friends, family, grandma and grandpa. Everyone will enjoy the ice rink, carousel, Ferris wheel, ice ramp, Christmas tree and giant snow globe. Pick up last minute gifts from local artisans. And, enjoy the food and drink of the season.
Don’t forget to stop in and have a chat with Santa Claus too.”

FREE ENTRANCE.

NOTE: The hours change: Mondays to Thursdays from noon to 9pm; Fridays from 2pm to 10pm; Saturdays from 10am to midnight; Sundays from 10am to 10pm; 24th and 31st from 10am to 4pm; 25th from 4pm to 10pm.

Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!

 

to Feb 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Silence and Memory : 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature | Alfama | 3€
Dec 19 @ 12:45 – 15:45
to Feb 24 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Silence and Memory : 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature | Alfama | 3€ @ Fundação José Saramago | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”

Jose Saramago.

Silence and memory are mutually resptful friends, if one reads enough Saramago.

SILENCE AND MEMORY – 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature (“Exposição Silêncio e Memória – 23 Prémios Nobel de Literatura”) is a multimedia art exhibit consisting of photographs and literary readings dedicated to Jose Saramgo and other Nobel-winning authors of recent memory.
Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“The Lisbon City Council and the José Saramago Foundation inaugurate on December 10 the exhibition “SILENCE AND MEMORY – 23 Nobel Prizes in Literature,” with photographs by Kim Manresa and texts by Xavi Ayén, curated by Miguel Ángel Invarato. The exhibition is part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Joseph Saramago .
Torreão Poente will host more than 160 photographs and excerpts from interviews conducted at 23 Nobel Prizes in an atmosphere that replicates the complicity and intimacy that was generated between artists and writers in a work begun in 2005. Kim Manresa tells us in images – with his documentary style, committed and human – what can be shown and only what can be said, silence can be extremely concise. It is in this silence that, as we contemplate memory in an image, we find ourselves.”
The 23 laureates are, in chronological order of awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature:

* Gabriel García Márquez
Aracataca, Colombia. [1927 – 2014]
Nobel Prize 1982

* Wole Soyinka
Abeokuta, Nigeria. [1934 -] Nobel Prize 1986

* Naguib Mahfuz
Cairo, Egypt. [1911 – 2006] Nobel Prize 1988

* Nadine Gordimer
Springs, South Africa. [1923 – 2014] Nobel Prize winner 1991

* Derek Walcott
Castries, Saint Lucia. [1930 – 2017] Nobel Prize 1992

* Toni Morrison
Ohio, USA. [1931 -]
Nobel Prize 1993

* Kenzaburo Oé
Uchiko, Japan. [1935 -]
Nobel Prize 1994

* Wislawa Szymborska
Kórnik, Poland. [1923 – 2012]
Nobel Prize 1996

* Dario Fo
Leggiuno-Sangiano, Italy. [1926 – 2016] Nobel Prize 1997

* José Saramago
Azinhaga, Portugal. [1922 – 2010]
Nobel Prize 1998

* Günter Grass
Danzig-Langfuhr, Germany. [1927 – 2015] Nobel Prize 1999

* Gao Xingjian
Ganzhou, China. [1940 -]
Nobel Prize 2000

* VS Naipaul
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. [1932 – 2018] Nobel Prize 2001

* Imre Kertész
Budapest, Hungary. [1929 – 2016]
Nobel Prize 2002

* John M. Coetzee
Cape Town, South Africa. [1940 -] Nobel Prize 2003

* Orhan Pamuk
Istanbul, Turkey. [1952 -]
Nobel Prize winner 2006

* Doris Lessing
Kermanshah, Persia (now Iran). [1919- 2013] Nobel Prize 2007

* Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
Nice, France. [1940 -]
Nobel Prize 2008

* Herta Müller
Nitzkydorf, Banat, Romania. [1953 -]
Nobel Prize 2009

* Mario Vargas Llosa
Arequipa, Peru. [1936 -]
Nobel Prize winner 2010

* Tomas Tranströmer
Estocolomo, Sweden. [1931 – 2015]
Nobel Prize 2011

* Patrick Modiano
Boulogne-Billancourt, France. [1945 -] Nobel Prize 2014

* Svetlana Aleksiévich
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. [1948 -] Nobel Prize 2015

Viewing hours are Mon through Sat, 10h-18h.
Entry is 3€.

to Jan 13 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Smash It Room: liberta o stress! | Jardim Zoologico | 9,95€
Dec 19 @ 14:00 – 22:00
to Jan 13 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Smash It Room: liberta o stress! | Jardim Zoologico | 9,95€ @ Smash it Room | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The holidays can be quite stressful. And we all know that the best way to get rid of stress is to violently break something.
Anything, really…
Enter SMASH IT ROOM.
Here’s the breakdown from the organizers:
“Enter Smash It Room, choose your weapon and fight accumulated tension by destroying 20 bottles. Whether you prefer brute force or a creative touch, only one rule matters: nothing can remain intact!

Enjoy exclusive 2 for 1 tickets here.”

Happy Holidays!

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_vaoOdeeUk[/embed]

to Jan 9 | ART EXHIBIT | “Interval” by João Fazenda | Intendente | FREE
Dec 19 @ 15:00 – 20:00
to Jan 9 | ART EXHIBIT | "Interval" by João Fazenda | Intendente | FREE @ Passevite | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Fazenda is a Portuguese artist who dabbles in drawing, illustration, comics, graphic design, and painting. And he’s pretty damn good if we dare say so. Not that this is proof, but he’s so good that his clientele so far has included The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Scientist, Boston Mag, Time Out Lisboa, Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation, TAP, Instituto Camões, Museu da Cidade, and so on, and so on…
Nevertheless, Mr. Fazenda doesn’t seem to be fazed by this impressive list of employers, as his newest solo show, Intervalo, is free.
Here’s what the organizers tell us about it:
“The exhibition starts from the idea of creating images with nothing special.
The works are about the beauty of the banal and the gestures lost in everyday life.
In between schedules, between all the undelayable activities, we’re left with moments and choreographies to which we pay little attention. Far from being dead times, they might be break-times from theater, the backstage from a bigger scene, but that doesn’t make them stop being fiction.”

The beauty of the banal in the intervals between undelayable activities sounds like a perfectly well-rounded Saturday night to us.

The inauguration is Sat, Dec 8, at 19h.
Gallery hours are Tue-Sat, 15h-20h.

FREE ENTRY.

FOOD WORKSHOP | Masterclass de Pastéis de Nata | Restauradores | 25€
Dec 19 @ 16:00 – 18:00
FOOD WORKSHOP | Masterclass de Pastéis de Nata | Restauradores | 25€ @ Casa do Alentejo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Unknown.

It’s difficult to say which tastes better — a fish or a Pastel de Nata. However, it’s safe to say that places like Belém and Rua Augusta will start charging 25€ for a Pastel de Nata in the not-so-distant future.
How do you fight back?
Learn to make one yourself, like your ancestors did, for a mere 25€.

Book your ticket here.

to Jan 12 | ART EXHIBIT | “Querela” by Liz Craft | Chiado | 3€
Dec 19 @ 18:00 – 22:00
to Jan 12 | ART EXHIBIT | "Querela" by Liz Craft | Chiado | 3€ @ Ze Dos Bois Gallery | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Liz Craft is a U.S. multimedia artist whose first solo show was 20 years ago in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Since then, she has gone on to gain international acclaim for her craft. Now she is doing her first solo show here in Portugal, Querela (“Quarrel”).
Here’s how the organizers describe what it is:
“A selection of recent pieces, representative of an artistic realm marked by the influence of popular culture and a subtle, sardonic defiance of the conventions of the art world. Composed mainly of sculptures – most of which are produced using so-called traditional techniques – Liz Craft’s exhibitions resemble scenes born out of a Theater of the Absurd. Its characters, props, and situations often collude in building uncanny and eschatological settings, full of irony and a derisive critique of moral, sexual, and snooty cultural expectations of the Western world.”

Liz — you had us at “snooty cultural expectations of the Western world.”

Gallery hours:
Wed-Sat, 18h – 22h.
Entrance: 3€.

to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€
Dec 19 @ 18:00 – 23:59
to Jan 2 | FILM | Ingmar Bergman Centenary | Saldanha | 6€ @ Medeia Filmes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“I have such difficulty calming down — my stomach, my head, reality, everything. That is the reason I live in Fårö.”
Ingmar Bergman.

If you’re a fan of cinema, then you’ve heard of Ingmar Bergman.
If you’re a cinema geek, then you know Ingmar turned 100 years old this year.
If you’re all of the above, then this one’s for you.
Here’s what the organizers tell us:
“This is the year that celebrates the centenary of one of the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. Ingmar Bergman was born on July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, and died on July 30, on the island of Fårö. Leopardo Filmes and Medeia Filmes have prepared a huge program of homage to the director, writer, and playwright, one of the greatest artists of the last century, which will take place at Espaço Nimas in Lisbon.
The most beautiful films of Bergman, almost all in digitally restored format.”

What’s in store:

SILENCE
14-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

FANNY AND ALEXANDRE
15-Dec, Saturday
2:30 pm, 6:30 pm.

CONJUGAL LIVING SCENES
16-Dec, Sunday
14h30, 18h, 21h30.

SUNDAYS OF A SUMMER NIGHT
17-Dec, Monday
18h, 20h, 22h.

OF THE LIVES OF THE MARIONETTES
18-Dec, Tuesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

PRISON
19-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

A LOVE SUMMER
20-Dec, Thursday
18h, 20h, 22h.

IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
21-Dec, Friday
18h, 20h, 22h.

MONICA AND DESIRE
22-Dec, Saturday
14h, 18h, 22h.

AUTUMN SUN
16h, 20h.

THE MASK
23-Dec, Sunday
14h, 18h, 22h.

THE SEVENTH SEAL
16h, 20h.

THE MAGIC FLUTE
24-Dec, Monday
14h, 16h30.

STRAWBERRIES WILD
25-Dec, Tuesday
16h, 18h, 20h, 22h.

WINTER LIGHT
26-Dec, Wednesday
18h, 20h, 22h.

6€ per flick.

WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Dec 19 @ 18:00 – 23:59
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Depending on the job, Wednesdays can leave some people feeling like they’re in a jam. Anjos70 (no, despite popular belief we are not on their payroll; we just like the place) offers a way to get out of said jam with a weekly jam session.
Local musicians — André Jessen on drums, Jorge Figueiredo on bass, Bruno Vieira on guitar and Inês Laranjeira on vocals — will help you get through the work week with some live tunes. And, if you have a voice and/or an instrument, feel free to jump in on the jam.

There’s also a vegan dinner option at 18h30, if that’s still your thing.

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