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Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in and around Lisbon, in English. ATTENTION: Most of the top museums in Lisbon have re-opened with new hours and regulations. There will likely be last-minute cancellations on events so for now, it’s best to call and check if the event you fancy is still going on — just in case.
Aug
9
Sun
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Aug 9 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
Aug 9 all-day
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE

In olden times, on any given boring Monday night, you could find a bunch of talented locals churning out some traditional Irish tunes at O’Gilin’s, our favorite (and the oldest) Irish pub in Lisbon.

Oh, how times have changed. O’Gilin’s has shut its doors indefinitely in the name of hygiene and peace. St. Patrick’s day 2020 in Lisbon was basically cancelled. And “the best pint of Guinness in town” has become but a sweet memory…

Luckily though, the lads and lassies behind Lisbon Irish Session won’t let a global pandemic keep them down. For the last few Mondays, they have been using their modern technology, violins, guitars, flutes, a bit of Irish luck, and the sheer power of will to keep the music alive.

Check out their Facebook page and Youtube channel to hear some defiance, Irish style. Updated roughly every Monday night, as per tradition.

FREE.

Here’s their latest.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODCan1_QTk[/embed]

to Nov | OPEN-AIR THEATER | A Barraca a Céu Aberto | Santos | FREE
Aug 9 all-day
to Nov | OPEN-AIR THEATER | A Barraca a Céu Aberto | Santos | FREE @ Jardim Nuno Álvares | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

A BARRACA (“the tent”) is a local theater group founded in 1975 by actress and stage director Maria do Céu Guerra, director Mario Alberto, and playwright Hélder Costa. Back then, it belonged to an emerging movement of experimental independent theater companies, following the revolution, and at some point was considered the most popular theater company in Portugal. Maria, Mario and Hélder remain at its helm to this day.

This summer, A BARRACA emerges from the lockdown with a series of free open-air plays and performances for all ages.

The Program:
Saturdays at 17h and Sundays at 11h (until August 16th), for the kids:
-‘The Wonderful Adventures of Saltapocinhas’ by Aquilino Ribeiro;
The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago.

Mondays at 21h (bi-weekly):
-‘Imaginary Encounters,’ debates between important characters in history, directed by Hélder Mateus da Costa.

Fridays and Mondays at 21h (bi-weekly, for “lovers of poetry, music, and theater”):
-‘Surprise nights’ with poetry recitals.

FREE ENTRY.

*Get more info and reserve your place through +351 213 965 360 or 213965275, or via [email protected].

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Aug 9 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€
Aug 9 all-day
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB, Lisbon | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB) has survived the ‘vid thus far and, to celebrate, they’re hosting a series of outdoor weekend concerts.

Here’s what they say:
“In time to resume, the Centro Cultural de Belém celebrates the summer with an outdoor program, corresponding to the need for all of us to get together.

Every weekend, the stage designed by João Luís Carrilho da Graça for Praça CCB hosts groups of jazz, funk, classical European music, and rock, sung in Portuguese (and more), in a diverse program open to the world.”

And there’s also a bunch of art exhibits, cinema, workshops, and all sorts of pandemic-free fun for the whole family all summer long.
We hope…

Full program, showtimes, and more info here.

ENTRY: FREE to 5€.

CANCELLED | WEEKLY | FARMER’S MARKET | “LX Rural” at LX Factory | Alcantara | FREE
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 17:00
CANCELLED | 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.

Monthly | MARKET | Feira do Intendente | Intendente | FREE
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | Feira do Intendente | 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 Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€ @ Terrreiro das Missas | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

If you’ve been around Lisbon this year, you may have seen those big yellow triangular things with Vincent Van Gogh’s face on them all over town. If you ventured outside during the lockdown, you may even have seen one or two of these being used as unofficial housing for the homeless, which Vincent would have likely liked. Those things are advertisements for Meet Vincent Van Gogh, and the show seems to have survived the ‘rona.
Here’s what the organizers say:
“The world-famous Van Gogh Museum invites you to step into Vincent van Gogh’s world and get closer to the brilliant artist than ever before. From the Netherlands to Paris, let Vincent guide you on a magical and multisensory journey through the most important moments of his extraordinary life. Immerse yourself in the Van Gogh Museum’s official experience, on display for a limited time only in the cultural heart of Lisbon.

*Tickets that were purchased for the dates between March 13 and May 31 are still valid until November 30, without the need to previously exchange them.”

Tickets and more info here.

ENTRY: 9-15€ (with discounted packages available).

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMCwmjQgG0&feature=emb_logo[/embed]

to Nov 1 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | Military Order of the Tower and Sword: 80 years of the Great-Necklace | Belém | 2,5€
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 1 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | Military Order of the Tower and Sword: 80 years of the Great-Necklace | Belém | 2,5€ @ Museu da Presidência da República | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“The Military Order of the Tower and of the Sword, of Valour, Loyalty and Merit (‘Ordem Militar da Torre e Espada do Valor, Lealdade e Mérito,’ in Portuguese)) is a Portuguese order of knighthood and the pinnacle of the Portuguese honors system. The order was originally created by King Afonso V of Portugal in 1459, under the name of the Order of the Sword, inspired by the legend that Arab rule in Africa would end when a Christian prince would besiege the fortress at Fez. Knighthood in the Order of the Sword was given as a reward to those who participated in the conquests and battles in Africa.”

New things every day…

From Museu da Presidência da República, the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“A show that presents the history of the Military Order of the Tower and Sword, of Valor, Loyalty, and Merit, and of its highest degree, instituted in 1939, to be granted only to heads of State with exceptional contributions in the military field. It follows the evolution of the order and the 1962 amendment, which defines that merit is no longer exclusive to military deeds, and institutes the attribution of the Grande-Colar (“the Great Necklace”), at the end of the mandate, to the Presidents of the Republic.”

Museum Hours:
Tue-Sun, 10h-13h / 14h-18h.
Show up until November 1st.

ENTRY: 2,5€.

to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE @ Museu da Farmácia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Oscar Wilde.

Um Mundo de Máscaras (“A World of Masks) is an art exhibit brought to you, quite appropriately, by the Pharmacy Museum of Lisbon.

Here’s how they describe it:
“Establishing a bridge between the present and the past, we propose a trip to different continents, over the centuries, through masks, an element that has become part of the daily lives of all citizens of the world, a symbol of the diversity that exists between civilizations, countries, cultures, and peoples.
Revealing the historical interest of the mask throughout the course of human history, this exhibition brings together 14 copies of masks from different museums and cultures, from healer masks to sorcerer masks, from protection to tradition, from theater to ceremony.
“A World of Masks”, also has an Augmented Reality component, a technology that allows you to project virtual content, such as images, in the real world. Through simple reading with a mobile phone with QR Code reader, the visitor will be able to travel in time and ‘wear’, in a virtual way, the masks that make up the exhibition.
We recall that the virtual exhibition, still available at www.ummundodemascaras.com, was inaugurated on May 18, International Museum Day, having been received with great enthusiasm by the public, registering so far more than 9,000 visitors.”

Hours:
Daily, 10h to 19h, to September 30th.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY (with your own mask, of course).

CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 9 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | 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 Sept 4 | ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT | The Sea Is Our Land | Belém | FREE-6€
Aug 9 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Sept 4 | ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT | The Sea Is Our Land | Belém | FREE-6€ @ CCB - Garagem Sul | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

Oh, the sea.
It certainly seems a lot safer than land these days…
Here’s what CCB, the organizers of O Mar É a Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”) say about this architecture exhibit:
“The Atlantic Ocean is a large and complex space that determines a large part of our lives. On land, a coastline is not a line, it is an eternal flow. This exhibition maps and presents the contradictions that exist between land and sea, from the perspective of architecture, spatial planning, and landscape construction. This subject, so sensitive and relevant to society, has been the subject of attention from a group of architects who have challenged the conventional limits of the discipline. Starting from the physical contradictions and popular culture of Figueira da Foz beach, the exhibition covers a set of experiences of thinking, drawing, and configuring the coastline and its relationship with the dense immensity of the ocean.”

The organizers add:
“We want to improve the experience of those who visit us and visitors can now go through the exhibition accompanied by an audio guide accessible by mobile phone (we recommend that you bring headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an «actividário», a set of challenges and puzzles that lead to discovering the secrets hidden on the coastline.”

You can also buy the book O Mar É a Terra, by curator Miguel Figueira, conceived from the exhibition in Garagem Sul, here.

Gallery hours*:
Tuesday to Sunday, 12h–20h.
Mor info via [email protected] or +351 213 612 614/5.

ENTRY: FREE – 6€ (at the door).

*Maximum capacity: 50 visitors.

The use of a mask and hand hygiene is mandatory before entering the exhibition for the correct use of microscopes and touch screens (there is a disinfectant gel dispenser at the entrance).

to Aug 9 | LIVE MUSIC | Movimento Reverbera 2020 | Lisbon | FREE
Aug 9 @ 16:00 – 20:00
to Aug 9 | LIVE MUSIC | Movimento Reverbera 2020 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

These days, it seems that culture is dying, the economy is stagnant, and not a lot of people are smiling under those masks…

MOVIMENTO REVERBERA (“Reverberation Movement”) describes itself as “a project created in Portugal with the objective of alerting to the damages in the cultural sector; a movement for the union of artists, producers, and the public, for the strengthening of culture.”

This weekend, the movement hits the streets with a series of live mobile concerts, and they have this to say to you:
“We are the Reverbera Movement: a new era of culture.
With the support of the Lisbon City Hall Social Emergency Fund, on the 8th and 9th of August, our bus will take you through the streets of Lisbon and bring music to your window, real and virtual. All concerts will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
Culture is reborn, the economy moves, and you smile again.”

Learn more, view the line-up, the program, and where the movement is moving and grooving, here.

FREE ENTRY.

WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC AND GEOGRAPHY | Musical Journey at Ler por aí… | Anjos | 4€
Aug 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC AND GEOGRAPHY | Musical Journey at Ler por aí... | Anjos | 4€ @ Ler por aí... | Saint Charles | Minnesota | United States

Ler por aí… is a bookshop and cafe that wants you to know your geography. Yeah, we know…
Nevertheless, recent travel restrictions might have you itching to get out of town and, if that’s the case, VIAGEM MUSICAL may be your ticket, musically speaking.

From the organizers:
“The Sunday evening ritual in Lisbon is back.
VIAGEM MUSICAL brings the geographical framework of Ler por aí… to the music universe.
Each week, a musician and a geography.”

Every Sunday, through November 15th.
See the line-up and more info here.

ENTRY: 4€.

to Aug 9 | LIVE MUSIC | Jazz 2020 at the Gulbenkian | Praça da Espanha | 10€
Aug 9 @ 21:30 – 22:30
to Aug 9 | LIVE MUSIC | Jazz 2020 at the Gulbenkian | Praça da Espanha | 10€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gulbenkian has been a Lisbon staple for cool stuff before, during, and after the first wave. For the next two weekends, they invite you to forget your troubles with some live local jazz in its historical amphitheater.

Here’s what they say:
“It will come as no surprise to anyone that the current pandemic that haunts the world has very direct effects on circulation between countries. The movements, which a short time ago were limited to an almost formality to cross continents, are no longer a certainty. These constraints on the way we lived carelessly until very recently, invite us to look around and take more time to focus on everything that is close to us. If the moment forces us to turn inward, let us learn from that moment. Hence the idea of ​​the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was born to open its Open Air Amphitheater to a careful selection of cutting edge jazz and improvised music born in Portugal.”

Tickets: 10€ (with various packages available).

Full program, tickets, and more info here.

CANCELLED | WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Aug 9 @ 23:59 – Aug 10 @ 06:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ Musicbox | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From MusicBox, the organizers:
“Breakbeat is a widely used rhythm in funk, hip-hop or bass music, characterized by being unpredictable and contrary to the usual 4/4, resulting in a much more energetic cadence.”
So, if you find yourself stranded on Pink Street on a Sunday night and looking for a much more energetic cadence, you know where to go. The BreakBeat night actually starts at 1 am, but you know how these digital calendars are.

ENTRY: TBD (usually a beer or two).

Here’s some breakbeat for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FCo8vGUKuE[/embed]

Aug
10
Mon
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Aug 10 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
Aug 10 all-day
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE

In olden times, on any given boring Monday night, you could find a bunch of talented locals churning out some traditional Irish tunes at O’Gilin’s, our favorite (and the oldest) Irish pub in Lisbon.

Oh, how times have changed. O’Gilin’s has shut its doors indefinitely in the name of hygiene and peace. St. Patrick’s day 2020 in Lisbon was basically cancelled. And “the best pint of Guinness in town” has become but a sweet memory…

Luckily though, the lads and lassies behind Lisbon Irish Session won’t let a global pandemic keep them down. For the last few Mondays, they have been using their modern technology, violins, guitars, flutes, a bit of Irish luck, and the sheer power of will to keep the music alive.

Check out their Facebook page and Youtube channel to hear some defiance, Irish style. Updated roughly every Monday night, as per tradition.

FREE.

Here’s their latest.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODCan1_QTk[/embed]

to Nov | OPEN-AIR THEATER | A Barraca a Céu Aberto | Santos | FREE
Aug 10 all-day
to Nov | OPEN-AIR THEATER | A Barraca a Céu Aberto | Santos | FREE @ Jardim Nuno Álvares | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

A BARRACA (“the tent”) is a local theater group founded in 1975 by actress and stage director Maria do Céu Guerra, director Mario Alberto, and playwright Hélder Costa. Back then, it belonged to an emerging movement of experimental independent theater companies, following the revolution, and at some point was considered the most popular theater company in Portugal. Maria, Mario and Hélder remain at its helm to this day.

This summer, A BARRACA emerges from the lockdown with a series of free open-air plays and performances for all ages.

The Program:
Saturdays at 17h and Sundays at 11h (until August 16th), for the kids:
-‘The Wonderful Adventures of Saltapocinhas’ by Aquilino Ribeiro;
The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago.

Mondays at 21h (bi-weekly):
-‘Imaginary Encounters,’ debates between important characters in history, directed by Hélder Mateus da Costa.

Fridays and Mondays at 21h (bi-weekly, for “lovers of poetry, music, and theater”):
-‘Surprise nights’ with poetry recitals.

FREE ENTRY.

*Get more info and reserve your place through +351 213 965 360 or 213965275, or via [email protected].

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Aug 10 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€
Aug 10 all-day
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB, Lisbon | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB) has survived the ‘vid thus far and, to celebrate, they’re hosting a series of outdoor weekend concerts.

Here’s what they say:
“In time to resume, the Centro Cultural de Belém celebrates the summer with an outdoor program, corresponding to the need for all of us to get together.

Every weekend, the stage designed by João Luís Carrilho da Graça for Praça CCB hosts groups of jazz, funk, classical European music, and rock, sung in Portuguese (and more), in a diverse program open to the world.”

And there’s also a bunch of art exhibits, cinema, workshops, and all sorts of pandemic-free fun for the whole family all summer long.
We hope…

Full program, showtimes, and more info here.

ENTRY: FREE to 5€.

to Sept 25 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | João da Silva: O Escultor Animalista | Avenida | FREE
Aug 10 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sept 25 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | João da Silva: O Escultor Animalista | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João da Silva (1880-1960) was a Portuguese artist, sculptor, medal-maker, among other things. Despite being little-known outside of Portugal, he was good at what he did.
Lisbon’s National Society of Fine Arts knows this, and that’s why they invite you to see João’s stuff in its natural habitat all summer long.

Here’s what they say:
“This exhibition presents the animalist aspect of the author, where his pieces are suspended in the gesture, in the agile and momentary movements of the young animals.”

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri, 10h-19h.
Sat, 14h-18h.

Show up until Sept 25.

FREE ENTRY.

to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE
Aug 10 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE @ Museu da Farmácia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Oscar Wilde.

Um Mundo de Máscaras (“A World of Masks) is an art exhibit brought to you, quite appropriately, by the Pharmacy Museum of Lisbon.

Here’s how they describe it:
“Establishing a bridge between the present and the past, we propose a trip to different continents, over the centuries, through masks, an element that has become part of the daily lives of all citizens of the world, a symbol of the diversity that exists between civilizations, countries, cultures, and peoples.
Revealing the historical interest of the mask throughout the course of human history, this exhibition brings together 14 copies of masks from different museums and cultures, from healer masks to sorcerer masks, from protection to tradition, from theater to ceremony.
“A World of Masks”, also has an Augmented Reality component, a technology that allows you to project virtual content, such as images, in the real world. Through simple reading with a mobile phone with QR Code reader, the visitor will be able to travel in time and ‘wear’, in a virtual way, the masks that make up the exhibition.
We recall that the virtual exhibition, still available at www.ummundodemascaras.com, was inaugurated on May 18, International Museum Day, having been received with great enthusiasm by the public, registering so far more than 9,000 visitors.”

Hours:
Daily, 10h to 19h, to September 30th.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY (with your own mask, of course).

to Aug 25 | FILM CYCLE | Um Verão Italiano | Saldanha | 6€
Aug 10 @ 18:30 – 20:30
to Aug 25 | FILM CYCLE | Um Verão Italiano | Saldanha | 6€ @ Cinema Medeia Nimas | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.”
Ennio Morricone.

Visiting Italy may be tricky this summer because you know what, but revisiting some of Italy’s finest cinema is not.
For the next three weeks, Cinema Medeia Nimas invites you to their ‘Italian summer’ film cycle: a series of heavy-hitters spanning the second half of the last century, most of them digitally remastered, for six bucks a pop*.

The films:
Blow-Up – História de um Fotógrafo by Michelangelo Antonioni.
O Ouro de Nápoles by Vittorio de Sica.
Decameron by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Era Noite em Roma by Roberto Rossellini.
Querido Diário by Nanni Moretti.
Palombella Rossa by Nanni Moretti.
O Leopardo by Luchino Visconti.
Amarcord by Federico Fellini.

Tickets: 6€.

Showtimes and more info here.

*You’ll likely need to either parlare or falar for this one.

Here’s a taste.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrJ9U75OZOw[/embed]

Aug
11
Tue
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Aug 11 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
Aug 11 all-day
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE

In olden times, on any given boring Monday night, you could find a bunch of talented locals churning out some traditional Irish tunes at O’Gilin’s, our favorite (and the oldest) Irish pub in Lisbon.

Oh, how times have changed. O’Gilin’s has shut its doors indefinitely in the name of hygiene and peace. St. Patrick’s day 2020 in Lisbon was basically cancelled. And “the best pint of Guinness in town” has become but a sweet memory…

Luckily though, the lads and lassies behind Lisbon Irish Session won’t let a global pandemic keep them down. For the last few Mondays, they have been using their modern technology, violins, guitars, flutes, a bit of Irish luck, and the sheer power of will to keep the music alive.

Check out their Facebook page and Youtube channel to hear some defiance, Irish style. Updated roughly every Monday night, as per tradition.

FREE.

Here’s their latest.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODCan1_QTk[/embed]

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Aug 11 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€
Aug 11 all-day
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB, Lisbon | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB) has survived the ‘vid thus far and, to celebrate, they’re hosting a series of outdoor weekend concerts.

Here’s what they say:
“In time to resume, the Centro Cultural de Belém celebrates the summer with an outdoor program, corresponding to the need for all of us to get together.

Every weekend, the stage designed by João Luís Carrilho da Graça for Praça CCB hosts groups of jazz, funk, classical European music, and rock, sung in Portuguese (and more), in a diverse program open to the world.”

And there’s also a bunch of art exhibits, cinema, workshops, and all sorts of pandemic-free fun for the whole family all summer long.
We hope…

Full program, showtimes, and more info here.

ENTRY: FREE to 5€.

ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Aug 11 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely.

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.

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Nov 1 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | Military Order of the Tower and Sword: 80 years of the Great-Necklace | Belém | 2,5€
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 1 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | Military Order of the Tower and Sword: 80 years of the Great-Necklace | Belém | 2,5€ @ Museu da Presidência da República | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“The Military Order of the Tower and of the Sword, of Valour, Loyalty and Merit (‘Ordem Militar da Torre e Espada do Valor, Lealdade e Mérito,’ in Portuguese)) is a Portuguese order of knighthood and the pinnacle of the Portuguese honors system. The order was originally created by King Afonso V of Portugal in 1459, under the name of the Order of the Sword, inspired by the legend that Arab rule in Africa would end when a Christian prince would besiege the fortress at Fez. Knighthood in the Order of the Sword was given as a reward to those who participated in the conquests and battles in Africa.”

New things every day…

From Museu da Presidência da República, the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“A show that presents the history of the Military Order of the Tower and Sword, of Valor, Loyalty, and Merit, and of its highest degree, instituted in 1939, to be granted only to heads of State with exceptional contributions in the military field. It follows the evolution of the order and the 1962 amendment, which defines that merit is no longer exclusive to military deeds, and institutes the attribution of the Grande-Colar (“the Great Necklace”), at the end of the mandate, to the Presidents of the Republic.”

Museum Hours:
Tue-Sun, 10h-13h / 14h-18h.
Show up until November 1st.

ENTRY: 2,5€.

to Sept 25 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | João da Silva: O Escultor Animalista | Avenida | FREE
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sept 25 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | João da Silva: O Escultor Animalista | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João da Silva (1880-1960) was a Portuguese artist, sculptor, medal-maker, among other things. Despite being little-known outside of Portugal, he was good at what he did.
Lisbon’s National Society of Fine Arts knows this, and that’s why they invite you to see João’s stuff in its natural habitat all summer long.

Here’s what they say:
“This exhibition presents the animalist aspect of the author, where his pieces are suspended in the gesture, in the agile and momentary movements of the young animals.”

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri, 10h-19h.
Sat, 14h-18h.

Show up until Sept 25.

FREE ENTRY.

to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE @ Museu da Farmácia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Oscar Wilde.

Um Mundo de Máscaras (“A World of Masks) is an art exhibit brought to you, quite appropriately, by the Pharmacy Museum of Lisbon.

Here’s how they describe it:
“Establishing a bridge between the present and the past, we propose a trip to different continents, over the centuries, through masks, an element that has become part of the daily lives of all citizens of the world, a symbol of the diversity that exists between civilizations, countries, cultures, and peoples.
Revealing the historical interest of the mask throughout the course of human history, this exhibition brings together 14 copies of masks from different museums and cultures, from healer masks to sorcerer masks, from protection to tradition, from theater to ceremony.
“A World of Masks”, also has an Augmented Reality component, a technology that allows you to project virtual content, such as images, in the real world. Through simple reading with a mobile phone with QR Code reader, the visitor will be able to travel in time and ‘wear’, in a virtual way, the masks that make up the exhibition.
We recall that the virtual exhibition, still available at www.ummundodemascaras.com, was inaugurated on May 18, International Museum Day, having been received with great enthusiasm by the public, registering so far more than 9,000 visitors.”

Hours:
Daily, 10h to 19h, to September 30th.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY (with your own mask, of course).

to Sept 4 | ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT | The Sea Is Our Land | Belém | FREE-6€
Aug 11 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Sept 4 | ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT | The Sea Is Our Land | Belém | FREE-6€ @ CCB - Garagem Sul | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

Oh, the sea.
It certainly seems a lot safer than land these days…
Here’s what CCB, the organizers of O Mar É a Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”) say about this architecture exhibit:
“The Atlantic Ocean is a large and complex space that determines a large part of our lives. On land, a coastline is not a line, it is an eternal flow. This exhibition maps and presents the contradictions that exist between land and sea, from the perspective of architecture, spatial planning, and landscape construction. This subject, so sensitive and relevant to society, has been the subject of attention from a group of architects who have challenged the conventional limits of the discipline. Starting from the physical contradictions and popular culture of Figueira da Foz beach, the exhibition covers a set of experiences of thinking, drawing, and configuring the coastline and its relationship with the dense immensity of the ocean.”

The organizers add:
“We want to improve the experience of those who visit us and visitors can now go through the exhibition accompanied by an audio guide accessible by mobile phone (we recommend that you bring headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an «actividário», a set of challenges and puzzles that lead to discovering the secrets hidden on the coastline.”

You can also buy the book O Mar É a Terra, by curator Miguel Figueira, conceived from the exhibition in Garagem Sul, here.

Gallery hours*:
Tuesday to Sunday, 12h–20h.
Mor info via [email protected] or +351 213 612 614/5.

ENTRY: FREE – 6€ (at the door).

*Maximum capacity: 50 visitors.

The use of a mask and hand hygiene is mandatory before entering the exhibition for the correct use of microscopes and touch screens (there is a disinfectant gel dispenser at the entrance).

to Aug 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Agosto na Esplanada at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Aug 11 @ 17:00 – 20:00
to Aug 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Agosto na Esplanada at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In the long long ago, Anjos70 was a glass factory. Today, it describes itself as “an independent nonprofit multicultural center, a dynamic cultural program established within Lisbon’s vibrant community of artists as well as independent entrepreneurs.”

Artists and independent entrepreneurs have been hit particularly hard in recent months, and Anjos70 wants to help. Here’s what they say about that:
“The reasons for making the Open Call Esplanada for August are very simple: opening Anjos70 to the community, giving a stage to artists we would not normally reach, and democratizing the programming during a troubled time for artists and artistic spaces.”

The August line-up:

07/08 Cigarra
11/08 Hifa
12/08 Savant Fair
13/08 Mayan
8/14 Afonso Peixoto
8/15 Rkeat
08/18 WELL LOKA
08/19 Colorau Som Sistema
08/20 Von Di
08/21 Baby Sura
08/25 José Acid
08/26 Soft
08/27 Le Cirque du Freak
08/28 Diogo
08/29 Devanee.

The tunes go from 17h to 20h, Tuesday through Saturday.

NOTE: The use of a mask is mandatory, you can only remove it in a seated position. The capacity is limited to the seating available on the terrace. There are alcohol-gel dispensers.

FREE ENTRY.

to Aug 25 | FILM CYCLE | Um Verão Italiano | Saldanha | 6€
Aug 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30
to Aug 25 | FILM CYCLE | Um Verão Italiano | Saldanha | 6€ @ Cinema Medeia Nimas | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.”
Ennio Morricone.

Visiting Italy may be tricky this summer because you know what, but revisiting some of Italy’s finest cinema is not.
For the next three weeks, Cinema Medeia Nimas invites you to their ‘Italian summer’ film cycle: a series of heavy-hitters spanning the second half of the last century, most of them digitally remastered, for six bucks a pop*.

The films:
Blow-Up – História de um Fotógrafo by Michelangelo Antonioni.
O Ouro de Nápoles by Vittorio de Sica.
Decameron by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Era Noite em Roma by Roberto Rossellini.
Querido Diário by Nanni Moretti.
Palombella Rossa by Nanni Moretti.
O Leopardo by Luchino Visconti.
Amarcord by Federico Fellini.

Tickets: 6€.

Showtimes and more info here.

*You’ll likely need to either parlare or falar for this one.

Here’s a taste.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrJ9U75OZOw[/embed]

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Shaka’s Tuesday night at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
Aug 11 @ 19:30 – 23:00
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Shaka's Tuesday night at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones CineBar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Open mics are traditionally a sh.tshow.
But the host of this one, Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka, however, is a local legend, a musically speaking jack of all trades, a semi-god among men, and an overall nice fella. And Claudia — office-worker turned badass bar-tender/-owner, pro at making anyone feel at home with her smile, and woman behind low-key chill spot Camones Cinebar — is the yin to Shaka’s yang.

Their weekly “open mic for all arts, all ages” stands out. Here, people actually come for the mic part. It is still open mic, which means that some of the art can leave much to be desired. But at least someone’s listening.

Shaka’s Open Mic, like most things, took a hit with the recent global catastrophe but seems to be back, up and running, albeit somewhat sporadically.

Double-check here for the next one.

FREE ENTRY.

Aug
12
Wed
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Aug 12 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
Aug 12 all-day
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE

In olden times, on any given boring Monday night, you could find a bunch of talented locals churning out some traditional Irish tunes at O’Gilin’s, our favorite (and the oldest) Irish pub in Lisbon.

Oh, how times have changed. O’Gilin’s has shut its doors indefinitely in the name of hygiene and peace. St. Patrick’s day 2020 in Lisbon was basically cancelled. And “the best pint of Guinness in town” has become but a sweet memory…

Luckily though, the lads and lassies behind Lisbon Irish Session won’t let a global pandemic keep them down. For the last few Mondays, they have been using their modern technology, violins, guitars, flutes, a bit of Irish luck, and the sheer power of will to keep the music alive.

Check out their Facebook page and Youtube channel to hear some defiance, Irish style. Updated roughly every Monday night, as per tradition.

FREE.

Here’s their latest.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODCan1_QTk[/embed]

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Aug 12 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

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