Culture » Lisbon Events Calendar

Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in Lisbon and beyond, in English. You can also subscribe for a weekly digest, or see what's happening live on the Atlas Lisboa app. Want something more tailored? Head to the Atlas Marketplace to book tours, experiences, and more, from walking and boat trips to surf classes and exclusive access to archeological sites.
Sep
20
Fri
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 20 all-day
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€ @ Cinema São Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Queer Lisboa is self-described as “the first national festival created specifically to showcase new gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual filmmaking.” It hits Avenida Liberdade (Cinema São Jorge) for its 23d edition this week, kicking off with the documentary Indianara, a flick about the struggles of transgender people in Brazil, on Friday night.
What follows is an all-nighter party at Titanic, eight days of dozens of international films, indie and other, discussions, debates, meet-and-greets, more parties, and probably a few pleasant surprises.

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

Here’s a quick glimpse at all the films of Queer Lisboa 23 – International Queer Film Festival. Thanks, Youtube.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DeOZszcM9s[/embed]

to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€
Sep 20 @ 09:30 – 17:00
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€ @ BADOCA SAFARI PARK | Vila Nova de Stº André | Setúbal | Portugal

Psst.
Hey you.
You like giraffes?
Of course you do.
Who doesn’t?

The Badoca Safari Park down in Alentejo has giraffes.
And a bunch of other cool animals.
And guided tours and stuff.
Basically, some text-free fun for the whole family.

Open every day (holidays included) until October 31st, 2019.

Tickets here.

to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE
Sep 20 @ 09:30 – 17:30
to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE @ Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It is never too late to be wise.”
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe.

Did you know that it’s been 300 years since Daniel Defoe shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe, thereby plunging them both into literary immortality?

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal is paying homage to the classic novel throughout September and October, and here’s what we’ve gathered from them:
“Curated by Rogério Miguel Puga (CETAPS, NOVA FCSH), this show presents the specifics of Portuguese translations and adaptations of Daniel Defoe’s realistic novel, as well as the various visual representations of the global hero throughout the times.
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of the novel – April 25, 1719 – which quickly became a symbol in world popular culture, inspiring (intersemiotically) novels, plays, children’s works, operas, films, video games, among other art forms, being rewritten, revisited, transformed, and commented on by authors such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Robert Louis Stevenson, HG Wells, EM Forster, Virginia Gold, William Balling, and countless others that force the hero to migrate across various languages ​​and cultures, including Portugal, as this show reveals.”

FREE ENTRY.

Wil-son!!!
(oh, wait…)

to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Are you a tourist?
No, seriously.
Are rent and petty theft going up because of you?
When you walk around Lisbon and see the increasing “Tourists F.ck Off” graffiti and stickers, do you ask yourself, “Do they mean me?”
Or maybe you even utter that same sentiment from time to time in an attempt to, you know, blend in?
After all, tourism is a state of mind…

Anyway, Padrão dos Descobrimentos invites you to ask these and other tough questions in their new show… inside popular tourist destination Belém.
Here’s what they say:
“What is a tourist? Can we all be tourists? Is a tourist always a tourist? What was tourism like in the time of our grandparents? Can we be tourists in the cities we live in?
The exhibition invites us to look at tourists and their activities, but also to migrants and locals, paying special attention to our daily or occasional encounters, showing that we all can learn from one another. For that, we need only to see each other as inhabitants of the same world, although we look at it through different perspectives and with different expectations.”

Are you a tourist…?

Daily: 10h-19h.

ENTRY: 6€ (for tourists and locals).

to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better-looking place.”
Banksy.

Well, the elusive Brit that is Banksy has definitely made the world better-looking. So that answers that question.
Then again, no one says that being a vandal and being a genius are mutually exclusive. For the next few months, the centuries-old former naval rope-making factory-turned exhibition center that is Cordoaria Nacional invites you to view some of the mysterious bad boy’s pieces out of their natural habitat. Over 70 works, including original pieces, sculptures, art installations, video, and photography.
Here’s what they add (those vandals):
“This exhibition, like all previous shows of Banksy’s work, is not authorized by the artist, who seeks to protect his anonymity and independence from the system.”

Opening Hours:
Sun to Fri – 10h-19h.
Saturdays- 10h-20h.
(Final entry one hour before closing).

Tix here (or at the door).

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

INTERNATIONAL FEST | Festival Todos 2019 | Graça | FREE
Sep 20 @ 11:00 – 20:00
INTERNATIONAL FEST | Festival Todos 2019 | Graça | FREE @ São Vicente | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

Festival Todos is a decade-old yearly party that, by its very definition, has something for everyone. The organizers of the 2019 version — TODOS -“Caminhada de Culturas” (“Cultures Walk”) — say it “is a multi-art festival that affirms Lisbon, since 2009, as a city of intercultural dialogue, cohabitation of different religions, people, and generations, through the promotion of art and sharing…
TODOS 11th edition will be held in various historically relevant spots in the area of São Vicente.

Promoted between Academia de Produtores Culturais and the Lisbon City Council, TODOS works directly with local communities and has contributed to eliminating territorial ghettos associated with immigration.”

A four-day weekend of food, art, dance, music, tours, workshops, from every corner of the world, for a good cause, and mostly* free of charge.

*FREE ENTRY to all shows
except
Capicua & Mulheres da Lusofonia concert-TBD;
World Food (naturally paid directly to the cooks);
Workshops (participation fees to be announced soon).

Check the full program, with times and locations and more, here.

to Sept 20 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | WelcometoArt | Principe Real | FREE
Sep 20 @ 12:00 – 20:00
to Sept 20 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | WelcometoArt | Principe Real | FREE @ Welcome to art, Praça do Príncipe Real 26 1º, 1250-184 Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Welcome to Art is a local art gallery in a hip part of town whose motto is a quote by Brazilian poet Ferreira Gullar:
“Art exists because life is not enough.”

This September, WelcometoArt welcomes local painter Teresa Antunes, along with a few other locals, to remind us all that there’s more to life than life itself.

Inauguration: September 6, 17h-20h.
Gallery open daily, 12h-20h.
Show up until September 20.

FREE ENTRY.

to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE
Sep 20 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Teixeira was born in 1982 in Coimbra, where he lives and works today.
He studied health and medicine for over 15 years and started dabbling in painting in 2012.
Since then, he has had numerous solo and group shows, both at home and abroad. The human figure is his central point of interest, specifically “its movement and iteration with the environment.”

João’s latest show is called Babel, and is described by its organizers like this:
“Babel is a chapter that has been stored for some time in the drawer of stories that João Teixeira creates through his works. A chapter that translates his view of intolerance, indifference to others, hasty judgments, prejudices that determine behavior, and preconceived condemnation of the unknown.
Through the figurative expression of the works that make up “Babel” which, in its genesis, portray his vision of refugees, João Teixeira encourages us to look closely and seriously to reflect on the values ​​of our time and the role of each. One, in a world that belongs to everyone.”

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tania Guzman in Lisbon | Campolide | FREE
Sep 20 @ 14:30 – 18:00
to Oct 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tania Guzman in Lisbon | Campolide | FREE @ Colorida Art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tania Guzman is the type of artist who reminds us that, despite being old-school, the art of painting a canvas well is yet to die.
Colorida Art, the hosts of her latest solo show, say this:
“The artist Tania Guzman seeks to convey in her works the aesthetics of syncretism and miscegenation, the pride of its origin, to show the traditional through a renewed look. It represents with fidelity and harmony the human and the objective without distraction, to focus on its symbolic power. There is a rich syncretism in Mexico that leads the artist to express her contrasts in plain backgrounds and carefully chosen figures, tiny brushstrokes of acrylic, tempera or oil, and pencil strokes, and shadows with colorful accents that accentuate the symbolic element.”

Coincidentally, Tania Guzman was born in Mexico, where she lives and works today.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 14h30-18h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST | Festival Iminente 2019 | Monsanto | 15€
Sep 20 @ 15:00 – Sep 21 @ 02:00
to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST | Festival Iminente 2019 | Monsanto | 15€ @ Panorâmico de Monsanto | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

What’s a good way to end your summer?
How about with an art and music festival inside some cool post-apocalyptic-yet-intact semi-ruins inside a forest in Lisbon?
Restaurant Panorámico (aka Panorâmico de Monsanto), the abandoned, off-the-beaten-path architectural marvel overlooking the city, welcomes back Festival Iminente 2019 this weekend for four days of well-rounded fun.

From the organizers:
“That’s right, it’s Festival Iminente once again. It might not even be such a good idea to gather in the same place activists of an emerging and urban culture. But that’s the way we are, we like to do what we believe in. New music and new art. Restless and explosive lusophone culture. Manifestos for freedom of expression and human rights. Diversity. At the Panorâmico de Monsanto, where the future has always been made.
After making its way around the world – London, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro – Iminente is now returning to Lisbon for four days of collective cultural intimacy, reflecting on the concepts of Identity and Diversity. And there’s nothing like returning home…”

Over 100 artists, from 11 nationalities, on five stages, plus 5000 lucky kids a day, for four days of visual and performance arts, sculpture, painting, photography, graffiti, hip-hop, trap, b-boys, b-girls, as well as fado, world music, world dancers, talks, workshops, etc..
And a few surprises are likely imminent too.

Learn the deets, including the full line-up, here.

Check out highlights from last year here.

TICKETS*: 15€ per day, on sale here.
*There are only 5000 day tickets – no festival passes – and, like previous years, there are no ticket booths or ticket sales at the gates.

Happy Discovery!

to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular INATEL na Rua 2019 | FREE
Sep 20 @ 18:00 – 23:30
to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular INATEL na Rua 2019 | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The INATEL Foundation describes the fourth edition of their POPular – INATEL na Rua Festival as “an initiative that aims to disseminate traditional cultural practices, in fulfillment of its mission and as a UNESCO consultant to safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Portugal.”
They’ve been partying and safeguard culture since May, and for the last two weekends in September they’re throwing two final three-day celebrations — one in Ajuda and the other in Jardim da Estrela.
Theater, dance, music, ethnography, sports, games — and, in the words of INATEL, “vehicles of associative work performed by thousands of citizens dedicated to the valorization and dissemination of traditional culture” — are just some of the cultural fun ahead.

Check out the full programs here.

FREE ENTRY.

And here’s a promo.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKlM3SOmIA[/embed]

CONCERT | Criolo presents Boca De Lobo | Marvila | 26,50€
Sep 20 @ 20:00 – 23:30
CONCERT | Criolo presents Boca De Lobo | Marvila | 26,50€ @ LAV - Lisboa ao Vivo | Lisboa | Portugal

MC, singer, and songwriter Criolo, aka Kleber Cavalcante Gomes, is originally from São Paolo, Brazil. He turned 44 this September. He wrote his first rap 33 years ago and started his career 30 years ago. Which means his career, and, hence, his first rap, may have preceded you.
And Criolo’s still in the game, which is saying a lot. Though his main focus remains hip-hop (where he is a legend in the Brazilian and Lusophone scene), his style and influences range from samba to fado, and beyond.

This Friday, Kleber returns to Lisbon with his latest project — Boca de Lobo (“Mouth of the Wolf”) — and you’re invited to howl along to some hip-hop history.

Tickets here.

Here’s a taste.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da04TlloTg0[/embed]

FILM | CineClima 2019: “Exit Time” | Avenida | FREE
Sep 20 @ 21:30 – 23:30
FILM | CineClima 2019: "Exit Time" | Avenida | FREE @ Cinema City - Alvalade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Ever think that watching a movie can save the planet?
Well, turns out you were right.
In preparation for the rapidly-gaining-steam climate strike planned for next week, Cinema City is showing its solidarity with CineClima… Get it?
They are kicking things off by premiering “A HORA DA SAÍDA” (“Exit Time”) — a film by Sebastian Marnier about a defenestrating teacher — free of charge.

And there’s plenty more climatically cinematic fun planned for the week.

Here’s what the organizers say:
“The climate is in crisis, human rights are at stake, and we have 10 years to halve global emissions.
We need climate justice now.
We believe that watching a movie can help.

Framed by a worldwide action week culminating in a Global Climate Strike, CineClima is a movie week and debate across the country to alert you to the climate crisis, and point out ways of action.
100% climate and human rights.
100% free.
100% volunteer.”

Learn more about CineClima here.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity).

NOTE: You’ll probably need some French and/or Portuguese for this one.

Here’s the trailer for Friday night’s flick.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY7VSIDiFPM[/embed]

to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Feira da Luz | Carnide | FREE
Sep 20 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Feira da Luz | Carnide | FREE @ Jardim da Luz | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Luz” means “light” in Portuguese.
Every year in September a bunch of locals in the neighborhood of Carnide take part in a pilgrimage to the 400-year-old Luz Church (aka the Shrine of Our Lady of Light).
Feira da Luz (“The Fair of Light”) began as an extension of this.
Today, in the words of the organizers, Feira da Luz is “a platform for promoting the country’s best national music.”
A free live concert on Saturday, and then every Friday, Saturday, and one Sunday through September. This year includes some big names.

Here’s the program (all shows at 21h30):
31/08 – Jorge Palma
6/09 – Átoa
7/09 – João Pedro Pais
13/09 – Sons do Minho
14/09 – Rouxinol Faduncho
20/09 – Herman José
21/09 – Cuca Roseta
27/09 – Projeto Cid
28/09 – Ana Bacalhau
29/09 – Carapaus, Azeite & Alho.

Download the PDF here to see the full program.

FREE ENTRY.

PARTY | Queer Lisboa 23: Festa de Abertura | Cais do Sodré | 5€
Sep 20 @ 23:59 – Sep 21 @ 06:00
PARTY | Queer Lisboa 23: Festa de Abertura | Cais do Sodré | 5€ @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The 23d edition of the Queer Lisboa film festival hits Lisbon September 20, and Titanic Sur Mer is jumping on board with an opening party, aptly titled Opening of the Festival.
They describe it as having “a strong Brazilian flavor and propelled by activism.”

VENGA, VENGA, “hit duo of Lisbon nightlife,” are the headliners, and plan to keep the party going ’til sunrise. Here’s how they describe themselves:
“EXTRAVAGANZA. TROPICAL. HEDONISTIC. NOMAD.
This cultural project invites you to transcendence, blending folklore with musical experience. These sons of nomadism display sounds and aesthetics that go from the eccentricity of remote cultures to the most metropolitan subversions.”

Warming the crowd up to said metropolitan subversions, around midnight, will be local Catxibi from the female collective Thug Unicorn and Rádio Quântica.

Entry: 5€.

Here’s a taste.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYKzFCSi_N4[/embed]

Sep
21
Sat
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 21 all-day
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€ @ Cinema São Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Queer Lisboa is self-described as “the first national festival created specifically to showcase new gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual filmmaking.” It hits Avenida Liberdade (Cinema São Jorge) for its 23d edition this week, kicking off with the documentary Indianara, a flick about the struggles of transgender people in Brazil, on Friday night.
What follows is an all-nighter party at Titanic, eight days of dozens of international films, indie and other, discussions, debates, meet-and-greets, more parties, and probably a few pleasant surprises.

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

Here’s a quick glimpse at all the films of Queer Lisboa 23 – International Queer Film Festival. Thanks, Youtube.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DeOZszcM9s[/embed]

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Sep 21 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ 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.

MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE
Sep 21 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela

Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting.

Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela every third Saturday carries much the same as many others: old brass handles, pieces of chandeliers, those African statuettes that no one wants, and the occasional treasure. Like most antique markets, this one also has a decent selection of artisanal jewelry and some food. What makes it special is the setting: this quiet park in a residential area of the city is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Feira da Ladra or anything in the center. There’s a cafe right next to it if you need some liquid courage.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Sep 21 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€
Sep 21 @ 09:30 – 17:00
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€ @ BADOCA SAFARI PARK | Vila Nova de Stº André | Setúbal | Portugal

Psst.
Hey you.
You like giraffes?
Of course you do.
Who doesn’t?

The Badoca Safari Park down in Alentejo has giraffes.
And a bunch of other cool animals.
And guided tours and stuff.
Basically, some text-free fun for the whole family.

Open every day (holidays included) until October 31st, 2019.

Tickets here.

FAIR | Sentidos – Conscious Consumption Fair in Lisbon! | Penha de França | FREE
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 19:00
FAIR | Sentidos - Conscious Consumption Fair in Lisbon! | Penha de França | FREE @ Praça António Sardinha | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It’s hip to be green. So go out into the world and show people just how conscientious you are, because if you’re living sustainably, but there’s nobody around to see it, are you really living at all.

From the organizers:

“Social impact + sustainability + creativity! We will be back to the beautiful praça António Sardinha, in the historic Parish of Penha de França for a new day of joy and conscious consumption. We aim to make residents and friends aware of a more sustainable and healthy life, always in a light and fun way!

Schedule:

10h – Opening Senses =)

11h30 – Talk with JCI Lisbon – Purpose Entrepreneurship

14h30 – Free Talk Wheel For – Self-Awareness + Conscious Consumption!

16h – Route Portugal Kids Action – Correct Waste Separation.

17h – Change! Pop up!

19h – Closing.

Check out all the brands and initiatives that will be present in the next editions:

Troca-te
Breathe Portugal
Puro Verde
Pé de Louro
Arunny
Zahy
Rede Biatakí
Lisboa Limpa
África De Mãos Dadas
Dona Papoila
Fashion Revolution Portugal
Movimento Sem Palhinhas
Wood Wokszz
Guia Páginas Verdes
Route Portugal
Zero Waste Youth International
Mariqosa
Veganesh
Rogato bags

Music by: MUFYN, music for your needs.”

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Are you a tourist?
No, seriously.
Are rent and petty theft going up because of you?
When you walk around Lisbon and see the increasing “Tourists F.ck Off” graffiti and stickers, do you ask yourself, “Do they mean me?”
Or maybe you even utter that same sentiment from time to time in an attempt to, you know, blend in?
After all, tourism is a state of mind…

Anyway, Padrão dos Descobrimentos invites you to ask these and other tough questions in their new show… inside popular tourist destination Belém.
Here’s what they say:
“What is a tourist? Can we all be tourists? Is a tourist always a tourist? What was tourism like in the time of our grandparents? Can we be tourists in the cities we live in?
The exhibition invites us to look at tourists and their activities, but also to migrants and locals, paying special attention to our daily or occasional encounters, showing that we all can learn from one another. For that, we need only to see each other as inhabitants of the same world, although we look at it through different perspectives and with different expectations.”

Are you a tourist…?

Daily: 10h-19h.

ENTRY: 6€ (for tourists and locals).

to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better-looking place.”
Banksy.

Well, the elusive Brit that is Banksy has definitely made the world better-looking. So that answers that question.
Then again, no one says that being a vandal and being a genius are mutually exclusive. For the next few months, the centuries-old former naval rope-making factory-turned exhibition center that is Cordoaria Nacional invites you to view some of the mysterious bad boy’s pieces out of their natural habitat. Over 70 works, including original pieces, sculptures, art installations, video, and photography.
Here’s what they add (those vandals):
“This exhibition, like all previous shows of Banksy’s work, is not authorized by the artist, who seeks to protect his anonymity and independence from the system.”

Opening Hours:
Sun to Fri – 10h-19h.
Saturdays- 10h-20h.
(Final entry one hour before closing).

Tix here (or at the door).

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE
Sep 21 @ 10:30 – 13:30
ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The best way to experience history is to live it. That’s why our friends at Live History offer you an immersive three-hour glimpse into two of the most historical, oldest, and most alive neighborhoods in Lisbon: Mouraria and Alfama.
Free of charge.

The guides are enthusiastic, charming polyglots. They’re funny, welcome and respond thoughtfully to questions, intimidatingly knowledgeable, easy to follow (both on foot and in thought), and truly seem to care.
Also, their only pay is the love of their city and your tip at the end. Remember, these are locals and, despite what AirBnB might believe, need to live here too. So tip well if you feel you’ve lived some history!

What to know:
-You can pre-book a spot on our Marketplace. Or if you’re reading this the morning of, you could try to meet them at 10h30 by the statue at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio square.
-The guides wear white Live History t-shirts, have white umbrellas, and are dressed up as Portuguese crusaders and navigators if you’re lucky.
-Available languages: English / Spanish (languages on demand: Portuguese / French / Czech / Slovak).
-These are free walking tours. Donations welcome at the end.
-Comfortable shoes and a water bottle are advisable.

Contact them if you need more info, or “if you feel the need for your own private tailor-made tour.”

And read Atlas‘ in-depth interview with Live History co-founder Jofre Correia here.

P.S.: If you’re worried about three hours up and down the eight (ask your guide) hills of Lisbon, we know for a fact that last August, in the sweltering heat, an American woman did the whole tour, effortlessly, with a smile on her face… a mere five days before giving birth.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Sep 21 @ 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.

INTERNATIONAL FEST | Festival Todos 2019 | Graça | FREE
Sep 21 @ 11:00 – 20:00
INTERNATIONAL FEST | Festival Todos 2019 | Graça | FREE @ São Vicente | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

Festival Todos is a decade-old yearly party that, by its very definition, has something for everyone. The organizers of the 2019 version — TODOS -“Caminhada de Culturas” (“Cultures Walk”) — say it “is a multi-art festival that affirms Lisbon, since 2009, as a city of intercultural dialogue, cohabitation of different religions, people, and generations, through the promotion of art and sharing…
TODOS 11th edition will be held in various historically relevant spots in the area of São Vicente.

Promoted between Academia de Produtores Culturais and the Lisbon City Council, TODOS works directly with local communities and has contributed to eliminating territorial ghettos associated with immigration.”

A four-day weekend of food, art, dance, music, tours, workshops, from every corner of the world, for a good cause, and mostly* free of charge.

*FREE ENTRY to all shows
except
Capicua & Mulheres da Lusofonia concert-TBD;
World Food (naturally paid directly to the cooks);
Workshops (participation fees to be announced soon).

Check the full program, with times and locations and more, here.

to Sept 22 | OUTDOOR MARKET | Street Fest Alameda | Alameda | FREE
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 22:00
to Sept 22 | OUTDOOR MARKET | Street Fest Alameda | Alameda | FREE @ Alameda - Fonte Luminosa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Alameda, the beautiful semi-park overlooking downtown Lisbon, is often overlooked due to its location. Local non-profit Street Fest describes itself as based on the “idea of ​​boosting the capital’s squares and gardens, creating unique moments of good music and a very good atmosphere for a happier city!”
This weekend, they’re boosting the already unique area of Alameda with two days of good vibes.
Here’s how they describe it:
“Bring family and friends, dog and parakeet, a towel to spread on the lawn, and taste the different flavors in STREET FOOD roulette, to the sound of Ketzal, Azza, The Cool and Caffeine, and Lucky Club! Accompany this with a cold imperial and say goodbye to the summer in a perfect environment between food, music, and a small exhibition of craft projects of young entrepreneurs.”

Imperial = draft beer FYI.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly to Oct 5 | FOOD AND DJ PARTY | Crepes, Beer, & Senhor Santos | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 16:00
Weekly to Oct 5 | FOOD AND DJ PARTY | Crepes, Beer, & Senhor Santos | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Sama Sama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It’s happened to all of us:
It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon in Lisbon, you’re nursing your hangover with a vegan crepe and a local craft beer. Life is good… yet, it still feels like something’s missing…
Well, that something is actually a someone, and none other than up-and-coming, Irish-made local DJ superstar Senhor Santos!

For the next few sunny Saturdays of summer, local food superstars Sama Sama invite the Senhor himself to spin some goodness at Crafty Corner, while they spin (or however you make a crepe) some more goodness next door for your eating, drinking, and chilling pleasure.

Saturdays from 12h to 16h, until October 5.

Bom Apetit!

*The music’s free, the crepes and beer cost money (but are rarely undevoured).

to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE
Sep 21 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Teixeira was born in 1982 in Coimbra, where he lives and works today.
He studied health and medicine for over 15 years and started dabbling in painting in 2012.
Since then, he has had numerous solo and group shows, both at home and abroad. The human figure is his central point of interest, specifically “its movement and iteration with the environment.”

João’s latest show is called Babel, and is described by its organizers like this:
“Babel is a chapter that has been stored for some time in the drawer of stories that João Teixeira creates through his works. A chapter that translates his view of intolerance, indifference to others, hasty judgments, prejudices that determine behavior, and preconceived condemnation of the unknown.
Through the figurative expression of the works that make up “Babel” which, in its genesis, portray his vision of refugees, João Teixeira encourages us to look closely and seriously to reflect on the values ​​of our time and the role of each. One, in a world that belongs to everyone.”

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tania Guzman in Lisbon | Campolide | FREE
Sep 21 @ 14:30 – 18:00
to Oct 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tania Guzman in Lisbon | Campolide | FREE @ Colorida Art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tania Guzman is the type of artist who reminds us that, despite being old-school, the art of painting a canvas well is yet to die.
Colorida Art, the hosts of her latest solo show, say this:
“The artist Tania Guzman seeks to convey in her works the aesthetics of syncretism and miscegenation, the pride of its origin, to show the traditional through a renewed look. It represents with fidelity and harmony the human and the objective without distraction, to focus on its symbolic power. There is a rich syncretism in Mexico that leads the artist to express her contrasts in plain backgrounds and carefully chosen figures, tiny brushstrokes of acrylic, tempera or oil, and pencil strokes, and shadows with colorful accents that accentuate the symbolic element.”

Coincidentally, Tania Guzman was born in Mexico, where she lives and works today.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 14h30-18h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Sep 21 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST | Festival Iminente 2019 | Monsanto | 15€
Sep 21 @ 15:00 – Sep 22 @ 02:00
to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST | Festival Iminente 2019 | Monsanto | 15€ @ Panorâmico de Monsanto | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

What’s a good way to end your summer?
How about with an art and music festival inside some cool post-apocalyptic-yet-intact semi-ruins inside a forest in Lisbon?
Restaurant Panorámico (aka Panorâmico de Monsanto), the abandoned, off-the-beaten-path architectural marvel overlooking the city, welcomes back Festival Iminente 2019 this weekend for four days of well-rounded fun.

From the organizers:
“That’s right, it’s Festival Iminente once again. It might not even be such a good idea to gather in the same place activists of an emerging and urban culture. But that’s the way we are, we like to do what we believe in. New music and new art. Restless and explosive lusophone culture. Manifestos for freedom of expression and human rights. Diversity. At the Panorâmico de Monsanto, where the future has always been made.
After making its way around the world – London, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro – Iminente is now returning to Lisbon for four days of collective cultural intimacy, reflecting on the concepts of Identity and Diversity. And there’s nothing like returning home…”

Over 100 artists, from 11 nationalities, on five stages, plus 5000 lucky kids a day, for four days of visual and performance arts, sculpture, painting, photography, graffiti, hip-hop, trap, b-boys, b-girls, as well as fado, world music, world dancers, talks, workshops, etc..
And a few surprises are likely imminent too.

Learn the deets, including the full line-up, here.

Check out highlights from last year here.

TICKETS*: 15€ per day, on sale here.
*There are only 5000 day tickets – no festival passes – and, like previous years, there are no ticket booths or ticket sales at the gates.

Happy Discovery!

to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular INATEL na Rua 2019 | FREE
Sep 21 @ 18:00 – 23:30
to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular INATEL na Rua 2019 | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The INATEL Foundation describes the fourth edition of their POPular – INATEL na Rua Festival as “an initiative that aims to disseminate traditional cultural practices, in fulfillment of its mission and as a UNESCO consultant to safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Portugal.”
They’ve been partying and safeguard culture since May, and for the last two weekends in September they’re throwing two final three-day celebrations — one in Ajuda and the other in Jardim da Estrela.
Theater, dance, music, ethnography, sports, games — and, in the words of INATEL, “vehicles of associative work performed by thousands of citizens dedicated to the valorization and dissemination of traditional culture” — are just some of the cultural fun ahead.

Check out the full programs here.

FREE ENTRY.

And here’s a promo.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKlM3SOmIA[/embed]

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close