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
23
Mon
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 23 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Sep 23 @ 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 Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE
Sep 23 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Teixeira (not the football player) 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 21 | MEDITATION | Sunset Rooftop Donation Yoga | Graça | 5€-TBD
Sep 23 @ 20:15 – 21:45
to Oct 21 | MEDITATION | Sunset Rooftop Donation Yoga | Graça | 5€-TBD @ Rua Damasceno Monteiro 21A, 1170-109 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As far as titles of events go, we find that this one, despite having only four words, is pretty self-explanatory.
Some yoga.
Donation-based.
On a rooftop.
During sunset.
Is that a haiku…

Anyway.
Rachael, a Yoga Alliance RT200-trained local, is your guide, and she explains a little more:
“Hatha yoga practice with a panoramic view as the sun sets, final meditation under the stars. Friendly, relaxed class, taught in English, suitable for all levels.
Payment is by donation, suggested minimum donation 5 Euros.
No advance booking, just show up.
NOTE: THE CLASS TIME CHANGES AS THE SUNSET TIME CHANGES!
Come to the address 40 – 15 minutes before start time, press buzzer for floor 3. Please don’t arrive later than that; I go up to the roof just before the class starts, so after that I can’t let you in.
Bring your own mat, or if you don’t have a mat, a blanket or large towel, and warm clothes for the end. I have some blankets available. You can do the class in bare feet, or if you don’t have a mat you might prefer to do it in soft shoes. You might want socks at the end.
Sorry but I probably won’t see any messages you send me just before the class starts or once it’s started.
Bathroom and changing space available.”

A phoneless, semi sockless rooftop sunset on a Monday night?
Not bad.
Namaste.
Or something.

to Sept 30 | OPEN-AIR FILM CYCLE | Spaces that have no place | Alfama | FREE
Sep 23 @ 21:30 – 23:30
to Sept 30 | OPEN-AIR FILM CYCLE | Spaces that have no place | Alfama | FREE @ Casa da Chada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Mário Dionísio was a Lisbon-born, -bred, and -buried painter, writer, professor, and critic from the last century. He had a big influence on the arts here.

About a decade ago, a bunch of his family members and random art geeks decided to open a cultural space in his honor, and that’s how Casa Da Achada was born. Part library, part museum, part documentation center, the space aims to preserve the city’s cultural heritage.

And now — every Monday through September at 21h30, to be exact — Casa Da Achada presents Espaços que não têm lugar (“Spaces that have no place”) — a series of films described by the organizers like this:

“If the whole world is made up of change, the spaces we go through, which are part of our daily lives, are no exception. They change with the uses that we give them, with the collective occupation or the abandonment of the day-to-day, and they change due to the economic interests of those who command and want to make the space profitable, empty, or full of life.

With this cycle of cinema, we want to question the concepts of space and place, through films with different perspectives. We want to think of spaces that no longer have a place like a grocery store swallowed by a skyscraper or a hole dug in the center of Paris to make room for a huge subway station.
They are spaces that can be imaginary or real, under construction or in continuous deconstruction, that have lost their place in our cities, neighborhoods, and also in our lives. In the cinema, however, the spaces that have no place go live in another way, in new ways, and remain in our memory.”

With spacey classics like Being John Malkovich to the Edge of the World, free of charge, you can make some space in your schedule for this one.

See the full program of films, with showtimes, here.

Learn more about the other events going on at the space through the summer (like a painting exhibit and various workshops) here.

FREE ENTRY (donations to the space welcome).

Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Sep 23 @ 23:00 – Sep 24 @ 02:00
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Winner of several Atlas “Best of Lisboa” awards, Titanic Sur Mer is stepping up its jazz game with weekly jam sessions on Mondays. For free. Considering the talents Titanic pulls for its variety of musical acts, this will surely become a Monday-night classic.

Here’s a little inspiration:

Sep
24
Tue
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 24 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 24 @ 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.

to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€
Sep 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 24 @ 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 24 @ 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€.

to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE
Sep 24 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Teixeira (not the football player) 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 24 @ 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.

Weekly to Oct 29 | ART WORKSHOP | Drawing with Wine | Avenida | 20€
Sep 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Weekly to Oct 29 | ART WORKSHOP | Drawing with Wine | Avenida | 20€ @ Teatro Sao Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Would you like to sketch a 149-year old street (Avenida da Liberdade) while sipping some wine on the terrace of a 70-something-year-old theatre (São Jorge Theatre) while using said wine as your main medium?
Well, if you’ve got 20 bucks, then every Tuesday in September and October you have the chance to channel your inner Van Gogh like a true artist — with booze.

The organizers, Wine with a View, add:
“Get to know the bustling life of the avenue at Wine With a View Avenida…and take a closer look at what you can’t see at first glance. At each session, an observation exercise will be proposed and the possibility to explore painting with wine will be offered.

About the guide:
“Sofia Arez is a Portuguese artist, researcher, and educator driven by a deep interest in nature and perception. Her work is a constant dialogue and it progresses as a ‘conversation’ between the maker and the spontaneous findings, suggested by the multitude forms of life.
She was born in Lisbon in 1972 and holds a master’s in Painting from the University of Lisbon.”

20€ per session.

Space may be limited so reserve your spot here.

And, remember, no matter how mature or immature your final product is — at least here you can lick the brush freely. Hell, you can even drink the ink!

Saude!

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Sep 24 @ 22:00 – 23:59
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Weekly | SHORT FILMS | Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Sep 24 @ 22:00
Weekly | SHORT FILMS |  Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom, o Mau e o Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

See the program on their FB page.

 

Weekly to Oct 29 | MUSIC | Noite Crua with Txuninh D’fusao | FREE
Sep 24 @ 22:00 – Sep 25 @ 04:00
Weekly to Oct 29 | MUSIC | Noite Crua with Txuninh D'fusao | FREE @ Crew Hassan | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tuesday nights can get a little raw in this town.
Noite Crua (“Raw Night”) is a weekly residency at Crew Hassan dedicated to the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) music scene.
This September Noite Crua returns with Cape Verdean artist and guitar maestro Txuninh D’fusao, along with DJ sets by residents Le Cirque du freak and Mushug.

Come keep it raw.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l9satSl57M[/embed]

Sep
25
Wed
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 25 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 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€.

to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE
Sep 25 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Teixeira (not the football player) 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 25 @ 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.

Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Sep 25 @ 18:00 – 23:59
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Weekly | WORKSHOP | DIY-day at Disgraça | Graça | FREE
Sep 25 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Weekly | WORKSHOP | DIY-day at Disgraça | Graça | FREE @ Disgraça | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

DIY has become a vague term in recent years. After all, we’re all in it together, right? Moreover, big business is all about buzzwords…
Nevertheless, with minimum wage persistently low and rent increasingly high, the times are riper than ever for some good old-fashioned do-it-yourself fun.
Disgraça, one of Lisbon’s best little-known venues for, among other things, light vegan dinners and heavy punk rock shows, is a pretty good definition of DIY (read their story here). That’s why every Wednesday they are hosting “DIY-day.” We’ll let them do the rest:
“We bring two really good things together – creating stuff AND hanging out with nice people.
Drop in any Wednesday from 18h!
Bring your own material!
NO DINNER but the bar is open and we will also provide some snacks.
To begin with, we will just learn from each other and so on, but in the future, there may be some workshops… bring your ideas!”

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 8 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rosarlette Meirelles: Guinea-Bissau, According to my Eyes | Rato | FREE
Sep 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00
to Oct 8 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rosarlette Meirelles: Guinea-Bissau, According to my Eyes | Rato | FREE @ Casa de Angola | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Casa de Angola invites painter Rosarlette Meirelles to celebrate some decolonization with some personal paintings.
Here’s how they put it:
“In the month of Guinea Bissau‘s independence, we symbolically pay tribute to the Guinean people through the eyes of a Brazilian artist.”

The inauguration is Wednesday, September 25th, at 18h30.
And you can catch the show the following Wednesday, and the Tuesday after that.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Sep 25 @ 23:55 – Sep 26 @ 06:00
Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ MUSICBOX | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hump day, for you second-language speakers, comes in part from the phrase over the hump.

Other than that, we think the organizers of this weekly boogie describe it better than we ever could:
“𝙃𝙐𝙈𝙋 𝘿𝘼𝙔 means Wednesdays. The high point of the week. It’s that day that tells you that the worst has passed and the best is about to come. The middle can mean virtue but it can also mean sin, pleasure, and freedom on the dance floor, listening to surprising groovy sounds that turn you up and work like a desert mirage, giving you the strength you need to get to the oasis that is the weekend.
This weekly party is an invitation to celebrate just because. And because Lisbon is the coolest place in the universe, at least according to that hipster article in New York or whatever.
Wednesdays are the new Thursdays, or the old Fridays, or the future Saturdays, or whatever you want them to be. Come by MUSICBOX in Cais do Sodré and you’ll find that Wednesdays are your new favorite day.”

NOTE: They usually charge at the door, but not much, and it’s basically just a way to trick you into getting a beer.
Which you might need on hump day.

All we have to add is this stupid commercial from back in the day.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

Sep
26
Thu
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 26 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]

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