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22
Fri
to Nov 23 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | Across Space by Gonzalo Ramírez | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Nov 22 @ 09:00 – 19:30
to Nov 23 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | Across Space by Gonzalo Ramírez | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gonzalo Ramírez is an artist from Uruguay. He makes sculptures. His new show is entitled “Do outro lado do espaço” (“Across space,” roughly).

Spanish-language school Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa, hosts of Gonzalo’s new show, describe his stuff like this:
“His sculptures stand out for their studied proportions, their textures, and colors, and in each of them, one appreciates the aesthetics, harmony, and movement, showing a careful fabrication by letting the soul of the materials used give it a glimpse… an unmistakable personal touch.”

Go witness Gonzalo’s personal take on careful fabrication.
Or learn some Spanish.
Or both.

HOURS:
Tue-Thursday, 9h-19h30.
Fri, 9h-14h30.
Sat, 9h-12h.
(closed Sundays).

More info here.

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€
Nov 22 @ 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€
Nov 22 @ 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 Dec14 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Lisbon On Film | Chiado | FREE
Nov 22 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec14 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Lisbon On Film | Chiado | FREE @ Livraria Ferin | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

There’s no doubt about it: Lisbon is a very photogenic city.
Which is why its ever-increasing selfie-taking population remains a mystery…

Lisbon Analogue Photography is self-described as “a group of photographers in love with analog photography who decided to create a collective in Lisbon.”

Here’s what they humbly say about their new exhibit at Livraria Ferin:
“We are very proud to invite you all to our next exhibition, ‘Lisbon on Film!’ This exhibition is a tribute to the city of Lisbon captured through analog cameras.”

The seven photographers on display are:
Diana Goulão Marques (Portugal).
Francesca Faulin (Italy).
Joaquim De Oliveira Gonçalves (Portugal).
Nuno Correia (Portugal).
Nuno Domingues (Portugal).
Solenne Brugiroux (Tahiti).
Wojtek Scibor (Poland).

HOURS: Mon-Fri, 10h-19h.
Show up until Dec 14.

FREE ENTRY.

to Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE
Nov 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE @ ESCOLA ARTÍSTICA ANTÓNIO ARROIO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Living in exile can be tough, as some of Atas’ own self-exiled staff know…
Throughout Portugal’s version of the Trump era — i.e. the Estado Novo dictatorship — countless locals decided to pack up and go rather than stand by and watch, or worse.

Here’s how the organizers of #ECOS – Exílios, contrariar silêncios (“#ECHOES – Exiles, counteract silences”) describe this historical and all-too-relevant exhibit:

“This was an important flow of people in the history of Portugal. Men and women fleeing repression, imprisonment, the Colonial War, and poverty have come a long way, including those in many European countries. They went into exile in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, etc..

The exhibition addresses the memory and material traces of these paths, from the clandestine “border jump” to the objects that marked everyday life, and those that came in the return bag.

Millions of people continue to travel the path of exile in search of refuge, home, and shelter. The stories #Echoes account also bring us to the present and let us think about building belonging places in Europe today.”

Show up daily, 10h-17h, until November 29th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 14 | LIQUIDATION SALE | 3€ LPs, CDs, and DVDs | Alfama | FREE-TBD
Nov 22 @ 14:00 – 17:00
to Dec 14 | LIQUIDATION SALE | 3€ LPs, CDs, and DVDs | Alfama | FREE-TBD @ Discoteca Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The only non-self-explanatory thing about the poster on the left is… well, its use of apostrophes.
For which we have no explanation.

Other than that, you get the idea.
Discoteca Lisboa, a local shop specializing in vinyl, DVDs, CDs, Brazilian and African music, t-shirts, and what have you, is holding a “total liquidation” sale through mid-December.

If you have three bucks; if you’re an LP enthusiast; or, if for some strange reason you still have a DVD and/or CD player — or all of the above — stop by Discoteca Monday through Saturday, between 14h and 17h, and check out their collection of time capsules.

For more info, call +351 919 048 559.

Happy hunting.

to Nov 29 | ART EXHIBIT | FACES Project by Elvira Carrasco | Santos | FREE
Nov 22 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Nov 29 | ART EXHIBIT | FACES Project by Elvira Carrasco | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elvira Carrasco is a 29-year-old artist and art historian originally from Spain. Her work has been exhibited all over the world, from New York to Tel Aviv.

Elvira has a thing for faces. Particularly, her own. She likes to put body paint on it, and then photograph it, thereby creating unique and diverse self-portraits.

Carrasco.art — a semi-new local art gallery opened by Pedro Carrasco, on a street that shares both his and Elvira’s name (chance or design?) — hosts Elvira’s solo show “FACES,” and adds this:

“She creates her own ritual, like our distant ancestors used to do, like some tribes still do. She works alone. Far from everyone. Distant from humankind. She prepares herself and she meditates. She is afraid. But at this precise moment, the energy comes and floods her body. Then the work flows with no more hesitations or doubts…

Elvira discovered her own way to communicate with others – using her own face as a canvas is her purpose.”

Check out Elvira’s work face to face until November 29th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Nov 26 | ACTIVIST PHOTO EXHIBIT | Through Our Eyes | Campo Mártires da Pátria | FREE
Nov 22 @ 15:00 – 19:30
to Nov 26 | ACTIVIST PHOTO EXHIBIT | Through Our Eyes | Campo Mártires da Pátria | FREE @ Galeria Monumental | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“No border should be more worthy of protection than a human life.”

That’s just one of the many mottos of HuBB – Humans Before Borders, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against the inhumane and illegal treatment of migrants and refugees.

This week, in honor of World Children’s Day, HuBB and Galeria Monumental present a photo exhibit by some youngsters who are probably not doing as well as you.

Here’s what they say about it:
“Since August 2019 there has been an enormous raise of migrants and refugees arrivals on Greek Islands (mainly Lesvos, Chios, and Samos).
Consequently, living conditions in the camps are getting worse every day, with increase in the tensions among the population.

The photography project “Through Our Eyes” shows the daily lives of asylum seekers living in the ‘hotspot’ camp on Samos Island, Greece, through their own eyes. Behind the camera, instead of reporters or journalists, we find teenage boys and girls who have been living in this camp for months.

The young photographers are students at the Mazi youth center, run by the NGO Still I Rise. Founded in June 2018 by Nicolò Govoni, Giulia Cicoli and Sarah Ruzek, Mazì provides informal education and psychosocial support for children aged 12 to 17 living in the camp.

The photos show us the daily reality and the emotional struggles of children trapped at the edge of Europe, at the mercy of geopolitical wranglings that take no account of their need to survive, to learn, to flourish, and grow.

During the week of the exhibition, Galeria Monumental will host talks, performances, and gatherings around this topic. We will be raising funds to support Still I Rise and their education program for children.”

FREE ENTRY (but, again, donations are welcome… for the kids).

to Nov 30 | ART EXHIBIT | Desvio by Cláudia Salgueiro | São Bento | FREE
Nov 22 @ 18:00 – 21:00
to Nov 30 | ART EXHIBIT | Desvio by Cláudia Salgueiro | São Bento | FREE @ Apaixonarte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Apaixonar-te” is the Portuguese verb for falling in love, while “Arte” means… you guessed it — art.
And that’s how local art gallery APAIXONARTE (“falling in love with art,” roughly) got its name.

“Desvio” is the Portuguese word for “detour,” and also the name of the new solo show at APAIXONARTE by Porto-based artist Cláudia Salgueiro.
She describes it as follows:
“A set of drawings that aim to reflect on the act of walking, landscape, nature, body, and movement. Walking is the first and the most primitive way to travel. Like breathing, walking is defined as an unconscious act inherent to all of us.”

This November, why not take a walking detour and go breathe in some art?
Who knows, you might just fall in love…

The exhibition opens on Nov 8th, at 18h, and will be up until Nov 30th.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri – 12h-19h30.
Sat – 11h-16h (closed Sundays).

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0u_hJ34-ek[/embed]

to Dec 14 | PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | PARALLEL Review Lisboa 2019 | Alvalade | FREE
Nov 22 @ 19:30 – 20:30
to Dec 14 | PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | PARALLEL Review Lisboa 2019 | Alvalade | FREE @ PARALLEL Review | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

PARALLEL – a self-described “European Photo Based Platform” — presents its second cycle of the PARALLEL Review.
Six random days of events.
Seven ongoing photography exhibitions.
With seven new curators.
And sixteen new artists.
Guided tours, talks, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more.

With FREE ENTRY to all the parallel activities.

Here are some deets:

-Open Classes:
15 NOV – 19.30
Open Class: Work Presentation (EN session)
Roisin White & Lexie Davis
Atelier de Lisboa: Rua João Saraiva 28A – 2º.

29 NOV – 19.30
Open Class: Work Presentation (PT session)
Fábio Cunha & Bruno Humberto
PARALLEL Review: Rua do Centro Cultural 11

-Talks (speakers to be announced):
22 NOV – 15.00-
Photography: from School to the Art System.

22 NOV – 17.00-
Ways of Exhibiting: Photography and Curatorial Practices.

23 NOV – 15.00-
Forms, Practices, and Uses of the Image in the 21st Century.

23 NOV – 17.00-
Dissemination Methods: Exhibiting Circuits and Photography.

More deets, including artists on display, here.

FREE ENTRY.

MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE | Filme-Concerto: Aurora | Graça | FREE
Nov 22 @ 22:00 – 23:59
MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE | Filme-Concerto: Aurora | Graça | FREE @ Camones CineBar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Nuno Costa likes the guitar, while Óscar Graça prefers piano. But they both like music, and also share a passion for cinema.

Since 2005, when Nuno and Óscar attended the Berklee College of Music, the pair have collaborated with various audiovisual and multimedia directors and producers worldwide.

Their latest project — Filme-Concerto (“Movie-Concert”) — is described by Nuno like this:
“This project aims not only to try to modernize or update, but rather to revive basic films in the history of cinema.”

The latest film the duo are reviving is 1927’s Aurora (Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans) by F. W. Murnau, with Nuno on guitar and Óscar on piano and keyboards (and both on laptops).

Come to Camones CineBar this Friday for an audio-visual hisotrcially-modern treat.

Check out some of Nuno and Óscar’s previous videos here.

FREE ENTRY.

And here’s a trailer for Aurora.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rFDM53ovC8[/embed]

PARTY | Indie Rock Club with DJ Silvap | Chiado | 6€
Nov 22 @ 23:00 – Nov 23 @ 03:00
PARTY | Indie Rock Club with DJ Silvap | Chiado | 6€ @ ODD Trindade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you know the connection between a cassette tape and a pencil, then there’s a 50/50 chance you are a fan of indie rock.

Here’s how ODD Trindade, the organizers of this one, describe it:
“The best Indie Rock party in Lisbon returns to ODD in November. Anyone in the other editions already knows that they can count on one night with the greatest classics of the best names in the genre, like The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, with a hint of Green Day, Blur, and Nirvana.”

Your maestro of nostalgia is DJ Silvap.

ENTRY: 6€ (with three beers or one “white drink”).

Nov
23
Sat
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Nov 23 @ 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 Nov 23 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | Across Space by Gonzalo Ramírez | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Nov 23 @ 09:00 – 19:30
to Nov 23 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | Across Space by Gonzalo Ramírez | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gonzalo Ramírez is an artist from Uruguay. He makes sculptures. His new show is entitled “Do outro lado do espaço” (“Across space,” roughly).

Spanish-language school Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa, hosts of Gonzalo’s new show, describe his stuff like this:
“His sculptures stand out for their studied proportions, their textures, and colors, and in each of them, one appreciates the aesthetics, harmony, and movement, showing a careful fabrication by letting the soul of the materials used give it a glimpse… an unmistakable personal touch.”

Go witness Gonzalo’s personal take on careful fabrication.
Or learn some Spanish.
Or both.

HOURS:
Tue-Thursday, 9h-19h30.
Fri, 9h-14h30.
Sat, 9h-12h.
(closed Sundays).

More info here.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Nov 23 @ 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 Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€
Nov 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 Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Nov 23 @ 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 Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE
Nov 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE @ ESCOLA ARTÍSTICA ANTÓNIO ARROIO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Living in exile can be tough, as some of Atas’ own self-exiled staff know…
Throughout Portugal’s version of the Trump era — i.e. the Estado Novo dictatorship — countless locals decided to pack up and go rather than stand by and watch, or worse.

Here’s how the organizers of #ECOS – Exílios, contrariar silêncios (“#ECHOES – Exiles, counteract silences”) describe this historical and all-too-relevant exhibit:

“This was an important flow of people in the history of Portugal. Men and women fleeing repression, imprisonment, the Colonial War, and poverty have come a long way, including those in many European countries. They went into exile in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, etc..

The exhibition addresses the memory and material traces of these paths, from the clandestine “border jump” to the objects that marked everyday life, and those that came in the return bag.

Millions of people continue to travel the path of exile in search of refuge, home, and shelter. The stories #Echoes account also bring us to the present and let us think about building belonging places in Europe today.”

Show up daily, 10h-17h, until November 29th.

FREE ENTRY.

ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE
Nov 23 @ 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€
Nov 23 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

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

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

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

to Dec 14 | LIQUIDATION SALE | 3€ LPs, CDs, and DVDs | Alfama | FREE-TBD
Nov 23 @ 14:00 – 17:00
to Dec 14 | LIQUIDATION SALE | 3€ LPs, CDs, and DVDs | Alfama | FREE-TBD @ Discoteca Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The only non-self-explanatory thing about the poster on the left is… well, its use of apostrophes.
For which we have no explanation.

Other than that, you get the idea.
Discoteca Lisboa, a local shop specializing in vinyl, DVDs, CDs, Brazilian and African music, t-shirts, and what have you, is holding a “total liquidation” sale through mid-December.

If you have three bucks; if you’re an LP enthusiast; or, if for some strange reason you still have a DVD and/or CD player — or all of the above — stop by Discoteca Monday through Saturday, between 14h and 17h, and check out their collection of time capsules.

For more info, call +351 919 048 559.

Happy hunting.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Nov 23 @ 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 Nov 26 | ACTIVIST PHOTO EXHIBIT | Through Our Eyes | Campo Mártires da Pátria | FREE
Nov 23 @ 15:00 – 19:30
to Nov 26 | ACTIVIST PHOTO EXHIBIT | Through Our Eyes | Campo Mártires da Pátria | FREE @ Galeria Monumental | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“No border should be more worthy of protection than a human life.”

That’s just one of the many mottos of HuBB – Humans Before Borders, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against the inhumane and illegal treatment of migrants and refugees.

This week, in honor of World Children’s Day, HuBB and Galeria Monumental present a photo exhibit by some youngsters who are probably not doing as well as you.

Here’s what they say about it:
“Since August 2019 there has been an enormous raise of migrants and refugees arrivals on Greek Islands (mainly Lesvos, Chios, and Samos).
Consequently, living conditions in the camps are getting worse every day, with increase in the tensions among the population.

The photography project “Through Our Eyes” shows the daily lives of asylum seekers living in the ‘hotspot’ camp on Samos Island, Greece, through their own eyes. Behind the camera, instead of reporters or journalists, we find teenage boys and girls who have been living in this camp for months.

The young photographers are students at the Mazi youth center, run by the NGO Still I Rise. Founded in June 2018 by Nicolò Govoni, Giulia Cicoli and Sarah Ruzek, Mazì provides informal education and psychosocial support for children aged 12 to 17 living in the camp.

The photos show us the daily reality and the emotional struggles of children trapped at the edge of Europe, at the mercy of geopolitical wranglings that take no account of their need to survive, to learn, to flourish, and grow.

During the week of the exhibition, Galeria Monumental will host talks, performances, and gatherings around this topic. We will be raising funds to support Still I Rise and their education program for children.”

FREE ENTRY (but, again, donations are welcome… for the kids).

to Nov 30 | ART EXHIBIT | Desvio by Cláudia Salgueiro | São Bento | FREE
Nov 23 @ 18:00 – 21:00
to Nov 30 | ART EXHIBIT | Desvio by Cláudia Salgueiro | São Bento | FREE @ Apaixonarte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Apaixonar-te” is the Portuguese verb for falling in love, while “Arte” means… you guessed it — art.
And that’s how local art gallery APAIXONARTE (“falling in love with art,” roughly) got its name.

“Desvio” is the Portuguese word for “detour,” and also the name of the new solo show at APAIXONARTE by Porto-based artist Cláudia Salgueiro.
She describes it as follows:
“A set of drawings that aim to reflect on the act of walking, landscape, nature, body, and movement. Walking is the first and the most primitive way to travel. Like breathing, walking is defined as an unconscious act inherent to all of us.”

This November, why not take a walking detour and go breathe in some art?
Who knows, you might just fall in love…

The exhibition opens on Nov 8th, at 18h, and will be up until Nov 30th.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri – 12h-19h30.
Sat – 11h-16h (closed Sundays).

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0u_hJ34-ek[/embed]

to Dec 14 | PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | PARALLEL Review Lisboa 2019 | Alvalade | FREE
Nov 23 @ 19:30 – 20:30
to Dec 14 | PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | PARALLEL Review Lisboa 2019 | Alvalade | FREE @ PARALLEL Review | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

PARALLEL – a self-described “European Photo Based Platform” — presents its second cycle of the PARALLEL Review.
Six random days of events.
Seven ongoing photography exhibitions.
With seven new curators.
And sixteen new artists.
Guided tours, talks, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more.

With FREE ENTRY to all the parallel activities.

Here are some deets:

-Open Classes:
15 NOV – 19.30
Open Class: Work Presentation (EN session)
Roisin White & Lexie Davis
Atelier de Lisboa: Rua João Saraiva 28A – 2º.

29 NOV – 19.30
Open Class: Work Presentation (PT session)
Fábio Cunha & Bruno Humberto
PARALLEL Review: Rua do Centro Cultural 11

-Talks (speakers to be announced):
22 NOV – 15.00-
Photography: from School to the Art System.

22 NOV – 17.00-
Ways of Exhibiting: Photography and Curatorial Practices.

23 NOV – 15.00-
Forms, Practices, and Uses of the Image in the 21st Century.

23 NOV – 17.00-
Dissemination Methods: Exhibiting Circuits and Photography.

More deets, including artists on display, here.

FREE ENTRY.

POETRY | Poetry Slam Sul #26 | Cacilhas | FREE
Nov 23 @ 21:30 – 23:59
POETRY | Poetry Slam Sul #26 | Cacilhas | FREE @ Ponto de Encontro | Almada | Setúbal | Portugal

“I would define … the Poetry of words as The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty.” Edgar Allan Poe.

Poetry Slam Sul (“Poetry Slam Sul”) returns for its 26th edition this Saturday. If you’re a fan of the art of the word, or a poet and know it, take the ferry south, across the Tagus river, and take part in The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty with some fellow wordsmiths; in other words, go Poe it.

Serv No One will be serving up tunes in between the words.

Those who impress will have the opportunity to participate in (and possibly win) PortugalSLAM – International Poetry and Performance Festival.

Registration for this Slam session is open via [email protected].

Learn the rules and what to expect here.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Nov 23 @ 22:30 – Nov 24 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

Nov
24
Sun
to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€
Nov 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€
Nov 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 Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE
Nov 24 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE @ ESCOLA ARTÍSTICA ANTÓNIO ARROIO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Living in exile can be tough, as some of Atas’ own self-exiled staff know…
Throughout Portugal’s version of the Trump era — i.e. the Estado Novo dictatorship — countless locals decided to pack up and go rather than stand by and watch, or worse.

Here’s how the organizers of #ECOS – Exílios, contrariar silêncios (“#ECHOES – Exiles, counteract silences”) describe this historical and all-too-relevant exhibit:

“This was an important flow of people in the history of Portugal. Men and women fleeing repression, imprisonment, the Colonial War, and poverty have come a long way, including those in many European countries. They went into exile in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, etc..

The exhibition addresses the memory and material traces of these paths, from the clandestine “border jump” to the objects that marked everyday life, and those that came in the return bag.

Millions of people continue to travel the path of exile in search of refuge, home, and shelter. The stories #Echoes account also bring us to the present and let us think about building belonging places in Europe today.”

Show up daily, 10h-17h, until November 29th.

FREE ENTRY.

MARKET | Ferinha: Hand to Hand Clothing | Graça | FREE
Nov 24 @ 10:30 – 17:30
MARKET | Ferinha: Hand to Hand Clothing | Graça | FREE @ Camones CineBar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Judging by everywhere you look in town — not to mention abundant social media and real-life protest from the non-believers — Christmas Eve is right around the corner.

For this reason, Camones CineBar invites you for the second edition of its second-hand clothing market, aka Ferinha: Roupa de Mão em Mão, to find that last-minute, first-rate second-hand gifts. Or maybe even spice up your own wardrobe for 2020.

Here’s what they say:
“Just one month before Christmas Eve we are counting on you. What a privilege it is to bring the fair to you and make it fair for you … At a time when sharing, unity, solidarity, and awareness are red hot inside us, WILL YOU MISS OUT???”

Oh, and Merry Christmas, haters.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Nov 24 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

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

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

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

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Nov 24 @ 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€.

WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Nov 24 @ 23:59 – Nov 25 @ 06:00
WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ Musicbox | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

ENTRY: TBD (usually a beer or two).

Here’s some breakbeat for ya.

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

Nov
25
Mon
to Dec 15 | ART EXHIBIT | Are you a Tourist? | Belém | 6€
Nov 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 Dec14 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Lisbon On Film | Chiado | FREE
Nov 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec14 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Lisbon On Film | Chiado | FREE @ Livraria Ferin | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

There’s no doubt about it: Lisbon is a very photogenic city.
Which is why its ever-increasing selfie-taking population remains a mystery…

Lisbon Analogue Photography is self-described as “a group of photographers in love with analog photography who decided to create a collective in Lisbon.”

Here’s what they humbly say about their new exhibit at Livraria Ferin:
“We are very proud to invite you all to our next exhibition, ‘Lisbon on Film!’ This exhibition is a tribute to the city of Lisbon captured through analog cameras.”

The seven photographers on display are:
Diana Goulão Marques (Portugal).
Francesca Faulin (Italy).
Joaquim De Oliveira Gonçalves (Portugal).
Nuno Correia (Portugal).
Nuno Domingues (Portugal).
Solenne Brugiroux (Tahiti).
Wojtek Scibor (Poland).

HOURS: Mon-Fri, 10h-19h.
Show up until Dec 14.

FREE ENTRY.

to Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE
Nov 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Nov 29 | HISTORICAL EXHIBIT | #ECOS: Exiles, counteract silences | Olaias | FREE @ ESCOLA ARTÍSTICA ANTÓNIO ARROIO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Living in exile can be tough, as some of Atas’ own self-exiled staff know…
Throughout Portugal’s version of the Trump era — i.e. the Estado Novo dictatorship — countless locals decided to pack up and go rather than stand by and watch, or worse.

Here’s how the organizers of #ECOS – Exílios, contrariar silêncios (“#ECHOES – Exiles, counteract silences”) describe this historical and all-too-relevant exhibit:

“This was an important flow of people in the history of Portugal. Men and women fleeing repression, imprisonment, the Colonial War, and poverty have come a long way, including those in many European countries. They went into exile in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, etc..

The exhibition addresses the memory and material traces of these paths, from the clandestine “border jump” to the objects that marked everyday life, and those that came in the return bag.

Millions of people continue to travel the path of exile in search of refuge, home, and shelter. The stories #Echoes account also bring us to the present and let us think about building belonging places in Europe today.”

Show up daily, 10h-17h, until November 29th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Dec 14 | LIQUIDATION SALE | 3€ LPs, CDs, and DVDs | Alfama | FREE-TBD
Nov 25 @ 14:00 – 17:00
to Dec 14 | LIQUIDATION SALE | 3€ LPs, CDs, and DVDs | Alfama | FREE-TBD @ Discoteca Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The only non-self-explanatory thing about the poster on the left is… well, its use of apostrophes.
For which we have no explanation.

Other than that, you get the idea.
Discoteca Lisboa, a local shop specializing in vinyl, DVDs, CDs, Brazilian and African music, t-shirts, and what have you, is holding a “total liquidation” sale through mid-December.

If you have three bucks; if you’re an LP enthusiast; or, if for some strange reason you still have a DVD and/or CD player — or all of the above — stop by Discoteca Monday through Saturday, between 14h and 17h, and check out their collection of time capsules.

For more info, call +351 919 048 559.

Happy hunting.

to Nov 29 | ART EXHIBIT | FACES Project by Elvira Carrasco | Santos | FREE
Nov 25 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Nov 29 | ART EXHIBIT | FACES Project by Elvira Carrasco | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elvira Carrasco is a 29-year-old artist and art historian originally from Spain. Her work has been exhibited all over the world, from New York to Tel Aviv.

Elvira has a thing for faces. Particularly, her own. She likes to put body paint on it, and then photograph it, thereby creating unique and diverse self-portraits.

Carrasco.art — a semi-new local art gallery opened by Pedro Carrasco, on a street that shares both his and Elvira’s name (chance or design?) — hosts Elvira’s solo show “FACES,” and adds this:

“She creates her own ritual, like our distant ancestors used to do, like some tribes still do. She works alone. Far from everyone. Distant from humankind. She prepares herself and she meditates. She is afraid. But at this precise moment, the energy comes and floods her body. Then the work flows with no more hesitations or doubts…

Elvira discovered her own way to communicate with others – using her own face as a canvas is her purpose.”

Check out Elvira’s work face to face until November 29th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Nov 30 | ART EXHIBIT | Desvio by Cláudia Salgueiro | São Bento | FREE
Nov 25 @ 18:00 – 21:00
to Nov 30 | ART EXHIBIT | Desvio by Cláudia Salgueiro | São Bento | FREE @ Apaixonarte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Apaixonar-te” is the Portuguese verb for falling in love, while “Arte” means… you guessed it — art.
And that’s how local art gallery APAIXONARTE (“falling in love with art,” roughly) got its name.

“Desvio” is the Portuguese word for “detour,” and also the name of the new solo show at APAIXONARTE by Porto-based artist Cláudia Salgueiro.
She describes it as follows:
“A set of drawings that aim to reflect on the act of walking, landscape, nature, body, and movement. Walking is the first and the most primitive way to travel. Like breathing, walking is defined as an unconscious act inherent to all of us.”

This November, why not take a walking detour and go breathe in some art?
Who knows, you might just fall in love…

The exhibition opens on Nov 8th, at 18h, and will be up until Nov 30th.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri – 12h-19h30.
Sat – 11h-16h (closed Sundays).

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0u_hJ34-ek[/embed]

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