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Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in Lisbon and beyond, in English. Free events are in blue. 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.
Jun
20
Thu
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 20 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

DREAM-FOLK CONCERT | The Loafing Heroes | Graça | FREE
Jun 20 @ 21:00 – 23:00
DREAM-FOLK CONCERT | The Loafing Heroes | Graça | FREE @ Camones CineBar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Loaf (verb): to avoid activity, especially work.”
The Cambridge Dictionary.

“Today, loafing, as a mode of existence, may well be one of the last subversive acts and means of combating and living affirmatively amidst the information and technological age.”
Bartholomew Ryan.

Bartholomew is one of the original founding members of The Loafing Heroes, a local “dream-folk” band comprised of members from Ireland, Italy, Germany, USA, and Zimbabwe. Its weapons of loafing include the autoharp, the violin, the bass clarinet, the guitar, the concertina, and percussion. For a band that treats loafing as a philosophy, they have been busy: they’ve recently recorded their sixth album, MEANDERTALES, and they want to share it with you this Thursday.

FREE ENTRY.

Check out Atlas‘ interview with The Heroes here.

And here’s a glimpse of the heroes loafing around some stairs in Lisbon.

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Jun
21
Fri
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 21 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

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

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

Tickets and more info here.

to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 21 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 21 @ 19:00 – 22:30
to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE @ 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hello.
Are you a food blogger?
A photographer?
More importantly, do you like free food?

If you answered yes to one (if you have a good poker face) or more of the above questions, then Sajjad from the 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant has a message for you:
“Dear Food Blogger / Photographer.
How are you?
In order to introduce Persian (Iranian) cuisine in Lisbon and create online content, we invite you for a free food tasting. You can bring one friend. Please call us (+351 927 626 665), or send a message or book on our website (mentioning food blogger or photographer in your message) to confirm your presence.
What will we do? We are going to serve you our starter, food, and dessert.
What do we expect? It will be your kindness if you create online content in the shape of a blog post, or a review, or photos. We appreciate if your presence could be in not busy times of restaurant (Monday to Thursday for dinner, for example) as we will have more time to have a better service to you.
Please, when you arrive at the restaurant, let us know that you have come based on our invitation about ‘food blogger-photographer.’
Or show this event page to the waiter.
Kind Regards,
Sajjad.”

Well, there you have it.
You’re welcome.

to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE
Jun 21 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE @ O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“In music, a quartet is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.”

Quartetos Extraordinários translates to “Extraordinary Quartets,” which in turn translates to three evening concerts, by three extraordinary quartets, free of charge, which translates to a lot of math…

Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Three Extraordinary Quartets made up of exceptional musicians give shape to three programs dedicated to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A quartet of strings (Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos), a quartet of marimbas (Drumming Marimba Quartet) and a Quartet of Saxophones interpret some of the reference pieces for these instrumental formations, side by side with the most recent songs by Portuguese composers, including premieres of new work.”

THE PROGRAM:
June 21st
Quarteto de Saxofones
(Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt)

June 22nd
Drumming Marimba Quartet
(João Miguel Braga Simões, Pedro Gois, André Dias, Miquel Bernat)

June 29th
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
(Vítor Vieira, Juan Carlos Maggiorani, Jorge Alves, Marco Pereira).

Showtime: 21h.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity, so get there an hour or two early to claim your spot).

Jun
22
Sat
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 22 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jun 22 @ 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.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Jun 22 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Jun 22 @ 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.

ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE
Jun 22 @ 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.

to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 22 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

CULTURAL FESTIVAL | Festa do Japão | Belém | FREE
Jun 22 @ 14:00 – 22:00
CULTURAL FESTIVAL | Festa do Japão | Belém | FREE @ Jardim Vasco da Gama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

There is a very, very long history between Japan and Portugal. In fact, Portuguese explorers were the first European traders to ever set foot in the country back in 1543. There is also a lot of back and forth between the languages, with a whole host of Japanese words coming from Portuguese and vice versa — including Saturday (sabato),  cup (koppu), and tempura (peixinhos da horta, anyone?).

Now you can experience it all for yourself at a festival celebrating everything Japanese, from traditional ceremonies and dancing to food and cosplay. There is a lineup of acts to watch from 14h to 22h, which can be seen here, as well as tents to wander in and out of in beautiful Belem. According to the organizers, they plan “to celebrate the friendship and culture between Japan and Portugal” by recreating the “environment of ‘Matsuri’.”

So whether you’re from igirisu, oranda, or Portugal, don your kappa just in case, and get yourself to this cultural extravaganza!

to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 22 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

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to Jun 30 | ART WORKSHOP | Atelier Sardinha | Chiado | FREE
Jun 22 @ 15:30 – 16:30
to Jun 30 | ART WORKSHOP | Atelier Sardinha | Chiado | FREE @ Rua Nova da Trindade 20, 1200-303 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Sardines.
If you’ve ever been to Portugal, you know they’re a thing. Especially this saintly time of year.
Sardines look stupid, are affordable, easy to prepare, easy to eat (the bones are edible too, trust us), and they taste from ok to good.
Drawing them, however, is not an easy task, as some of Atlas’ own staff have learned in recent years. It’s a long story…

If you, however, have ever wanted to perfect the art of sardine representation, then Atelier Sardinha invites you to bring the whole family to their free weekend workshops.

Here’s what they tell us:
“Integrated in the 100% Sardinha exhibition, Atelier Sardinha invites different Portuguese artists to explore various artistic materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, and printing.”

The workshops run through June, with hour-long sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, at 15h30 and 17h30.

Remaining Sessions:
15 JUNE:
15H30 – MARIA REMEDIO.
17.30 – MANTRASTE.
All ages.

16 JUNE:
15H30 – TIAGO ALBUQUERQUE (All ages).
17H30 – CATARINA SOBRAL (kids 5-12).

20 JUNE:
15H30 – MARIANA RIO (All ages).

22 JUNE:
15H30 – TERESA CORTEZ (15 and older).
17H30 – JOANA ESTRELA (All ages).

23 JUNE :
15H30 – SERROTE.
17.30 – SUSANA ANTONIO.
(All ages).

29 JUNE:
15H30 – ANDRÉ Letria.
17:30 – Nuno Saraiva.
(All ages).

30 JUNE:
15.30 – TIAGO GALO.
17.30 – NICOLAU.
(15 and older).

Register here, or email [email protected] with any questions.

FREE with registration.

to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 22 @ 19:00 – 22:30
to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE @ 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hello.
Are you a food blogger?
A photographer?
More importantly, do you like free food?

If you answered yes to one (if you have a good poker face) or more of the above questions, then Sajjad from the 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant has a message for you:
“Dear Food Blogger / Photographer.
How are you?
In order to introduce Persian (Iranian) cuisine in Lisbon and create online content, we invite you for a free food tasting. You can bring one friend. Please call us (+351 927 626 665), or send a message or book on our website (mentioning food blogger or photographer in your message) to confirm your presence.
What will we do? We are going to serve you our starter, food, and dessert.
What do we expect? It will be your kindness if you create online content in the shape of a blog post, or a review, or photos. We appreciate if your presence could be in not busy times of restaurant (Monday to Thursday for dinner, for example) as we will have more time to have a better service to you.
Please, when you arrive at the restaurant, let us know that you have come based on our invitation about ‘food blogger-photographer.’
Or show this event page to the waiter.
Kind Regards,
Sajjad.”

Well, there you have it.
You’re welcome.

to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE
Jun 22 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE @ O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“In music, a quartet is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.”

Quartetos Extraordinários translates to “Extraordinary Quartets,” which in turn translates to three evening concerts, by three extraordinary quartets, free of charge, which translates to a lot of math…

Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Three Extraordinary Quartets made up of exceptional musicians give shape to three programs dedicated to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A quartet of strings (Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos), a quartet of marimbas (Drumming Marimba Quartet) and a Quartet of Saxophones interpret some of the reference pieces for these instrumental formations, side by side with the most recent songs by Portuguese composers, including premieres of new work.”

THE PROGRAM:
June 21st
Quarteto de Saxofones
(Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt)

June 22nd
Drumming Marimba Quartet
(João Miguel Braga Simões, Pedro Gois, André Dias, Miquel Bernat)

June 29th
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
(Vítor Vieira, Juan Carlos Maggiorani, Jorge Alves, Marco Pereira).

Showtime: 21h.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity, so get there an hour or two early to claim your spot).

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 22 @ 22:30 – Jun 23 @ 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.

Jun
23
Sun
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 23 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 23 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Jun 23 @ 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 Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 23 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | ART WORKSHOP | Atelier Sardinha | Chiado | FREE
Jun 23 @ 15:30 – 16:30
to Jun 30 | ART WORKSHOP | Atelier Sardinha | Chiado | FREE @ Rua Nova da Trindade 20, 1200-303 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Sardines.
If you’ve ever been to Portugal, you know they’re a thing. Especially this saintly time of year.
Sardines look stupid, are affordable, easy to prepare, easy to eat (the bones are edible too, trust us), and they taste from ok to good.
Drawing them, however, is not an easy task, as some of Atlas’ own staff have learned in recent years. It’s a long story…

If you, however, have ever wanted to perfect the art of sardine representation, then Atelier Sardinha invites you to bring the whole family to their free weekend workshops.

Here’s what they tell us:
“Integrated in the 100% Sardinha exhibition, Atelier Sardinha invites different Portuguese artists to explore various artistic materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, and printing.”

The workshops run through June, with hour-long sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, at 15h30 and 17h30.

Remaining Sessions:
15 JUNE:
15H30 – MARIA REMEDIO.
17.30 – MANTRASTE.
All ages.

16 JUNE:
15H30 – TIAGO ALBUQUERQUE (All ages).
17H30 – CATARINA SOBRAL (kids 5-12).

20 JUNE:
15H30 – MARIANA RIO (All ages).

22 JUNE:
15H30 – TERESA CORTEZ (15 and older).
17H30 – JOANA ESTRELA (All ages).

23 JUNE :
15H30 – SERROTE.
17.30 – SUSANA ANTONIO.
(All ages).

29 JUNE:
15H30 – ANDRÉ Letria.
17:30 – Nuno Saraiva.
(All ages).

30 JUNE:
15.30 – TIAGO GALO.
17.30 – NICOLAU.
(15 and older).

Register here, or email [email protected] with any questions.

FREE with registration.

Jun
24
Mon
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 24 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 24 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 24 @ 19:00 – 22:30
to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE @ 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hello.
Are you a food blogger?
A photographer?
More importantly, do you like free food?

If you answered yes to one (if you have a good poker face) or more of the above questions, then Sajjad from the 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant has a message for you:
“Dear Food Blogger / Photographer.
How are you?
In order to introduce Persian (Iranian) cuisine in Lisbon and create online content, we invite you for a free food tasting. You can bring one friend. Please call us (+351 927 626 665), or send a message or book on our website (mentioning food blogger or photographer in your message) to confirm your presence.
What will we do? We are going to serve you our starter, food, and dessert.
What do we expect? It will be your kindness if you create online content in the shape of a blog post, or a review, or photos. We appreciate if your presence could be in not busy times of restaurant (Monday to Thursday for dinner, for example) as we will have more time to have a better service to you.
Please, when you arrive at the restaurant, let us know that you have come based on our invitation about ‘food blogger-photographer.’
Or show this event page to the waiter.
Kind Regards,
Sajjad.”

Well, there you have it.
You’re welcome.

Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 24 @ 23:00 – Jun 25 @ 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:

Jun
25
Tue
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jun 25 @ 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 Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 25 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
Jun 25 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones Cinebar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In Graça, what was once the first Portuguese cinema to project movies with sound is now a supermarket, but the founders of Camones Cinebar have been bringing back that creative spirit to the neighborhood. The bi-weekly Tuesday open mic night, hosted by local legend Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka of the Melting Pot, who regularly play our favorite Irish bar this side of the Channel, is still going strong through 2019.

Every other Tuesday, starting at 19h.
All ages and art forms welcome.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 25 @ 19:00 – 22:30
to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE @ 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Hello.
Are you a food blogger?
A photographer?
More importantly, do you like free food?

If you answered yes to one (if you have a good poker face) or more of the above questions, then Sajjad from the 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant has a message for you:
“Dear Food Blogger / Photographer.
How are you?
In order to introduce Persian (Iranian) cuisine in Lisbon and create online content, we invite you for a free food tasting. You can bring one friend. Please call us (+351 927 626 665), or send a message or book on our website (mentioning food blogger or photographer in your message) to confirm your presence.
What will we do? We are going to serve you our starter, food, and dessert.
What do we expect? It will be your kindness if you create online content in the shape of a blog post, or a review, or photos. We appreciate if your presence could be in not busy times of restaurant (Monday to Thursday for dinner, for example) as we will have more time to have a better service to you.
Please, when you arrive at the restaurant, let us know that you have come based on our invitation about ‘food blogger-photographer.’
Or show this event page to the waiter.
Kind Regards,
Sajjad.”

Well, there you have it.
You’re welcome.

CONCERT | Dream People | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 22:00 – 23:30
CONCERT | Dream People | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Pensão Amor | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Dream People is a Lisbon-born band formed in 2018 consisting of people that make, well, dream-like tunes.
In their words, they are “a (Portuguese) band, floating between the realms of silky smooth dream pop and futuristic synth psych-pop.”
They come to the historical Pensão Amor, where many a dream has been both made and broken, this coming Tuesday to present their new EP and single Forever, Too Long.

And you’re invited.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s the said dreamy single, so you don’t have to wait forever.

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

to Jun 25 | FILM | SHORTCUTZ | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 22:00 – 23:59
to Jun 25 | FILM | SHORTCUTZ | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Short film is a form of expression that can often be overlooked. What makes a short film unique — and more relevant in the age of ADD — is the understanding that it will end soon, be it good or bad.

SHORTCUTZ is an international movement of short films started in Lisbon in January 2010. Since then, it has crossed many a border, but has not forgotten its humble roots.

The organizers of “SHORTCUTZ” add:
“…More than a festival, more than a showcase, SHORTCUTZ is meant to be a real urban revolution of ideas, projects, and persons in the world of shorts, becoming an unforgettable and constant part of the creative, cultural, and artistic lives of many cities.”

The event runs every Tuesday (except April 30th/ May 7th), at 22h, until June 25th.
See what future sessions have in store here.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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.

 

Jun
26
Wed
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Jun 26 @ 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 Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 26 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
Yep.
What Elena said.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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.

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