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May
27
Mon
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 27 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
May 27 @ 23:00 – May 28 @ 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:

May
28
Tue
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
May 28 @ 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 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 28 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 28 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
May 28 @ 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 25 | FILM | SHORTCUTZ | Cais do Sodré | FREE
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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.

 

May
29
Wed
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 29 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 29 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
May 29 @ 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 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE
May 29 @ 12:30 – 22:00
to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Parque Eduardo VII | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway.

Quite earnestly, Ernest was right.
Ironically, however, a good book is also a great way to make a friend. Especially in the age of “280 characters or less.”
So if you’re looking to make a friend, paperback or other, you’re in luck, because the 89th edition of Feira do Livro Lisboa hits the city for the next two weeks. Primarily it’s for those of us who falamos português, but their foreign-language book section seems to be growing in correlation with the number of foreigners who call this city home. Also, if you’re trying to learn Portuguese, Feira do Livro has some of the best deals we’ve ever seen on those thick, juicy dictionaries. Also, children’s books.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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.

May
30
Thu
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 30 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 30 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
May 30 @ 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 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE
May 30 @ 12:30 – 22:00
to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Parque Eduardo VII | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway.

Quite earnestly, Ernest was right.
Ironically, however, a good book is also a great way to make a friend. Especially in the age of “280 characters or less.”
So if you’re looking to make a friend, paperback or other, you’re in luck, because the 89th edition of Feira do Livro Lisboa hits the city for the next two weeks. Primarily it’s for those of us who falamos português, but their foreign-language book section seems to be growing in correlation with the number of foreigners who call this city home. Also, if you’re trying to learn Portuguese, Feira do Livro has some of the best deals we’ve ever seen on those thick, juicy dictionaries. Also, children’s books.

FREE ENTRY.

May
31
Fri
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 31 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 31 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
May 31 @ 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 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE
May 31 @ 12:30 – 22:00
to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Parque Eduardo VII | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway.

Quite earnestly, Ernest was right.
Ironically, however, a good book is also a great way to make a friend. Especially in the age of “280 characters or less.”
So if you’re looking to make a friend, paperback or other, you’re in luck, because the 89th edition of Feira do Livro Lisboa hits the city for the next two weeks. Primarily it’s for those of us who falamos português, but their foreign-language book section seems to be growing in correlation with the number of foreigners who call this city home. Also, if you’re trying to learn Portuguese, Feira do Livro has some of the best deals we’ve ever seen on those thick, juicy dictionaries. Also, children’s books.

FREE ENTRY.

to May 31 | PARTY | 5 Years, 5 parties at Cerveteca | Bairro Alto | FREE
May 31 @ 18:00 – 23:59
to May 31 | PARTY | 5 Years, 5 parties at Cerveteca | Bairro Alto | FREE @ Cerveteca Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Cerveteca Lisboa is a local brewery that reminds us that beer in Portugal can actually be good. 2019 marks five years since they opened their doors, and, to celebrate, they have been partying.
Here’s what they say:
“2019 is the year. The years!
To celebrate, there will be a party every month until June, always on the last day of every month, with a live concert.
Because good music accompanies good homemade beer…
After the #1 and #2 events, with great jazz performances, we invited the Baltik Porter to event # 3 on March 31st.
Punk-rock brewery, so we never run out of motives to party!
We are waiting for you all for another exciting weekend.”

And check back here for #4 and #5.

Parabens, e saude!

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a taste of some Baltik Porter.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhI-AHnhKpQ[/embed]

to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE
May 31 @ 23:00 – Jun 1 @ 04:00
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE @ Desterro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Are you a struggling videographer, artist, and/or filmmaker who wants nothing more than to have their images looped in a dingy little ungentrified after-hours hotspot in the heart of this great city?
If so, you’re in luck.

We’ll let the organizers take it from here:
“Year-round Open Call.
LOOPCAVE is a video art showcase dedicated to the loop organized in the Desterro‘s cave, in Lisbon. Fortnightly, with the purpose of opening the most diverse windows for the culture of the new artistic media, selected videos will be displayed via a monthly open call. The open calls are open every month until the end of the year, and two pieces are selected each month.

All videos must be submitted via email with the following info:
– name of the artist;
– small bio of the artist;
– link to the video;
– short description of the video (title, time, format and credits).”

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

Jun
1
Sat
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jun 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Jun 1 @ 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.

Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 19:00
Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This is probably the most relaxed craft market in town, thanks to its position in the tranquil and beautifully cared-for Jardim da Estrela. It’s also surprisingly diverse and offers more than your average home-made soaps and ankle bracelets. We can’t guarantee she’ll be there every time, but we once saw a woman here selling one-of-a-kind, perfectly creepy oversized papier-mâché dolls, for example.

The first weekend of every month, except January.

ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE
Jun 1 @ 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.

Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 1 @ 11:00 – 19:00
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come get your inner hipster on at Lisbon’s self-described “most alternative” market, the first weekend of every month, brought to you by Anjos70. Art, crafts, vintage clothes sold by modern people, funky teas and healthy substances, army fatigues, photography, printing workshops, a bar with non-hipster-priced booze, coffee and snacks, and much more. It sure beats the generic tile shops that Rua Augusta and Graça are littered with.
The market has been growing for six years now; it has over 100 stalls, plus a live DJ. The goods and the people are mostly authentically Portuguese, but with English being spoken evenly.
Ask any local and they will say they’ve been pleasantly surprised.

The market takes place on the first weekend of every month except August and January, when they have special programming. The entry is free, and if you’d like to set up a table, you can do so starting at around 10€: https://anjos70.org

to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE
Jun 1 @ 12:30 – 22:00
to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE @ Parque Eduardo VII | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway.

Quite earnestly, Ernest was right.
Ironically, however, a good book is also a great way to make a friend. Especially in the age of “280 characters or less.”
So if you’re looking to make a friend, paperback or other, you’re in luck, because the 89th edition of Feira do Livro Lisboa hits the city for the next two weeks. Primarily it’s for those of us who falamos português, but their foreign-language book section seems to be growing in correlation with the number of foreigners who call this city home. Also, if you’re trying to learn Portuguese, Feira do Livro has some of the best deals we’ve ever seen on those thick, juicy dictionaries. Also, children’s books.

FREE ENTRY.

to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 1 @ 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.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TjUgw5LS_8[/embed]

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 1 @ 22:30 – Jun 2 @ 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.

to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE
Jun 1 @ 23:00 – Jun 2 @ 04:00
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE @ Desterro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Are you a struggling videographer, artist, and/or filmmaker who wants nothing more than to have their images looped in a dingy little ungentrified after-hours hotspot in the heart of this great city?
If so, you’re in luck.

We’ll let the organizers take it from here:
“Year-round Open Call.
LOOPCAVE is a video art showcase dedicated to the loop organized in the Desterro‘s cave, in Lisbon. Fortnightly, with the purpose of opening the most diverse windows for the culture of the new artistic media, selected videos will be displayed via a monthly open call. The open calls are open every month until the end of the year, and two pieces are selected each month.

All videos must be submitted via email with the following info:
– name of the artist;
– small bio of the artist;
– link to the video;
– short description of the video (title, time, format and credits).”

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

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