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Sep
20
Fri
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 20 all-day
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€ @ Cinema São Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

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

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

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

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

Check out the full programs here.

FREE ENTRY.

And here’s a promo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about CineClima here.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download the PDF here to see the full program.

FREE ENTRY.

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

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

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

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

Entry: 5€.

Here’s a taste.

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

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

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

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

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

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

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

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the organizers:

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

Schedule:

10h – Opening Senses =)

11h30 – Talk with JCI Lisbon – Purpose Entrepreneurship

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

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

17h – Change! Pop up!

19h – Closing.

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

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

Music by: MUFYN, music for your needs.”

FREE ENTRY.

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

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

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

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

Tickets and more info here.

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

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imperial = draft beer FYI.

FREE ENTRY.

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

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

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

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

Bom Apetit!

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

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

João Teixeira (not the football player) was born in 1982 in Coimbra, where he lives and works today.
He studied health and medicine for over 15 years and started dabbling in painting in 2012.
Since then, he has had numerous solo and group shows, both at home and abroad. The human figure is his central point of interest, specifically “its movement and iteration with the environment.”

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

FREE ENTRY.

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

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

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

Check out the full programs here.

FREE ENTRY.

And here’s a promo.

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

DINNER AND 2-DAY PARTY | Arroz Estúdios’ 1st Birthday | Cacilhas | FREE-22€
Sep 21 @ 19:30 – Sep 22 @ 23:59
DINNER AND 2-DAY PARTY | Arroz Estúdios' 1st Birthday  | Cacilhas | FREE-22€ @ Arroz Estúdios | Lisboa | Setúbal | Portugal

Atlas has it on good authority that creative space across the river Arroz Estúdios, despite being only a one-year-old space, knows what they’re doing. The word is still out on whether anything half-naked will jump out of a cake, but we’ll let you know once we hear something.

So, without further ado, we’ll let them do the talking:
“We are one. To celebrate we’re hosting a 30h birthday party.
Come and join the fun.”

Yep.
That about sums it up.

The madness kicks off with a trippy, rabbit-friendly dinner, and the rest is bound to be of historic proportions…

The plan:

Saturday:
19:30 – 23:00-
Dystopian Installations, performances, 5* food, aka
Alice in Wonderland Immersive Dinner Party
22€ per person (limited seating, tix above).

23:00 – 12:00
Arroz à Noite x Ransom Note w/ Bawrut [ITA]
Bawrut.
Matt Cowell.
Funkamente.
Fernando Martinez.
Senhor Santos.
DeVibe.
Mr.Bubble.
(ENTRY: 5€).

Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00-
Sunday Street Market:
Street food, arts traders, music.
Dj LadyG Brown.
Senhor Santos.
Onya.

18:00 – late:
Sunset Session.
Hate Moss.
mouradores.
Dgtxl blxck.

ENTRY: FREE for members; 3€ for membership.

Parabens, amigos, and godspeed!

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

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

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

Download the PDF here to see the full program.

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Sep 21 @ 22:30 – Sep 22 @ 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.

Sep
22
Sun
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 22 all-day
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€ @ Cinema São Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

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

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

to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

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

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

INTERNATIONAL FEST | Festival Todos 2019 | Graça | FREE
Sep 22 @ 11:00 – 20:00
INTERNATIONAL FEST | Festival Todos 2019 | Graça | FREE @ São Vicente | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imperial = draft beer FYI.

FREE ENTRY.

to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Sep 22 @ 17:00 – 21:30
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.

PARTY | Rožava & Empty Hall of Fame & Farsa at Disgraça | Graça | DONATION
Sep 22 @ 18:00 – 23:00
PARTY | Rožava & Empty Hall of Fame & Farsa at Disgraça | Graça | DONATION @ Disgraça | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Here’s how the graceful space in Graça that is Disgraça describes itself:
“A space where racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. behaviors are not tolerated. Thus, it reserves the right to prevent entry to police, judges, ministers, presidents, nazis, neo-Nazis, protonazis, nationalists, or any other vertical animal suffering from any kind of authoritarian or supremacist idiocy.”

This year, Disgraça turns four years old, and they’re celebrating.

They add:
“And so we close the birthday festivities with a day of concerts and other activities in what is the most infamous cave in this city, with countless subversive activities coming soon!”

The line-up:
ROZAVA (Czech Republic) – NEOCRUST / BLACK METAL.

EMPTY HALL OF FAME (Czech Republic) – HARDCORE PUNK.

FARSA (Lisbon) – POST-HARDCORE.

BUTERFLAI (libertarian singer of the Quixote lands, to whet your appetite).

There will always be Vegan dinner to go with that more or less fresh beer!
Information on other activities soon, here, or more likely here.

ENTRY is donation-based.

Oh, and don’t be a nazi…

Happy Birthday, kids!

Here’s Empty Hall of Fame.

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

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

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

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

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

to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE
Sep 23 @ 09:30 – 17:30
to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE @ Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

Wil-son!!!
(oh, wait…)

to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE
Sep 23 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Sept 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | BABEL by João Teixeira | Santos | FREE @ carrasco.art | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Teixeira (not the football player) was born in 1982 in Coimbra, where he lives and works today.
He studied health and medicine for over 15 years and started dabbling in painting in 2012.
Since then, he has had numerous solo and group shows, both at home and abroad. The human figure is his central point of interest, specifically “its movement and iteration with the environment.”

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

FREE ENTRY.

to Oct 21 | MEDITATION | Sunset Rooftop Donation Yoga | Graça | 5€-TBD
Sep 23 @ 20:15 – 21:45
to Oct 21 | MEDITATION | Sunset Rooftop Donation Yoga | Graça | 5€-TBD @ Rua Damasceno Monteiro 21A, 1170-109 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY (donations to the space welcome).

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

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

Here’s a little inspiration:

Sep
24
Tue
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€
Sep 24 all-day
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€ @ Cinema São Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

See the extensive program and learn more here.

ENTRY: 4€
PACK OF 5: 16€.

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

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

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Sep 24 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE
Sep 24 @ 09:30 – 17:30
to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE @ Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

Wil-son!!!
(oh, wait…)

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