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Jun
25
Tue
to Jun 30 | CINEMA | Brazilian Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 3,50€
Jun 25 all-day
to Jun 30 | CINEMA | Brazilian Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 3,50€ @ Cinema Sao Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

After great success in 2018, The Brazilian Embassy in Lisbon and ​​Cinema São Jorge join forces once more to bring you the second edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Lisbon.

Six days of every genre, from recent years, all made by Portugal’s more talkative cousins from across the Atlantic.

The full program, showtimes, and more details coming soon, here.

NOTE: The theater usually has English subtitles, but a Brazilian friend might help.

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jun 25 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum | Santos | 6 – 10€
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum  | Santos | 6 - 10€ @ Museu Nacional de Atre Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter mostly working around 500 years ago. He made many paintings which, in turn, made history in the world of art.

One such painting is Saint Jerome in His Study.
Albrecht completed said piece in 1521. Then, while on a trip to Antwerp, he gave it to the secretary of a Portuguese factory as a gift. And so today, St Jerome hangs in the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga right here in Lisbon, continuing to make history.

However, Albrecht had also made four preliminary drawings for St Jerome, which somehow ended up in the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
That is, until recently.

For the next two months, said drawings are in Portugal for the first time, face to face with the iconic final work for which they served as inspiration.
Thus, you are invited to witness art history in the making, as well as to an up-close and personal study of Albrecht’s creative process.

ENTRY: 6-10€.
(see info on discounts here).

Download the exhibition booklet here.

to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better-looking place.”
Banksy.

Well, the elusive Brit that is Banksy has definitely made the world better-looking. So that answers that question.
Then again, no one says that being a vandal and being a genius are mutually exclusive. For the next few months, the centuries-old former naval rope-making factory-turned exhibition center that is Cordoaria Nacional invites you to view some of the mysterious bad boy’s pieces out of their natural habitat. Over 70 works, including original pieces, sculptures, art installations, video, and photography.
Here’s what they add (those vandals):
“This exhibition, like all previous shows of Banksy’s work, is not authorized by the artist, who seeks to protect his anonymity and independence from the system.”

Opening Hours:
Sun to Fri – 10h-19h.
Saturdays- 10h-20h.
(Final entry one hour before closing).

Tix here (or at the door).

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€ @ Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Aah, our fuzzy friends. We all wish we could see the world through their eyes for at least a day, and now we can at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento. I know it’s exciting, but please remember you’re house-trained. Right?

Weekend hours: 11h – 19h
FREE ENTRANCE on July 25 (Pavilhão do Conhecimento’s Birthday)

From the organizers:
They live in our homes and streets, in our imagination and even in the music we listen to. And have been with us for thousands of years. But what do we actually know about them? How did they become so different from wild animals? How do they see, listen and feel the world?

The new temporary exhibition of Pavilion of Knowledge invites children and grown-ups to explore the world of their favorite pets. The exhibition is composed by three thematic areas: (“In their skin”; “In their head”; “In our societies”) adding a total of 47 interactive exhibits.

Produced by Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie – from Paris – will be open to the public until September 8, 2019. On the first Sunday of every month, the public is welcome to visit our science center with a dog and also to participate in our workshop programme Canine Passport. But we’re not stopping there: Feline Instinct workshop happens every second Sunday of the month and is dedicated to cats.

Are you ready to enter the amazing world of your favorite pets?

to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 25 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | GUIDED TOUR | Cella Vinaria Antiqua Winery and Museum | Alentejo | 5€
Jun 25 @ 16:00 – 16:30
to Jun 30 | GUIDED TOUR | Cella Vinaria Antiqua Winery and Museum | Alentejo | 5€ @ Cella Vinaria Antiqua | Caparica | Setúbal | Portugal

Tired of the increasing crowdedness of the city and feel like you need a drink? Then kill two birds with one stone by taking a trip down to Alentejo to learn about (and taste) one of the best things about Portugal — the wine!
More specifically, Talha Wine, in a century old winery and museum perfected by generations of the Honrado family.
Here’s what Cella Vinaria Antigua (“Old Wine Cellar”) tell us:
“At Cella Vinaria Antiqua, the goal is to develop an ecotourism project in a century-old building with a history associated with generations and generations of winemakers and innkeepers, based on the characteristics of the primitive construction, which are important to know in order to understand all the spirit implicit in the art of creating Vinho de Talha.”

5€ tickets here.

Learn more about the project here.

And here’s a taste (get it?).

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviLW4kIhnc[/embed]

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Doclisboa 2018 Films | Chiado | 5€
Jun 25 @ 19:00 – 23:00
to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Doclisboa 2018 Films | Chiado | 5€ @ Cinema IDEAL | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

What’s up, Doc?
Doclisboa (or, “6.Doc”) is back in Lisbon with its 2019 edition.
That’s what’s up.

Doclisboa 2019 is coming in October, but here’s your chance to avoid the whole festival atmosphere and just see some of the best work of the past festival. Five films from around the world, originally premiered at Doclisboa 2018, screened weekly through the end of July, at five euros a pop, accompanied by discussions with the filmmakers and special guests.

NOTE: You’ll probably need some Portuguese for these, but English subtitles have been known to work now and then.

Here’s the line-up, with trailers and whatnot:

28 March – 3 April, 21h15.
THE KAMAGASAKI CAULDRON WAR.

25 April – 1 May, time to be announced.
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS.

23 – 29 May | time to be announced.
ALMA CLANDESTINA.

20 – 26 June | time to be announced.
TERRA.

18 – 24 July | time to be announced
GREETINGS FROM FREE FORESTS

NOTE #2: Dates and showtimes vary from week to week. More info here.

ENTRY: 5€.

And here’s a trailer for “Alma Clandestina.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And you’re invited.

FREE ENTRY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 22:00 – 23:59
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Weekly | SHORT FILMS | Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 25 @ 22:00
Weekly | SHORT FILMS |  Shortcutz | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom, o Mau e o Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

See the program on their FB page.

 

Jun
26
Wed
to Jun 30 | CINEMA | Brazilian Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 3,50€
Jun 26 all-day
to Jun 30 | CINEMA | Brazilian Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 3,50€ @ Cinema Sao Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

After great success in 2018, The Brazilian Embassy in Lisbon and ​​Cinema São Jorge join forces once more to bring you the second edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Lisbon.

Six days of every genre, from recent years, all made by Portugal’s more talkative cousins from across the Atlantic.

The full program, showtimes, and more details coming soon, here.

NOTE: The theater usually has English subtitles, but a Brazilian friend might help.

to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum | Santos | 6 – 10€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum  | Santos | 6 - 10€ @ Museu Nacional de Atre Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter mostly working around 500 years ago. He made many paintings which, in turn, made history in the world of art.

One such painting is Saint Jerome in His Study.
Albrecht completed said piece in 1521. Then, while on a trip to Antwerp, he gave it to the secretary of a Portuguese factory as a gift. And so today, St Jerome hangs in the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga right here in Lisbon, continuing to make history.

However, Albrecht had also made four preliminary drawings for St Jerome, which somehow ended up in the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
That is, until recently.

For the next two months, said drawings are in Portugal for the first time, face to face with the iconic final work for which they served as inspiration.
Thus, you are invited to witness art history in the making, as well as to an up-close and personal study of Albrecht’s creative process.

ENTRY: 6-10€.
(see info on discounts here).

Download the exhibition booklet here.

to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better-looking place.”
Banksy.

Well, the elusive Brit that is Banksy has definitely made the world better-looking. So that answers that question.
Then again, no one says that being a vandal and being a genius are mutually exclusive. For the next few months, the centuries-old former naval rope-making factory-turned exhibition center that is Cordoaria Nacional invites you to view some of the mysterious bad boy’s pieces out of their natural habitat. Over 70 works, including original pieces, sculptures, art installations, video, and photography.
Here’s what they add (those vandals):
“This exhibition, like all previous shows of Banksy’s work, is not authorized by the artist, who seeks to protect his anonymity and independence from the system.”

Opening Hours:
Sun to Fri – 10h-19h.
Saturdays- 10h-20h.
(Final entry one hour before closing).

Tix here (or at the door).

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

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

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€ @ Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Aah, our fuzzy friends. We all wish we could see the world through their eyes for at least a day, and now we can at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento. I know it’s exciting, but please remember you’re house-trained. Right?

Weekend hours: 11h – 19h
FREE ENTRANCE on July 25 (Pavilhão do Conhecimento’s Birthday)

From the organizers:
They live in our homes and streets, in our imagination and even in the music we listen to. And have been with us for thousands of years. But what do we actually know about them? How did they become so different from wild animals? How do they see, listen and feel the world?

The new temporary exhibition of Pavilion of Knowledge invites children and grown-ups to explore the world of their favorite pets. The exhibition is composed by three thematic areas: (“In their skin”; “In their head”; “In our societies”) adding a total of 47 interactive exhibits.

Produced by Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie – from Paris – will be open to the public until September 8, 2019. On the first Sunday of every month, the public is welcome to visit our science center with a dog and also to participate in our workshop programme Canine Passport. But we’re not stopping there: Feline Instinct workshop happens every second Sunday of the month and is dedicated to cats.

Are you ready to enter the amazing world of your favorite pets?

to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Jun 26 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | GUIDED TOUR | Cella Vinaria Antiqua Winery and Museum | Alentejo | 5€
Jun 26 @ 16:00 – 16:30
to Jun 30 | GUIDED TOUR | Cella Vinaria Antiqua Winery and Museum | Alentejo | 5€ @ Cella Vinaria Antiqua | Caparica | Setúbal | Portugal

Tired of the increasing crowdedness of the city and feel like you need a drink? Then kill two birds with one stone by taking a trip down to Alentejo to learn about (and taste) one of the best things about Portugal — the wine!
More specifically, Talha Wine, in a century old winery and museum perfected by generations of the Honrado family.
Here’s what Cella Vinaria Antigua (“Old Wine Cellar”) tell us:
“At Cella Vinaria Antiqua, the goal is to develop an ecotourism project in a century-old building with a history associated with generations and generations of winemakers and innkeepers, based on the characteristics of the primitive construction, which are important to know in order to understand all the spirit implicit in the art of creating Vinho de Talha.”

5€ tickets here.

Learn more about the project here.

And here’s a taste (get it?).

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviLW4kIhnc[/embed]

Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 26 @ 18:00 – 23:59
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Weekly | WORKSHOP | DIY-day at Disgraça | Graça | FREE
Jun 26 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Weekly | WORKSHOP | DIY-day at Disgraça | Graça | FREE @ Disgraça | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 26 @ 19:00 – 22:30
to Jun 30 | FOOD | Persian Food: Free tasting for Bloggers and Photographers | Areeiro | FREE @ 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jun 26 @ 23:55 – Jun 27 @ 06:00
Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ MUSICBOX | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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Jun
27
Thu
to Jun 30 | CINEMA | Brazilian Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 3,50€
Jun 27 all-day
to Jun 30 | CINEMA | Brazilian Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 3,50€ @ Cinema Sao Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

After great success in 2018, The Brazilian Embassy in Lisbon and ​​Cinema São Jorge join forces once more to bring you the second edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Lisbon.

Six days of every genre, from recent years, all made by Portugal’s more talkative cousins from across the Atlantic.

The full program, showtimes, and more details coming soon, here.

NOTE: The theater usually has English subtitles, but a Brazilian friend might help.

to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum | Santos | 6 – 10€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum  | Santos | 6 - 10€ @ Museu Nacional de Atre Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter mostly working around 500 years ago. He made many paintings which, in turn, made history in the world of art.

One such painting is Saint Jerome in His Study.
Albrecht completed said piece in 1521. Then, while on a trip to Antwerp, he gave it to the secretary of a Portuguese factory as a gift. And so today, St Jerome hangs in the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga right here in Lisbon, continuing to make history.

However, Albrecht had also made four preliminary drawings for St Jerome, which somehow ended up in the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
That is, until recently.

For the next two months, said drawings are in Portugal for the first time, face to face with the iconic final work for which they served as inspiration.
Thus, you are invited to witness art history in the making, as well as to an up-close and personal study of Albrecht’s creative process.

ENTRY: 6-10€.
(see info on discounts here).

Download the exhibition booklet here.

to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

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to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better-looking place.”
Banksy.

Well, the elusive Brit that is Banksy has definitely made the world better-looking. So that answers that question.
Then again, no one says that being a vandal and being a genius are mutually exclusive. For the next few months, the centuries-old former naval rope-making factory-turned exhibition center that is Cordoaria Nacional invites you to view some of the mysterious bad boy’s pieces out of their natural habitat. Over 70 works, including original pieces, sculptures, art installations, video, and photography.
Here’s what they add (those vandals):
“This exhibition, like all previous shows of Banksy’s work, is not authorized by the artist, who seeks to protect his anonymity and independence from the system.”

Opening Hours:
Sun to Fri – 10h-19h.
Saturdays- 10h-20h.
(Final entry one hour before closing).

Tix here (or at the door).

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Jun 27 @ 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€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€ @ Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Aah, our fuzzy friends. We all wish we could see the world through their eyes for at least a day, and now we can at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento. I know it’s exciting, but please remember you’re house-trained. Right?

Weekend hours: 11h – 19h
FREE ENTRANCE on July 25 (Pavilhão do Conhecimento’s Birthday)

From the organizers:
They live in our homes and streets, in our imagination and even in the music we listen to. And have been with us for thousands of years. But what do we actually know about them? How did they become so different from wild animals? How do they see, listen and feel the world?

The new temporary exhibition of Pavilion of Knowledge invites children and grown-ups to explore the world of their favorite pets. The exhibition is composed by three thematic areas: (“In their skin”; “In their head”; “In our societies”) adding a total of 47 interactive exhibits.

Produced by Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie – from Paris – will be open to the public until September 8, 2019. On the first Sunday of every month, the public is welcome to visit our science center with a dog and also to participate in our workshop programme Canine Passport. But we’re not stopping there: Feline Instinct workshop happens every second Sunday of the month and is dedicated to cats.

Are you ready to enter the amazing world of your favorite pets?

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
Jun 27 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 30 | GUIDED TOUR | Cella Vinaria Antiqua Winery and Museum | Alentejo | 5€
Jun 27 @ 16:00 – 16:30
to Jun 30 | GUIDED TOUR | Cella Vinaria Antiqua Winery and Museum | Alentejo | 5€ @ Cella Vinaria Antiqua | Caparica | Setúbal | Portugal

Tired of the increasing crowdedness of the city and feel like you need a drink? Then kill two birds with one stone by taking a trip down to Alentejo to learn about (and taste) one of the best things about Portugal — the wine!
More specifically, Talha Wine, in a century old winery and museum perfected by generations of the Honrado family.
Here’s what Cella Vinaria Antigua (“Old Wine Cellar”) tell us:
“At Cella Vinaria Antiqua, the goal is to develop an ecotourism project in a century-old building with a history associated with generations and generations of winemakers and innkeepers, based on the characteristics of the primitive construction, which are important to know in order to understand all the spirit implicit in the art of creating Vinho de Talha.”

5€ tickets here.

Learn more about the project here.

And here’s a taste (get it?).

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Monthly | WINE AND LIVE MUSIC | Bacchus Hour at Teatro Romano | Alfama | FREE
Jun 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Monthly | WINE AND LIVE MUSIC | Bacchus Hour at Teatro Romano | Alfama | FREE @ Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano | Lisboa | Portugal

“Prepare yourselves
for the roaring voice of the God of Joy!”
Euripides, The Bacchae.

Bacchus, aka Dionysus, as you may have heard, is kind of a party dude. He woulda liked Lisbon… And it’s likely that one of his favorite places to indulge would be Museu Lisboa: Teatro Romano .
So to honor the coolest of our heavenly Roman friends, the museum invites you to chill like a god and enjoy an evening of live music, amid some ancient ruins, god nectar in hand and river in view, for their version of Happy Hour.
That’s right, you guessed it: Bacchus Hour.

Every last Thursday evening of each month.

FREE ENTRY.

Saude indeed!

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