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Jan
23
Thu
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 23 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 23 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 23 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

Jan
24
Fri
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 24 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 24 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE
Jan 24 @ 15:00 – 21:00
to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE @ Rua Passos Manuel 4, 1150-260 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

*Doors open at 11h on Jan 25.

The future looks grim for many in 2020, but more so for the homeless and refugees than for you and me. It seems like what we need now, more than ever, is a revolution.
And nothing says revolution like fashion.
Enter Fashion Revolution Portugal and friends, with this:
“In the logic of practicing detachment, having less but better things, helping those most in need and being more sustainable, Leonor Bettencourt Loureiro creates the POP UP Solidarity event THE GHOST OF FUTURE FASHION, with the support of Fashion Revolution Portugal and Maria Galvão Sousa, to start the year in the right tone with a different second-hand sale, to be repeated every year, hoping to create a new tradition.

The unsold pieces will be delivered to associations that support the Homeless and Refugees.

*Bring your own bag for all purchases made during Pop-Up.”

SCHEDULE AND PROGRAMMING:

Sale:
24 Jan – 15h to 21h.
25 Jan – 11h to 21h.

Talks (moderated by Maria Galvão Sousa):
25 Jan:
15h- Sustainability in the Fashion Industry, with the participation of the reference organization Fashion Revolution.
18h- Case Study Anjos 70: From a clothing market to a creative pole, with the participation of Catarina V Querido (founder of ANJOS 70 and Art & Flea Market).

Dj sets in the basement:

24 Jan:
18h – 19h, Espirro.
19h – 20h, MC Poça (Catarina Viana).
8 pm – 9 pm, Joao Magalhaes.

25 Jan:
14h – 15h, Uglycat (Catarina Rodrigues Monteiro).
20h – 21h, King Kami (Kamila Ferreira).

Live painting by Mafalda Slam both days.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 24 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Jan 24 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tamara Alves was born in 1983. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Contemporary Artistic Practices. She lives and works in Lisbon. Her murals can be found here and there around Lisbon but are not in your face; they’re easy to recognize because they’re good. Tamara prefers her canvas and show-space to be the street rather than art galleries.
That is, until now.

“When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep” is Tamara’s first solo indoors exhibit, and the Underdogs 10 art gallery has the honor of housing it through March.
Here’s what they say about:
“‘… starving hysterical naked …’
Repeating over and over this line from the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg in her mind while she works, like some sort of mantra, Tamara Alves has been weaving a narrative that celebrates in a raw, poetic way the primeval vitality of strong sensations, of an animal becoming, of brute passion, as opposed to rational deliberation.

Based on the idea that our instincts are what defines us, the artist presents in her first solo show at Underdogs a set of works painted on various media and in various formats – acrylic on canvas, watercolors, sketches with colored pencils – which, invoking a universe of (female) human and animal figures in interaction with the natural landscape and objects imbued with a strong symbolic charge (the car, in a clear allusion to the visceral passion explored by David Cronenberg in Crash), invite us to embrace feelings as a wild and untamed driving force. A universe where love, always love (which is wounds, pain, tears, but nevertheless pleasure, joy, ecstasy), can be the fruit of an impact, an accident, growing within us like a wildflower. A universe where the night is synonymous with release and fierceness when lovers meet and wolves set out.”

That’s right, kids.
And out come the wolves…
Go show some love.

Opening reception with the artist:
Friday, January 24th, 19h-22h.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 14h-20h.

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Jan
25
Sat
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jan 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.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Jan 25 @ 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 Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 25 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 25 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE
Jan 25 @ 15:00 – 21:00
to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE @ Rua Passos Manuel 4, 1150-260 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

*Doors open at 11h on Jan 25.

The future looks grim for many in 2020, but more so for the homeless and refugees than for you and me. It seems like what we need now, more than ever, is a revolution.
And nothing says revolution like fashion.
Enter Fashion Revolution Portugal and friends, with this:
“In the logic of practicing detachment, having less but better things, helping those most in need and being more sustainable, Leonor Bettencourt Loureiro creates the POP UP Solidarity event THE GHOST OF FUTURE FASHION, with the support of Fashion Revolution Portugal and Maria Galvão Sousa, to start the year in the right tone with a different second-hand sale, to be repeated every year, hoping to create a new tradition.

The unsold pieces will be delivered to associations that support the Homeless and Refugees.

*Bring your own bag for all purchases made during Pop-Up.”

SCHEDULE AND PROGRAMMING:

Sale:
24 Jan – 15h to 21h.
25 Jan – 11h to 21h.

Talks (moderated by Maria Galvão Sousa):
25 Jan:
15h- Sustainability in the Fashion Industry, with the participation of the reference organization Fashion Revolution.
18h- Case Study Anjos 70: From a clothing market to a creative pole, with the participation of Catarina V Querido (founder of ANJOS 70 and Art & Flea Market).

Dj sets in the basement:

24 Jan:
18h – 19h, Espirro.
19h – 20h, MC Poça (Catarina Viana).
8 pm – 9 pm, Joao Magalhaes.

25 Jan:
14h – 15h, Uglycat (Catarina Rodrigues Monteiro).
20h – 21h, King Kami (Kamila Ferreira).

Live painting by Mafalda Slam both days.

FREE ENTRY.

POETRY | Língua Afiada at Má Língua | Graça | FREE
Jan 25 @ 18:00 – 19:30
POETRY | Língua Afiada at Má Língua | Graça | FREE @ Má Língua | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Some poets are good, some poets are bad.
Their tongues make you happy, or unintentionally sad.
Some folks are poets and don’t even know it.
More folks aren’t poets, but insist on not knowing it…

Poetry is tricky like that.
If you would like to see some local poetry or something like it, then the appropriately named cultural hub that is Má Língua (“bad tongue” or “bad language”) invites you to Língua Afiada (“sharp tongue”) this Saturday night.

Here’s what they say:
“All words have their weight, where communication between beings tends to be revealed (in) confidences or simply to be insolent. Understanding is not expected on this journey through letters. Spasms, redundant looks, and deep breathing are expected, where heavy lines, these historical ones, will approach everything. Together we have the Sharp Tongue!”

People behind the mic:
Fi Oliveira,
Vanessa Lamounier
Mariana Portela
Gilson Barreto
Eládio Cardoso

There’s also an open mic if you would like to share some of your own words.

Come be inspired, or inspire.
Or just come for the heavy breathing and insolent redundant looks.

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Jan 25 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tamara Alves was born in 1983. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Contemporary Artistic Practices. She lives and works in Lisbon. Her murals can be found here and there around Lisbon but are not in your face; they’re easy to recognize because they’re good. Tamara prefers her canvas and show-space to be the street rather than art galleries.
That is, until now.

“When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep” is Tamara’s first solo indoors exhibit, and the Underdogs 10 art gallery has the honor of housing it through March.
Here’s what they say about:
“‘… starving hysterical naked …’
Repeating over and over this line from the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg in her mind while she works, like some sort of mantra, Tamara Alves has been weaving a narrative that celebrates in a raw, poetic way the primeval vitality of strong sensations, of an animal becoming, of brute passion, as opposed to rational deliberation.

Based on the idea that our instincts are what defines us, the artist presents in her first solo show at Underdogs a set of works painted on various media and in various formats – acrylic on canvas, watercolors, sketches with colored pencils – which, invoking a universe of (female) human and animal figures in interaction with the natural landscape and objects imbued with a strong symbolic charge (the car, in a clear allusion to the visceral passion explored by David Cronenberg in Crash), invite us to embrace feelings as a wild and untamed driving force. A universe where love, always love (which is wounds, pain, tears, but nevertheless pleasure, joy, ecstasy), can be the fruit of an impact, an accident, growing within us like a wildflower. A universe where the night is synonymous with release and fierceness when lovers meet and wolves set out.”

That’s right, kids.
And out come the wolves…
Go show some love.

Opening reception with the artist:
Friday, January 24th, 19h-22h.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 14h-20h.

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

CLASSICAL MUSIC | Ópera em Belmonte | Castelo | FREE (Donation-based)
Jan 25 @ 19:15 – 20:45
CLASSICAL MUSIC | Ópera em Belmonte | Castelo | FREE (Donation-based) @ Palácio Belmonte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come and check out this musical soirée of two flutes and a piano celebrating famous opera melodies right nearby the entrance to the castle. This relaxed program is an ideal way to end your Saturday afternoon (or start your day, depending on what happened on Friday night — We won’t tell if you won’t).

Jonathan Henderson | Flute
David Silva | Flute
Ricardo Vicente | Piano

PROGRAM:

FRANÇOIS BORNE / GEORGES BIZET
Fantasia Brilliante on Themes from Carmen

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Paraphrase of Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin Op.24

MANUEL DE FALLA
Nocturno

THEOBALD BÖHM
Grande Polonaise in D Major, Op 16

PHILIPPE GAUBERT
Divertissement Grec

Parking is allowed inside the reserved area of Castle St. George, please refer to the Facebook event for updated information closer to the event date: https://www.facebook.com/events/470111470340633/

MUSIC BATTLE | Festival Termómetro #25: Final Round | Marvila | 5-10€
Jan 25 @ 21:30 – Jan 26 @ 00:30
MUSIC BATTLE | Festival Termómetro #25: Final Round | Marvila | 5-10€ @ LAV - Lisboa ao Vivo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The thermometer is a device that measures temperature which dates back to the 16th century, said to have been invented by Italian physician Santorio Santorio.

Festival Termómetro (“Thermometer Festival”) was invented by Portuguese weirdo, radio-broadcaster, and TV personality Fernando Alvim in Porto. It, like its creator, dates back to the previous millenium — 1994, to be exact. It is a yearly musical contest of sorts that measures and promotes the country’s emerging talent.

In 2019 the festival celebrated its 25th year when 24 local bands duked it out across the country (and in Madrid) to see who was hot and who was not. These were gradually narrowed down to a lucky five.

On Saturday, January 25th, LAV – Lisboa ao Vivo hosts the grande finale of Termómetro’s 25th edition, and the lucky line-up is (drum roll):
Flor (from Funchal),
Foggy (from Palermo, Italy),
Rope Walkers (from Lisbon),
Bia Maria (from Ourém),
and SOHO SOHO (from Lisbon).

And, alas, there can be only one.
So, even with Lisbon’s recent thermometer readings, things are likely to get heated.

The winners get:
-a slot in the next editions of the NOS Alive and Bons Sons festivals;
-a music video;
-20 free studio hours;
-eternal glory.

The five finalists will also be joined on stage by loclas First Breath After Coma.

5-10€ tikcets here or at the door.

Jan
26
Sun
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 26 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Jan 26 | FILM CYCLE | Wtf is going on? | Intendente | FREE
Jan 26 @ 18:00 – 20:00
to Jan 26 | FILM CYCLE | Wtf is going on? | Intendente | FREE @ Crew Hassan | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Titties.
Butterflies.
Global warming.
Iran.
Wtf is going on?
No, seriously, like, wtf is happening?

Perhaps Subterrâneo (“Underground”) can explain.
From them:
“We are the most underground movie theater in Lisbon. So, between cigarettes and glasses, within an intimate aura, this movie club features monthly movie cycles and guest screening sessions.”

January’s theme is —you guessed it — Wtf is going on.
It kicks off with the Czech Republic’s Sedmikrásky (“Dasies,” 1966) by Věra Chytilová.

Here’s what they say about that:
“Maybe the New Wave’s most anarchic entry, Věra Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously. Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.”

That’s wtf is going on Sunday, January 12th.
See wtf is going on January 19th and 26th here.

Deets for all three Sundays:
In the basement of Crew Hassan.
Doors at 18h, showtime at 18h30.
English Subtitles.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s the trailer for the opening film.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBabnmxJ6bE[/embed]

WEEKLY | MUSIC AND DANCE | Viva o Samba at Titanic Sur Mer | Cais do Sodré | 10€
Jan 26 @ 20:00 – Jan 27 @ 04:00
WEEKLY | MUSIC AND DANCE | Viva o Samba at Titanic Sur Mer | Cais do Sodré | 10€ @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you live in Lisbon, chances are you know at least one person that loves samba.
And if you’ve been down by the river on any given Sunday night lately, then you may have witnessed the madness that is Viva o Samba at Titanic Sur Mer.
If not — we highly recommend it.

The organizers describe it as “Europe’s most engaging cultural event,” and we’re tempted to agree.
They add:
“Everyone is invited.
Here our gratitude is expressed for so many shared joys, and all the positive vibrations that we’re emanating into the universe. We are all the resistance that samba needs to never be forgotten; or, rather, always remembered.
Come on!”

Stop by any Sunday through March and witness the magic for yourself.
It’s definitely a night to remember.

ENTRY: 10€.

Here’s a glimpse of the madness.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y26uJOHZyz4[/embed]

LIVE MUSIC | Brief Candles + Cavalo55 | Intendente | FREE-3€
Jan 26 @ 21:00 – 23:30
LIVE MUSIC | Brief Candles + Cavalo55 | Intendente | FREE-3€ @ Sirigaita | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Brief Candles is a near-century-old collection of short stories by that dude that wrote Brave New World, gave Jim Morrison his band name, and died of cancer while tripping on acid. Thank you for keeping it real, Mr. Huxley.

Brief Candles is also a local musician who makes “melancholic pop songs” and dabbles in “anti-folk slowness.”

The latter Brief Candles is coming to bookshop and bar on a street with character Sirigaita this Sunday night with his guitar and possibly a cat.

Cavalo 55 (“Horse 55”) is also a musician who describes himself as “half man, half horse” that “sings songs from the past so as not to be afraid of the future.”

FREE ENTRY with a 3€ annual membership; donations for Brief Candles and the half-horse welcome.

WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jan 26 @ 23:59 – Jan 27 @ 06:00
WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ Musicbox | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

ENTRY: TBD (usually a beer or two).

Here’s some breakbeat for ya.

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

Jan
27
Mon
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 27 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 27 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

WEEKLY | DANCE WORKSHOP | Aulas Dança Oriental | Anjos | 8-25€
Jan 27 @ 18:00 – 19:00
WEEKLY | DANCE WORKSHOP | Aulas Dança Oriental | Anjos | 8-25€ @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Belly dancing, aka Raks Sharki, aka oriental dance (sorry, self-proclaimed Americans) is both hot and not easy.

And Ana Moreira, self-proclaimed oriental dancer, knows this.

Ana wants to teach you to belly dance.

Here’s how Ana describes her weekly Monday night dance class on belly dancing:
“It is currently practiced by women from all over the world, and of all ages, a dance in which various parts of the body are worked in isolation and that promotes physical well-being, harmony, and self-esteem. It is a dance characterized mainly by the hip and belly movements, alternately wavy and accentuated, to which may be added some props, such as veils, canes, sword, among others.
The songs used have a characteristic sound that transports us to the Arab world.
It is a happy and relaxed dance.
Of women and for women.”

But boys are welcome too — if they got the belly, that is.

Bring your belly and transport to the Arab world with Ana.

Ana adds:
“Material needed-
Comfortable clothing, a scarf to tie at the waist, and a good mood. Classes are done without shoes, but socks or sneakers are recommended for protection only.”

8€ per session.
25€ for a month.

to Mar 30 | FILM CYCLE | Silent Cinema at Casa da Achada | Mouraria | FREE
Jan 27 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Mar 30 | FILM CYCLE | Silent Cinema at Casa da Achada | Mouraria | FREE @ Casa da Achada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If there’s any hope left for Lisbon in the face of genocidal gentrification, rampant inequality, unintentional rape by tourists and landlords, and general good old-fashioned capitalist decay, that hope is, and has been for a thousand years, the neighborhood of Mouraria.

And tucked away in the seldom-accessed-by-tuk-tuk heart of this haven of character is Casa da Achada, a non-profit cultural organization opened a decade ago to honor and continue the legacy of local artist, writer, critic, and teacher of Portuguese Mário Dionísio.

One of the many cool things the “House of the Found” does is free silent oldie film screenings every Monday night. They’re usually preceded by a guest speaker, and have Portuguese subtitles.

*The socialist fun commences at 21h30, and seating is limited.

**Make sure to bundle up this time of year as, due to capitalism, there is no heating.

Jan 27
Nova Babilónia, 1929
by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg

Feb 3
The General, 1926
bu Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman

Feb 10
Nana, 1926
By Jean Renoir

Feb 17
Limite, 1931
by Mário Peixoto

Feb 24
Film, 1965
by Alan Schnieder and Samuel Beckett
Two Men and a Wardrobe, 1958
by Roman Polanski

March 2
Os Habitantes, 1970 and
As Estações, 1975
by Artavazd Pelechain

March 9
Paris Qui Dort, 1924 and
Entr’acte, 1924
by René Clair

March 16
A Ilha Nua, 1960
by Kaneto Shindo

March 23
The Crowd, 1928
by King Vidor

March 30
The Lady and the Hooligan, 1918
by Evgueni Slavinsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky
Chess Fever, 1925
by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky
Glumov’s Diary, 1923
by Sergei Einstein

See the full program here*.

FREE ENTRY.

WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Forró do Piano 2020 | Baixa-Chiado | 7€
Jan 27 @ 22:00 – Jan 28 @ 02:00
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Forró do Piano 2020 | Baixa-Chiado | 7€ @ ODD Trindade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“Forró is a party that originated in the northeastern region of Brazil…on farms and plantations, where farmers and workers used to sing to the cows and with each other as they gathered coffee and other crops like sugarcane, corn, and vegetables…”

Cows…
hmm.

Anyhoo.
Forró do Piano returns to OOD Trindade in 2020, for its second season, to help you welcome the new decade with some Brazilian tunes.

This time around they host Lisbon musicians Cicero Mateus, João Ventura, Marcelo Guerini, and Luciano Alves. House Dj Jader Mansano keeps the evening going between sets.

ENTRY: 7€.

to Apr 27 | LIVE JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jan 27 @ 22:30 – Jan 28 @ 02:00
to Apr 27 | LIVE JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Winner of several Atlas “Best of Lisboa” awards and infamous late-night haven of energy Titanic Sur Mer is back in 2020 to help jazz up your Monday nights.

Each week on Mondays, a new random bunch of talented locals will warm your bones and help you dance away those winter blues.

FREE ENTRY.

Jan
28
Tue
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jan 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 Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 28 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 28 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

WEEKLY to Jun 24 | DRAWING WORKSHOPS | Nude Model Workshops: Drawing Skin | Rato | 7-10€
Jan 28 @ 18:00 – 19:30
WEEKLY to Jun 24 | DRAWING WORKSHOPS | Nude Model Workshops: Drawing Skin | Rato | 7-10€ @ Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?”
Banksy.

Cathy Douzil is an artist and teacher who was born in Paris and now lives in Lisbon.
Cathy likes to draw, and she’s not bad.
For that reason, she doesn’t mind teaching you.

Here’s what she says about her workshops:
“Throughout the year, session after session, we will try to solve the mystery of moving a three-dimensional figure to our sheet of paper, capturing the essentials of the human figure (dynamics, movement, and shadow). Sessions will be at two speeds: calm every Tuesday and fast every Wednesday.”

The workshops are open to anyone 15 years or older, with no experience necessary.

PRICING:
-7€ per session all month at two speeds;
-8€ per session all month at one speed;
-10€ per single session (paid in cash at the Museum reception before 18h).
*Alternatively, monthly payments can be made via bank transfer, at least 48 hours in advance; please ask for bank details upon registration.

MATERIALS:
The material is included (board, sheets, and pencil) but limited to the first 18 students enrolled.
You will be able to participate beyond this limit with your own material.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday (except holidays), 18h-19h30, until June 24th, 2020.

Registrations via email [email protected].

Did we mention there will be naked people?

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Jan 28 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tamara Alves was born in 1983. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Contemporary Artistic Practices. She lives and works in Lisbon. Her murals can be found here and there around Lisbon but are not in your face; they’re easy to recognize because they’re good. Tamara prefers her canvas and show-space to be the street rather than art galleries.
That is, until now.

“When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep” is Tamara’s first solo indoors exhibit, and the Underdogs 10 art gallery has the honor of housing it through March.
Here’s what they say about:
“‘… starving hysterical naked …’
Repeating over and over this line from the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg in her mind while she works, like some sort of mantra, Tamara Alves has been weaving a narrative that celebrates in a raw, poetic way the primeval vitality of strong sensations, of an animal becoming, of brute passion, as opposed to rational deliberation.

Based on the idea that our instincts are what defines us, the artist presents in her first solo show at Underdogs a set of works painted on various media and in various formats – acrylic on canvas, watercolors, sketches with colored pencils – which, invoking a universe of (female) human and animal figures in interaction with the natural landscape and objects imbued with a strong symbolic charge (the car, in a clear allusion to the visceral passion explored by David Cronenberg in Crash), invite us to embrace feelings as a wild and untamed driving force. A universe where love, always love (which is wounds, pain, tears, but nevertheless pleasure, joy, ecstasy), can be the fruit of an impact, an accident, growing within us like a wildflower. A universe where the night is synonymous with release and fierceness when lovers meet and wolves set out.”

That’s right, kids.
And out come the wolves…
Go show some love.

Opening reception with the artist:
Friday, January 24th, 19h-22h.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 14h-20h.

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Jan
29
Wed
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

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