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Lisbon Events Calendar

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Sep
20
Fri
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about CineClima here.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY (donations to the space welcome).

Sep
24
Tue
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

Sep
25
Wed
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

Sep
26
Thu
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

Sep
27
Fri
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY (donations to the space welcome).

to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE
Sep 30 @ 23:00 – Oct 1 @ 04:00
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE @ Desterro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

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

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

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

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

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

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

Nov
30
Sat
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE
Nov 30 @ 23:00 – Dec 1 @ 04:00
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE @ Desterro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

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

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

Dec
31
Tue
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE
Dec 31 2019 @ 23:00 – Jan 1 2020 @ 04:00
to Dec 31 | OPEN-CALL VIDEO ART SHOWCASE | Loopcave at Desterro | Intendente | FREE @ Desterro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Email [email protected].

Curated by the artist João Pedro Fonseca.

More here.

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