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May
25
Sat
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
May 25 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

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

to May 26 | LIGHT SHOW| Lisbon Under Stars | Carmo | 11,99€
May 25 @ 21:30 – 22:15
to May 26 | LIGHT SHOW| Lisbon Under Stars | Carmo | 11,99€ @ Convento do Carmo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tripping the light fantastic was viewed as a cliché term for dancing as early as 1908. Now that old stuff is making a hip comeback (see hair pomade and suspenders), the Convento do Carmo is reclaiming this phrase and taking it literally in the newest edition of one of Lisbon’s favorite shows.

From the organizers: “Lisbon Under Stars is an indescribable immersive experience. The show lasts 45 minutes and mixes multimedia projections with virtual dancers and visual effects, to the sound of traditional Portuguese music. This magnificent event won in 2018 the Best Cultural Event Award and brought to the Ruins of Carmo more than 30,000 Portuguese and foreign visitors. Come fall in love with the new edition of this incredible show.

The show features narration by Catarina Furtado, a soundtrack of artists such as Amália Rodrigues, Madredeus or Zeca Afonso, choreographies by Companhia Nacional de Bailado and Vhils art, and much, much more. Under the artistic direction of Nuno Maya, this is an ovation to the culture and heritage of Portugal.”

Contacts:
[email protected]
+351 308 800 040

NOTE: Your Fever ticket gives you access to any of the Lisbon Under Stars sessions, with no date set.

See the full schedule here as some days have multiple showtimes.

LIVE MUSIC | Magnetic Strings: A Muse Tribute | Alvalade | FREE
May 25 @ 22:00 – May 26 @ 03:00
LIVE MUSIC | Magnetic Strings: A Muse Tribute | Alvalade | FREE @ Popular Alvalade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Magnetic Strings are three local musicians — two violinists and a cellist, to be exact — who have had many a muse over the years. One such muse has been the band Muse. So much so that the trio decided to pay tribute to them, thus becoming a tribute band.
Popular Alvalade invites them this Saturday to pull at your heartstrings.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s some magnetic thought contagion to get your inner muse on.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hsa8y5MX28[/embed]

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
May 25 @ 22:30 – May 26 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

May
26
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
May 26 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

to May 26 | LIGHT SHOW| Lisbon Under Stars | Carmo | 11,99€
May 26 @ 21:30 – 22:15
to May 26 | LIGHT SHOW| Lisbon Under Stars | Carmo | 11,99€ @ Convento do Carmo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tripping the light fantastic was viewed as a cliché term for dancing as early as 1908. Now that old stuff is making a hip comeback (see hair pomade and suspenders), the Convento do Carmo is reclaiming this phrase and taking it literally in the newest edition of one of Lisbon’s favorite shows.

From the organizers: “Lisbon Under Stars is an indescribable immersive experience. The show lasts 45 minutes and mixes multimedia projections with virtual dancers and visual effects, to the sound of traditional Portuguese music. This magnificent event won in 2018 the Best Cultural Event Award and brought to the Ruins of Carmo more than 30,000 Portuguese and foreign visitors. Come fall in love with the new edition of this incredible show.

The show features narration by Catarina Furtado, a soundtrack of artists such as Amália Rodrigues, Madredeus or Zeca Afonso, choreographies by Companhia Nacional de Bailado and Vhils art, and much, much more. Under the artistic direction of Nuno Maya, this is an ovation to the culture and heritage of Portugal.”

Contacts:
[email protected]
+351 308 800 040

NOTE: Your Fever ticket gives you access to any of the Lisbon Under Stars sessions, with no date set.

See the full schedule here as some days have multiple showtimes.

May
28
Tue
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€
May 28 @ 13:30 – 14:30
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€ @ Museu Do Oriente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Wanna realize that you, too, are a violin?
Here’s what the orchestrators of this one tell us:
“Do you like music? Was playing the violin one of those dreams that you could never do? Do you think you’re too old to get involved in these things? Would you like to learn how to read music but do not want to compromise on the purchase of an instrument? So these classes really are for you!
In weekly one-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to take the first steps in the implementation of this instrument that is thought to have been “born” in China. Each participant will be provided with a violin.”

Your teacher will be international virtuoso Rita Mendes.

LEVEL IV.
Tuesdays, 13:30 to 14.30.
Price: 40€ per month.

Tickets here.

Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
May 28 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones Cinebar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
May 28 @ 22:00 – 23:59
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Crafty Corner | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

May
29
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
May 29 @ 18:00 – 23:59
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Weekly | WORKSHOP | DIY-day at Disgraça | Graça | FREE
May 29 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Weekly | WORKSHOP | DIY-day at Disgraça | Graça | FREE @ Disgraça | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
May 29 @ 23:55 – May 30 @ 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.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

May
30
Thu
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
May 30 @ 22:00 – 23:59
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€ @ Little Big Apple | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.”
Duke Ellington.

Get in the swing of things as the nights get shorter. Every Thursday throughout July, local swing dance school Little Big Apple invites you to “come dance and play,” and maybe even jump in with their house band, in their weekly swing jam sessions.

Thursdays, from 22h to midnight.

ENTRY: 2€ (with a drink included).

In the meantime, and to reiterate, here’s an oldie but goodie for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg[/embed]

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

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

And check back here for #4 and #5.

Parabens, e saude!

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a taste of some Baltik Porter.

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

Jun
1
Sat
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 1 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

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

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 1 @ 22:30 – Jun 2 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
2
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 2 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
4
Tue
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€
Jun 4 @ 13:30 – 14:30
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€ @ Museu Do Oriente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Wanna realize that you, too, are a violin?
Here’s what the orchestrators of this one tell us:
“Do you like music? Was playing the violin one of those dreams that you could never do? Do you think you’re too old to get involved in these things? Would you like to learn how to read music but do not want to compromise on the purchase of an instrument? So these classes really are for you!
In weekly one-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to take the first steps in the implementation of this instrument that is thought to have been “born” in China. Each participant will be provided with a violin.”

Your teacher will be international virtuoso Rita Mendes.

LEVEL IV.
Tuesdays, 13:30 to 14.30.
Price: 40€ per month.

Tickets here.

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 4 @ 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

Jun
5
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 5 @ 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 5 @ 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.

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jun 5 @ 23:55 – Jun 6 @ 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.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

Jun
6
Thu
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
Jun 6 @ 22:00 – 23:59
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€ @ Little Big Apple | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.”
Duke Ellington.

Get in the swing of things as the nights get shorter. Every Thursday throughout July, local swing dance school Little Big Apple invites you to “come dance and play,” and maybe even jump in with their house band, in their weekly swing jam sessions.

Thursdays, from 22h to midnight.

ENTRY: 2€ (with a drink included).

In the meantime, and to reiterate, here’s an oldie but goodie for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg[/embed]

Jun
8
Sat
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 8 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

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

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 8 @ 22:30 – Jun 9 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
9
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 9 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
11
Tue
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€
Jun 11 @ 13:30 – 14:30
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€ @ Museu Do Oriente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Wanna realize that you, too, are a violin?
Here’s what the orchestrators of this one tell us:
“Do you like music? Was playing the violin one of those dreams that you could never do? Do you think you’re too old to get involved in these things? Would you like to learn how to read music but do not want to compromise on the purchase of an instrument? So these classes really are for you!
In weekly one-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to take the first steps in the implementation of this instrument that is thought to have been “born” in China. Each participant will be provided with a violin.”

Your teacher will be international virtuoso Rita Mendes.

LEVEL IV.
Tuesdays, 13:30 to 14.30.
Price: 40€ per month.

Tickets here.

Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
Jun 11 @ 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.

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 11 @ 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

Jun
12
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 12 @ 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 12 @ 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.

Weekly | MUSIC | Hump Day: 70s DJs at MUSICBOX | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jun 12 @ 23:55 – Jun 13 @ 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.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LtjzQaFZ3k[/embed]

Jun
13
Thu
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
Jun 13 @ 22:00 – 23:59
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€ @ Little Big Apple | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.”
Duke Ellington.

Get in the swing of things as the nights get shorter. Every Thursday throughout July, local swing dance school Little Big Apple invites you to “come dance and play,” and maybe even jump in with their house band, in their weekly swing jam sessions.

Thursdays, from 22h to midnight.

ENTRY: 2€ (with a drink included).

In the meantime, and to reiterate, here’s an oldie but goodie for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg[/embed]

Jun
15
Sat
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 15 @ 15:00 – 18:00
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE @ Jardim Fernando Pessa  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gypsy jazz is the type of thing that works well both indoors and out. With that in mind, as Lisbon gets warmer, local gypsy jazz aficionado Nuno Marinho and friends invite you to “bring your guitars, violins, and any other instruments you like, and hang out, have a drink, share thoughts, experiences or goals. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome.”
Head over to Jardim Fernando Pessa, every Saturday between 15h-18h, and bob your head to some gypsy jazz as you welcome summer.

Imagine this, but under the sun.

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

Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 15 @ 22:30 – Jun 16 @ 01:30
Weekly | DANCE PARTY | Caos no Sodré: Altamont Sessions | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ O Bom O Mau e O Vilão | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Saturday nights in Cais do Sodré can get quite chaotic. Trust us…
But that doesn’t mean that, amidst the chaos, you can’t find solace in some good music. Here’s what O Bom O Mau e O Vilão, the organizers of “Caos no Sodré,” say:
“Attention all Gunslingers: Altamont is pleased to present Rock as a fuse for a epic dancing night to the sound of The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Smiths, REM, Blur, Nirvana, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, among many others! This Saturday night will get more flavor with the new Jameson Ginger and Lime! Come and try it.”

We’re not sure about the “Jameson Ginger and Lime” bit, but the line-up definitely sounds to be in good order.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
16
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 16 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs, drinks, dancing, friends, and fresh air in some of the most beautiful gardens of the capital.
Free of charge.
Here’s what José Filipe Rebelo Pinto, founder of Somersby Out Jazz, says:
“Lisbon is trendy and still has a lot to offer. There are many green spaces scattered throughout the city with great potential, which have the capacity to receive an event of this size and that only benefit in being more dynamic. The aim of the Somersby Out Jazz is precisely to provide a diversified musical experience for Portuguese and foreigners while promoting the gardens in which it is held and encouraging their (re-)visitation.”

The Belém Tower Garden is the first outdoor venue to receive the 2019 edition, followed by:
Jardim do Campo Grande in June;
Jardim da Estrela in July;
Ribeira das Naus in August,
and Bela Vista Park in September.

View the full program, with artists and other info, here.

FREE ENTRY.

Jun
18
Tue
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€
Jun 18 @ 13:30 – 14:30
to Jun 25 | WORKSHOP | Violin for Adults | Alcântara | 40€ @ Museu Do Oriente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Wanna realize that you, too, are a violin?
Here’s what the orchestrators of this one tell us:
“Do you like music? Was playing the violin one of those dreams that you could never do? Do you think you’re too old to get involved in these things? Would you like to learn how to read music but do not want to compromise on the purchase of an instrument? So these classes really are for you!
In weekly one-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to take the first steps in the implementation of this instrument that is thought to have been “born” in China. Each participant will be provided with a violin.”

Your teacher will be international virtuoso Rita Mendes.

LEVEL IV.
Tuesdays, 13:30 to 14.30.
Price: 40€ per month.

Tickets here.

Weekly | OPEN MIC | Acoustic Sessions at Crafty Corner | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jun 18 @ 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

Jun
19
Wed
Weekly | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 19 @ 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 19 @ 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.

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