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

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

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

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

to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

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

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

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

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENTRY: 5€.

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

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

Jun
26
Wed
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

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

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

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

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCK CONCERT | Scorpions’ Crazy World Tour 2019 | Parque das Nações | 32€ to 54€
Jun 26 @ 21:00 – 23:30
ROCK CONCERT | Scorpions' Crazy World Tour 2019 | Parque das Nações | 32€ to 54€ @ Altice Arena | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

German rockers and wind-of-changers Scorpions are back in Lisbon for their 24th concert in the city. Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda, and Mikkey Dee bring back the sounds that some of you — gulp! — have been listening to for 53 years! No one like you! Get your tickets before they’re sold out here.

And if you need to remember why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ&list=PL_MOqpRUDd9EVz6uDR3E-oldnE2s8AL8l

to Jun 27 | OPEN-AIR CINEMA | Being John Malkovich, Pulp Fiction, and much more | Chiado | 12€
Jun 26 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | OPEN-AIR CINEMA | Being John Malkovich, Pulp Fiction, and much more | Chiado | 12€ @ Topo Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“That portal is mine, and it must be sealed forever for the love of God! I have been to the dark side. I have seen a world that no man should see.”
John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich.

Wanna see a world no man should see too? Come to Topo Chiado this Thursday and see what it’s like to work on the seventh-and-a-half floor while living and puppeteering vicariously through Mr. Malkovich. And drop by any given Thursday until July to watch some Hollywood magic under the setting Lisbon sun in their 2019 open-air cinema series.

12€ per flick. Tickets here.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug[/embed]

Jun
27
Thu
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

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

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENTRY: 2€.

to Jun 27 | OPEN-AIR CINEMA | Being John Malkovich, Pulp Fiction, and much more | Chiado | 12€
Jun 27 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | OPEN-AIR CINEMA | Being John Malkovich, Pulp Fiction, and much more | Chiado | 12€ @ Topo Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“That portal is mine, and it must be sealed forever for the love of God! I have been to the dark side. I have seen a world that no man should see.”
John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich.

Wanna see a world no man should see too? Come to Topo Chiado this Thursday and see what it’s like to work on the seventh-and-a-half floor while living and puppeteering vicariously through Mr. Malkovich. And drop by any given Thursday until July to watch some Hollywood magic under the setting Lisbon sun in their 2019 open-air cinema series.

12€ per flick. Tickets here.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug[/embed]

to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
Jun 27 @ 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
28
Fri
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€ @ Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENTRY: 2€.

Jun
29
Sat
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jun 29 @ 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 Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

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

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€ @ Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
Jun 29 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

ENTRY: 2€.

to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
Jun 29 @ 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.

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Jun
30
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 30 @ 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 Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

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

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€ @ Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
Jun 30 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

ENTRY: 2€.

Jul
1
Mon
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€ @ Cordoaria Nacional | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

Tix here (or at the door).

Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Jul 1 @ 23:00 – Jul 2 @ 02:00
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

Here’s a little inspiration:

Jul
2
Tue
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jul 2 @ 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.

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