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Jun
21
Fri
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 21 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 21 @ 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 Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE
Jun 21 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE @ O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“In music, a quartet is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.”

Quartetos Extraordinários translates to “Extraordinary Quartets,” which in turn translates to three evening concerts, by three extraordinary quartets, free of charge, which translates to a lot of math…

Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Three Extraordinary Quartets made up of exceptional musicians give shape to three programs dedicated to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A quartet of strings (Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos), a quartet of marimbas (Drumming Marimba Quartet) and a Quartet of Saxophones interpret some of the reference pieces for these instrumental formations, side by side with the most recent songs by Portuguese composers, including premieres of new work.”

THE PROGRAM:
June 21st
Quarteto de Saxofones
(Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt)

June 22nd
Drumming Marimba Quartet
(João Miguel Braga Simões, Pedro Gois, André Dias, Miquel Bernat)

June 29th
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
(Vítor Vieira, Juan Carlos Maggiorani, Jorge Alves, Marco Pereira).

Showtime: 21h.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity, so get there an hour or two early to claim your spot).

Jun
22
Sat
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 22 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 22 @ 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 | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jun 22 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

CULTURAL FESTIVAL | Festa do Japão | Belém | FREE
Jun 22 @ 14:00 – 22:00
CULTURAL FESTIVAL | Festa do Japão | Belém | FREE @ Jardim Vasco da Gama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

There is a very, very long history between Japan and Portugal. In fact, Portuguese explorers were the first European traders to ever set foot in the country back in 1543. There is also a lot of back and forth between the languages, with a whole host of Japanese words coming from Portuguese and vice versa — including Saturday (sabato),  cup (koppu), and tempura (peixinhos da horta, anyone?).

Now you can experience it all for yourself at a festival celebrating everything Japanese, from traditional ceremonies and dancing to food and cosplay. There is a lineup of acts to watch from 14h to 22h, which can be seen here, as well as tents to wander in and out of in beautiful Belem. According to the organizers, they plan “to celebrate the friendship and culture between Japan and Portugal” by recreating the “environment of ‘Matsuri’.”

So whether you’re from igirisu, oranda, or Portugal, don your kappa just in case, and get yourself to this cultural extravaganza!

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Jun 22 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE
Jun 22 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE @ O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“In music, a quartet is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.”

Quartetos Extraordinários translates to “Extraordinary Quartets,” which in turn translates to three evening concerts, by three extraordinary quartets, free of charge, which translates to a lot of math…

Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Three Extraordinary Quartets made up of exceptional musicians give shape to three programs dedicated to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A quartet of strings (Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos), a quartet of marimbas (Drumming Marimba Quartet) and a Quartet of Saxophones interpret some of the reference pieces for these instrumental formations, side by side with the most recent songs by Portuguese composers, including premieres of new work.”

THE PROGRAM:
June 21st
Quarteto de Saxofones
(Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt)

June 22nd
Drumming Marimba Quartet
(João Miguel Braga Simões, Pedro Gois, André Dias, Miquel Bernat)

June 29th
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
(Vítor Vieira, Juan Carlos Maggiorani, Jorge Alves, Marco Pereira).

Showtime: 21h.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity, so get there an hour or two early to claim your spot).

Jun
23
Sun
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 23 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jun 23 @ 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 Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 23 @ 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 | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jun 23 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Jun 23 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

Jun
24
Mon
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free
Jun 24 all-day
to June 24 | Summer Choral Festival | Belém | Free @ Belem | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

A collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore, this festival brings choirs from around the world to Lisbon to perform, compete and no doubt get up to all kinds of choral mischief. Much of this event is based in workshops and competition, making ideal for conductors and choristers, who can see the full program here.

However, all choirs will perform publically, and some with the backdrop of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, so keep an eye out and an ear open for some ethereal tunes from Belem.

If you want to take part in the competition, there is a fee, but performances will be free.

to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jun 24 @ 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).

Jun
25
Tue
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).

Jun
26
Wed
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).

Jun
27
Thu
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).

Jun
28
Fri
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).

Jun
29
Sat
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).

weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jun 29 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Jun 29 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE
Jun 29 @ 21:00 – 23:00
to Jun 29 | LIVE MUSIC | Quartetos Extraordinários | Belém | FREE @ O'culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From Wikipedia:
“In music, a quartet is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.”

Quartetos Extraordinários translates to “Extraordinary Quartets,” which in turn translates to three evening concerts, by three extraordinary quartets, free of charge, which translates to a lot of math…

Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Three Extraordinary Quartets made up of exceptional musicians give shape to three programs dedicated to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A quartet of strings (Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos), a quartet of marimbas (Drumming Marimba Quartet) and a Quartet of Saxophones interpret some of the reference pieces for these instrumental formations, side by side with the most recent songs by Portuguese composers, including premieres of new work.”

THE PROGRAM:
June 21st
Quarteto de Saxofones
(Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt)

June 22nd
Drumming Marimba Quartet
(João Miguel Braga Simões, Pedro Gois, André Dias, Miquel Bernat)

June 29th
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos
(Vítor Vieira, Juan Carlos Maggiorani, Jorge Alves, Marco Pereira).

Showtime: 21h.

FREE ENTRY (limited to capacity, so get there an hour or two early to claim your spot).

MUSIC | António & Variações – Closing of Festas de Lisboa 2019 | Belém | FREE
Jun 29 @ 22:00 – 23:45
MUSIC | António & Variações - Closing of Festas de Lisboa 2019 | Belém | FREE @ Torre de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In the words of one adoring fan of many, Freddie Mercury + Fernando Pessoa = António Variações, an absolute legend in Portuguese pop music. Symbolizing reformation and freedom, Variações burst onto the ’80s music scene with a style and voice never seen in the country before. Now, for the closing ceremony of Festas de Lisboa 2019, he is being celebrated by some of Portugal’s most influential contemporary singers, such as Ana Bacalhau, Conan Osiris, Lena d’Água, Manuela Azevedo, Paulo Bragança, and Selma Uamusse.

In an interesting twist, Variações songs will be put to classical music supplied by Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Gospel Collective shoir, and many more.

This one sounds truly deserving of the title espectaculo.

Here’s a little Variações to get you going.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7CyAKyE-FM[/embed]

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 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).

weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jun 30 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Jun 30 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

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).

Jul
2
Tue
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jul 2 @ 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).

Jul
3
Wed
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jul 3 @ 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).

Jul
4
Thu
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jul 4 @ 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).

Jul
5
Fri
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jul 5 @ 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).

Jul
6
Sat
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 – 32€
Jul 6 @ 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 | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 6 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Jul 6 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

Jul
7
Sun
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
Jul 7 @ 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.

Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 09:00 – 17:30
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE @ Jardim Vasco da Gama in Belem | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

This Belem market takes place on the first and third Sunday every month, and is a better-organized and smaller version of the chaotic Feira da Ladra. It’s definitely more middle class, is what we’re saying. There’s an abundance of antiques, used books, watches, and cameras, ceramics old and new, and even furniture, and smart hagglers will find that there are bargains to be had. The market is also particularly good for more creative souvenir shopping these days and, at last count, there were at least two very skilled shoemakers willing to part with their quality-leather creations for not very many euros at all. And on the first Sunday of every month, you can also visit the nearby CCB Market, which is, how shall we put it… more upper-middle-class?

Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE @ Centro Cultural de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

A mix between old and new, as the organizers like to describe it, the monthly market at CCB is a combination of traditional and urban art, vintage and freshly-sewn clothes, and an impressive array of delicacies like jams and honeys, as well as soaps and even plants. There’s also a seasonal fruits and vegetables stand that’s very reasonably priced for such a hip affair.

Dates for 2019: 6 January | 3 February | 3 March | 7 April | 5 May | 2 June | 7 July
4 August | 1 September | 6 October | 3 November | 1 December
Dias da Música Special Edition – 27 and 28 April
Christmas Special Edition – December 15

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