Most museums in Lisbon re-opened April 5, and theaters, cinemas, and live music venues on April 19. Read more here. NOTE: Hours are changing constantly and shows still get cancelled, so please check with the organizers.
Museu do Ajube is one of the many, many places around town re-opening its doors to the public, just in time to celebrate the country's Revolution of 1974 on April 25th. And here's what they tell us about one of the many exhibits on display there in the coming weeks (and months, if all goes […]
This last year has taken the world down a very strange rabbit hole. For this and other reasons, the CCB has been all about Alice in Wonderland. The CCB has also recently reopened its doors, and here's what they say about this kid-friendly, multimedia installation: "Entering the rabbit hole, you will find a collection of […]
"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love." Claude Monet. "Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist, which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am […]
Bruno Pacheco is a Portuguese-born painter with a very humble website. Like his website, his work is easy on the eyes, and it also blurs the line between realism and surrealism flawlessly. His latest solo show, Borrasca (which means "storm" in Spanish), opens on Friday, April 30th at Galeria Pedro Cera, and runs through June […]
As one of Banksy's infamous rats once said: “If Graffiti changed anything – It would be illegal.” What that really means remains unclear, probably even to Banksy. What is clear is that, at least according to organizers LX Factory, "one of the world’s most well-kept secrets of urban art has just landed in Lisbon." They […]
"If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought." Dante Alighieri. Well, it's been 700 years, and the present world is still going astray, but, nevertheless, still going. For example, for the rest of 2021, in theory, National Coach Museum in Belém is celebrating 700 years […]
According to classical musicians Ace of Base, all that she wants is just another baby. But we all know that, when it comes to women, things are not that complicated, nor are they that simple... Anyhoo. Here's what organizers the Gulbenkian say about 'All I want' — their all-female, three-month-long, two-century-spanning art exhibit openening June […]
Ai Wei Wei. You've probably heard of him. He's alright, I guess. Anyway, here's what he says: "Expressing oneself is a part of being human. To be deprived of a voice is to be told you are not a participant in society; ultimately it is a denial of humanity." And here's what Wikipedia adds: "Ai […]
Here's how Wikipedia describes Lisbon native and local legend Mario Dionisio de Assis Monteiro: "A multifaceted personality – poet, novelist, essayist, critic, painter – Mário Dionísio had a remarkable civic and cultural impact in the Portuguese twentieth century, with a particular focus on the literary and artistic domains." All summer long, Casa da Achada — […]
Housing. It's a cause of debate, here in Lisbon, and pretty much anywhere you go, for thousands of years now... Here's how the organizers of this series of architecutral debates, in particular, describe their main theme: "This is a moment of an unprecedented challenge. With the certainty of a new economic crisis haunting this decade, […]
Here's what hosts Gulbenkian say about this one: "Astor Piazzolla was the biggest name in tango revival, having created a new style that took in elements of jazz and classical music. Through his bandoneon, the traditionally inspired tango asserted itself as a more sophisticated form of musical expression. The concerto for bandoneon and orchestra Aconcagua […]
The synopsis of ´The Death of Abel Veríssimo,' the new play by Lisbon-native heavy-hitter (theater-wise) Pedro Saavedra, sounds very appropriate in the time of 'rona. Here's how O Fim de Teatro (Pedro's theater) describe its premise: "In 1860, Abel Veríssimo decides to return home, from where he was expelled eight years earlier. Abel returns to […]
Eastern Europe is, and always has been, a beast, while the BEAST International Film Festival describes itself as follows: "An event shining a light on the East European cinema landscape. While exploring the Balkans, Baltics or Post-Communism, BEAST IFF opened a cultural umbrella covering 21 countries, with a unique representation focusing on works and talents […]
Here are some facts about Alentejo-born DJ and producer Miguel Torga, as presented by Lounge, corona-survivors, downtown Lisbon hotspot for all things nightlife, and hosts of his next concert: -Until the age of twelve Miguel climbed trees and chased snakes and crickets; -At thirteen, he discovered electronic music through Electronic Body Music - a genre […]
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