The man in the picture above is Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa — President of the great land of Portugal and polite selfie obliger — chilling by the river in Cais do Sodré, social distancing, and adhering to all the latest restrictions put into effect by his humble colleagues to help flatten the curve, as they used to say in the olden days… Be like Marcelo, friends. Still, if a solitary stroll with an occasional pause to take in the river or oblige a selfie isn’t enough for you to stay civil, here are some things happening the next few days/weeks that caught our eye.
Local singer-songwriter Broken Candles comes to ZDB this Friday night to share “blissfully edgy and sometimes distressing” compositions off his just-released new album, Left With This Feeling.
Or, instead, head to Belém on the same Friday night to honor the centenary of other (now deceased) local singer-songwriter — Amália, aka the Queen of fado, in an intimate multimedia concert.
MUSIC AND FOOD:
On Saturday morning, before you reluctantly commit to flattening the curve for the rest of the day with Netflix, cooking, house-cleaning, day-drinking, and/or other, get the untz-untz-untzing out of your system with some breakfast, mimosas, DJs, and merry, aka Breakfast Disco at Núcleo A70.
The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) was founded in 1986 “to promote the development of Portugal in cooperation with the United States of America” through, among other things, art. Feast. Fury. Femina – Works from the FLAD Collection is the largest exhibition ever organized from the foundation’s collection of more than 1000 works of art. It consists of 228 pieces by 61 Portuguese artists and it runs until Jan. 25 of next year, pandemic pending.
The Space Between Us by Rachel Helena Bach is one of the more interesting things to emerge from of the year of the ‘rona, in our opinion, and it’s up until Dec. 5.
And again, there’s plenty of things you can do to help flatten the curve (yea, we’re bringing that back) and ease the inevitable economic collapse brewing in Portugal. Remember — hope dies last. In the meantime, you can check out our full calendar of events; in it, you can still find some stuff to do when not self-isolating and maybe help out a struggling artist or business or two while at it.
Be safe, be sane, be kind, be well.
I don’t know who needs to read this, but – you are loved, and all that jazz. And yet, it’s fucking cold here in Lisbon. Plus, there’s no central heating.