Good morning, dear Lisbon. As implied by the title above, and considering the horrific recent developments on planet Earth just east of Portugal, we here at Atlas are feeling pretty drained, to be honest, and still somewhat at a loss for words… In happier news, though, today is World Plumbing Day. So thank you to all the hardworking men and women out there making sure that at least some things run smoothly while the world faces its most recent sh.tshow. (That said, if you have a contact in plumbing, please leave it down below in the comments section— a good plumber is hard to find!) And here’s what’s going down around Lisbon this holiday weekend (and a few things further down the line too) to maybe help keep your head up:
Tonight, Almada-born and semi-world-renowned Lo-Fi DJ and producer DarkSunn comes to LuxFrágil, along with a few friends, to pay homage to his hometown with his new album. Tickets are 10€.
Meanwhile, O Lado de Dentro (“The Inside”) at BOTA is “an intimate concert where two women sing what they like in Portuguese” and play the cello, an adufe, and a bass drum. You’re invited to watch, listen, and maybe even sing along, for 6€.
TRIPLE DJ PARTY:
And, hailing from New Jersey, Lisbon, and London respectively, DJs UNiiQU3, Xexa, and Danifox come to ZDB tonight for four hours of “hedonistic spirit,” “Lunar trips and hazy memories of afro-house,” and “wonderful sound narratives filtered by the digital and guided by the driving force that emanates from the dancefloor” (respectively), and probably a lot more too. Tickets are 10€.
WEEKLY FOOD MARKET:
O Mercado de Produtores da Comida Independente translates as ‘The Independent Food Producers Market,’ which is pretty self-explanatory. It hits Cais do Sodré every Saturday morning for the foreseeable future (including tomorrow), and entry is free.
Singer, composer, songwriter, Lisbon native, and former Londer and New Yorker Catarina dos Santos comes to AveNew this Saturday night (with friends on piano, bass, and drums) to share, in song, some original stories mixed with a fine blend of themes from great composers of Iberian and Latin American music. Entry is 12€.
For the next three weekends, Teatro Maria Matos invites you and your littluns to O Principezinho – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless (and much needed right about now) tale about an alien boy who reminds a crashed pilot exactly what it is to be human. Tickets start at 16€.
ANTI-WAR CONCERT (in Porto):
Uma Voz Pela Paz at the Super Bock Arena up in Porto is a one-night concert where some of Portugal’s biggest names in music are joined by dozens of other, lesser-known talents to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, through song, in the name of peace. Tickets are 20€, with all proceeds going g to humanitarian organizations to help those affected most by the ongoing invasion.
Mar 24-26 (tickets)
THEATER (also in Porto)):
After 30+ years of fun in London, NYC, around the world, and most recently in Lisbon, the ground-breaking musical theater phenomenon that is STOMP hits Porto later this month, and — if you feel like heading up north for some noisy world-renowned fun — the tickets are going fast.
Now through Apr 4
ART CONTEST SUBMISSIONS:
And, finally, Concurso Sardinhas 2022 is a chance for you or your littlun to, among other things, win 1500-2000€ by drawing a sardine or two. “Films, parades and sardines; fado, clubbing, and sardines; circus, dancers, and sardines; festivals, cabarets, and sardines; operetta, tango, and sardines”— these are just a few inspirational ideas from the organizers. Submissions are free and open now.
You can plumb the depths of our What’s On section for more cultural happenings around town now and in the near future. And, in the meantime — have a good weekend, be well, be safe, be sane, and be kind.
Peace and love.