Momentous Eventus: Out of this World Edition

A lot of folks are probably feeling that they would rather be anywhere else but here right about now. Then again, United-Statesian poet Robert Frost once said: “The best way out is always through.” Here are some ways you can get through the indefinite detention that is Lisbon’s here and now in the next few days, weeks, months, whatever…

WALKING IN OUTER SPACE:

If you happen to be reading this any time before 18h30 (Lisbon time) on Friday, Mar. 5, 2021, then two folks from the International Space Station happen to be walking in outer space right about now, and you can walk along in semi-real time.

EXPLORING MARS:

And Google and NASA offer you the opportunity to indulge your curiosity and explore the Red Planet with their free virtual tour of its surface, courtesy of smart folks and the Curiosity Rover, for the foreseeable future, free of charge.

SAVING EARTH:

The Gulbenkian Foundation, on the other hand, is giving one million euros to smart folks who are interested in saving this planet, with its annual Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, and they’re accepting your nominations until Mar. 8.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CONFERENCE (REGISTRATION):

The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage organizes the digital conference Museums and Social Responsibility – Participation, Networks, and Partnerships on Mar. 23 and 24. You can attend free of charge, with prior registration until Mar. 12. The conference is bilingual (Portuguese/English).

ONLINE CONCERTS:

For more local entertainment, the CCB continues recycling last summer’s Best of Possible Worlds concert series, with the opera Così fan Tutte streaming all day Sat, Mar. 6, for 5€.

The Gulbenkian also charitably presents world-renowned cellist Amelie Stalheim (and the Gulbenkian Orchestra) doing Haydn’s Cello Concerto, streaming live this Friday night (Mar.5) at 19h — and available online after that — for free.

And the same Gulbenkian Orchestra, along with its Principal Oboist Pedro Ribeiro and under the direction of Mihhail Gerts, also performs the half-century-old Oboe Concerto by Martinů next Friday, Mar. 12, at 19h, for your viewing and listening pleasure, also for free.

Finally, continue to check our full calendar of events for some more virtual ways out of this. Stay socially responsible but continue to stay curious too, and try to stay at home when not losing it. One day, we might even get through this. Because, like British poet Oscar Wilde once said: “All of us are in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
On Key

Related Posts

Momentous Eventus: Brentrance Edition

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”

Frank Zappa.

Momentous Eventus: Thousand Waters Edition

By now, everyone knows that — and this has been made painfully clear by the last four seasons here in Portugal — time is, in fact, not real. Similarly, there really is no “rainy season” in Portugal either, despite that whole Abril águas mil thing. And yet, it’s April, and it’s raining in Lisbon. So… what do we really know?

Momentous Eventus: Emergence from Emergency Edition

And so — as you emerge from decades of confinement, feeling like a rent-a-scooter abandoned forever in a murky river but then randomly washed up on a beautiful sunny shore, full of life but with the ever-present dread of another two-week lockdown lingering in your bones — you’ll find that there’s actually some cultural stuff happening around town again.

Momentous Eventus: Springing Spring Edition

Moreover, while, empirically speaking, another “two-week lockdown” now forever lurks in the shadows, there’s actually some
cultural stuff you may be able to do in the next few weeks too, and not just on your f.cking computer!

Momentous Eventus: March Sadness Edition

Did you know that, statistically speaking, in two weeks’ time:– an original Apollo mission can travel to the Moon and back twice;– an average turtle can travel over one thousand

Share your thoughts!

Newsletter

Subscribe to
the Atlas Lisboa Newsletter

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close