Globally speaking, most events today are, unfortunately, still not great. But seeing that it’s Friday and the sun is shining, we want to keep it positive and bring your attention to some of the unsung heroes that, despite it all, still make this a beautiful world to live in — i.e., its biggest wild cats, its astronauts, and the geeks that make sure our computers — from the office to outer space — are functioning properly. In other words, Happy World Tiger Day, SysAdmin Day, and 64th Birthday to NASA! And in other random good news, here’s some culture and stuff happening around Lisbon:
OPEN-AIR FILM IN LISBON’S OLDEST HOOD:
Today is the last day to check out the first edition of the Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival. That is, in the open air of Friday-night Alfama, you can catch the winner of the festival’s Best Script/Best Medium Lenght Film award, as well as the Grande Prize winner (at 16h and 21h30, respectively). Entry is free.
INTERNATIONAL IMPROV FESTIVAL:
This weekend is also the last two days to check out the latest edition of IRREVERENTE — Lisbon International Improv Festival, where performers and guests from around the world are hosting dozens of workshops, talks, roundtables, lectures, coupled with nightly concerts and improv performances. Tickets start at 20€.
DJ IN A GARDEN:
Tomorrow eve, local advertising executive by day and DJ by night Groove Armanda comes to the Jardim das Oliveiras at the CCB to close out their month-long DJ7 cycle with some spontaneous chillness. Entry is free.
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ONE MORE JAZZ FESTIVAL:
Also tomorrow, the 38th edition of Jazz em Agosto hits the Gulbenkian, promising a nine-day, 16-concert musical journey through Chicago, New York, London, and Lisbon — aka, a “movement between some of the places where jazz has a more intense and creative energy.” Tickets are mostly 20€ a pop.
DJS IN A PARK:
This Sunday afternoon, Lisbon’s infamous go-to for all things untz-untz-untz in mother nature, aka Brunch Electronik in the Park, kicks off its 2022 edition with DJs Paula Temple, Trym, Nico Moreno, and BIIA, and tickets start at 23€ (while 65€ gets you access to an “exclusive bar, exclusive bathrooms, and the stage”).
And later that eve, local musical legend of many talents Tó Trips comes to Espaço Espelho d’Água to “dive headfirst into the sea of notes he plucks from his guitar,” sharing some new and old sounds “evocative of great landscapes and all-inclusive stories, from euphoria to melancholy.” Tickets are 20€.
TICKETS FOR UPCOMING MUSIC:
And, lastly, on Saturday, September 17th, LX Factory welcomes FESTIVAL UNIÃO HIP-HOP + REGGAE for the first time in Lisbon from Brazil, with a few heavy hitters from both countries representing the genres respectively. And on Wednesday, September 28th, Campo Pequeno welcomes Icelandic rock legends Sigur Rós as part of their 2022 World Tour. The tickets for both are going fast.
Prowl even more local cultural happenings around town for today and onwards in our What’s On in Lisbon section. E bom fim de semana to all!