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Maria Ana Bobone

“Fado & Piano” is an innovative work in which Maria Ana Bobone provides vocals and piano, giving us her own take on the songs, lyrics and arrangements she performs, imbuing them with a different and particular colour. Recovering a forgotten tradition (at the end of the 19th century fado was accompanied by piano, before it […]

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Helder Moutinho

The word fado is known to come from the Latin term “fatum”, meaning destiny. Destiny as luck, future, fatality, fortune, fate. But also as a course or direction, path or creation, desire or utopia. A destiny that can be written in lines drawn by hands or in the stars, but which can also be invented […]

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Real Combo Lisbonense

The Jardim da Estrela bandstand will be staging a concert by Real Combo Lisbonense, a project recovering a tradition which was somewhat lost in time: the tradition of orchestras and dance ensembles that entertained the bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and parties in 1950s and 60s Portugal. This is a reunion with the origins of Pop […]

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Flamenco e Sevilhanas

Flamenco & Sevillanas An afternoon dedicated to Flamenco and Sevillanas, two similar (and often confused) dance styles. At this workshop, come and find out the differences and try your hand at these dances which always light up dancehalls and parties around the world. Born out of a fusion of various cultures, these rhythmic dances require […]

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Cristina Branco

Within the conservative and traditionalist world of Fado, Cristina Branco always offers an alternative based on her profound knowledge of the poets and poems that she interprets, first-class composers and excellent musicians. Her most recent release, “Branco”, has been critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received by the public. Alongside the award-winning “Menina” (winner of Best Album […]

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Afro House e Kuduro

Afro House & Kuduro Kuduro emerged from the neighbourhoods of Luanda in the 1980s as a dance style that evolved into a music genre, becoming a musical phenomenon in Portuguese-speaking countries as well as in other parts of the world. Afro-House piggybacked on the success of Kuduro and is now the most popular musical style […]

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Amor no Vale

Nuno Coelho will be conducting a universally popular collection of operatic arias, connected through a journey which, despite taking a variety of different paths, always ends up in the giddiness of love. But while love, as we well know, can manifest itself in ecstatic and romantic feelings, it can also reveal itself as tragic and […]

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Big Band de Alunos – Escola de Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas / HCP

The repertoire of the great jazz orchestras of the 1940s and 50s are an integral part of any jazz school student’s education. The Students’ Big Band from the Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School has been working on this set during the school year and performs it periodically at concerts at the Hot Clube de Portugal and […]

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Dança do Ventre e Bollywood

Belly Dancing and Bollywood Have you always been fascinated by belly dancing, but never dared give it a go? Despite the sensuality of its movements, this dance actually originated in ancient religious rites and there are records of its existence in Ancient Egypt and Babylonia. The dance consists of vibrating movements, undulations and rotations that […]

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Lisboa Mágica

27 August Praça do Município, 11:00 Largo do Carmo, 14:00 S. Pedro de Alcântara, 17:30 Jardim Teófilo de Braga, 18:30 Largo do Chiado, 19:30 Praça Luís de Camões, 21:00 28 August Largo do Carmo, 11:00 Miradouro de Sta. Luzia, 12:00 Jardim Mário Soares, 13:30 Jardim da Estrela, 17:30 S. Pedro de Alcântara, 18:30 Praça Luís […]

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Young Jazz Network

For this concert, we’re inviting the Norwegian teacher Odd André who has previously worked in partnership with the Jazz School, resulting in a group of youths travelling to Japan. Here he’ll be leading a group of youngsters from various countries, as well as a group of young musicians from across this country, who’ll be coming […]

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Duarte

“Só a cantar” is Duarte’s new CD. A psychologist by profession, Duarte’s lover is Fado, a long-held passion. His musical training allows him to live his art in different ways. Duarte is an author, composer and performer (vocals and guitar), a rarity amongst fadistas. But perhaps that’s the secret behind the soul in his words, […]

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Tango / Milongas

TANGO / MILONGAS For one afternoon, the Rosso de Palma will be transformed into an open-air dance hall, where the Tango and Milongas will be setting the beat. They say that the Tango “is a way of communicating through the body what words cannot express”, somewhere in between the intimacy and the almost mechanical precision […]

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Combo da Escola de Jazz Luis Villas-Boas

The Combo form of jazz allows students to develop their skills in teamwork and improvisation, as well as gaining experience of performing publicly. For this performance, the students from the HCP will be playing a varied setlist, including their own arrangements of classics like the Gershwin Brothers’ “I Got Rhythm”, adaptations on “free jazz” pieces, […]

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O Feiticeiro de Oz

The Wizard of Oz By Victor Fleming (USA, 1939), 102 mins, Fiction, Colour With: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan & Ray Bolger Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas. One day, as she and her dog are running away from a bad neighbour, they’re caught in a tornado which carries them to the magical land of […]

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Popular – Inatel na Rua

Every day Street entertainment and performances; traditional games   Parque das Nações  12 to 14 September Parque Tejo Concerts 10 pm 12 September – Realejo 13 September –  O Gajo 14 September – Stereossauro     19 to 21 September Ajuda Largo da Igreja da Memória 19 September Traditional Ball – Tradballs   20 & 21 September Concerts 9.30 […]

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Big Band Júnior abraça Sassetti Orquestra-escola de Jazz Orelha Viva/HCP

O intuito do projeto que subjaz a este concerto é dar a conhecer a música de Bernardo Sassetti às gerações mais novas, quer aos músicos que integram a orquestra, quer aos jovens que assistem ao concerto. Como tal, o repertório é constituído essencialmente por temas de Bernardo Sassetti arranjados para big band por músicos portugueses. […]

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Parque Jurássico

Jurassic Park By Steven Spielberg (USA, 1993), 127 mins, Fiction, Colour With: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum & Richard Attenborough Directed by Spielberg, Jurassic Park was responsible for a dinosaur craze which took hold of kids and teenagers in the mid-90s. In Jurassic Park, we set off on an expedition to an island owned […]

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Hora de Baco

Live music, a view of the Tagus and glass of wine in your hand are what make up Bacchus Hour, hosted by the Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano during the evening of the last Thursday of each month. 29 august, 6pm – Zé Pinho e Amigos 26 september, 6pm – 3 Damas e 1 […]

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UP – Altamente

Up By Pete Docter and Bob Petersen (USA, 2009), 96 mins, Animation, Colour (English language with Portuguese subtitles) – suitable for all ages. Having spent his life dreaming of travelling around the world, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen flies to Paradise Falls on an incredible adventure accompanied by a young boy. Overflowing with imagination and limitless tenderness, […]

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Indiana Jones – Os Salteadores da Arca perdida

Indiana Jones – Raiders of Lost Ark, by Steven Spielberg (USA, 1981), 115 mins, Fiction, Colour With: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey & John Rhys-Davies Archaeologist Indiana Jones is looking for the Ark of the Covenant, a biblical relic containing the ten commandments. Considered a mythical treasure which grants its holder invincibility, […]

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Entrada Livre

14 September Sala de Cenografia, 11am The Elephants’ Walk By Miguel Fragata and Inês Barahona Over 6s When the man dies, the elephants set off on a mysterious trek to his home as a final tribute: this wasn’t any man, he was one of them. A performance that reflects on the end, which is a mystery […]

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Open House Lisboa 2019

Over one weekend, take in around 50 spaces and several city routes like you’ve never experienced them before. This year, the theme is discovering a centreless Lisbon, which passes through various eras with places as varied as the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, the Escola Superior de Música and the Teatro LU.CA. The visits are suitable […]

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Festival Estes Romanos Estão Loucos

The Museum is taking to the street and invites all Lisboetas to get to know their Roman ancestors better. With multiple activities taking place at the archaeoological site, museum and the surrounding roads, this festival will give you a new perspective on the city and its past. After all, we’re all Romans and even a […]

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Bibliófilo

At this space (which we’ve christened Bibliófilo, or book-lover), there’ll be stories for little ones on Sunday mornings and readings for grown-ups in the evening. These readings will invite you to make a “Journey in Search of Amazement”, in a year of commemorations marking Ferdinand Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe. Literature is, very often, a […]

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Feira da Luz

The Light Fair is something of a tradition in Carnide: it began as an extension of the pilgramage held annually in September to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Light, attracting numerous outsiders from the capital and surroundings. Nowadays it’s a festival which aims to promote Portuguese music. This year, amongst other names, you […]

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Out’Jazz

In September, we’ll be saying farewell to the Summer and musical Sundays in the city’s parks. In this last month of Outjazz, the Parque da Bela Vista will be making its debut and hosting this free, open-air music festival, where you can relax to the sound of the best of jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop, […]

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FUSO

27 August to 1 September Travessa da Ermida  27 August – 7 pm – Opening 28 August to 1 September – 2 pm to 6 pm   28 August Cloister of the National Museum of Natural History and Science  10 pm   29 August Garden of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) 9.30 […]

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Chapéus na Rua

13 September Largo do Intendente 7 pm – Opening: “The Last One To Grab Fall First” (Salto – International Circus School) 8 pm – DJ set   14 September Mercado de Arroios 11 am – Circus in the Markets   Campo Mártires da Pátria 2 pm – 6 pm – Street Performances Largo do Intendente […]

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Galerias Municipais

Spread across the whole city, there’ll be lots of art to see at the Municipal Galleries, all with free admission. If you’re already familiar with the galleries, then it’s a great time to revisit. If you’re not, then it’s the time to discover them. Until 7 July Manuel Zimbro – secret history of aviation and […]

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Concurso de Tronos e Figuras de Santo António

AARL – (Association of Lisbon Regio Artisans) presents the Saint Anthony Throne and Figurine Contest, inviting artisans, schools and other interested parties to take part in this event that preserves the folk and cultural memory and which attracts so many admirers.

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A Procissão de Santo António em Lisboa

The procession of Saint Anthony has taken place on the 13th June since the 18thcentury and is one of the cornerstones of the city’s festas calendar. It’s a genuine display of the faith and devotion that the Lisbon population has for its saint. Nowadays the procession makes its way through the historic neighbourhood of Alfama, […]

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Arraial de São Vicente

This event includes the participation of the parish’s community groups, clubs and institutions, with a total of around 50 spaces licensed to sell traditional seasonal delicacies, especially sardines and caldo verde. There’ll be a range of entertainment and music over 10 days, divided between three stages located in Largo da Graça, the Miradouro Sophia de […]

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Arraial Lisboa Pride (Lisbon Pride Fair)

With free admission, this is a party for the whole city, defining Lisbon as a city that values and celebrates diversity and equality, saying no to discrimination and giving visibility to the LGBTI community and their families. It’s the biggest and most colourful party in Lisbon. Whoever comes to this fair, knows they’ll be back; […]

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Vieira da Silva em Festa

The high point of this year’s festival is a video mapping show on the Museum’s façade and at the Jardim das Amoreiras. An open-air show, created from scratch, in which Vieira da Silva’s artworks are the subject of animations, effects and deconstructions by Oskar & Gaspar, with a soundtrack by Rodrigo Leão. It handles the […]

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Lisbon Under Stars

The great success that LISBON UNDER STARS enjoyed with the public means it’s returning to the Ruins of the Convento do Carmo. The ruin walls will once again be transformed into three-dimensional screens, where there’ll be a mixture of multimedia projections, virtual dancers and visual effects. The narration of this historical journey will be provided […]

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Lisboa Idade – Junta a Família

Lisboa Idade – Junta a Família is an event aimed at the families of the city of Lisbon that aims to promote family cultural activities, giving emphasis to World Children’s Day, where children can discover and try different professions at the Granja dos Pequeninos.

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Arraial dos Navegantes (Fair of the Navigators)

The Arraial dos Navegantes in Parque das Nações is the most family friendly fair, with around 2000 seats which allow family and friends to enjoy each other’s company in a more leisurely way. There’s also an area especially dedicated to younger ones, the “Arraialito” (little fair), thanks to the help of volunteers, where there’ll be […]

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Arraial da Vila Berta

It all began with a joke between neighbours in 2010 and since then it’s become one of the most popular festivals in Lisbon. This year, there’ll be more of the same: the best sardines, the best beer and always and exclusively the best música popular portuguesa.

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Arraiais Populares

Alcântara Academia de  Santo Amaro Rua Academia Recreativa de Santo Amaro, Logradouro circundante à coletividade 1, 7, 8, 9,12, 13,14, 15,19,21, 22, 28, 29, 30 de junho   Benfica Associação Recreativa de Moradores e Amigos do Bairro da Boavista Rua das Azáleas, Bairro da Boavista 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22, 29 de junho   […]

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Desfile na Avenida

Guest group: Marcha Popular de Ribeira de Frades (Coimbra) Line-up: Infantil “A Voz do Operário”, Mercados, Santa Casa, S. Vicente, Carnide, Bica, Alfama, Bela Flor-Campolide, Ajuda, Baixa, Madragoa, Penha de França, Graça, Beato, Marvila, Bairro da Boavista, Olivais, Mouraria, Parque das Nações, Castelo, Alto do Pina, Alcântara, Bairro Alto

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Olivais Sul Parish Fair

A fair promoted by the Parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Olivais Sul to bring together the whole community and provide those who live and work in Olivais with a space and a party where everyone’s welcome. Here we’ll be having fun for a good cause as we’ll be raising money to pay for […]

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Lisbon GymFest

This non-competitive gymnastics event will hold its 3rd edition in the beautiful city of Lisbon, with the Tagus as the backdrop. There’ll be performances of jumps, acrobatics, dance, rhythmic and group gymnastics by gymnasts of all ages, from Portugal and abroad in a setting of great beauty, celebration and friendship.

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Exibições – Marchas Populares

7 June Infantil “A Voz do Operário”, Bairro da Boavista, Bica, Marvila, Alfama, Baixa, S. Vicente, Graça 8 June Mercados, Mouraria, Bela Flor-Campolide, Carnide, Alto do Pina, Alcântara, Madragoa, Olivais 9 June Santa Casa, Parque das Nações, Castelo, Penha de França, Beato, Bairro Alto, Ajuda

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Guardar Segredo

“Guardar Segredo” is a series of theatre shows that take place inside two wardrobes placed in a public space. One spectator, one actor, five minutes. What happens inside can never be revealed. Different types of secrets will be addressed: keeping secrets, having secrets, telling secrets, dying for not telling a secret, dying for telling a […]

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As Lisboas do NS

Original drawings, edited illustrations and various objects for – and about – the city of Lisbon created by imaginary of the illustrator Nuno Saraiva over the last 10 years.

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Lisbon International Tango Festival

The International Tango Festival unites two ports, two cities overlooking the sea: Lisbon and Buenos Aires. Already one of the biggest tango festivals in the world (with 16 editions already under its belt), this year a Tango&Fado concert will be performed at the opening show, with singers Pedro Moutinho and Joana Amendoeira accompanied by two […]

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CineConchas

At Quinta das Conchas, one of the city’s largest parks, hot summer nights from Thursday to Saturday will be packed with films: the open-air cinema cycle will be welcoming various genres from across the world, with free admission. 27 junho A Revolução Silenciosa de Lars Kraume Drama, História 111’; m/12 28 junho Hunter Killer de […]

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Festa do Japão em Lisboa

The Japan Festival recreates in Belém, next to the Tagus, the “Matsuri” atmosphere (Japan’s Summer Festivals), with this year’s theme the Tanabata Festival, one of the country’s most popular traditional festivals. Visitors will have the chance to see Japanese music festivals (traditional and pop), demonstrations and workshops on various forms of Japanese cultural expression: cosplay, […]

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Great Fair of Benfica

The Benfica Parish Council is once again organising one of the liveliest fairs in the city: the Grande Arraial de Benfica. In addition to snacks and manjericos (bush basils), you’ll also be able to see live performances by Rute Marlene (20 June), Toy (20 June), Bárbara Bandeira (21 June), Cuca Roseta (22 June) and HMB […]

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Summer Choral Festival

21 June World Premiere of Eurico Carrapatoso’s “Linhagem” CCB Main Auditorium – 21:00 1 hour – no interval | over 6s Free admission, subject to capacity. Tickets can be picked up from the CCB ticket office from 18:00. Summer Choral Festival Participatory Choir, ECCE Choir and the Beiras Philharmonic Orchestra Cecília Rodrigues, soprano João Rodrigues, […]

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100% Sardine

Add the right amount of inspiration and talent. Choose the theme from a recent soundbite or a customary image. And hope that, in the end, you get that little bit of luck and it turns into another 100% original sardine. Put simply, the formula is uncertain, but the shape is magic. The 100% sardine exhibition […]

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Fair of Saint Anthony (Santos Populares in Alvalade)

The Santos Populares are celebrated in Alvalade parish with a fair aimed at all the family. Between 7 and 16 June, there’ll be lots of music, fun and traditional Portuguese cuisine at the Estádio 1.º de Maio. This year, with concerts every day, there’ll be no excuse not to come to Alvalade. The concerts, featuring […]

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What’s the world made of? Science Fair

Because the world jumps around and moves forward with the help of science, the University of Lisbon’s Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência joins the Festas de Lisboa for a Science Fair dedicated especially to children, on International Children’s Day. At the entrance to the Lisbon Botanical Garden, you can take part in […]

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Great Fair of Benfica

The Benfica Parish Council is once again organising one of the liveliest fairs in the city: the Grande Arraial de Benfica. In addition to snacks and manjericos (bush basils), you’ll also be able to see live performances by Rute Marlene (20 June), Toy (20 June), Bárbara Bandeira (21 June), Cuca Roseta (22 June) and HMB […]

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Sinning Saints

The city’s most heretical party is back! The Pátio dos Lagares, in the Centro de Inovação da Mouraria is one again hosting Sinning Saints. There’ll be music with ancient South American roots, tropical urban extravagance, as well as afro-electronica, with a first-rate musical line-up and delicious Trans-Iberian snacks. A buoyant ball with a view of […]

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Libertas Project

The project “Libertas – the condition of a free person” aims to question the idea of human freedom, of who has freedom to speak, and the boundaries which exist between societies, classes, groups and individuals. The performance will take the form of a march/protest with participants catching a boat and then taking a walking route. […]

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António & Variações

If his passage through the world hadn’t been as fleeting as an incandescent star, António Variações would be 75 this year. Given his intense way of being, it’s impossible to imagine how far he might have gone. A unique figure in Portuguese music and a profoundly original artist who managed to create a perfect synthesis […]

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Out Jazz

Somersby Out Jazz has become synonymous with summer in the city, filling the parks with music and fun every Sunday. In June, the Jardim do Campo Grande will be hosting this free open-air music festival. Aware of the importance of preserving the environment, in this our 13th edition, we’ll be once again joining the Movimento […]

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Quartetos Extraordinários

A string quartet, a marimba quartet and a saxophone quartet will be playing in three concerts some of the most important pieces for these instrumental groups, as well as more modern music by portuguese composers, including some world premieres. June 21st Quarteto de Saxofones (Álvaro Collao, Rodrigo Vila, Henrique Portovedo, Pedro Bittencourt) June 22nd Drumming […]

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Com’Paço – XII Festival de Bandas de Lisboa

Participating Bands: Banda Musical e Artística da Charneca (Lisbon) Banda de Música de Cête (Paredes) Banda de Música de Santiago de Riba-Ul (Oliveira de Azeméis) Filarmónica do Crato (Crato) Sociedade Filarmónica Progresso Matos Galamba (Alcácer do Sal) Sociedade de Instrução Coruchense (Coruche)   22 June Jardim do Arco do Cego 17:30 Sociedade Instrução Coruchense Musical […]

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Atlantic Swing Festival

The Atlantic Swing Festival is an international event dedicated to vintage American music and dances. Produced by Swing Station, it brings together lindy hoppers from across the world for a fun and varied programme under the banner “What We Dance is Life” – an exploration of what music and dance teach us about our lives. […]

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Marchas Infantis de Lisboa

Highlighting and reinforcing in the children the interest and knowledge of the cultural heritage and the popular heritage of the city, we estimated the presence of about 900 children to march, of several Town Councils of the city that were associated to this event, under the theme: Letters and Colors | Lisbon City of Traditions.

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Lisboa Mistura – 10 june

15:00 Intercultural Festival The Intercultural Festival has been a feature of Lisboa Mistura since the beginning. The different communities and people, who seem invisible, are one of Lisbon’s greatest assets and have been part of the city’s DNA for as long as it’s existed as an urban centre. The Intercultural Festival, symbolically held on 10 […]

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Linhas Voadoras – Opening Show

In the evening of the first day of the month, cast your eyes up to the sky and witness a breathtaking adventure: Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga will be defying gravity and performing an aerial crossing of the Fonte Luminosa on Alameda D. Afonso Henriques. Balancing on a rope 33 metres up, this French artist who fell in […]

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A Festa da Diversidade

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Festival of Diversity, promoted by the SOS Racismo association in partnership with several other associations. It aims to bring to the public space work produced by the many associations and artists (hailing from the city’s edges or from the centre) which doesn’t receive the visibility that its […]

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Freedom to conduct

Over five days, everyone can be a conductor for a few moments. From 19th to 23rd April, an orchestra will be set up in various public spaces across Lisbon, with a conductor’s podium waiting for whoever’s passing by. The orchestra will follow the instructions of several conductors, brining an original soundtrack to the city 19th […]

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Ecotemporâneos

Ecotemporâneos is a reading group which meets in Lisbon’s green spaces. At each session, a guest is invited to present a book for discussion, including its relationship with the surrounding park. Some of the books will be printed in Braille, while others will be freely distributed and translated into Portuguese sign language, making the reading […]

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Fausto Bordalo Dias Band & Orchestra Music & Revolution

Fausto is one of those men who’s excused (by the nature of his art and the reach of the songs he carefully designs, sculpts and clothes) from living under the dictatorship of the “obligatorily ephemeral”, a variant of the “politically correct” which assails us on a daily basis. What’s more, in the age of videos, […]

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Memories of April – Video mapping

To mark the 45th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, Praça do Comércio will be staging a 360º, immersive video-mapping show, dedicated to the “Memories of April”. As the name suggests, the show aims to take the audience on a journey into the past, revealing the days in the run-up to the revolution, remembering the day […]

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Listening in the Dark

In the room used to preview films during the Estado Novo dictatorship, the lights will go out for the audience to listen to a sound-only documentary about censorship in Portugal during the years of the dictatorship. This is a session designed to be heard, which awakens the memory of a recent past which had a […]

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Open Doors

On 25th April, the Paços do Concelho building will open its doors to anyone who wants to visit. The building (which is the Lisbon Municipal Council’s head office) is of great architectural and artistic value, as is immediately revealed by its neo-classical façade, decorated with sculptures by French sculptor Anatole Calmels. Visitors are invited to […]

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Once upon a time in April… Stories in the Park

We’ll be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the 25th April Revolution and the World Book and Copyright Day with storytelling in the park. This activity is aimed at the schools belonging to the Santa Clara parish, but is open to everyone interested.

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Party in the Park

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution with a festive morning for all the family, with creative workshops, music and sports activities at the revamped Jardim do Campo Grande.

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April Conversations: two museums, a shared patio

In the late afternoon, discover the two museums which share the Pátio do Aljube: the Museum of Lisbon-Roman Theatre and the Aljube Museum-Resistance and Freedom. The Pátio do Aljube (one of the city’s oldest, which dates back to before the earthquake) survives to this day and links two museums housed in buildings of great antiquity. […]

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Paper Chase “on the heels of April memories”

A paper chase for children and teens. A route that follows in the footsteps of those who opened the doors of April: from Ribeiro das Naus to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Rua António Maris Cardoso. With Francisco Ruivo and Judite Álvares. For the pupils of Escola Secundária de Tondela and Agrupamento de Escolas […]

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Imprisonable Lives

A conversation with Isabel do Carmo led by Ana Aranha, with the participation of students from Escola Secundária Pedro Fonseca – Proença-a-Nova, Escola Profissional de Turismo e Hotelaria do Chiado and members of the community.  

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Political Festival (Day 1)

APRIL 25th 6pm April 25th proceeds here (Concert, performance and talk) – Sala Manoel de Oliveira EVERY DAY OF THE FESTIVAL 3041,19 Km – (Exhibition by Pedro Pires) Free Entry (Installation by Pedro Pires) Sakharov Women (Exhibition)

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Guided Tour of the Museum

Guided Tour of the Museum with Luís Farinha.

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Political Festival (Day 2)

APRIL 26th 5pm Where is Europe going (Debate) – Sala Manoel de Oliveira 6.30pm “The Trial: The State of Russia VS Oleg Sentsov”, by Askold Kurov (Cinema) – Sala Manoel de Oliveira (75′; m/12)   9.30 pm Only in this country (Humour) – Sala Manoel de Oliveira 11pm Movie Session Borders (Cinema) – Sala 3 […]

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Festival Política (Dia 3)

APRIL 27th 10.30am As Costas da Cidade (Tour) 3pm Tradballs – European Dance workshop – Sala Manoel de Oliveira 3.30pm An Analogical Chat about Internet  (Debate) – Sala 2 4pm “Catalunya: 1-0″, by Xuban Intxausti (Cinema) – Sala 3 (Spain, 40′; M/12) 4.30pm “Swap 6 for half a dozen” (Talk by Pedro) – Sala 2 […]

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Political Festival (Day 4)

APRIL 28th 10.30am Neighborhood meeting at Portugal Novo (Tour) 3.30pm Discover Europe (Workshop for Children) – Sala 2 – M/6  3.30pm The Game of European Democracy (Workshop) – Sala Manoel de Oliveira 3.30pm Movie Session Borders (Cinema) – Sala 3 – M/12 “Haram-Forbidden”, by Mahir Yildiz (Austria, 11′) “The Pianist of Yarmouk”, byVikram Ahluwalia (United […]

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How to make a revolution…

Discontent, dreams, conspiracy, courage and many other ingredients will be covered on this trip to the Lisbon of 1910. We will relive (with many of the republicans of the day) the events that led to the revolution. Thematic tour for children over six years old, with interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language

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April Conversation – Religious Tolerance

A conversation about religious freedom, moderated by Manuel Vilas Boas. Guest speakers: Friar Fernando Ventura (Capuchin Franciscan missionary and interpreter at the International Theological Commission of the Holy See) and Professor Helena Vilaça (academic and scholar of subjects related to the Sociology of Religions, Religious Pluralism and, particularly, Religion and the Public Space).

April in Lisbon
24 de Julho, a liberal avenue…

Apart from the Avenida 24 de Julho, what else do you know about 24th July? And what year are we talking about? And who was leading the way as liberal forces entered the city? We’ve organised a tour that will use our collection to reveal the tumultuous years leading up to the liberal revolution.

April in Lisbon
Slaves in Lisbon

What revolutions did the slaves bring about? How did they settle in Lisbon? We’ll be providing guided tours of our permanent exhibition that focuses on the lives of slaves and their presence in the city.

April in Lisbon
Bordalo and April…at Jardim Mário Soares

The Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is taking a stroll down to the Jardim Mário Soares. Will it involve political criticism? Of course! Our Zé Povinho and Bordalo mascots will be inviting families and youngsters to think about the importance of freedom of thought, with games and lots of humour.

April in Lisbon
Visit/Game- “Manguito” as a philosophical gesture

Is criticism a space of observation or of thought? And how do you turn a gesture into an active position of change? This is an invitation to develop your thinking on self-awareness and the world of Zé Povinho and his manguito (an offensive fist-pump gesture), John Bull’s bedpan, Maria da Paciência, Barrigas and so many […]

April in Lisbon
Bordalo’s Lisbon Walking Tour

Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Every road in Lisbon has numerous trails to explore: urban landscapes and layers of history that show us who we are. Bordalo was a born-and-bred lisboeta and it was here that he lived and worked. Through his work we can follow the evolution of the city at the end of the […]

April in Lisbon
Conversation Circuit about LGBTI rights

2019 is the 45th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution and the 50th of the Stonewall Uprising, which led to the movement demanding Human Rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people (LGBTI) and their families. In this year’s celebrations, the ILGA Association Portugal is aiming to break down barriers between the struggles and symbolism […]

New Year's Eve
Richie Campbell Presents: Lisboa with Guests

After midnight, after the fireworks and the “Happy New Year’s”‘ the party will go on through the first hours of this new day. With Lisboa, the most awarded album of the year in Portugal, Richie Campbell will share the stage with Dengaz, DJ Dadda, Mishlawi, Plutonio and other surprise guests.  

New Year's Eve
Daniel Pereira Cristo with Guests and FireWorks

The most awaited night of the year starts off with traditional folk music by Daniel Pereira Cristo. The musician has invited to join him on stage Ana Bacalhau, João Só and Tatanka. After the concert, a show of fireworks and music will welcome the new year.    

New Year's Eve
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa

Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, conducted by Maestro Pedro Amaral, will take us on a journey through some remarkable pieces, bringing along some very special guests: soprano Elisabete Matos and tenor Carlos Guilherme. LINE UP Nikolai Rimsky – Korsakov (1844-1908) – Spanish Capriccio, Op. 34 (1887) (15’) I. Alborada II. Variazoni III. Alborada IV. Scena e canto […]

New Year's Eve
Branko & Guests

Branko is the host of this first night at Terreiro do Paço. With the DJ, Producer and founder of Buraka Som Sistema comes Cachupa Psicadélica, Carlão, Dino D’Santiago and Sara Tavares. Before Branko, at 9.30pm, PEDRO will set the pace with a DJ set. BRANKO & GUESTS  9.30pm – Warm up (DJ) PEDRO 10pm – Branko & […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Coro Juvenil e Orquestra Juvenil de Cordas da AMAC

Gloria is the best-known sacred work by Antonio Vivaldi, the “Red Priest” who was one of the most important composers of the Baroque period. Written around 1715 for the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice (an institution that took in orphans and provided them with a first-class musical education), it uses the traditional words of Gloria […]

Christmas in Lisbon
D. Gilberto vai à caça

Do you know what a Christmas meal was like in the time of Fernando Martins de Bulhões, better known as Saint Anthony? Come and find out what they used to eat in medieval days on this adventure-visit.

Christmas in Lisbon
Fados de Natal

We’ll be starting off with a guided tour of the museum to get to know a little more about the life of Saint Anthony. Then music will be providing the entertainment with Silvana Peres.

Christmas in Lisbon
Opus 28: Uma mesa de Natal

At this concert with commentary, we’ll be remembering the traditions most savored at this time of year, from the decorations evoked by Decks the Halls to Christmas Dinner with Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.  

Christmas in Lisbon
Há pinha!

A workshop open to all ages where families can make Christmas decorations: pinecones, baubles or bells- the only limit is your imagination.

Christmas in Lisbon
Viagens no Império

Welcome to the Roman Empire. We are in the year Zero. Join us on this workshop-tour, on a journey from Belém (Bethlehem- Jesus’ birthplace) to Felicitas Iulia Olisipo (Lisbon) the Empire’s most faraway city!

Christmas in Lisbon
Coro Infanto-Juvenil e Orquestra Académica da Universidade de Lisboa

Two of these pieces consist of what were originally unrelated compositions that merged into one: in A Ceremony of Carols Op.28 the Harp solo plays an important role in merging together the different parts; in Carol Symphony it’s possible to make out five well-known Christmas brought together in a symphonic melody. Moving from the UK […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Conta-me uma Ópera

Museu de Lisboa – Santo António has got behind this awareness-raising project and will be hosting Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice set to a libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi. First performed in 1762 in Vienna, this was the first of three operas known as “Reform Operas”: Gluck wanted to change Opera Seria in order […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Visitas guiadas

The Ismaili Centre is back at Natal em Lisboa, opening its doors to everyone wanting to know more about the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community, which has been based in the heart of Laranjeiras for the last 20 years.    

Christmas in Lisbon
Begoña Olavide & Javier Bergia

The music at the Ismaili Centre will evoke the Al-Andalus, where Muslims, Jews and Christians coexisted during the Middle Ages. Following traces left by these cultures, some of their songs have survived to the present day through oral tradition and will be performed using new arrangements and with a new concept. La Huella de Al-Andalus […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Camerata Atlântica

It will feature Händel’s masterpiece Messias (considered the most famous Oratorio of all) with two arias for soprano; the arias of Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata BWV120; the mastery of Vivaldi and Torelli and Pachelbel’s well-known piece Canon in D Major (considered something of a pop music godfather) along with Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor. The […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Oriental X’MAS

Oriental X’MAS, organized by the Hindu Community of Portugal, aims to bring everyone together in an entertaining and different evening. Established in Portugal since 1975 and the decolonization of Mozambique, this community today comprises around nine thousand members. The Radha Krishna Temple opened in 1998 and has been, from the outset, a space open to […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana

Everything begins and ends with music brimming with fantasy and bravery: in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, we remember the difficult trials that Prince Tamino has to overcome in order to rescue his beloved in a supernatural tale; in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, we face the Mouse King’s army and afterwards we join Clara on a travel […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Filomúsica Ensemble

From Natal de Elvas, O Tannenbaum and Adeste Fideles to Schubert’s Ave Maria, there’ll be no shortage of well-known songs to hum along to, which reflect the essence of this group of soloists and instrumentalists from the Teatro Nacional São Carlos. The concert will take place at the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Amparo (Church […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Orquestra Jovem de Cordas do Conservatório Nacional e ComPasso

This could have been a dated concert, were it not for the works of Brazilian Ernani Aguiar and Englishman John Francis Wade, a name which few associate with Adeste Fideles (“O Come, All Ye Faithful”), but who is in fact responsible for the carol reaching the present day in form we know it. In addition […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Gospel Collective

We’ll be saying farewell to this year’s Natal em Lisboa with the Gospel Collective and a concert which will mix traditional black spiritual music with more urban beats and afro-gospel. In an atmosphere of contemplation and adoration, we’ll be kicking things off with All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. And there’ll be no shortage […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Sessões de Meditação

Sharing the spirit of the festive season, the Buddhist Union of Portugal will be holding two meditation sessions at this year’s Natal em Lisboa. Saturday’s session will focus on “Shamata” (or mental calmness) meditation, where some simple techniques will be taught for increasing inner peace and awareness of our everyday life and the world which […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Coro das Nações

At this time of get-togethers, the Coro do Parque das Nações will greet those who arrive and say farewell to those who leave, with a wide-ranging repertoire where more traditional and well-known songs share a stage with other, lesser-known, pieces: a place for all worlds and languages. From classical Mozart to Black Spiritual music, passing […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Orquestra Orbis

The violin and the string orchestras will present us with a new stylistic approach, without recourse to vocals and other more traditional instruments of the period, such as the lute. So, there’ll be no lack of works by masters like Vivaldi, Bach, and Albinoni, but there’ll also be space for pieces by Pedro Teixeira da […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Fados de Natal – Brincar aos fados

We get things underway with a guided tour of the museum, followed by a musical performance called “Playing with Fado”. This is a project aimed primarily at children (but captivating for all the family), which seeks to disprove the widely-held belief that Fado is a sad, melancholy and grey music by showing that Fado is […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Uma História Musical do Natal

With voice and quartet, in commented concert format, we bring you some of the most famous songs that make up the image of this festive season. Listeners are driven by the History of Christmas Music over the centuries, through well-known melodies (Adeste Fideles, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells …) and a narrative line specially […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Visitas guiadas ao Centro Ismaili

In the heart of the Laranjeiras neighbourhood, amongst criss-crossing express roads and buildings which reach up to the sky, there’s a hidden oasis: the Lisbon Ismaili Centre, a space that, almost 20 years ago opened its doors to the Ismaili Muslim community and whoever else wants to visit, though it remains unknown to many Lisbon […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Coro Sinfónico e Coro Infantil Lisboa Cantat

Despite renditions of Messiah being almost as much of a Christmas tradition as eggnog in Anglophone countries, curiously it was actually written to be performed at Easter; only the first third talks about the birth of Christ, the second and third parts focus on his death and resurrection. When G.F. Handel first performed the work […]

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Lisbon Busking Festival

The concept is simple: street performances in the public space, captivating passersby. Largo do Intendente will welcome circus artists, jugglers, acrobats, clowns, puppets, living statues, improvised poetry, dance, theatre, music and everything else imaginable. 10 to 13 september O EspaçO Workshop Clown over 16s Information and registration lisbonbuskingfestival@gmail.com 13 september “O papel das artes de rua nos processos de regeneração […]

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Out Jazz

Jazz features in its name, but the music heard on Sunday late afternoons includes many other styles. In September, Out Jazz arrives at the Jardim Mário Soares (Campo Grande) with names like Kwan, Mr. Mute and Hugo Antunes Trio. It’s farewell to another summer of outdoor concerts.

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Música no Cinema

Music returns to the Vale do Silêncio, with the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra. With Carmina Burana still fresh in the memory, this year the public was allowed to choose the music by means of a vote which included a selection of classical compositions turned into sound tracks for memorable films such as Amadeus, West Side […]

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Moving People, Artista na Cidade

A project about encounters. A space to talk about memories, about Utopias and about the future. The encounter takes place between people who have moved around in the world; migrants, refugees who set off in search of a new home. A local actor will also participate alongside the immigrants, in addition to the memories of […]

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Os Cafés e outras Constelações de Encontro da Avenida de Roma

Until the end of the 19th century, Alvalade essentially consisted of fields, farms and vegetable plots, used in the summertime by the nobility and then later as an area for leisure and sports by the general population. It was in the second half of the 1940s that it underwent its greatest period of development, becoming […]

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Verão no Parque

Um Parque de Contos 26 august , 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 september 11am Casa do Arboreto over 3s (target: children aged 3 to 10) Storytime in the Park! Portuguese and foreign storytellers will be delighting audiences with their stories. With Rodolfo Castro, Cláudia Almendra, Antonella Gilardi, Fábio Superbi and Ana Sousa Gabine. Promoted […]

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Fuso 2018

August 28th, 9pm Travessa da Ermida Invited artist: Daniel Blaufuks (Portugal) Daniel Blaufuks was born in Lisbon, where he lives and works. Graduated by AR.CO, Lisbon, 1989; Royal College of Art, London, 1993; Watermill Center, New York, 1994; International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, 2001, 2002, Location One, New York, 2003; PhD, University of […]

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Feira da Luz

Organised by the Parish Council, Feira da Luz returns to Carnide for a month of fun and entertainment with workshops, exhibitions, theatre, handicrafts and food stalls, dances, the Carnide Popular Parade and the traditional procession in honour of N. Srª da Luz (Our Lady of the Light), which brings the fair to an end every […]

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Street Dance Fest

Dancing in the street; joy is the watchword. Street Dance Fest Alvalade is a festival which brings together dance, exhibitions and street entertainment. Everyone is invited to participate, from art schools and institutions to local artists.  

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Entrada Livre

TEATRO by Pascal Rambert 15 september, 8pm Sala Garrett THEATRE was born in Russia. Pascal Rambert was at the Moscow Art Theatre, having been invited to present the play Clôture de d’amour in Russian. During the time he was there, Rambert spoke with the actors. Young and old. He heard the stories and memories of […]

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Vicente’18

In its eight edition, the VICENTE project ends a programme of events that, since 2011, has sought to reinvent and explore the relationship between the public and the figure of (and myths surrounding) Saint Vincent, patron saint of Lisbon. VICENTE’18 takes place under the slogan “Lisbon, anchor of the infinite” and brings the artistic offering […]

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Festival Cioff® Culturas Mediterrânicas

A meeting of Mediterranean (or Mediterranean-influenced) cultures and countries, where traditions and customs can be discovered through experimentation: dance, music, handicraft, gastronomy, exhibitions and workshops. The festival, which will welcome 400 artists from 12 countries, will include entertainment from groups like Sinies Corfu (from Greece), Ensemble BrodoSplit (from Croatia) and more than 40 traditional Portuguese […]

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Beleza não tem Idade na Cidade

The idea is to leave all preconceptions related to age to one side. Beleza não tem idade na cidade is a fashion, music and video show. The parade in the Praça do Comércio (which will have the city of Lisbon as a stage through videomapping) will include individuals supported by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de […]

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Incomodarte – Disabilities and Society

Sexuality, independent living and war are the three themes featured in this initiative that brings together films and debate. The objective is to raise community awareness of the issue of disability and of the rights of people with disabilities.

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Open House Lisboa

The 7th edition of OH Lisbon happens on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd 2018. We like to see the city from different perspectives and because of that this year we are going to look at Lisbon through the gaze of architect, critic, and teacher Luís Santiago Baptista, and architect, teacher, and curator Maria […]

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Festival MuDança – CANCELED

For reasons out of EGEAC’s control, Festival MuDança will not take place.  

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Antiprincesas | Juana Azurduy (premiere)

These are the stories of four inspiring women: Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector; Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Chilean writer and composer Violeta Parra and the Bolivian military leader of indigenous ancestry Juana Azurduy. In these stories, there are no crowns or castles, but real women, who challenged the norm and revolutionized the world through literature, art […]

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Antiprincesas | Clarice Lispector

These are the stories of four inspiring women: Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector; Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Chilean writer and composer Violeta Parra and the Bolivian military leader of indigenous ancestry Juana Azurduy. In these stories there are no crowns or castles, but real women, who challenged the norm and revolutionised the world through literature, art […]

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Lisboa Soa (2018)

CONCERTS Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras 20 September 6.30pm SIRIUS (Yaw Tembe e Francisco Trindade), Portugal A duo comprising trumpeter Yaw Tembe and percussionist Francisco Trindade (Monsieur Trinité), who will be performing their debut album, Acoustic Main Suite Plus The Inner One, recorded at the Panteão Nacional. 7.30pm TOMOKO SAUVAGE, Japan Tomoko Sauvage has been investigating […]

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Lisboa Mágica

28 august Praça do Município, 11am Dan Marques Doctor Marrax Flip Mattia Joaquín Kotkin LeBart Peter Wardell Walter Maffei Arco da Rua Augusta, 2pm Adrián Conde Chan-Tún Dani García Jonathan Barragan Largo do Carmo, 5.30pm Ben Woodward Dan Marques Doctor Marrax LeBart Terraços do Carmo, 6.30pm Dani García José de Lemos Raul Camaguey Txema Largo […]

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Septeto do Hot Clube de Portugal

Septeto is an “official” HCP group which consists of Portuguese musicians who will be performing pieces from their record released in January, 2018: Volume III. Joana Machado, vocals João Moreira, trumpet Ricardo Toscano, alto saxophone Pedro Moreira, tenor saxophone  Bruno Santos, guitar  Romeu Tristão, bass and double bass Joel Silva, drums  

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Orquestra de Jazz do HCP – The music of Duke Ellington

Another “official” HCP representative, OJHCP is a well-known band made up of Portuguese musicians and conducted by Maestro Luís Cunha. For this concert they’ve invited a Duke Ellington specialist, Pedro Moreira, who will be conducting the orchestra for some Ellington pieces from the 1930s to the 1950s. This concert will also feature the special participation […]

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CoMbO cOmBo

Comprising students (both young and less young) and teachers, CoMbO cOmBo is a School of Jazz project with a goal: to make music together. Together they’ll perform a collection of unreleased pieces. Duarte Valença, vocals Gonçalo Marques, trumpet Maria Krug e Luís G. Cunha, alto saxophone Nuno Costa, guitar Maria Ceia, vibraphone Alexandre Figueiredo, contrabaixo Pedro […]

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Corpo Docente

Corpo Docente is a band especially assembled for this series of concerts, made up of teachers from the  Hot Clube de Portugal Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School. The quintet will be performing originals of all the musicians and tunes popularised by jazz music. André Santos, guitar Gonçalo Marques, trumpet Daniel Bernardes, piano Francisco Brito, bass Luís Candeias, […]

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Dançar a Cidade

26 august Quinta das Conchas, 6pm Brazilian Dances Xote, baião and arrasta pé. Don’t know what they are? Would it help if we said Forró? Enrique Matos and Camila Alves show you how to dance to the sound of this Brazilian beat. how to get there subway: Quinta das Conchas (yellow line) bus: 717, 736, […]

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Katia Guerreiro

Recognised as one of the most important fadistas of the new millennium, Katia Guerreiro is, above all else, a ambassador for fado and Portugal at all the various international concerts and cultural events she goes to, including the Ankara Opera House, the Olympia in Paris, the Berlin Philharmonic and concert halls in Mexico, Thailand, Japan, […]

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Sara Correia

Daughter of a Lisbon family of fadistas, Sara Correia was born into fado. She grew up singing in the most prestigious fado houses and won many competitions, such as the Grande Noite do Fado, and is now considered a point of reference in the genre. At this concert in the Praça do Município, she will […]

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Teresinha Landeiro

Teresinha Landeiro is one of the foremost representatives of the new fado generation. Born and raised in Azeitão, she first performed at the age of 12. After 10 years of onstage learning, sharing and growth, Teresinha Landeiro has now released her first album, Namoro, with music producer Pedro de Castro. The lyrics, written by the […]

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Paulo Bragança

Paulo Bragança, nicknamed the Punk fadista, spent more than a decade in artistic exile, but is back to continue a journey that is far from over. He recorded his first album in 1992 and on his return to Portugal he has already collaborated with Moonspell on the song In Tremor Dei from the album 1755, […]

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Palácio Baldaya 1st anniversary

1 setember, 5pm Fado Afternoon 8 setember 6pm Cadernos de Viagens, live music 9pm Naked “Um barzinho e um violão”, live music 15 and 16 setember, 9.30pm Benfica ao Luar, outdoor cinema 29 setember 6pm Fábia Rebordão, live music 10pm PZ, live music

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CineCidade, football

The first session is dedicated to football. Victory, by John Huston 116 min, over 12s As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team’s escape. San Siro, by Yuri Ancarani 26 min, over […]

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CineCidade, racing

The third session of thies year edition of CineCidade is dedicated to racing sports. Senna, by Asif Kapadia 106 min, over 12s A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. Engine, by Miguel Ildefonso 5 min, over 12s Man […]

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CineCidade, figure skating and gymnastics artistic

The second session will take us into the world of figure skating and gymnastics artistic. I, Tonya, by Craig Gillespie 120 min, over 16s Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Giant, by Salla […]

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CineCidade, olympic games and diving

The last day of CineCidade takes us to the olympics. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty, by Leni Riefenstahl 96 min, over 12s The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as propaganda. The Diver, by PV Lehtinen 21min, over 12s Diving is like poetry, each movement flowing into the next.

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Entrada Livre (Free Admission)

Shows 16 e 17 september Sala Garrett 7pm, saturday 4pm, sunday Lear from King Lear by William Shakespeare production: Bruno Bravo Production: Primeiros Sintomas / TNDMII   Outdoor 3pm to 8pm Building Conversation Lotte van den Berg /Third Space   Sala Estúdio 7.30pm, saturday 5pm, sunday Topografia by Teatro da Cidade   Salão Nobre 11am […]

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Helder Moutinho

In a career spanning 20 years, “O Manual do Coração” is only Helder Moutinho’s fifth album. While his previous CDs had a very strong narrative element, each one telling a story, this tells a whole series of them.  They come from the heart, from emotions triggered by different experiences. Mainly consisting of fados-canção, the melodies […]

Lisbon Festivities
Antiprincesas | Clarice Lispector – extra date

These are the stories of four inspiring women: Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector; Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Chilean writer and composer Violeta Parra and the Bolivian military leader of indigenous ancestry Juana Azurduy. In these stories there are no crowns or castles, but real women, who challenged the norm and revolutionised the world through literature, art […]

Lisbon Festivities
David Fonseca

David Fonseca presents his new record Radio Gemini.

Christmas in Lisbon
Clay Nativity Scene

How many figures does a traditional Portuguese nativity scene include? We challenge children and grown-ups to take a good look at Portuguese nativity scenes and, letting loose their creativity, mould one of the figures depicted at Jesus’ birth with their own hands, which you can then take home with you!

Lisbon Festivities
Dia Mundial da Bicicleta

A day dedicated to bikes and bikers. Music, games, bike workshops and exhibitions at Cais do Sodré.      

April in Lisbon
The discovery of the Roman Theatre

A small exhibition about Manuel Caetano de Sousa, the architect who discovered the Roman Theatre in April, 1798. His name remained forgotten for a long time, having been supplanted  by Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri. Only recently, with the discovery of new documents at the Real Library of Rio de Janeiro, has it been possible […]

Lisbon from the inside
Children’s Theatre Day

Once a year we change the rules and convert Teatro Maria Matos into a space devoted to families and children. With the help of actors and performance artists, not to mention professionals from the fields of photography and the visual arts, the corridors, dressing rooms and other little-seen parts of the theatre will be transformed […]

Lisbon Festivities
Sports Fest

A sports programme suitable for the entire family: from team to individual activities, board or traditional games. A true party. Join us.

Lisbon Festivities
Sports weekend

The traditional sports weekend hosted by Lumiar’s Festas in Quinta das Conchas. Two days filled with different sport activities. A healthy way to celebrate Lisbon.

Lisbon Festivities
Diversity Festival

More than a celebration, Diversity Festival aims to share, within the city’s public space, the knowledge, flavours and sounds from all around the world, with dignity, respect and equality. More than celebrate diversity, this Festival aims to give a contribution to a intercultural dialogue that allows that what is different may be not only recognize […]

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Folklore Festival

The costumes, the songs and the popular melodies take to the stage to bring you an afternoon of fun and gathering. Organized by Casa do Minho this event brings to Lisbon groups from all over the coutnry.

Christmas in Lisbon
Natal em Lisboa

Natal em Lisboa is the time and place to every gathering, with sounds that go from gospel to chamber music, choral music or even songs from Andalusia. We had concerts inside churches – as usual – but in 2017 we also joined Centro Ismaili de Lisboa and Templo Radha Krishna.

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Fado no Castelo (2017)

In 2017, the Fado no Castelo nights had a special flavour, with three unique shows, where fado met flamenco, chorinho, and tango, in unlikely marriages that delighted the audience against the backdrop of one of the best views in the city.  

Lisbon Festivities
Literature of Sodom: Pessoa’s Censored Friends

A Sem casas não haveria ruas initiative, readings and stories with Casa Fernando Pessoa, the José Saramago Foundation and Boca publishers.

Lisbon Festivities
Lisbon Revisited

Casa Fernando Pessoa returns to international poetry meetings to host the first edition of Lisbon Revisited, a programme consisting of conversations and readings with poets from various places. Premiering this year, celebrating the 130 years since the poet’s birth, we’ll be bringing together Ana Luísa Amaral, Jorge Sousa Braga, Luís Quintais and Margarida Vale de […]

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European Literature Night

Books, readers and authors set on the loose between Rua do Século and Calçada do Combro, on another European Literature Night, this year featuring Croatia and Poland. European Literature Night is an event promoted by EUNIC Portugal, which enjoys the support of the Representation of the European Commission in Portugal.

Lisbon Festivities
World Poetry Lessons

Charles Baudelaire by Helena Buescu. The private library of Fernando Pessoa is still being revealed by teachers and specialists, who present the writers that Pessoa read and who, even today, are benchmarks in world literature.

April in Lisbon
Tea with books

The Parque das Nações Parish Council dedicates the June session of their Tea with Books project to Fernando Pessoa, an initiative that raises awareness of Portuguese authors and promotes reading and debates on books.

Lisbon Festivities
Não Khalo (open rehearsal)

Não Kahlo is a show which combines the universe of Alice in Wonderland with the world of Frida Kahlo.

Lisbon Festivities
Não Khalo (premiere)

Não Kahlo is a show which combines the universe of Alice in Wonderland with the world of Frida Kahlo.

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Living Poets Society

Rosa Oliveira is the June guest for the Living Poets Society, where actors from the National Theatre read poems in the presence of those who wrote them.

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Teatro das Nações

Based on an adaptation of texts by Monty Python, José Figueiredo Costa and Karl Valentin, the Teatro das Nações group bring three scenes to the stage: Quatro homens (Four Men) which revolves around four men and the difficulties of their lives; Vidas condomínias (Condominium lives), a comical portrait of condominium meetings which everyone so loves […]

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Refavela 40

The history of this show begins in 1977, when Gilberto Gil made his first journey to Africa. He went to Nigeria, to take part in Festac. Back in Brazil he recorded Refavela, a record that became one of his most respected albums, a classic inspired by the rhythms, experiences and songs he lived and heard […]

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The Public Goes to the Theatre

Since 2016, the Public Goes to the Theatre project has been showing that the theatre also belongs to the public, even when it’s closed. Throughout the 2016-17 season, three different groups (adults, teachers and children) will follow the programme and work of the São Luiz Municipal Theatre team, taking the chance to get closer to […]

Lisbon Festivities
Save the Sardine!

June is the month of basil, parades and Festas de Lisboa. But it is also the month of sardines: of those that drip into the bread and those that glow on paper. Once again, we casted our nets to the seven seas and challenged everyone to join the Sardine Contest 2018. We received over three […]

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Indian Party

The Hindu Community  of Portugal hosts as an Indian afternoon where you can experience the Holi, or the Festival of Colour, and for a couple of hours be surrounded by Indian culture.

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Rossio Fashion Day

The clothing and accessories collections belonging to traditional Baixa Pombalina shops (in Lisbon’s city centre) take to the catwalk set up in Rossio square.

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Festival of Japan

With the Tagus as a backdrop, everyone can share in and experience the Japanese culture (both traditional and pop) and, as a result, strengthen the friendship which exists between the two countries.

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Celebrating Vieira da Silva

The birthday of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and her love story with Arpad Szenes are cause for celebration. At the Museum, the Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva and the Jardim das Amoreiras there’ll be exhibitions, children’s activities, concerts, films, singing, dance, performances, handicrafts, an art-book fair, flowers and much more.

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Sinning Saints

From 4 in the afternoon until 4 in the morning, the Pátio dos Lagares in the Mouraria hosts a festival that brings together names from Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Columbia. There’ll be concerts and DJs with Fred Martins, Ossos D’ouvido, Time for T, Jazz Combo, Fran_DJ, Mina_DJ, Dr. Culebra_DJ and DJi Jays, video screenings, food and drinks.  

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Out’Jazz

Summer afternoons where jazz is joined by funk and soul. Celebrating its 12th year, Out’Jazz is backing the struggle for a more sustainable world by aligning itself with the Movimento Claro: a festival without straws to reduce plastic use. June 3rd Alejandro Espinosa trio feat Marina Martins / Ricardo Guerra June 10th Federico Pascucci east trio […]

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CineConchas

Lights, Camera, Action! Open-air cinema to enjoy with friends and family. In the year that sees our 100th film screening, CineConchas will be bringing you films from Finland or Israel, with animation, drama and comedy. June 28th The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismäki (98 min – M/12) June 29th Baby Driver by Edgar […]

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Rama em Flor – Feminist and Queer Community Festival

Through concerts, conversations, cinema and fairs, Rama em Flor aims to provide places for meeting and debating, to increase female, trans and non-binary representativeness, to instigate political awareness and civic activity and stimulate freedom of gender identities and expressions.  

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Smartfest.co – CANCELLED

For reasons out of EGEAC’s control, Smartfest.co will not take place on the scheduled dates. For more information, please check Smartfest.co

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Lovers’ Garden: The Art of Marrying in Mozambique

Weddings in Mozambique are surprising, but always solemn, rituals; an event of great importance for family and guests alike. They are prepared to the smallest detail and it is not uncommon for couples to wait for years until they have the necessary means to perform the ceremony (even if this means that the bride and […]

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Olisipíadas 2018

The final party of the 4th Olisipíadas sports festival is in our sights! A project aimed at all of Lisbon’s children and youngsters, developed by the City Council together with the city’s parish councils and in collaboration with the Portuguese Olympic and Paralympics Committees, Sports Federations and Associations, school sports teams and the city’s sports […]

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Extraordinary Voice

A series of shows that brings together 4 soloists/groups with classic and current pieces. 22nd June Katia Guedes, soprano Support: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa 23rd June Marina Pacheco, soprano 29th June Savina Yannatou, voz, and Joana Sá, piano 30th june Duo Tágide (Inês Simões, soprano and Daniel Godinho, piano)

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The Piano in the Middle of the Room

Pedro Burmester is this month’s guest in The Piano no Meio da Sala series, held by the Casa Fernando Pessoa for the last half year. An almost intimate solo concert, where Pedro Burmester will be playing some of his favourite pieces and speaking a little bit about his choices.

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VOCE

The VOCE Singapore Men’s Choir was founded in 2016 by local composer-conductor, Darius Lim. The 15-man choir consists of professional and amateur musicians, as well as passionate singers from a diverse range of musical backgrounds. One of the few all-male choirs in Singapore, VOCE has been recognized both locally and in the region for their […]

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Concerts in Lumiar

The Lumiar Parish Council invites Lisboetas to a series of concerts. You’ll have to hear it to believe it! June 15th Violets are Blues Quinta das Conchas, 7pm June 16th Kumpania Algazarra Saída do Metro de Telheiras, 9pm Concerto de Verão – CoroART Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro Auditory, 9pm June 24th Tradicional Noite de Fados Museu Nacional […]

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Com’Paço – 11th Lisbon Philharmonic Band Festival

Now in its 11th year, Com’Paço continues to support musical training and education. In the week before the Festival, INATEL in Oeiras will receive members from the participating bands, from Lisbon philharmonic bands and from partner music schools in another workshop for Young Musicians. And from there will emerge the 58 new young musicians who […]

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The Piano in Pessoa

CD launch by the singing and piano double act Nascimento Rosa (vocals) and António Neves (piano). Original songs with Fernando Pessoa poems.

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Anéditura

A musical project, with Fernando Pessoa poems sung and accompanied by viola. By Paulo Sanches.

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Summer Choral Festival

11 choirs, more than 700 participants from seven countries (Portugal, Spain, the USA, Lithuania, Poland and Singapore) will be performing at the Centro Cultural de Belém (Main Auditorium and Pedestrian Walkway), in the cloister of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, at the Museu da Marinha and in Jardim Vieira Portuense. Conductor Paulo Lourenço will be responsible for […]

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Tribute to Maria Armanda

The Benfica Parish Council celebrates fadista Maria Armanda’s 50-year career.

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The Choir hits the Streets

The Coro das Nações (Choir of Nations) takes to the streets to liven up Parque das Nações with a wide and varied repertoire of songs.

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Lisboa Mistura Festival

Lisboa Mistura has established itself as a meeting point of cultures, within the context of a growing city. The Ribeira das Naus, on the banks of the Tagus, is the natural location for a party which brings together music and culture, with a strong urban, social and political dimension. This year, Lisboa Mistura returns to […]

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Carminho invites Filipe Cunha Monteiro

Carminho made her public debut at the Coliseu de Lisboa at the age of 12. In 2009 she released her first album, Fado, which Time Out considered to be “the biggest fado discovery of the last decade”. It was released in the UK in 2011 and was nominated by the renowned British magazine Songlines as […]

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Camané Invites Laurent Filipe

Camané is one of the most nationally and internationally acclaimed fadistas, recognised for songs like Sei de um rio, Complicadíssima teia, A Guerra das Rosas, Ela tinha Uma Amiga and Senhora do Livramento, amongst many other. In 2017, he received the Tenco Award (also awarded to the Italians Vinicio Capossela and Massimo Ranieri). This prize […]

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Carlos Do Carmo invites António Serrano

To speak of Carlos do Carmo is to speak of Lisbon, city of traders’ cries and seagulls. With an unmistakable voice, Carlos do Carmo sings about longing, unrequited love, loneliness, spring swallows, the “kids”, hope and the future. Um Homem na Cidade, O Cacilheiro, Fado do Campo Grande, O Amarelo da Carris and O Homem […]

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Geração Gulbenkian

In times of uncertainly and conflict, it is in art and by default in music, that we find refuge and conflict. With eyes focussed on the future, the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Generation Orchestra will review the great compositions that evoke war and historic feats of the past. From the 1812 Overture (composed by Tchaikovsky […]

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The Weddings of Saint Anthony

The weddings of Saint Anthony are one of the cornerstones of the Festas de Lisboa. This year, sixteen couples will celebrate holy matrimony at a public and joint ceremony, watched by thousands of people on the streets and via the media.    

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“To the Saint I don’t know…neither do I pray nor make offerings”

Come and find out about the story of Saint Anthony, his legend and iconographic attributes and discover his relationship with the present day and the collective memory.    

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Temporary Exhibition – Procession of Saint Anthony in Lisbon

An exhibition dedicated to the procession of Saint Anthony that takes place every year on the 13th June and has been part of the festival calendar since the 18th century. A genuine display of faith and devotion, nowadays the procession makes its way through the historic neighbourhood of Alfama. For the first time the exhibition […]

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Saint Anthony at your service

Saint Anthony takes on the role of matchmaker and, with his throne, sets up camp in the Armazéns do Chiado shopping centre. Romantics will have their requests heard and can take a snap to later reminisce.

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Museulogues. Dialogues between Museums

One theme, two museums. A series of visits involving conversations on a single theme from different perspectives. On this day, the dialogue is dedicated to the Thrones of Saint Anthony.

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Saint Anthony’s Thrones

Saint Anthony has a throne, has a throne and isn’t king. Bringing back a tradition that originated in the 18th century and was revived by EGEAC and Museu de Lisboa – Santo António in 2015, we’re calling on everyone to create their own Throne of Saint Anthony. As long as it includes Saint Anthony, anything […]

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Multiple Artistic Visions of a Unique Cult

“A Arte da Terra” (art gallery and shop) came up with the theme: finding new inspirations on the cult of Saint Anthony. The results can be seen during the month of June, when guest artists and new creators are brought together in “Multiple Visions of a Unique Cult”.  

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The Trezena to Saint Anthony

The Trezena to Saint Anthony is believed to have originated in Bologna, Italy. It was the year 1617 when a lady in need of an important favour from the heavens appealed insistently to Saint Anthony over nine Tuesdays, fervently praying. With her prayers answered, her example was followed by others and it soon became a […]

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Fair of Santo Amaro

A celebration which is unique at the Festas de Lisboa, with the Hermitage as the backdrop. The Romaria de Santo Amaro brings together thousands of people at a lively fair. The music and dancing go hand in hand with sport and cultural activities during five days of festivities, where there’s no lack of concerts or […]

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Lisbon Pride Festival

Lisbon Pride Festival once again invites the city to participate in what is the biggest event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community in Portugal. The venue is Terreiro do Paço and the entertainment will be provided by several DJs and performers.

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Great Fair of Benfica

The Benfica Parish Council is once again joining up with several associations to organise the Great Fair which, beyond traditional seasonal snacks, will include a musical line-up featuring names such as Quim Barreiros (21st June), Matias Damásio (22nd June), Raquel Tavares and Sons do Minho (23rd June) and Jorge Palma (24th June).    

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Alvalade’s Fair of Saint Anthony

The fair returns to Alvalade, accompanied by basil and sardines. There’ll be dancing for the more traditional, but there’ll also be humour with Herman José’s “One (Her) Man Show” (8th June); the now customary family day, with a performance of O Recreio da Anita (10th June); the sounds of the 70s with the Abba Tribute […]

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Vila Berta Fair

A Fair that is already a fixture at the Festas de Lisboa and which this year is taking place at a face-lifted Vila Berta, with a restored tile façade. There’ll be sardines, basil and much more. 8 and 9 june Dance 10 june Kids Fair, from 4pm 11 june Fado vadio 12 june Live music […]

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Fair of the Navigators

A space dedicated to family fun, with an area designed with youngsters in mind: the Arrailito. With music ranging from traditional to jazz, there’ll be food and drink to please everyone. This year, in keeping with our Eco-Fair commitment (where recycling isn’t just valued, it’s encouraged), there’ll be reusable cups to reduce the use of […]

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Fairs in Lumiar

The Lumiar Parish Council is joining in the party, with fairs for the whole community. June 2nd Arraial 66 do Lumiar Rua Luís de Freitas Branco, 19h Organized by the Scouts, Arraial 66 will have music, food and lots of animation. June 9th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th Arraial do Paço Largo do Paço do […]

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Popular Fairs

The dance and the dances, the sardines and the bifanas (pork sandwiches), barbecued chouriço and caldo verde (cabbage soup), fado and traditional pop music are the common denominators on these days. The streets are transformed into one huge room, brightly decorated with gaudy colours, to celebrate the Santos Populares.   Alcântara Academia de Santo Amaro […]

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Lisbon Children’s Parade

The stage belongs to the youngest who, through the city’s different parish councils, join the Festas de Lisboa. Under the slogan of “Lisbon, City of Traditions”, the day will be filled with performances by various parade groups in the Praça do Império and, at the end, there’ll be a joint performance and parade in the […]

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Street Parade

With well-tuned voices and well-trained steps, groups from different Lisbon neighbourhoods make their way down the Avenida da Liberdade and the city gets all dressed up for what is the high point of the Festas de Lisboa. This year, Vasco Santana and the Canção de Lisboa (film) are the inspiration for the Grande Marcha (Big […]

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Hamlet

To dance or not to dance… That’s not a question… With Hamlet, Teatro Praga goes about discovering and acting out alternative theatrical “scenarios” for the history of Hamlet. Two actors tell Shakespeare’s story to children, guiding them (or perhaps distracting them) through the narrative and encouraging them to participate actively. Every day a new version […]

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If I Were…a Sculptor

Do you know the story of Saint Anthony? Have you ever thought about making a sculpture in his honour? This activity which will be divided into two parts: one at the Museu de Santo António (17th June), where you can get to know the saint’s story and start to design a sculpture inspired by it. […]

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Saint Anthony

What do we know about Saint Anthony? Who was he? What did he do? Find out the answers to these (and other) questions with the activities organised by the Museu de Lisboa – Santo António for the month of June, with everything from walking tours to books and games. On the 12th and 13th June, […]

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You see better from here!

This is an invitation to everyone (from the smallest to the oldest) to get to know the history of Theatre, from ancient Egypt to the present day. We’ll see and hear how it came about and grew. Find out what gets the public sitting down in a theatre and the different types of performances that […]

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Antiprincesas | Clarice Lispector

These are the stories of four inspiring women: Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector; Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Chilean writer and composer Violeta Parra and the Bolivian military leader of indigenous ancestry Juana Azurduy. In these stories there are no crowns or castles, but real women, who challenged the norm and revolutionised the world through literature, art […]

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Antiprincesas | Frida Kahlo (reprise)

These are the stories of four inspiring women: Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector; Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Chilean writer and composer Violeta Parra and the Bolivian military leader of indigenous ancestry Juana Azurduy. In these stories there are no crowns or castles, but real women, who challenged the norm and revolutionised the world through literature, art […]

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Micropoems to be read on Jupiter

When children play And I hear them playing Something in my soul begins to rejoice   The 130th anniversary of the birth of poet Fernando Pessoa is a cause for celebration. The Casa Fernando Pessoa association has put together a special programme with all ages in mind. Let’s celebrate!   Micropoems to be read on […]

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Theatre Visit

This visit is an invitation to the whole city; an opportunity to get to know the inside of our most recent cultural facility: an 18th century theatre which has been completely renovated by architect Graça Dias. Over the course of the day we’ll be revealing from the inside what can normally only be seen from […]

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Starry skies

Are all stars the same? What are moon craters like? Come and take a closer look at the sky in the company of researchers from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences.

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LU.CA, a new theatre for kids

A new municipal theatre has been born on the Calçada da Ajuda. With an eye on the future, and pushing harder to create new audiences for the arts, Lisbon now has a theatre which is exclusively dedicated to art programmes for youngsters. This space has a long history dating back to 1737 when it was […]

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You Are (not) Here

Thanks to Expo’98, the east section of Lisbon, which lay part abandoned, part frozen in time, was reborn with the creation of Parque das Nações, a city within a city. Photographer Bruno Portela was a privileged witness to one of the country’s greatest urban transformations. Few people have any idea of what inhabited the landscape […]

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Multimedia show and Olharapos

The setting of the canopy of the Portuguese National Pavilion, one of the most iconic buildings of Expo’98, will be transformed into a giant screen made of water, to relive the best moments of the Lisbon World Exposition. We’ll be returning to the past, in this initiative of Associação de Turismo de Lisboa with images from […]

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A árvore da Saturnália

The christian christmas is supposed to have its origins in the roman period. The romans celebrated a party dedicated to the Saturn god, during winter. We know today that there was even a tree, decorated in a peculiar way. Do you want to know more? Come and join us.

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They Were There Too

A journey that takes you from the Avenida da Liberdade, through a door, up a flight of stairs and ends in a former film previewing room brimming with women’s stories about their experiences during the Estado Novo dictatorship, the revolution of 25th April 1974 and the revolutionary process which followed it. Removed from history, at […]

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Al’Arido – Christmans Stories in the feminine

In this concert we report to the night of the pilgrimage of Joseph and Mary in search of welcome and warmth for the birth of the son of God; the pilgrimage of a people in search of a light, in search of a safe place. We tell, through music, the stories of several Marias hikers, […]

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World Christmas Trees

Legend tells us that it was German Ferdinand II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (husband of Queen Mary II) who brought the Christmas tree tradition to Portugal in the 19th century, although in some parts of the country they had already decorated pine and fir trees some centuries earlier. Join us on a journey around the […]

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The Ricercare Choir and the Youth Choir of the Universidade de Lisboa

The young voices of the Youth Choir of the Universidade de Lisboa are joining forces with the Ricercare Choir in a set which transports us to a magical Christmas scene. The two groups interact continuously, taking advantage of the talents of their singers and the different spaces of the venue (Igreja dos Navegantes) in a […]

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Eduardo Paniagua Ensemble

In the heart of the Laranjeiras neighbourhood, amongst criss-crossing express roads and buildings which reach up to the sky, there’s a hidden oasis: the Lisbon Ismaili Centre, a space that, almost 20 years ago opened its doors to the Ismaili Muslim community and whoever else wants to visit, though it remains unknown to many Lisbon […]

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Ensemble Bomtempo and Orquestra de Câmara do Conservatório Nacional

The Ensemble Bomtempo (students of the Escola Artística de Música do Conservatório Nacional) and the Orquestra de Câmara do Conservatório Nacional will perform a concert of the music of French composer Camillie Saint-Saëns, a child prodigy who, at the age of 10, gave his first concert and became an essential figure of the Romantic Era. […]

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Dançar o Natal

Have you heard the rumour that this year Father Christmas has given the reindeer a day off and is bringing the presents by aeroplane? If you refuse to believe it, then you’ll have to come and see his grand entrance at the Humberto Delgada Airport. On 14 December it’ll be as if he he’s just […]

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Orquestra Academica Metropolitana and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa Choir

The São Luiz Municipal Theatre opens the doors to Christmas with a concert by the Orquestra Académica Metropolitana (OAM) and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa Choir, with pieces by the renowned composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Mozart’s most well-known religious composition is, without doubt, Requiem, written in the last months of his […]

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Oriental Xmas

The aim of this celebration organised by the Hindu Community of Portugal is to invite everyone to celebrate Christmas in an original way. In addition to guided tours of the Radha Krishna Temple, the festivities will also include music, Bollywood-style dancing, balloon modelling and Indian cuisine. Since it opened in 1998, as well as being […]

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Ensemble Vox Angelis

The last concert of Ensemble Vox Angelis’ tour to mark the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fátima takes place on the holiday of the Immaculate Conception (Patroness of Portugal) at the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha, a classified national monument since 1910. The programme includes essential pieces from the canon of Mary-inspired music: […]

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Camerata Atlântica

At this concert, Camerata Atlântica, a project that has focussed on the sounds of Latin America, will be performing a selection of pieces composed by the great masters of European Baroque to celebrate the Christmas period. It will open with a tribute to the historic setting of the concert, which is said to be the […]

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The Musicians of the Tagus

Christian musical heritage is highly diverse. At this concert, the Músicos do Tejo focus on motets, a polyphonic musical style which arose in the 13th century in which different texts were used for each voice. This explains the origin of the name, which is derived from mot (“word” in French). The set concentrates on the […]

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Gospel Collective Choir

Perhaps it’s because of American films, but we can all clearly picture in our mind’s eye the gospel choirs that fill churches with music and rhythm, in upbeat celebrations of faith and hope. Although gospel can encompass various styles, all stem from the same root: the Christian music of the black community in the United […]

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Árvores de Natal do mundo!

Legend tells us that it was German Ferdinand II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (husband of Queen Mary II) who brought the Christmas tree tradition to Portugal in the 19th century, although in some parts of the country they had already decorated pine and fir trees some centuries earlier. Join us on a journey around the […]

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Baldaya Palace Opening

After long months of recovery work, this emblematic Benfica road building will be returned to the population. On September 1, 2 and 3, the opening of this new cultural space of the parish will be marked with various cultural activities, in a schedule that will take place during the three days in the gardens and […]

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Orquestra de Jazz do Hot Club de Portugal

Since 2011, Orquestra de Jazz do Hot Clube de Portugal (OJHCP) has been involved in a project based on the new music of Portuguese composers. Three years ago, OJHCP was challenged, along with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, to interpret the work of António Pinho Vargas, an essential name in contemporary Portuguese music. The result […]

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Andalucía Big Band

Andalucía Big Band (ABB) is a Seville-based jazz orchestra made up of musicians originating from different Andalusian provinces: Huelva, Cádiz, Seville and Málaga. It was formed with the aim of bringing jazz closer to the public, so they can get to know both traditional Big Band music and also the work of modern-day composers. For […]

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Big Band Júnior

Big Band Júnior is a jazz orchestra-school consisting of around 20 musicians aged between 12 and 17. It was founded in 2010, based on an original idea belonging to Alexandra Ávila Trindade and João Godinho and took form through a partnership between the Centro Cultural de Belém and Hot Clube de Portugal. BBJ aims to […]

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Big Band do Município da Nazaré

Big Band do Município da Nazaré (BBMN) was formed in 1999 and consists of a classic line-up. At this concert, the orchestra will perform a set based on the great jazz songs, immortalised by singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole which will reveal the full potential of their “resident” vocalist, Júlia Valentim. They will […]

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Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos

This unmissable concert brings together two of the most celebrated names in Portuguese music: the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and singer Manuela Azevedo. Over recent years the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos has been involved in a series of projects using vocalists originating from the most varied musical genres; from jazz (Dee Dee Bridgewater or singer […]

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LUME – Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble

Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (LUME) is a project by composer Marco Barroso whose aim is to provide a space for the expression of his music, in a particular orchestral context, with an affinity for the classic Big Band model. The group began in 2006 and includes some of the most experienced musicians of the Portuguese […]

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Sleeper

Sleeper is a science-fiction, satirical comedy by Woody Allen. Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) is a jazz musician who goes to a New York hospital for a small operation on an ulcer. But things don’t go as expected and Miles is frozen, only waking up 200 years later. As if this temporal upheaval was not enough, […]

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THX 1138

In a society of the future, human beings are kept to a strict routine, with great emotional control and lack of individualism, thanks to the obligatory use of drugs. THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) works at a factory producing android police officers and deals with radioactive material. The accuracy of his movements begins to fail when […]

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The Fifth Element

New York, 23rd Century. Every 5,000 years, the four natural elements are joined by a fifth element to fight the Forces of Evil. Land, Air, Water and Fire together are the engine of the universe, but an unknown 5th element also exists. An evil force, supported by Zorg (Gary Oldman), is keen to break this […]

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Akira

Based on a Japanese manga series of the same name, Akira is set in 2019, when a secret military plan puts the futuristic and cyber-punk city of New Tokyo at risk. As a result of this military experience, a member of a motorcycle gang turns into a psychopath with mental powers who is capable of […]

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Dark City

Released a year before the first film in the Matrix trilogy, Dark City anticipated much of the neo-noir atmosphere that would be popularised globally by the Wachowski brothers’ saga. John Murdoch wakes up in a hotel room suffering from amnesia and discovers a group of brutal killers are after him. Pursued by the police and […]

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Kiosquorama

Kiosquorama is a free and itinerant festival that began in the bandstands of Parisian gardens and spread to other European cities. This year, the fourth which embraces Lisbon, brings lots that is new: in addition to new musicians from the French music scene, there will also be performances by Portuguese musicians, a vinyl record market, […]

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Cristina Branco

Within a music genre with such conservative and traditionalist roots as fado, Cristina Branco always offers us an alternative. With an in-depth knowledge of the poets and poems that she interprets and performs, she is supported by wonderful composers and excellent musicians who accompany her and create a unique live aura. For this concert, she’s […]

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Cuca Roseta

Cuca Roseta is one of the most renowned vocalists of the new generation of fadistas. Following her successes at the Coliseu venues in Lisbon and Porto, this fadista returns to Lisbon and heads to the streets, at the Largo de São Carlos. For this concert, she will be joined by the Orquestra Ligeira do Exército […]

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Aldina Duarte

Aldina Duarte is considered one of the great personalities of contemporary fado, thanks to her artistic personality and unique interpretative ability. She’s had an intense career, with performances at Portugal’s main venues and important international festivals and shows. She came to fado after careers in journalism and radio and has two great passions: music and […]

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Come On & Dance

Swing Station, along with the Espaço Baião and Tradballs projects, invites the public to a summer’s evening celebrating the different rhythms that get us moving. With one DJ representing Swing, another for Forró and a third for Folk, the set is divided into three styles for each rhythm. If you don’t know the steps, you […]

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Swingin’ the Blues (solo)

An afternoon mixing Swing with the music of its roots: Blues. Before the dance, there’ll be open classes where everyone can learn the steps to Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues or Solo Vintage Jazz, Solo Blues and Tap. The classes are followed by a dance with two DJs where the public can dance using whichever […]

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Traditional Dances from around the World

At this workshop we’ll be exploring popular dances from around the world. The dances are many and varied, including European and Polynesian dances and the hot rhythms of Africa and Central America.

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Traditional European Dances

This workshop for dances of traditional European origin explores the repertoire of popular dances that are danced in folk balls At this workshop you’ll learn the dances of France, Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Spain, the Baltic States and Central Europe in a simple and fun way.

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Traditional Portuguese Dances

At this workshop, we’ll look at the country’s dances from north to south, which vary from region to region, taking us through round dancing, partner dancing and square dancing. Amongst many other dances, we will explore viras, chulas, fandangos, verdegaio, modas cantadas and corridinhos.

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Latin Dances

On this afternoon we will immerse ourselves in the heat of Latin dances: Salsa, Merengue and Bachata Salsa appeared in Havana cabarets in the 1940s. Merengue and Bachata are characteristics of the Dominican Republic.

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Danças Ibéricas

An afternoon spent dancing to the rhythms of nuestros hermanos, with Flamenco and Sevillanas. Despite being similar styles, they have particular features which distinguish them: in fact, the Sevillanas are often considered to be a more popular version of the Flamenco. It involves music, song and dance and, while it is particularly associated with the […]

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Danças Brasileiras

This dance is a journey to Portugal’s brother country, land of Samba, Forró and the tribal dances of Amazonia. Samba is a dance form originating from Rio de Janeiro, based on African ritual dances. Forró, another traditional Brazilian dance, is danced in pairs to the sound of various typically north-eastern beats.

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African Dances

These African dances are moving out of the discos and taking over the Jardim do Príncipe Real! Kizomba, Funaná, Kola Sanjon and African Tribal Dances will be setting the beat on an afternoon which promises to be red hot. Kizomba, a dance originating from Angola which has conquered Portuguese dance floors is a partner dance. […]

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Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

At this year’s Lisboa na Rua, we’ll be performing an excellent open-air concert that wouldn’t be out of place at any of the world’s great concert halls. The Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir, along with Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa’s Children’s Choir, will be performing Carmina Burana, by German Composer Carl Orff. The concert will take place […]

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Antiprincesas | Violeta Parra

At these story-time sessions for boys and girls we will get to know one of the protagonists of the Antiprincesas collection: Violeta Parra, a Chilean singer and composer who lived an extraordinary life and left an enormous legacy. Through the dramatised reading of her life, we will remember a flesh-and blood heroine, whose life was […]

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Zona Não Vigiada Festival

The Festival Zona Não Vigiada is back after two years. Once again it’s being programmed and produced by Filho Único and Casa Conveniente/Zona Não Vigiada, based in Zona J, in Chelas, where the event will take place. The introduction of a regular music festival in Casa Conveniente/Zona Não Vigiada’s programming reflects the self-evident importance of […]

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Marvila Days

Topias Urbanas is an opportunity to see the parish of Marvila in an unexpected way. It consists of three days of performances, walks, games and video projections, designed by a group of artists, architects and social scientists who, for a period of 10 months, spent time in the area and worked in close contact with some of its residents. […]

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Out Jazz (2017)

Tune the basses, get the saxophone and trumpets ready, sound the drums. OUT JAZZ is back for another summer of great music and entertainment. As usual, every Sunday the capital’s most beautiful parks will be taken over by music. Jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop are just some of the beats that will get Lisbon dancing […]

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Arroios Film Festival

Discussing inclusion through the universal language of cinema is the motto of the Arroios Film Festival. Back again with much that is new, it will be showing short films and will also include open-air cinema with lots of other activities going on too. The festival shows films without preconceptions, covering the beliefs, politics and cultures […]

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Vicente’17 do Silêncio dos Corvos, Animal Vicente

18h Inauguração e lançamento do livro 19h Vicente Branco Performance Vicente Branco is 17 years old. A self-taught dancer for five years and a professional for two, he is currently studying at the Balleteatro do Porto. He performs ballet, contemporary dance, popping, Hip Hop and Cunningham. He has performed in audiovisual dance projects and shows […]

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MuDança Festival

Festival MuDança has changed Alta de Lisboa, transforming an intervention project using music and dance into a shared stage open to cultural and artistic diversity which embraces the city. This year’s programme will allow you to experience traditional African dances, the dances of India, African and traditional Portuguese music, the sounds and dances of hip […]

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4th Lisbon Classic Car Parade

For a few hours, Avenida da Liberdade will take a journey back in time to the last century, thanks to the 4th Lisbon Classic Car Parade. With over 200 classic cars, it will begin with the sports cars of the 1910s and 1920s, with each decade represented by several examples, all belonging to private collectors. […]

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Open House Lisbon

Enter the most beautiful buildings in Lisbon without even knocking on the door during a weekend full of guided tours which are free and do not need to be booked. At Open House 2017, around 70 spaces will be revealed, from palaces to private homes and museums to ateliers. Get to know iconic buildings as […]

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Feira da Luz

The Feira da Luz, organised by the Carnide Parish Council, presents a vast, month-long cultural programme aimed at all the family. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there’ll be concerts. Among the invited acts are many well-known names in Portuguese music, with Mia Rose (2 Sept), Amor Electro (9 Sept) and Tiago Bettencourt (24 Sep) some […]

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Sons do Vale Olivais Street Food

Following two successful editions of the events Sons do Vale and Olivais Street Food, the Olivais Parish Council is this year promoting the “Sons do Vale Olivais Street Food”, a large cultural event that will take place over five days in Vale do Silêncio, the biggest green space in Olivais. It intends to be the […]

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Silence Festival

Festival Silêncio is back in 2017 to present the public with a programme in which every ones has a say. With a transdisciplinary and participative programme, Festival Silêncio celebrates the word as a vehicle for knowledge and an act of creation. Over four days, the word will cover different genres and languages, encouraging contact with […]

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3rd Edition of the Friends’ Party

The Salvador Association holds the 3rd edition of the Festa dos Amigos, an important social and sensitization initiative that has been promoted annually in different Gardens of Lisbon, and this year has a GREAT goal of raising funds to support Sandra Manuel who urgently needs Platform. The entire revenue from the event will go directly […]

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Popular Marches 2017: Parade on the Avenue

Features Marches: Marcha da Associação do Bairro dos Anjos (Leiria) Marcha da Rua da Cabine de Quarteira (Quarteira) Marcha da Associação Folclórica Cultural e Recreativa Verde Gaio de Lordosa (Viseu) Line up: Infantil “A Voz do Operário” Mercados Santa Casa Alfama Benfica Madragoa Alto do Pina Carnide Penha de França Campo de Ourique Bica Castelo Ajuda São Vicente Mouraria Santa […]

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Children’s Marches in Lisbon 2017

We have around 700 children marching, enhancing and strengthening children’s interest in and knowledge about their cultural heritage and the city’s popular culture.

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Fado no Castelo – Fado es Volver – Fado & Flamenco

Flamenco has passed from generation to generation orally and through performances among the community. Without ceasing to be music and poetry with popular roots, it could be said that flamenco is folklore elevated to the status of art, both for the uniqueness of its performance and the complexity of its music. In this show, fado […]

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Baila Comigo Lisboa

In the year that Lisbon is the Ibero-American Capital of Culture, we couldn’t fail to bring the joy and spirit of Latin music and dances to the Festas, transforming the Praça do Comércio into an enormous dance hall by the banks of the Tagus.  Two bands, a DJ, VJ, and dance schools will be on […]

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Brincar aos Fados

Children’s book launch. The illustrated book Brincar aos Fados presents an interpretation of Fado that is especially directed at the children’s imagination, inspired by the historic neighbourhoods of Lisbon.

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Lots of junk, little junk

In this play, the Querido couple, who is not accustomed to travelling, decide to go and see their niece Manuela. But before the trip they have to pack.  This is when the problems begin.

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The Public welcomes you

On this day in which “The public welcomes you” the theater will be taken symbolically by the participants of the project. They will open the doors and ensure the functioning of all the Theater.

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Colors in Motion

Mixing primary colours creates new colours.  In the same fashion, the ideas spawned by each colour awaken new ideas.  Workshop.

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The legend Of the Emperor WU TI

In a small theatre, an ancient legend is told about the origin of Chinese shadows. Shadow theatre and puppet-making workshop.

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Intrépido Silva

A circus show by José Ramos that attempts to include the audience in various juggling numbers and balancing.

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Let’s sardinhar

Family activity where we show the winning sardines from the 2017 international creativity contest and challenge each family to create its own sardine.

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Saint Anthony’s Selfie Paper

Starting at Museu de Lisboa – Santo António we invite you to discover Alfama and Mouraria and take the most typical selfie.

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2nd Solidarity Popular Fair (2017)

This local festivity aims to raise funds for the benefit of two social solidarity institutions.

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Navegantes Fair (2017)

The Navegantes Festival is a great place for family fun, with a dedicated kids’ area.

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Vila Berta Fair (2017)

In the traditional neighbourhood of Graça, every day, from late afternoon, there will be terraces full of grilled sardines, bifana sandwiches, beer, popular Portuguese music and dancing.

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Arraiais no Lumiar (2017)

An invitation to the entire resident and non-resident community to another animated local festivity.

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Santo António de Alvalade Fair (2017)

Suitable for families, the music at this local festivities is a break from traditional popular music, with nights dedicated to fado, funk, world music, and even children’s music.  

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Great Benfica Fair (2017)

As well as having food and drink areas that evoke the popular saints, the Great Benfica Festival also offers a musical programme split over two stages.

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Oliveira Fair (2017)

The Príncipe Real gardens are perhaps not the most obvious setting for a local festivity, but the delights of the Oliveira kiosk are the ultimate tradition in this part of the city.  

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The Thirteen Days of Devotion to Saint Anthony (2017)

1 junho 19h Luísa Amaro e Vítor de Sousa 2 junho 19h Coro Solemnis 3 junho 20h Miguel Ângelo 4 junho 18h Teresinha Ladeiro 5 junho 18h Marco Oliveira 6 junho 18h Madalena Palmeirim 7 junho 18h30 Ensemble Opus 28 8 junho 19h Bela Quarteto 9 junho 19h Vera Monteiro 10 junho 20h Ensemble Sacra […]

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Conference “Devotion to Saint Anthony in Portugal and Brazil”

A cult that has become global, the devotion to Saint Anthony is the main theme of this 3 day conference that includes documentaries and live music.

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Saint Anthony’s Thrones (2017)

This year, we once again invite the people of Lisbon (native and adopted) to recreate the tradition of Saint Anthony’s Thrones, which dates back to the 18th century, and which EGEAC and the Saint Anthony Museum recovered in 2015. The thrones will bwe exposed in a Street exhibition during two days in june.