Saturday 18 November
STREET ART TOURS: Lisbon is one of the top places in Europe to see street art. Go for a tour around the city and learn about the different styles and techniques. This is a name-your-own-price tour. It starts at 3pm. Book your spot here.
AN ESCAPE ROOM WITH LIVE ACTION: There’s a brand new escape room in Lisbon. It’s called Safarka Escape Room, it has 4 different sets for you to explore and most exciting of it all, actors interacting with you. The adventure, with a grade 7 difficulty level, starts at Samuel Nathan’s office. While he’s out you’ll have to find a way to get into the research lab. He will be home soon so you’ll have to be super quick and careful. The price is €75 and you can book 2 up to 5 people. The adventure takes up to 60 minutes to complete. Book it here.
MAKE A POP-UP BOOK: At this workshop, you will learn the basics of making a three-dimensional illustration pop up. By practising the basic concepts of paper engineering, folding, glueing and cutting paper. The course lasts 180 minutes, starts at 3pm, and it’s €18 per participant. Sign-up at email@example.com
LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR MAKE UP: Have you ever struggled with brushes, not knowing which ones to use for what? Or decided to buy foundation a few colours higher than you should be wearing? And what about that smoky eye effect? Can you do it without messing it up? Learn all the make-up trips with Sara Taborda at Metro Studio. 4 hours, €50, sign up here.
BRAZILIAN DANCE: The triangle, the drums and the accordion are the key elements of Forró, a type of music originally from Northeast Brasil. Couples hold each other tight, sometimes barefoot and move and spin at the rhythm of this happy dance. Entrance is free. The party starts at 8pm. The address is here.
Sunday 19 November
FARMERS MARKET: Try the regions’ best fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. Every Sunday, farmers descend to LX Lisbon with homemade bread, fresh vegetables, fruits, sausages, honey, compotes, all traditional and collected or made with love. Free entrance. Located here.
CHESTNUT ICE-CREAM: Taste the new chestnut ice cream at the best Italian ice cream store in Portugal: Santini. This particular flavour is a special edition and this weekend is your last chance to try it. Visit the Lisbon stores, there’s one in Belém and another in Chiado, and discover the many other original tastes they have available. If you’re feeling lazy you can always have it delivered to your home, you can order it here.
AQUA YOGA: Practice Kundalini Yoga in Campo de Ourique municipal pools. Movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting mantras are the main features of this style of yoga. Its goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. Starts at 12pm, price €3. Bookings: Luadiaterapias@gmail.com
DO THE SWING: Doesn’t matter if you already know this dance or if would like to learn it. Logradouro – Aromatic Grocery and Living Room welcomes all the swing enthusiasts for a night of dancing, drinking and eating at a unique place infused with the most exciting aromas offering liquors, wine, and delicacies such as goats’ cheese, smoked salmon, anchovies, cookies and crackers. It starts at 6pm. Free entrance. Details here.
WATCH MAD MAX: In the third instalment of the movie, Max (Mel Gibson) drifts into an evil town ruled by Turner. There he becomes a gladiator and gets dumped in the desert where he is rescued by a band of feral orphans who have been looking for help for years. Have fun watching this 1985 Australian, post-apocalyptic action-adventure film at Cine-Pop. Starts at 4pm, tickets are €4. The sessions are always in English.