Saturday 25 November 2017
PORTUGAL FIT: The biggest fitness event in Portugal is taking over Lisbon this weekend at Altice Arena, the old Meo Arena, in Parque das Nações. From fitness, to body-building, from group classes to cross fit training, there will be more than 100 activities waiting for you. And that’s not all, with the same ticket this year you also get to see the body-building competition (happening on Sunday) and the Manz Cross Games challenge. The two day pass for adults is €19 and the children pass is €14. Buy it here.
MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARD: You will be making 10 linoleum print Christmas cards. Learn this technique at Contraprova – Atelier de Gravura. The price is €20 with all the materials included. It starts at 9.30am. To book send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS MARKET GET ZEN: Handcrafted items, regional, gourmet and biological food, recycled products, workshops dedicated to wellness, healthy eating and even a space dedicated to children are some of the things you will be able to enjoy at the market. It starts at 10pm on Saturday and goes on until Sunday. It takes place in Palácio Pimenta. Details here.
MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENT CALENDAR: Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to make your own personalised advent calendar? Now is your chance. Take your children (+6) and learn different techniques as well as how to work with different materials. This workshop starts at 10am, lasts 3 hours and includes a coffee-break. Price is €35 for a child accompanied by an adult.
MAKE YOUR OWN 3D BENCH: From the idea to the concept, the drawing, the printing and the finishing touches. Make your own bench from scratch at this workshop. The course costs €90 and you can sign up using this email: email@example.com. More details here.
WRITE LETTERS AND SAVE LIVES: Join Amnesty International for this letter marathon where with your help and the help of other volunteers you will call for the end to human rights violations by sending letter appeals. The event is free and takes place at Village Underground Lisbon. Info here.
LEARN IRISH DANCING: This is a partnership between Irish Dance Portugal and the World Irish Dance Association. You will learn different dances, some of them traced back to the 1500’s. Classes will be running on Saturday and Sunday for adults and children older than 7. Details here.
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO: Also known as, Les Trocks, they’re “an American all-male drag ballet corps which parodies the conventions and clichés of romantic and classical ballet”. They are also “The funniest night you will ever have at the ballet.” – Sunday Times. Catch them at different sessions. Prices start at €15. Tickets here.
DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY: There are several parties happening in different clubs, bars and cafes in Lisbon. There’s the Worldwide Boogie party going on. BoomBox, the very talented and famous Ucranian band will be playing a fusion of rock, reggae, jazz, hip-hop and soul. And for some alternative tunes of the 70, 80, 90 and 00s pop up to Metropolis club.
Sunday 26 November
JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Make your own jewellery with resin at this workshop. Costs €70. The course is given at Fábrica Moderna. To sign up send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPROV BODY MOVEMENT CLASS: No shoes, loose clothes and don’t forget to take a bottle of water. Discover your body with this improvisation class. The course will be translated into English. Price: €5 To sign up send an email to email@example.com. Details of the event here.
REPAIR CAFÉ LISBOA: Carpenters, upholsterers and locksmiths of the Lisbon City Hall will be there to help you fix your stuff. May it be an appliance or a chair that is broken. This event celebrates the European Week for Waste Reduction. The event takes place here. Starts at 3pm. It’s free but you have to register. Send an email with your name and object you’re taking to firstname.lastname@example.org
DANCE YOUR SUNDAY BLUES AWAY: For some, Sunday is the day where you relax and stay at home, have a nice early dinner and go to bed preparing for the work week ahead. If you’re not one of those people then there’s always a party happening in Lisbon, dance your worries away at Bartô while you listen to Ginga à Milanesa. The party starts at 10.30pm here.