Things To Do This Week In Lisbon: 23-27 October 2017

Monday 23 October

Children Yoga: From 5.30pm to 7.30pm, children ages 1 to 5 will learn yoga and develop their physical, emotional and mental well being, through games and stories.  Parents can join too. The trial lesson is €15. Book this class here.

Ready, set, go: Organized by Decathlon, there’s a running club gathering every Monday at 7.30pm, right in front of the store. This activity is free, there are 5 different levels of training, depending on your level. The training starts in Avenida António Augusto Aguiar n. 29 and goes up to Parque Eduardo Sétimo. Event here.

Build your own piece of furniture: At this carpentry workshop, taking place in Volta, you will be able to make your own piece of furniture while learning about different types of wood, how to plan a project, amongst many other things. The workshop takes 3 hours, from 7pm to 10pm and it costs €30. For more info or if you want to book it go here.

Tuesday 24 October

Community lunch: Take one of your favourite homecooked meals to Impact Hub Lisbon and share your thoughts and favourite flavours with this community. Tim Leberecht, from House of Beautiful Business, will host this event where the focus will be technology and humanity. It’s from 1pm to 4pm, it’s free and you can take a friend. Info here.

Wim Wenders gets an award: The acclaimed filmmaker comes to Portugal to receive an award for all the work done to promote Europe and its history. If you’re a fan of the director known for movies like Buena Vista Social Club or Paris, Texas this is your chance to see him live and for free. More info here.

Wednesday 25 October

Rooftop Yoga: From 9am to 12pm at Jardim do Torel. Tickets cost €5 and it usually gets sold out. Book it here.

90s Celebration: If you’re up for a late night, remember the classics from the 90s at the best old school disco in town: Plateau. The party starts at 11.45pm and it goes until 6am. Ah and did I say women get 3 free drinks? Add your name to the guest list here.

Thursday 26 October

Do the Cha Cha: Try this open Cha Cha dance session for free. Take your partner or a friend and move to the rhythms of Cuba.  From 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Fábrica Braço de Prata. More info here.

Laughter Yoga: This type of yoga strengthens your immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress. Every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday 27 October

Dinner and guided tour to the mosque: [SOLD OUT] Take a guided tour with the Lisbon Mosque Sheik, David Munir, and have a traditional dinner while trying the best of Islamic cuisine.  The visit starts at 8.15pm and it costs €20, dinner is included in the price. Buy your tickets here.

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Things To Do This Weekend In Lisbon: 21-22 October 2017 – Children’s Edition

Things To Do This Weekend In Lisbon: 21-22 October 2017 – Children’s Edition

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MUSIC FOR BABIES: It happens every third Saturday of the month and each time there’s a special guest. Through songs and musical games, your kids will develop motor, cognitive and linguistic skills.  Starts at 4pm and ends at 5pm. For children from 9 months old to 4 years old. Price is €15 for one baby and two adults. Sign up.

COLLAGE CREATIVE WORKSHOP: Visit the new MAAT Museum (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) while your children enjoy this creative workshop making collages with different materials. Starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm. For ages 9 to 12 years old. €5 per child. 50% off for the second child. Get tickets.

LASER TAG: Looking for a unique experience, filled with adrenaline? Discover the biggest laser tag in Lisbon and Spain. When you enter the  300 m2 arena you’ll feel like you’ve entered another galaxy. Take your children and a group of their friends and have a fun adventure. Ticket prices start at €8 per game. Book your tickets here.

RIDE ON A BUS/BOAT: HIPPOtrip, is both a bus and a boat tour that will surely marvel your children. Driving in the Lisbon streets or plunging into the Tagus river, while learning interesting stories about the city, all without leaving their sits. Adults pay €25 and children and seniors €15. Tickets here.

SUNDAY

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR BABIES: Produced in the Children’s Lisbon Theatre, this play introduces children to Mozart through sounds, lights, shapes and a lot of sensorial experiences. You can see a small teaser here. The play is for children aged 6 months to 4 years old. Sessions start at 11am and a family ticket is €20. Get tickets.

COOKING WITH SOLAR ENERGY: Learn how to cook a pizza and even a sweet apple dessert with solar energy. The class happens in São Pedro do Estoril, 20 minutes train ride from Lisbon. From 11th to 17th and it’s free. More info here.

BOUNCE: Jump, jump, jump, jump around. Have a fun Sunday jumping around with your children at Bounce. A complex filled with 100 trampolines. For children aged 3 and above. Prices: €10 for the first session and €8 for the next ones. More info here.

THE TROUBADOR, A PUPPET OPERA: An opera, that’s also a love story told with masterfully done puppetry. You can find some samples of the Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & figli work here. The music is from Giuseppe Verdi, the opera is in Italian but with Portuguese subtitles. Sunday at 4pm in Teatro Trindade (there are tickets for this Friday and Saturday at 8pm if you prefer). Tickets start at €10, they also sell family packages. Ages 6 and above. Tickets here.

 

Escape room – Saw – The review

Escape room – Saw – The review

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I love immersive experiences. In London, I went crazy with Secret Cinema, Future Cinema, Edible Cinema and different types of immersive theatre. And in the midst of all this, I also had to try escape rooms.

jigsaw escape roomAfter trying one escape room when I lived in London, which I loved, and another one in Lisbon when I first arrived, which I found lacklustre, I kind of forgot about it all until some friends invited me to go again. This time I tried a franchise: Saw from Escape Game Over and I really liked it. We were taken blindfolded into a room and were then handcuffed to a pipe or a chair or something in the set. Once the door closed we could take the blindfolds and from then on we had 60 minutes to free ourselves.

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I won’t go into details because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I have to say it was great fun and scary, after all, we were ‘reliving’ the Saw experience and we even got to see Jigsaw. The set was very realistic and impressive. In terms of gimmicks, there weren’t as many as in London. In here most of the challenges involved opening a padlock first which isn’t to say it wasn’t fun. I was genuinely scared in some parts and time passed too quickly although we did manage to escape around the 51-minute mark. As for everything else, the waiting room is quite cosy, there are free coffee, water and even some candy. The people working there were really nice and fun. As for the location, Bairro Alto, it couldn’t get any better!

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Would I go back again? For sure. They’re potentially opening two new rooms, one being themed after Game of Thrones!

Regarding the price, it was €13.50 per person, we were 6 so it was pretty reasonable.

You can book your tickets here.

Ready for some magical time in the lights festival this weekend?

Ready for some magical time in the lights festival this weekend?

If you have to choose only one thing to do this weekend, then you have to come to the Lumina Festival in Cascais.

I’ve been every year since I’ve moved to this area and it’s really amazing. Every corner of Cascais will have different light installations, video-projections, luminous sculptures, interactive displays and not only that, they will also have music and street art performances plus food stalls with Belgium cuisine, this years’ invited country.

If you’re in Lisbon, remember, you’re just a mere 20km away from Cascais and there’s a special promotion with train tickets going for €2 return after 7pm so, no excuses. The festival starts today, 22nd September and ends 24th September. The best of it all is that it’s free! Perfect for a family outing.

For more information visit Lumina Light’s Festival website.

Entrance: Free
Time: Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th – 20:00 to 24:00

 

Body food dinner in Lisbon tomorrow?

Body food dinner in Lisbon tomorrow?

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A little appetizer in Maria’s belly button, the main course just under Ana’s right breast and what about dessert? Should we have it on Bruno’s left thigh? This could just be the sexiest most delicious dinner in the whole of Lisbon tomorrow, 22 September. Organized by events company Grand’Ideia, this is the third installment of the very successful Body Food experience inspired by the ambiance of the movie Eyes Wide Shut. Dinner will be served under candlelights, on the naked bodies of both male and female models.

If you’re interested there are still some places left and all you have to do is either book your table on this page or talk to the event organizers on Facebook. The dinner will cost €45 euros per person and it’s only for ages above 18. Upon booking, you will get a password which will lead you to this world of sexy and tasty delights.
Time: 22 September, 9pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Address: Casa do Chef, Avenida de Berlim, 35 A, Lisboa, 1800-033 Lisboa

Michelin Star Cocktails in Lisbon

Michelin Star Cocktails in Lisbon

 

In case you were wondering where to have the best cocktails next time you’re visiting Lisbon, take out your phone and write down this on your notes: “Red Frog” in Rua do Salitre. This award-winning bar serves the most brilliant, original and tasty cocktails you will ever try and it’s still a bit of a hidden gem in Lisbon.

Red Frog is a speakeasy bar, inspired by the prohibition bars in America, and it aims to take you on a trip throughout different decades starting in the 19th century and ending in the 90s. The award is given, every year, by The 50 Best Bars in the World Academy and the voters, from around the world, are a selection of the best 500 drink experts.

Address: Rua do Salitre 5A

Telephone: 215 831 120

Hours: open every day from 6pm. Closed on Sundays.