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

 

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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.

Concerts in Lisbon in October

Concerts in Lisbon in October

PLAYING IN NOS ARENA

14th October – John Legend Darkness and Light Tour

John Legend in Lisbon

Tickets from: €39

Starting time: 8pm

Buy tickets here.

 

PLAYING IN COLISEU DE LISBOA

11th October – Bush 

Bush in Concert

Tickets from: €30

Starting time: 8:30pm

Buy tickets here.

17th October – Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth Tour

Tickets from: €28

Starting time: 8pm

Buy tickets here.

 

28th October – The National 

The National

Tickets from: Tickets are sold out in some websites but there are still some here or check on Facebook reselling ticket pages like this.

Starting time: 8pm

30th October – Metronomy

Tickets from: €26

Starting time: 9pm

Buy tickets here.

 

PLAYING IN CAMPO PEQUENO

28th October – Royal Blood

 

Prices From: €26

Starting Time: 8pm

Buy tickets here.

What To Do This Weekend in Lisbon: 15 to 17 September 2017

What To Do This Weekend in Lisbon: 15 to 17 September 2017

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All Weekend

The Lisbon Busking Festival starts Friday 15th September and will go on until Sunday on Largo do Intendente in Lisbon. Circus performers, jugglers, acrobats, clowns, puppeteers, living statues, improvised poetry, dance and theater, there will be something for everyone. It starts at 5pm on Friday but it goes on the whole weekend and it’s free. Performances will take place in Intendente, Chapitô or in the Mercado de Arroios. Find the program and more info here.

 

Go underground this weekend and take a guided tour of the Roman Galleries. They were discovered soon after the Great Earthquake of 1771 and consist of an intricate underground tunnel system built by the Romans in the 1st century AD. The Galleries only open once or twice a year because they’re usually flooded so this is your chance to see them. Sign up here for the very much coveted tickets, they cost €2. If they are sold out, don’t worry, tickets that aren’t collected become available again on the website so keep checking. Learn more about the galleries here.

Have you have wondered what it would be to go back to medieval times? Well, this is your chance, the Alameda Medieval Channel takes place under a military camp. There will be food, falconry shows, horse tournaments and so much more. Find out what’s in store here. Entrance is free.

Friday, 15 September

Belém Art Fest is a festival that gives you the chance to go inside the most beautiful, iconic monuments and museums in Belém and watch artists perform in their secluded, beautiful rooms. A day ticket costs €20 and it will also give you access to night guided museum tours. Tickets here and more info here.  If you’re not feeling musical you can visit the street food market in Jardins do Império. Entrance is free.

Party at Forró de São Bento. If you want to delve into the Brazilian culture nothing like trying to dance a little forró. Take a date or some friends and dance the night away in the Forró de São Bento. It’s free, it happens every Friday and it starts at 9pm. Sign up here.

Saturday, 16 September

If you’re already a fan or happen to be curious about Lucha Libre Mexicana, you can have a little fix if you visit the gardens of the Museu de Lisboa, and watch a real wrestling shown organized in partnership with WP Wrestling Portugal. Three combats and six fighters and all free on Saturday 16th. Entrance is free.

Queer Lisboa is the biggest LGBT film festival in Lisbon and will end on 23rd September. There will be lots of amazing films premiering and competing, short movies, documentaries, talks, and art. Discover the program here. Tickets can be bought at Cinema São Jorge.

Sunday, 17 September

If you like to party and you like to brunch, well this is the place to be this Sunday. Brunch Electronik happens in Tapada da Ajuda, one of the most beautiful botanic parks in Lisbon. There will be music with many Djs playing, sets start at 2pm and end at 22pm. There will be plenty of food trucks with delicious meals to have on the go while you finish your Sunday dancing away. Tickets go for €11 and children are welcome! More info and tickets here.

Online shopping in Portugal

Online shopping in Portugal

One of the things I miss most about the UK is how quick it used to be to order something online and have it delivered home or at the office the next day. In Portugal the alternatives to buying online tend to be a bit diminished, I wonder if it’s because people in Portugal dislike giving their credit card details online. Regardless of the motive, you must not despair, here’s some of the stores where you can order groceries, sports gear or even furniture. Some have free delivery, others charge a small fee.

FOR THE SPORTS FANATICS

SPORT ZONE

Either if you’re looking for sneakers, a backpack or gym apparel this is the place to go.

Free delivery when you order above €14,99.

DECATHLON 

This is another great option for home delivery when it comes to buying sports gear. The best part is that you can get things delivered at home for free when you make a purchase of more than €10.

NO MORE CARRYING GROCERY BAGS UPSTAIRS – SUPERMARKETS

JUMBO

This is one of my favorite supermarkets because it’s French which means it has loads of French cookies on offer, not as much as ELECLERC as I’ve recently discovered but still, there’s a great selection. So the catch is that you have to pay delivery, regardless of how much you buy.

Delivery will cost you a mere €5,90.

CONTINENTE

This is the biggest supermarket chain in Portugal and it sells anything from home decoration, to books, and to meat and vegetables.

Delivery prices start at €4,90.

FOR THE STYLISH BUYER ON A BUDGET

IKEA

Beautiful, modern designs at sometimes unbelievable prices. What’s not to like about this Swedish superstore?

Delivery is not cheap but if you live far from an IKEA or don’t own a car then this could be the perfect solution.

Prices for delivery start at €25.