In addition to the activities at the Municipal Library and Cultural Center of Lagos, the main highlights are the return of the Festival of Discoveries and the Popular Marches this spring.

The Cultural Center of Lagos will close for works between May and October, but before this “pause”, many shows will take place, among which: “Two People and A Lonely Island” (AORCA, April 11) , “Ká S'Tamos de Novo” (Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lagos, April 13th to 15th), Revolutions (Questão Repetida, April 22nd), “Who saw you and who sees you – Tribute to Chico Buarque” (24 April), “Dance to Art” (Lagos Dance Association, April 28th and 29th), “C. Celeste and the First Virtue” (May 13) and “Orquestra de Jazz com Paula Oliveira” (May 14). In terms of exhibitions, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibitions “Ruy de Carvalho – Contados Portraits” (until April 15th), “Step by Step” (Pedro Correia, until May 6th), “D. Sebastião in the History of Lagos” (until May 6) and “Who saw you and who sees you – Homage to Chico Buarque” (April 24 to May 13).

Municipal Library

The Municipal Library of Lagos will also feature various activities for various age groups, highlighting some of its regular initiatives – “Chega de Saudade. Portugal Hoje.”, with Richard Zimler and Alexandre Quintanilha (April 15) and Francisco George (June 10), a new Reading Club dedicated to the theme “11 books, 11 women” with writer João Ricardo Pedro (April 23 , May 13th and June 10th), the 16th Festival of Italian Cinema (May 16th to 19th), “Conversas Soltas”, with Ana Mesquita (May 21st), “Out of the Current. Connect!”, with Tomás Adrião (27 May), and “Dialogues from the South: Happening in the South, about the South, with Landscapes to the South”, with Olinda Beja, Heduardo Kiesse and Luís d'Almeida (27 May ).


In terms of sports, the 1st edition of the Lagos Bike Adventure (April 14th to 16th), the 18th edition of the Terras do Infante Speed Skating Tournament (April 14th to 16th), the Veterans Tournament – Cidade de Lagos (Municipal Stadium, April 29th to 1st) and two more events of the international GC32 Racing Tour tournament in the city bay – Lagos Cup from June 21st to 25th and World Cup from July 10th to 14th.

Discoveries Festival

But this spring, all roads lead to an authentic journey to the times of the Discoveries and of D. Sebastião. Taking advantage of the 450th anniversary of Lagos becoming a City, this will be the theme of the 11th edition of the Discoveries Festival to be held at Praça do Infante and Jardim da Constitution from 4th to 7th May. Also returning are the Popular Marches that will see the Praça do Infante bathed in light, color and music, from the 10th to the 12th of June.

Also noteworthy in this new quarter is the 11th Festival Verão Azul, by casaBranca (April 6th to 8th at the Cultural Centre, LAC and Clube Artístico Lacobrigense), the Folar and Crafts Fair of Barão de São João (April 7th to 9th, April), the “Easter Oratory”, by Questão Repetida (Church of S. Sebastião, April 15), the Commemorations of April 25, 1974 and the XXXI Festival of Civil Bands by the Sociedade Filarmónica Lacobrigense 1.º de Maio ( June 3).

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