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Between December 1st and January 6th, the city of Portimão will transform itself into an authentic Christmas village, with the recreation of several attraction centers inspired by the festive season, aimed at the whole family. Under the motto “Portimão, Um Sonho de Natal”, 37 days of pure fantasy will be provided! Around 40 activities are planned, with 6 themed street parades and 28 shows in various emblematic places in the city, in which the Christmas spirit will especially touch the imagination of the little ones, with emphasis on the Casa do Pai Natal, the Ice Rink, the full-size Nativity scene, the Christmas Train or the colorful and joyful parades, among many other suggestions. Santa Claus arrives in Portimão from envoy On December 1st, at around 5 pm, the Arade River will serve as a backdrop for the opening of the festive program, when Santa Claus arrives at the Portimão pier on the “Moira”, a typical fishing vessel recently restored and museographed by the Museum of Portimão, accompanied by a musical band, Mãe Natal and musical elves. The complete program can be found at: www.portimaosonhodenatal.pt

PORTRAITS – ZOM-IN Over the next few weeks, the first part of an activity dedicated to celebrating the life and work of Jorge Silva Melo will be carried out. Multifaceted and transdisciplinary, his life and work are intertwined with theatre, with cinema, with Portuguese culture. Director, actor, filmmaker, critic, Jorge Silva Melo is one of the mainstays of Portuguese culture and it is about him that he will focus on the lens of our ZOOM IN. Starting with the documental work and the portraits he made of friends, contemporary Artists (his), materializing his exhibition in spaces of potential artistic creation, currently, in the Algarve. *sessions will be subject to spaces and current and future containment measures, so we ask for advance reservations to cineclubefaro@gmail.com  

The Municipality of Silves once again promotes another edition of Silves Alegria do Natal, which will animate Praça Al-Muthamid from December 6th to January 6th. A mini ferris wheel, a carousel and a train are some of the attractions that will fill the space with color, movement and lots of smiles. In addition to a Christmas stroll through the Christmas market and entertainment, families can also watch the entertainment “Santos da Casa”, as part of the municipality’s support for local artists (whose programming will be the target of opportune dissemination ). Admission is free. Additionally, and similarly to previous editions, the towns of Armação de Pêra and SB Messines also become centers of animation, with some scenic elements of the activity and the court, a photowall and a train from Natal, which will circulate, respectively, near the Fortaleza and the Municipal Gardens of the aforementioned locations. It should be noted that the realization of Silves Alegria do Natal, and the shows associated with it, complies with DGS guidelines. The Municipality of Silves invites everyone to pay attention to the local authority’s digital channels and to visit Silves in this Christmas joy.

Urban Art Exhibition Opening > November 27th at 6 pm Exhibition > 217 November to 31 December Location > LAC – Creative Activities Laboratory Opening hours > Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Guest Artists MUSTAD (PT) Huariu (PT) MFleming (PT) Tamara Alves (PT) LAC Curatorship LAC – Creative Activities Laboratory is a structure financed by the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for Arts and by the Municipality of Lagos. Sponsors: Tivoli Lagos, Tintas CIN Media Partners: RUA FM – Rádio Universitária do Algarve, Rádio Utopia

CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES – LAGOS 2021 December 1st to January 6th Location: Municipality of Lagos Org.: CM Lagos, Lagos em Forma, ACARAL, ZooLagos, local businesses and local associations Lagos is dressed in the colors, sounds and lights of Christmas to celebrate another festive season. The municipality proposes a series of activities and initiatives to promote Christmas values ​​with all the safety and comfort. Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Lagos! CHRISTMAS ANIMATION: ARRIVAL DO PAI NATAL, with animation by the Experimental Theater of Lagos “Os Piratas” December 4th | 3:00 pm Location: Praça do Infante FATHER CHRISTMAS HOUSE, CHRISTMAS INFLATABLES and ICE RIDE December 4th to 24th | Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, (December 24 closes at 6:00 pm) Location: Praça do Infante MUSICAL ANIMATION WITH STUDENTS FROM COLÉGIO BAMBINO November 27th and December 11th | 11:00 am Location: Gil Eanes Square ROUNDING ANIMATION December 11th and 18th | 11:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00 Location: Historic Center and Avenida Market ANIMAÇÃO MUSICAL, by the Sociedade Filarmónica Lacobrigense 1º de Maio December 11th and 18th | 11:00-13:00 Location: Santo Amaro Market JOSÉ CORTES’ crib […]

ANIMATION PROGRAM OF ALBUFEIRA NATAL day 17 17:00 to 21:00- Yellow Band – street entertainment 6 pm – Muzenza Capoeira Group 19h – SOUL Association Day 18 6 pm – Karate Demonstration – Algarve Shotokan Karate Center Association 7 pm – New Orchestra and Percussion Group of the Paderne Philharmonic Band 8 pm – Albufeira Folklore Group 19th day 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm- Yellow Band – street entertainment  

“As Cores da Viagem”, an exhibition of painting and drawing by António Carmo, invites us to a unique chromatic and poetic journey, resulting from his intense creative and pictorial work, revisiting places in the country and in the world, where Portuguese culture has passed. . It is itself a tribute to our people, customs, flavors, light, culture and our way of being in life and in the world. The matrix of his painting has everything to do with the Portuguese roots of his gaze and with this land bordered by the sea, with the designs stripped of artifice, with everyday figures of touching social density, with this solar country. We are faced with the configuration of a painting inspired by a memory of popular experiences, related to our cultural identity, moments that the movement of its colors and shapes transform into a prodigious plastic symphony. Exhibition until March 13, 2022.

The winning works of the 21st Photographic Race of Portimão – Special Edition “Hope” can be seen from December 10th, at 6 pm, at the Portimão Museum, in an initiative integrated in the celebrations of the City Day. With “HOPE” as the central theme divided into 4 themes: 1-Finally here, 2-Saudades this moment, 3-I see colors, many colors and 4- Happiness is this, this initiative sought to maintain, as in the 2020 edition, the collection of photographic testimonies for future memory, representing the impact of Covid-19 on the forms and solutions found by different communities, in its re-encounter with the “hope” of a desirable return to post-pandemic normality. The exhibition will run until April 24, 2022.

This Tuesday at 19:00h there is Jazz in the BLACK BOX of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão with students from the Professional Course of Jazz Instrumentalists at Escola da Bemposta. ➡ Admission is free [maximum capacity of 50 people]. We recall that, through the Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 157/2021 of November 27, as of December 1, public access to events began to depend on the PRESENTATION OF a valid COVID DIGITAL CERTIFICATE (vaccination, test, or recovery).  

The mythical Algarve band will be at the Cineteatro Louletano on December 14th, at 9 pm, in a closing concert for the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth in Faro (IPDJ). In partnership, the Municipality of Loulé and the IPDJ invite the Algarve band ENTRE ASPAS to mark this milestone of the IPDJ. It was precisely 30 years ago that ENTRE ASPAS, the iconic band in the Algarve music scene, was born with us, just as the Youth Center began to take its first steps. Today, it makes perfect sense to support emerging bands in a single concert. IPDJ and ENTRE ASPAS sponsor the new modern music projects made by young people from the Algarve to share the stage with them this evening: THE BLACK TEDDYS, MATEUS VERDE AND SAIDA DE EMERGÊNCIA, finalist projects of MÚSICA JA, IPDJ Algarve Modern Music Contest. 𝗗𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗖̧𝗔̃𝗢: 105 minutes 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗖̧𝗔̃𝗢 𝗘𝗧𝗔́𝗥𝗜𝗔: M/6 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗖̧𝗢: Free entry subject to ticket collection. More information: faro@ipdj.pt or by phone 289891820

Damien and his sister Mélanie lived a happy childhood, rocked by their parents’ militant commitments. Twenty years later, Damien lives a quiet life. To save one of his young Bahzad students, and his mother, from imminent expulsion from the territory, Damien convinces Mélanie, who has become a lawyer, his best friend Rudy and a group of friends to join him in his new bout. Together, they will break the law out of solidarity. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzug8FJSyao Duration: 100 minutes Price: Free entry