Last days of May with luxury programming at Mákina de Cena

A new cycle of programming and a concert with two of the biggest names in national jazz will mark this end of the month.

May is already in the final stretch, but Mákina de Cena still has many surprises reserved for this end of the month.

After 3 weeks at high speed, marked by the presence at the Mochila festival – with the premiere of Spotlight and with the successful replacement of Viagem ao Centro da Terra, which found a full and enthusiastic house at the LAMA BOX in Faro – as well as by another stage of the circulation of Samothrácias, this time at the António Silva Municipal Auditorium, in Cacém, at the invitation of Teatromosca; Mákina de Cena is preparing to end May in style.

The 27th of May marks the beginning of the new programming cycle promoted by Mákina de Cena. The Morning Sessions will bring – starting next Saturday and until the end of September – a lot of Theater and Jazz to Loulé. Next month, the theater will be the protagonist and this Algarve city will receive plays from different companies, coming from the most varied parts of the country. The shows, aimed mainly at families and children and young people, will take place in different locations, such as the Cloisters of the Espírito Santo Convent, the Cerca do Convento, the Municipal Market and the Casa da Mákina.

Literature, Alice in the Garden, by Teatromosca, kicks off this program, next Saturday, May 27th. With a double session at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, at Casa da Mákina, the show is free of charge, limited to the capacity of the room and prior reservation is advised via email:

Authored by Paulo Campos dos Reis and Filipe Araújo based on the famous novel «Alice no País das Maravilhas», by Lewis Carroll, Little Literature – Alice in the Garden, values the concept of garden, used as a poetic metaphor of «place of imagination». The host is, as in the novel, the character of the Rabbit, the protagonist’s «hare». The actors/readers are multiplied by two: two Lewis Carrolls, two Alices, two White Rabbits. There is also a timorous mouse, a phlegmatic caterpillar and an appetizing chocolate cake.

The very next day, Sunday, May 28th, at 6 pm, the MdC Jazz Club will receive a luxury duet composed by Zé Eduardo on double bass and João Paulo Esteves da Silva on piano, two names that do not need adjectives and that will bring us a intimate concert, guided by mastery and full of complicity and improvisation.

As usual, the show will take place at Casa da Mákina. Tickets cost 5 euros, and are subject to reservation by email to

The theatrical Reading Club will also return at the end of the month, with a date set for the 31st, Wednesday, at 9 pm. This time, coordination will be in charge of Luís Campião, a writer and playwright born in Portimão, distinguished with several national prizes and with published works, some of which have already been staged in Portugal and Brazil.

Mákina thus says goodbye to the month of May with a full schedule and the certainty that, in June, much will still be to come.