Culture

Cultura em Expansão is back as of 23rd November in two new locations in town

Starting on 23rd November, the "Cultura em Expansão" is back to two new venues and wit new timetables. All events are to take place in Passos Manuel and the Hard Club. The closing performance still features at Theatre Rivoli, with Blind Zero and the Orquestra Juvenil da Bonjóia. Also, to comply with the mandatory curfew, the performances’ schedule was altered and will start earlier than usual.

Porto/Post/Doc arrives tomorrow: catch it online or in-person

Porto/Post/Doc 2020 theme is alterations, a society that is forever changing the way things are perceived, be it on politics, economy, society and technology. This year’s edition is (rightfully) themed “A Cidade do Depois” ["The After City", free translation], and takes place between 20 and 29 November, in venues such as Rivoli, Passos Manuel, Porto Planetarium and Escola das Artes of the Universidade Católica. Programming is featured both online and in-person.

São João National Theatre debuts second in-house production during the centenary of its main building

The year 2020 marks the Centenary of the National Theatre São João (TNSJ) main building and this is the second in-house production that is delivered to mark this occasion. The performance “O Balcão”, staged by Nuno Cardoso, artistic director of the TNSJ follows the “Castro” performance, which debuted last March. “O Balcão” took to the stage on 17th November and will be staged until the 21st November.

Soares dos Reis National Museum offers free entry this weekend mornings under strict safety guidelines

Take time during the weekend mornings to visit the Soares dos Reis National Museum, located in Porto, a cultural equipment under the tutelage of the DGPC. This Saturday and Sunday mornings, visits are exceptionally free of charge, between 10am and 1pm, under the significant alterations to operating hours, due to the State of Emergency.

New circus takes to the stage at Campo Alegre

New circus aka contemporary circus are back to the stages of Theatre Campo Alegre to present “Mostra Estufa”, an initiative by Erva Daninha, jointly with Porto Municipal Theatre (TMP), from Thursday to Friday, on 19 and 20 November, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost seven euros and grant access to the three shows. Tickets are available online or at the Ticket boot of the Municipal theatre, at Rivoli and at Campo Alegre.

Piano enthusiasts can appreciate a playlist of Vianna da Motta best compositions, delivered by Porto Municipal Audio Room

The Fonoteca do Porto, aka Porto Audio Room shares its passion for music by according on Spotify a playlist of the best compositions by Portuguese piano player Vianna da Motta.

Miguel Bombarda district offers online entertainment over the weekend

The next edition of “Inaugurações Simultâneas” [“Simultaneous Inaugurations”, free translation], at the Miguel Bombarda arts district, scheduled for 14th November, is postponed for a new date: 17th November, when galleries are open to welcome visitors and the programme is on until January.