Culture

“Porto”, directed by Gabe Klinger and produced by Jim Jarmusch, is now streaming on HBO

Originally titled "Porto, Mon Amour", the film “Porto” tells the story of two foreigners, American Jake and French Mati, who briefly meet in Porto and experience a short but intense intimate relation. The film is now available on HBO. “Porto”, by Gabe Klinger, had its world premiere in 2016. It has been screened in over 25 countries and won awards in Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.

Great evenings with the “Quarentena Cinéfila”! It will feel like going to the movies (almost!)

While health measures are in place, and cinema doors remain closed, it is still possible to connect movie theatres and audiences. Treat yourself a great evening with the film “Charlatan”, by Agnieszka Holland. The film is based in a true story and it is free, at Quarentena Cinéfila. Press play and enjoy!

MHNC-UP is tracking down the history of Covid-19 to pass it on to the future generation

The Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) is gathering materials and objects to tell the story of Covid-19 to future generations. Masks, ventilators, 3D printed face shields, research methods and results; these are but some of the features to be included in the “History of Covid-19”. The next step is to tell the story to the community.

Artists' impressions are painted on the walls! A guided tour by Porto.

These artists from Porto use their skills to create a unique and fascinating street landscape, one that is lovely to watch. Here is a glimpse of that street work, with the prospect of an in-person visit when lockdown measures thus allow it. Rafi die Erste and Godmess honour personal storytelling or the mule pannier, aka the water baskets, which is a folk tradition for carrying the pitchers by mule to fetch water.

Direct message: Womex’s Open Call for artists of different backgrounds. Submit a proposal now!

WOMEX Festival aka World Music Expo makes its absolute debut in Portugal, in the city of Porto, and it is inviting artists from the entire world to apply. Submit your work according to four categories: Showcase (concerts), Club (DJ sets), Films (documentaries on music) and Conferences. The deadline for applications is 16th April. See here for more information.

National Theatre São João concludes centennial celebration with online programming

The celebrations that mark the centennial anniversary of National Theatre São João (TNSJ) conclude on 6th and 7th March. The Theatre’s head office takes to the online stage “Waiting for Godot (En attendant Godot), a play by Samuel Beckett. Also, there will be talks, interviews, documentaries and other performances featured during these next two days.

Portuguese Photography Centre celebrates the 120th anniversary of Casa Alvão

Casa Alvão, an iconic establishment in the city of Porto, founded in Rua de Santa Catarina in 1901, celebrates its 120th anniversary. The Alvão Foundation collection, which covers three Portuguese political periods, namely the Monarchy, the Republic and the Estado Novo, was acquired by the Portuguese Photography Centre (CPF), which will mark the occasion with exhibitions, lectures and guided tours. On a monthly basis, the CPF offers insights on the Casa Alvão acquis on social media.

Steve Reich Highlights today and over the weekend, by TMP

Steve Reich Highlights, by Drumming Grupo de Percussão premieres on 5th March, at 9 pm, free on TMP Facebook and Youtube. It repeats on 6th and 7th March, at the SunBOL Live Streaming (available for 48h), with price tickets at 3.5 euros

Torre do Clérigos will be teaching history and telling stories! Curious already?

Starting on 4th March, until 1st August, the Torre dos Clérigos will provide online videos to share the most amazing facts and trivia with wannabe visitors and pretty much everyone interested in history and remembrance of historic times, as well as cultural, artistic, historical, political, technical and architectural heritage. Access is free and everyone is invited.

NOS Primavera Sound is back in June 2022: looking forward with optimism

The festival’s organisations announced today that NOS Primavera Sound 9th edition will be postponed, as it was in 2021, owing to the pandemic and to the resulting unpredictable times we live now, regarding the hosting of large events. The new date is set: June 2022.