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Carpentry of São Lázaro, Friday and Saturday, from 17:00 to 3:00. 10 euros (one day) and 15 (two days)

To celebrate with a clear view: street food stalls from independent and local brands, performances, exhibition of contemporary art pieces and a DJ Sets program that promises to give sound to the three floors. The Festa Night Stories occupies the Carpintarias de São Lázaro in its second edition, aimed at exploring the transdisciplinary aspect of this cultural stronghold overlooking the Castle. The program starts in the late afternoon and lasts after midnight. It’s grabbing the ticket(s).

Music and other pretexts to party, from top to bottom in this address © DR

Madame Bo, Rua Maestro Pedro de Freitas Branco 26B, Lisbon. Saturday, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. *up to 8 dumplings of random flavors are offered per person

To trade candles for food: it’s not that a cake goes wrong on a birthday, but if you prefer savory foods, you’ll like this alternative idea. Madame Bo blows out the two life candles with an offer of up to eight dumplings. That’s right. Just show up at Príncipe Real between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm this Saturday, where, in order of arrival, you can taste the different varieties of this Asian delicacy in the grab and go space. But there’s more: to extend the festivities for other days, there’s always the All You Can Dumpling Menu, available from Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 14:30, for just 14.90 euros.

A random assortment of dumplings for this Asian Madame’s second birthday © Madame Bo

Ateneu do Porto, Rua de Passos Manuel, 44. From Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am and 3 pm. 6 euros

To appreciate a rarity: if you’d rather watch books than read them, this program might be for you. First printed in 1572, in the workshops of António Gonçalves, in Lisbon, the masterpiece by Luís Vaz de Camões was acquired in 1904 by the Ateneu Comercial do Porto for 170 thousand reis (the equivalent of 75 cents). Evocative of the Portuguese Discoveries, it is one of the attractions of guided tours through the vast cultural heritage of the ACP, by the hand of historian and researcher Manuel de Sousa. It should be remembered that among public, private and private libraries, there are only 34 copies left in the world of this work.

The visit to the Ateneu is led by historian and researcher Manuel de Sousa © DR


Former S. Roque Pier 83, Aveiro. Every day, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

With no change in prices, at Salpoente, opposite the Ria de Aveiro, the stars continue to be the two tasting menus, created by Duarte Eira, the restaurant’s executive chef since 2013. But there are new features in the spring-summer menu of the space where There used to be two salt warehouses, recovered and transformed. The menu “Discovering the Products of the Region” keeps the already classic taco and loaf present together with Cod as a fish dish on the menu. The turbot returns to the table, the interpretation of monkfish and shrimp pasta is new and Ria’s secrets and cockles promise to generate new fans. The dessert uses soft eggs, but with a final twist that invites you to combine it with a spinach and raspberry cake. The vegetarian tasting menu has several new dishes, such as the stuffed beetroot tortellinis.

Secrets and cockles of the Ria © Salpoente

Fiartil, Estoril, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm. 3 euros

To try not to lose my mind: already almost as obligatory in the calendar as the seasons themselves, Maria Guedes’ market, aka Stylista, is back on the Fiartil scene. Between unavoidable repeats and new entries in the attendance list, it will be difficult to leave the space with a completely empty spring shopping cart. You can reserve space for @coolet_concept models, @addwater_beachwear swimwear, @mustique__ prints, or @siennainspo news.

Inedit design is one of the brands present © Stylista

Invictus Cruises

To say “a day is not days”: catering on board, drinks, transfers, SUP boards… etc. At Invictus Cruises, a new luxury nautical tourism project in the Douro, there are several program proposals, including a tailor-made journey for each client. A two-hour boat ride with the Porto scenery in the background can be around 480 euros, but it goes without saying that the experience is premium. By the way, count on a new model that debuts over the Douro waters, so you can enjoy the landscape in style, in this partnership with the Italian brand Invictus Yacht. Fun fact: 22 serial units are planned to be built around the world; of these, only 17 have actually been produced and only one is in Portugal, at Douro Marina.

Choose the mode and enjoy the best of the Douro landscape © Invictus Cruises

Different spaces at Parques de Sintra

To anticipate Easter and win a prize: the challenge is a “Monumental Egg Hunt”, to be undertaken in the National Palaces of Sintra and Queluz, in the Convento dos Capuchos and in the Park and Palace of Monserrate — and note that the game at these addresses in Parques de Sintra is entitled to a reward . Between the 1st and 17th of April, just visit three of these monuments, find the eggs and take a picture next to each one. Later? It is to show up at the fourth location of your choice, show the three images and enter without paying, since entry is offered.

Monserrate Palace © PSML_EMIGUS

Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium. Friday at 21:00 and Saturday at 19:00. from 20 euros

To listen to the present at the center of musical discourse: in 2017, Frenchwoman Marie-Eve Signeyrole staged the production “O Monstro no Labyrinth” at Gulbenkian Música. Arriving in 2022, the theme of the migratory crisis intersects with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in the show that it brings to the Grand Auditorium. Conducted by conductor Ben Glassberg, Orquestra Gulbenkian joins clarinetist and composer YOM, crossing reality with fiction. Transdisciplinary, “Baby Doll” premiered at the Philharmonie de Paris and begins by evoking in the title the saga of Houria, a young woman from Eritrea who hid a doll under her clothes to pretend she was pregnant and try to protect herself from violence while trying to reach a safe place. On stage, performers and dancers Annie Hanauer, Stencia Yambogaza and Tarek Aït Meddour bring real events to life.

Marie-Eve Signeyrole stages this show on her return to Gulbenkian © Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Stock Exchange Palace, Porto. Friday and Saturday, from 15:00 to 21:00, and Sunday from 15:00 to 19:00. 22 euros

To count a good thousand labels: the Essência do Vinho event reaches its 18th edition, for an adult tasting — and above all many wine tastings. The numbers speak for themselves: four days (which certainly started this Thursday and runs until Sunday), and more than 4,000 wines represented by 400 producers, national and foreign, to which an intense parallel program of activities is added. . In addition to the open tasting with producers, visitors to Essência do Vinho – Porto will be able to sign up for a set of actions that include thematic tastings, conversations about wine and wine/gastronomy pairings. The best thing is to consult the program so as not to miss a single drop.

There are wines at Palácio da Bolsa and many side activities during the weekend © DR

In more than 30 restaurants in Setúbal, between April 1st and 10th

For a belly-up on the edge of Sado (and take a break from the cuttlefish): It’s one of those cases of absolute love or total rejection. If you belong to the first category, know that Setúbal celebrates the oyster for the next few days. The week dedicated to this delicacy reveals itself in different ways, with special menus in more than 30 restaurants. In addition to the traditional confections of the famous mollusc characteristic of the Sado Estuary, you can count on more risky proposals. Examples? Casa do Peixe suggests oysters with vinaigrette and honey muscatel, Xtoria promises creative oysters, and Sem Horas bets on ceviche. If you prefer to stay in Lisbon, you can stop by Belém this Friday, where a special promotion is taking place: between 11:00 am and 7:30 pm, oysters from regional producers in Setúbal will be sold in the foodtruck Ostras Sobre Rodas.

Natural or in a more daring way, there are oysters for every stomach © iStock

Alameda Shop and Spot, Porto. Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 10 pm

To see how the fashions are: Alameda Market is back at the Alameda Shop & Sport space, opening this weekend (and also next), with a batch of fashion, accessories and decoration items. For the days ahead, check out the latest from Dressing Outlet, Bubblepicks, Coisas de Cor and the Pokole Store. Maria Carrossel brings childcare with exclusive items for children, Ikas Babikas a series of children’s dolls, Twenty Nine Design bets on jewelry, and Partner in Cream presents vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics.

A market to see what’s new in different brands © Alameda Market

Livraria Lello, Rua das Carmelitas, 144, Porto. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm.

To appreciate the most precious jewels in this house: it’s called Gemma and it’s the new space dedicated to rare books, first editions, luxury books and object books, a privileged place, therefore, for those who like to invest in the subject in depth. The setting is that of the one that usually bears the title of “most beautiful bookstore in the world”, and which here also has exhibitions, such as the one that brings together part of the collection of Coimbra Editora and Brazenhead Books (the “last pirate bookstore in New York”), two iconic references that take on a new lease of life here. Useful information? Access to this new space within Lello is by prior appointment (limited to 50 people/day) and subject to confirmation by the bookstore, and those who visit it will have personalized support.

There is a new space to discover in historic Lello © Livraria Lello

“It’s never Saturday again” is a heading that brings together the best suggestions for enjoying the weekend.

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