The first weekend of May promises to be lively. The events will energise the city of Lisbon. Here are some of our suggestions. Make sure to write them down in your agenda!

1. Out Jazz 2016

Outjazz 2016 Lisboa

Imagem: Reprodução Rimas e Batidas

Out Jazz celebrates 10 years of existence and it emerges, once more, the city of Lisbon in all types of music, from jazz to soul, funk to hip-hop. A celebration of Portugal’s best music, sung in different places late in the afternoon, energising locals and tourists alike. Its first run was last Sunday, in the Torre de Belém garden. This became the festival’s stage every Sunday, for the entire month of May. Sundays, Out Jazz moves to Cascais, more specifically, to the Marechal Carmona park.

Free Entrance

More information here.

2. International Festival of the Iberian Mask

Fimi Lisboa 2016

                        Imagem: Reprodução Facebook Fimi 2016 

On its 11th edition, the International Festival of the Iberian Mask, will bring the downtown streets of the centre of Lisbon to live. The event occurs between the 5th and the 8th of May. The festival presents parades of groups of people from all regions of Portugal and Spain. It also incorporates workshops, gastronomy, handmade art, dancing, a ‘sample of the regions’ and music from the Iberian area.

Free entrance.

More information here.

3. Pátio da Cerveja – Lisbon Beer Fest

 Pátio da Cerveja Lisboa

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The festival dedicated to the beer lovers is about to open its 2nd edition. The Lisbon Beer Festival is an event dedicated to the handmade beer and it will take place between 6th and 8th of May in LX Factory. During the festival, 100 different handmade beers will be available for tasting.

Free entrance.

More information here.

4. Belém Art Fest – 6 and 7 of May 2016

Belém Art Fest - Lisboa

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Belém Art Fest occurs during the 6th and 7th of May. The event represents a mixture of national culture and music, dancing, workshops, gastronomy and various other activities. The festival takes place in different locations in Belém, such as the National Museum of Archaeology, the Jerónimos Monastery cloister, the Berardo Collection museum and the Praça do Comércio garden.

Price: 1 day – 15 euros / 2 days – 20 euros.

More information here.

5. Museu do Oriente

Museu do Oriente Lisboa

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The 8th is a lucky number in China, and that is why on the 8th of May the Oriente Museum celebrates its 8th anniversary. This week various events took place there, such as Japanese cinema sample, tematic visits, conferences, demonstrations and workshops.

Free entrance.

More information here.

Translation by Ioana Bota

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