Friday What’s Up Lisboa #60

Olápolola… It feels like spring is in town ! A little chilly spring still but let us absorb as much vitamine D as possible to overcome those winterblues. And if you are also wondering what is happening in this city, we made a little overview:

If you have any other suggestions for us, let us know here !

(Click on the picture to go the event page)


A collective exhibition of several Portuguese artists. Our friend Dirty Cop (Dirty & Blind) also joins, so you can definitely not miss out !

Saturday 18:00h – 20:00h / Sala d’Estar, Rua António Pedro 145C, Arroios.



A special celebration of 1 year Produções Incêndio @ Casa Independente. African beats, singer-songwriters, dj’s, a photographic exhibition… an eclectic mixture to please the senses in this multiculti neighbourhood and spark our artistic mind ! Catarina Munha, Chalo Correia and Carolina Viana.

Saturday 22:30h – 02:00h // Casa Independente @ Largo Intendente (entrance 6 euros)



  • LIMPEZA da Praia Fonte da Telha (CLEAN UP)

If you want to combine getting a tan, and make your contribution to the preservation of this wonderful planet, then this is YOUR moment ! It is the reality that sometimes hit hard to see how dirty we, people, can be. But there is also a bunch of people that happen to create awareness about this dirtiness. Join us coming Sunday at the big clean up of our beaches !

Sunday 10:30h – 13:00h // Beach Fonte da Telha (at the other side of the river)



A little different hotspot to finish the w’kend and fill your stomac well with (inter)national recipies is this covered market. A big mishmash of delicious local products as well as some healthy alternatives for vegetarians.

Every day from 10:00h // Rua Coelho da Rocha 104


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And don’t forget our open tour on Saturday @ 3pm (15h) @ Praça Luís Camões ! You can register here !

If you join any of these events, let us know with our #lisbonstreetarttours & #whatsuplisboa




A taste of local with: THE BAR

What a better name for a bar than “THE BAR” meaning “THE place to be”. Well today I will introduce you to our partner, Teresa Ruiz who owns this place.

With its laid back environment and chill vibes, people gather in this bar of Principe Real to enjoy a fresh beer or a great cocktail (Margaritas are a MUST try). Opened in April 2017, it is already a must-do in Lisbon. The owner will make sure you are having a good time and you will want to come back all the time!


We asked Teresa a few questions about her space and life in Lisbon:

What is THE BAR about?

I wanted people to be comfortable, to have a casual place, somewhere for people to hang out and drink great drinks in a relaxed cool setting. I also wanted to bring together two things I really love: neon and street art. Portugal has some amazing street artists and I wanted to use the bar to showcase that, I was also lucky enough to come in contact with one of the oldest Lisbon based neon crafts men, to handcraft the neon sign for the bar.

What is your typical customer?
It’s a good mix of locals and tourist, which is great. Everybody can feel comfortable at The Bar.
What are your personal hot spots of Lisbon?
I am a HUGE beach lover. Here are my favorites:
– São Pedro do Estoril
– São Joao do Estoril
– All Caparica Coast (Meco is my favorite)
– Guincho
As an Art fan, here are the places where I like to hangout:
– CCB: Centro Cultural de Belém
– Underdogs Gallery
– Gulbenkian Museum
My go-to places for eating in Lisbon:
– Taberna das Flores (Portuguese restaurant)
– Chutnify (Indian restaurant)
– Ramiro (Fish restaurant)
And my favorite nightlife places:
– The Lounge: Great night bar in Cais de Sodré.
– Incognito: Hidden club in São Bento.
– A Capela: Cosy bar in Bairro Alto with great music.
Go check it out for yourself:
Tv. Monte do Carmo 1,
1200-420 Lisboa


Friday What’s Up Lisboa #58

Olápolola !

We hope you all recovered well from the holidayseason ! If you still manage to struggle with a «ressaca» (pt. for hangover) try out some soft boiled egg along with a slize of lightly toasted bread ; )

Luckily that’s not really why we are writing to you. To start the first w’kend of 2018 with some good vibes, we want to suggest…

  • Festa de Reis | Ouro, Incenso e Birra

    No doubt that celebrating beer is a delicatesse everyone can learn to enjoy ! That is why different creative spaces, bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood of Marvila open their doors to a nice selection of local beers and performances. Check out the line-up by clicking on the pic !

    Saturday @ 14h-00h / on several locations in Marvila (Lisbon)


  • EDIS ONE solo exhibition « it makes sense »

A graffiti writer in heart and soul started experimenting with much more than just letters. This resulted in an incredible introspective multimedia approach to the contemporary street art scenerey.

Saturday @ 5pm (17h-20h) / Gallery Arte Periférica @ Centro Cultural de Belém LISBOA III

  • Don’t forget our very first open tour of 2018 lead by our new teammember Filipa, a Portuguese who lived and worked in different places around Europe ! You can register here !

  Saturday @ 3pm (15h) / Praça Luís Camões !


  • GOBI BEAR Live

A chill Sunday with this singer-songwriter from the North of Portugal. Eclectic sounds and soft voice to fill up a multiculti space !

Sunday @ 5pm (17h) / LARGO Café Estúdio at Largo Intendente


If you have any suggestions for us, let us know here !

If you join any of the above events, let us know with our #lisbonstreetarttours & #whatsuplisboa !



Lisbon’s Favorite Dog

BDog in Rego

BDog hangs out in pretty much every neighborhood in Lisbon. He’s up by the airport, down in Parque das Nações, over in Cais de Sodré, and in the quiet streets of Rego. BDog is a bright-eyed, tail-wagging cão, usually cheerful but sometimes rather skeptical. BDog seems to usually be a he, but is sometimes a she. He’s even occasionally a cat. I call him BDog, but I’m sure he goes by many names. A recent Instagram account, @lxdog, has dubbed him LxDog, and is attempting to “find all the #lxdogs in Lisbon.”



BDog is a character drawn by the Lisbon-based street artist Basta, hence the “B” that usually appears on his dog tag. Basta also often signs a “1418” near BDog, which I’ve yet to determine the significance of: the year João Gonçalves Zarco discovered Madeira? The year Nicolas Flamel died? A coffee shop in Plano, Texas? The European Commission Regulation concerning the export for recovery of certain waste? (Help me solve this mystery!)



Basta draws in a “ligne claire” style – useful for throwing up BDogs quickly and making a recognizable image that pops off the wall. And Basta’s dog is in good street art company: a stylized dog was one of Keith Haring’s signature images (both drawings below are by Haring). The joke, of course, is that like a dog leaving its scent around a city, Basta leaves BDog around Lisbon as his mark.



But instead of an unfortunate smell or squish under your shoe, BDog pops up here and there like a friendly face, a loyal companion who follows you around during the day. I think that’s why I enjoy seeing BDog so much – the image itself isn’t too complex, and it’s not outwardly political – but BDog’s constant presence around Lisbon makes you feel as if you live in a city where a faithful dog will greet you around every corner.



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Jane Olin-Ammentorp