Top Things to Do in Lisbon This Week

Written By Lara Silva

Lisbon is a city full of unique experiences, particularly in the summer. This week brings about the start of August, a month filled with incredible cultural experiences.

If you’re looking for things to do in Lisbon this week, we have curated a list of the top activities and events that you must not miss this week. From a one-of-a-kind cinema night under the stars to a jazz music festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s take a look at things to do in Lisbon between July 31 and August 6.

Jazz em Agosto at Gulbenkian

This week marks the 39th edition of Jazz em Agosto, an outdoor jazz festival taking place in an open-air theater at the stunning Gulbenkian Foundation. This year’s edition is focused on the African-American origins of jazz and playing the rich rhythms of African sound.

There are concerts every day this week, ending on Sunday. From The Attic on Tuesday and Marta Warelis on Saturday, there are various performances to choose from.

 

Poolside cinema at the Sheraton

For a unique experience, head to the Sheraton Hotel for a poolside cinema, this year featuring a TV series edition. You will get to watch incredible shows by the pool, or even inside the people on a floating sofa if you prefer – popcorn included.

This cinema night will be happening every Thursday until September. For this week, the show selected is Prison Break (S1 E1, S4 E23, S4 E24). Other nights include Friends, Breaking Bad, Big Bang Theory, and more.

However, make sure to book your ticket in advance as this event is likely to sell out.

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Feira de Sant’Iago

A 40-minute drive from Lisbon, Feira de Sant’Iago is a great way to get away from the city and listen to some music. This is one of the largest “festas populares” in the south, a traditional Portuguese fair with handicraft stands, food stalls, entertainment, and incredible performances. 

Julinho KSD will be performing on Tuesday, Barbara Tinoco on Thursday, and Slow J on Saturday, as well as other artists. This event has free entrance.

English comedy night

If you’re a comedy fan who doesn’t speak Portuguese, there’s a comedy night for you this week. Head to O Bom O Mau e o Vilāo in Rua do Alecrim on Friday for a free night of comedy fun. Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts 30 minutes later. The show takes place in a picturesque cocktail bar in the center of Lisbon.

This show is donation based so you can pay what you wish. For the brave, there’s a similar event at the bar on Wednesday, except it’s an open mic night. 

Microphone. Photo by Bogomil Mihaylov (Unsplash)

End the week with Somersby Outjazz

Another free event and the perfect way to close off the week is Somersby Outjazz. From May to September, the most stunning green spaces of the city host Outjazz on Sundays, a musical event of all genres, including jazz, soul, funk, and hip-hop.

Outjazz runs from 5 pm to sunset, allowing you to dance until the sun goes down. People often also sit on the grass, having a drink and socializing. 

In August, Somersby Outjazz will take place in Parque Urbano do Jamor so Sunday will be the kick-off for this green space. The DJs performing will be OORT and Bruno G.

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