In the next weeks, the Algarve will be very lively. Throughout the month of April a total of 150 presentations will be seen, relating to 35 events, ranging from music, dance, theater, cinema, literature to visual arts, performing arts, animation of heritage or gastronomy, among others. It is another full schedule of the ‘365 Algarve’ program, which aims to promote cultural spectacles during the low season in the region.
Tavira integrates the program with an event that promotes the fusion between the religious and architectural heritage of the churches and the musical heritage of various times. ‘Tavira – Heritage and Arts’ takes place in the Church of Mercy, dating from the Renaissance, on April 8 and 22, and at the Carmo Church, in rococo style, on Easter day, at ever different concerts.
Still in Tavira, but about theater, João Grosso presents ‘Paiaçu or Pai Grande, the Sermons of Father António Vieira’, in the Church of São Paulo, on the 9th. The ‘Carripana’, the street theater that goes to public, can be seen in Vila do Bispo from 7 to 9 April, in Faro from 22 to 24, and in Loulé from 29 April to 1 May.
Abril also marks the start of the Algarve International Music Festival, with seven concerts scheduled for this month: ‘Beethoven’ on the 6th, at the Great University of Algarve Auditorium, ‘French Modernism: Debussy & Poulenc’, on April 8, In the Cultural Center of Lagos, ‘Concerts Brandeburgueses’, to 21, in the Carmo Church in Tavira, ‘Mozart’s Sacred Music’, on the 23rd in the Main Church of Loulé, ‘Grandes Quartetos I e II’, on Municipal Auditorium of Lagoa, and 28 at the Pedro Ruivo Auditorium in Faro, and ‘Serenatas and Symphonies of the Chamber’, on the last day of the month, at the Igreja da Misericórdia in Faro. More information here.
An unexpected space to receive a musical performance is Hostel 1878, in Faro, which welcomes ‘O Gajo’ and his bell jar for a ‘Concert at Sunset’ on the 7th. And still on this day, ‘Morphosis’ project by Hugo Alves (trumpet ) And João Frade (accordion) can be seen at Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório in Silves.
The music is also rising with the 1st International Piano Festival of the Algarve with a rare four-handed concert, scheduled for the 8th, at the Municipal Theater of Portimão. On the same day, but on classical guitar, Verónika Kristófcsák works in Lagoa and, the next day, Paulo Galvão, works in Vila do Bispo, under the cycle ‘Guitars and Heritage’.
The festival ‘Encontros do DeVir – utopian cities, possible cities, international cities’ passes through São Brás de Alportel, on the 8th, Loulé, 15, Faro, 21, and Quarteira on April 29th. On World Dance Day, which marks April 29, the Municipal Library of Tavira receives performances that result from research workshops and choreographic creation with the Portuguese and foreign community.
The cinema, through the Video Lucem cycle, continues to go to the public. The Mother Church of Cabanas receives the film ‘Dos Deuses e dos Homens’ on the 6th, ‘Ato de Primavera’, by Manoel de Oliveira, can be seen the next day at the Misericórdia de Faro, and ‘Simão do Deserto’ by Luis Buñuel ‘is presented on the 22nd, in the Chapel of Grace, in the Fortress of Sagres.
On April 25, ‘MALA – Lagos Artists’ Show starts with a collective exhibition of the latest works by local artists, which can be seen at the Cultural Center. Jorge Jubilot presents ‘Portraits of the Ria’ on the beaches and islands of the Ria Formosa until the 30th. The Municipal Gallery of São Brás de Alportel receives ‘Journey to the Interior’, a photographic exhibition that exposes the other Algarve.
More information on these and other shows can be found on this page.