Weekend Musts #2

Ideas for your Cultural Agenda

Text by Porto Fashion Makers Team
Insights Weekend Musts
July 10, 2014 13:21

Serralves non-stop

© Miguel Silva Rocha

Early June in Porto means only one thing: festivals. “Serralves em Festa” kickstarts it, and this year’s motto is ‘Common ground’, which showcases the festival’s collaborative and communitarian traits. 40 hours non-stop - trouble is having to pick. Here are a few highligts: Saturday, 22:00, Smashed, contemporary circus piece; same time, different place, and in partnership with label Lovers & Lollypops, Dreamweapon, a national new wave psychedelic band. Sunday, 18:00 and 22:00,  Brazialian choreographer Lia Rodrigues  presents her new play, “Pindorama”, and at 19:30 we suggest Sun Ra Arkestra’s American jazz. Out and about in the city centre, there’s “Track”, visual artist Graeme Miller’s new performance .




May 30th, and 18 years upon its first edition in 1996, yet another Dancem! takes off at Teatro Nacional de São João (TNSJ). The contemporary dance festival has two of its first sessions scheduled for this weekend - Paulo Ribeiro’s “Sem um Tu Não Pode Haver um Eu”, Friday 30th at 21:30; Tânia Carvalho’s “Como é que Eu Vou Fazer Isto?”  and Olga Roriz’s “Bits & Pieces”, Saturday 31st at 21:30. The festival extends into the following weekend with three more shows: Landing – June 5 and 6, 21:30 at TECA, “Fica no Singelo” – June 6 and 7,  21:30 at TNSJ and “Baile” – June 7,  23:00, also at TNSJ.


Film night

© A Mãe e o Mar, Porto/Post/Doc

Porto/Post/Doc, Porto’s new documentary cinema festival, taking place December 2014 for the first time, gets under way with its programme this Friday, the 30th, showing  ‘A Mãe e o Mar’ at Passos Manuel. Set for 21:30, Gonçalo Tocha, its director, will be attending. The feature film tells us the story of the ‘fishing’ women in Vila Chã. The documentary was shot as part of  Estaleiro, Festival de Curtas de Vila do Conde’s training programme, and the filming crew consisted of young graduate students from Porto’s film schools. The after-party takes place past midnight at Passos.  Djs Gonçalo “Rubi” Tocha, Kitten, Sérgio Gomes e Monsta Sounds will be rocking the night.