Weekend Musts #3

Ideas for your Cultural Agenda

Text by Porto Fashion Makers Team
Insights Weekend Musts
July 10, 2014 14:04

Primavera in Parque da Cidade

© Pretty Exquisite, Lais Pereira, @mjcarvalho, @gomez

Primavera Sound is finally here! On the comedown from last year’s biggest music festival in town, Porto is ready to go. Semi-renamed, NPS (NOS Primavera Sound) got the party going this Wednesday already, with free admission concerts at Jardim das Virtudes and Casa da Música. The festival, however, kickstarts today only, with Kendrick Lamar, one of today’s hip-hop favourite stars, in charge.  Four stages available and concerts overlapping makes decisions hard to make, but there will be something for everyone as NPS features both headline and new promising acts everyone would want to see live. Parque da Cidade is THE  perfect backdrop for the festival’s mood. Already a not-to-miss international event, there’s high expectations for this year’s edition!


Gil Vicente back to Guimarães

© Nuno Torres, Paul De Malsche

On the to-do list this weekend in Guimarães – going to the theatre. Named after Portugal’s national playwriter, Festivais Gil Vicente takes the city by storm from June 5 to 15. This edition revolves around a programme conceived having the unmissable names in the theatre scene at heart.  On this weekend, June 6, 22:00, at Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade,   musical play ‘Ozzzzz’, presented by a collective of young artists and directors, is a new take on ‘The wizard of Oz’. Saturday, June 7, 22:00 at Fábrica Asa, there is “Trashions”, written in 1978 by 2005 Nobel Literature Prize Harold Pinter and presented by the Belgian theatre company tg STAN. Stay tunned though, there’s more coming next week!


FITEI is back


FITEI, (Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica), now on its 37th edition and part of ‘Dancem!’, Teatro Nacional São João’s contemporary dance festival, ends next Saturday, June 7. We suggest ‘Landing!’, on June 6, 21:30 at TECA (Teatro Carlos Alberto), choreographed and directed by Né Barros and co-produced by Balleteatro company. Saturday, June 7, there’s ‘Édipo’, 21:30 at Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória by theatre company Chapitô. The festival closes with artistic intervention company PIA presenting the performance/installation ‘Passagem’ at Jardim da Cordoaria. Unmissable.