Music | dance

Until December 9 – “Sons D’Aquém Mar” Festival. 3rd Luz Church 5pm, free admission; 9th Lagos Igreja Sta. Maria 7pm, tickets €6. Tickets available from Ticketline and,

December 2 – Le Concert Spirituel by the Orquestra Clássica do Sul. Lagos Cultural Centre, 7pm. Tickets €6 available from the Cultural Centre and Ticketline

December 3 – Swinging Christmas by Orquestra Ligeira de Lagos. Lagos Cultural Centre, 9.30pm. Tickets €10. 282 770 450

December 4 – UHF | “It Could be Christmas” with the Lagos Youth Choir Group. Lagos Cultural Centre, 6pm. Tickets €10. 282 770 450

December 7 – Paulo Ribeiro | Musical entertainment at Viv’o Mercado, 5.30pm

Mondays – Free New Orleans Jazz concert with The Dixie Kings at Tivoli Hotel (behind the bus station).Open to all just drinks from the bar from 8pm.

December 4, 11, 18 – VilaNova | First edition of Monchique’s chamber music festival. The concerts will be held in churches of Monchique: 4th Igreja Matriz at 4pm with Michele Tomaz and Svetlana Bakushina; 11th Igreja da Misericórdia at 4pm with Savva Pereverzev and Katerina Nakuripova-Pereverzeva; 18th at Igreja do Pé da Cruz at 4pm with Svetlana Bakushina. Free admission. 282 912 871

December 2 – Music Recital at Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 5pm. Free admission

December 4 – Concert by the Rancho de Cantadores da Aldeia Nova de S.Bento and the Grupo Coral Adágio. Portimão Museum, 5pm. Free admission, with collection of tickets prior the concert

December 7 – “Cantar ao Menino” concert by the Portimão Choir Group. Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 5pm

Until December 9 – “Sons D’Aquém Mar” Festival 4th Porches Church 5pm, free admission; 8th Carlos do Carmo Auditorium in Lagoa 5pm, tickets 8; 27th Lagoa Quinta da Palmeirinha 5pm, free admission. Tickets from Ticketline and,

December 2, 3, 4 – Live Music at Café Inglês in Silves. 22nd Cory Sea & Luis Henrique at 8pm; 3rd Sara Afonso & Vitor Guerreiro at 8pm; 4th The Protons at 2pm

December 2 – Lado B (B side) presents A Garota Não. Pêra Pastoral Centre, 9.30pm. Tickets €10 available from, 282 440 800

December 4 – “Le Concert Spirituel” | Christmas Concert by the Orquestra Clássica do Sul. Messines Church, 6pm. Tickets €7.50. 282 440 800

December 8 – São Bernardo Ensemble | Christmas Classics Concert. Praça Al-Muthamid, 6pm. Free entry

December 8 – Casa do Povo de São Bartolomeu de Messines Drum Club. Praça Al-Muthamid, 3pm. Free

December 1 to 4 – Contrapeso Festival. 6 national premieres, 25 artists, 4 theatre shows, 3 jazz concerts, 1 comedy workshop, 1 open rehearsal and 1 multimedia exhibition, will take Loulé by storm. Tickets €5 | €10. For full programme visit

December 7 – “Toys Orchestra”. Teatro das Figuras, 3.30pm. Tickets €10. 289 888 110

Until December 30 – Portuguese Guitar Recital. Arco da Vila – Faro Tourist Office. Daily 30 minutes sessions(except Friday and Saturday), 12h00 – 15h00 – 16h30. Rua da Misericórdia, n8.

Ongoing – Fado at the Museum. Fri/Sat/Sun 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30. Faro Municipal Museum. 969 069 636

December 2 – Samba Fest with Nani Medeiros and Friends. Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14, from 6pm. Avenida da República, 14. 910 513 614

December 8 – Outras Vozes Choir. Mercado da Ribeira, 3pm

Until December 30 – Fado with History. Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm. Sat 3.15pm. Igreja da Misericórdia., 966 620 877