Concerts, art exhibitions and outdoor activities are among the dozens of events taking place in the Algarve in October.
The hugely popular Sagres Birdwatching Festival, which attracts scores of nature lovers to the western Algarve to enjoy everything from birdwatching and ringing to dolphin watching, hikes and workshops, started on October 1 and runs until tomorrow (October 5).
Music-wise, the cultural programme is headlined by Portuguese band Clã who will perform a concert on October 26 at Lagos Cultural Centre, while the Pedro Ruivo Foundation will bring the ‘Carmen’ opera to Faro’s Teatro das Figuras on October 27.
Theatre lovers also have something to look forward to, with the play ‘Morte de um Caixeiro Viajante’ depicting the USA in the 1940s due to be held at Portimão’s Tempo theatre on October 9 at 9.30pm, while ‘Cenas da Vida Conjugal’ brings together cinema and theatre into what promises to be a unique performance at the Cineteatro Louletano on October 30 at 9pm.
Other highlights include a dance show ‘And Still We Move’ at Teatro das Figuras in Faro on October 8 at 9.30pm, as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Arts (BoCA); an exhibition by Portuguese contemporary artist Aquilino Ferreira, entitled ‘IV Revolução Industrial’, on display until October 15 at the João Bailote municipal gallery in Albufeira; and ceramics exhibition ‘A Brincar com o Fogo’ by Adelaide Filipe at Lagos Cultural Centre until October 30.
The gastronomic route ‘Rota do Petisco’ continues until October 10. It sees several restaurants and eateries across the Algarve serving tapas-sized portions of delicious food.
Information on these and other events can be found in ‘Guia Algarve’, a guide in Portuguese and English launched every month detailing what is going on in the Algarve (click here). The physical guide is also distributed for free at Faro Airport, hotels, travel agencies, rent-a-cars and golf courses.