Whats on this week – Markets, Walks, Fairs and more…

Fairs – Friday 23 to Sunday 25: Festival of Crafts, Gastronomy and Folklore, at Castro Marim parking area, from 3pm. Tel 281 510 778.

July 24 to August 22: Book Fair, at Portimão riverside area, from 7.30pm to midnight.

Sunday 25: Mini Crafts Fairs, at Jardim das Palmeiras, Jardim da Alagoa and near the Castle, Tavira, from 7pm to 12.30am

July 23 to August 3: Book Fair, at Jardim do Coreto, Tavira.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25: Monthly Organic Produce Market, at Quinta dos Aromas, Tavira. Tel Luísa Candeias 967 021 504.

Friday 23 to Sunday 25: 21st Albufeira Craftwork Fair – lacework, wicker, shoes made from strips of woollen cloth, ceramics, weaving, decorative painting and musical entertainment, at Largo Eng. Duarte Pacheco, from 8pm to midnight. Tel 289 599 647.

Markets – Saturday 24: Loulé; São Brás de Alportel; Tunes

Sunday 25: Pereiro (Alcoutim); Rogil (Aljezur); Almancil; Santa Catarina (Tavira)

Monday 26: S.B. Messines

Wednesday 28: Quarteira

Thursday 29: Boliqueime

Sport – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25: Lagos Cup, at Lagos Bay, 12pm. Tel 282 762 256.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25: Canoeing, at Lagos Marina, 9am.

Until July 29: European Championship, organised by Guadiana Naval Association, at V.R. Stº António.

Exhibitions – 30th Algarve Photography Exhibition, at Portimão riverside area. Call 282 470 700. From July 24 to August 15.

Signs of Life – Exhibition of Moroccan Carpets, at Albufeira Municipal Gallery. Call 289 599 646. Until July 31.

‘Sapatos, Sapatinhos, Sapateiros’. An exhibition that tells the story of the evolution of shoes in Portugal, at Conservatório Regional do Algarve Maria Campina, Faro. Call 289 873 115. Until July 30.

Blank Canvas at Solar do Churrasco (The Ranch), in Vale do Lobo, from 11am to 9pm. Also with Jessica Dunn and Valérie Bornand. Until July 31.

‘The Discovery of Brazil’, at Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, Albufeira. Until July 31.

Medieval Scriptorium, at Loulé Sala Polivalente do Arquivo Histórico Municipal. Until July 31.

Bo de la Haye paintings, at Barringtons Galeria. Call 289 351 940. Until July 31.

Elsebeth Brüel paintings, at Estoril Casino. Until July 31.

Bruenjes Exhibit, at Armazém Regimental in Lagos. Call 919 909 762. Until July 31.

Mike Julian, at Barringtons Galeria. Call 289 351 940. July 31.

Carlos Barão paintings, at Vale do Lobo art gallery. Call 289 353 327. Until August 2.

Monks delight, at Convento de S. José in Lagoa. Call 282 380 434. Until August 4.

Wild Beauty – photographs by João Pedro Costa, at EMARP, Portimão. Week days, from 8.30am to 5pm. Tel 282 400 260. Until August 6.

Catherine Henke Art Exhibition, at the Galeria de Arte Vale do Lobo. Tel 289 353 327. From August 6 until October 4.

Joana Vasconcelos Sculptures, at Artadentro gallery, Faro. Call 289 802 754. Until August 7.

Exhibition of paintings by José Eliseu, at Galeria de Arte Praça do Mar, Quarteira. Until August 8.

Jessica Dunn Exhibition, at Quarteira Municipal Gallery. Tel 289 360 306 for more information. From August 14.

‘Design in Tavira – 10 Artists’, at House of Arts, Tavira, 9.30pm to 12.30am. Until August 20.

Joana Vasconcelos Sculptures, at TREM art gallery, Faro. Call 289 804 197 or 289 870 097. Until August 22.

‘Sea people’, at Pintor Samora Barros art gallery, Albufeira. Until August 31.

Jean-Marie Boomputte, at São Lourenço Cultural Centre. Call 289 395 475. Until September 2.

Alberto Carneiro and Costa Pinheiro, at Palácio da Galeria, Tavira. Call 281 320 500. Until September 11.

FIESA 2004 International Sand Sculpture Festival, near Pêra. Call 289 912 918. Until September 22.

Metal sculptures by Rui Silva, at Palm Properties Art Gallery, located on the Lagoa to Carvoeiro road, near Intermarché supermarket. Call 965 145 465. Until end of 2004.

‘Memories of a Convent’, at Convento de S. José, Lagoa. Call 282 380 434. Permanent exhibition.

Festivals – Friday 23: Festival of Algarvean Culture. Meeting of academic singing groups from the Algarve, at the Lagos Cultural Centre Auditorium, at 10pm. Tel 282 762 055.

Saturday 24: Folklore Festival, in Cachopo, at 9pm. Organised by Cachopo Songs Group Association

Saturday 24: Festival of Algarvian Culture. ‘FEL – Performance de Rua’ Street Theatre by Teatro Experimental de Lagos, at Praça Gil Eanes, at 10pm. Tel 282 762 055

Saturday 24: 2nd Tuning Festival. Customised cars, live music and entertainment, at Jardim de Vale Faro, Albufeira, from 9am to 7pm.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25: Festival of the Mountain, at Estorninhos (Tavira)

Walk – Saturday 24: “Discover Lagos’ 16th century Heritage” – Nocturnal Walks through the historical centre of Lagos. Meet by the Statue of Prince Henry, the Navigator, at 10pm. Tel 282 762 055.

Car boot sales – Saturday 24: Monte Gordo

Sunday 25: Lagoa; Barão de São João; Monchique; Olhão

Others – Saturday 24: Saturday Night Barbecue with Live Music, at Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra, at 7.30pm.

Monday 26: Parrot Show, at Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra, at 10pm.

Music – Friday 23: Festa do Tejo – Xutos e Pontapés; Dealema; Zedisa NEON Light; Yellow W Van. Tickets 13E to 25E.

Friday 23: The 10th International Jazz Festival of Loulé presents Jazz do Sul Quintet at the Castle. Concert starts at 10pm. Tel 289 415 860.

Friday 23 and Saturday 24: Jazz Evenings in Alvor, at the old fish market square, 10pm.

Friday 23: Mafalda Veiga in concert at Portimão riverside area, 10pm.

Saturday 24: Festa do Tejo – Clã; Loto; Mão Morta. Tickets 13E to 25E.

Saturday 24: The 10th International Jazz Festival of Loulé presents Kenny Barron Quintet with Stefon Harris at the Cerca do Convento do Espírito Santo. Concert starts at 10pm. Tel 289 415 860.

Saturday 24: Fado Night with Teresa Tapadas, at Cabanas Park Resort, in Cabanas de Tavira, at 10pm. Views over the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Tel 281 320 000.

Saturday 24: Jazz & Blues at Stevie Ray’s, Lagos – Vilma & Laerth, Brazilian Jazz, from 10.30pm to 1.30am. Tel 914 923 883/5.

Saturday 24: Algarve Orchestra at Albufeira Municipal Auditorium, 9.30pm. Tel 289 599 646.

Saturday 24: Gala by young amateur artists, at Largo da República, Luz

de Tavira.

Saturday 24: The Good Time Jazz Band playing music from the 20s and 30s, including Charlestons, Rags, Marches & Blues, at The Mariners, Portimão, at 9pm. Tel Ivor Jones 282 332 029.

Saturday 24: Tribute to Amália Rodrigues, at Film Theatre António Pinheiro, Tavira, at 9.15pm. Tel 281 322 452.

Sunday 25: Festa do Tejo – RAMP; Tara Perdida; Fronzie. Tickets 13E to 25E.

Sunday 25: Carlos Ponte – Music for Dancing, at Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra, at 9pm.

Monday 26: The Good Time Jazz Band playing music from the 20s and 30s, including Charlestons, Rags, Marches & Blues, at the Tivoli Hotel, Lagos, at 8.30pm. Tel Ivor Jones 282 332 029.

Tuesday 27: Laura – Karaoke Show, at the Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra

Wednesday 28: Accordions by Lagos Music Academy, at Lagos Cultural Centre, 10pm. Tel 282 762 055.

Wednesday 28: João Caracol – Music for Dancing, at the Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra, at 9pm.

Wednesday 28: Brisas Group performing at the Eng. Duarte Pacheco Square, Albufeira. Tel the Câmara on 289 599 500 for more details.

Thursday 29: ‘Ary dos Santos – Poems and Songs’ by Afonso Dias, at Fortress Ponta da Bandeira, 10pm. Tel 282 762 055.

Thursday 29: Singer Ilze, at the Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra, at 9pm.