At the moment we have 25 degrees of sunshine, do I have to say more?? But next to that there is still lots to do, see, enjoy… I picked a few things, but if you want to see more, please visit ‘My Algarve’-website.
From Nov 5th until Nov 14th
Fair of Sao Martinho (St. Martin’s)
St. Martin’s Day is commonly known as a celebration of the maturation of the year’s wine, with this day traditionally the first time the new wine can be tasted. It is celebrated eating roast chestnuts. Friends and families, or even whole villages, get together for this Autumn season festival, which are known as magustos.
Once again Portimao continues the tradition by hosting the Fair of São Martinho a tradition since 1662. An open air affair which attracts people of all nationalities. An atmosphere not to be missed where the smell of chestnuts roasting hangs in the air.
Lots of stalls to choose from and a fun park. Portimão will be livened up for 10 days
First day opens at 4pm until mid-night
Every other day from 10am until mid-night
Jazz Club @ The Museum: I-Tento-Trio
After the Spanisch “fury” in October we whole-heartedly welcome a Trio from the Algarve: In-Tento-Trio. This trio was born in 2005, created by Fernando Pessanha a pianist in cooperation with João Melro on drums and Pedro Reis on bass.This band will play originals, a mixture of Jazz/Rock and Classical music.
Contact: 966 329 073
Price: 10 euros
Exhibition Amália Nossa Overview
This exhibition stems from the initiative taken by the publishers Tugaland to start a process of promoting and republishing part of the discography of the artist Amália Rodrigues. In parallel and following the same path, twelve young Portuguese artists were invited to make their contributions to a project reinterpreting these twelve themes based on key topics from the singer’s repertoire, in order to emphasise the contribution of the work of Amália Rodrigues as a structural influence on our contemporary cultural fabric.
Time: Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 17h00. Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Silves, Misericordia Church
Telephone: 00351 282 440 832/ 282 440 832
When: until 31 January 2011
Nov 13th Super Special –Autódromo Internacional of Algarve
Nov 14th Special competition in Monchique Mountains
Prize giving at Hotel Algarve, Praia da Rocha
Top skaters are expected from 32 countries – including world leaders such as Italy, Argentina, Spain, the United States and Germany – with the Portimão Arena playing host to over a thousand competitors between the 22nd of November and the 5th of December.
Tickets are on sale www.blueticket.pt