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What you can't miss this weekend in Matosinhos

Get to know the suggestions to make the best of your weekend in Matosinhos

"Soirée Notes"

It is already next Friday, at 21h30, that the Matosinhos Memory Museum receives a musical performance by the Óscar da Silva Music School.

This will be another session of "Soirée Notes", a partnership between the municipal museums and the Óscar da Silva School of Music, as part of a strategy of approach and cooperation between museums and the community.

The Mirrors Room of the Matosinhos Memory Museum will thus have its programming streamlined during the month of March, by the Óscar da Silva School of Music.

This partnership is born from the will to provide future artists with a stage for live performances, thus developing their skills, but also from the intention to diversify the programming of these cultural spaces, welcoming new audiences and providing differentiated experiences in community.

Get to know the program and come to the museums! Admission is free, but limited to the capacity of the rooms.

When: March 10, at 9:30pm

Where: MuMMa - Memory Museum of Matosinhos

Theater for Babies - "Play and Play until Daddy Arrives"

The Theater for Babies is back to Matosinhos and the Teatro Municipal, with two sessions already next Sunday.

"My Daddy has a secret, and so does yours... My daddy has a P and yours has an A! The Dads are not the same, but they are all special, and as we play, we will draw their world. And maybe it will be possible, between jumps and stumbles, between high and low notes, to discover their secret that is kept under lock and key!" this is the summary of the show that will be presented.

Audience: from 0 to 36 months and general public

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When: March 12, 11am and 3:30pm (the 11am session is sold out)

Where: Constantino Nery Municipal Theater of Matosinhos

Launch of the book "O músculo e o minúsculo" | Poetry and Microconto (collection of poetry) by several authors

The Biblioteca Municipal Florbela Espanca will host on March 11th, at 4:00 pm, the launching of the book "O músculo e o minúsculo" (The muscle and the minuscule), which brings together, as a collection, texts by 22 authors, participants of the Writing Writing Poetry and Micro short stories courses. In this first edition of the collection Cadernos, the dialogue between these brief forms flows freely, drawing possible and improbable encounters between the minuscule characteristic of the micro short story and the muscle that is exercised when writing poetry. Permeable boundaries combine experimental narratives that speak of life (and love), inhabit the everyday and fragment memories.

When: March 11, 4pm

Where: Florbela Espanca Municipal Library

CSN-B - Riding Center of Porto and Matosinhos

On March 10,11 and 12, at the Centro Hípico do Porto e Matosinhos, the CSN-B riding events will take place, promoted by the Centro Hípico do Porto e Matosinhos, with the support of Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos and Matosinhos Sport.

When: March 10, 11 and 12, 2023

Where: Centro Hípico do Porto e Matosinhos

Portugal X North Macedonia

It is already next Sunday, March 12th, at 5:30 pm, at Centro de Desportos e Congressos de Matosinhos, the handball game between the national teams of Portugal and North Macedonia, counting for the qualification to the European Championship 2024.

Organized by the EHF and the Handball Federation of Portugal, with the support of CM Matosinhos and Matosinhos Sport.

When: March 12th, 5:30pm

Where: Matosinhos Sports and Congress Center

Liga In Golf Hotel & Spa

On March 11th, at the Leixões Marina and Basin, will take place the Sailing Race, open class - stage 1, organized by Clube de Vela Atlântico, with the support of Matosinhos Sport and Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos

When: March 11, 2023, throughout the day

Where: Leixões Marina and Basin

Space and Architecture - Drawing Course

For beginners, practitioners and lovers of drawing, this course approaches different themes. The course program intends to broaden the knowledge and techniques of drawing, as well as challenge different ways of observing.

The second module of the course will be dedicated to the drawing of space and architecture, and will be supervised by artist Clara Saracho and Professor Marta Cruz.

Age group: From 12 years old and with no age limit

Price: 80 euros/month, with basic materials included.

More Information: or +351 227 669 316

Registrations through the email or the form.

When: March 11, 18 and 25

Where: Casa da Arquitectura

[From the Archive] Matosinhos Not Built - Exhibition

This is the first exhibition entirely produced by the Casa da Arquitectura and dedicated to the collections in the care of the Archive.

This exhibition has as its theme projects that were partially built, built and demolished or never built by names such as Eduardo Souto de Moura, Fernanda Seixas, Francisco Melo, Jorge Gigante, José Almeida, José Gigante, Manuel Correia Fernandes, Pedro Mendo, Pedro Ramalho, Teresa Fonseca.

When: until April, during box-office hours

Where: Casa da Arquitectura

Casa das Máquinas – Free guided tours

Visit the engine room of a municipal pool and find out what it looks and how it works. Learn how millions of liters of water are heated and treated daily, among other data and curiosities.

The first cycle of guided visits (lasting 45 min. approximately) will be at the municipal pool of Senhora da Hora, on March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Registration is free, but mandatory. Limited availability.

More information at the reception of the pools.

When: March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9 a.m./10 p.m.

Where: Piscina Municipal da Senhora da Hora

Architecture for all - Free Guided Tours of the House of Architecture

The Casa da Arquitectura promotes, starting next Sunday, guided tours to the Casa da Arquitectura. The initiative is free and will take place every Sunday at 11am.

When: Sundays, at 11am

Where: Casa da Arquitectura

“Dias de Guerra” - Exhibition

February 24, 2023 marks one year since the beginning of the armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. A barbarism that was hoped to be short-lived, but unfortunately persists, and in a context of escalation that does not glimpse a promising future.

Intending to give the look and the voice of all those who still fight emerging in the hope of a near future smoother, Matosinhos marks this day with the opening of the exhibition "The Days of War": a photographic record experienced in the first person by photojournalist Rui Caria, to whose images are added texts by Manuela Niza Ribeiro. A hard exhibition, of enormous realism and emotion, although with subtle nuances of hope and faith.

The opening of the exhibition will be attended by Rui Caria and Manuela Niza Ribeiro, as well as by the Ukrainian lyric singer Serhii Alkin - a refugee in Portugal, welcomed by Matosinhos, who will perform two themes of traditional Ukrainian music.

When: February 24 - March 26, 2023

Where: Matosinhos Municipal Market

"Romagem à saudade" - Temporary exhibition

Inserted in the initiative "Mar de Luz" which marked over three days the 75 years of the 1947 Shipwreck, the exhibition "Romagem de Saudade" will be open until March 19, 2023 at MuMMa - Matosinhos Memory Museum.

This exhibition aims to honor the fishermen who perished at sea, as well as their families. The exhibition focuses on the experiential, documentary and material memories allusive to the Shipwreck of 1947.

Besides the collection of the Matosinhos City Hall, several entities, such as the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto, NAPESMATE - Núcleo de Amigos dos Pescadores de Matosinhos, APAM - Associação dos Pescadores Aposentados de Matosinhos, or the Matosinhos Fishermen's Ranch, have actively collaborated in this project, through the donation of numerous objects and documents, most of which are being exhibited for the first time.

On land, the tragedy of the despair of the women, with no news of their husbands and sons, the prayers said and the cries of distress made the night even darker. This tragedy impressed the painter Augusto Gomes, who, in several of his works, portrayed the pain and despair of these women, helpless before the fury of the sea.

Another iconic work of the artist from Matosinhos related to the 1947 Shipwreck is the imposing and disturbing canvas "Untitled", better known as "The Family". Augusto Gomes paid homage to the victims and their families, apparently at the request of the Matosinhos City Council. The painting was for several years in the old Lota of Matosinhos, with an alms box beside it. The large oil, in gray tones, depicts a fisherman's family in despair. The triangular composition in the foreground over the emptiness that surrounds the figures reinforces the dramatic charge of the whole painting. Father, mother, and children are represented incarnating and sacralizing a universal pain.

A year after this sad episode, João Martins da Costa, a painter born in Coimbra, presents the canvas "O Mar Sagrado - Tragédia marítima de 2 de Dezembro" (The Sacred Sea - December 2nd Maritime Tragedy) as his final course work at the Fine Arts University of Oporto. The theme is imbued with dramatic symbolism, following the religious representations of the "Lamentations over the Dead Christ" (also called Pietá), but with the figures of the fishermen's families taking the place of the sacred characters.

In addition to works of art, the exhibition also includes models of the 4 sunken trawlers, as well as a panoply of objects that reveal the daily life and religiosity of the fishermen of the time, maritime banknotes and newspapers of the period.

When: until March 19, 2023

Where: MuMMa - Museu da Memória de Matosinhos

"Sapatilhas - Marcas Portuguesas do Estado Novo ao Virar do Milénio" - Exhibition

At a time when sneakers are gaining a global dimension as one of the icons of contemporary culture, Casa do Design inaugurates this exhibition curated by Pedro Carvalho de Almeida, to showcase a part of the legacy of the national sports footwear industry. Starting from a unique collection of over 500 models of sneakers representing a universe of 100 brands designed and manufactured in Portugal, this exhibition explores the cultural, social, political and economic significance that the brands represent. It proposes a brief historical contextualization, an in-depth reading of the Sanjo and Cortebel brands, but above all the revelation of a surprising collection of other brands characterized by small series, models for different sports practices and their packaging.

When: until August 27, 2023

Where: Casa do Design

“Matosinhos, Lugar e Memória" - Exhibition

The temporary exhibition of the Museum of Memory "Matosinhos Place and Memory" was inaugurated in August 2022, as part of the celebrations of the 1st anniversary of the Matosinhos Memory Museum.

Using a selection of photographs by Gabriele Basilico, belonging to the Municipality's collection, the exhibition contrasts these same records today: the urban and industrial landscapes captured by Basilico in the project "A City Like This" (1996), are now portrayed in the present time.

More than 25 years separate these photographic captures, and in this counterpoint it is possible to see and feel the city: its evolution, the response it has given to new civilizational challenges and the growing needs of its population.

Admission: 1,00€ (includes visit to the permanent exhibition + temporary exhibition)

When: until March 2023

Where: MuMMa - Museu da Memória de Matosinhos

“Linhas de Vento. Percursos Artísticos na Natureza” - Works from the Serralves Foundation Collection - Exhibition

The group exhibition is composed of a set of works by international artists associated with the land art or earthworks movement, such as Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and Ana Mendieta, who, from the late 1960s, took nature as a starting point for the creation of works conceived outside their studios. The show establishes a dialogue between the works of these artists with the works of some of the biggest names in Portuguese contemporary art, such as Alberto Carneiro, Fernando Lanhas, Lourdes Castro, and Luísa Cunha.

In "Lines of Wind. Percursos artísticos na natureza" a cross between painting and drawing, sculpture, photographic and audiovisual record of actions and performance in the natural environment, thus establishing their artistic works in close relationship with territory, anthropology, geology as well as ecology.

When: until April 23rd, 2023

Where: Municipal Gallery of Matosinhos

We are counting on you! - Storytelling

Give wings to your imagination and come fly through the magical world of books and charming stories!

During Storytime, the stories, almost always simple narratives and short stories, are told to excite and awaken the imagination of the younger ones.

When: Saturday at 11am or 3pm

Where: Municipal Library Florbela Espanca

ECO-MARKET - Organic products fair

On Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Jardim Basílio Teles, there is an organic produce fair, where you can find alternatives for a healthier and tastier diet.

More information: here When: Saturdays from 8am to 1pm

Where: Basílio Teles Garden


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