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Lisbon events you can't miss until the end of the year

From music to movie festivals, with a mandatory pit stop in our very own Comic Con, these are the events you can't miss this year.

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Editores da Time Out Lisboa
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Lisbon is all about good food, nice weather, warm people and, last but not least, a lot of things to do. If you're planning a trip over to the "City of Light" make sure to add these events in Lisbon to your things to do list. There are movie festivals, unmissable concerts and even our very own Comic Con.  

Recommended: The essential guide to get the best out of your Lisbon trip

The events in Lisbon you can't miss until the end of the year

  • Art
  • São Sebastião

The main gallery at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum’s main building will host “Hergé”, an exhibition that brings together an important selection of documents, original drawings and various works created by the famous author of Tintin. Presented for the first time at the Grand Palais, in Paris, in collaboration with the Hergé de Louvain-la-Neuve Museum, the exhibition reveals the multiple sides of this renowned artist, from illustration to comics, including advertising, press, fashion design and fine arts.

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Avenida de Berna, 45A. +351 21 782 3461. Wed-Mon 10am-6pm (last entry 5.45pm).

  • Music

In the genesis of Massive Attack or in the solo albums released over that time, Tricky is a claustrophobic trip-hop star. When in good shape, he's dangerously paranoid, stifling, and brilliant. After all these years, he hasn't lost his restless spirit – he remains cryptic but endearing.

Lisboa ao Vivo, Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, 29 B1. 9pm. €25.

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  • Music
  • Classical and opera
  • Parque das Nações

The appetite for waltzes, polkas and gallops are far from exhausted at the New Year concerts. And so the Dutch violinist André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra ensure throughout the year a permanent supply of this type of show, where the pieces of the Strauss family dominate the repertoire. 600 thousand people attend Rieu concerts every year, and we will be able to hear it here in Lisbon.

Altice Arena, Parque das Nações. 8.30pm. €45-€125.

  • Things to do
  • Parque das Nações

“A New Hope” is the motto for Comic Con Portugal's 7th edition. This year's event should occupy a total of 110 thousand square meters, allowing enough space for fans to walk around and enjoy the experience (almost) as in 2019. There will be auditoriums, a geek market, exhibitions and several activities available for all ages, inside and around the outdoor space surrounding the Altice Arena, in Parque das Nações. Tickets are sold on the event's official website and you can choose from a daily pass (between €25 and €30) or a general one for the four days (€80).

Altice Arena, Parque das Nações. Thu-Fri midday-8pm & Sat-Sun 10am-8pm.

Have fun in Lisbon

  • Music
  • Music festivals

Lose yourself to dance. And to music. Here are the best summer music festivals. From the mainstream Rock in Rio to the more alternative (and recent) Nova Batida, there are artists and concerts for every taste - even for those who like to camp. 

  • Nightlife

New to Lisbon, or just confused as to where you want to let your hair down? Fear not, Time Out Lisbon has spent many a late night exploring the city's party venues to put together this definitive list of the best of the best Lisbon clubs.

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  • Things to do

Want to get to know the Portuguese capital like a local? Try one of the many Lisbon tours on offer. With these, you can tackle the city’s charming streets and take in sights and attractions on foot, by bike, bus, boat – even in an old school VW Beetle if that’s what you fancy. 

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