Festivals and theatre

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June is gearing up to be full of things to see and places to visit in the Algarve. We have chosen just three events celebrating blues music, theatre and an annual festival for all the family.

Faro Blues Festival

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival, returning to Lethes Theatre in Faro, with local and international musicians.

Blues, a genre of music of African/American origin, has its roots in the United States from the 19th century.

This year’s festival takes place over June 7 and 8 starting at 9pm and lasting approximately two hours with an interval. A two-evening ticket costs €25 and one is €15. You can obtain tickets online, or at Fnac and Lethes Theatre. For more information on acts and tickets click here.

Portugal a Dançar

This competition is the country’s largest dance competition and is currently “touring” the country, with the final taking place in December.

It promotes the diversity of Portugal and offers the opportunity to show off people’s talent regardless of age or style of dance.  Individuals or groups can enter.

The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to present the winning choreography at one of UNESCO’s International Dance Council’s congresses.

Portimão’s theatre, TEMPO, will host the Algarve’s competition over the weekend of June7-9.

The first elimination takes place on June 7 with the second on June 8 and the final on June 9 at 4pm.

Workshops will take place on June 8 at 3.30pm (Jazz), 4.45pm (K-Pop) and Latin Fusion at 6pm.

Entrance to watch the dance competition is free of charge. Click here for more information.

Carvoeiro’s Black and White night

June 15 sees the ever-popular annual street party in Carvoeiro, starting at 8.30pm and ending at 3am.

Entry is free of charge with the dress code, of course, being black and white.

There will be various stages erected in the town’s streets, with events including dance, magic, cinema and street entertainment. Particular emphasis is on music of different genres and origins. Children and adults will find entertainment to suit.

Parking will not be available in the town itself but there will be parking for free in Lagoa; Fatacil, Intermarché, Apolónia, Aldi and Gramital (land opposite Aldi) with shuttle busses between 6pm and 4am to and from the car parks to Carvoeiro.

For more information click here.

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