Saturday, 21 November 2009

Popular Brazilian Music singer Gal Costa at Praia da Rocha, 30th November 2009

Gal Costa is probably the best singer of the Popular Brazilian Music genre and she'll be touring the Algarve before visiting venues in Lisbon and Oporto.

Expect the singer from Bahia to take you on a voyage with music by Chico Buarque , Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim and others. An acoustic, sophisticated and intimate concert.

Monday 30th November 2009, from 20.30PM
Venue: Hotel Algarve Casino

Location: Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portugal, 8500-802, Tel: +351 282 402 000, google map.

Tickets: €50 with dinner

Links & Notes:

Gal Costa official website

Gal Costa (Wikipedia)

Gal Costa sings Mar e Sol - Live

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Tarikavalli dances Bharatanatyam at TEMPO, Portimão, 14th November 2009

The TEMPO (Portimão’s Municipal Theatre) invites lovers of Classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam to enjoy the talented Tarikavalli. A lady with Portuguese origins that also teaches.

Tarikavalli will dance ‘Trimûrti or the 3 faces’. She will be accompanied by musicians flown from Bangalore.

Saturday 14th November 2009, 9.30PM
Venue: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).
Tickets: €10

Location: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).
Address: Largo 1º Dezembro, 8500-538 Portimão, Phone: (+351) 282 402 475 & 961579917. Google map

Links & Notes:

‘Bharatanatyam (Tamil: பரதநாட்டியம்) is a classical Indian dance form originating in Tamil Nadu, India. One of the oldest of the classical dance forms in India, it is also known as the fifth Veda. Bharatanatyam is usually accompanied by the classical music. It has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram. Bharatanatyam, as the name depicts is the combination of:

BHA- Bhava (Expression), RA- Raga (Music) and TA- Tala (Rhythm) Bharatanatyam is a traditional dance-form known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world.’ (Wikipedia)

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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Welcome to Portimão and Praia da Rocha all aboard cruise ships ms Prinsendam & Wind Spirit, 13th November 2009

Have a great time in Portimão & Praia da Rocha with our suggested itinerary for your day on shore!

Friday 13th November 2009
8.00 -8.30 – Walk from the Dockside towards Portimão Riverside and then on to the centre of Portimão

8.30 – 9.15 – Visit Portimão’s Main Market (open 7AM till 2PM). A delight of fish and other Portuguese produce including the best fruit: the famous Algarve orange!

9.30 – 10.30 – Explore Praça da República; also know as the Alameda and visit Portimão’s baroque churches & Diogo Gonçalves Museum (open from 9.30)

10.30 -11.30 – Explore the shopping zone

11.45 – Make your way to Portimão’s Riverside and decide where to have lunch

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch @ Casa Inglesa or Clube Naval or Dona Barca or U Venâncio Restaurants

13.00 - 14.00 – Explore St Martinho’s Fair

14.00 – 15.00 – Visit Portimão’s City Museum

15.00 – Walk to Marina de Portimão and Praia da Rocha

15.30 – 16.30 - Explore Praia da Rocha

16.30 – Walk back to the docks & your ship

See the above in more detail here:

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Praia da Rocha is the perfect venue for your New Year Celebration!

Have you chosen who you want to be with and where you want to be at midnight on 31st December 2009?

At Praia da Rocha beach the atmosphere is great to usher in the New Year!

Great scenery, great partying atmosphere, great food and drink with plenty of music and fireworks!

For a concert with non-stop dancing Brazilian music make your way to the Riverside area in Portimao and hear Edna Pimenta.

Links & Notes

Edna Pimenta e a Banda Bambaiana Sorte Grande

Edna Pimenta Tour 2009

Edna Pimenta official website

Come spend New Year’s Eve at Praia da Rocha, Algarve! Details:
€50 per night. Perfect for a couple or small family!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

European Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, 14th-15th November 2009

Taekwondo is a martial art of Korean origin. It is an Olympic Sport.

Enjoy the action with competitors from several countries including Portugal, Hungry, Spain, Belgium, England, Check Republic, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Serbia, Holland, Austria, Israel, Turkey and France.

Some 400 athletes in competition from 19 countries!

Saturday 14th November 2009 &
Sunday 15th November 2009, 9AM to 8PM

With a ‘coaching’ session on Friday13th November 2009 from 4PM to 6PM & a master class on Saturday 14th November from 4PM to 5PM, both free of charge.

Venue: Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
Free entry

Location: Portimão Arena is an excellent exhibition centre easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area. Google map

Links & Notes

Timetable and full details here:

The competition is organised in conjunction with the European Taekwondo Union, the Portuguese Fereation of Taekwondo and the Taekwondo Club of Portimão:

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

What’s On in the Algarve in November 2009

Add sunshine to your life with a visit to the Algarve and enjoy great entertainment & sports events!

- Brasilian music
- Opera ‘Carmina Burana’
- Capoeira meet
- Karting days for kids
- Classical music: Tchaikovsky & Schostakovich
- Baroque music: Clarinet Quartet & Lenbach Trio
- Ballet ‘Swan Lake'
- Painting & photography exhibitions
- Indian Dance by Tarikavalli
- Martial Arts competition: Poomsae
- Tennis competition
- Casinos do Algarve Car Rally
- George Dandin play by Moliere
- Fado Amateur Singers Competition
- Traditional Folk Music Evening
- Organ Music Festival
- Car racing competitions at the Algarve International Motor Park

And a lot more is taking place this month!

Obtain the Algarve What’s On Guide in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices throughout the Algarve or you can download it from here:

What’s On in the Algarve in November 2009

There is more to the Algarve than ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’!

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