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Now we are in to March the number of events taking place across the Algarve is increasing with more traditional fairs and live performances of music, theatre and dance hitting the stage.
Browse through our guide to some of the best events taking place in the Algarve this week, a specially selected list aimed at appealing to everyone, no matter what your age, interests or background – enjoy!
Monday, March 4
The best things in life are free and there is nothing better than free live music to start the week! Today the New Orleans Jazzband will be performing for free at the Tivoli Hotel in Lagos from 8pm. Find out more about the performance and the band by visiting their website at algarvejazz.com.
Tuesday, March 5
Learn all about the Roman occupation of Portugal during a lecture by Caterina Viegas from Lisbon today. The lecture will be held twice with the first at 3pm in the museum of São Brás and the second in the evening in the convent in Lagoa from 7.15pm with both costing €5 to attend. For further information about the lectures from the Algarve Archaeological Association please call 917 267 948.
Alternatively today if you want to get out and about and explore the natural beauty of the Algarve then why not join walkers for a walk from Raposeira today from 10.30am starting from the centre of Raposeira and taking two and a half hours. Remember to bring a drink and suitable shoes and €5 for the guide on the walk through the Cape St Vincent Natural Park. Call 967 533 033 for further information.
Wednesday, March 6
Today sees the start of the Algarve Cup which will see some of the best womens football teams in the world coming together to fight it out for the title. Matches are being held at stadiums across the Algarve at Belavista in Parchal, the municipal stadium in Alblufiera, the Nora sports centre in Ferreiras, the municipal stadium of Vila real do Santo António, the Algarve stadium, the municipal stadium of Lagos and the municipal stadium of Loulé. There are three groups with group A being Japan, Norway, Denmark and Germany, Group B being Sweden, China, USA and Iceland and Group C being Portugal, Wales, Hungary and Mexico. Finals of the competition will be held on March 13. For further information and full timetables of matches please visit www.fpf.pt.
Thursday, March 7
If you love to read or enjoy browsing around markets then visit casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes today for a second hand book fair in Portimão. The fair is open from 10am until 6pm and books of all genres and languages – although books will mainly be in Portuguese – are available to buy at reasonable prices.
Friday, March 8
Today is International Womens Day across the globe and in Portugal you will find that there are often celebrations to mark this day. Look out for special offers for women in bars and restaurants as well as people handing out flowers to ladies as they walk through towns and cities! There is also a special International Womens Day performance taking place at the Teatro das Figuras in Faro tonight from 9.30pm with tickets costing only €1. For further information, please call 289 888 110.
Saturday, March 9
There will be another chance to see a performance of The Little Mermaid today at the Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório in Silves at 3pm today. The cast includes 15 adults from Ideias do Levente and 25 children from the International School of the Algarve and the story is based on the Hans Christian Anderson classic fairy tale. For further information and to reserve tickets please call 282 342 547. Children under the age of 6 will no be admitted to the performance.
Sunday, March 10
For a day of traditional entertainment then head to Alcoutim today for the Fresh Cheese and Fresh Bread fair held here today in Vaqueiros. This annual event is a brilliant way to explore this part of the Algarve while enjoying fresh foods from the area and some entertainment – there is no better way to spend a Sunday in the Algarve!