This week in Lisbon: Week 34

by Lisboeta

It’s Monday again! August is almost over but there’s still much out there to enjoy!

Temperatures will reach 37 degrees as early as Monday

After completely overcoming the Ellen depression and temperatures have begun to rise a little throughout the country already this weekend, the Portuguese Institute of The Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) anticipates that thermometers reach 37 degrees in various districts of Portugal this Monday, August 24.

The blues are back!

In a year with virtually no festivals, smaller music events begin to emerge in adapted versions. In October it is the turn of the ninth edition of BB Blues Fest, which returns to the village of Baixa da Banheira. The first name already confirmed is The Legendary Tigerman — and will perform on the 10th.

This edition will be adapted to the moment the country and the world meet. BB Blues Fest promises to bring the best names of international blues. The event will take place in the municipality of Moita between 8 (Thursday) and 11 October (Sunday), with outdoor concerts in Parque José Afonso.

Lisbon shops have new opening hours

The new opening hours take effect on August 21, 2020:

  • Re-establishment of operating hours before the pandemic for all retail and service establishments, including those located in shopping centres;
  • Gas stations may also return to pre-pandemic schedules, maintaining the restrictions in force on the sale of alcohol, which will only be possible until 20 hours;
  • Restaurants and similar, including delivery and take-away, continue to operate with the same rules;
  • Coffees and the like not covered by the previous point may, where their opening hours permit, close at 9 pm, including those in commercial sets, and convenience stores.

Stay tuned for more this week! Like the Lisbon Book fair that will start this Thursday.

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