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Jan
18
Fri
Weddings Fair, Pestana Fórum Casino, Funchal
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm

Organised by the Funchal Trade and Industry Association – Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACIF-CCIM), the 9th edition of the weddings fair “Funchal Noivos & Festas” will, once again, take place at the Pestana Fórum Casino.

Several companies specialised in party organising services will be together under one roof, promoting Madeira as a perfect destination for wedding ceremonies.

Whether going for a romantic weekend or a Honeymoon trip, Madeira is a paradise destination for a holiday for two.

Jan
19
Sat
Weddings Fair, Pestana Fórum Casino, Funchal
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm

Organised by the Funchal Trade and Industry Association – Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACIF-CCIM), the 9th edition of the weddings fair “Funchal Noivos & Festas” will, once again, take place at the Pestana Fórum Casino.

Several companies specialised in party organising services will be together under one roof, promoting Madeira as a perfect destination for wedding ceremonies.

Whether going for a romantic weekend or a Honeymoon trip, Madeira is a paradise destination for a holiday for two.

Ensemble XXI String Orchestra with João Teixeira, Assembleia Legislativa da Madeira, Funchal
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm

19.01.2019 Saturday 18:00
Legislative Assembly of Madeira
String Orchestra – Ensemble XXI
Cycle Young Soloists
Musical Direction – Yuriy Kyrychenko
Soloist – João Teixeira

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791] – Fun, K137
Lars-Erik Larsson [1908-1986] – Concertino for trombone and string orchestra, Op. 45, No. 7 [1955]
Piotr Tchaikovsky [1840-1893] – Elegy “A Grateful Greeting” [1884]
Edvard Grieg [1843 – 1907] – Holberg Suite, Op. 40 [1884]

A concert of special relevance in our programming.
The young trombonist João Teixeira, who began his academic training at the Madeira Conservatory of Professional Arts with the guidance of Professor Luís Rodrigues, is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, to study with Dudley Bright and Ian Bousfield.
This cycle, which has proved to be an important point in our program, aims to make known to our audience the young people who had their initial training in Madeira and who have excelled in their higher education, and on the other hand recognize the level of the artistic and pedagogical teaching that is practiced in the region.
For this occasion we have a special program. Larger composition names such as Mozart, Grieg and Tchaikovsky with musical direction by Yuriy Kyrychenko and Rachmaninov and Larsson with João Teixeira’s solo.
In the Legislative Assembly Hall of Madeira, the Ensemble XXI, which will give a sound body to this concert, the soloist João Teixeira and the composers elected for this special occasion, who with the quality and richness of their musical literature have the ability not to leave us indifferent to its creation.
Our musicians, playing for themselves the music of the world!

Norberto Gomes
Art Director

Miguel Pires, Le Med, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

The repertoire ranges from Portuguese to Brazilian Music, with English, American and Latin songs.

Live Music with Robin Hird, House Jazz, Funchal
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm

Robin Hird, a blues/jazz guitarist, will be playing at House Jazz from 8pm. Come along for a great night. Good music and good food. Around 10pm Alex “the singing chef” will be singing songs from The American song book.

 

Stardust Acoustic Project, Qasbah Lounge, Funchal
Jan 19 @ 11:00 pm

This Saturday at Qasbah is unmissable!
The Stardust acoustic project transport us to the great successes s in acoustic version, reliving great themes of iconic composers such as Pink Floyd, The Doors, Dire Straits, among others… not to miss!

Jan
20
Sun
Funchal Marathon, Funchal
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am

The Madeira Athletics Association (AARAM) annually promotes this important international sporting event. This competition consists of three main races, the Funchal Marathon (42.195,00 meters), the Funchal Half Marathon (21.097,50 meters) and the Mini Marathon (5.900 meters). This race will once again be run on a flat course, almost entirely on a closed, attractively landscaped circuit, offering the perfect setting for healthy competition between athletes from different nationalities. For more information regarding the events official programme and registrations go to: http://www.funchalmarathon.com

Weddings Fair, Pestana Fórum Casino, Funchal
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm

Organised by the Funchal Trade and Industry Association – Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACIF-CCIM), the 9th edition of the weddings fair “Funchal Noivos & Festas” will, once again, take place at the Pestana Fórum Casino.

Several companies specialised in party organising services will be together under one roof, promoting Madeira as a perfect destination for wedding ceremonies.

Whether going for a romantic weekend or a Honeymoon trip, Madeira is a paradise destination for a holiday for two.

Miguel Pires, Portofino Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Jan 20 @ 9:00 pm
Music A La Carte.
Jan
24
Thu
Festa dos Compadres, Santana
Jan 24 @ 12:00 am

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ marks the opening of the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.

This is an event known for its originality, marked by its gigantic figures who roam the streets of this quiet town located on the north of the Madeira island, in a parade full of humour, lots of colour and joy.
For more information: cm-santana.com 
Jan
26
Sat
Live Music with Robin Hird, House Jazz, Funchal
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

Robin Hird, a blues/jazz guitarist, will be playing at House Jazz from 8pm. Come along for a great night. Good music and good food. Around 10pm Alex “the singing chef” will be singing songs from The American song book.

 

Jan
27
Sun
Panelo Feast, Chão da Ribeira, Seixal
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am

This is a famous and old Madeira tradition enjoyed with a special feeling by the local residents of Seixal, a small village located near Porto Moniz. This social gathering takes place at Chão da Ribeira, on the last Sunday morning of the month of January, where families come together to prepare the “Panelo”, a culinary dish made of vegetables and blood sausage, very similar to “Cozido á Portuguesa” (Portuguese stew). This occasion also features stalls, selling local food and drinks, along with lots of entertainment.

Feb
2
Sat
Live Music with Robin Hird, House Jazz, Funchal
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm

Robin Hird, a blues/jazz guitarist, will be playing at House Jazz from 8pm. Come along for a great night. Good music and good food. Around 10pm Alex “the singing chef” will be singing songs from The American song book.

 

Feb
9
Sat
Live Music with Robin Hird, House Jazz, Funchal
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

Robin Hird, a blues/jazz guitarist, will be playing at House Jazz from 8pm. Come along for a great night. Good music and good food. Around 10pm Alex “the singing chef” will be singing songs from The American song book.

 

Feb
23
Sat
Festa dos Compadres, Santana
Feb 23 @ 12:00 am

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ marks the opening of the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.

This is an event known for its originality, marked by its gigantic figures who roam the streets of this quiet town located on the north of the Madeira island, in a parade full of humour, lots of colour and joy.
For more information: cm-santana.com 
Feb
26
Tue
Carnival, Funchal
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.<

In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes, between the February,26th to March,6th.

Street Entertainment
In Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

 

Feb
27
Wed
Carnival, Funchal
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.<

In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes, between the February,26th to March,6th.

Street Entertainment
In Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

 

Feb
28
Thu
Carnival, Funchal
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.<

In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes, between the February,26th to March,6th.

Street Entertainment
In Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

 

Mar
1
Fri
Carnival – Childrens Parade & Solidarity March, Funchal
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.<

In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes, between the February,26th to March,6th.

Street Entertainment
In Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

Children’s Carnival 1st March

During this period, children and their parents engage in making masks to take to school. On Friday morning, prior to Carnival, about a thousand young revellers from various schools and kindergartens of Funchal, all in disguise, parade through the city center (Avenida Arriaga), in an atmosphere of Carnival liveliness.

Solidarity Carnival  1st March

On Friday afternoon, previous to Carnival, the city center is once again the stage of another highly original and creative entertainment initiative: with contagious energy, hundreds of revellers from “Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário do Funchal” parade along Avenida Arriaga towards the Municipal Garden, where a show takes place.

 

Mar
2
Sat
Carnival – Main Parade, Funchal
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.<

In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes, between the February,26th to March,6th.

Street Entertainment
In Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

Saturday 2nd March

On Saturday night, the colourful and vibrant float parade takes thousands of visitors and residents to the Center of Funchal. This is the main attraction of Madeira Carnival. Over a thousand revellers participate dressed in eye-catching costumes in addition to a dozen exquisitely decorated floats.

The parade is opened with music: the colourful joy and the rhythm of the costumed troupes are contagious. They parade enthusiastically to the sound of selected songs that were choreographed and rehearsed throughout the year, overflowing the public with their joy.