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Apr
27
Sat
Madeira Island Ultra Trail
Apr 27 all-day

Schedule

Saturday, 27th of April 2019 – Races

00:00 – Start of MIUT (Porto Moniz)

05:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of ULTRA (car park near BP Station)

05:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the ULTRA race

07:00 – Start of ULTRA (São Vicente)

07:15 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MINI (car park near BP Station)

07:45 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MINI race

09:00 – Start of MINI (Porto da Cruz)

09:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MARATHON (car park near BP Station)

09:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MARATHON race

11:00 – Start of MARATHON (Monte – Funchal)

Sunday, 28th of April 2019 – Awards Ceremony

10:30 – Delivery of drop bags from MIUT and ULTRA (Forum Machico)

11:30 – Awards ceremony for MARATHON and MINI races (Forum Machico)

12:30 – Awards ceremony for MIUT and ULTRA races (Forum Machico)

– For reasons of force majeure, the schedules and locations might be changed.

Madeira Classical Orchestra, Madeira Regional Assembly, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 | 6:00PM
Madeira Regional Assembly
Madeira Classical Orchestra
Guest Conductor: Benoît Fromanger
Soloist: Juliette Hurel
W. A. Mozart [1756-1791] – Opening As Bodas de Fígaro
[1786]
W. A. Mozart [1756-1791] – Flute and Orchestra Concert in
D major, K 314 [1778]
Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827] – Symphony No. 6
“Pastoral” in F major, Op.68 [1808]

Miguel Pires, MED, PortoBay Hotels, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano…

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

Apr
28
Sun
Miguel Pires, SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm

Miguel Pires & piano

 

Miguel Pires, Portofino Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm
Music A La Carte.
Concerto Músicas de Sempre, Centro de Congressos Da Madeira, Funchal
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm

Part of the 169th Anniversary celebrations,  the Municipal Band of Funchal – Artistas Funchalenses, is pleased to invite you to the Concert of the 169th Anniversary, entitled “Músicas de Semper”, on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. hours, at the Congress Center of Madeira.
Under the Artistic Direction of Maestro Aquilino Silva, we will have the voices of Laura Silva, Mónica Pinto and Triova Voices.

May
1
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
May 1 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

May
2
Thu
Madeira Flower Festival
May 2 @ 12:00 am

Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.

The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival, which will take place between the 2nd to 26th of May.
Saturday – May, 4th
On Saturday morning the Children’s Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children’s show.
Sunday – May, 5th 
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.

The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.

Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:
Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

Flower Exhibition and Workshops

The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

Flower Carpets and Decorations
The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.

Madeira Auto Parade
The “Madeira Auto Parade” is an exclusive event that integrates the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association “The Classic Motor Exhibition” – ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

May
4
Sat
Maktub Soundsgood, Paúl do Mar
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

This reggae music festival is held annually in Paúl do Mar, and signals the beginning of the bathing season in that area.
This year will be the 8th edition of an event with alternative music, with sounds that fit perfectly in the relaxed and sunny environment of a village by the sea.

 

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

May
8
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

May
11
Sat
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
May 11 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

May
18
Sat
International Museum Day – most museums on the island
May 18 all-day

On this day most museums are free of charge to enter, and it is possible to visit their exhibits and participate in initiatives prepared exclusively for this commemorative day. The opening hours are also extended so that more visitors have the opportunity to visit the museums. Some of the museums adhere to the European Museums Night, allowing visitors to enjoy the institutions cultural offerings outside normal hours.

 

May
25
Sat
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
May 25 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

Jun
29
Sat
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

Jul
27
Sat
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

May
18
Mon
International Museum Day – most museums on the island
May 18 all-day

On this day most museums are free of charge to enter, and it is possible to visit their exhibits and participate in initiatives prepared exclusively for this commemorative day. The opening hours are also extended so that more visitors have the opportunity to visit the museums. Some of the museums adhere to the European Museums Night, allowing visitors to enjoy the institutions cultural offerings outside normal hours.

 

May
18
Tue
International Museum Day – most museums on the island
May 18 all-day

On this day most museums are free of charge to enter, and it is possible to visit their exhibits and participate in initiatives prepared exclusively for this commemorative day. The opening hours are also extended so that more visitors have the opportunity to visit the museums. Some of the museums adhere to the European Museums Night, allowing visitors to enjoy the institutions cultural offerings outside normal hours.