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Mar
1
Fri
Carnival Sing & Dance at Restaurante O Lagar, Câmara de Lobos
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

Dinner and Carnival Dance of the Academy of Bacalhau of Madeira.
Event open to all Compadres, Comadres and Family.
€ 25 per person includes Buffet and lots of fun !!!
Book now for 917618095 or 919910326.

Miguel Pires – Quinta do Furão, Santana
Mar 1 @ 8:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano… wonderful!

Miguel Pires – Irish Pub Sports Bar, Rua das Fontes, Funchal
Mar 1 @ 11:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano… wonderful!

Mar
2
Sat
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Ponta do Sol Municipal Band
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Ribeira Brava Municipal Band
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
16H30 Magic Show
20H00 Carnival Float Parade

On Saturday night, the colourful and lively allegoric parade brings thousands of
tourists and residents to Funchal’s centre in order to watch it. This is the main
attraction of the Madeira Carnival Festivities, and this year’s parade will participate
around 1.900 revellers, with flashy costumes and approximately ten exquisitely
decorated allegoric vehicles.
Itinerary: Starting point at Harvey Foster roundabout, Avenida Francisco Sá
Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro roundabout, Avenida do Mar and Comunidades
Madeirenses (south lane), finishing at Praça da Autonomia
Order and theme of the groups participating in the Float Parade
– “6 centuries of shining revelry”– João Egídio Rodrigues
– “40 years of revelry” – Escola de Samba Caneca Furada
– “Revelry in Paradise” – Associação de Animação Geringonça
– “Straight from the soul” – Associação Fura Samba
– “Cariocas surrended by revelry” – Escola de Samba – Os Cariocas
– “Divitia” – Associação ANIMAD
– “Let’s go to the ball?” – Turma do Funil
– “Carnival is ours” – Associação Cultural Império da Ilha
– “The Ball” – Fitness Team
– “Madeira partying” – Sorrisos de Fantasia
– “The sea wonders: the splendour of a revelry night” – Associação de Animação
Tramas e Enredos
– “Madeira Avant-Gard”– Rotiça
– “Bollywood versus Hollywood” – Dance Flavourz by Francis Cardoso
– “Machim’s legend – a love story” – Sweet Dancers

Miguel Pires, MED, PortoBay Hotels, Funchal
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano…

Carnival – Main Parade, Funchal
Mar 2 @ 8:00 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.

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Mar 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. 

 

New wave Duo Capoeira Bar, Caniço
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm

Oldies but Goodies – music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s

Mar
3
Sun
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Casa do Povo de São Vicente Band
11H00 – 14H00 Children entertainment
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by the orchestra group of Câmara de Lobos “Os Infantes”
16H30 Magic Show
18H30 Music concert by Miguel Pires Trio
21H00 Circus Show
Conducted at the Central Square of Avenida Arriaga, the public may enjoy a show
focused on the circus arts, dance and singing, where art and life are intertwined,
always with the magic that connects us to the Madeira Carnival Festivities 2019.
The show, which lasts 45 minutes, includes acrobats, stilts, aerial performances,
vertical dancing, poi balls jugglers, fire breathers, as well as, urban style, burlesque
and jazz dancers.

Carnaval de São Vicente, São Vicente
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

The carnival revelry will invade the village of São Vicente Sunday, March 3.
Schools and Associations will parade through the streets spreading joy & happiness.
To be part of this afternoon filled with joy and many confetti, sign up until March 1 at the Municipal Council of São Vicente.
There will be prizes and the animation will be guaranteed!

Carnaval no Campanário 2019 – Cortejo Trapalhão, Campanário
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm

The Casa do Povo de Campanário organizes once again the traditional Carnival procession. This year the event will include the procession and also musical animation and stalls of food and drink next to the Casa da Povo (at the end of the procession) Soon the final poster will be released. Stay tuned!

Carnival Concert, Madeira Classical Orchestra, Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm

03.03.2019 . Domingo . 18h00 & 21h30
Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

Concerto de Carnaval
Orquestra Clássica da Madeira
Conservatório . Escola das Artes da Madeira [Formandos CPI, CPAEI, CPIDC]
Maestro convidado . Luís Andrade

Programa

J. Strauss II [1825 – 1899] Die Fledermaus Overture [1874]
K. Badelt [n.1967] Pirata das Caraíbas Suite [2003]
V. Monti [1868-1922] Czardas [1904]
P. I. Tchaikovsky [1840-1893] Da Suite “Lago dos Cisnes” [1876]
C. Saint-Saens [1835-1921] O Cisne [1886]
P. I. Tchaikovsky [1840-1893] Da Suite “Lago dos Cisnes” [1876]
W. A. Mozart [1756-1791] da Sinfonia Nº 40 – Molto allegro [1788]
Geri Halliwell [n.1972] It´s Raining Men

Miguel Pires Trio, Placa Central, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm

Miguel Pires Trio

Miguel Pires, Portofino Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm
Music A La Carte.
Mar
4
Mon
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by “Os Guerrilhas” – Banda Distrital do Funchal
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Santa Cruz Municipal Band
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
18H30 Concert by Blue Oak Band
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues

Mar
5
Tue
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Arco de São Jorge Band
14H30 – 16H00 Children entertainment
16H00 Slapstick Parade, open to all
Itinerary: Starting point at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro
roundabout, Avenida do Mar and Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane), finishing
at Praça da Autonomia
18H30 Concert by Dona Zica music band
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues
SLAPSTICK PARADE
The “Trapalhão” Parade (slapstick parade) is held on Shrove Tuesday, in Funchal.
This parade represents the one which took place originally and spontaneously
at Rua da Carreira. The participants’ creativity knows no boundaries and spans
from social and political satire, to traditional themes, or simple character disguise.
Everybody can participate, both national and foreign citizens, individually or as a
group, on the different categories included in four classifications: Adults, Children,
best “slapstick” and slapstick and travesty king. The winners of each category earn
a pecuniary prize.

Mar
6
Wed
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Paul do Mar Municipal Band
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Ponta do Sol Municipal Band
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
18H30 Music concert by Upright Ntet
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues

Mar
7
Thu
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Santo Antonio Philharmonic Band
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Recreio Camponês Band
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
18H30 Music concert by band Bossa Livre
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues

Miguel Pires – Around The World, Restaurante Bahia, Casino da Madeira, Funchal
Mar 7 @ 9:15 pm

 

The new weekly show, “Around The World”, is a journey of the senses through the World, passing through Europe to Africa, Asia and America. Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner will be able to travel to the Bahia Restaurant through the presentation and representation of some of the most emblematic figures in world music history such as Adele, Elton John and Elvis Presley, of Carmen Miranda, Célia Cruz and Edith Piaf.

It is a show especially designed for the Casino of Madeira that aims to enhance the cultural diversity of the four corners of the World on a single stage. The singers to perform at this show are the two most famous names on Madeira Island, Vânia Fernandes, winner of the RTP programs “Operação Triunfo” and “Festival da Canção”, and Portugal’s representative in Eurovision, and Miguel Pires a of the best male voices ever from the Region.

The show will also be supported by a musical band composed of seven musicians and directed by the musical director Georgy Titov, a ballet body will be led by the renowned ballerina Juliana Andrade, and the costumes will be made by the designer Madeirense André Pereira. The show is accompanied by a menu, inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, with drinks included, ideal for celebrating special moments.

RESERVATIONS / INFORMATION
casino.madeira@pestana.com
+351 291 140 424

Mar
8
Fri
Carnival, Funchal
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Caniço and Eiras Philharmonic Band
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Ribeira Brava Municipal Band
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
18H30 Music concert by Black Dog Blues Band
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues