Your weekly dose of goodtimes in Lagos Portugal ⚡March 4–10

Plus Volunteering in Lagos, openings, networking, happy hours and more.

Heaps of good times coming up this week including…

  • good stuff happening for International women’s day 🌷 

  • free foiling, SUP, surf, surfskate lessons!🏄🏻‍♀️

  • Lots of live music, dancing and 7 inch vinyl spinning 🪩

  • tips to 🚀rocket fuel your happiness levels. Dave Grohl & inmates are doing it! (see Stuff we’re digging section)✨

Did you know?:
Regular volunteering boosts your happiness more than a 25% pay increase 🙂.

✨ This weeks hot drops

Lots more regular events down below - new stuff always being added.

Monday, March 4

👯 Morning yoga dance
New Class, sounds like a good way to start the week!
8:45–9:45 | at La Casa del Corpo Lagos

🥗 Poké Lagos is back open for a fresh and healthy Hawaiian lunch.
12–16:00 | web, insta

Tuesday, March 5

🍷 Wine tasting of Dão Wines
Enjoy a special wine tasting session at Mosto. Limited spaces avail.
17:00 | at Mosto Wine Shop & Bar | To Book: +351 282 769 527

🪘 Live music at Favo
Enjoy an acoustic mix of Funk-Soul-Blues-Jazz-Reggae-MPB.
20:00 | free | at Favo Bistro Bar (Hortas do Tabual)

Wednesday, March 6

🚶🏻‍♀️Lagos Women’s walks (beach walk)
10:00 | free | Meet at Bar Quim for a nice chats and a beach stroll. K9 🐩 companions welcome! Info: fb group & Insta 

💃 Jam Session with all their teachers, at The Movement Lab, 19:00

Thursday, March 7

🥐 Networking Brunch at Quiksilver Lagos. Register with lagosdigitalnomads.

🫶 Connect: Authentic Game night
Discover playful strategies to fuel your curiosity in relationships, without crossing into discomfort. Unveil the secrets to keeping your bonds vibrant and deeply connected.
18:30–21:00 | 15–25€ Registration required, here | at La Casa del Corpo

🧠 Quiz Night
Be sure to book a table because these Quiz nights are getting packed!
19:30 | free | at The Collab bar

Friday, March 8
Internationals Womens Day 🌷

🥐🥂 Women’s Networking Brunch
Join other women leaders, entrepreneurs & business women for a networking brunch. Connect, inspire and support one another 💪
10–13:00 | 25-30€ | at Goji The hidden one

🖌️ Women’s collaborative art project
Arco Preloved invites females of all generations to co-create an art project and enjoy sweet, sustainable treats by Keldelice
10–15:00 | free | at Arco Preloved 

🪗 Sounds at Twilight
Enjoy an hour of live music from a talented ensemble consisting of double bass, violin, guitar, accordion and piano.
21:00 | 10€ | at Centro Cultural de Lagos

🍻🍸 Happy hours
17-19:00 at Pie Lagos, 20-22:00 at Three Monkeys. Free shots with your first drink at Val’s bar. And I have a feeling they’ll all be mixing up some special cocktails to celebrate women too 🎉

Saturday, March 9

🔥💦 Altamente Festival
Sport workshops for women, music, film screening, market, food and drinks. Learn to Foil, SUP, Surf, Slackline, Surfskate and more. Sign up for free courses here. At Vila Nova de Milfontes beach

🔥🎚️ TobyOne at Favo
Time for a dance sesh! TobyOne spinning strickly 7” vinyls at Favo.
20:30 | free | at Favo Bistro Bar (Hortas do Tabual)

🎨 Exhibition opening at Galeria da Costa Lagos, 18:00, free

🎸 Battle of the Bands
Round one of Battle of the bands brings you four Portuguese bands (from Faro, Lisbon, Portimão & Alenquer).
21:20–0:30 | free | Portimão, more info

🛹 Good times at BoaVida Social Club 
Every Saturday until they close at the start of April, enjoy live music, markets, a skate bowl etc. 18–23:00 | at BoaVidaclub, Aljezur

🪩 Que Se Funk
Hit the dance floor for a night full of Funk tunes. 23:00 | 8€ | at Nox Club, Lagos

🏉 Round 4, Six Nations Rugby
14:15 Scotland vs Italy, 16:45 England vs Ireland. Catch the games at The Collab bar and Pie Lagos

🎤 Open Mic night at Teatro Experimental de Lagos, 21:00 | free

🪗 Open Mic night at Mullens Bar | free

Sunday, Feb 25

🏉 Round 4, Six Nations Rugby
15:00 Wales vs. France. Catch the games at The Collab bar and Pie Lagos

🎸Sunday Sessions at The Collab
Live music to chill on a Sunday afternoon. This week Dj JuJu on the decks!
17:00 | free | at The Collab bar

Save the date!:

🎛️ Edit Algarve is back on March 17 (St. Paddies day) with one of their open-air electro parties. Always hosted in unique locations, this one is at Quinta do Canhoto winery (Albufeira) from 15:00.

Need more? Plenty more regularly happening events further down. If the email is cut, read it online here.

This week try to appreciate the small things in life like this 😊

💫 Other stuff we’re digging: Volunteering

Helping others is a sure way to boost your happiness. It triggers the release of happy hormones in our brains and benefits both the giver and the receiver. Win-win!

Unlike material rewards 💰🚘🛍️ which are subject to hedonic adaptation (the joy quickly fades), the benefits of helping others appreciate overtime✨. They also have a ripple effect - all that positive energy you emit when you’re selfless is contagious… And in my experience, when you donate your time to help others, you get repaid in glorious ways. Just look what happened to this inmate when he donated is life savings to relief in Gaza! 

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) regularly cooks BBQs for the homeless. Want some ideas how you can help others around Lagos? Here you go…
I promise you, it will be worth it!

  • help out at charity shop Madrugada

  • 🐕 Join Cadela Carlota for Volunteer Dog Walking

  • Volunteer at Nandi charity shops

  • Support the Mustard seed Association Lagos, with their various heart warming initiative (feeding homeless, carers etc) [email protected]

  • Help at the Portimão soup kitchen. Contact Joy on +351 917 358 098 or email [email protected].

  • Pitch a beach cleanup on the WhatsApp group 

  • Organise a fun event and donate some or all the proceeds to a good cause

  • Start a group doing a hobby you enjoy and find a way to use it for good

  • Mentor someone or teach them your skills to help them reach their goals

  • Offer to help out your friends - that could mean babysitting their kids to give them some time off, or helping them with their workload.

Got more ideas? We´d love to hear them. Send us an email. 

💫 Need more? Regularly happening:

  • 🥟 Musa Mondays: Free Dumplings with your Musa beer at The Collab

  • 💡 Pub Quiz Every Monday, 20:00 at The Star bar. Free

  • 🤸 Aerial Yoga Mon. & Wed (timetable here) at La Casa del Corpo 

  • 💃 Salsa & Bachata Dance classes & Party Tuesdays 20:00 at at Guanabana. 5€/45 min class. Social dancing from 21:30

  • 🏃🏽🍄 Zenergy Run Club Wed. 7:30am, free. Meet at Luz beach parking. Check the Facebook group for more info.

  • 🚶🏻‍♂️Mens walk and talk Lagos Usually Wed., but various dates & locations. Promoting positive mental health, free, join the facebook group

  • 👩🏻‍💻 Coworking & Coffee Every Wednesday 10–15:00. Various locations. Meet to work & lunch together. WhatApp group

  • 🍷 Wine tasting at Monte Casteleja every Wed. 15:00, 25€ pp (by appointment)

  • 🫐 Vivo Mercado, every Wednesday 17–21:00. Produce, music, food + beer stands and good local fun.

  • 🍸Digital Nomads Meetup, Thursdays 19:00–21:30 at Barbosa Bar & Kitchen

  • 🍕Friday Happiness Pizza Party, every Friday in Monchique insta | web

  • 🫐 Lagos Farmers Market, Saturday morning here

  • 💪 Bootcamp Fit N Flow Lagos every Sat. 9:00, 10€, Batata Beach, join their Whats App group for updates & info.

  • 🎤 Karaoke at Val’s bar, Saturdays, 23:00 | free

  • 🌅🛹 Join a dreamy sunset SurfSkate session. Lessons for beginners also available. Weekly, various locations. Join their WhatsApp group.

  • 🏄‍♂️ Learn to Surf any day, on a day trip with the Surf Experience or rent a Surf or SUP board at Jah Shaka Surf Shop.

  • Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga yoga classes daily at Inlight

  • 🤸🏼‍♀️ Pilates every morning at the Pilates room, from 15€

  • 🩰 A full agenda of Yoga, Pilates & dance at The Movement Lab 12€

  • 👯‍♀️ Daily Dance classes (Hip-hop, Afrobeat, Highheels, Strong & flexible, Freestyle, Breaking etc) at Urban dance studio

Got an upcoming event to share? We’d love to include it:

🔥 Hot jobs!:

Estúdio Vegetariano (the best Vego restaurant around) is looking for a Chef to maintain their great quality, and a friendly waitress. CVs to [email protected]

PIE Lagos is also looking for a Chef/Cook. Experience required, flexible hours. Drop in your CV or email it to [email protected]

Love Burgau is also hiring a Brunch Chef and front of house. More info.

Empanadas&Co. is looking for a waitress from March. Fluent PT & EN required. CVs to [email protected]

Bica Bikes/The Mountain Bike adventure is looking for Bike shop staff / mechanic / bike guide. Summer & all-year-round positions. Send your CV to [email protected]

Wakepark Lagos is looking for staff. Great place to work! [email protected] |

Got a job vacancy? Please share the info with us:
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If you’ve read this far, you can do anything! 💪 I believe in you!