- Type: Live Music
NileGuide Expert Says:
A respected Bairro Alto institution acknowledged for its promotion of alternative art and music.
- Commonly known by its abbreviation ZDB, this gallery-bar space thrives on staging experimental visual and performance art and is regarded as one of the most culturally influential of its kind in the city. Works by some of the country's leading exponents of underground contemporary art have found expression here. The gallery also promotes the alternative music scene and a refreshingly original line-up of local and guest singer-songwriters are regularly invited to showcase their burgeoning talent. ZDB's multi-disciplinary floorspace is also a platform for avant-garde theatre productions and modern dance. Photography, too, is exhibited. To check forthcoming events browse the website that while in Portuguese gives users an idea of what to expect. Nestled in the warren of streets and alleys that is Lisbon's Bairro Alto district, ZDB is suitably bohemian in style and attitude and welcomes visitors even if it's just to enjoy a drink and a chat in the gallery lounge. © NileGuide2011 Galeria zé dos bois (zdb) was formed in 1994 by a group of people who occupied abandoned buildings and created a cultural center. Nowadays they have their own building in the Barrio Alto where they have art exhibits, concerts, dance, theater, and DJ's mostly on weekends. Check their website for details.