Porto Tour

Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Atlantic Blues invites you for a relaxed tour of the mystical and beautiful town of Porto! Join this journey from the emblematic city center through the old part of town to the breathtaking river view, where you will have the opportunity to see diverse historical buildings of Porto such as the famous Teatro São João, Clérigos Tower, and Sé Cathedral.  This route is a bit different from last year and is a great opportunity to get to know people who you’ll be dancing with this weekend.

Meeting time/point: At 10:00 AM at the Statue of D.Pedro IV at the bottom of Aliados.  (metro Aliado or São Bento)
Tour guide: João das Botas (João Teixeira)

Gala Dinner

Saturday, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

On Saturday before the party, you can join us for our special dinner at the Casa da Música restaurant!

Menu • 22€ / person includes choice of menu and drinks and coffee:

Sopa de nabos e penca à portuguesa
Turnip Soup and Portuguese Cabbage
Caril de legumes sobre batata doce
Vegetable Curry on Sweet Potato
Goujons de vitela estufada com Risotto de açafrão e ervilhas
Veal Stew on Saffron Pea Risotto
Panna cotta com molho fudge de caramelo
Pann Cotta with Caramel sauce
Fruta laminada
Sliced fruit

Jack & Jill Contest

Prelims • Friday during the party
Finals • Saturday during the party

Most of you know how these work! Bring on those moves you’ve been working on. Challenge yourself! Get over your fears of dancing for an audience. So many reasons to compete. Find your own and get out there! For the Jack & Jill.  You have to be able to be present on Friday night for the prelims and Saturday night for the finals.

You’ll have a chance to win:
First place winners (lead & follow each win) will get a Full Pass to The Spoonful in Edinburgh at the end of June!

Solo Blues Contest

Friday during the party

No hiding behind a partner with this one! Just you and the music! Find your groove and bring on all of your best moves.

You’ll have a chance to win:
First place winner will get a Full Pass to Drag the Blues in Barcelona in October!

Porto Wine Tasting

Sunday, 10:00pm – 10:30pm

A trip to Porto isn’t complete without a taste of port wine! So that’s our plan for the beginning of Sunday night’s party at Casa da Música!
This will be a journey through the wonderful and fascinating world of port wine, You will taste one of the best and oldest nectars in the world from the Douro Valley.

7.50€ • Port Wine Explanation + Tasting
3 tastings: a dry white port, a tawny port and a ruby port