Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Jungle Free (Botafogo) – Tonight, the Jungle Free Pub hosts singer Valéria Araújo and band Os Imortais. Together, they will deliver a tribute to Brazilian rocker Cazuza, and also to […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, May 28, 2018

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: The Glow Party (Copacabana) – It is time to get the party mood started all over again as “The Glow Party” returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight. DJ Guga […]

“Rio de Maio” Samba Festival to Happen in Centro this Saturday

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, May 26th, Centro Calouste Gulbenkian, in Centro, hosts the “Rio de Maio” festival. Celebrating the Carioca pagode and samba culture all day long, the event will include live music, typical Brazilian culinary stands, among other attractions, until 10PM. The “Rio de Maio” party […]

Back2Black Returns to Rio’s Theatro Municipal this Weekend

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again celebrating the best of African and Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage, the Back2Black festival returns to Rio this weekend, at the city’s prestigious Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) starting Friday, May 25th. The line-up is packed with both Brazilian and international luminaries, including Gilberto Gil, […]

Bourbon Music Festival Returns to Paraty this Weekend

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, May 25th, the city of Paraty, in Rio’s Costa Verde (the Southern coast of Rio State), opens the tenth edition of the Bourbon Festival Paraty. Dedicated to jazz, blues, R&B and soul music, the international festival will bring high-profile attractions to the historic […]

Laranjeiras: Carioca Charm and Tradition in Rio de Janeiro

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – What Laranjeiras lacks in beaches and tourists, it makes up for in verdancy, sophistication and a gema da Cidade (at the heart of the city) lifestyle. Tucked away from Guanabara bay and under the watchful gaze of Christ the Redeemer, Laranjeiras is a historically rich […]

‘Portugal 360’ Promotes Cultural Attractions in Rio this Weekend

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, May 20th, Cidade das Artes, in Barra, opened the “Portugal 360” festival, which commemorates the Portuguese culture and heritage in Rio de Janeiro. The first edition of the event will happen until Sunday, May 20th, gathering traditional Portuguese music, culinary workshops, stand up […]

Ozzy Osbourne to Perform in Rio’s Barra this Sunday

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Sunday, May 20th, heavy metal lovers will have the chance to watch one of the greatest icons from the genre, Ozzy Osbourne, who will be starring at the Jeunesse Arena, in Barra, at 8:30 PM. The show is part of the “No more tours […]