Technical Rehearsals Begin for Carnival 2015 in Rio de Janeiro

Technical Rehearsals Begin for Carnival 2015 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the official start of Carnival two months away, six samba schools entered the famed Sambódromo on Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st to begin rehearsals for the biggest samba competition in the world, Carnival 2015. The six schools with their enredo (themes) […]

Celebrating Christmas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating Christmas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sandy beaches and caipirinhas may take the place of the snow and eggnog that those from the Northern Hemisphere are accustomed to during the holiday season, but getting together with family, eating meals and exchanging gifts are some of the traditions that are similar […]

Rembrandt Original “Biblical Figure” Exhibition Opens in Rio

Rembrandt Original “Biblical Figure” Exhibition Opens in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring 78 original pieces by Dutch painter, printmaker and etcher Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the free to the public exhibition, “Rembrandt e a figura bíblica” (“Rembrandt and the biblical figure”), was inaugurated at Centro Cultural Correios in Centro, Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, December […]

Quiz Night Rio and Stephen Garland, the Culture Vulture

Quiz Night Rio and Stephen Garland, the Culture Vulture

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A self-proclaimed culture vulture, Irishman Stephen Garland is helping to shine a light on Rio culture while simultaneously building and strengthening communities within the city. Establishing a Rio Meetup group, helping to organize a Meetup for comedy writers, and running Quiz Night Rio, are […]

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –To celebrate the summer season, Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host a special pool party edition of Karaokê Indie tonight. The party will be complete with a real pool set up in the venue plus beach chairs, paddles and floats. Attendees are encouraged to dress in beachwear. Two hundred packets of […]

Thursday, December 18, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Thursday, December 18, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will celebrate three years of the Yes! We Love Passion party. Tonight’s edition of the party will feature an open bar until 4AM and DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Luca spinning the best of house, hip hop, and funk. The open bar will […]

Friday, December 19, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Friday, December 19, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Armazém 3 in Píer Mauá will house the over the top event, Formatura PH Botafogo/Ipanema 2014: The Fantastic Phactory. Multiple DJs will spin; multiple MCs will perform and the open bar will overflow with drinks, food and sweets. DJs R3HAB, Johnny Glovez, Tucho, Dinho Porto, and DJ Barão will […]

Saturday, December 20, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Saturday, December 20, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Hit Me party will celebrate its fifth anniversary tonight at Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Polly, Ivy, and Ingrid Gründig will spin the best of hits, pop, hip-hop, EDM and funk in the subsolo (basement), while above at the fosfobar, DJs Caio Loki, Grazzia, Lia, Richard L and Priscila Dau […]

Sunday, December 21, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Sunday,  December 21, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After two successful editions, the Hype Free Market returns to Barra da Tijuca today from 12PM to 9PM for a special Christmas edition. With over 160 exhibitors, the fair combines the best of both new fashion and brands in Rio with quality vintage and used goods from thrift shops and […]

Monday, December 22, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Monday, December 22, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick -Tonight Digital Dubs returns to Lapa’s Leviano Bar with the best of reggae, ska, rocksteady, and dub. The band Muzamba All Stars will get things started on the first floor with reggae, ska and rocksteady. Then Radiola Visto Rasta will play the best of reaggae roots and dub. As always, Digital […]

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