Traveling to Ouro Preto, the Colonial Heart of Minas

Traveling to Ouro Preto, the Colonial Heart of Minas

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those who favor history and culture over beach for a weekend away, Ouro Preto and its neighboring towns have plenty to offer. The colonial town lies around six hours by car from Rio in the lush green hills of Minas Gerais and has the […]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala returns to play live at Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight. This marks the band’s fourth time in the city. They first performed at Circo Voador in 2011, then in 2012 at Imperator. Last year they again played live at Circo Voador in October. For two […]

Thursday, November 27, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Thursday, November 27, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today the Festival Multiplicidade begins the closing weekend of its 10th edition in Rio de Janeiro. Running the 27th through the 30th, the grand finale of the festival will feature more than thirtty artists, VJs, DJs and electronic musicians performing live at the Fundação Planetário (Planetarium) in Gávea and at […]

Friday, November 28, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Friday, November 28, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight singer-songwriter and musician Jake Bugg will perform live at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca. Born just a little over twenty years ago in England as Jake Edwin Kennedy, Jake Bugg has become well known for his youthful yet contemplative blend of Dylanesque folk and indie rock. He released […]

Saturday, November 29, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Saturday, November 29, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today the Ausländer Musik Festival returns to Castelo de Itaipava in Petrópolis for its 2014 edition. Swedish pop duo Icona Pop will headline the festival with Swedish-American singer Mapei, Norwegian indie rock band Kakkmaddafakka, British singer Jesuton, and Rio DJ KinKid also performing on the main stage. Meanwhile on the […]

Sunday, November 30, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Sunday,  November 30, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante will perform live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Born Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, the musician is well known as a former songwriter for the band Los Hermanos and for his collaborations with musicians including: Los Hermanos, Gilberto Gil, […]

Monday, December 1, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Monday, December 1, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The 2014 edition of Novas Frequências begins tonight with Americain Ashley Paul performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. The festival will run from today, December 1st, through the 14th. During the festival, shows will take place with various musicians performing throughout the city at places including Espaço Cultural Municipal […]

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Nightlife Guide

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brazilian rock band Far From Alaska will perform live tonight at Teatro Odisséia as the Lapa venue presents the first edition of the High! Rock party. Originating from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Far From Alaska consists of vocalist Emmily Barreto, synth player Cris Botarelli. drummer Lauro Kirsch, guitarist Rafael […]

High Prices Keep Storefronts Closed in Ipanema and Leblon

High Prices Keep Storefronts Closed in Ipanema and Leblon

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The staggering spike in real estate prices over the last five years is starting to cause more closed storefronts in the Zona Sul (South Zone) beach-side gems of Ipanema and Leblon. With many five-year commercial leases turning over and owners asking for huge rent increases, […]

Rio Holds Mass Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony

Rio Holds Mass Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The largest collective same-sex civil wedding ceremony in the world took place in Rio de Janeiro’s Armazém Utopia, on the afternoon of Sunday, November 23rd, according to the Rio de Janeiro State Department of Social Welfare and Human Rights. During the ceremony, the marriages […]

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