Rio Designers Turn Scrap Wood Into Artisanal Sunglasses

Rio Designers Turn Scrap Wood Into Artisanal Sunglasses

By Anna Harcourt, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A group of young Brazilian designers are turning scrap wood from construction sites into high-fashion sunglasses.The Zerezes sunglasses are part of the growing world of sustainable fashion, mixing trends in international design with local materials and production. The small-scale business was founded in 2012 by […]

Salgueiro Samba School Set for Carnival 2015

Salgueiro Samba School Set for Carnival 2015

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, February 15th, G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will be the fifth samba school of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) to parade down Rio de Janeiro’s Sambódromo during the 2015 Carnival competition. Also known simply as Salgueiro, the popular school is a nine-time Carnival […]

Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio

Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After about a month-long hiatus from club football (soccer), the ball is rolling again this weekend, in the 110th edition of the Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. In this pre-Brasileirão tournament Rio’s top four teams compete with the smaller ones in Rio state for […]

União da Ilha Samba School Parades at Rio Carnival Feb 16th

União da Ilha Samba School Parades at Rio Carnival Feb 16th

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The G.R.E.S. União da Ilha samba school from Ilha do Governador (Governor’s Island) will compete for the title of this year’s Carnival championship on the second day of the Special Group parades on Monday, February 16th. The school is set to enter the Sambódromo as […]

Rio to Break Olympic Guanabara Cleanup Pledge, No Plan B

Rio to Break Olympic Guanabara Cleanup Pledge, No Plan B

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the confession of Rio state environmental minister André Correa that the Guanabara Bay will not be cleaned in time for the 2016 Olympic sailing and windsurfing contests, officials have admitted that there is no “Plan B” to hold the competitions at a different place. […]

Kandinsky Exhibition Opens in Rio de Janeiro at CCBB

Kandinsky Exhibition Opens in Rio de Janeiro at CCBB

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The exhibition, “Kandinsky: Tudo Começa num Ponto” (Kandinsky: All Begins at a Point) opens today, Wednesday, January 28th in the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB) and will run through March 30th. Curated by Evgenia Petrova and Joseph Kiblitsky, the free […]

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Launch Event in Ipanema

Carioca Cricket Club Hosts Launch Event in Ipanema

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sport of cricket, a ball-and-bat game invented in England, is growing in popularity in Rio de Janeiro. The city’s team, the Carioca Cricket Club (CCC), invites everyone interested to join them for the 2015 season at the opening event on January, 29th. The CCC, […]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night returns to Lapa Irish Pub tonight. Located beside the famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) and seconds away from Circo Voador, Fundição Progresso and the Selaron Steps, the Lapa Irish Pub is known for its wide variety of imported beers and for its welcoming environment. So, […]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight in Centro it’s time for the best of afrobeat, hip-hop, reggae, soul, funk, groove, house, cumbia, salsa, jazz, trap and more. The La Paz centro will host the SandboX and Favela Chic parties with very special guests Belgian DJ Mukambo and New York DJ and producer Nickodemus. DJ Mukambo, […]

Friday, January 30, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Friday, January 30, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After two very succesful editions, it’s time again for the best of bass and house at the CAVE club in Arpoador. The venue will present the third edition of the increasingly popular Jack N Bass party tonight. DJ Dropheadd , Eclectic, with DJ Nicolau Marinho and DJ Douglas Castro, Touchtalk, […]

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