Traffic in Centro Changes Again with New Rio 450 Tunnel

Traffic in Centro Changes Again with New Rio 450 Tunnel

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The latest piece of infrastructure in the project to replace the Perimetral highway in Rio’s Centro and Port Zone, the Rio 450 tunnel has been inaugurated on Sunday March 1st, the city’s 450th birthday. With the tunnel, traffic in Centro changes again considerably. The 1,480 […]

Rio Film School Hosts A Week of Screenings and Lectures

Rio Film School Hosts A Week of Screenings and Lectures

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th, the Academia Internacional de Cinema will host will its Semana de Orientação (Orientation Week) in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In both cities, there will be free public film screenings and lectures given by special […]

Monday, March 2, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Monday, March 2, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Singer Rixxa returns to Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight for his weekly roda de samba show. Expect three hours of very lively samba with Rixxa singing accompanied by brilliant percussionsts and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Additionally during the night, singer and guitarist Pedro Holanda will open at […]

Photo Exhibition Celebrating Rio’s History Opens Today

Photo Exhibition Celebrating Rio’s History Opens Today

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A free, public exhibition featuring 450 photos that chronicle Rio de Janeiro’s history from 1840 through 1930 will open in the Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS-RJ) in Gávea on Sunday, March 1st, the 450th anniversary of city. Following the public opening, the exhibition will remain […]

Sunday, March 1, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Sunday,  March 1, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time for the best of live music as Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents the 69th edition of Babel de Ritmos. Seven bands will perform live during the night.The band O Prisioneiro will kick things off with the best of experimental rock and the band Nuvos will follow with […]

La Calaca in Leblon is Rio’s Latest Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

La Calaca in Leblon is Rio’s Latest Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sitting on the same block as iconic late night destination Pizza Guanabara on the far end of the typically quiet and chic Leblon is the new open space “Mexican gourmet” restaurant La Calaca. American expatriate Kristen Caverly Peixoto from California and Carioca husband Marcos Peixoto […]

Saturday, February 28, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Saturday, February 28, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight on the eve of the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro, more than twenty of the biggest names in Brazilian music will perform live, presenting songs that celebrate the city through musical styles ranging from bossa nova to MPB to samba to hip-hop to rock. The […]

Olympic Preparations in Rio ‘On Track’ According to IOC

Olympic Preparations in Rio ‘On Track’ According to IOC

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has visited Rio this week in order to assess the progress of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games that at one time had been described as the “worst” in Olympic history. However, this time the IOC was full of […]

Friday, February 27, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Friday, February 27, 2015 Nightlife Guide

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Espaço Acústica in Centro will present the Pop n’ Roll party. It will be a special mega edition to bid farewell to Carnival with confetti and streamers released from the stage throughout the night. Carnival masks and gifts will be distributed and those arriving in costume will pay only […]

Rio 450th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off in March

Rio 450th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off in March

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Founded on March 1, 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary this year with over 200 events ranging from concerts to openings to activities including marathons, installations and more taking place throughout the city. With this weekend marking the […]

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