Rio 2016 Olympic Megastore to Open in Copacabana June 30th

Rio 2016 Olympic Megastore to Open in Copacabana June 30th

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, June 30th, the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee will unveil Brazil’s first Olympic megastore in Copacabana. With some 500,000 tourists expected to visit Rio de Janeiro for the start of the Games in little over a month, officials are preparing for an Olympic shopping […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the first edition of the year of the Dobradinha party. During the night, DJ Pauleta Farineli and the Dobradinha team will spin the best of rock, pop, techno, funk, and axé. Promotions will include two-for-one special on Jägermeister until 1AM and two-for-one specials on […]

Historic Images of Rio Exhibit Opens in Instituto Moreira Salles

Historic Images of Rio Exhibit Opens in Instituto Moreira Salles

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The exhibition, O Paço, a praça e o morro (The palace, the square and the hill) opened on Friday, June 24th at the Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS) in Gávea. Remaining on display through August 28th, the exhibition showcases the history of the city’s Centro […]

Rio’s Mayor Inaugurates Final Olympic Arena

Rio’s Mayor Inaugurates Final Olympic Arena

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a little over a month to go before the most watched sports event in the world begins in Rio de Janeiro, an important milestone was reached on Sunday, June 26th as Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes unveiled the final sports arena in Olympic Park, the […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 27, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for black lights, glow sticks, DJs, and drinking games as the Glow Party returns to take over New Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight. During the night, DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, cumbia, trap, reggaeton, funk, pop, and hip hop. Caipirinhas will be free […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for a traditional festa junina today as Circo Voador hosts the Arraiá do Gigantes da Lira. During the event, there will be traditional foods, games, acrobatic clowns. jugglers, and more. The band Gigante will perform classic festa junina marchinhas live and there will be traditional dances. Circo Voador […]

Final Exhibit of CCBB Rio’s Contemporary Award Series Opens

Final Exhibit of CCBB Rio’s Contemporary Award Series Opens

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From June 28th through August 1st, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) in Rio de Janeiro will host artist Floriano Romano’s sound installation, “Errância” (Wandering). The exhibition will be held in CCBB RJ’s Sala A Contemporânea and will feature a “massa sonora” (sound mass) […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The The Mercado Mundo Mix (MMMix) event returns to Fundição Progresso in Lapa today from 12PM to 10PM with art exhibitions, independent publications, food trucks, workshops, fashion vendors, and live music. Singer Lila will kick off the performances at 4PM and singer-songwriter Mateus VK will follow at 6PM. The dance […]

Brazil’s Tourism Industry Divided on 2016 Outlook

Brazil’s Tourism Industry Divided on 2016 Outlook

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, the Getulio Vargas Foundation released its 12th Annual Survey of the Economic Tourism Situation (PACET) commissioned by Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism. According to the detailed 120-page report, despite a rocky 2015 for most of the tourism sector, of nine different segments, car rental, […]

“Como Habitar Abismos” Exhibition Opens in Flamengo

“Como Habitar Abismos” Exhibition Opens in Flamengo

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exploring, through the use of embroidery, the themes of intimacy, female eroticism, and the ambiguities of home, the exhibition “Como Habitar Abismos” (How to Inhabit Gaps) will open on July 2nd in Castelinho do Flamengo – Centro Cultural Oduvaldo Vianna Filho. Continuing through September […]

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