By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city’s “Feira do Rio Antigo” (Old Rio Market), which takes place every first Saturday of the month in Lapa, will have a special edition for Carnival fans today, November 2nd. In anticipation of the selection of the “Rei Momo” (King Momo), an important Carnival personality, musicians and lively samba dancers will be present at the market.

Antique Market in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News
The antique market in Lapa awaits with a special edition this Saturday, photo by Alexandre Macieira/Riotur.

The antique market takes place in the Rua do Lavradio in the heart of bohemian neighborhood Lapa, with sellers offering everything from furniture to clothes, accessories and charming articles for decoration. Resisting the urge to buy items from the various stalls will prove a difficult task.

For the special edition this Saturday, dancers from the Caprichoso de Pilares samba school will perform between the stalls, turning the market into a party with a distinct Carnival feel.

The dancers will also perform at 4PM at Praça Emilinha Borba. Masters of the samba rhythms – the school’s drummers – will showcase their beats on Praça Tiradentes at 5PM.

What: Feira Rio Antigo
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 10AM to 7PM
Where: Rua do Lavradio, Lapa
Entrance: FREE

Read more (in Portuguese).

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