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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar. The...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tonight, December 15th, Circo Voador, in Lapa, promotes the show of Snarky Puppy, renowned group from Brooklyn, New York. After two years, the band returns to Rio to participate in...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the "Forró de Rabeca" festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil's Northeast. Starting...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Surrounded by over a thousand meter-high mountains in the North of Rio's State, the little village of Sana is the address where humans and nature are deeply connected to each...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Through Sunday, June 18th, the Lagoa hosts Arraiá Lagoa Bier Fest, an outdoor Festa Junina event that happens from 2PM to 10PM at Parque dos Patins (The Rollerblade's Park). The...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil the 'winter' month of June is the season of Festas Juninas (June Parties), some of the biggest and most traditional celebrations that take place all over the country....
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tonight, Thursday, December 1st, the Explorer Bar will celebrate its official opening night, bringing what promises to be a wonderful new addition to the nightlife scene in bohemian neighborhood, Santa...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Festivals throughout Rio de Janeiro will commemorate Dia Nacional do Forró (National Forró Day) today, Saturday, December 13th with City Hall sponsoring the main free celebration which will include...
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