Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 4th to Dec 10th 2012


*Burle Marx – A figura humana (The Human Figure)

The showcase at the Correios Cultural Center presents 120 designs and illustrations of Roberto Burle Marx, the famous Brazilian landscape architect who created many outstanding gardens like Aterro do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro

Tue to Sun 12am – 7pm – until Jan 6th 2013

Centro Cultural dos Correios, Rua Visconde de Itaboraí 20, Centro


*Isabela Franco – Desencontros – (Mismatch)

The artist displays nineteen screens of different sizes. Most of them are paintings with impressions of the artist body, who, covered in paint, left her personal marks in the works.

Tue to Sun 12am – 7pm, until Dec 16th

Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco 241, Centro.




Palhaceata (The Crown Parade)

A sort of Clown Festival which will gather 100 artists from Brazil and 25 from outside performing in the streets and concert halls of the city. The traditional parade of clowns will leave Cinelândia and walk to Praça XV led by a Giant Octopus

Wed, 3pm

Cinelândia Square





The famous Brazilian composer shows his new album, Tropicália Lixo Lógico at the Festival Multiplicidade, a music festival of audiovisual performances.

Thursday, 8pm

Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rua Dois de Dezembro, 63 – Flamengo

Entrance fee: R$ 40,00


Bossa Jazz e Muito Mais (Bossa, Jazz & Much More)

The Brazilian bassist Alberto Continentino plays with his band Acoustic Bass, Vibraphone, guitar, drums and percussion in a Bossa and Jazz Night at Vista Restaurant.

Friday, 9:30pm

Restaurante Vizta, Avenida Delfim Moreira, 630 – Leblon

Entrance fee: R$40,00


Móveis Coloniais de Acaju (Colonial Furniture of Acaju)

A ten piece world pop brazilian band with one of today’s best live performance of its country.

Saturday,  10pm

Studio RJ, Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$50,00




Velha Guarda da Mangueira

A “Roda de Samba” (Samba gathering) led by one of the most famous Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro, called Mangueira.

Sunday, 8pm

Studio RJ, Av Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$30,00


*This area might be unsafe; please discuss with us before going!