Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 11th to Dec 17th 2012


*Emmanuel Nassar – Este Norte (This direction)

The artist was inspired in his youth, lived in the military dictatorship times in Brazil, to pass the concept of freedom for his works. The works are based on photographs, paintings, paper and metal plates.

Tue to Fri – 11am – 6pm, Sat and Sun – 11am to 5pm, Fev 3rd 2013.

Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rua Luis de Camōes, 68 – Centro



Photo Web 2011

Forty-seven records of three winners of the second edition of the PhotoWeb 2011 Award, a contest that aims to promote photography as a visual asset to the city.

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

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




*Forró na Pedra do Sal (Forro at Pedra do Sal)

Every week there is a different agenda at Pedra do Sal, located at the base of Morro da Conceição (Conceição Hill) base. The cozy corner lives in celebration with its lively samba, that welcomes people of all ages and tastes.

Wed, 8pm

Largo João da Bahiana s/n – Zona Portuária




OOJazz (Orleans Original Jazz)

The elegance of the nineteenth century two-story house combined with New Orleans music creates a perfect atmosphere for enjoying fine wine and contemporary cuisine in one of the most charming areas of ancient Rio

Thursday, 6:30pm

Brasserie Rosário 34, Praça XV – Centro



Último Gole

A traditional street samba group (called blocos) which plays the classic of Rio’s Carnival songs and also their own composition.

Friday, 9:00pm

Studio RJ, Vieira Souto 110, Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$50,00


*Nando Reis

With over 30 years of career, the former component of one of the most famous Brazilian rock band, the Titãs, plays his new songs in this show.

Saturday, 10pm

Fundição Progresso, Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa

Entrance fee: R$50,00




*Brazilian Symphony Orchestra

The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB) is the most traditional symphonic ensemble in Brazil. A great opportunity to see the Brazil National Orchestra performing in one of the most beautiful churches in Rio de Janeiro, the Candelária’s Church.

Sunday, 4pm

Candelária Church, Rua da Candelária 79, Centro



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