Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 29th to Jan 6th 2012



*O Sacrifício pela Vida na Guarita ( The sacrifice of life in the Guardhouse) at CCBB’s Sala A Contemporânea

The Sala A Contemporânea is a space exclusively dedicated to promote solo exhibitions and unpublished works of contemporary Brazilian artist.

Tue to Sun – 9am – 9pm until Jan 6th 2013.

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), Rua Primeiro de Março 66 – Centro


*The Impressionist

Some of the most important impressionist works of art from the Museu d’Orsay like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Renoir and Monet are displayed at the CCBB.

Tue to Sun 9am – 9pm – until Jan 13th 2013

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), Rua Primeiro de Março 66 – Centro



New Year Eve’s Firework Displays at Copacabana Beach

Celebrate the arrival of the year 2013 with a lot of music, in a colorful and environment-friendly way at a sandy beach in Copacabana.

Tuesday, midnight

Copacabana Beach




*Dhi Ribeiro at Rio Scenarium

Dhi Ribeiro signs samba in its various aspects such as romantic samba, samba rock and gafieira (a partner samba dance).

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Rio Scenarium – Rua Lavradio 20, Lapa – Centro

Entrance fee: R$35,00


Sururu na Roda

The group makes a great mix of various genres of Brazilian music, a true musical miscegenation. One of the most popular samba singer of Lapa, Rogê will sign as a special guest.

Thursday, 9pm

Studio RJ – Rua Vieira Souto 110 – Ipanema.

Entrance fee: R$40,00


*The Maze

All night jazz in a mix of bar and guesthouse with one of the greatest night views in Rio

Friday, 8pm

Tavares Bastos 414, Catete

Entrance: R$ 30,00; from 10pm, R$40,00am


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