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Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival in Rio this Weekend

In its fifteenth year, the Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival is taking over the city through Sunday, June 17th.  Thirty concerts are being held at any one of three stages around the city. This jazz festival is considered to be one of the best in the world…so, yeah, don’t miss it.  😉

RIO DAS OSTAS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Rio Spots

We celebrate the legacy that was Anthony Bourdain and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.  Rio had a special place in Bourdain’s heart.  So we thought a great way to celebrate the spirit of this writer, presenter, and chef would be to share this article featuring his favorite places to visit while in the Marvelous City:

VISITING ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S FAVORITE PLACES IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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Somewhere Between a Pub, a Bar, a Café…and a Restaurant

Today’s featured post aims to narrow down the best that Rio has to offer in terms of “the humble boteco“.  Described as being a blend of a pub, bar, café, and restaurant, the boteco is the perfect spot for anyone seeking to connect with friends over hearty food, while avoiding the flashiness and noise of a bar and nightclub.  Read on for a list of the five best botecos in Rio’s Zona Sul:

FINDING THE FIVE BEST BOTECOS IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S ZONA SUL

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Rio’s Summer Garden Party, with an American Twist

This Saturday, June 9th at Jubilee Hall in Botafogo, enjoy the annual Rio tradition of the Summer Garden Party.  Hosted by the British and Commonwealth Society, the event is traditionally a celebration of the Queen’s birthday.  This year in honor of Prince Harry’s marriage to his American wife, Meghan Markle, the garden party will be a more relaxed affair with a few fun American twists.  Read on:

RIO’S BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY HOSTS SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

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Lapa Welcomes Back ‘Feira Rio Antigo’ Street Market

This Saturday, June 2nd, head over to Rua do Lavradio street in Lapa for this month’s edition of the “Feira Rio Antigo” street market.  This month’s market will feature a flea market, a forró music show, and visual arts, fashion and design exhibitors.  And we hear that organizers and exhibitors are determined to set the mood for the World Cup!

‘FEIRA RIO ANTIGO’ STREET MARKET RETURNS TO LAPA THIS SATURDAY

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