It’s been three years since the close of Casa Rosa, due to legal concerns about the venue’s night activities conflicting with RIO’s Silence Law. But Casa Rosa is back! And it’s only here that, this weekend, you can enjoy free entry to the ‘Casa Rosa Food Park’ event, where artisanal beer, food fashion and music will be offered.
Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved a labor reform bill that supporters believe will provide a much-needed boost to the country’s economy. Some features of the bill, which is heading to the Senate now, include: easing restrictions on temporary workers and allowing employment negotiations to override the legislation.
Tonight’s the night to enjoy musical performances by Sergipe-born duo Julio Rêgo and Ricardo Vieira at Espaço Botica this weekend. The event is FREE (accepting voluntary donations) and participants will also enjoy art on display by photographers Andrea Nestrea and Vivi Giaquinta.
Today’s post is an artist’s spotlight on Milton Nascimento, a Brazilian composer who’s music is described as “a rich brew of elements such as Portuguese fado, Andean music, classical, jazz, and even Gregorian chant.” As a special treat, you’ll get to stream his full album. Enjoy!
Today is the last day to experience RIO’s Museu da Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) exhibit celebrating the diversity of innovation and creativity in Brazil. The 40 projects on display range from “inventive accidents” to well-crafted creations.
Today’s featured article introduces the term “smart slums” to describe RIO favelas that are trying new and inventive ways to create cleaner energy and reduce weight. Read on to find out how urban planners and footballers have figured out how to light the fields at night with energy created by the players themselves.
This is how Bezerra de Mello, founder of the Uere school in RIO, describes the consequence of the city’s drug wars on its children. At this particular school, drills are held often in order to prepare children for the unfortunate inevitable: shootouts.
Despite large economic deficits, Rio de Janeiro’s bomb squad unit trumps similar units in South America. Read on for more on how debt-stricken Rio has managed to build such an advanced defense system and why its routine use has sparked public outrage and ethical concerns.
A great tour guide offers “off-limit,” exclusive peeks inside the life and inner workings of a city or structure. Grand Central Station guide, Dan Brucker, made a three decade long career out of doing just that. However veteran guide, Brucker may have gone too far, offering access to the Grand Central Terminal that was deemed a little TOO off-limits for the MTA. What do you think–was the MTA too harsh in suspending Brucker?