Erasmo Carlos LIVE Oct. 25th!!!

One of the founding Rockers of Brazil’s new musical revolution in the 1960s, Erasmo Carlos returns to Rio de Janeiro to share his newest album,  “Gigante Gentil (Gentle Giant)”, at the Imperator! Reknowned for classics such as ‘Vem Quente Que Eu Estou Fervendo”, the man has written and played on many of the records brazilian musicians look to even today!


Time: 21h00

Address: R. Dias da Cruz, 170 – Méier. Tel.: (21) 2596-1090

Cost: R$ 50-70



Caetano Veloso LIVE at Barra Music

The voice of a generation returns to Rio de Janeiro LIVE at Barra Music on October 23!

A formidable member of the Tropicalismo movement that transformed Brazilian popular music during a time of extreme censorship, Caetano is well-recognized worldwide for his mesh of traditional Brazilian influences, avant-garde experimentalism, and being among the first Brazilian musicians to incorporate Rock n Roll. Alongside contemporaries such as Gil Gilberto, Os Mutantes, and even Frank Zappa, few would consider him anything other than one of Brazil’s finest musical gems!

Price of tickets range from R$ 20 – R$ 300 and can be viewed at the link above.

Barra music is located at Avenida Ayrton Senna 5850, saída da Linha Amarela – Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Check out “Pela Lente do Amor” at the Centro Cultural João Nogueira



The Centro Cultural João Nogueira will be hosting a series of photographs that takes you behind the scenes of the lives and music of some of Brazil’s greatest MPB, Bossanova, Samba, and Rock Nacional artists!

This exposition will be available through March of 2015 so make sure to get a good look while it lasts!




07/10/2014 to 28/02/2015

Sunday-Saturday 10:00 until 22:00

Rua Dias da Cruz, 170 – Meier, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20720-012 ‎



Carnaval box Tickets are on Sale now!



Starting October 1st LIESA (Liga Independente de Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro) has placed tickets for the “Camarotes” (large private boxes) on sale! Coupled with the “Frisa” (small private boxes) tickets that will be available Oct. 28th, interest in 2015’s Carnaval has truly skyrocketed. With already 2x the applications for tickets compared to the previous year, make sure to plan ahead when it comes to the world’s biggest samba party!

Retropicália + Feijão Coletivo Oct. 11


Starting at 23h this Saturday at Bar da Rampa is a party that collects the essence of progessive Brazilian artistry in sound (Tropicalismo) and combines it with a massive party to allow a melting of all of what makes Cariocas so Brazilian. An excellent opportunity to meet interesting locals and indulge in some of the more wild sounds coming out of Brazil. Featuring some ace Dj’s such as Daniel Faria, and the Feijão Coletivo!


Av. Repórter Nestor Moreira, 42 – Botafogo

Rio welcomes Contemporary Aborigine Art


This October 8 – 20 check out “Narrativa Heróica”, an eye popping exposition of contemporary Aborigine paintings. This exposition will continue its world tour from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Hotel Renaissance in São Paulo through to Rio de Janeiro at the Espaço Arca Urbano in Botafogo (Rua São Clemente, 41). The exposition will be available everyday during the week from 11h-19h, and on the weekend from 13h-17h.


Enjoy a wide selection of beers and truly carioca bar food at DOC!

Tucked away in Laranjeiras is a fantastic pub known as DOC! Featuring a wide selection of local and nationally crafted beers, as well as a variety of harder to find international beers, DOC is hard to beat in Zona Sul when it comes to choice. Great chefs give an edge to the typical bar food served in butecos and entice customers to arrive early and leave late!

Boteco D.O.C. – R. das Laranjeiras, 486 – Laranjeiras, RJ, 22240-006

Foto tirada no(a) Boteco D.O.C por Eduardo C. em 10/26

Interested in visiting Búzios? Check out our traveller’s Trip List!


Rising to prominence in the 19th century due to Minas Gerais increasing influence in the gold (and by proxy, shipping) trade, Armação dos Búzios was a small idyllic village known during this time for its role in the whaling industry. After famous French actress Brigitte Bardot was charmed by the engrossing scenery in the mid 1960’s, Búzios has built a reputation as a wonderful getaway that caters well to visitors from all over the world. Known nowadays for its enchanting natural beauty and plethora of beaches, Búzios is an important stop in anyone’s travel plans!


Sights we recommend


Any of its 20 beaches!


Orlat Bardot Boardwalk (gorgeous marina named after Búzios’ biggest fan!)


Rua das Pedras (beautiful cobblestone street that features the best of Búzios’





Sawasdee (creative Thai/Brazilian fusion restaurant) Av. Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 422, Buzios


Peixe Vivo (oceanfront mediterranean cuisine featuring fresh grilled fish and brick oven pizzas!) Orla Bardot 805, Buzios


Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant (beachside gourmet contemporary Brazilian cuisine) Praia Brava, 13, Buzios




The most efficient and cost effective manner to arrive in Búzios from Rio de Janeiro is by bus. Tickets can be purchased directly at the Bus Terminal from Bus Company 1001.


Cost: R$45-55 each way

Time: 3hours




Pousada Santorini


The #1 TripAdvisor ranked Hotel in Búzios, they feature warm, homely, and clean accommodations, ocean view rooms, as well as several enjoyable amenities (such as a pool and sauna!).


Cost (Daily): R$360-420




Pousada de Charme Outro Mer


The #1 TripAdvisor ranked BnB/Inn in Búzios, this place is great for someone looking for something off the beaten path. The guesthouse features culturally themed rooms, scenic hillside location just 15 minutes from the beach (and Rua de Pedras!). The property offers an outstanding breakfast, pool, and the owners and staff will provide a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Cost (Daily): US$ 90 (Approximately R$200)





A wonderful hotel/inn that caters to several needs in-house. Housing a restaurant as well as bar/lounge, you’ll never want to leave! Despite the wonderful view and proximity to the sea, there is a pool, a business center, nearby fitness center at their sister property, as well as dedicated smoking areas. Great place to stay if you want to enjoy Búzios tourist district!


Cost (Daily): R$ 573