Both Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 5p-8p, July 9th & 10th, Casa Cool Beans hosted the hot band Feijao Coletivo along with video art as part of Open Doors…..was a SMASHING SUCCESS!!!!
FINALLY we have arrived at the OPEN DOORS weekend here in Santa Teresa (for 2011)! This is where the local artists open their studios, homes & exhibit spaces for everyone to view their current collections and meet the artists. Lasting for just three days; this year Friday July 8th, Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th (hours 10a-6p) get here while you can!
Visit the official website, www.ChaveMestra.com.br, for more information. OR the RioTImes story…
Below are a few photos of our experience at the Open Doors this year……
We can not believe that time passes so quickly! Casa Cool Beans is seldom not full so our days go by in a flash. Happily we seem to really have already settled in and are doing super! Some wonderful guests (Walter & Joseph) who stayed with us for two weeks took this photo of us last week to post so our friends and family can see we are indeed doing super!!! Thanks guys for the photo!
This is great news…..at least for the those that made the TOP 10! 🙂
LONDON, UK (OUTNOW) — MAY 10, 2011 — Results of the largest market research study of its kind are released today – and the new report reveals – for the first time – which are the true gay tourism hotspots, right around the world…………A new study from Out Now Global for the first time reveals results from LGBT people living in 18 countries right around the world – to give a far more definitive and much more accurate global picture of exactly where LGBT people are planning to visit for their holidays in the next three years. With almost 40,000 respondents from this landmark study, Out Now’s LGBT2020 research is the largest study of its kind ever to be undertaken. As well as a comprehensive data set collected from the USA and Canada, the research also covered seven countries never before tested in the fast growing region of Latin America.
For the rest of the article scroll down below the TOP 10 LIST….
SO NOW the TOP 10 LIST:
Destination Score Max 180
#1 New York 179
#2 Sydney 177
#3 Rio de Janeiro 173
#4 Paris 168
#5 San Francisco 165
#6 London 156
#7 Buenos Aires 154
#8 Tokyo 148
#9 Hong Kong 128
#10 Melbourne 127
Go RIO, Go RIO, Go RIO….it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday…..wops! Lost my happy mind for a moment! This is REALLY great news for Rio de Janeiro…..but no surprise!
**UNFORTUNATELY the Festival was cancelled (only 2 days before) by an order from a Judge after a neighborhood association protested…mmmm; can you say constipated!!!**
With over 100 bands to perform throughout the afternoon here in Santa Teresa this Sunday it will be a MUSICAL EVENT to he heard around the world! Here is much more on the specifics….if you are in Rio you MUST NOT MISS THIS!!!
Festival Santa Musica-Uma festa popular, gratuita, aberta a quem quiser participar. Todos os estilos sonoros em alegre convivência. A celebração da música entre pessoas de todas as idades e origens sociais.
Festival Santa Musica-A popular, free party, opened to who to want to participate. All the styles in joyful reunion. The celebration of music between people of all ages and social origins.
Check out the official website for details on which bands are playing where and when:
We love the Rio Times……always keeping us updated on local events in English! 🙂 Here is a nice article on Santa that was in today’s edition.
The Changing Face of Santa Teresa
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santa Teresa, the bohemian neighborhood nestling itself on a s
More or less the week forecast for June 12th, 2011 on my iPhone (below) shows our weather pattern here in Rio de Janeiro right now in June. Pretty nice right? As David and I always say to each other, “Very San Francisco”.
Catching up on reading my favorite magazine, New York Magazine, I came across this wonderful issue; APRIL 25th, 2011; “AROUND THE WORLD IN 156 PAGES; THE URBANIST’S GUIDE TO Paris, Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Bankok, RIO & Cairo”. On page 32- RIO-Speedo-less beaches, soap-star bashes, and very-late-night snacks.
Broken down into ten sub-topics, all interesting and worth a glance….read on!
Rio de Janeiro has always been Brazil’s greatest attraction: a city of gorgeous, gregarious, athletically blessed people that is almost impossibly draped over dramatic green hills along a coastline indented with beautiful beaches. It’s also a city of crime, chronic poverty, and deep-seated corruption. Like Brazil itself (whose stock market shot up more than 350 percent from 2000 to 2010), Rio is percolating right now; commercial rents, according to one assessment, are now higher here than in New York. Inflation’s on the rise too—but with the World Cup arriving in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the long-neglected port area being overhauled, three new museums going up, and even the crime-ridden favelas slowly coming under state control, the city’s feeling pretty good. It’s still no paradise, though it comes as close as any complicated metropolis of 12 million inhabitants ever could.
• The Top Three Beach Scenes
• Top Five Boutiques
• Is Rio Safe?
• The Downtown Circuit
• Where to Party Like a Soap Star
• Botecos—for Drinks and Snacks
• Rio’s Changing Architecture
• Where Locals Would Stay If They Weren’t Locals
• Top Chefs