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

fogos_copacabana

Expositions

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The Sala A Contemporânea is a space exclusively dedicated to promote solo exhibitions and unpublished works of contemporary Brazilian artist.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

Free

*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

Free

 

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

Free

 

Music

*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!

Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 24th to Dec 30th 2012

luz da pedra

 

 

Expositions

*Maria Carmen Perlingeiro – “Luz da Pedra” (Lights of the stones)

She creates sculptures using alabaster and gold leaf. “Luz da Pedra” is one of the carioca artist’s most recent works.

Tue to Fri – 12am – 6pm, Sat and Sun – 12am to 7pm, until Jan 13rd 2013.

Museu de Arte Moderna – MAM – Av. Infante Don Henrique 85 – Centro

Free

William Kentridge

A well established south african artist in the international scene which has some of his works at Louvre, Paris or MoMa, New York. Videos, pictures and sculptures are presented. Also an opportunity to visit the Instituto Moreira Salles, built in one of the beautiful mansions in the pleasant Gávea neighborhood.

Tue to Sun 11am – 8pm – until Fev 17th 2013

Instituto Moreira Salles, Rua Marquês de São Vicente 476 – Gávea

Free

 

Christmas Show at Copacabana Beach

*Stevie Wonder and Gilberto Gil

The city of Rio will bring Stevie Wonder to town for a free Christmas night concert on the famed Copacabana Beach. The beach concert is set to take place in front of the hotel Copacabana Palace starting at 10PM, with a legendary Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil opening at 8PM and later joining Wonder on stage.

Tuesday, 8pm

Copacabana Beach – In front of Copacabana Palace Hotel

Free

 

Music

Samba and Choro at Rio Scenarium

Two bands playing Samba and Choro (instrumental samba rhythm). The Samba group will start at 7:30pm and the Choro band at 10:30pm. Both play the hits and classic of brazilian samba and choro music.

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Rio Scenarium – Rua Lavradio 20, Lapa – Centro

Entrance fee: R$20,00

 

Raiz do Sana – Brazilian Northeastern Music

Inspired by Northeastern rhythms, the band plays xotes, xaxados, maracatu and other typical Brazilian northeastern rhythms. It also mixes elements such as rock, salsa, samba and soul. It is one of the most popular bands for such type of music in Rio.

Thursday, 20:30pm

Studio RJ – Rua Vieira Souto 110 – Ipanema.

Entrance fee: R$40,00

 

Classic Ballet

 

*O Quebra Nozes (The Nutcracker)

In the great surrounds of the city Municipal Theatre overlooking Cinelândia, the 120 year-old score by Tchaikovsky accompanying the resident ballet company becomes a veritable must for fans of a little seasonal cheer.

Date: Dec 28th, Jan 03-06 2013

Friday, 8pm

Teatro Municipal – Praça Marechal Floriano – Cinelândia

Entrance fee: R$ 25 to R$ 84

 

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

Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 18th to Dec 24th 2012

Expositions

*Henrique Oliveira

Oliveira uses “tapumes”, which in portugese can mean fencing, boarding, or enclosure, as a title for many of his large-scale installations.

Tue to Fri – 11am – 6pm, Sat and Sun – 11am to 5pm, Fev 3rd 2013.

Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rua Luis de Camōes, 68 – Centro

Free

 

Augusto Malta

Different photographers interpret images taken by the famous brazilian photographer Augusto Malta on ancient Copacabana.

Tue to Sun 14pm – 6pm

Espaço Sesc – Galeria, Rua Domingos Ferreira, 160, Copacabana – until Fev 03rd 2013

Free

 

Dance

Enquanto estamos aqui (While we are here)

On stage, the action takes place on and around a big table, around which the audience settles. Solo presentation of the ballet dancer Marcia Rubin.

Thursday, 9:30pm

Espaço Sesc – Mezanino, Rua Domingos Ferreira 160, Copacabana.

Free

 

Music

Sarau Déjavú

New composers and interpreters of Brazilian music gather to present their work to an audience hungry for new trends in contemporary Brazilian music scene.

Wednesday, 9:30pm

Studio RJ, Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$40,00

 

*Hermeto Pascoal

Known as “Bruxo” (the Sorcerer), Pascoal often makes music with unconventional objects such as teapots, children’s toys, and animals, as well as people’s voice. He plays his new songs and also some old hits.

Friday, 10:00pm

Circo Voador, Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa

Entrance fee: R$80,00

 

*MONOBLOCO

Monoblock is back on stage this weekend with its varied repertoire of percussion performance, playing the best of samba.

Saturday, 11pm

Circo Voador, Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa

Entrance fee: R$60,00

 

Classic Ballet

 

*O Quebra Nozes (The Nutcracker)

In the great surrounds of the city Municipal Theatre overlooking Cinelândia, the 120 year-old score by Tchaikovsky accompanying the resident ballet company becomes a veritable must for fans of a little seasonal cheer.

Date: Dec 19-23

Alternative dates Dec 27-30, Jan 03-06 2013

Open 8pm (except Sun 5pm)

Teatro Municipal – Praça Marechal Floriano – Cinelândia

Entrance fee: R$ 25 to R$ 84

 

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

 

Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 11th to Dec 17th 2012

Expositions

*Emmanuel Nassar – Este Norte (This direction)

The artist was inspired in his youth, lived in the military dictatorship times in Brazil, to pass the concept of freedom for his works. The works are based on photographs, paintings, paper and metal plates.

Tue to Fri – 11am – 6pm, Sat and Sun – 11am to 5pm, Fev 3rd 2013.

Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rua Luis de Camōes, 68 – Centro

Free

 

Photo Web 2011

Forty-seven records of three winners of the second edition of the PhotoWeb 2011 Award, a contest that aims to promote photography as a visual asset to the city.

Tue to Sun 12am – 7pm – until Jan 6th 2013

Centro Cultural dos Correios, Rua Visconde de Itaboraí 20, Centro

Free

 

Outdoor

*Forró na Pedra do Sal (Forro at Pedra do Sal)

Every week there is a different agenda at Pedra do Sal, located at the base of Morro da Conceição (Conceição Hill) base. The cozy corner lives in celebration with its lively samba, that welcomes people of all ages and tastes.

Wed, 8pm

Largo João da Bahiana s/n – Zona Portuária

Free

 

Music

OOJazz (Orleans Original Jazz)

The elegance of the nineteenth century two-story house combined with New Orleans music creates a perfect atmosphere for enjoying fine wine and contemporary cuisine in one of the most charming areas of ancient Rio

Thursday, 6:30pm

Brasserie Rosário 34, Praça XV – Centro

Free

 

Último Gole

A traditional street samba group (called blocos) which plays the classic of Rio’s Carnival songs and also their own composition.

Friday, 9:00pm

Studio RJ, Vieira Souto 110, Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$50,00

 

*Nando Reis

With over 30 years of career, the former component of one of the most famous Brazilian rock band, the Titãs, plays his new songs in this show.

Saturday, 10pm

Fundição Progresso, Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa

Entrance fee: R$50,00

 

 

 

*Brazilian Symphony Orchestra

The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB) is the most traditional symphonic ensemble in Brazil. A great opportunity to see the Brazil National Orchestra performing in one of the most beautiful churches in Rio de Janeiro, the Candelária’s Church.

Sunday, 4pm

Candelária Church, Rua da Candelária 79, Centro

Free

 

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

Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week: Dec 4th to Dec 10th 2012

Expositions

*Burle Marx – A figura humana (The Human Figure)

The showcase at the Correios Cultural Center presents 120 designs and illustrations of Roberto Burle Marx, the famous Brazilian landscape architect who created many outstanding gardens like Aterro do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro

Tue to Sun 12am – 7pm – until Jan 6th 2013

Centro Cultural dos Correios, Rua Visconde de Itaboraí 20, Centro

Free

*Isabela Franco – Desencontros – (Mismatch)

The artist displays nineteen screens of different sizes. Most of them are paintings with impressions of the artist body, who, covered in paint, left her personal marks in the works.

Tue to Sun 12am – 7pm, until Dec 16th

Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco 241, Centro.

Free

 

Outdoor

Palhaceata (The Crown Parade)

A sort of Clown Festival which will gather 100 artists from Brazil and 25 from outside performing in the streets and concert halls of the city. The traditional parade of clowns will leave Cinelândia and walk to Praça XV led by a Giant Octopus

Wed, 3pm

Cinelândia Square

Free

 

Music

TOM ZÉ

The famous Brazilian composer shows his new album, Tropicália Lixo Lógico at the Festival Multiplicidade, a music festival of audiovisual performances.

Thursday, 8pm

Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rua Dois de Dezembro, 63 – Flamengo

Entrance fee: R$ 40,00

 

Bossa Jazz e Muito Mais (Bossa, Jazz & Much More)

The Brazilian bassist Alberto Continentino plays with his band Acoustic Bass, Vibraphone, guitar, drums and percussion in a Bossa and Jazz Night at Vista Restaurant.

Friday, 9:30pm

Restaurante Vizta, Avenida Delfim Moreira, 630 – Leblon

Entrance fee: R$40,00

 

Móveis Coloniais de Acaju (Colonial Furniture of Acaju)

A ten piece world pop brazilian band with one of today’s best live performance of its country.

Saturday,  10pm

Studio RJ, Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$50,00

 

 

 

Velha Guarda da Mangueira

A “Roda de Samba” (Samba gathering) led by one of the most famous Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro, called Mangueira.

Sunday, 8pm

Studio RJ, Av Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema

Entrance fee: R$30,00

 

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

Maiko's Pick of the Week – Nov. 27 – Dec 3

Expositions

Roger Ballen *

Displays with more than 100 images in black and white of the American photographer who lives in South Africa is shown for the first time in Latin America.

Tue to Fri 12pm – 6pm

Sat-Sun – 12pm-7pm, until Fev 17th 2013

Museu de Arte Moderna, Av. Infante Don Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Centro

Entrance fee: R$12,00

 

José Rufino – Ulysses*

“Ulysses,” (character created by Homerus) an immense statue all made of wood and demolition debris materials collected by the four corners of the Rio.

Tue to Sun 10am – 8pm, until Fev 17th 2013

Casa França Brasil – Visconde de Itaboraí 78, Centro

Free

 

DANCE

Por trás dos olhos – Behind the eyes

Spectacle of dance that includes aerial moves with tapes

Thursday 8:30pm; Friday 3pm, Saturday 8:30pm, Sunday 3pm and 7pm

Espaço Tom Jobim – Rua Jardim Botânico 1008 – Jardim Botânico

Price – R$30,00

 

MUSIC

Silvia Manchete

Brazilian singer that displays its mix of music, acrobatics performance

Wed 9:30pm

Solar de Botafogo, Rua General Polidoro 180, Botafogo.

Entrance fee: R$40,00

 

Bossacucanova

The “trio” shows their repertoire of samba, maracatu, rock, funk and soul.

Friday 10pm

Studio RJ, Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema.

Entrance fee: R$50,00

 

Mohandas*

The band promotes interesting mix of musical genres as afoxé, jongo, maracatu, cumbia, rock and hip-hop.

Saturday 23:30h

Teatro Rival, Rua Álvaro Alvim 33, Cinelândia

Entrance fee: R$50,00

 

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

Maiko's Pick of the Week – Nov. 20th-25th

 

Expositions

William Kentridge
A well established south african artist in the international scene which has some of his works at Louvre, Paris or MoMa, New York. Videos, pictures and sculptures are presented. Also an opportunity to visit the Instituto Moreira Salles, built in one of the beautiful mansions in the pleasant Gávea neighborhood.

Tue to Sun 11am – 8pm – until Fev 17th 2013

Instituto Moreira Salles, Rua Marquês de São Vicente 476 – Gávea

Free

 

O Globo da Morte de Tudo (“Globe of Death of Everything”)
Two Globes of Death connected to four walls of steel racks, with six feet high, where it was deposited more than 1,500objects, bought and collected over the last six months.

Mon to Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat 12pm – 6pm Galeria Anita Schwartz – Rua José Roberto Macedo Soares 30 Gávea

Free

 

Design

*Design de Favela (Favela’s Design)
Inventions in the Favela’s communities of Rio de Janeiro become art.

Mon to Sat 11am – 8pm Nov 22 th – Dec 20th

Centro Carioca de Design

Praça Tiradentes 48 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro

Free – (Debut on Nov 22th Thursday – 7pm)

 

 

Music

*BACK2BLACK
The bigest Black Music Festival in Latin America bringing together national and international attractions

Friday Highlights:

Martinho da Vila and Martnália – 9pm

Lauryn Hill – 12:30am

Saturday Highlights:

Naná Vasconcelos – 9:30pm

Hugh Masekela -12:40am

Sunday Highlights:

Gal Costa – 8pm

Fatoumata Diawara – 11:40pm

Estação Leopoldina (capacity 4000 people), Av. Francisco Bicalho, Centro.

Entrance fee: R$150 and R$370 (three days)

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

Maiko's Pick of the Week

Maiko’s (the Concierge at Casa Cool Beans) choices for this week:

Nov 12th to Nov 18th 2012

Expositions

*Brazilian artists in Italy

95 paintings of some of the most important Brazilian artist who stayed in Italy for a cultural interchange program in the 19 century.

Tue to Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat to Sun 12pm – 5pm – until Nov 25th

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Av. Rio Branco 199, Centro

Free

 

Augusto Malta

Different photographers interpret images taken by the famous brazilian photographer Augusto Malta on Copacabana on XIX century

Tue to Sun 14pm – 6pm

Espaço Sesc – Galeria, Rua Domingos Ferreira, 160, Copacabana – until Fev 03rd

Free

 

Dance (in Santa Teresa!)

O barão nas árvores (The Baron of the tree)

A Brazilian group theater called Intrépida Trupe plays a mix of music, dance, chant and circus presentation.

Wednesday, 8pm Nov 14th

Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas

Rua Murtinho Nobre, 169, Santa Teresa.

Free

 

Music

*Casuarina

Representative band of Rio’s revelry opens the pre-season carnival

Wednesday, 11pm Nov 14th

Fundição Progresso – Rua dos Arcos, 24 Lapa

Entrance fee: R$60 (first batch), R$80 (second batch)

 

*Maria Bethânia

One of the famoust popular Brazilian singers plays old and new songs

Sunday, 9pm Nov 18th

Vivo Rio, av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo.

Entrance fee: R$100,00 (sector I)

 

Classic Music

Festival Vila-Lobos

A famous guitar player, Yamandu Costa plays Brazilian regional songs in the beautiful botanical garden

Friday 8pm Nov 16th

Espaço Tom Jobim – Rua Jardim Botânico 1008. Jardim Botânico

Entrance fee: R$20,00

 

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