Music Fans check out TribOz in Lapa!

Australian Ex-Pat Mike Ryan has spent the past few decades living in Brazil so that he may be closer to his passion for samba, bossanova, and brazilian national music. A talented composer who moved to Rio a while back, he has graciously opened a Brazil-Australia Cultural Center that can count itself as a fantastic location to catch everything from small music groups to large jazz acts.

Address: Rua Conde de Lages, 19 – Lapa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Neighborhood: Lapa
Time: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 20:00 until 01:00

Rio International Short Film Festival Nov. 4-12

From Nov. 4 – 12 Rio de Janeiro is host to the Rio International Short Film Festival!

Featuring 250 films from over 30 countries, the Curta Cinema Festival is sure to feature works anyone can relate to!


Every evening features a different location, however the premier night will be at COMUNA!

The address is Rua Sorocaba, 585 – Botafogo – from 10:00 PM – Free

For more information on locations and programming we refer to you the official site

Sir Paul McCartney LIVE @ HSBC Arena Nov. 12th!

Requiring no introduction (I’m sure) regarding his stellar, expansive, and eternally lauded musical career as part of the songwriting impetus that led the way for popular music post 60’s, Sir Paul will be present at the HSBC arena as a part of his ‘Out There’ worldwide tour.

Address: Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22775-040 ‎

Date: 12/11/2014
Time:  22:00
Price: R$90 a R$900

Gal Costa LIVE at Vivo Rio November 1st!

The famed queen of Brazil’s Tropicalia movement returns to Rio’s “Vivo Rio” is Saturday! Responsible for hits such as “Que Pena” and “Baby” and her numerous contributions on the “Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis” compilation, Gal Costa’s shining career in MPB, Bossa Nova, and Experimental pop draws droves of fans to this day!


21h, November 1 2014


Vivo Rio

Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

Price: R$ 50 to R$ 240

Sawasdee – Thai Cuisine expands to Ipanema!!!

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Sawasdee already has a fantastic reputation for providing a charming fusion of contemporary Brazilian culinary ideas with traditional Thai cuisine. Due to popular support from its patrons Sawasdee found itself expanding from Leblon to Ipanema this past summer! We invite guests to Rio de Janeiro in the mood for Thai cuisine to make Sawasdee their desired stop.

Rua Barao Da Torre 446 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mon-Thurs – 12h to 24h
Fri-Sat– 12h to 1h
Sunday– 12h to 23h

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



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