Samba’s Literary Festival Today in Tijuca

The second edition of the “FliSamba,” a literary festival dedicated to the samba music genre will be held today in Renascença Clube in Tijuca in Zona Norte (North Zone).  The event lasts from 9:30am to 10pm and this year will honor samba greats, Dona Ivone Lara and Nelson Sargento.

RIO HOSTS SAMBA’S LITERARY FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY IN TIJUCA

Samba, Dancer, Persons, Brazil, Manaus, Show, Colorful

Artist Credit: Brigitte Werner (https://pixabay.com/en/users/werner22brigitte-5337/)

Last Day to Celebrate World Rock Day

World Rock Day was officially celebrated on Thursday, July 13.  However true rock’n’roll fans will continue to celebrate the day through this evening, Saturday, July 15.  If you missed Thursday’s events, read on for a few venues offering more live music today!

WHERE TO CELEBRATE ROCK WORLD DAY 2017

Concert, Music, Rock 'N' Roll, Heavy Metal, Kiss, Rock

Artist Credit: Léolo Lozone (https://pixabay.com/en/users/Donations_are_appreciated-30101/)

RIO One of Top Celeb Travel Destinations

It’s no surprise that RIO made this list of top celebrity travel destinations.  Ranking with locales such as Serengeti, Tanzania and the French Riviera, RIO appeals to celebrities like Will Smith and the Obamas, to name a few.  Read on for more!

NEED A HOLIDAY?  LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THESE TOP CELEB TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Maldives, Tropics, Tropical, Drone, Aerial, View, Sky

Artist Credit: David Mark (https://pixabay.com/en/users/tpsdave-12019/)

Fan Killed After RIO Derby Game

Gun shots rang out at the end of a Brazilian football game, killing one man and injuring three others on Sunday.  This incident is just one in the trend of violence associated with Brazilian football over the years.  Our hearts go out to those injured and the family of the deceased.

FAN KILLED AFTER VIOLENT RIO DERBY GAME

Calla, Blossom, Bloom, Flower, Plant, Nature, Orange

Photo Credit: Deutsch (Annca) https://pixabay.com/en/users/annca-1564471/

Bieber Atones for Defacement in Brazil

Justin Bieber has made amends for defacing a building in Brazil as a teenager.  The graffiti case has been dropped in exchange for the singer donating $6,000 to a Brazilian hospital.  The incident occurred four years ago, so–we just can’t help ourselves–we guess it wasn’t too late to say “Sorry.”

JUSTIN BIEBER MADE $6,000 DONATION

Justin Bieber, Singer, Entertainer, Concert

Photo Credit: David Mark https://pixabay.com/en/users/tpsdave-12019/

A RIO Love Story

RIO Love Story is a destination management team operating out of RIO and specializing in offering uniquely personal RIO experiences.  The RIO Love Story Team recently launched a RIO Cultural Interaction Experience, giving visitors the opportunity to not only understand, but to experience RIO through activities like dancing the funk carioca and preparing caipirinhas.  Read on to find out how you can be a part of the next RIO Love Story Experience!

RIO LOVE STORY LAUNCHES CULTURAL INTERACTION PROGRAM IN VIDIGAL

The Rio Cultural Interaction program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Picture of the Day

Nineteen-year old Luna Buschinelli may have created the largest piece of graffiti ever painted by a woman. Mayor Marcelo Crivella certainly believes so.   And the entire city of RIO is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records.  Read on for more about this beautiful painting, created as a tribute to mother’s and teachers.  For more of Luna’s beautiful art, visit: http://www.lunabuschinelli.com.br/

GUINNESS RECORD TO CHECK NEWLY UNVEILED BRAZIL GRAFFITI

Guinness Records to check newly unveiled Brazil graffiti

RIO Roundup

Today’s featured post offers a roundup of the 13 Best Things to Do in RIO de Janeiro.  Click for popular sites like Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema Beach and places you may not have heard of such as Jardim Botânico and Ilha Fiscal.  You can even sort the list to include only free activities!  Now it’s your turn: how many places on this list have you visited already?  And if you haven’t made it to RIO yet, which would be your first stop?

Tijuca National Park