Árvore de Natal da Lagoa…is Coming to Town!

We don’t know about Santa Claus, but Árvore de Natal da Lagoa is coming to town!  After a two-year absence (due to a lack of funding) the famous Lagoa Christmas Tree will return to Rio on December 1st.  The tree has a new sponsor (Petrobras) and will be celebrated with music and a fireworks show:

AFTER TWO YEAR ABSENCE, RIO’S LAGOA CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS

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Wake Up! The Cinema of Spike Lee Comes to Rio Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, November 7th through November 26th, ‘Acorde! O Cinema de Spike Lee’ (Wake Up! The Cinema of Spike Lee) will feature 22 Spike Lee feature-length films and more in Rio’s Bank of Brazil Cultural Center.  Spike Lee fans and newcomers to the New Yorker’s work can also enjoy a debate and a Spike Lee film class:

SPIKE LEE FILM EXHIBIT COMES TO RIO’S CCCB THIS WEDNESDAY

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Festival do Rio Underway Across Rio

The ‘Festival do Rio’ (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) is underway at venues around Rio and will continue through November 11th.  The biggest film festival in Rio, it will feature 200 films from more than 60 countries, including 84 Brazilian productions, not to mention seminars, workshops, and debates!

THE 20TH RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Insider Tips to the Best Destinations in Rio

Did you know that Santa Teresa is home to the largest public collection of work by influential Brazilian artist, Modernist Cândido Portinari?  Or that the Theatro Municipal offers tickets for just BRL 1 on most Sunday mornings? Today’s featured post not only reveals the best things to do in Rio, but offers insider tips as well.  Read on!

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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Top Halloween Spots in Rio This Weekend

From pure terror and zombie funk, to a more refined brand of fright, if you’re in search of the Halloween party to beat all Halloween parties this year, Rio has you covered.  Read on for the best places to celebrate Halloween in Rio this weekend, including a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Cine Odeon in Rio tonight!

THE BEST PLACES TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN THIS WEEKEND IN RIO

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Evolution Dance Theater Performs at Rio’s Theatro Municipal

On Wednesday, October 17th, dance troupe Evolution Dance Theater will perform ‘Night Garden’ at Rio’s Theatro Municipal.  The company has been amazing audiences with its fusion of art, science, acrobatics and illusion for seven years.  Read on here:

EVOLUTION DANCE THEATER’S ‘NIGHT GARDEN’ TO VISIT RIO’S THEATRO MUNICIPAL

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