Enjoy a Tour Around Rio’s Theatro Municipal

If you love exploring culture, you’re in for a treat this Saturday, September 21st: the American Society of Rio de Janeiro are offering a guided tour in English of Rio’s ‘Theatro Municipal’ (Municipal Theater).  The society will meet at O Navegador at 2pm–everyone in attendance will receive a free caipirinha.  And the tours begins at 4pm.  Read on for more about the famous Theatro Municipal and the amazing history of the American Society of Rio de Janeiro:

RIO’S AMERICAN SOCIETY OFFER GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE MUNICIPAL THEATER

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The Queermuseum Reopens In Rio’s Parque Lage

Queermuseu (Queermuseum), Brazil’s largest queer art exhibition, has reopened in Rio’s Parque Lago after protests shut the exhibition down nearly one year ago. Queermuseum: Cartographies of Difference in Brazilian Art, which will run through September 16, continues to operate at the center of debates on freedom of expression, censorship, and the criminalization of art in Brazil:

BRAZIL’S LARGEST QUEER EXHIBITION REOPENS AFTER BEING CENSORED LAST YEAR

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Artisanal Beer Enthusiasts Welcome Mondial de la Bière Rio

Beginning today, September 5th, through Sunday, September 9th, Rio is hosting the sixth edition of Mondial de la Bière Rio.  Read on for more details about this world-famous festival of Rio’s craft and artisanal beer industry, which will be attended by more than 120 breweries:

MONDIAL DE LA BIÈRE RIO ARRIVES AT PÍER MAUÁ THIS WEDNESDAY

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You’re Invited: Rio’s‘Circuito Interno’ Today

Today (September 1st) enjoy the ‘Fábrica Bhering Circuito Interno’ (Bhering Factory Internal Circuit) taking place in Rio’s Santo Cristo.  Treat yourself to workshops led by artists, designers, furniture makers and much more, including some cutting-edge gastronomy and live musical performances:

RIO’S FÁBRICA BHERING HOSTS CIRCUITO INTERNO

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Visit the Rio Gastronomia Festival This Week

Last weekend we (Lance, David, Sergio and his wife, Viviane, along with a couple of our guests at Casa Cool Beans) enjoyed a visit to the fantastic Rio Gastronomia Festival at Píer Mauá, the port area.

It was an amazing experience!  Dozens of food booths and food trucks.  Samples of some of the best local restaurants and latest culinary trends.  Classes and lectures presented almost hourly by top chefs and hospitality influencers from around the city. The setting along the water front, just off of Olympic Boulevard.  Phenomenal. The icing on the cake, if you will: a stage featuring DJ’s and live music!

David and I both fell hard for the sandwich de pernil (pork sandwich) from Lasai, Chef Rafa Costa e Silva’s Basque-inspired modern cuisine restaurant located in the Botafogo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. The accompanying sauce has been added to my “must have list” to go in my coffin. We went back three times!

There was booze, booze and more booze…to include one of my very favorite Brazilian brewers, Colorado Cerveja (beer). There must have been several dozen cachaça brewers represented, so with the free flowing samples you needn’t even buy a drink–if cachaca is your poison.

Don’t miss this one!  In addition to last weekend, the festival will be open Thursday through Sunday (Aug 23-26th).  Event information can be found here: http://eventos.oglobo.globo.com/rio-gastronomia/2018/programacao/?mobi=1 (typed in Portuguese, but your web browser should be able to translate, if needed).  I supplied a short video of our experience as well–check it out:

Our Visit to the Rio Gastronomia Festival

Luxurious Adventure-Themed Journey Through Brazil

In 2019, you can experience the remote wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal in a way that combines the “luxe experience” with the “thrill of adventure”.  Read on for more about this small group tour of Brazil that includes exploring the Amazon by canoe, taking a nighttime safari in search of nocturnal wildlife, and visiting an isolated village on the Rio Negro:

NEW ADVENTURE THEMED ULTRA-LUXURY JOURNEYS

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