Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mercado Mundo Mix is coming on October 2009. Find out more

 Mercado Mundo Mix 2008

Created in 1994, Mercado Mundo Mix aims to put together the behavior of urban youth, the most diverse creative tendencies and promotes the brand new fashion production. It has already organized more than 200 times (literally), went through several cities in Brazil and has already crossed the Atlantic Ocean landing in Portugal. It means an audience of approximately two million people. Brands such as Chilli Beans, Doc Dog, Slam, A Mulher do Padre (AMP), Mário Queiroz, André Lima, Marcelo Sommer, Thais Gusmão, Érika Ikezili, Fábia Bercseck, Walério Araújo, Cavalera, Carlos Tufvesson, Complexo B and many others took their first steps at the Mercado Mundo Mix.

October 2009
On this edition, the Mercado Mundo Mix will be at the Memorial da América Latina (Memorial of Latin America) beyond fashion to everyone, it brings the 'Remix concept', where people and bands have success with covers of names like: Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Cher and Lady Gaga... The event brings musicians offering personal versions of other successes for a cool and modern public.

Following the concepts of multicultural event, the Mercado Mundo Mix features 25 new brands, in addition to having an exhibition that brings together the work of seven photographers and have missed a line up that includes the cool party Gambiarra Paulista Party, which is on Sunday.

It's a great advice for the weekend. Try to visit these party event which brings together fashion, music, art and performances. All in a single space. Find out the event schedule:

Saturday (October 3rd)
  • 4pm till 5pm Dalua + DJ Tubarão
  • 5pm till 6pm DJ Pomba
  • 6h30pm Madonna by Lemoine; Lady Gaga by La Belle Beauty; The Ting Tings by Raphaella; Cher by Paulette Pink

Domingo – 04/10
  • 4pm till 5pm: Deftones by Deadtones
  • 5pm till 6pm: Marilyn Monroe by sweetie Bird
  • 6pm till 7pm: David Bowie Heroes by André Frateschi
  • 7pm till 8pm: Amy Whinehouse by Miranda Kassin
  • 8pm till 10pm: Gambiarra – A Festa (Djs Talita Castro e Miro Rizzo)

Where: Memorial da América Latina – Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664 — Barra Funda, São Paulo
When: October 3rd and 4th 2009 (Saturday and Sunday): from 2pm to 10pm.
How much: R$ 5
(11) 3081-4431 

Tubotech, Metal Tech and Expo Bombas 2009

There are three events of a similar segment happening at the same place on the beginning of October. Below there are some details about each one of them.

The Tubotech is a fair that has to be an overcome edition, the number of exhibitors in the volume of business and technological innovations. The presence of all segments which represent the industry also has grown dramatically with the participation of not only manufacturers of pipes, but also of all types of accessories and mainly of machinery and equipment. The Tubotech despite being the 5th edition, it comes as a brand new event because it has connected Brazilian and international visitors looking for new releases, the most advanced technology and alternative supply in a same location.

The ‘Sincetel’ (National Association of Industry and Laminate of Metals), official sponsor of Metaltech, is fully convinced that event, only throughout Latin America, has reached its maturity and is aimed at meeting point of business and technology of sector as a result of its excellent organization and engaging in class Brazilian business, supplying the constant need for exchange of information. To the 2009 edition of this event, the exhibitors are bringing certainly important industries of domestic and foreign segments, in addition to the peripherals straight related sectors, such as:
  • Machinery Producers;
  • Equipment and Raw Materials;
  • Tools;
  • Lubricants;
  • Software;
  • Service Providers

The growth of Tubotech not only confirms the importance of the sector to the fair, such as consolidating the event as one of the most important of Latina America. It is worth mentioning also highlight the participation of exhibitors from various countries, a fact which further strengthens the international character of the fair.
We attach great importance to the joint implementation of trade fairs Expobombas, Expoválvulas and Tubotech due to synergy that exists between the events that are focused on sectors of pipes, valves, pumps and the motor that allows the visitors, buyers from Brazil and abroad to find in a same time, new releases and more advanced technologies, which translates into business opportunity for everyone.

Centro de Exposições Imigrantes Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5 — São Paulo.
Organization: Grupo Cipa.
When: October 6th to 8th 2009, from 2pm to 9pm.
How Much: For free
(11) 5585-4355
(English version)

Motorcycles Trade Event 2009 of Sao Paulo starts on October 7th

Salao Duas Rodas 2007

That is 10th edition of the Salão Duas Rodas (Two Wheels Trade Show). It is the only trade show to gather the entire productive chain of the industry, assembling producers, distributors, resellers, and consumers, besides technicians and media.

Internationally known, it is the ideal scenery for the release of new products, encouraging the market dynamics. The event will showcase the latest products and equipment for its related sector. About the visitor's profile, it's possible to find: professionals in automotive industry, automobile manufacturers, motorcycle spare-parts exporters, dealers and local public.

Profile for exhibit includes manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, light motorcycles, mopeds, motors-assisted bicycles, special motorcycle fittings and structures, motorcycles with sidecars, clothing, tires, helmets, accessories, tuning, tour operators, fuel, safe guard and much more. It's a great event to spend some time.

Introduction of Salao Duas Rodas 2007 (Portuguese)

Where: Pavilhão de Exposições Anhembi – Avenida Olavo Fontoura, 1209, São Paulo
Organization: Reed Exhibitions.
When: October 7th to 12th 2009. October 7th to 11th (Wednesday to Sunday): from 2pm to 10pm.
October 12th (Monday) from 11am to 7pm.
How much: R$ 25
(11) 3291-9111 
Website: (English version)

The Zoo of Sao Paulo

The Zoo of Sao Paulo has more than 3 thousand animals across an area of 80 thousand square meters. It is so great that the site is the source of the Ipiranga River and because the extension it's is not always possible to visit all the animal's sites.

The best advice is to set a plan using a map (which can be bouth at the Zoo) and choose a specific ride before you start the visiting.

The Zoo also provides visits during the night, scheduled in advance and done with skilled guides. Visitors can visit more than twenty different species of crepuscular and nocturnal habits, which often are less active during the day. These animals, in nature, go hunting at night. Native animals such as possums and bats also roam the park.

Where: Avenida Miguel Stéfano, 4241 - Água Funda - São Paulo
When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am till 5pm. (Tickets stop to selling at 4h30pm).
How to get there: At Jabaquara Metro Station, there is a shop where it's possible to buy a ticket including transpot plus entrance to the Zoo. Find it out at Plataform A.
Phone: (11) 5073-0811
How much: R$ 14 and R$ 7 (students). Free for under 6 and above 60.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Introducing: Museu da Lingua Portuguesa

Museum of the Portuguese language at Estação da Luz (Luz Station) building

Opened on 2006, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa (Museum of the Portuguese language) was already visited by millions of people and currently is one of the most visited museums in Brazil and South America.

The Museum had a team of designers, researchers, sociologists, museum curators, experts on Portuguese language working together to build up the whole Museum's structure.

Located at the Estação da Luz (Luz Station) building, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa is a three store building dedicated to the use and dissemination of the Portuguese language (intangible assets). Through a different way this museum exhibition uses a lot of technology and interactive features in their presentations.

As Portuguese is spoken by several other countries in world, this Museum aims to introduce all the history content of the Language development through the world.

Main objectives of the Museum:
  • Submit the Portuguese language as a fundamental and founder of the Brazilian culture;
  • Celebrate and promote the Portuguese language, present on its origins, history and influences;
  • To highlight the diversity of Brazilian culture;
  • Promoting exchanges between the various Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • Organizing courses, lectures and seminars on the Portuguese language and relevant issues;
  • Hold temporary exhibitions on themes related to the Portuguese language and its various areas of influence.
It's a great opportunity for Portuguese language students that are in Sao Paulo and hold keen desire to know a bit more about this language.

Praça da Luz, s/n, Centro - São Paulo - SP
When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am till 6pm
. (Tickets stop to selling an hour before closing).
Phone: (11) 3326-0775
How much: R$ 6 and R$ 3 (students). Only cash. Free for under 10 and above 60. It's free every Saturday for everyone.
English introduction:

Termotech and Feigas 2009

The Cipa Group is responsible for staging the Termotech and Feigás. It promotes the most important fairs of the health care sector and safety at work, corporate protection, prevention and fire combat, rescue, rehabilitation and social inclusion, physiotherapy, building maintenance, thermal technologies, pipes, pumps, motopumps, valves, fittings, metal drawn wire and rolled, condominium, frames and locksmith.

For over a decade now, the area of thermal techniques in Brazil, boosted by the availability of natural gas has been growing continuously, thus generating business opportunities for companies of all sizes. Ovens, Boilers, Heat Changer/Exchanger, Combustion Systems, Industrial Gases , Electric Resistances, Instrumentation and Temperature Control, Thermal Insulation, etc, are indispensable items in the daily routine of industries of practically all the economic sectors. Make sure your company is in the highlight for the most qualified decision-making purchasing audience. Thousands of qualified visitors that consolidated Termotech as the most important meeting point of thermal technologies in Latin America and that are already a success at Tubotech – Fifth International Fair of Pipes, Valves, Fittings and Components, being held simultaneously.

That's a space fully dedicated to strengthen prospects and to consolidate business for suppliers of equipment, products and services related to the sector of Industrial Gas. Strategically located in the confluence of the Termotech and Tubotech Fairs, in total synergy with specific and purchasing visitors, integrating the sectors of production, distribution, infrastructure and consumption. At the 2007 edition, Termotech counted with the participation of prime companies, references in the trade (gases in general, devices, instrumentation and control, measuring and trials) that assessed positively the event (98.5% good and excellent).

Centro de Exposições Imigrantes Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5 — São Paulo.
Organization: Grupo Cipa.
When: October 6th to 8th 2009, from 2pm to 9pm.
How Much: For free
Phone: (11) 5585-4355
(English version)

Google Maps provides traffic status in Sao Paulo city

The Google Maps website has launched it's new feature on the Sao Paulo city map. From now on it's possible to follow the current traffic status on the main avenues, bridges and streets inside São Paulo city. The database comes from the CET-SP (Engineer Traffic Company) that already provides this at its official website.

Further than current traffic information, Google Maps also provides average history of each day and it's critical spot in whole city. It's helpful to organize trips across São Paulo.

That isn't the first feature added to the Sao Paulo city Google Maps. On 2008, the SpTrans website service (public transport city company) was linked to Google's, aiming to improve the friendly usability to the service. Now, with the average traffic forecast and updated information, it's possible to find out a better way to move inside São Paulo. Check it out!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sao Paulo is the biggest event destination in America

Among the main Brazilian events, 75% happen in Sao Paulo city. According to the ICCA, which is the ranking of cities hosting most of the international events worldwide, Sao Paulo is the largest destination in that category in the Americas. The Sao Paulo city addresses up to 90 thousand events every year, and has, on average, a trade event every three days.

Most of all are: conferences, trade shows, conventions, international concerts, festivals, automobile events, among others. The city is the only spot in whole Latin American to receive the Formula 1 Grand Prix race. Other big events are: St. Silvestre Marathon, Couromoda (leather exhibition), Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW), the Biennials of Art and Architecture and the Sao Paulo Gay Parade.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hospitals in Sao Paulo

One of the main characteristics of São Paulo is its continuous innovation. A vanguard city that creates trends, the biggest metropolis in Latin America also became one of the most important health centers in the world.
International reference in important medical areas, from heart disease treatment to plastic surgery, orthopedics, oncology and other highly complex areas, with a first line hospital sector and wide network of diagnosis services, São Paulo receives a growing number of people wishing to enjoy their excellence center or use business or leisure travel to update their health and take care of their appearance.
Further information:

Friday, September 25, 2009

MegaRamp Big Air Skate in Sao Paulo

MegaRamp at Sambódromo do Anhembi in Sao Paulo

Big Air is the brand new modality of Skate board. Developed on USA, it's a ramp that can goes further than 100 meters high. On this September 26th and 27th the biggest structure will be in Sao Paulo. It's 107 meters width x 27 meters height is back to the city one more time.

After the very successful Oi MegaRampa of Sao Paulo last year, MegaRamp is back at it again.

Already done at Anhembi Park it took about one week with twenty workers rotating day and night to erect the huge structure of iron and wood. The contest includes a new MegaRail section not included in last years format.
Have a look on some of the competitors: Jake Brown, Rob Lorifice, Andy McDonald, Adam Taylor, Elliot Dick, Pierre Luc-Gagnon, Edgar "Vovô” Pereira, Lincoln Ueda, Christiano Matheus, Vítor Simões, Rodrigo "Digo” Menezes e Pedro Barros.

The Oi MegaRampa official schedule is as follows:

  • Semifinal Practice: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Semifinal: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • MegaBMX Challenge (air): 1:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Final - 50 Foot Gap: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • MegaBMX Challenge (best trick): 3:30pm - 4:00pm
  • MegaRail Challenge: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Practice: 9:00am - 10:30am
  • MegaBMX Challenge: 10:30am - 11:00am
  • Final - 70 Foot Gap: 11:00am - 12:30pm

 Bob Burnquist at Big Air (Mega Rampa) in Sao Paulo

Where: Sambódromo
Anhembi – Avenida Olavo Fontoura, 1209, São Paulo
September 26th and 27th. Check out the schedule up here.
Sponsor: Oi Mobile Company
How much: The tickets are already sold out, but it's possible to watch the broadcast via the Official Sponsor Website clicking here.

AC/DC Tickets available on October 1st

Anything Goes - AC/DC from the latest album Black Ice

The AC/DC Band tickets for the Concert of November 27th will be on sale at 0H01am of the October 1st. The Concert will be at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo.

Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster Website or by telephone (from 9am - GMT -3) on the numbers +55/ 0/XX*/11/2846-6000 (Sao Paulo) and 0300-789-6846 (other cities inside Brazil). The official Ticket's offices at Credicard Hall, will start to sell at 12noon.

The prices are ranging between R$ 150 and R$ 300.

(*) XX means that if you are outside Brazil it isn't necessary to call, but if you are inside the country it's necessary to use an Operator Code. Click here for further information.

Related link: AC/DC is coming to Sao Paulo on November

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The perfect Dry

The Dry Martini is a drink prepared using just a single drink: gin. That's why it's one of the most controversial and appreciated inside cocktail universe. The secret is in its preparation. The Dry Bar, managed by the bartenders Eduardo Renna e Rocha, hits the nail with their iced Dry prepared with velvet texture. It is worth sitting on the balcony and watch the preparation of mini Dry [75ml]. Mixing glass previously cold, Gin [Beefeater, as advice], three drops of Noilly Prat vermouth, a lemon 'zest' and olives to finish.
[juliana raimo by B-Coolt]

Where: Dry Bar, rua Padre João Manuel, 700 — Jardins — São Paulo
When: Monday to Saturday, from 7pm till 4am.
Phone: (11) 3729-6653
How much: For free to get in. The Dry Martini costs between R$ 18 and R$ 24 according with the gin.

Swedish Music invades Sao Paulo

Girls of Those Dancing Days group are musician, DJ and will show their skills in Sao Paulo

The Invasão Sueca Festival (Swedish Invasion) fill up of girls the SESC Pompeia's stage. On the September 24th and 25th Britta Person and Those Dancing Days group will rule the party. If you are thinking it's gonna end up when the Sesc's spotlight goes off, you are wrong. There is also a party at the nightclub Drops, which increases the vibration of the northern girls.

On September 24th the stage of SESC Pompeia holds the solo singer Britta Person. On September 25th is time to Those Dancing Days group, formed only by girls. The program also includes Loney, Dear, stage name of the multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen.

Britta sing lyrics that talk about relationships. It includes themes of her album 'Kill Hollywood Me', released in 2008.

The Those Dancing Days is from a suburb of Stockholm. Joined in 2005 and have played with bands such as Interpol and Blondie. Record at Wichita, seal Bloc Party, and released the CD 'In Our Space Hero Suits'.

Before playing at SESC Pompeia, these skillful girls of Those Dancing Days will take advantage of the trip to São Paulo to become DJ and squeeze some sound on September 24th at Drops, into the party 'Ouioui'. The party forecasts rock, pop and electro. If you are inside São Paulo, jump up!
[source: destak
Where: SESC Pompéia, Rua Clélia, 93 — Perdizes — São Paulo
When: September 24th and 25th, at 9pm.
How much: R$ 30
Phone: (11) 3871-7700

Where: Drops (Oui Oui), Av. dos Ingleses, 182 — Bela Vista — São Paulo
When: September 24th, at 9pm.
How much: R$ 25
Phone: (11) 2503-4486

Perry Farrell talk about Jane's Addicition and Lollapalooza

Perry Farrell, leader of Jane's Addicition and creator of Lollapalooza Festival said in interview that 'Lolla' is coming soon to Brazil. He couldn't say that much about it because still dealing with Brazilian entrepreneurs. Only certain thing is that it will happen.

As already published on Inside Sao Paulo, Jane's Addiction will play in São Paulo at Maquinaria Festival on November 7th, on the same night of Faith No More, Deftones, Sepultura and Nação Zumbi.

The group is planning to play just the classic repertory. The group has decided to play just songs recorded between 1987 and 1991.
[source: folha and rolling stones]

Fair of Arts and Crafts, enjoy your weekend at Praça da Repubblica!

The fair of arts and crafts that happens on Sundays at the Republic Square is the event for which the site is known internationally. It started in the late 40's, with collectors who were meeting there to exchange stamps, banknotes, coins and medals. In the '60s, artists and craftsmen began to exhibit their work at the site and then came the movement of hippies settle there too. The fair Art and Crafts hosts today over 600 stalls and craft markets coming from all over Brazil, as well as neighboring countries. In addition to any art that involves the fair, the gastronomic area is also very attractive. Here is where you can have a ver good pastel! So next sunny sunday don't stay at home, go to the fair of Praça da Repubblica!

Where: Praça da Republica — São Paulo
When: Every saturday and sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
How much: free entrance

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2009 World Car Free Day (after)

Yesterday, during the World Car Free Day (September 22nd), some people preferred to joint the movement by riding horses or even an ox as a means of transport in São Paulo. In the evening, thousands of cyclists gathered for a symbolic riding at Avenida Paulista.

Diego Ramos from Inside Sao Paulo Team was passing through Avenida Paulista at night and saw less cars then average but it doesn't mean that it was the same during the whole day. During rush time, the city reached similar traffic jam indexes. But it's necessary to say that it was raining a lot and may be, it would be worst without the World Car Free Day effort.

It's increasing the adherence but it still out of people cultural behavior. Let's wait for the next year.

Brazilian TV News about 2009 World Car Free Day (It's in Portuguese)

French Punk show at StudioSP

On September 23rd the StudioSP Night Club receives two French groups to make some sound from 11pm till you get tired.

This is a Commemorative year of Brazil and France. During 2009 the thematic is: year of France in Brazil. Tonight plays Zombie Zombie plus The Name. On September 25th (Friday), as already published at insidesaopaulo, will be The Phantom's Revenge from Paris at Vegas.

Have a look on both and find out which kind of French mood you are in and go hunting some French kisses on Rua Augusta.

Where: StudioSPRua Augusta, 591 — Consolação — São Paulo
When: September 23th. The door opens at 11pm and the concert starts at 1am.
How much: R$ 25 but
it's possible to put your name on a list on the website and it'll become R$ 15.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Choco.Lab Grocery Store

Facing a nice garden called Vitor Del Mazo there is a Choco.Lab. To the owners, perhaps it can truly be a chocolate lab, but for anyone else it is a perdition. The shop is quite small, cozy, with a beautiful design and a certain air of Barcelona. At there you will find chocolate chips with interesting unusual combinations in a few packs of amazing and chocolate truffle spoon that comes in a glass container very "pret-a-gift." You can eat, drink, take home or even (even) face it as a gift. Irresistible!
[julie belfer by B-Coolt]
Where: Choco.Lab, Rua Pará, 18, Higienópolis — São Paulo - SP
When: Monday to Thursday, from 12pm till 8pm. Friday to Sunday, from 2pm till 8pm.

Dias & Riedweg bring Possible Paradises to Sao Paulo

Image from the Vleeshal Exhibition in 2008 
Ten artworks among videos and photos by Dias & Riedweg (Mauricio Dias from Brazil and Walter Riedweg from Switzerland), can be seen from September 22nd to October 25th on the Instituto Tomie Ohtake (Tomie Ohtake Institute).  The exhibition called 'Possible Paradises' is the first big presentation of the artists inside Sao Paulo. 
Following their previews style, Dias & Riedweg bring on this exhibition, new inquires about the human being behavior on their self territory and try to introduce a different understanding and point of views to new questions about human relationships in their territory, not only in social aspect, but especially in a subjective aspect.
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 201 (Entrance via Rua Coropés) – Pinheiros São Paulo.
September 22nd to October 25th; Tuesday to Sunday and holidays, from 11am till 8pm.
Phone: (11) 2245-1900
How much: For free

ZZ Top will have a Concert in Brasil on December

The American band ZZ Top is coming to Brazil next December.

The group plays in Sao Paulo and Rio, between December 10th and 13th (locations unknown). It is the first time the band performs in Brazil.

The ZZ Top started in 1970 in Texas, but became popular in 1983 with the album 'Eliminator'. At that time, the image of the beard group became strongly associated with big cars and women.

The troupe has recorded such hits as Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs and Rough Boy. In the initial stage, Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) had created the hits La Grange, 1973, and Tush in 1975.

The band formation still the same since the beginning. Despite the good resumè, ZZ Top doesn't released an album since 2003.
[source: josé norberto flesch]

Brazilian Energy Museum

Opened in June 2006, the Energy Museum is located in a house that belonged to the family of Santos Dumont. Thematic exhibitions featuring aspects of energy and urban development in São Paulo, with emphasis on themes of enlightenment, energy efficiency and future trends related to consumption. This exhibition also serves for those who are looking for a way back into the past of the city and see how developments of urban life were made at the beginning of the last century. The house, which hosts this show, also contains an interesting historical plot. As previously mentioned, the family Dumont lived in it, during 80ies it was abandoned and then invaded. With the aim of teaching, admission is free. Open to the general public and also for groups. Teachers and institutions that are interested in bringing their students to know and thereby make their classes more interactive, should call the secretary of the Museum.


Alameda Cleveland, 601, Campos Eliseos— São Paulo
From 10 am to 7 pm.
How much: Free entrance
Phone: 3333-5600

Laura Pausini in Sao Paulo

She is the major Italian pop star and she is back to Sao Paulo for only two performances at the Credicard Hall, 6th and 7th October. The singer, known for songs like "La solitudine", "La Mia Risposta" and "Strani Amore", reaches 35 years with the mark of 45 million albums sold worldwide. The latest shows of Laura Pausini in Brazil was in 2005. The repertoire should be composed of new songs and, of course, the successes of previous albums.

The current tour began in March this year and went through several countries including Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Germany, United States, Chile and Argentina. Laura Pausini worked for almost a year in the recording of new album, which has a duet with the British singer James Blunt.

Where: Credicard HallAvenida das Nações Unidas, 17955 , Santo Amaro — São Paulo
When: October 6th and 7th, at 9.30 pm.
How much: from R$ 100 to R$ 500

City Sport event had 3 million people

Kart racing by night: one of event's features

The third edition of the 'Virada Esportiva' took 34 hours and had 3 million people on it. The City Sport event had traditional sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, cycling and running, and also had extreme sports, such as: Tyrolese and Climbing. But it was pool, foosball, board and card games that ensured the participation of all generations on it.

The nearly 2 thousand activities offered between 10am of September 19th and 8pm of September 20th plenty of options for about 3 million people attended the 3rd 'Virada Esportiva'. It was the biggest public ever, compared to last year's (2.3 million).

About 2.4 thousand police officers worked the event.

Related links: 
2009 City Sport event starts on September 19th
24h City Sport event is coming soon.

The Phantom's Revenge (Paris) at Vegas Club

Bang! with The Phantom's Revenge (Paris) will be at Vegas Club next Friday (September 25th)
Lobby: Luca Lauri Liana Padilha and
Dance floor: The Phantom's Revenge (Paris), Club Soda, Undog and Blood Shake 
The Bang! brings to Sao Paulo the French DJ, remixer and producer The Phantom's Revenge. During the 2009: year of France in Brazil, the French project lands for the first time at the Vegas Club.

The Phantom?s Revenge is the project of Anthony Comte, resident in Nimes, southern France. He began his career in 2007, heavily influenced by 'Disco', 'Chicago House' and movement 'French Touch'. Inspired by the character Ghost of the comic book, has performed in different cities worldwide, including: New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan and Bratislava, among others.

Phantom is one of the most blogged artists at the moment and one of the representatives of the new 'French House' scene, which was responsible for putting into evidence names like Justice, Yuksek, DatA, SebastiAn, Lifelike, among others.

Where: Vegas ClubRua Augusta, 765 — São Paulo
When: September 25th, at 11pm.
How much: R$ 30 but
it's possible to put your name on a list on the website and get a R$ 5 discount.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Taxi Point 2009 - Brazilian Taxi Suppliers Fair

The Taxi Cab industry is in plentiful development and service delivery. In order to find the leading suppliers and professional taxi segment, comes up the Taxi Point event.

Among the exhibitors, it's possible to find: Associação São Paulo de Taxi, AutoCab do Brasil and Renault.

Where: Centro de Exposições Imigrantes Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5 — São Paulo.
Organization: Cipa Ltda.
When: September 25th and 26th 2009.
(11) 5585-4355

World Carfree Day 2009 in Sao Paulo

On the next September 22nd is the World Car Free Day Celebration — in favor of the environment that started in some cities in Europe and has since spread throughout the world. On that day, thousands of people leave their car in the garage and use public transport or bicycle.

The World Car Free Day was first implemented in France on September 22nd of 1997. In 2000, the European Union established it as an international journey, bringing together 760 cities. In 2001, 1683 cities joint this movement and it still growing up.

It was just on 2005 the first year that Sao Paulo joint the World Car Free Day and still working out to get more people evolved with this campaign that, among the main propose of a better environment, is trying to create debates with politicians aiming for proposals and efforts about transport, mobility and air pollution through a public event (World Car Free Day).

Bicycle is faster than Helicopter inside Sao Paulo

A race: Bike vs Helicopter during rush time inside São Paulo

[photo: luisa santosa]
Against all the odds, a test made on September 17th has proved that the traffic jam can be surprising.

A challenge created to cross 10 kilometers inside the city during rush hour using 18 different kind of vehicles, had a bicycler as the winner. Among the competitiors, there were helicopter, car, motorcicle and even a walking person. The goal was to go from Avenida Berrine to the city downtown as fast as possible.

That was the 4th Desafio Intermodal and the winner reached the goal in 22 minutes, against 33.5 minutes of the helicopter, arriving in 4th position. A motorcycle got the 2nd place, making it in 25 minutes. The reason of the aircraft delay was the air-traffic city rules. From Avenida Berrini, the pilot needed to go to the Morumbi Suburb before moving up to the center.
[source: destak]

This index shows each one of the transportation applied during the competition. It's also possible to find the time expended, plus cost and quantity of CO2.
[source: CicloBR]

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Consulates in Brazil

Some countries have consulate in Brazil and some of them are addressed in São Paulo. Use the links below to check if yours is inside Sao Paulo:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

12th Fiaflora Expogarden - Landscaping, Gardening and Flowers International Fair

11ª Fiaflora ExpoGarden

This is the largest event of landscaping, gardening, leisure and floriculture of Latin America. This year, on its 12th edition, Fiaflora Expogarden is powered by decisive integration of complementary markets and offering to its exhibitors the most ample range of opportunities and expansion of business.

Among the special events, its possible to find: Congress, Floral Design, Knowledge Spaces, Clinics of Technology Innovations and Home & Garden.

Where: Pavilhão de Exposições Anhembi – Avenida Olavo Fontoura, 1209, São Paulo
Organization: THS Associados, Reed Exhibitions and Alcantara Machado.
When: September 27th to 27th 2009. On 24th and 25th (Thursday and Friday), from midday to 9pm. On 26th and 27th (Saturday and Sunday), from 10am till 9pm.
(11) 3845-0828

Expomusic 2009 - 26th International Music Fair

Expomusic 2008

The 26th International Music Fair brings Musical Instruments, Sound and Lighting to Sao Paulo in a big event for the music industry when musicians and other professionals get to know the latest products launched by the leading companies in musical instruments, audio equipment, lighting equipment and accessories, generating business that represents a significant portion of the annual turnover of the sector, stimulating the development of the music industry in Brazil. Expomusic is the event for all music professionals.

Where: Expo Center Norte – Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 — São Paulo (Red and Green Pavilions)
Organization: Francal – Feiras e Empreendimentos Ltda.
When: September 23rd to 27th 2009. On 23rd and 24th (Wednesday and Thursday) restricted to professionals of the sector. On 25th, 26th and 27th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) open to general public. From 1pm till 9pm.
(11) 2226-3100
How Much: R$ 15

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