Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bulgarian food in Sao Paulo

Bom Retiro and Higienópolis keep some culinary surprises of Jewish origin. This is the case of the burek, a donut-shaped pastry , which can take different fillings.

This food crossed continents to reach Brazil. Passed through generations, today it is fiercely defended by the Bulgarian Lona Levi. In Sao Paulo since 1974, she is keen to keep the secret. Employees only remove the delicious snacks from the oven, ready to be tasted. Lona opened the Casa Bulgara (Bulgarian House) just one year after she arrived in Sao Paulo.

This wonderful burek is filled with eggplant, chicken, potatoes, cheese, gorgonzola, spinach and even chocolate. Their costs is from R$ 2.00 and we suggest the Higienopolis shop!

Where:  Rua Baronesa de Itu, 375 - Higienopolis - São Paulo.
When: Everday from 8am to 7pm; Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Closed on Sundays.
How much: From R$ 4.

Friday, February 26, 2010

MASP receives a new building to increase museum's structure

From the left to the right, MASP and "Dumont-Adams" building [photo: luisa santosa]

The apartment building addressed next to the MASP and abandoned for the last 20 years will be attached to the museum. The rebuilding process will be taken until 2012. The sponsor came from Vivo (mobile phone company). The company will have its name associated with the museum for 25 years.

Four years ago, Vivo donated R$ 13 million to the MASP incorporate the building "Dumont-Adams" and last January approved the funding of an additional R$ 15 million by the Rouanet law (Brazilian law created to encourage culture) so that the building "Dumont-Adams" will become "MASP Vivo".

The project includes an exhibition gallery on the ground floor. One Graduation School of museology, art, history and restoration will be placed in the seven floors above. On the slab of the original building, a white cube, 15 meters high, should receive other events. At the top, the idea is to build a coffee, which already has a sponsorship of R$ 2 million from Nestle.
[source: folha]

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bike Festival brings a competition to promote bicycle in Sao Paulo

"Bikester" competition using children's bicycles

This Sunday will happen at the Parque das Bicicletas (Bicycle Park), the first Festival CicloBR, where 16 teams will compete in three unusual races, using bicycles.

The event starts at 9am. The first competition of the day will be the "Bikester", a drag racing using children's bicycles.
There is also a competition called Velo Duel. Inspired on medieval duels, two cyclists will be placed in line on the edges of the arena armed with a giant cotton swab and will try to knock the opponent out.

Finally, there will be the final of the Bike Polo Championship.

The aim of the festival is to promote the bicycle as a vehicle for sustainable mobility, cyclists unite, entertain and show the possibilities of the means of transport. The Festival is organized by the website

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

O Jazz Brasil

The cultural Institute Caixa Cultural of Sao Paulo is presenting the second edition of the festival "O Jazz Brasil" and there will be many performance and workshop. It is a festival of Brazilian music in fusion with Jazz. The shows will be of singers, of instrumental music and of improvisation, tipical of this music style. It will be a great way to get to know these musicians of which Sao Paulo is full of and it is for free. Don't miss it, every tuesday evening untill April 6th.

Where: Caixa Cultural - Praca Se, 111 - São Paulo - SP, Brazil
When: Every tuesday untill April 6th
How much: For free

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coldplay: tickets still available for the Sao Paulo concert of March 2nd

There are still tickets available in almost all sectors of Morumbi Stadium for the Coldplay Concert, next Tuesday March 2nd. It's possible to buy tickets to watch the British band for values ranging from R$ 160 to R$ 250 via:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bike Lane will be released this Saturday beside the Marginal Tiete

A bike lane has been built beside the Marginal Pinheiros and will be launched this Saturday, according to the State Government. The lane will be 14 km long starting at CPTM Jurubatuba Station, ending at the Vila Olimpia Station.

The construction is under criticism by the cyclists, because it has only two entrances: one at the beginning and another at the end of the lane. The final project requires that the bike lane reaches the station Villa-Lobos/Jaguaré turning it 21 km long.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Daylight Savings Time ended today - February 21st

Yesterday was the last chance to enjoy the late sunset. The Brazilian Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended at midnight, and from now on, it's necessary to back one hour on the clock. The Daylight Savings started on 10/18/2009 and ended on 02/21/2010.

The time changes is only applied to the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Parana, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Distrito Federal.

Last year, the period began on October 19th and ended on February 15th 2009. The Daylight Savings Time is current in Brazil since 1932.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Carnival champions parade happens tonight at the Anhembi Sambodromo

The Sambódromo Anhembi, will receive tonight the 2010 Carnival champions parade of Sao Paulo. It will starts at 10pm and seven Samba Schools will be on the parade.

The Unidos do Peruche e Nenê de Vila Matilde will start. Both are respectively the second and first placed of the Access Group. Then comes the best five of the Special Group: Gaviões da Feel, Mancha Verde, Vai-Vai, Mocidade Alegre and the champion Rosas de Ouro.

Tickets for the show can be purchased today from 11am to 5pm at the official points of sale, such as the Pacaembu stadium, the Ibirapuera Gymnasium and the Anhembi.

The prices range from R$ 45 to R$ 145. There will be 28 thousand tickets available. It can also be purchased via:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Street Sports at Praça da Liberdade. Tomorrow (Feb. 19th) at 4pm

The Praça da Liberdade (Japanese suburb) in the center, will receive some sport presentations tomorrow (February 19th). It will start at 4pm bringing several sports, such as: BMX Street bike, Skate and Rope skipping and Le Parkour. The presentation will be interactive and the interested people will be placed according to the method they fit.

The event, which runs until 8pm is free of charge. One of the highlights is beatbox presentation and also street dance.

Vivências Urbanas (Urban Experiences) is a program offerd by SESC for this Summer, which will offer activities, presentations and exhibitions in the city until February 28th.

Where: SESC Carmo
When: February 19th, Friday, from 4pm till 8pm.
More information about the program can be found via:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam arrives to Sao Paulo


This Friday arrives to São Paulo the new worldwide tour of the famous Cirque du Soleil. This year, the Canadian theater group, brings the acrobatic show Quidam (released in 1996). The show has already been seen by 9 million people in 20 countries.

Divided into ten acts, Quidam brings together 50 artists from 15 different nationalities. Among them are: acrobats, gymnasts, clowns, actors, musicians, singers, dancers and varied circus performers.

The assembly uses more than 250 costumes and 500 objects. Among the figures is the "Banquine", originating in the Middle Ages, in which 15 artists form human pyramids in a synchronized way.

Children's games also inspires Quidam. One is the "diabolo", composed by four young Chinese artists to balance and handle a spool on a string held up by rods.

The Grand Chapiteau (presentation place at Parque Villa Lobos) is able to host 2.600 people. The presentation is set for 2h30min, including 30min break.

Parque Villa Lobos — Av. Professor Fonseca Rodriques, 2100 — São Paulo
When: February 19th to March 28th.  Thursdays and Fridays at 9pm; Saturdays at 5pm and 9pm; Sundays at 4pm and 8pm. 
Phone: (11) 4004-3100 
How much: R$ 230 to R$ 680. It's possible to buy via:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rosas de Ouro is the winner of the Sao Paulo Carnival 2010

The Samba School Rosas de Ouro was declared the winner of the Sao Paulo Carnival 2010. The determination came up this afternoon (February 16th) at the Sambódromo of São Paulo. The Rosas de Ouro Samba School had a hard match against the last year champion 'Mocidade Alegre' on the Special Group. Both of them were racing together for the final result, was 0.25 of difference.

There were 14 Samba Schools competing this year. The 'Leandro de Itaquera' and the 'Imperador do Ipiranga' Samba Schools were transfered to the access group. The assessed topics were: bateria (battery), comissão de frente (front commission), alegorias e adereços (allegories and props), enredo (plot), fantasia (fantasy), evolução (evolution), mestre-sala e porta-bandeira (master of ceremonies and flag-bearer), samba-enredo (theme song) e harmonia (harmony).

During the result determination, the Gaviões da Fiel Samba School supporters threw objects towards the area reserved for press and the school board.

An object hit a Radio reporter on his head, which caused injuries. He was taken to the hospital and is ok.

The objects were hurled after 'Gaviões da Fiel' Samba School received poor grades in the topics plot and battery.

Security was one of the Public Minister's concerns about hosting the celebration at the Sambódromo. The comission declared after a detalied evalution that the police force wasn't enough to the event's dimention. It became a good decision after this incident. Congratulations to the Rosas de Ouro Samba School.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Photo exhibition brings back Brazil and Argentina of 70 years ago

Next Saturday (February 20th) starts at the Museum Lasar Segall, a new photo exhibition that aims to bring back the mood of 40's. The 45 pictures made by Horacio Coppola and Hildegard Rosenthal show São Paulo and Buenos Aires on that time.

Where: Rua Berta, 111 - Vila Mariana - São Paulo
When: February 20th to April 4th. Tuesday to Saturday, from 2pm till 7pm; Sunday, from 2pm till 6pm.
Phone: (11) 5574-7322
How much: For free
Website: (English Version)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Video of the Sao Paulo Carnival 2010

Rosas de Ouro presentation on the Sao Paulo Carnival 2010

Insidesaopaulo went to the Sambódromo of São Paulo to be part of the biggest Carnival event of the State.

On this video above, you can see few minutes of the Rosas de Ouro Samba School. The scene brings the "Ala das Bahianas" (Bahian section), Ellen Roche, the Rainha da Bateria (Drum's Queen), and the Bateria section.

Have a look on this amazing presentation and find out a little bit of the Carnival mood.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Morumbi Stadium has a new project for the World Cup 2014

After the new project, the Morumbi Stadium thrived on the competition to host the World Cup opening game.

The São Paulo soccer team took a great step yesterday aiming to receive the opening game at the Morumbi Stadium. At a meeting in Switzerland, the club could convince the FIFA to raise the status of the stadium for the World Cup in Brazil.

Previously the Stadium was widely criticized by FIFA and at that time, it could only host up to the round of eight.

The New Project 
The São Paulo's new status came up after the modernization project of Morumbi.

The club managed to solve two major problems highlighted by the FIFA. The hospitality industry, will be expanded. The new project, will provide a good overview of the field.

FIFA, however, still waiting for the new changes in the project to which São Paulo is the chosen seat of the opening.

The elevation of its status, turns the Morumbi stronger to fight for the post against Belo Horizonte and Brasilia. The FIFA will announce the opening game destination before the end of the year.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Beyoncé performed for 60,000 Fans. Her biggest crowd ever

Beyoncé concert in São Paulo [photo: celso akin/agnews]

Beyoncé performed for her biggest crowd yet in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this weekend. The Diva performed for 60,000 Brazilian fans who sang every word of her songs.

The World Cup Trophy has arrived to Sao Paulo

The World Cup Trophy has arrived in Sao Paulo and will be exposed at the Memorial da América Latina, on the Barra Funda Suburb. Today is reserved just for the press, but tomorrow, people that won the promotion organized by the Coke Company. The trophy will pass through 86 contries before arrive to South Africa on May 4th.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Rua Augusta has now a brand new 'Bloco' of Carnival

A group of friends in the region of Rua Augusta in Sao Paulo set up a small "Bloco" of carnival called "Acadêmicos do Baixo Augusta" (Scholars of the Lower Augusta). The name is in honor to the region of the street that these friends attend most: Baixo Augusta.

One of the founder members of the group, Alexandre Youssef, says the intention is to celebrate the revitalization of this very famous area of the city. The idea came about when this group of friends met at a wedding and decided to organize the "Bloco". This will be the first Carnival and the official singer will be Simoninha (famous singer from São Paulo), Marisa Orth (famous Brazilian actress) will be the Godmother of the battery and Greg Bousquet is a lean version of the traditional and plump Rei Momo (King).

It's first and unique parade will take place this coming Sunday's pre-Carnival, February 7th at the Sonique (Rua Bela Cintra, 461), night club also partner of the project. Once there, a sound truck and a metal band with 10 people and five percussion will lead the party, which will be dictated by carnival songs, and the anthem of the bloco, composed by Leo Madeira, Edu Crieguer Pliny Profeta and Alexandre Youssef.

The concentration will be from 2pm to 4pm, when the Bloco begins its way, going down the Rua Bela Cintra toward to the center. However, little further, the slope of Rua Costa Street, the Bloco goes right toward the Rua Augusta, then left to end at the number 591 of the Street, where is the night club Studio SP. It will be 700 meters of party.

SP has a tradition in Blocos
It's a mistake to think that the history of Carnival Blocos is restricted to Rio de Janeiro. Unidos de Vila Carmozina, Caprichosos do Piqueri, Bloco Umes Caras Pintadas, Vovó Balão de Pirituba, Amigos da Zona Leste, Chorões da Tia Gê... There are many blocos throughout the city - most coming in the days of Carnival.

In the Jardins suburb, the band Guéri-Guéri, founded in 1986 by Roberto Matarazzo Suplicy (brother of the senator) was for years one of the most traditional Blocos in the city.
[source: terra]

Nelly Furtado will be in Sao Paulo on March 27th

Nelly Furtado is coming to Brazil in March. She will be here for a concert in São Paulo on March 27th and another in Rio on March 28th, in locations to be determined. The Porto Alegre concert will be on March 25th.

The concert series is part of the South American tour promoting the CD "Mi Plan", launched in 2009.

In early January this year, Nelly had already announced on her Twitter, that she would come to Brazil in 2010. There was not that much information on that time.

The singer is 31 years old and is a Portuguese descent and became famous through the album "Whoa, Nelly!" and the song "I'm Like a Bird."

Simple Red will be back to Sao Paulo on April

Mick Hucknall and his unmistakable red hair

Mick Hucknall, singer leader of the legendary Simply Red group and owner of the distinctive voice that made famous the song "If You Do not Know Me by Now" on 80's, will be back to São Paulo (4 concerts in Brasil). The performances will take place in the cities of Recife (April 16th), São Paulo (April 20th), Belo Horizonte (April 21st) and Rio de Janeiro (April 23rd).

The Simply Red, brings another farewell tour. The group also played a Farewell Concert last year in Brazil.

Hucknall, 47, announced in 2008 his solo career. He recorded the album "Tribute to Bob" in honor of the soul singer Bobbly Bland. Nowadays, the Simply Red is: Mick Hucknall (vocals), Ian Kirkham (keyboards and saxophone), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Dave Clayton (keyboards), Pete Lewinson (drums), Steve Lewinson (bass), Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute), Sarah Brown (backing vocals) and Dee Johnson (background vocals).
[source: folha online]

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sambodromo is getting ready to the Carnival 2010, despite the rain

Sambódromo Anhembi is passing through some rebuildings just two weeks before the carnival 2010 [photo: raul zito/g1]

Two weeks from the event's begining the Anhembi Sambadrome in the north region of São Paulo city goes through reforms to receive more than 30 thousand people. This year, there were changes in the places where are the tables and chairs of the track and the retreat of the battery, to provide better viewing for the audience.

Despite the rain, the workers still doing their best to make it happen. The track will receive a new painting three days before a show. The color chosen will have a darker gray than the last year, to avoid reflections. The painting of the bleachers, which will once again be white, has already begun.

For the Carnival 2010, the Sao Paulo Turismo (SPTuris) says that the goal is to improve the visibility for those who are watching the parade. A platform will be activated to ensure the best viewing of the percussionists that will be playing at the back - the musicians who are behind will be higher than the runway. For those who watch the parades in the stands, nine screens will show all the details of the schools that are presented. There will have 14 Samba groups in the two days of the Special Group.

The coordinator of the carnival SPTuris, Marco Antonio Santana, believes the event has been improving every year. "Certainly, it will be better than last year. We're working on it" according to him. The area of concentration has a new floor, already prepared to the Indy Race that will pass through the Sambadrome next March.

Complicated certainties
Accompanied by the Brazilian drivers of the Formule Indy, the City Mayor Kassab went to visit the Sambodromo, where the race track will be set after the Carnival. During his visit, few minutes after that he said the rain wouldn't be a trouble to the Indy Racing League the place became flooded because a strong rain.

The route, which passes through sambadrome, Marginal Tiete and Olavo Fontoura Avenue, has been punished by the rains. The chaos returned to that region yesterday. The Tiete River overflowed and flooded part of the track of the Marginal. The Olavo Fontoura, which will be one of the lines of the circuit, also flooded, leaving cars, buses and pedestrians stranded for hours during the late afternoon.

The race in Sao Paulo is scheduled for March 14, during which the rains are still intense.
[source: g1 and destak]

Beyoncé is already in Brazil and there are still tickets available to her concert

There are still tickets available to see Beyoncé in Sao Paulo, February 6th (Saturday), at the Morumbi Stadium, but several sectors are already sold out. The singer plays tonight in Florianopolis and she must stay in that city - accompanied by her husband, the singer Jay-Z - until a few hours before the presentation in Sao Paulo. The Brazilian tour leads to Rio de Janeiro (7th and 8th) and Salvador (10th).

Beyoncé brings to Brazil the tour entitled I Am..., that promotes the CD I Am... Sasha Fierce and the repertoire includes the hits: "If I Were a Boy", "Single Ladies," "Diva" and "Halo."

Related link: Tickets for the Beyoncé Concert in Sao Paulo are available

Interesting Jazz Band of Sao Paulo will play today and tomorrow for free

Projeto Coisa Fina

The Projeto Coisa Fina plays today at 12h30pm and tomorrow at 6h30pm at Centro Cultural São Paulo. The concert is part of a project dedicated to big concerts of bands from Sao Paulo. The Coisa Fina, created in 2005, brings 13 musicians, mixing jazz to Brazilian rhythms.

Where: Centro Cultural São Paulo - Rua Vergueiro, 1000 - Sao Paulo

When: February 4th at 12h30pm and 5th at 6h30pm.
Phone: (11) 3397-4002
How much: For free

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Alive traffic situation of Sao Paulo. Check it out!

The Television Channel Globo has some cameras around São Paulo city, where it's possible to see the traffic situation. Check it out, it's alive:

Carnival of Rosas de Ouro Samba School: schedule for the week

Rosas de Ouro was the Carnival winner of 2009. Ellen Roche, the Queen of the battery [photo: edu garcia/uol]

It's possible to go to the School's headquarter to watch their trials. Down here is the schedule for the week. Try to arrive as soon as possible to avoid long lines to get in. The ticket selling closes at 10h30 and the gate at 11pm. The trials ends on February 10th.

Wednesday at 9pm (Feb. 3rd)
How much: R$ 30,00

Friday at 9pm (Feb. 5th)
How much: R$ 20,00

Sunday at 8pm (Feb. 7th)
How much: R$ 10,00

On Thursday (Feb. 4th), the trial is on the street at 8h30pm.

Quadra Social da Sociedade Rosas de Ouro (see the mapa)
Phone: (11) 39314555

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A theatrical presentation will happen in a wall outside a building and can be seen from the Paulista Avenue

A theatrical presentation about a Kafka's story will be performed outside of the building of the SESC Paulista. The event was designed to be seen from inside the building, where the actors will be doing the presentation from outside the glass wall. The tickets are sold out, but it will be possible to see (not with the same quality as inside, mainly because the absence of sound and proper structure of light) from the Paulista Avenue. The event will happen about 18 meters above the ground.

In the Kafka's story (The Castle), a surveyor can not work for the lord of a castle because of the bureaucracy procedures applied to get to him.

In Kastelo (adaptation), the action is transposed to the daily life of a corporation in which employees work obsessively, always with the possibility of becoming "disposable". This scenario highlight the confusion mood and misinformation approached by Kafka. The presentation takes about one hour.

Where: SESC Paulista
When: February 3rd to March 14th, Thursday to Sunday at 9pm. The presentation will be canceled if it is raining.
How Much: R$ 20 R$ 10 (sold out)

The price of the Metro ticket will rise to R$ 2.65 next February 9th

The single tickets of both Metro and CPTM (Trains) will rise by 3.9% but it remains less than buses; Bilhete Único (integration) will cost R$ 4.07, which means 1.8% increasing.

After facing an increase of 17.4% of the bus fare on January 4th, now it's time to the readjustment of the Metro and CPTM of São Paulo. The single fare rises from R$ 2.55 to R$ 2.65.

The new price starts next Tuesday. With the adjustment, the price of subway, usually more expensive than the bus, is below the current R$ 2.70.

With the adjustment, integration with the bus in the capital is only $ 4 to U.S. $ 4.07, an increase of 1.8%. The biggest fix was in line 5/Lilás, passing from R $ 2.45 to $ 2.55 (4.1%).

Dawn With overcrowding at peak times, workers who use transport early have benefited from less adjustment: the rate is from $ 2.35 to $ 2.40, an increase of 2.1%.

The State Government said that the adjustments are lower than the IPC/Fipe inflation rate between February 2009 and January 2010, which was 4.4%.

MASP creates a new way of looking at Romanticism. Exhibition starts on February 5th

"Walk in the Twilight" by Vincent Van Gogh, (1890)

The brand new exhibition organized by Teixeira Coelho, the curator-chief of the museum, wants to connect paintings from various periods, without complying with the chronology of the classical art school. It aims to reveals the romantic ideal through the Western point of view.

MASP hosts an important collection of paintings in Latin America and Teixeira Coelho have chosen 79 among all of them to create the exhibition called "Romantismo — A Arte do Entusiasmo" (Romanticism - The Art of Enthusiasm). Paints of Bosch, El Greco, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Dali, León Ferrari, Tomie Ohtake (Paulista artist) and dozens of others show that the ideals of Romanticism - a movement identified between the mid-18th and 19th centuries - permeate the art produced in the last 500 years in the West.

The thesis is controversial. According to Teixeira Coelho, the romantic genre meant a great change on the Western mind. According to him, "It was a massive and radical transformation. More than a transformation: a revolution. Revolution against everything. Against the ideas of universal and eternal, and against the past against the future".

Within this concept, the exhibition is divided in nine modules. Some will have masterpieces of Hieronymus Bosch and El Greco, others will have the contemporaries León Ferrari, Tomie Ohtake and Marcello Grassmann. The selection also counts with paintings of Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet and Amedeo Modigliani. It will be 63 artists in total and one of the highlights is the Knight, by Salvador Dalí, donated to the MASP in 2008.

Educational Services: As the shows consist of works from the collection and temporary exhibitions held by the MASP, the exposure "Romanticism - The Art of enthusiasm" will have an educational program developed specifically prepared to the visitors, teachers and school students from public and private. The guided tours are conducted by a team of specialized professionals. Try to book it in advance.

Where: MASP
When: February 5th to May 8th at the 2º floor. Thursday, from 11am till 8pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, from 11am till 6pm. (Tickets stop to selling an hour before closing).
Phone: (11) 3251 5644
How much:
R$ 15 and R$ 7 (students). Free for under 10 and above 60. Also free every Tuesday

Virtual tour at the 2010 Indycar street circuit of Sao Paulo

Virtual tour at the 2010 Indycar street circuit of Sao Paulo. The race in Sao Paulo is scheduled for March 14th.

Related link: Sao Paulo Indy Race 2010 will be at Sambodromo and Marginal do Tiete on March 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Brasil a Gosto offers the best features of the Brazilian cuisine

The Brazilian recipes are spread in wide range of varieties and Brasil a Gosto is the place where they explore the wealth of flavors possible to find in the country.

The best feature of the restaurant is the presentation of the dishes. Despite it is made by average ingredients, found in any family house around the country, it receives a fine dine treatment. Creativity is the main concept.

The menu changes every season, but some dishes are always there, such as: casquinhas de camarão com farofa de dendê e o grilled badejo (fish) and castanha baru (peanuts). Every tuesday, ask for the Bife acebolado com arroz, feijão, ovo and batata frita. The really traditional Brazilian meal.

Where: Brasil a Gosto - Rua Professor Azevedo do Amaral, 70 - Jardim Paulistano - São Paulo.
When: Tuesday to Thursday, from middady till 4pm and from 7pm till midnight; Friday goes till 1am; Saturday, from midday till 5pm and from 7pm till 1am; Sunday, from midday till 6pm.
How much: R$ 6 for the artistic couvert during lunch time, Main dishes: from R$ 36 to R$ 72. Business menu: R$ 37,50. Desserts, from R$ 10 to R$ 18.
Website: (there is an English version)

Sao Paulo was 1mm to break the historic city's rainfall record during January

Rainy afternoon in the centre of São Paulo. Despite it was January 31st this rain didn't help to break the record. The measuring ended at 9am.
The city of Sao Paulo ended the month of January with an amount of rain accumulated 0.9 mm less than the record registered by the National Institute of Meteorology. This year, between January 1st and 31st, the agency reported an accumulation of 480.5 mm of rain in the city. The highest value recorded in the month of January is 1947, with 481.4 mm.

The Inmet began to make measurements in the city in 1943. Since then, beyond 1947, rainy winters were recorded in 1987 with 442.3 mm of rain, and 421.8 mm in 1950.

During the weekend, there was the expectation that the record would be broken because it was missing less than 1 mm of water for this. The rates reported by Inmet were found in a single season which is in the district of Santana in the north of the city. Measurement made every day with regard to the content of rain accumulated until 9am. Thus, the rain that hit the city on Sunday afternoon (31) was not computed in the measurement of Inmet.

The Centro de Gerenciamento de Emergências, CGE (Centre of Emergency Management) of the City has 31 measurement points scattered in various regions of the state capital and is an average amount of rainfall of all points for the rainfall of the city on a given day. According to the measurements of the CGE, it rains in the state capital every day since December 23rd.
[source: g1]