Sunday, September 26, 2010

Claudio Baglioni will play in São Paulo in October

2011 is going to be the year of Italy in Brazil. Brazil has been the home of a large number of Italian immigrants for a long time, their culture has had a strong influence on the Brazilian way of living and the celebrations have already started. Claudio Baglioni, one of the most important Italian singers, will be visiting São Paulo in October.

He started his work in the Italian music scene when he was only thirteen years old. Besides singing he has presented projects as a writer and architect, and is the creator and producer of an art and music event called “O' Scia”, where artists from all over the world get together in a reunion where the main topic is the immigration and the cultural integration between people.
The singer and songwriter, who has reached records in album sales and sold out concerts, will also celebrate 40 years of his carrier during the concert in São Paulo. Check it out!

Where: HSBC Brasil - Address:R. Bragança Paulista, 1281 - Chácara Santo Antônio - São Paulo
How Much: Prices range from R$120,00 to R$250,00 (ticket sales at
When: October 11, at 9:30pm.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will come to Sao Paulo in November!

The Ex-Beatle will be in Sao Paulo for just two concerts in Brazil, part of his tour that will also include Chile and Argentina.

Finally, the final chapter of the soap opera about the Paul McCartney's visit to Brazil was revealed. The former Beatle will be back to the country in November for two concerts only in São Paulo. The dates are not scheduled yet, but it will be likely around November 10th and 11th, and the intended location is the Morumbi Stadium.

Speculation about the visit of McCartney has been taking over the media for months. The confirmation reached the journalist José Norberto Flesch through a source close to the Paul McCartney.

The presentations are part of the Paul's "Up and Coming" Tour, which began in USA in March. The Paul's last visit to Brazil was 17 years ago. He also came up in 1990, for a concert in Rio.

According to the journalist Ale Rocha, the McCartney's team gave up the Praça da Apoteose for a possible concert in Rio. Since Maracanã Stadium is closed to get ready to the World Cup, there was no alternative, and both concerts planned for the country were organized to Sao Paulo.

A three-hour concert
In U.S., Paul has made presentations lasting up to three hours. The concert repertoire have pyrotechnics and passes the singer's career since the days of the Beatles.

The opening is usually a sequence with "Venus and Mars," "Rock Show" and "Jet", in that order. Throughout the night, it brings songs like "Let it Be," "Band on the Run," "All My Loving," "Blackbird," "Something," "My Love" and "Live and Let Die."

Paul sings about 35 songs. If nothing changes, the last before the first encore, will be "Hey Jude". Then he returns to stage with "Day Tripper," "Lady Madonna" and "Get Back". In the second encore will bring "Yesterday", "Helter Skelter" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / The End."
[source: josé norberto flesch]

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

JA 367, more Jazz inside Sao Paulo

If you are walking during the day and you pass in front the number 367 on the Rua Joaquim Antunes (on the block between Rua Pinheiros and the Avenue Rebouças) you won't notice anything. At this time, the address is an office. At night, however, what once was the garage and garden of this old house becomes the bar JA 367. You enter from the side and a red carpet leads you to the pub. There you'll find a nice lounge with couches and armchairs that once belonged to the Hotel Ca'd'Oro. In this space both parties, with the sound of DJ and intimate jazz, R & B and sou concert happenl. At the time of drinking choose the long neck beers, including Eisenbahn, Devassa and Stella Artois. Nice place to be in Sao Paulo.

Where: Rua Joaquim Antunes, 367 - Sao Paulo
When: From Thursday to Saturday, from 9 pm to 2 am

Monday, September 13, 2010

Human Rights short movies Festival - Entretodos

From September 13 to 19 CineSesc and Matilha Cultural host the 3rd edition of the Festival of Short Movies "Entretodos". The curator of the Festival has selected 24 short of the hundreds he received for the competition of the  best short movie. This yars the movies are more focused on issue related to the Human Rights.

Where: CineSesc, Rua Augusta, 2075 and Matilha Cultural, Rua Rego Freitas, 542
When: From September 13 to 19, from 3 pm tp 8.30 pm
How Much: For free

Expoazeite - Olive oil event in Sao Paulo

Over the past five years, consumption of olive oil has nearly doubled in Brazil, as a result of the emergence of a new middle class, which added it to its menu. Even so, the average per capita is only 200 milliliters per year. In other countries it is 2 liters per person. That means, there is still space to grow. One of the priorities of Expoazeite is to discover the best ways to harness the curiosity of the citizen about the olive oil.

Among the 25 exhibitors, there are specialists in the cultivation of olive and producers of extra virgin version - the noblest, obtained from the first pressing of olives. Two rounds of talks are scheduled. The idea is to discuss the expertise of exporters such as Portugal and Spain as well as hearing reports from those who have just started in the industry, such as companies from Chile, Uruguay and, of course, Brazil.
Hook part of this clientele is another mission of Expoazeite. That's why the access to the event will be free. In addition, there will be tasting of 200 varieties of olive oil. The process works similarly to the wine, if you go to Expoazeite you should taste a sip of the product. There is, indeed, a specially designed glass for this purpose. Another attraction: Vitor Fratini, an expert on the subject, will call for any questions from visitors. "We want the consumer to see the difference between a quality product and the one he bought before."

Where: Rua Doutor Plínio Barreto, 285 -  Sao Paulo
When: September the 13th and 14th, from 10 am to 7 pm
How Much: For free

Saturday, September 11, 2010

International Children Film Festival

From September the 10th to the 19th, it happens in the Cinemark network the 8th Children Film Festival. The event will take more than 90 films bringing together original and classic Brazilian short films and international TV shows and special exhibitions and workshops on film animation and debates. To view the complete schedule of the movies, visit the official website of the 8º Festival de Cinema Infantil (8th International Children's Film Festival). It is just R$ 5 for each movie

Setembro Verde - Green September

A Matilha Cultural prepared a cultural program on themes related to the climate change and responsible consumption. Between September the 10th and October the 10th, the Setembro Verde (Green September ) will happen in town. More than 50 cultural attractions and about 20 spaces in the city of São Paulo will take part to it. Audiovisual attractions are concentrated at the space Matilha Cultural, like the exhibition of Jaime Prades that puts together panels, icons, plants and a graffiti in the gallery and an exhibition of photos of Sao Paulo's trees. Between the bars and nightclubs that are taking part to the event you can find the Lions Nightclub, Berlin, Vegas Club, Studio SP, Sonique, Centro Cultural Rio Verde and Voodoohop.

Discounts in many restaurants ranging from 15% to 50% for vegetarian dishes are the contribution of bars and restaurants like Goa, Yam, Café Aprendiz, Babek Kebab, Z Carniceria, Volt e Bar Blá. And finally many movies, a fashion space dedicated to the idea of being sustainable with style, debates, lectures and workshops. The closure of the Setembro Verde will be marked with an intervention that will integrate the movement 10/10/10, Global Day for Climate Solutions, a group of more than 100 countries organized by 350 organizations in defense of the planet's climate.
Check out the all program!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Your Closet!!!

Free Your Closet is a proposal for a shared recycling of women closets tuned with the new forms of responsible consumption. It is a one-day event in a cool place to meet women who want to sell their used clothing but still in perfect condition and thrift store prices!

Those interested should send digital photos of five examples of clothing worn by themselves by email. Free Your Closet will review the proposals and will select the participants according to criteria of quality and appropriateness to the target audience, emphasizing the diversity of styles and sizes. A list  of the selected people will be published on the blog. Those selected will receive a confirmation email with the Participation Form that must be completed and returned by the stipulated date. On Sunday of the event, the seller will arrive at the venue with her products with three hours in advance. From the 8 pm there will be a change of clothes between participants who still have products available and the closing party of the Free Your Closet event.

Keep following their website to take part to the next events as a participant and go on Sunday to check out the 1st edition of Free Your Closet!

When: Sunday 12th, from 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Rua Doutor Melo Alves, 294 - São Paulo
How Much: For free

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Amy Winehouse in Sao Paulo for the first time

Amy Winehouse could do six shows in Brazil, according to the column Retratos da Vida of the newspaper Extra. The producer Mondo Entretenimento, responsible for bringing the British star in Brazil, has signed contract for six shows of US$ 1 million each. Dates and locations of concerts have not been released yet, they will happen in early 2011, marking the first visit of the singer to the country singer. The producer will disclose the cities of the tour at the end of the month.

The good news about Amy also indicate that she is about to return to the music scene and she is recording, alongside Mark Ronson, the song It's My Party, of 1963, as a tribute to the producer and conductor Quincy Jones, as informed by the  site MTV U.S.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SP-Arte/Foto: the biggest event about Photography

The largest exhibition of photography in the country, SP-Arte/Foto reaches its fourth edition and happens between September 9 and 12 at the Mall Iguatemi showing the best of modern and contemporary photography of Brazil and of the world. At the exhibition will be represented works of artists like Miguel Rio Branco, Mario Cravo Neto, Caio Reisewitz, Rochelle Costi, Albano Afonso, Márcia Xavier, J.R.Duran, Claudia Jaguaribe, Thomas Farkas, Cristiano Mascaro, Neil Hammon, Daniel Senise, Brigida Baltar, Cao Guimaraes, Luiz Braga, Cássio Vasconcellos. 

Besides the shows and the books launches, there will be free lectures coordinated by the researcher and photographer, Denise Gadelha. This course provides an overview of national and international contemporary photography, history of photography, its forms and icons.

When: September 9 to 12, from 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: Shopping Iguatemi, Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 2232 - Sao Paulo
How much: For free

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New technology for Police cars in Sao Paulo

The PM (military police) is preparing a  change to patrol the streets of São Paulo. It will install cameras in their cars and an onboard computer that will alert the police when they are approaching, for example, a bar where there is complaint of drug sales or an intersection where many assaults occur. The stakes for the PM technology follows the idea that the new systems should improve the efficiency and safety. They should also increase the control of supervisors that may identify possible flaws in the procedures and even misconduct.

The technology must also change the life of Sao Paulo inhabitants. Who gets involved in a traffic accident, for example, will receive a password from the cop which may, after 48 hours, enter the web and get a copy of the police report. The system connected to a GPS will tell who are the thieves who often act in a certain region and show the photos of suspects. It will also indicate the path that the car should do, according to crime rates online. A sensor will show when the car and the cops are in danger. It is also possible to see where each car is, what is the closest vehicle (in case of attack) and even record the path of the patrol and tell how long and where they stood. Computers involve an investment of R$ 32 million in 2010 and 2011. In the first phase of the project (R$ 12 million in 2010), only 4000 cars will have the equipment.
(source: estado de são paulo, marcelo godoy)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

La Tapa! Spanish bar inside Sao Paulo

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This Spanish bar is the perfect place for a cold beer and to taste some tapas. This is La Tapa! It is managed by  two partners who met when they were studying at the University Anhembi Morumbi. The decoration of this building reminds Spain too: on the walls, there are fans of flamenco, bullfighting posters, pictures of tourist sites in Span and, of course, the flag of the country. The typical tapas are the focus of the menu.

You should go there and try the gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns); the patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy sauce); the pantomaca, which is bread with tomatoes and usually a slice of cheese or jamon on top, finally you won't miss the tortilla, the typical Spanish omelette with potatoes. Delicious!To drink the offer includes the typical alcoholic sangria and beers, among the 25 labels you can try the Spanish Estrella Damm Inedit. It 's 15 minutes walking from the subway station Tatuapé, easy to reach.

When: Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from midday.
Where: Rua Serra do Japi, 560 - Sao Paulo

Friday, September 3, 2010

Graffiti Fine Art

It starts today and goes for a month the Graffiti Fine Art, International Bienal. The public can enjoy the first show of its kind dedicated only to graffiti. 64 names are present, Brazilians and foreigners, including highlights such as Zezão and Os Gemeos.

Where: MuBE, Av. Europa, 218 - São Paulo
When: September 3d to October 3d

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What to do this thurday night

Two option for club lovers tonight (Thursday, September the 2nd). The first is at the Museum Club where the DJs Mau Mau and Renato Cohen will dominate the launch of the party The Heat Beat, where the duo Monsters at Work will play in live PA. Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sao Paulo, the Museum follows the concept of dining club, with sophisticated menus and good music. The environment has a panoramic lift and a huge screen of Marilyn Monroe highlighted. The menu is divided between and contemporary Japanese cuisine, plus a selection of drinks made by bartenders and extensive wine list.

Where: Rua James Joule, 65  - São Paulo 
When: Thursday September the 2nd from 7 pm
How much: R$ 15.00 to R$ 40.00


The second option is the D-Edge. Two good attractions in the disputed party of the thursday at this club: the English producer Nic Fanciulli, who started in music when he was a teenager and gradually managed to leave a mark on the house scene and the London tech-house expert duo, Layo & Bushwacka, always present in Brazilian house clubes.

Where: Alameda Olga, 170 -  São Paulo
When: Thursday September the 2nd from midnight
How much: From R$ 50 toR$ 90

Fernando Pessoa at the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa

From August 24, at the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, you can visit the exhibition "Fernando Pessoa, plural like the universe" (“Fernando Pessoa, plural como o universo”). The exposition runs until the 30th of January, with free entry on Saturday. This is the first time that the Museu hosts an exhibition about a Portuguese author.

In the first rom of the temporary exhibition hall, visitors may enter five booths, which will be screened excerpts from poems by Fernando Pessoa himself and his heteronyms Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, Alvaro de Campos Bernardo Soares. Next, you will enter a kind of poetic labyrinth that will show in a playful and lovely passages of poetry and images of Fernando Pessoa, as a way of portraying his various personas. And then you'll move to an environment where documents facsimile, manuscripts, typescripts related to his life-work will be displayed. In the final section of the exhibition, visitors can follow the chronology of the life-work of the poet, through images taken from the newly launched photobiography produced by Richard Zenith, one of the curators.

When: From 10 am to 5 pm, till January 30
Where: Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, Praça da Luz - Sao Paulo
How much: R$ 6; for free on Saturday

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

5th Cinefantasy - International Festival of Fantasy Film

From August the 31st to September the 12th Sao Paulo hosts the 5th Cinefantasy - International Festival of Fantastic Film, with sessions at Centro Cultural São Paulo, Cine Olido and library Viriato Correa.

In this edition, there will be over 150 films. Fans of horror stories and science fiction, should watch the English "Strigoi" by Faye Jackson. The program also includes "A Princesa do Coração Gelado" and "The Werepig".

Where: Cine Olido, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Biblioteca Viriato Correa
When: August 31st to September 12th
How much: For free; R$ 1 at the Cine Olido