Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fernando Jaeger Exhibition

Le Buteque
Contemporary products, functional and industrially produced for fair prices. It seems great, but do you think it is possible? The answer is yes if you are thinking about Fernando Jaeger, who follows that philosophy as the motto of his work. The designer features clean objects carved in wood - from different sources for reforestation - Jaeger is the one that puts the hands on to create his pieces. These objects will be gathered on the presentation entitled Cor, Materialidade e Sustentabilidade (Color, Materiality and Sustainability), at Muba. Among the winners you can find Poltrona Theo e Poltrona Trama. Check it out!
[Julia Reina by B-Coolt]

What: Fernando Jaeger Exhibition
Where: Rua Doutor Álvaro Alvim, 90
When: Monday to Friday, from 10 am till 8 pm; Saturday, from 10 am till 4 pm. The exhibition ends on August 12.
Price: For free

Origami Sofa

The Yellow Metro Line is now working till 9 pm

Today the Yellow Metro Line of São Paulo started a new working time. From now on, the subway is running until 9 pm.

Until now, the Yellow Line operated only from 4h40 am to 3 pm, from Monday to Friday, because the trains were still going through testing.

This is the second change on the Yellow Line this month. On June 3, it became possible to make the transfer between the Yellow line at the the stations Pinheiro and Line 9-Emerald (Osasco-Grajaú) of the CPTM (Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company).

According to the companies, the integration receives around 100 thousand people daily. From now on, more passengers will be served.

The free transfer between the two stations in Pinheiros is via a walkway on the Marginal Pinheiros length of 56.5 meters, a height of 6.65 meters. The walkway is covered and enclosed on the sides.

The Pinheiros station, which was opened in May, was the fourth station of the 4-Yellow Line to be opened. In March, was the inauguration of the station Butantã. The stations Faria Lima and Sao Paulo are on duty since May 2010. It is expected that the line will have 11 stops, over almost 13 km, connecting the stations Luz and Vila Sonia.

[image: g1]

Tango de La Falda Festival: Tonight!

For the first time, São Paulo hosts the famous La Falda Tango Festival, which attracts plenty of people to the Argentinian small town of La Falda (in the province of Cordoba) since more than 40 years. The competition will be at the Memorial da America Latina of São Paulo at 8 pm.

The winning couple will perform in the final of the La Falda Festival, in Argentina, on July 15 to17.

The championship dance that happens today will be lead by the Movimento Brasileiro de Tango Instrumental El Arrastre, which come from the De Puro Guapos and Quinteto Café Tango groups.

The competition began yesterday (June 29) with the Quinteto Café Tango. Today (June 30), the group Jogando Tango opens the night and leaves the stage for another round of dance. Then it's time for the group De Puro Guapos before the announcement of the winners. Try to be part of it!

What: Tango de La Falda Festival
Where: Avenida Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664 Gate 13
When: June 29th and 30th, at 8 pm
Price: For free

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sustainable Food Festival in São Paulo

Starting on June 21, some the best restaurants in Sao Paulo will be challenged to reduce their impact on the environment. This is the "Festival Gastronomia Sustentável" (Sustainable Food Festival). It will last six months and will involve some of the best restaurants in town, including Fasano, Rubaiyat, D.O.M, Carlota, Rascal and Bela Sintra.

During this period, the cooking oil will be collected and turned into biodiesel, the only way to ensure that it does not pollute the environment. Seedlings will be planted in special locations indicated by the Secretary of Environment of São Paulo in order to offset carbon emissions.

Goals will also be adopted to reduce water consumption. Some chefs are preparing special recipes for the festival. The new meals were developed with the concept of saving water and oil. The participating restaurants will display posters and leaflets with tips on the initiative to collaborate with the customer to reduce the impact on the environment.

A Bela Sintra:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Restaurant prepares special events for the Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade 2011

In honor of the 15th annual Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade - 2011, several events will be happening all over the city. During this occasion, Insidesaopaulo would like to highlight the special programming prepared by the gay-friendly restaurant Estação SP Design, located near Rua Oscar Freire.

From June 22nd to June 25th, Estação SP will open from 8 pm till 1 am. In a charming atmosphere, the restaurant will offer an inventive menu based on traditional recipes. The interesting point will be the pocket shows set to start at 8 pm on June 23rd (Thursday) and at the same time on the 24th (Friday). The first will be performed by Maria Melo & Ulisses Gomes and the second by Lidiane Rosa. Though both shows will be in Portuguese, the mood will certainly be easily translated!

Estação SP is a buffet-style restaurant that offers food paid for by weight during lunch time. The excellent atmosphere is further enhanced by complimentary dessert offered after the meals.

What: Estação SP Design
Where: Rua Haddock Lobo, 1012
When: June 22nd to 25th, from 8 pm till 1 am. On these days, and as their normal schedule, the restaurant is open from 11:30am till 4 pm.
Phone: +55 (11) 3898-2335

The 15th Annual Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade - 2011. The biggest in the world

Scheduled for June 26th, the Gay Pride Parade celebrates its 15th year under the theme "Love each other, end homophobia" ("Amai-vos uns aos outros: basta de homofobia"). The festival starts at noon, and up to 3 million participants are expected.

According to the organizers, the event includes a Cycle of Lectures, a Cultural Fair, a Citizenship Award for Respect of Diversity, and Gay Day. This year, the Association of the LGBT Pride Parade in São Paulo (Associação da Parada do Orgulho GLBT de São Paulo) wants to promote a discussion about the prejudice of religious groups against homosexuals — which helped to inspire this year's theme.

On Sunday at 1:30 pm, there will also be a debutante ball. About 3 million people are expected on the Avenida Paulista, in the Pride Parade 2011. The organization is preparing a waltz in the center of the city. The participants will have to dance the Blue Danube with whoever is next to him/her when the music plays. All 17 electric floats will play a remixed version of the traditional waltz, created by DJ Ana John.

The video above, of one minute and 20 seconds, the characters are played by the actors Rodrigo Ricardo and Ramory Feldman.

Recorded at the intersection of Avenida Paulista and Rua Augusta, the short film shows the two actors meeting in the middle of the crosswalk and waltzing solemnly.

The producers, supported by SPTuris, are hoping to enter the Guinness Record Book with the largest number of couples waltzing in public. The current record is from 2010, with 1,510 couples in Bosnia.

What: Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade 2011
When: June 26, from midday till 3pm
Where: Avenida Paulista and Rua da Consolação (meeting point in front of MASP)
Price: For free
What: Closing Show
When: June 26, at 19h
Where: Vale do Anhangabaú
Price: For free

The Association of GLBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo
Praça da República, 386, sala 22 - Centro
Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil
CEP 01045-000
+ 55 (11) 3362-8266

Monday, June 20, 2011

Praca Charles Miller is the meeting point for devotees of Remote Control

Every Monday and Tuesday noon at Praça Charles Miller, in front of the Pacaembu Stadium, people meet up to enjoy their Remote Control devices. It's an interesting place to meet people practicing and developing skills of controlling.

Over there is possible to find cars, airplanes, helicopters and even jets. Most of them uses battery, but there still devices using fuel. Most of the people is passionate for it and are very kind. Cristiano, owner of the Helicopter of the video above was explaining everything we wanted to know regarding batteries, remote controls and comments about this meeting point. According to him, most people who frequent that place, are families and remote control lovers. They spend sometime doing what they love most, meeting people to share that moment and update their knowledge. The place is great for children and is apparently very safe.

As long as get late (or cold if during the winter), the remote controls switch places with young people who meet up there to have some drink, what is about 10 pm. During the summer, it lasts longer.

What: Remote Control meeting point
Where: Praça Charles Miller - Pacaembu Stadium
When: On Monday, starts at 8pm and on Tuesday starts at 6 pm. On both days, the event goes till the control's battery ends up.
Price: For free. It's an outdoor meeting

Friday, June 17, 2011

Good mood meal

If you're looking for different options of good food, get ready for this unconventional advice. How about enjoying an Italian dish prepared inside a Van?

Rolando Vanucci is the owner of this successful restaurant, located on a busy street in a residential neighborhood of Sao Paulo: Rolando Massinha. On the menu there are several kinds of pasta. Among them: gnocchi, fettuccini, ravioli and others, which can be prepared with tomatoes sauce, bolognese, four cheese or pepperoni. The advice of insidesaopaulo goes to the Bolognese sauce. The dish can be shared by two (not that hungry) people.

The venture
After several years working in functions such as building contractor and store manager, Vanucci decided to follow a dream he had long ago: build a pasta restaurant inside an automobile. With much dedication, bought a Kombi (which was previously used to sell hot dogs) and began selling fresh pasta. Every night, he parks his van in front of a lingerie store.

The great mood of Rolando is contagious. The pleasante Gabi works with him trying to make sort the endless queue. It's a short team with a very high mood. Rolando is very impact and makes everyone feel good. Sice he is not a formal chef, his simple way of preparing the dishes, makes us feel at home. His sincerity is contagious. Unfortunately, he speaks only Portuguese, but this is not a barrier to communicate with anyone. It is a great tip! The dish is cheap, well served and the happiness comes as dessert.

What: Rolando Massinha
Where: Avenida Sumaré, 1089 (corner with Rua Caiubi)
When: According to him, Monday to Monday, from 7 pm till midnight. But since he is the only one responsable for the business, it won't open if he is not available. In case, it's better to give a ring before arrive.
Price: R$ 12,50 to R$ 17,50
Phone: +55 (11) 9827-9797 (his mobile)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Viveiro Manequinho Lopes, a place dedicated to nature at Ibirapuera Park

The Manequinho Lopes is a kind of nursery responsible to grows tree seedlings for use throughout the city. Today it is also the exhibition space of the Municipal Secretary of Culture.

It is located near gate 7A and is open to the public for pictures and tours to observe the work of the nursery. It is well worth a visit!

What: Viveiro Manequinho Lopes - Ibirapuera
Where: Parque do Ibirapuera
When: Monday to Friday, from 7 am till 7 pm.

Price: R$ 00
Phone: +55 (11) 3887-7728

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sacolão Higienópolis is a great place to find quality food

The Sacolão Higienópolis sells fruits, vegetables and meats of excellent quality. The store was opened in 1998, is very clean and the service is of high quality. The fruit section is the highlight of the shop and offers several options of Brazilian regions.

The store offers a wide range of products including a deli counter, flower shop, wine racks, bakery and seafood departments. The Sacolão Higienópolis also has a line of Kosher products.

What: Sacolão Higienópolis
Where: Rua Dona Veridiana, 158
When:  Monday to Friday, from 7 am till 9 pm; Saturday, from 7 am till 8 pm; Sunday, from 8 am till 3 pm.
Price: More expensive than average
Phone: +55 (11) 3331-4672

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Madrid Supermercado is a distinguished sort of supermarket

Front door of the Madrid Supermercados
This supermarket is located between the neighborhoods Santa Cecilia and Higienópolis. This is a market that offers great food products (many of them come from abroad), and its design is very modern and elegant.

The prices are more expensive than those offered in the big supermarket chains, but the variety is different. In Madrid, you can find fruits, wines, cheeses, fish, cleaning products, and more. Worth checking out, but prepare your pocket!

What: Madrid Supermarket
Where: Rua Martim Francisco, 777
When:  Monday to Thuesday, from 8 am till 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, from 8 am till 9 pm; Sunday, from 8 am till 2 pm.
Price: More expensive than average
Phone: +55 (11) 3666-7697

Monday, June 13, 2011

The bakery Mundo dos Pães is one of the best in Sao Paulo

Front door of the first shop, in the Higienópolis neighborhood
Benjamin Abrahão - Mundo dos Pães is undoubtedly one of the best bakeries in São Paulo. Inaugurated in 1987, Mundo dos Pães offers 80 different baked goods ranging from sweet and savory.

Cookbook author and founder, Benjamin Abrahão left a delicious legacy to his family. The bakery is renowned for it breads and croissants. Benjamin has published many books and numerous articles in newspapers and magazines around the world. His "Brazilian" way of making breads and pastries conquered countries like Russia, Philippines, Germany, among others, where he traveled to offer courses.

Try the dried tomato croissant or the cornbread with fennel. The bakery truly shines with its desserts - try the chocolate cupcakes. A visit to Mundo dos Pães is time well spent.

Check bellow, a video teaching how to make bread using natural fermentation, published on the blog of this bakery:

What: Benjamin Abrahão - Mundo dos pães (There are other 7 bakeries around the city. Click here to find out the closest for you)
Where: Rua Maranhão, 220
When: Every day, from From 06h00 To 20h30

Phone: +55 (11) 3258-1855

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Solange De-Ré talks about the Slut Walk Sao Paulo

Last week (June 5th), Paulista Avenue received a demonstration entitled Slutwalk, which has become well known worldwide. It started last January, when a girl was sexually abused in Toronto, Canada. The judge in charge of the incident said that women should not dress like sluts. It was the starting point of a demonstration against this sort of mentality. Several countries have already participated in the "Slutwalk", organized by girls that have something to say about this issue.

SlutWalk Sao Paulo 2011 - Avenida Paulista
Inside Sao Paulo had the chance to interview one of the organizers of this demonstration in Sao Paulo. Solange De-Ré is the author of the blog talkingvaca. She and some of her friends took the initiative to bring the event to Brazil. Read on to see what she has to say:

What are your thoughts on the Slut Walk?
It was the right time. This is the country of Carnival, and when it ends, does everyone become a moralist? When the carnival ends, does wearing short clothes mean you’re a whore?

De-Ré and Mado
Did you get idea on the SlutWalk originated in Canada?
I've got a blog where we’ve been talking about these issues for a while now (since 2008). Coincidentally, my main issue is the relationship between men and women in society, this sort of thing. Mado (one of three organizers of the first Slut Walk in Brazil) saw the story on the internet and told me about it, and asked me to arrange a meeting with some people to ask what everyone thought, to try to discuss it. Our idea was to gather about 50 people, but we were surprised because it became something much bigger. It’s not something to be happy about, because that means the problem is serious here in Brazil. However, we are happy for people to come forward and say they are uncomfortable with this, that these women were willing to participate. It has been very positive.

So, it is bringing up this issue ... 
We got in touch with the organizers from Canada.

Do you think there is something specific from this issue that needs to be discussed in Brazil? Something that deserves more emphasis?
Yes, the foremost issue -- apart of the poor treatment women receive -- is violence. It’s too common around here. I know of cases of people close to me, and they’re independent of social class -- people who are from privileged social classes have been beaten by their husbands and think they deserve it. Nobody deserves it!

Do you think that, by bringing this to the street, you can promote a discussion about it?
Yes. But we have to take it back inside the houses where the dad, when raising his children, says the male child has complete freedom to do anything he wants and where sons are even encouraged to have multiple female partners, and where daughters are simultaneously forced to behave and not to embarrass the family. Girls must be concerned about the way they dress, the way they speak; Girls have to hide their number of sexual partners, because otherwise no one will marry them. Is this country free or not?

But do you believe that this old-fashioned behavior and ideas still influence the younger generation?
Yes, certainly. One thing that apparently has nothing to do with the other groups but the Nazis. Look, Nazi group in Latin America? We are all descendants of blacks and Indians. These groups spread exaggerated machismo which says that there needs to be a man to “break in” the woman. We still see stories of violence in the news, and almost are all young people between 16 and 18 years old. In newspapers, we see the news that a husband killed his wife, or of high school couples, where a boyfriend killed the girlfriend. It’s cultural.

Do you think the name "Marcha das Vadias" (Slut Walk) had an impact?
It's an ironic name. The women are very afraid of the name that they can receive from men and other women also. There is also a machismo between women. Girls call each other "slut" when they want to tease or insult each other.

While waiting to interview you, a guy came and asked me what was happening. I explained that it was the Slut Walk, and he said, “Nice!”
The name strikes a cord because we're not used to using the word in a good way. But we’re using it ironically. It’s a word we [women] always hear from people wanting to offend us. Some people say they do not want to be part of the slutwalk because they are not whores. But above all, any woman that is called a “slut” or a “whore” is still a woman: in some cases, she’s a woman that maybe didn't have the same chances I did, and who finds herself offering what she has just to make some money. There are bigger problems in Brazil, like political corruption, child abuse and illegal trafficking of wild animals. The fact that women are selling themselves is their choice. They should be free to do what they want.

The SlutWalk Sao Paulo brought in around 300 people, and it was a peaceful demonstration. Sao Paulo has hosted several popular events, and most of the recent ones were organized via Facebook and other social networks. Keep following Inside Sao Paulo to find out about more events like this one.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Livraria da Esquina brings Latin Beats: Que Rico! Friday, June 10th

With a lineup that has always surprised by diversity, the Livraria da Esquina receives the Latin Beats Que Rico!, which unites the best of Latin music with its delicious cuisine. The DJs Pancho, Carina Wonder, Pendejo, Rogério Simón and the guest DJ Marine will take care of the event through salsa, cumbia, merengue, ska and Latin rap. To give a special flavor to the feast, the chef Checho Gonzales, who develops a cuisine inspired by Latin culture, unpretentious and will prepare fabulous tacos.
[Camila Pompeu by B-Coolt]

What: Livraria da Esquina
Where: Rua do Bosque, 1254 - Barra Funda
When: June 10th, at 11h30 pm.
Price: R$ 15 men, R$ 10 women. Name on the list means best price. Add yours via
Phone: +55 (11) 3392-3089

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pacaembu Stadium - Sao Paulo: friendly soccer game of Brazil vs Romania and the last participation of Ronaldo. Today!

Tonight, at 9h50 pm (GMT -3) the Pacaembu Stadium receives a friendly soccer match: Brazil vs Romania. That will be the last time Ronaldo will be wearing the Brazilian soccer tshirt. After the match, the squad will be unveiled for the Copa America.

Brazil vs Romania
Brazil: Vítor, Maicon, Lúcio, David Luiz e André Santos; Sandro, Henrique (Elano) e Elias; Robinho, Fred e Neymar. 
Romania: Tatarusanu; Mujdza, Spahic, Papp e Bourceanu; Torje, Sanmartean, Surdu e Zicu; Marica e Tanase. 
Referee: Sergio Pezzotta (ARG).

What: Brazilian Soccer game against Romania
Where: Pacaembu Stadium
When: June 7th, at 9h50 pm
Price: Sold out

Monday, June 6, 2011

The BMW Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo

The BMW Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo is close. The four main attractions of the event - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman and Marcus Miller - will perform in Sao Paulo between 10 and 12 June at the Ibirapuera Auditorium.

Tickets cost R$ 100 and go on sale on Tuesday (10), from 11am on the site by telephone at 4003-5588 and the Ibirapuera Auditorium box office.

The saxophonist Wayne Shorter and singer Sharon Jones, along with her ​​band The Dap Kings, are the main attractions of the event, which will also feature a tribute to Miles Davis performed by the composer and bassist Marcus Miller. The BMW Jazz Festival also holds workshops and free programming at the external area of the Ibirapuera Auditorium.

Day 10/06 (Friday), from 21h:
  • Billy Harper Quintet
  • Joshua Redman Trio
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet

Day 11/06 (Saturday), from 21h:
  • Zion Harmonizers
  • Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Day 12/06 (Sunday), from 21h:
  • Tord Gustavsen Trio
  • Renaud Garcia-Fons
  • Marcus Miller - Tutu Revisited

Concerts in the park and external audience of Ibirapuera Auditorium (free admission on June 12th Sunday):
10 am - Funk Off Brass Band Parade
5h30 pm - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
7 pm - Outdoor Cinema BMW: presentation of the film "Jazz on a Summer's Day"

What: BMW Jazz Festival
Where: Auditorio Ibirapuera
When: June 10 to 12
Price: R$ 100
Phone: 0800 707 3578 (call made from Brazil)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Slut Walk Sao Paulo: June 4th

Women march during the 'SlutWalk' in Boston, May/2011. (AP / Josh Reynolds)
It all began in Canada. In January, at York University in Toronto, a policeman told a group of students that women should not dress like sluts if they wanted to avoid being sexually abused. This caused a strong reaction from the local population: In March, four thousand people went to the streets in protest. Most of the protesters were women dressed as prostitutes.

In Brazil, the march is being organized by three friends through Facebook. Four thousand people have already confirmed their attendance, but organizers are expecting 2.5 thousand people to actually attend the march.

The main attraction of the march is the provocative clothing, which will allude to stereotypes about prostitutes. But the organizer says that each participant is welcome to dress the way they want. Men can also participate in the Slut Walk.

Global event
The Slut Walk spread worldwide. After Canada, the march was organized in Australia, Argentina, the USA, Holland, Great Britain, and New Zealand. On June 4, parades in various parts will be held simultaneously around the world, in addition to more marches throughout the year. Check out the list of sites here.

What: Slut Walk Sao Paulo
Where: Praça do Ciclista
When: June 4th (Saturday), at 2 pm.
Page on Facebook:
Slut Walk around world:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Theatre Festival in Sao Paulo

For the third consecutive year, the Theatre Festival (Festa do Teatro) will offer 40,000 free tickets for plays that can be seen in Sao Paulo between June 3rd and June 12th.

The opening event will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 12 pm at the Vale do Anhangabaú, and will include a presentation from the Base Theatre Company (Cia Base), which will perform in a hot-air balloon 30 meters off the ground.

This year, there are new performances for children, plus sessions with subtitles and audio descriptions for the visually and hearing impaired.

What: Festa do Teatro - Theatre Festival 
Many theatres around the city. Click on the link bellow to track the best option for yourself
June 3rd to 12th
For free. Each person can get 2 tickets, which will be delivered from June 2nd to June 4th at Lapa (Biblioteca Mário Schenberg), Vila Formosa (Biblioteca P. Setúbal), Santo Amaro (Casa Amarela), Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP), Brás (SP Escola de Teatro) and Teatro Municipal

"An Old Fashioned Picnic" will happen on Rua Augusta this Sunday

Illustrative picture
On June 5, in which the world commemorates World Environment Day, merchants and residents of the neighborhoods Consolação and Cerqueira Cesar are planning an event in public tribute to the date.

The event has been organized by the Comitê Aliados do Parque Augusta and SAMORCC (the Society of Friends and Residents of Consolaçao and Cerqueira Cesar neighborhoods), with the support of the Movimento dos Idosos do Bairro Cerqueira Cesar and SPADA (Society for the Protection of Abandoned Domestic Animals).

The event, called Pic Nic À Moda Antiga (“An Old Fashioned Picnic”), is open to the general public. The public is welcome to dress and behave in as if they were on a picnic in the past, where everyone respected each other and respected nature.

What: Pic Nic À Moda Antiga
Where: Rua Augusta, 250
When: July 5th, from midday till 3 pm
Price: For free