Bom Dia! Fantastic weather in the city over at least this weekend. Put your shorts and bikinis on, grab your beach chairs and go to the beach.
Football: In the Brazilian league Flamengo has managed to get out of the immediate danger zone with a couple of wins, the last loss by Fluminense provoked Tricolor-supporters to attack the players cars on their return to Rio de Janeiro. On Saturday the 23rd Botafogo will receive Chapecoense in Maracanã stadium, kick-off is at 18h30. On Sunday the 24th Fluminense can show their fans their worth against Sport, kick-off is at 16h in Maracanã.
In the Brazilian Cup Vasco play ABC in São Januário on Tuesday the 26th, kick-off 19h30, the day after in the same cup Botafogo meet Ceará on Wednesday the 27th, kick-off 22h in Maracanã.
Public transport: The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto. The introduction of the exclusive BRS lanes in Botafogo have initially created some problems.
Nightlife: The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week: In the Rio winter fruits like mangos, pears, plums apples and strawberries are often cheap and tasty.
Exhibitions: CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil) are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a large Salvador Dali exhibition. Starting today on the 30th of May and ending 4 months later on the 22nd of September. The address is Rua Primeiro de Março 66 Centro, open Wednesday until Monday 9h/21h (closed on Tuesdays). Free entrance. Site: CCBB – Salvador Dali
There is an exhibition of street-art in Caixa Cultural in Centro. Banksy, Jef Aerosol and Nunca are artists on exhibit. Different styles and techniques are explained. It is open Tue to Sunday 10h until 21h, the end date is the 12th of October. Caixa Cultural is located on Avenida Almirante Barroso 25 in Centro. Site: Caixa Cultural (When I tried the link it didn’t work, it might have been temporary so I left it here)
Article: Last week I found this interesting article in The Rio Times written by Kate Rintoul. It affirms in a good way the fact that Brazil really is in a precarious situation financially, while many of the bigger world economies are looking better Brazil is going backwards.
Bom fim de semana!