Looks like we will be having a rainy weekend, best for the movies and perhaps a museum. I read an interesting article in The Rio Times, it is about how property owners in Ipanema and Leblon (the most affluent in Rio’s Zona Sul) have asked for such high increases in rent it has forced many establishments to close. You can read the article here. My sister is here visiting from Sweden and she reacted over the high prices in restaurants in this area, the answer is right there, since people won’t pay those prices restaurants and shops close.
Sunday the 30th Fluminense will receive Corinthians from São Paulo, kick-off is at 17h.
The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto, there is no clear available schedule, sometimes there are changes so you have to make sure at the time you want to catch the bus. The next one or two years traffic in the center of Rio will be complicated during rush hours, big constructions in the port area is the reason.
The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Music Festival – Novas Frequências:
This international music event offers a diverse agenda with shows in six different venues. It brings together the avantgarde with new trends in popular music. All the info you need you have on this link. It starts on Monday the 1st of December and ends on Sunday the 14th.
Fruits of the week:
Pineapples, mangoes, tangerines, strawberries, peaches and all types of melon should be tasty and affordable this time of the year.
A fun and interesting exhibition is “40 Anos Playmobil” (40 years of Playmobil) which tells the story of these famous toys, it is organized by a Brazilian organization and takes place in Museu Histórico Nacional (MHN) on Praça Marechal Âncora in Centro. It will go on until the 14th of December and is open Tue to Fri 10h until 17:30h, Sat, Sun and holidays 14h until 18h. Entrance 8 R$. Click here for the MHN site
An interesting art exhibition in Casa Daros shows works by South American artists, the theme is illusions. It is open Wed to Saturday 11h until 19h, Sundays and holidays 11h until 18h, Mondays closed. The end date is the 8th of February 2015. Entrance is 14 R$, free on Wednesdays. Casa Daros is located on Rua General Severiano 159 in Botafogo, click here for site.
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 15th of February 2015. Caixa Cultural is located on Avenida Almirante Barroso 25 in Centro.
Bom fim de semana!