Good Day Everyone! Looks like we will have a nice sunny weekend in Rio, next week it seems like wetter weather is due. Naturally most media is focusing on the coming presidential election, bad economic reports and scandals surrounding Petrobrás has made PT loose ground. The election race for governor in Rio is dominated by old names, it seems like few people have any faith that these candidates to be able to do anything to turn the tide in the city. In Morro de Alemão a famous UPP captain was killed in a shoot-out, it is obvious how the authorities gradually are loosing control over the city. Brazil is officially now in recession, two quarters of falling growth has earned them this status.
Football: This Saturday the 13th Fluminense play Palmeiras in Maracanã, kick-off 18:30h. The day after Flamengo receive Corinthians in the same stadium, kick-off is at 16h.
Public transport: The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto. Big road constructions in Centro make traffic very complicated during certain hours, especially around the bus station.
Nightlife: The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week: There are plenty of tasty melons and papayas with good prices this week.
Exhibitions: CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil) are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a large Salvador Dali exhibition. Exhibition finishes 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)
Bom fim de semana!