On the Visite São Paulo blog you will find things to do in the city, with ideas for outings, the best cultural programs, theaters, museums, shows, exhibits, and fun for today, tomorrow and the weekend, for kids and adults, for a fee or free of charge and much more. After all, São Paulo is All Good!
TECHNICAL REHEARSALS OF SAMBA SCHOOLS FOR 2018
Liga SP, responsible for organizing the samba school parades in São Paulo, already published its official calendar of technical rehearsals for the 2018 Carnival! Between January 5 and February 2, the general public can go to the Anhembi Sambódromo to see a preview of the official parade of the 14 special group schools and the eight schools in the access group.
January 5 to February 2
Source: Guia da Semana
CONCERT: RHAPSODY BAND
On the heels of a successful Latin America tour in 2017, the band Rhapsody will return to those countries where the musicians weren’t able to play during the first leg of their tour, as well as to play in cities where shows sold out and fans weren’t able to catch the band the last time around. The first show will take place on January 7 in São Paulo, at Tom Brasil.
Rua Bragança Paulista, 1281 – Santo Amaro
January 7, at 8pm
Source: TOM Brasil
CONCERT: JOÃO GUI
An actor since he was 7 years old, he has already worked in three movies, played Joaquim in the telenovela “Cúmplices de um Resgate” on the SBT channel, and more recently, following his major success on YouTube with more than two million subscribers signed up on his channel, played more than 20 pocket shows across Brazil in just six months. He released his first EP and went on a major tour, called “MEGA TOUR 2016,” which crisscrossed Brazil with his backing band and its own stage set. In addition to his tour, he published his book “João sendo João – Meu Mundo” (“João Being João – My World”) that same year. Now he is back on the road with his tour “SHOW DO GUI,” which will hit major Brazilian theaters.
Rua Palestra Itália, 500 – 3rd floor – Bourbon Shopping, Perdizes
January 13 at 8pm
Source: Teatro Bradesco
THEATER: ISSO É TUDO QUE EU TENHO
One of the biggest names working in stand-up comedy today, Thiago Ventura kicks off the first run of the show “Isso é tudo que eu tenho” (“This is all I have”). Over the course of a little more than 60 minutes, Ventura presents a stand-up comedy show in which he tells stories, and makes hilarious observations about his childhood and his relationship with his mother and friends in his neighborhood. The comedian also analyzes and jokes about the important decision he made to give up his “career” as a banker to dedicate himself exclusively to comedy, a move that proved to be the right one.
Frei Caneca Theater
Rua Frei Caneca, 569 – Shopping Frei Caneca, 7th floor.
Starting January 14, every Saturday at 11:59pm
Tickets: R$60.00 and R$30.00 half-price.
Source: Teatro Frei Caneca.
EXHIBITION: SERÁ QUE EL_ É?
“Será que el_ é?” (“Is s/he…?”) demonstrates the importance of diversity for the construction of Carnival, a space that has always welcomed and been open to the widest array of sexual expression, a time during which many people “come out of the closet” to live out their sexuality they keep repressed during the rest of the year. The Museum of Sexual Diversity has transformed itself into a huge carnival float in which they exhibit costumes, photographs, stories, and musical instruments. The exhibition also pays homage to some icons of the LGBT community who symbolize – like nobody else – the annual party, such as Elke Maravilha and Clóvis Bornay.
SÃO PAULO’S BIRTHDAY
On January 25, 2018, the city of São Paulo celebrates its 464th birthday. Just like every year, the date will include various commemorative events. In addition to parties spread out across the entire city, especially downtown, many cultural establishments, such as museums, theaters, and movie theaters, will have special activities for visitors and natives alike to celebrate another year of the “land of drizzle,” as the city is affectionately known.
10 UNIQUE TRIPS TO MAKE IN SÃO PAULO
Who doesn’t love walking down Paulista Avenue, spending the morning in Ibirapuera Park, or having a few drinks in Vila Madalena? São Paulo has countless options of activities for all tastes, but some of these activities are less well-known.