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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

TIM Festival starts friday, with Björk, Arctic Monkeys and jazz bands

If you are in São Paulo this week, from 25th to 29th october and is interested in music, so you can not loose one of the most exciting music festival that happen in the city: TIM Festival.

Sponsored by the mobile phone company, it always brings the most awaited international show to the city since 2000.

This year, the pop and rock fans can dance with shows from Björk, Cat Power, Feist, Hot Chip and Arctic Monkeys, for example. The jazz program will have Cecil Taylor (USA) and Lisa Ekdahl (Sweden), amogn others. The complete schedule follows; note that the best party will happen on sunday, at Anhembi!

Oct 25th
Auditório Ibirapuera
Toni Platão
Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
Antony and the Johnsons

Oct 26th
Auditório Ibirapuera
Lisa Ekdahl
Sylvain Luc Quartet
Stefano Di Battista Quartet

The Week
Girl Talk
Count of Monte Cristal (Hervé) & Sinden
Daniel Haaksman
Alexandre Herchcovitch and Johnny Luxo

Oct 27th
Auditório Ibirapuera
Katia B

Oct 28th
Auditório Ibirapuera
Joe Lovano Nonet
Joey DeFrancesco Trio and special guest Bobby Hutcherson
Cecil Taylor
Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side

Spank Rock (6:30pm)
Hot Chip (7:30pm)
Björk (9:00pm)
Juliette and the Licks (11:00pm)
Arctic Monkeys (12:00 am)
The Killers (1:00 am)

Oct 29th
Auditório Ibirapuera
'Winona' featuring Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser
cirKus and Neneh Cherry


Auditório Ibirapuera
Av. Pedro àlvares cabral - Moema
(it has no number, but you have to park your car near the auditorium, a huge white triangle)

The Week
Rua Guaicurus, 300 - Lapa

Av. Olavao Fontoura, 1209 - Santana

Monday, October 22, 2007

São Paulo International Film Festival runs until Nov 3rd

The 31st Mostra Internacional de Cinema is São Paulo´s most important international film festival and will be happening in the city till november 3rd.

As usual, the Mostra brings to Brazil the best feature films that are made around the world and its curators, Leon Cakoff and Renata de Almeida, are always worried in making the festival a big showcase of different kinds of worldwide productions.

This year´s highlights are, besides the feature cartoons, are two films about musicians: Anton Corbijn´s "Control" about Joy Division´s Ian Curtis and "About a Son" that tells the story of Nirvana´s Curt Cobain. Among hundred of films you can yet find 19 that are running to be chosen as a nominee for Oscar´s Best Foreign Film Prize.

The complete schedule and informations about screening places and tickets can be found here, on Mostra´s website. Sometimes you may get, accidentally, to a webpage written in Portuguese, but it is not difficult to find all synopsis, days and times there.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Las Palmas restaurant and Mofarrej hotel do Chilean food festival!

If you are around from 24th to 26h October, try not to loose the special gastronomic festival of Chilean food promoted by restaurant Las Palmas and Hotel gran Meliá Mofarrej.

During this four days, the hotel´s restaurant wiil have a special menu with the best tastes of the neighbour country. Of course you can expect for lots of seafood, given the enormous seabord of Chile.

All dinners come together with wines from Concha y Toro, Tamaya, Santa Carolina and Viu Manent, famous chilean brands.

Las Palmas
Alameda Santos, 1437 - Bela Vista
55 11 3146-5900 [talk to Luciana to book a table]
The cost is R$78 per each person

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Chemical Brothers playing in SP in november

The electronica gods Tom Rolands and Ed Simons, who forms the well-known duo Chemical Brothers will be playing a concert in São Paulo, after more than 3 years.

The best news is that this time it will be much easier to actually 'see' them, as the show will not be in huge Pacaembu Stadium, like in 2004. they will be playing in much smaller Credicard Hall and of course the price of the tickets has risen, due to the less tickets available.

The american singer Lily Allen has already bought hers tickets for Chemical Brother´s show as she will be in São Paulo some days before, also giving a concert.

Credicard Hall
Nações Unidas Avenue, 17955
Wednesday, 7th november - 9:30pm

SPFW 2008 has its dates announced

The two 2008 São Paulo Fashion Week editions have already being announced by the organizers. The autumn/winter shows will happen between 16th and 21st January and the spring/summer collection will be shown between 12th and 18th July.

The labes that will present shows on this most important fashion event in Latin America have not being defined yet, but the local will be the same since many time ago: the Bienial Building at Ibirapuera Park.

See more about São Paulo Fashion Week here.
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