Brazilian MPB signer Djavan will play three shows at the Credicard Hall in September. Djavan is promoting his latest album ‘Milagreiro’ has changed his style slightly going for ‘Astro Pop’, harmoniously blended with MPB. Two of Djavan’s sons play in his band, along with Sergio Carvalho on base and Renato Fonseca on drums.

Where: Credicard Hall, Av Naes Unidas 17,955
When: Sep 13 and 14 at 22h00, and Sep 15 at 20h00.
Tickets: R$25 – R$80 Tel.: 6846-6000

Vila Madalena will hold its annual festival this Sunday, Aug 24 from 10am to 10pm. The festival, in its 25th edition, is expected to attract over 350,000 people and will take place along Rua Wisard, Fradique Coutinho, Morato Coelho and Felipe de Alcacova with over 500 stalls selling art, music, books and a range of foods and beverages. On the entertainment side there will be over 90 live bands playing on three separate stages throughout the day with music varying from from rock to forró. Rua Felipe Alcacova will become Rua das Crianas for the day with games and entertainment especially for the children. Vila Madalena is a unique bohemian neighborhood, with lots of old fashion houses and narrow streets as well as a high concentration of fine bars and restaurants. The festival runs all day but will begin to heat up in the afternoon and really gets kicking at night, often passing the 10pm curfew. Entrance is free.

Get your 70’s gear out of the closet and come along to a super party at the Mosteiro on Thursday Aug 22 from 21h00. Bring out the John Travolta or Olivia Newton John in you! Come in costume, 70’s style. Reservation necessary. Please confirm presence to the following email

Where: Mosteiro, Rua Cunha Gago, 678 – Vila Madalena
When: Aug 22 from 21h00
Cost: Admission R$12 Minimum consumption R$5. Payment by cash or check only.

Why not spend a weekend away from the stress of the city, and revitalize yourself through contact with nature at Serra da Mantiqueira. Physical and cultural activities include treking, mountain biking, bonfire party, artistic shows and cooking classes. In addition to natural pools, waterfalls and hiking trails, there are facilities to play football, volleyball, table tennis and croquet. Optional activities (not included in the package price) are massages, watsu (water shiatsu) and ofur baths. Package includes transportation, lodging, all meals (except for drinks) and activities. For more information send an e-mail to trips@www.gringoes.com. Last date for reservations Aug 27.
When: Leaving Aug 30, at 8pm from Ana Rosa metro station. Return Sep 1, at 7pm
Price: R$275 per person