Brazil: São Paulo Entertainment Guide

This week’s entertainment guide for São Paulo features some St. Patrick&rsquot;s day events, a family park, an exhibition of Indian seats, this week’s recommended film release, and a roundup of some other upcoming events.




St.St. Patrick&rsquot;s day is due this Friday (17th), and All Black&rsquot;s and O&rsquot;Malley&rsquot;s are at least two Irish theme pubs in São Paulo celebrating with various events during the week. All Black have the band Insnica covering U2 hits on the Friday (17th). The cover charge is expensive, R$50 for men and R$30 for women, but you do get an exclusive T-shirt and a pint of Guinness. Opens at 5pm. On Sunday (19th), Murphy&rsquot;s Law (an Irish band) and Tilt are playing, starting at 3pm. Free entry, with promotional prices and typical Irish cuisine. O&rsquot;Malley&rsquot;s are clearly sharing bands with All Black, as Murphy&rsquot;s Law will be playing there on the Tuesday (14th) and Friday (17th), although on Friday they are joined by Dose Tripla. http://www.allblack.com.br http://www.omalleysbar.net

Horto FlorestalHorto Florestal is a fun option for all the family. Set in a vast 4200km it offers walking trails, football/soccer fields, baby changing area, a museum themed on the forest environment, lakes, and a playground for small children. At the lakes you can rent a pedalo, or on the largest lake take the ferry for a small trip. There&rsquot;s even a small leopard themed train that does a circuit of the park, which children will no doubt love. Open Monday to Sunday, 6am – 6pm. Free entry and parking, although some events such as the pedalos and train have a small fee. Rua do Horto, 931. North Zone. Tel. 6231 8555. http://www.hortoflorestal.com.br (Site in Portuguese)

Bancos Indigenas: entre a funcao e ritoAn exhibition titled “Bancos Indigenas: entre a funcao e rito” (Native Indian seats: between function and rite) is on show at Museu da Casa Brasileira. Around 60 seats made by 17 indigenous tribes are on show, from states such as Mato Grosso and Tocantins. The pieces illustrate recovered traditions and customs, that lie somewhere between practicality and tradition. Some of the tribes that have contributed are the Mehinku, Suy, Asurini and Kayabi. Exhibition ends on the 30th April. http://www.mcb.sp.gov.br

Aeon FluxThis week&rsquot;s film recommendation is Aeon Flux. Based on a cult science fiction cartoon that showed on MTV some years back, this is a live action rendition featuring Charlize Theron typically in skin-tight clothes as the story&rsquot;s namesake. Aeon lives in the city of Bregna, the only surviving city from hundreds of warring years on Earth. Life in Bregna appears perfect thanks to the Goodchild family, who run the city. But beneath the surface there are problems, and a group of rebels calling themselves the Monicans are trying to find the truth about their society and the Goodchilds. Aeon is sent on a mission to kill the lead member of the Goodchilds, and restore freedom to Bregna. Aeon Flux is a fairly formulaic film although entertaining for what it is, and it does capture some of the story and feel of the original cult cartoon. Recommended for fans of the science fiction action genre. IMDB&rsquot;s page. Guia da Semana&rsquot;s page with showing cinemas

A quick summary on some musical events happening in São Paulo. Those infamous grumpy Northern English rockers Oasis bring their “Don&rsquot;t Believe the Truth” tour to Credicard Hall on the 15th March. Tickets range from R$120 – 250. Rock veterans Foreigner come to Credicard Hall on the 16th March, bringing famous hits such as “I Wanna Know What Love Is”. Tickets range from R$80 – R$200. The UK group Echo & The Bunnymen, touring with their new album “Siberia”, come to Credicard Hall on the 19th March. Tickets range from R$70 – R$160. The UK acid jazz group Jamiroquai are coming with their Dynamite tour to Credicard Hall on the 24th March. Tickets range from R$90- 130. Tickets either available at Credicard Hall, or from Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). Carlos Santana is coming to São Paulo on the 17th March, in a show dedicated to his recent album “All That I Am”. The show will be located in the Skol arena at Anhembi. Tickets vary from R$150 – R$500, via Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com.br) or tel. 6846 6000. The New York based Acid Jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood have a show at Sesc Pompéia on the 22nd March (Tickets R$15, Tel. 3871 7700) and the the Bourbon Street Club on the 23rd (Tickets R$75 – 125, Tel. 5095 6100). As part of the commemoration of 250 years since Mozart&rsquot;s birth, the Teatro Municipal is having a Mozart Festival, which is bringing the opera The Magic Flute. Showing on the 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th and 26th of March (Tickets R$20 – 40, via Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com.br).

If you have been to a restaurant, club, park, or anywhere else in São Paulo that you would like to recommend to other readers in future Entertainment Guides then don’t hesitate to contact us!. Also if you would like to submit a weekly entertainment guide for your city we’d be interested to hear from you.

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