This week’s entertainment guide for São Paulo features a restaurant in Jardims, a brief music festival affiliated art exhibition, this week’s recommended film release, and a roundup of some other upcoming events.

Generale"This week’s restaurant recommendation is L’Osteria del Generale, in Jardins. If you can’t guess from the red, white and green colour scheme of the restaurant, or the football shirts hanging from the ceiling, Generale’s cuisine is Italian. The particular speciality of the restaurant is baked and seafood pasta, made in the restaurant, with various types on offer such as cappelletti, spaghetti, tagliatelle, ravioli, gnocchi, fusilli, cannelloni, and lasagna. There are also many options in terms of sauces for each type of pasta. In addition there are typical starters, such as aubergine with vinaigrette, and salads. If that wasn’t enough there are also more traditional options such as various cuts of steak, fish, shrimp and chicken. The dessert menu’s typically short, and includes fruits, traditional Brazilian desserts, and cakes. Expect to pay around R$40 per person, excluding drinks. Home delivery also available within the area. Open Monday – Thursday: 11:30 – 3:30 & 5:30 – 11:30, Friday: 11:30 – 3:30 & 5:30 – midnight, Saturday and Sunday: midday – midnight. 957, Rua Pamplona. Jardins. Tel. 3285 3574 / 3284 4470. http://www.generale.com.br

Motomix Art MusicIn conjunction with the music festival Motomix, there is the multimedia show Motomix Art Music at MIS (Museu da Imagem e do Som, the Museum of Image and Sound) and the neighbouring MUBE (Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, the Brazilian museum of Sculpture). More than 50 artists have work on show, including video, standard installations, and other interactive work incorporating web and wireless related technology. There are also lectures and debates on the topic. Free entry. Note the exhibition is only on for 3 days, Thursday – Saturday (September 14th – 16th): 3pm – 10pm. 158, Av. Europa. Jardim Europa. Tel. 3062 9197. http://www.mis.sp.gov.br http://www.mube.art.br

Snakes on a PlaneThe film recommendation this week is Snakes on a Plane (Serpentes a Bordo in Portuguese). The film stars Samuel L Jackson as Agent Nelville Flynn, who’s escorting the witness by plane to Los Angeles. Unfortunately there’s an assassin on the plane who wants to ensure the witness doesn’t get to his destination, and to this end opens a crate releasing several hundred snakes. Can Agent Flynn save his witness, as well as the passengers on board the plane? Arguably one of the biggest hyped films of 2006, helped by a lot of Internet discussion, Snakes on a Plane is a predictable but entertaining action film. For fans of this type of film, and not ophidiophobics. IMDB’s page on Snakes on a Plane. Guia da Semana’s page on Snakes on a Plane, with showing cinemas and times.

Here’s a roundup of some other events happening around São Paulo over the coming weeks: Famous Brazilian singer Chico Buarque is on tour for the first time since 1999 with his new album “Carioca”. His show will be at the Tom Brasil Naes between August 30th and September 17th (tickets R$80 – 160, available from Ingresso Rpido, Tel. 2163 2000). To commemorate 95 years of the Teatro Municipal the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório will be playing music from Shostakovich made for the cinema, such as the theme from The Battleship Potemkin, on September 15th and 17th (tickets R$10 – 15, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). The festival Motomix Art Music comes to Espao das Amricas on September 16th, and brings a mix of International groups and DJs such as Art Brut (UK), Adult (USA), Franz Ferdinand (UK), Addictive TV (UK), Peter Hook (UK), Radio 4 (USA), The MFA (UK), Schneider TM (Germany), Annie (Norway), Isolee (Germany), Swayzak (UK), Gui Boratto (Brazil), Andrew Weatherall (UK), Adam Freeland (UK), Modeselektor + Pfanfinderei (Germany). The famous musical Sweet Charity comes to Citibank Hall on September 17th (tickets R$60 – 120, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer brings his orchestra Kremerata Bltica to Sala São Paulo, with pieces from Beethoven and Schumann, on September 18th and 19th (tickets R$60 – 180, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). The group G3, bringing together the famous guitarists Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, and Eric Johnson, come to Credicard Hall on September 27th and 28th (tickets R$90 – 240, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). US band NOFX bring their new album Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing to Credicard Hall on October 1st (tickets R$90 – 240, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). British singer and instrumentalist Greg Lake, from the famous Emerson, Lake and Palmer, plays some of his latest songs at Tom Brasil on October 2nd (tickets R$70 – 300, Ingresso Rpido tel. 2163 2000). Singer Ziggy Marley brings reggae and his latest album to Credicard Hall on October 5th (tickets R$90 – 250, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). The rock festival Live ‘n’ Louder is coming to Anhembi on October 14th, and famous Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura will be playing along with the Finnish group Stratovarius and German group Primal Fear (tickets R$120 – 250, available from Ingresso Rpido, Tel. 2163 2000). Famous British band New Order are coming to the Via Funchal on November 13th and 14th (tickets R$160, tel. 3089 6999). British punk band Toy Dolls will be playing at the Blen Blen Club on October 25th, and Hangar 110 on October 28th (tickets R$50 – 70, tel. 3229 7442). British rock veterans Deep Purple play some of their greatest hits, such as “Smoke on the Water”, at Tom Brasil on November 28th and 29th (tickets R$100 – 200, Ingresso Rpido tel. 2163 2000).

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