This week’s entertainment guide for São Paulo features a restaurant in Jardims, an art exhibition at Museu Afro Brasil, this week’s recommended film release, and a roundup of some other upcoming events.

SalmonFish lovers, that is lovers of eating fish, will want to pay a visit to Salmon & Co., located near Avenida Paulista. Styled after a Swiss chalet, variations on salmon and trout dominate the menu. Once the fish leaves the grill there are a choice of sauces, for example “tomate provenal”, maracuj and four cheeses. You then have a choice of ten different garnishes, from which you can choose two. Aside from the salmon and trout there are also typical options such as pasta and grilled meat, although the restaurant is famous for its great sauces and fish. Expect to pay around R$30 per person, not including drinks. Home delivery in the area also available. Open Monday – Friday: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm, Saturday: 12pm – 11pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Alameda Ja, 1199. Cerqueira Csar. Tel. 3085-1419

Museu Afro BrasilThe latest exhibition at Museu Afro Brasil (the Afro Brazil Musuem) is of work by Caryb, also known as Hector Julio Pride Bernabó. It features sculptures, carvings, paintings and drawings. Some of the illustrations where used in books by Jorge Amado, such as the famous O Sumio da Santa (The War of the Saints) written in 1988. Exhibition ends October 29th. Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm). Rua Pedro lvares Cabral, s/n Pavilhão Manoel da Nóbrega. Parque do Ibirapuera, portão 10. Tel. 5579 8542. http://www.museuafrobrasil.prodam.sp.gov.br

Lucky Number SlevinThe film recommendation for this week is Lucky Number Slevin (Xeque-Mate in Portuguese). The film stars Josh Hartnett as Slevin Kelevra, who through a case of mistaken identity ends up in the middle of a war between two rival criminal gangs, headed up by The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) and The Boss (Morgan Freeman). Slevin has to figure out a way of extricating himself from the situation. The supporting cast also includes Lucy Liu as Hartnett’s neighbour, Lindsay, Bruce Willis as the assasin Goodkat, and Stanley Tucci as a police detective. Lucky Number Slevin has received generally positive reviews, and is recommended for fans of film noir and action films. Rated R in the USA, and 18 in the UK. IMDB’s page on Lucky Number Slevin. Guia da Semana’s page on Lucky Number Slevin, with showing cinemas and times.

Here’s a roundup of some other events happening around São Paulo over the coming weeks: The famous musical Sweet Charity is at Citibank Hall until December 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). The TIM Festival comes to São Paulo on October 27th – 29th, with groups such as Mombojó (Brazil), TV on the Radio (USA), Thievery Corporation (USA), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (USA), Daft Punk (France), and the pianist Herbie Hancock. The festival will take place at Anhembi in the Auditório Ibirapuera (tickets R$80 – 180, available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br). 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).

If you have been to a restaurant, club, park, museum, 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!

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