Brazil: São Paulo Entertainment Guide

This week&rsquot;s entertainment guide for São Paulo features an Asian restaurant in Jardins, an exhibition at Pinacoteca, this week&rsquot;s recommended film, and a roundup of some other upcoming events.




East"This week&rsquot;s restaurant recommendation is East, located in Jardins. Designed by architect João Armentano, the restaurant has a contemporary and Asiatic feel, with its minimal design and straight lines. The restaurant atmosphere has also been designed to feel more relaxed, with a lounge type environment in the two restaurant areas and terrace. The restaurant blends a mixture of Asiatic cuisines, from Vietnam, Thailand, India, Korea, China and Japan. Although they are quick to point out this is not just fusing different foods, but picking the best dishes. You can choose starters like goi cuon, cold summer rolls with prawns with a chilli mango and peanut sauce, or muc chien don, crispy golden squid with ajud sauce. Main dishes include bulgogi, grilled fillet served with a mandioc and wasabi puree and stir-fried vegetables, and zheng yu, steamed sea bass and bok choi served with shaosing wine sauce. To accompany these there are various salads, noodles dishes and side orders. Desserts are of course also Asiatic in flavour, and include kruay kaek, deep fried crispy bananas with creamy sweet milk filling served with coconut ice cream, and tin shui jiao, sweet dumplings stuffed with raspberry and drizzled with a chocolate sauce served with honey ice cream. Expect to pay around R$50 per person, excluding drinks. Open Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 3pm and 8pm – 1am, Saturday: 12:20 – 5pm and 8pm – 1am, Sunday: 12:30 – 5pm. http://www.eastrestaurante.com.br

SipanThis week&rsquot;s recommended exhibition is Treasures of the Senhor of Sipn (Tesouros do Senhor de Sipn in Portuguese) taking place at the Pinacoteca do Estado art museum. The exhibition consists of around 300 pieces related to the Moche civiliztion (also known as the Mochicas). Although relatively unknown, this is a civilization that was present in South America along with other more famous civilizations such as the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. The Moche flourished in Peru from around 100 to 700AD. Among other things they worked metals and had a knowledge of hydraulics. The name of the exhibition comes from a number of pyramids that were discovered in 1987, that in the Moche language means a place to worship the moon. The 300 pieces in the exhibition include metalwork, pottery and jewellery. The exhibition finishes January 7th. http://www.Sãopaulo.sp.gov.br/Sãopaulo/cultura/museus_pinac.htm

TheGuardianThis week&rsquot;s film recommendation is The Guardian (Anjos da Vida – Mais Bravos Que o Mar in Portuguese). The film is directed by Andrew Davis and written by Ron L Brinkerhoff, and stars Kevin Costner. Ben Randall (Costner) is a member of the US Coast Guard, and burns out after a particularly tragic mission hence is moved to the training camp. Randall feels a connection with one of his students, the young hotshot Jake (Ashton Kutcher). So the story progresses. The film has received mixed reviews, albeit the balance positive. Recommended for fans of Officer and a Gentleman, Top Gun, and similar films. Rated PG-13 in the USA. IMDB&rsquot;s page on The Guardian. GuiaSP&rsquot;s page with cinemas and showing times.

Here&rsquot;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). The festival Nokia Trends brings bands such as 2ManyDJs, We Are Scientists (USA) and Ladytron (UK), along with DJ sets to Anhembi on November 25th (tickets R$120, 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). The National Dance Company of Spain bring three presentations to São Paulo betewen November 30th and December 3rd (tickets R$40 – 100, tel 3032 3098 or 6163 5087). Blues guitarist BB King comes to the Bourbon Street Jazz club on December 2nd and 3rd, and the Via Funchal on December 4th (tickets are R$900 for Bourbon Street tel. 3897 4456, for Via Funchal tickets are R$95 – 480, tel. 5095 6100). German DJ Chris Liebing is the main attraction at Circuito no Lago in São Bernardo do Campo on December 3rd (tickets R$35 – 50, tel. 3089 6999). English group The Cult return to Brazil on December 7th and 8th at Credicard Hall (tickets R$90 – 240 available from Ticketmaster, Tel. 6846 6000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.br).

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&rsquot;t hesitate to contact us!

Also if you are a bar, restaurant , or night club owner (or hosting any other form of event that might be of interest to foreigners) that would like to be reviewed by www.gringoes.com, as well as appearing in our entertainment guide, please contact us to arrange a visit. If you would like to submit a weekly entertainment guide for your city we&rsquot;d be interested to hear from you also.


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