This week’s entertainment guide features a Mediterranean restaurant which specialises in seafood in Moema, a night club resplendent with three levels, waterfalls and fire jugglers in Vila Olimpia, some live music from a man who promises a large repertoire, the latest movie release – an animated comedy starring Ewan McGregor and Halle Berry and an exhibition that is great for the young and young at heart.

VintageFor lovers of Mediterranean food, particularly seafood Vintage is a restaurant that deserves your attention. Located in Moema the restaurant has an elegant atmosphere inspired by Provena. All features within the restaurant such as the ceramics, plates and porcelain are made in Italy. The small tables located on the terrace give the restaurant an authentic European feel. The menu has been constructed by chef Luisa Rego with a strong emphasis on fresh seafood with flavours inspired by Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Turkey. For instance, you might consider the typically Portuguese dish of bacalhau served with oven roasted squid and potato murro. If you are celebrating with friends try the seafood platter, served on a large pan, bursting with shellfish, oysters, scallops, lagostin, crab, shrimp and of course lobster. The plate serves eight people and must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Cost: R$35,00 to R$60,00. Address: Avenida Sabi, 188, Moema. Phone: (11) 5051-7511. Open Tuesday to Saturday for Dinner and Sunday for Lunch.

Liquid LoungeThe Liquid Lounge is recognised by Paulistanos as one of the best dance clubs in São Paulo. The venue presents a sophisticated and comfortable space for its guests – with three mezzanine levels, tropical plants and even an indoor waterfall to provide a calming atmosphere. Inaugurated in 2003, there is a feeling of coolness within the club, however on occasions things heat up a little with performances by fire jugglers. On Saturdays and Sundays music comes via DJ Erasmo, who spins the latest electronic sounds of São Paulo. For those that need to take a breather from the dancing there is a ‘chill out’ zone with comfy sofas and tables. Address: Avenida Hlio Pellegrino, 801, Vila Olmpia. Phone: (11) 3849-5014. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm until late. Check the website: www.liquidlounge.com.br

Tony GordonOn Thursday 24 March Tony Gordon is going to presents a night of show R&B classics, Soul, Samba-Jazz, Samba-Soul and Black Music at the Bourbon Street Music Club in Moema. Tony’s music is influenced by the sounds of North America and Brazilians such as Jair Rodrigues, Rita Lee, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Simonal. His repertoire will include renowned artists such as; James Brown, Dolores Duran, Prince, Joe Cocker and Ed Motta, with his own arrangements. Watch out for the following songs Kiss, On Broadway, Change the World, Get up and Feel Good. Cost: R$25. When: 10:30pm Thursday 24 March, 2005. Where: Bourbon Street Music Club. Address: Rua dos Chans, 127, Moema, (11) 5095-6100. Check the website www.bourbonstreet.com.br

RobotsRobots is an animated comedy set on a world populated entirely by robots, this is the story of a young genius, Rodney (Ewan McGregor), who wants to make robots capable of making the world a better place, but he finds his dream challenged by a corporate tyrant and a master inventor, Big Weld (Mel Brooks), while also being seduced by a sexy corporate robot, Cappy (Halle Berry). Released in Brazil on 18 March, 2005. PG for some brief language and suggestive humor. 90 mins

Gibiteca SesiInaugurated in November of 2002, Gibiteca Sesi has more than 11,000 back edition comic strips, with a collection covering the most popular to the most obscure. Visitors can find national and international publications, such as the popular “Mavel” and “DC Comics”. For aficionados, there are some rare additions such as the collections from “Ebel” and Italian editions of “Tex and Dylan Dog”, among others. Gibiteca Sesi was created with the assistance of Alvaro de Moya, one of the worlds leading specialists in comic strips, so you can be assured that this place caters to those series about comics. The collection especially appears to the younger people and is updated monthly with new additions. Address: Avenida Paulista, 1313, Centro. Phone: (11) 3284-3488. Open Monday to Saturday. Entry is free.

See below for previous editions of What’s On in São Paulo

What’s On Guide, Mar 10 – Mar 16, 2005
What’s On Guide, Mar 3 – Mar 9, 2005
What’s On Guide, Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2005
What’s On Guide, Feb 17 – Feb 23, 2005
What’s On Guide, Feb 11 – Feb 16, 2005
What’s On Guide, Feb 3 – Feb 10, 2005
What’s On Guide, Jan 27- Feb 2, 2005

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