Events & Parties

“S.O.B.S. Presents Feijoada Pot Featuring Forró In The Dark”

September 11, 2005

8:00 pm

Every Sunday!
doors open at 8pm
S.O.B.s
204 Varick Street at West Houston
New York
$5, $12 w/Feijoada Buffet

Shows: 9:00pm+ 11pm
What is FORRÓ? Forró is a driving and energetic, yet romantic style of music from the Northeast of Brazil. It is music that will make you want to dance. A cousin to other accordion styles such as Merengue and Zydeco, Forró comes from the African word “forrobodó” meaning a big party where everyone is dancing and playing music. Mispronounced by the English railroad workers in Brazil Forró became FOR ALL· Forró is music for everyone!

“Roy Teeluck Salon Invites You for Sunset Cocktails and New Orleans Benefit Party”

September 11, 2005 7:00 pm to September 12, 2005 1:00 am

SALON
505 West St. at NW corner of Jane Street
New York
Free sliding scale donation
RSVP

Roy Teeluck, Roland Peralta and the staff of the Roy Teeluck Salon invite you to join us this Sunday, September 11th for cocktails on us at the beautiful private event space called SALON. This is an impromptu benefit party for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It is an inclusive benefit/donations are voluntary!Open Caiprinha bar from 7PM-8:30PM.

Join us for sunset cocktails than come inside for an all night dance party (Well at least ’til 1am)

MUSIC: Introducing Will Sabo of Sol Selectas! He will be playing beautiful Brazilian/Afro/Latin House music with an emphasis on the Brazilian for the evening!

PERCUSSION: The magnanimous Jimmy Lopez on Timbales and Bongos!

DANCERS: To be announced!

Beleza Pura, the premiere maker of Brazilian Cachaca will be generously making complimentary Beleza Caipirinhas from 7PM-8:30PM. The perfect drink to inspire you to dance the night away to wonderful Brazilian music! Be adventurous and ask for a Beleza Caipirinha!

This is also an impromptu inclusive benefit party with voluntary donations being accepted at the door for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Sliding scale donations from you from $1 to $100 will be sent in its entirety to MUSIC CARES Hurricane Relief Fund.
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN AND WHAT YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH!
MUSIC CARES is managed by the people at the Grammys will provide clothing, shelter, food, medical assistance, transportation to musicians who were directly impacted by this most recent tragedy!

Please join us for an evening of great music for a great cause with great friends, esteemed clients and press!
Built around 1900 as a seaman’s institute, the building housed the surviving crew members of the Titanic. The 20 foot ceilings of this private event space create an overwhelming feeling of enthusiastic decadence.

Frozen Revolution

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 3 tbsp premium fruit sorbet (raspberry, orange, lemon, mango)
  • splash of lime juice
  • ½ cup of ice

Place sorbet in a sturdy glass and mash with a fork. Add Beleza Pura® and continue to mash until mostly blended. Add a splash of lime juice and shake with ice. Pour contents into a rocks glass and garnish with your favorite fruit.

Note: this recipe makes a perfect party punch! Check out our party recipes for measurements.

“Terras Em Trânsito: Excursions in Contemporary Video from Brazil”

September 2, 2005

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Monkeytown
58 North 3rd Street @ Wythe Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn
New York
$10

Terras em trânsito embarks on a journey in video through Brazil’s complex social fabric and visual culture. Designed for adventurous travelers, two excursions explore the ongoing dialogue between contemporary art and the rich history of Brazil’s avant-gardes, and chart a network of less-traveled roads. Before each excursion, four Connecting Flights offer live and multi-channel video performances that take us from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to Japan, Cuba, and New York.Monkeytown is a singular new addition to New York’s video/performance scene. In this intimate environment (attendance is limited to 32 for each presentation), synchronized and multi-channel video works are projected on four surrounding screens/walls, creating an immersive, communal environment. Spectators lounge on low futons below each screen, and experimental cuisine, caipirinhas, and other libations complete the sensorial experience.

The premiere US exhibition of Terras em trânsito was curated by Karyn Riegel and is presented in association with Cinema Tropical. Generous support and caipirinhas have been provided by Beleza Pura® Premium Cachaça.

EACH EXCURSION & CONNECTING FLIGHTS DEPART 2 TIMES EACH NIGHT

Connecting Flight: Serious, Serious, Serious - MARCOS CHAVES
Until death stops you being serious.” -Francis Picabia, Cannibal Dada Manifesto.
Marcos Chaves invites us for a live, multi-image romp in a conceptual playground of his recent videos, photography, and performance.

Excursion 1: “Purity is a Myth”
Appropriations, body acts, organic geometry, and even a bit of 101. The resonance of the sentence stenciled on the wall of Helio Oiticica’s 1967 installation Tropicalia is echoed in contemporary performances, aesthetic approaches, and reflections on the role of art in the developing world. Works by Andrea Fraser, Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, assume vivid astro focus, Brigida Baltar, Edson Barrus, Felipe Lacerda, Marssares, Roberto Berliner, Simone Michellin.

still-Marcos Chaves- Eu só vendo a vista - 2001

“Terras Em Trânsito: Excursions in Contemporary Video from Brazil”

September 2, 2005

7:30 pm

9:00 pm

September 3, 2005

7:30 pm

9:00 pm

September 9, 2005

7:30 pm

9:00 pm

Monkeytown
58 North 3rd St @ Wythe St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
New York
$10

Terras em trânsito embarks on a journey in video through Brazil’s complex social fabric and visual culture. Designed for adventurous travelers, two excursions explore the ongoing dialogue between contemporary art and the rich history of Brazil’s avant-gardes, and chart a network of less-traveled roads. Before each excursion, four Connecting Flights offer live and multi-channel video performances that take us from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to Japan, Cuba, and New York.
Monkeytown is a singular new addition to New York’s video/performance scene. In this intimate environment (attendance is limited to 32 for each presentation), synchronized and multi-channel video works are projected on four surrounding screens/walls, creating an immersive, communal environment. Spectators lounge on low futons below each screen, and experimental cuisine, caipirinhas, and other libations complete the sensorial experience.The premiere US exhibition of Terras em trânsito was curated by Karyn Riegel and is presented in association with Cinema Tropical. Generous support and caipirinhas have been provided by Beleza Pura® Premium Cachaça.

EACH EXCURSION & CONNECTING FLIGHTS DEPART 2 TIMES EACH NIGHT

Serious, Serious, Serious - MARCOS CHAVES
Until death stops you being serious.” -Francis Picabia, Cannibal Dada Manifesto.
Marcos Chaves invites us for a live, multi-image romp in a conceptual playground of his recent videos, photography, and performance.

Excursion 2: A Useful Landscape
From intimacy in São Paulo’s urban jungle to the cutting edge of technology in Brazil’s interior, the topography of communication is surveyed in experimental documentaries, the poetics of movement and sound, and displaced livestock. Works by Andre Amparo, Colectivo Bijari, Daniel Lima, Edson Barrus, Nicolas Guagnini & Karin Schneider, Lucas Bambozzi, Marepe, Marssares, Rachel Rosalen, and Tetine.

still- Andre Amparo - A verdadeira história de Tião Coió - 2003

“Terras Em Trânsito: Excursions in Contemporary Video from Brazil”

September 9, 2005

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Monkeytown
58 North 3rd St @ Wythe St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
New York
$10

Terras em trânsito embarks on a journey in video through Brazil’s complex social fabric and visual culture. Designed for adventurous travelers, two excursions explore the ongoing dialogue between contemporary art and the rich history of Brazil’s avant-gardes, and chart a network of less-traveled roads. Before each excursion, four Connecting Flights offer live and multi-channel video performances that take us from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to Japan, Cuba, and New York.
Monkeytown is a singular new addition to New York’s video/performance scene. In this intimate environment (attendance is limited to 32 for each presentation), synchronized and multi-channel video works are projected on four surrounding screens/walls, creating an immersive, communal environment. Spectators lounge on low futons below each screen, and experimental cuisine, caipirinhas, and other libations complete the sensorial experience.The premiere US exhibition of Terras em trânsito was curated by Karyn Riegel and is presented in association with Cinema Tropical. Generous support and caipirinhas have been provided by Beleza Pura® Premium Cachaça.

EACH EXCURSION & CONNECTING FLIGHTS DEPART 2 TIMES EACH NIGHT

Connecting Flight: Kino I - Vida - FELIPE LACERDA
Media artist and editor of acclaimed Brazilian films such as Central Station and Bus 174 (which he also co-directed), Felipe Lacerda’s oberservational essays search for individual utopias in the streets of Cuba and Brazil.

Excursion 2: A Useful Landscape
From intimacy in São Paulo’s urban jungle to the cutting edge of technology in Brazil’s interior, the topography of communication is surveyed in experimental documentaries, the poetics of movement and sound, and displaced livestock. Works by Andre Amparo, Colectivo Bijari, Daniel Lima, Edson Barrus, Nicolas Guagnini & Karin Schneider, Lucas Bambozzi, Marepe, Marssares, Rachel Rosalen, and Tetine.

Terras em trânsito is titled in homage to Glauber Rocha’s classic Terras em Transe/Land In Anguish (1967). Delirious and politically charged, the film ushered in the lush subversions of Tropicalia, an avant-garde that permeated cinema, music, literature, and the visual arts. In music, Os Mutantes riffed on class-based hypocrisy and appropriated British psychedelic; Caetano Veloso took Bossa Nova to meet the Beatles and Brigitte Bardot. Conceptual artist Helio Oiticica invented communal spaces at the border between high art and popular culture, incorporating rituals, humble architecture, and rarefied bacchanalia in performances and immersive installations. Hybrid and encompassing of earlier avant-gardes such as Anthropophagy and Neo-Concretism, Tropicalia’s re-inventive impulse set the stage for a range of contemporary practices.

Terras em trânsito was originally presented as two single-channel video programs for The Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City; segments have been exhibited at The Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (Colombia), and the E-flux video rental program. The exhibition is a personal culmination of a one-year Fulbright research and curatorial grant in Rio de Janeiro. Themes of travel and dislocation emphasize the subjectivity of an outsider looking in, an attempt to discover rather than define Brazilian media art.

still: Marepe, Aquecimento corporal da seleção Sanantoniense, 2001
Courtesy of Galeria Luisa Strina

“Terras Em Trânsito: Excursions in Contemporary Video from Brazil”

September 10, 2005

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Monkeytown
58 North 3rd St @ Wythe St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
New York
$10

Terras em trânsito embarks on a journey in video through Brazil’s complex social fabric and visual culture. Designed for adventurous travelers, two excursions explore the ongoing dialogue between contemporary art and the rich history of Brazil’s avant-gardes, and chart a network of less-traveled roads. Before each excursion, four Connecting Flights offer live and multi-channel video performances that take us from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to Japan, Cuba, and New York.
Monkeytown is a singular new addition to New York’s video/performance scene. In this intimate environment (attendance is limited to 32 for each presentation), synchronized and multi-channel video works are projected on four surrounding screens/walls, creating an immersive, communal environment. Spectators lounge on low futons below each screen, and experimental cuisine, caipirinhas, and other libations complete the sensorial experience.The premiere US exhibition of Terras em trânsito was curated by Karyn Riegel and is presented in association with Cinema Tropical. Generous support and caipirinhas have been provided by Beleza Pura® Premium Cachaça.

EACH EXCURSION & CONNECTING FLIGHTS DEPART 2 TIMES EACH NIGHT

Connecting Flight: Kino I - Vida - FELIPE LACERDA
Media artist and editor of acclaimed Brazilian films such as Central Station and Bus 174 (which he also co-directed), Felipe Lacerda’s oberservational essays search for individual utopias in the streets of Cuba and Brazil.

Excursion 1: “Purity is a Myth”
Appropriations, body acts, organic geometry, and even a bit of 101. The resonance of the sentence stenciled on the wall of Helio Oiticica’s 1967 installation Tropicalia is echoed in contemporary performances, aesthetic approaches, and reflections on the role of art in the developing world. Works by Andrea Fraser, Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, assume vivid astro focus, Brigida Baltar, Edson Barrus, Felipe Lacerda, Marssares, Roberto Berliner, Simone Michellin.
Terras em trânsito is titled in homage to Glauber Rocha’s classic Terras em Transe/Land In Anguish (1967). Delirious and politically charged, the film ushered in the lush subversions of Tropicalia, an avant-garde that permeated cinema, music, literature, and the visual arts. In music, Os Mutantes riffed on class-based hypocrisy and appropriated British psychedelic; Caetano Veloso took Bossa Nova to meet the Beatles and Brigitte Bardot. Conceptual artist Helio Oiticica invented communal spaces at the border between high art and popular culture, incorporating rituals, humble architecture, and rarefied bacchanalia in performances and immersive installations. Hybrid and encompassing of earlier avant-gardes such as Anthropophagy and Neo-Concretism, Tropicalia’s re-inventive impulse set the stage for a range of contemporary practices.

Terras em trânsito was originally presented as two single-channel video programs for The Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City; segments have been exhibited at The Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (Colombia), and the E-flux video rental program. The exhibition is a personal culmination of a one-year Fulbright research and curatorial grant in Rio de Janeiro. Themes of travel and dislocation emphasize the subjectivity of an outsider looking in, an attempt to discover rather than define Brazilian media art.

still- assume vivid astro focus - walking on thin ice - 2002

Sweet Sin

By Junior Castro, John & Jack, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • ½ oz Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
  • ¼ cup of ice

Mix in a blender and serve in a martini glass.

SPA Martini

By Nick Mautone, Author ‘Raising the Bar’

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 2 slices of cucumber
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1 tsp sugar

Muddle the cucumber, lemon juice, mint and sugar in a non-breakable mixing glass; add Beleza Pura® and ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass, garnish by laying a thin slice of cucumber in the middle of the glass.

Beverage Media – “White Spirits”

Pameladevi Govinda

America’s love affair with vodka won’t be ending anytime soon. Accounting for 27% of all spirit volume sales in 2004, vodka showed a 3.5% hike among value brands and 38.1% in the super premium category. Yet despite the vodka times we live in, we’re also seeing new high-end white spirits emerge. Mixologists are embracing a range of unique clear-spirits that offer more character to their cocktails…

CACHAÇA
Stretch, the head bartender at China Grill in Miami, said found LVMH’s new rum had a very similar taste profile to another white spirit he has grown found of - the Brazilian Cachaça. However, as with 10 Cane, quality is key and he pours top-notch Cachaças imported by Excalibur Enterprise.

He supports, “We now have super premiums on the market like Beleza Pura. That is my hands down favorite cachaça. Again, its made with the first press of pure high quality sugar cane juice and it works really well in our drinks, including one of our top sellers, a mix of Beleza Pura, Grand Marnier, a splash of OJ, freshly squeezed lime juice and sweet and sour mix.”

Olie Berlic, the CEO of Excalibur Enterprise explains why his cachaças are so special, “Cachaça offers an incredible diversity of products. There are large producers that fill a price driven niche and there are small producers that are driven by quality.” Beleza Pura® is a clean, super-quality product made from the best sugar cane. He also imports a range of cachaças that include the copper still method, a Solera-like system of aging and different barrel applications, from native Brazilian oak to used oak barrels that had previously aged Scotch.

According to Olie, 2005 will see the rise of the Caipirinha, a thoroughly refreshing libation made with muddled lime, sugar, and cachaça. He says, “Everybody’s been talking about Caipirinhas for years but I think this is the year for it, The Borgata in Atlantic City is planning to have a whole list of variations on the Caipirinha on offer this year.”

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