Events & Parties

“DJ da Lua of Bossacucanova”

March 5, 2006 9:00 pm to March 6, 2006 12:00 am

DJ da Lua

Big Fish
55 SW Miami Avenue Road
Miami
Free!

DJ da Lua, from BossaCucaNova, comes direct from Rio de Janeiro, for a night at the beautiful riverfront Big Fish.
Kick off the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival with DJ da Lua, a leading figure in the new sound of Brazilian music. His new solo CD Tranquilo has just won the most important Brazilian popular music prize, Prêmio Tim, for Best Electronic CD 2004 and was nominated for Best Electronic Video Clip at the VMB 2004-MTV Brasil. The music features a unique mix of drum n bass, reggae/dub, bossa, dance and Brazilian styles that is absolutely irresistible.

For more info visit Rhythm Foundation

Beleza Caipirinha Party Pitcher

Not enough time for muddled Caipirinhas? Mix up a quick and delicious pitcher of Beleza Pura® Caipirinha for your next party! Avoid using muddled lime in a Caipirinha pitcher; the lime rind will make the drink bitter if the mixture sits for more than 30 minutes.

  • 1 bottle Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lime juice (juice of 7-12 limes)
  • ¾ cup triple sec
  • ½ cup sugar

Shake all ingredients well in a 2-quart pitcher and chill in the fridge. Before serving, add 2 cups of ice to the pitcher. Serve over ice, garnish each glass with a lime wheel.

Serves 12-15

“Indy 300 Carnaval with 2-Time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves”

February 25, 2006 7:00 pm to February 26, 2006 12:00 am

Mosaico Restaurant & Terrace
1000 South Miami Avenue (2 blocks West of Brickell Ave, on corner of South Miami Ave and SW 10th St
Miami
NO COVER

The beautiful terrace of Mosaico will be filled with the excitement of Indy car racing and the joy of Brazilian Carnaval. This event will serve as a Brazilian pep rally for the Toyota Indy 300, the season-opening race of the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series® at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, March 6.The guest of honor, Helio Castroneves, 2-time Indy 500 winner will greet the fans and media.

This adrenaline filled evening will also feature:

An IndyCar Series® showcar

A performance by Brazilian drummers and dancers

Brazilian and international music

Raffle tickets for:
Tickets to the Toyota Indy 300

CDs & DVDs

Bottles of Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça

Roundtrip ticket to Brazil on TAM Brazilian Airlines!
Music and racing videos on the large screen

Party favors, caipirinha drink specials and much more!
The MC for the party will be Gene de Souza, host of Café Brasil on 88.9FM Serious Jazz. Café Brasil is the only program in South Florida 100% dedicated to Brazilian music, and is a recipient of the Brazilian International Press Award.

The Toyota Indy 300 is the season-opener for the IRL IndyCar Series® and features the same cars and drivers that race at the Indianapolis 500, including drivers Helio Castroneves, two-time Indy 500 champion and Sam Hornish Jr., three-time Toyota Indy 300 champion, and defending IndyCar Series champion, Tony Kanaan of Andretti Green Racing. Last year`s Toyota Indy 300 marked the debut of the IRL IndyCar Series® on the new 20-degree variable banking that resulted in speeds over 200 miles-per-hour and Hornish Jr. edging Castroneves by just .0698 seconds.

This year, with the purchase of your race ticket you can also see a free concert by Brazilian hip-hop star Gabriel o Pensador (the Thinker). The performance will take place at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 on the IRL stage in the fan walk area at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

SPONSORED BY:

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça

Money Express

TAM Brazilian Airlines

Gazeta Brazilian News

88.9FM Serious Jazz

Acontece.com

Livingdating.com

Computech Pro

SanterCreative.com

The Floripa Alexander

Floripa Alexander

  • 2 oz Armazem Vieira Esmeralda Cachaça
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • 2 oz Crème de Cacao Dark
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Place ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake, strain, and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon.

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

February 26, 2006

6:00 pm

Sunday, February 26, and the last Sunday of every month
doors open at 6pm
S.O.B.s

204 Varick Street at West Houston
New York
$7, $15 w/Feijoada Buffet 8-9pm

Shows: 9:00pm+ 11pmFree Forró Dance class, learn this great Brazilian couples dance!
Brazil’s Hottest Dance Craze

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!

“Dance Brazil”

February 28, 2006 to March 12, 2006

The Joyce
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
New York
To Order Tickets Call JoyceCharge 212-242-0800
Use CODE “I” to receive 15% discount on tickets!

From BahiaAfro-Brazilian Dance, Capoeria and Live Music

celebrates the rich, vibrant culture of Bahia, Brazil, in two high-flying programs.
….the world premiere of artistic director Jelon Vieira’s new work, Desafio, choreographed in collaboration with Guilherme Duarte, explores challenge in all of its forms…..and Retratros de Bahia —- a stunning work depicting the colorful life and people of Bahia…..as they work, play, dance and worship!

“Trip to Rio Sweepstakes Winner To Be Announced At The Putumayo Brazilian Lounge Launch Party”

February 28, 2006

9:45 pm

SOBs
204 Varick Street (W. Houston Street)
New York
FREE!
Sweepstakes questions? email events@belezabrazil.com

We’ve partnered with DiscoverBrazil.com to offer you a singular experience of Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil’s most vibrant destinations. We’ll fly you and a guest to “the Marvelous city”, where you’ll sunbath on breathtaking beaches, see the sites and enjoy fine dining, samba, and much more!

IT’S ABOUT TIME TO PICK A WINNER!
Winner will be announced on stage at SOBs at approximately 9:45pm, 2/28/06ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED until 11:59pm EST on Monday, February 27

The winner will be selected in a random drawing.

Your must be 21 or older to win.

ONE ENTRY FORM PER PERSON! Duplicate entry forms submitted in person and/or online will be discarded and may disqualify contest participants.

GOOD LUCK!

“Putumayo Brazilian Lounge CD Release Party”

February 28, 2006

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

SOBs
204 Varick Street (W. Houston Street)
New York
FREE ADMISSION!
for info email eventsny@putumayo.com

Live performance by Brazilian Lounge artist Luca MundacaCapoeira performance from Afro-Brazilian Arts

Exotic Caipirinha Drink Specials
by Beleza Pura, Sambazon and Vitacoco

Drawing to win a trip for 2 to Rio De Janeiro!
sponsored by Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça + Caipirinha

One lucky winner will enjoy first class accommodations, fine dining, sunset cocktails and the best of Brazil!

Everyday with Rachel Ray – “Cane and Able”

Rob Willey

High-quality cachaça finds its way to America, just in time for Carnaval.

The numbers are hard to come by, but Brazilians probably spill more cachaça in a day than Americans drink in a whole year. A pungent (and notoriously potent) sugarcane liquor, cachaça (pronounced ka-SHA-sah) is Brazil’s national spirit and the key to that quintessential Carnaval cocktail, the caipirinha (ky-peh-REEN-yah). The average Brazilian drinks about 3 gallons of cachaça annually. The average American, well, not so much.

And with good reason. Until recently, most cachaça available in the United States was rough and fiery swill-the kind of hangover-in-a-bottle Brazilians call “beast killer,” “cat choker” or worse. But there’s hope for us yet. The caipirinha–a sour-sweet combination of crushed limes, sugar and cachaça-has become the darling of American bartenders, and first-rate cachaça is at last finding a place on American liquor-store shelves.

You’ll find cachaça next to rum, because that’s what cachaça is, technically. The difference-and its crucial-is a matter of foundation. They are both made from sugarcane, but most rum is made from molasses (the thick, dark syrup left after the sugar is extracted from the cane), which contributes a rich, sticky sweetness to the final product. Cachaça, on the other hand, is distilled from lightly fermented sugarcane juice, resulting in a leaner, more aromatic spirit with a tequilalike earthiness… Aged cachaça can take on an astonishing Scotchlike complexity, but for cocktail purposes you’re better off with something minimally aged.

And really, you should be using cachaça for cocktails. Although the good stuff is smooth enough to sip straight, its even better in a well-made caipirinha. It is a drink that makes you feel worldly and a bit more rowdy than a mojito might. And if you spill a little while dancing in the streets, take comfort in the fact that there’s plenty more where that came from.

Beleza Pura- Olie Berlic, a former New York City Sommelier, developed this soft, faintly smoky cachaça with cocktails in mind ($28, belezabrazil.com)

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