“Glee Generation – O Musical” opens in Rio de Janeiro

On January 20th, 23rd, and 30th, Teatro Clara Nunes in Rio de Janeiro presents “Glee Generation – O Musical.” The show tells the story of high school seniors who are about to go through the most challenging phase of their lives as they work for their chance to win the world’s most prestigious music contest in New York and share their hopes and dreams of the new teacher at the Coral Club.

Generation Glee portrays a year full of happiness and disappointment love with songs by Lady Gaga, One Direction, Jessie J., Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Madonna and loss in the lives of young students.

The Musical by British artist Martin Callaghan, actor, and director in West End London, success in Europe, arrives in Brazil with the realization of Escola de Artes Faz Assim. As in Europe, the show promises to be another box office success.

It is noteworthy that the presentation on January 30th will feature the special participation of actor, voice actor, and singer Raphael Rossato.

Dates: 20, 23 and 01/30
Time: at 20h
Location: Clara Nunes Theater at Shopping da Gávea
Address: R. Marquês de São Vicente, 52 – Gávea, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Free classification
Duration: 80min

Text and direction: Martin Callaghan
Adaptation: Fred Trotta
Resident Director: Fred Trotta
Resident Music Director: Kika Tristão
Movement direction: Andressa Tristao
Cast Preparation: Karlla Guimarães
Realization: Escola de Artes Faz Assim

Ticket values:
Integer – BR$ 80.00
Half – BR$ 40.00


Health Secretary says flu cases are falling ‘expressively’ in Rio


This Tuesday (01/04), the Municipal Health Secretary of Rio, Daniel Soranz, said, in an interview with the “G1” news portal, that flu cases have been falling “expressively” in the city. According to him, the drop has already reached 82% compared to the first week of December.

The statement was given one day after the end of the flu vaccination campaign, which ended on Monday. The campaign set a record compared to 2020: “We broke the record for flu vaccination. We managed to block this flu outbreak precisely because the native of Rio de Janeiro adhered to the vaccine. There were 3 million Cariocas vaccinated — 600,000 more than last year”, he said.

Soranz argues that, in 2022, the campaign should be extended to the entire population and not just priority groups, as is often the case in Brazil.

In April, we start a new campaign. I have been advocating with the Ministry of Health that next year’s influenza campaign be the same as in other countries, not only for priority groups but for the entire population. This is an assessment that the Ministry of Health is still carrying out”, stated Soranz.

Gelateria Piemonte opens in Leblon


The authentic Italian gelatos from Piemonte, already a success at the brand’s first store, opened in September in Copacabana and now dock in Leblon.

Among the new flavors, tiramissù, vegan Sicilian lemon, and gingerbread stand out. There are 18 options; there are also vegans and lights, ranging from authorial recipes to classics.

Before conquering through the palate, the store delights the eyes. Visitors can check out delicious news in the window, such as cookies, brownies, and many other options. If your pet accompanies you, it won’t be a problem; the famous Dog-Les are also there!

On the menu, there are options of handcrafted cups and cones (small – up to 2 flavors R$16; medium – up to 2 flavors R$18.50; large – up to 3 flavors – R$23), gelato in the jar (R$18.00 – 150ml and R$45.00, 500ml), Il Pinguino (R$16.50), gelato on a stick (don’t confuse it with popsicles!) and gelato biscuit sandwich (R$18).

Address: Rua Humberto de Campos, 827 – Leblon – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 to 21:00; Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00
WhatsApp: (21) 99374-6866

Pici Trattoria – Ipanema


Specializing in Italian cuisine, Pici Trattoria is located in the heart of Ipanema, near to Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To start with, Carne Cruda – filet at the tip of the knife with truffled parsley, Grana Padano, arugula, and Cipriani sauce (R$48).

The famous Spaghetti Alla Carbonara is a free-range egg yolk, crunchy pancetta, Grana Padano, and ground black pepper (R$66). Another option is Polpo d’ Estate – grilled octopus tentacles, Arracha scotatto, toasted onion, smoked paprika aioli, and “salsa Verdi” (R$98).

To sweeten Crema al Pistacchio – pistachio creme brulée with chocolate ice cream (R$38).

Address: Rua Barão da Torre, 348 – Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 12:00 to 00:00; Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 01:00; Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00
Phone: (21) 3269-3732

Peixoto Sushi: freshness and quality at Leblon

One of Peixoto Sushi’s significant differentials is the very fresh fish, all from the family’s fish shop, which is chosen one by one on the fishing boats daily by the owner, who has been passionate about the practice since childhood.

At entrées, shrimp straws, four large prawns wrapped in a thin, crunchy dough, served with homemade pepper jelly (R$45.90) ??and salmon sushi ball, six crunchy balls stuffed with salmon, cream cheese, and rice, lightly dampened with teraki (R$22.90).

A good choice, the Special Peixoto, is eight rolls prepared by the chef, with the best of the day (R$59.90).

A hot option is the biffun with a grill: salmon, white fish, shrimp, seafood, or mushrooms (from R$49.90).

The great lychee pudding (R$15.90) ??and Nutella harumaki with strawberry (R$19.90) as dessert.

Address: Rua Conde de Bernadotte, 26 – Leblon – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 6 pm to 11pm; Saturday, from 12:00 to 23:00; Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00
WhatsApp: (21) 99839-3895

Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery launches the Wellness program in partnership with Per Vivere Bene.


The Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery is an oasis in the heart of Rio de Janeiro! Installed in a 19th-century mansion in the Santa Teresa neighborhood, it is a refuge — amidst the city’s exuberant nature — for those who want to reconnect body and soul without neglecting the ease of a large urban center.

The Urbano Spa Retiro Per Vivere Bene is a significant novelty created by integrative therapist and image consultant Helen Pomposelli. These are programs that aim to immerse themselves in well-being and self-knowledge.

The proposal is valid for guests and locals who need to immerse themselves through the Detox&Relax, Self-knowledge or Energy programs with integrative practices such as yoga and meditation, nature activities, anchoring, energetic alignment, footbath with salt therapy, therapeutic tarot, cleaning energy, aromatherapy, body therapies, Ayurveda, philosophical contemplation of spiritual knowledge with healthy eating.

Address: Almirante Alexandrino, 660 – Santa Teresa – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
WhatsApp: (21) 99979-6777.

According to a study, the population of RJ has a ‘moderate’ level of English


Rio de Janeiro is among the Brazilian states with the best levels of English proficiency, according to the ranking of stories released by EF English Live, the largest online English school in the world. Rio de Janeiro scored 509 points in the evaluation, which goes up to 800, and received a classification of mastery of the language as “moderate In all, the survey was attended by more than 2 million people from 112 countries where English is not their native language..”

The survey shows that the state is in tune with the importance of knowing English for personal and professional life. But, despite a good positioning, there is still a long way to go”, assesses Wagner Domingues, Country Manager at EF English Live do Brasil.

The best level achieved in Brazil was moderate, and Minas Gerais (534) is the state with the best index, followed by Paraná (532), Santa Catarina (527), the Rio Grande do Sul (526), and Distrito Federal (521). Rio de Janeiro (506), São Paulo (506), and Pernambuco (501) complete the ranking.

Regarding the global ranking, Brazil achieved seven points more than in 2020, going from 490 to 497, considered a “deficient” level by the evaluation. Even so, this elevation was not enough to improve the position in the ranking, considering that other countries had better scores. Therefore, the country was ranked 60th, behind Tunisia, El Salvador, Peru, and Iran.

In addition to crowding out many work and education opportunities, low levels of proficiency can also impact a country’s socioeconomic indicators. A nation that seeks development needs to invest in education and prepare its population for opportunities at a global level”, analyzes Wagner. The study further indicates that high proficiency rates are often accompanied by higher average income, quality of life, GDP, and increased investment in research and progress.

The first place in the ranking is the Netherlands, followed by Austria and Denmark. The three worst countries with deficient levels are the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and, in last place, Yemen. The global results also show that Europe is the only continent with a very high regional average, although Spain and Italy still have a moderate level. In Asia, the standard for countries is medium; Africa and Latin America, low; and the Middle East is very low.

Land drone delivers orders from a supermarket chain in Rio


Some Cariocas are facing when placing an order at a supermarket chain, the Zona Sul. A different delivery. It is a terrestrial drone with a load capacity of 35 kg, which moves at a speed of 6 km per hour, has a sensor, and avoids obstacles.

Created by businessman Thiago Calvet and three partners, with an investment of R$ 1.2 million, the device works based on geolocation. From pre-programming, the robot learns all the routes and makes the deliveries. Before having its load capacity expanded, used the drone inside condominiums. The new version of the robot has already made 600 deliveries.

The vehicle works without emitting carbon, which is responsible for contributing to air pollution and the unbalanced increase in temperature on Earth. With this, the deliveries made by Robot Rio do not generate environmental impacts”, says the company MyView in a publication on social networks.

The first week of the year must be rainy in Rio


The weather forecast for Rio de Janeiro in the first week of 2022 is cloudy days, but with a feeling of heat, in addition to the typical summer rains, which cause the risk of flooding and landslides.

This Monday (03/01), the day will be sunny among clouds with rain showers late afternoon. The temperature should vary between 22ºC and 32ºC.

On Tuesday and Wednesday (04 and 05/01), the forecast is that the days will be similar, with the temperature varying between 22ºC and 35ºC and chances of rain.

Summer 2022 promises to be a little “colder” but keeps the maximums above the historical average. The warmer season should also have less rain than usual. All because of the weather phenomenon is known as La Niña. The initial warning was issued by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Rio Health Secretary confirms that Rio Carnival will have sanitary restrictions


Rio de Janeiro’s Health Secretary, Daniel Soranz, confirmed that the Carnival would have sanitary restrictions in an interview with CNN. The measures will still be defined by the City Hall of Rio and the scientific authorities.

Soranz stated that Carnival is an essential event for the city, but it is necessary to analyze the Covid-19 scenario during the first days of January.

The Municipality of Rio expects to analyze what will happen with Covid-19 in these first days of January, whether the Ômicron variant will increase expressive cases and cause more hospitalizations and deaths. At first, it seems to cause fewer serious cases than others. Let’s analyze it to give all the rules that will happen during Carnival. There will have to be some kind of sanitary rule, and it cannot be the same as the others”, said the health secretary.

This Monday afternoon (03/01), the city confirmed the second case of the Ômicron variant. In addition, a 16-year-old teenager tested positive for both Covid-19 and influenza in the town.

Also, on Monday, it was announced that the technical rehearsals of the samba schools were postponed because of the works on the Marquês de Sapucaí, which have not yet been completed, and because of the epidemiological scenario in the city. Rio de Janeiro showed a significant increase in positive tests for Covid-19.

The Mayor of Rio declares it is ‘complicated’ to have a street carnival in Rio in 2022

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, informed this Monday (03/01) that it is “complicated” to have a street Carnival in the capital of Rio de Janeiro in 2022. Also, according to the head of the Rio Executive Power, there will be an official definition on the matter until next week. It is noteworthy that if cancel the party, the main reason is the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, caused mainly by the Ômicron variant of Coronavirus.

At the same time, also on Monday, the Secretary of Health of Rio, Daniel Soranz, said, in an interview with “CNN,” that the city’s Carnival will have sanitary restrictions if it takes place. However, the measures would still have to be defined by the City Hall and the scientific authorities. There is pessimism regarding the control to know whether or not they are being met during the passage of blocks.

Ambev demands definition

Parallel to Paes’ announcement, Ambev, considered the leading Brazilian company in the production and distribution of beverages and which is a sponsor of the Rio Street Carnival, called the City Hall to find out, until next Wednesday (01/05/), whether or not there will be the traditional celebration of the city this year. On December 20, 2021, the official notification was released this Monday (03/01) by journalist Ancelmo Gois in his column in “O Globo.”

In the document, addressed to Mayor Eduardo Paes; the president of Riotur, Daniela Maia; and Jomar Pereira da Silva Junior, representative of Dream Factory Comunicação e Eventos, who will manage the festivities in Rio de Janeiro, is asked by the company CRBS S/A, a member of the Ambev group, that “in the event of cancellation or change in the format of the event, a meeting is held to deal with a contractual amendment to renegotiate the terms of the sponsorship.”d