August Events

Cultural agenda for this month  in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Elza Soares / Liniker e os Caramelows / Teleseen
Where: Summer Stage – Central Park (Manhattan)
When: August 5 @ 6:00 – 10:00 PM

BOTECO SOCIAL
What: A social club with monthly events to celebrate Brazilian Culture. August Event: Elza Soares performance at Summerstage Central Park. Please note that this a free event, but RSVP is required (juliana@leblon.com). Limited spots available.
When:  August 5 @ 6:00 – 10:00 PM

MUSIC
What: CD Release: Sinatra & Jobim @ 50.  John Pizzarelli  with Daniel Jobim + Special Guest Jessica Molaskey
Where: Birdland
When: August 8 – August 12 (sets @ 8:30 and 11:00 PM)

CINEMA
What: Brasil SummerFest: “Tim Maia”, presented with Cinema Tropical
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI)
When: August 11 @ 7:30 PM

VISUAL ART
What: Exhibition “Another Gesture/Eine weitere Geste/Um Outro Gesto” with works by female german and Brazilian artists (Veronika Hilger, Svenja Kreh, Alice Quaresma and Teresa Viana). Curated by Cynthia Cruz and Tatiane Santa Rosa
Where: A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn)
When: August 3 – August 20. Opening reception August 3 @ 6:00 P – 8:00 PM

EXHIBITION
What: Exhibition “Infinity Game” – An exploration of infinity by Vanessa Rosa, Veronica Natividade and Wenqi Li
Where: Babycastles Art Gallery (145 14th Street, Manhattan)
When : August 3 – August 24 – Opening reception: August 3 at 7:00 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Liniker e os Caramelows, O Terno, Lan Lanh  
Where: Nublu  
When: August 6 @ 7:00 PM  

CINEMA
What: Brasil Summer Fest:”Tropicália”, by Marcelo Machado, presented with Cinema Tropical
Where: The New School
When: August 7 @ 8:00 PM

ARCHITECTURE
What: “Prototropic” – Book Launch, Panel and Discussion. Topic: Mitigating Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Tropical Cities in the 21st Century”. Special chapter on Rio de Janeiro
Where: A/D/O (29 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn).
When: August 9 @ 7:00 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Rodrigo Campos
Where: Natura Brasil  Store (Nolita)
When: August 8 @ 6:00 PM

LITERATURE
What: Conversa Literária sobre Afrodescendências na Literatura Brasileira 
Where: Brazilian Endowment for the Arts ( BEA)
When: August 9 @ 6:00 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Forró in the Dark
Where: Brooklyn Public Library
When: August 9 @ 7:00 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Aline Muniz
Where: Joe’s Pub (Manhattan)
When: August 10 @ 9:00 PM

MUSIC 
What:  Brasil SummerFest: O Terno
Where: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Manhattan)
When: August 10 @ 7:30 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Batuque da Lan Lanh
Where: The Archway, Manhattan Bridge
When: August 10 @ 6:00 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Livia Nestrovski & Fred Ferreira / Tim Bernardes (of O Terno)  
Where: Joe’s Pub   
When: August 11 @ 6:30 PM

MUSIC
What: Evening of Guitar Music featuring Duo Siqueira Lima (Cecília Siqueira and Fernando de Lima)
Where: Shandelee Music Festival at Livingstone Manor (Upstate New York)
When: August 12 @ 8:00 PM

MUSIC
What: Brasil SummerFest: Zabelê and Alexia Bomtempo
Where: The Django
When: August 11 @ 8:00 PM

STREET FAIR
What:Brasil SummerFest: Hester Street Fair – Block Party. Food, Music, Vendors
Where: Essex St, New York, NY 10002
When: August 13 @ 12:00 PM

BOOK LAUNCH 
What“On Earth”- Book launch and Conversation with Manuela and Thiago Eichner
Where: Printed Matter (231 11th Avenue, Manhattan)
When: August 17 @  6:00 PM -8:00  PM

COMMUNITY /CULTURE
What: Brazilian Week in Newark (Exhibition Women of Power and Art; Parade “Lavagem da Rua 46”; Music Festival at Ferry Street)
Where: Newark (different locations)
When: August 30 – September 3

LITERATURE
What: Quarta Literária with Brazilian poet Liciomar Fernandes
Where: Brazilian Endowment for the Arts ( BEA)
When: August 30 @ 6:00 PM

ONGOING CULTURAL EVENTS

VISUAL ARTS
What: Exhibition “Helio Oiticica: to Organize Delirium”
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art
When: July 14 – October 1

VISUAL ART
WhatGrupo Frente  – The First in depth U. S. exhibition of the historic Rio de Janeiro based group. Works by Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Abraham Palatnik, Lygia Pape, Ivan Serpa, among lesser known artists.
Where: Galerie Lelong (Manhattan)
When: June 22 – August 5

VISUAL ART
WhatGNR Presents: a multimedia collective show that brings together works representing the gallery
Where: Gallery Nara Roesler (Manhattan)
 When: July 7 – September 1

PUPPET THEATER  
What: City Parks Puppet Mobile presents the traveling show “Cinderella Samba”, the classic  cinderella fairy tale with a carnival twist
Where:Various Parks, playgrounds and recreation centers in NYC
When: May 1 – August 30

VISUAL ART
What: Works by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape and Mira Schendel at the collective exhibition “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction
Where: Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) (Manhattan)
When: May – August 13

MUSIC/DANCE
What: NYC Brazil Cruise with DJ Ricardinho
Where: Skyport Marina (East 23rd Street and FDR Drive)
When: August 2, 8, 16, 22, 29 . More info: 212 868-9102

MUSIC
What: Join the Brazilian Chorus of New York,  International Brazilian Opera (IBOC)
Where:  Our Lady of Pompei Church (25 Carmine Street, NY, West Village) (Manhattan)
When: Rehearsals twice a week:
Sundays –  11:30 AM – 1 PM (Church auditorium – downstairs)
Thursdays – 7:00 – 8:30 PM  (Organ room – upstairs)

MUSIC  
What: Dom Salvador Solo Piano
Where:  River Café (Manhattan)
When: Every day except Thursday

CROWDFUNDING
What: Brazilian artist Mirelle Martins has created an innovative performance art work with the choreographer Shamel Pitts called “Black Velvet”. Click here to donate to “Black Velvet’s” international tour.

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