February 2004 Rio de Janeiro

CARNAVAL EVENT CALENDAR

2004 Parade Results
W
ith the help of this guide and its links you can also find the sometimes elusive party spirit of the street Carnaval, Samba School rehearsals should not be attempted without experienced help but they are increasingly easier to access as part of the commerce of costume sales. Banda parades are an increasing happening and begin in January. There are just a few well-known fantastic Balls and many others who aspire to that level but can disappoint if your expecting too much.
W
hen in doubt head for Rio Branco Avenue and Cinelandia during the 5 Carnaval days or the Sambódromo and
Terreirão do Samba (Samba Land)starting the 2 or 3 weekends before the Carnaval and the weekend after. Then don't care if you never make it as you keep your antennae up for the rhythm of joy.
 
MENU: Rehearsal Parties (Jan-Feb)||Bandas (Jan-Feb)
CARNAVAL Wednesday || THURSDAY || FRIDAY || SATURDAY || SUNDAY || MONDAY || SHROVE TUESDAY || ASH WEDNESDAY || SATURDAY after CARNAVAL ||top ||
2004 Special Events: ||
Arts Festival by v
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Sambadromo Parades
(Admission)
Banda Street Parades Special
Events
Organized
Street
Parades
Music Fest with Admission Street Stage Events Balls Dance
Party
SAMBA SCHOOL REHEARSALS 2004 ||top ||


Tradição
January 3, 7pm-9pm
January 17, 9pm-11pm
January 31, 9pm-11pm


São Clemente
January 3, 9pm-11pm
January 24, 7pm-9pm
January 31, 7pm-9pm


Beija-Flor
January 4, 7pm-9pm


Salgueiro
January 4, 9pm-11pm
January 18, 7pm-9pm
February 1, 7pm-9pm


Caprichosos de Pilares
January 9, 9pm-11pm


Estação Primeira de Mangueira
January 11, 7pm-9pm
February 8, 7pm-9pm


Portela
January 10, 7pm-9pm
February 7, 7pm-9pm

Porto da Pedra
January 10, 9pm-11pm
January 24, 9pm-11pm


Império Serrano
January 11, 9pm-11pm
January 18, 9pm-11pm
January 23, 9pm-11pm


Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel
January 16, 9pm-11pm
February 6, 9pm-11pm


Acadêmicos do Grande Rio
January 25, 7pm-11pm
February 8, 9pm-11pm


Unidos da Tijuca
January 25, 9pm-11pm


Imperatriz Leopoldinense
January 30, 9pm-11pm
February 7, 9pm-11pm


Viradouro
February 1, 9pm-11pm
Dates: From 01 to 31/01/2004, 01/02/2004, 06/02/2004, 07/02/2004, 08/02/2004
Terreirão do Samba SAMBA LAND Sambódromo
 An open air courtyard is Samba Land where performances ared  presented during the weekend before Carnaval, and continues at full steam ahead on Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues and on the Champion‘s Saturday. Stalls offer typical food and drink, while a huge stage draws all attention, with Brazilian top music shows.

BALLS near the Sambodrome

"There are plenty of other gay and mixed balls downtown and around the Sambodrome on the Avenida Marquês de Sapucaí. Ask around about which ones are safe though, as some of them attract a rougher crowd where it would probably be wiser to go with a local. "
RIO's Carnival Balls by whatonwhen.com


Where:
between Sambódromo and subway station Av. Presidente Vargas
Organized by: Riotur - Tel.: 2217-7575
Dates: 13/02/2004, 14/02/2004, 20/02/2004, 21/02/2004, 22/02/2004, 23/02/2004, 24/02/2004, 27/02/2004, 28/02/2004
Admission: ($5)

 

DownloadMETRO:
You can get to the Sambódromo by metrô but you’ll have to return to your hotel by taxi as Rio’s metrô doesn’t run through the night



CARMEN MIRANDA ANNIVERSARYat Vstores now||top ||

Promoted by:
Carmen Miranda Museum 
To commemorate the birth-date of the artist best known as the Brazilian Bombshell, the Carmen Miranda Museum organizes exhibitions and runs movies from the 30‘s and 40‘s when Carmen Miranda was at the height of her international fame with her own unmistakable style starring in many Hollywood movies.
Phone & Fax: (21) 2551-2597
Dates: 09/02/2004
 [F] Carmen Miranda
 
 
 
 

The successful Carnaval visitor is carried during the Carnavals into a dream realm of the fantasy as colors, rhythms, shows - everything mixes itself into a fantastic atmosphere of contagious shared joy
 

 

 

2004 Rio de Janeiro Sambodromo Special Samba Schools Results

AGREMIAÇÃO COLOCAÇÃO ENREDOS PRESIDENTE CARNAVALESCO
BEIJA-FLOR 1a Manôa, Manaus, Amazônia, Terra Santa... Que alimenta o corpo, equilibra a alma e transmite a paz Farid Abraão David Comissão de Carnaval
UNIDOS DA TIJUCA 2a O sonho da criação e a criação do sonho: a arte da ciência no tempo do impossível Fernando Horta Paulo Barros
MANGUEIRA 3a Mangueira redescobre a Estrada Real... E deste eldorado faz seu carnaval Álvaro Caetano Max Lopes
VIRADOURO 4a Pediu pra Pará, Parou!... Com a Viradouro Eu Vou. Pro Círio de Nazaré. José Carlos Monassa Mauro Quintaes
IMPERATRIZ 5a Breazail Wagner Araújo Rosa Magalhães
SALGUEIRO 6a A cana que aqui se planta tudo dá, até energia... Álcool, o combustível do futuro Luiz Augusto Duran Renato Lage e Márcia Lávia
PORTELA 7a Lendas e mistérios da Amazônia Carlos Teixeira Martins Jorge de Freitas
MOCIDADE 8a Não corra, não mate, não morra, pegue carona com a Mocidade! Educação no trânsito José Roberto Tenório Chico Spinosa
IMPÉRIO SERRANO 9a Aquarela Brasileira Neide Coimbra Ilvamar Magalhães
GRANDE RIO 10a Vamos vestir a camisinha, meu amor Hélio Ribeiro de Oliveira Joãosinho Trinta
PORTO DA PEDRA 11a Sou Tigre, sou Porto, da Pedra à Internet – mensageiro da história da do leva-e-traz Uberlan Jorge de Oliveira Alexandre Louzada
TRADIÇÃO 12a Contos de Areia Nézio Nacimento Orlando Jr.
CAPRICHOSOS 13a Xuxa e seu reino encantado no carnaval da imaginação Aldemar Alberto de Almeida Leandro Cahe Rodrigues
SÃO CLEMENTE 14a Boi voador sobre o Recife (o cordel da galhofa nacional) Ricardo Almeida Gomes  Milton Cunha
BANDAS||top || Bringing the part to the streets
Barbas
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21 at 3 p.m.
Meeting place: on the corner of Ruas Assis Bueno, Arnaldo Quintela e General Polidoro – (the famous Bermuda Triangle) - Botafogo

Monday “Bloco”
Parade: On Carnaval Monday, February 23 from 5 p.m.
Meeting place: on across from the Cobal Market(Rua Voluntários da Pátria, s/n) - Botafogo

Froth Mouth Band
Parade: Sunday, February 8
Meeting place: From 3p.m. on, at Marquês de Olinda Street between Bambina and Muniz Barreto streets - Botafogo

One, two, three.....one, two three....
Rehearsal: Sunday before Carnaval in front of the Casa de Dança Carlinhos de Jesus, na Rua Álvaro Ramos,11 - Botafogo
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21.
Meeting place: From 2p.m. on, at Rua Álvaro Ramos,11 in front of Carlinhos de Jesus Dance School - Botafogo

Tribal Chief “Bloco”
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21 and Shrove Tuesday, February 24
Meeting place: From 6p.m. on, at the corner of Av. Presidente Vargas com Av. Rio Branco – Downtown

Samba Club
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 22, at 5p.m at Rio Branco Av.. –Downtown and Shrove Tuesday, February 24, at na Av. Atlântica - Copacabana
Meeting place: From 3p.m. on, at the corner of Av. Presidente Vargas and Av. Rio Branco – Downtown and at the bar Ipiranga, Rua Ipiranga, 54 - Laranjeiras

Black Spot “Cordão”
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21, at 9 a.m.
Meeting place: in front of Cordão da Bola Preta samba club at the corner of Evaristo da Veiga and Treze de Maio streets – Cinelândia Downtown

Manoel´s Warehouse Literary "Cordão
Rehearsals: January 16, 23 and 30 at 8pm
Parade: Carnaval Sunday, February 8, at 3 pm
Meeting place: From 3pm - Rua Moraes e Valle, 32 - Lapa

Dalailata
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21, from 5 p.m. to 9p.m.
Course - Arcos da Lapa, Ruas Evaristo da Veiga, Senador Dantas, Passeio, Largo da Lapa, close to UFRJ Music School.
Meeting place: from 3p.m. on at Arcos da Lapa.

Mauá Slaves
Parade: Thursday, February 19, at 6p.m.
Rehearsals: Largo da Prainha – Downtown
Meeting place: Largo da Prainha – Downtown

Mis a Mis
Rehearsals: Every Wednesday, from 7p.m. to 11p.m. at the Sound and Image Museum - Praça Rui Barbosa, 1 - Downtown
Parade: Friday, February 20, at 7 pm
Meeting place: Sound and Image Museum - Downtown

Banda do Arôxo
Parade: Sunday, February 15 and during Carnaval week
Meeting place: at 3p.m. na Rua Belfort Roxo - Copacabana

Bandit
Parade: Saturday, February 14 and during the four Carnaval days.
Meeting place: At 5p.m. at Rua Rodolfo Dantas - Copacabana

Bolivar Street Band
Parade: On Carnaval Sunday, February 22
Meeting place: At 3p.m. corner of Bolivar St and Av. Atlantica - Copacabana

Sá Ferreira Street Band
Parade: Saturday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 24, 3000 revelers dance on the corner of Rua Sá Ferreira and Av. Atlantica
Meeting place: From 4p.m. to 7p.m. on Av Atlantica at the corner of Sá Ferreira St. - Copacabana

Santa Clara Street Band
Parade: Carnaval Sunday, February 22
Meeting place: A partir das 15h., na esquina da Rua Santa Clara com Av. Atlântica 3p.m. Atlantica Av. at Santa Clara St.- Copacabana

Mouth of the Damned
Parade: Throughout the Carnaval period
Meeting place: Prado Junior Av. at Copacabana Av.- Copacabana

Bip-Bip Bar “Bloco”
Parade: Carnival Saturday, February 21 and Ash Wednesday, February 25, at midnight
Meeting place: Bar Bip-Bip - Almirante Gonçalves St. - Copacabana

The Tired Dog “Bloco”
Parade: Carnaval Sunday, February 22 and carnival Tuesday, February 24, at 4 pm
Meeting place: Barão do Flamengo St., 35 - Flamengo

Glória Neighborhood Band
Parade: Carnaval Sunday, February 22
Meeting place: From 3p.m. - Largo da Glória

Pedro Américo Street Band
Parade: Carnaval Sunday, February 22
Meeting place: From 3 p.m., at the beginning of Pedro Américo St. - Glória.

Ipanema Band
Parade: Saturday, February 7, carnival Saturday, February 21 and Shrove Tuesday, February 24, at 4 pm
Meeting place: From 3 p.m. na praça General Osório - Ipanema.

Carmen Miranda Band
Parade: Sunday, February 15
Meeting place: From 4 p.m. on General Osório Sq. - Ipanema

Virtual Band
Parade: Ash Wednesday, February 25, at 5 p.m.
Meeting place: Posto 9 - Av. Vieira Souto – Ipanema

The Lyre of Delirium “Bloco”
Parade: Shrove Carnival Tuesday, February 24
Meeting place: From 2 p.m. na Rua Farme de Amoedo - Ipanema
Parade: Sunday Along, Av. Vieira Souto Posto 9 through Arpoador, From 5p.m. to 9p.m.
Meeting place: From 1 p.m. at Posto 9 - Ipanema

Affection is Almost Love
Rehearsals: Clube dos Democráticos - Rua do Riachhuelo, 91 - Lapa - Tel.: 2252-4611. Saturdays at 9:30pm.
Parade: On Saturday, February 14 at 3 pm and Carnaval Sunday, at 5 pm
Meeting place: From 3 p.m. na Praça General Osório - Ipanema

The Lazy Dick “Bloco”
Rehearsals: Clube Carioca, at Jardim Botânico - Information Tel.: 2537-3960
Parade: Friday, February 20
Meeting place: From 6 p.m. on the corner with Av. Epitácio Pessoa com Rua Maria Quitéria - Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

The Penguin’s High Jinks Carnaval “Cordão”
Parade: Shrove Carnaval, February 24
Meeting place: From 8p.m. on – Arpoador

Banda da Freguesia de Jacarepaguá
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21
Meeting place: From 3 p.m., Professora Camisão Sq. - Jacarepaguá - www.bandadafreguesia.cjb.net 

Christ’s Armpit
Parade: Sunday, February 15, at 4 pm
Meeting place: Jóia Bar, Rua Jardim Botânico, 594 - Jardim Botânico

Meeting Without a Parade
Parade: Friday, February 20
Meeting place: Bar Ipiranga 54 - Rua Ipiranga, 54 - Laranjeiras

Im”press”me and I’ll Fall for You
Parade: Saturday, February 7
Meeting place: Mercado São José - Laranjeiras

Push and you’ll get It
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22
Meeting place: From 6 p.m. on the corner with Carlos Góis com Av. Ataulfo de Paiva - Leblon

Monobloco
Rehearsals: Fridays from 10 p.m. on, Fundição Progresso - Lapa
Parade: Sunday, February 15 at 5 p.m.
Meeting place: Av. Delfim Moreira - Leblon (the end of Leblon)

Darling, I’ll be Back Soon
Rehearsals: Beth’s Kiosk, Avenida Atlântica in front of the Fiorentina bar - Leme.
Parade: Thursday, February 19, at 6 pm
http://www.meubemvoltoja.cjb.net 
Meeting place: At 7p.m. Copacabana Av. at Princesa Isabel Av - Leme

Leme District Band
Parade: Carnaval Saturday, February 21 and Shrove Tuesday, February 24
Meeting place: At 3p.m. Antonio Vieira St at Atlântica Av. - Leme

The Carmelite Nun’s “Bloco”
Rehearsals: Saturdays, Dias de Barros St. at Ladeira Santa Teresa
Parade: Friday, February 20, at 6 pml and Shrove Tuesday, February 24, at 5p.m.
Meeting place:At 5p.m. Ladeira de Santa Teresa at Hermenegildo de Barros and Dias de Barros streets - Santa Teresa

The Libertines of Cardeal Street
Venue: Bar do Gallo - Rua Cardeal Dom Sebastião Leme, 180 - Santa Teresa, Across from Fátima district stairway.
Parade: Carnaval Saturday before Carnaval, Santa Teresa.

Chicken of Noon
Venue : Copacabana Beach.It was created, by idea of ABIH/RJ and Confraria do Garoto which was inspired in the famous Rooster of Dawn.
Parade : Carnaval Tuesday, February 24.

Banda do Tijuca
Parade: 14 de fevereiro
Meeting place: from 3pm - Bar do Jorge e caramanchão - Clube Tijuca Tênis Clube

Ansiedade
Parade: Carnival Monday, February 23, at 3pm
Meeting place: General Osório Sq. - Ipanema

Céu da Terra
Parade: Carnival Monday, February 23, at 4 pm
Meeting place: Dias de Barros St., in front of Serginho Bar- Santa Teresa

Flor do Sereno
Parade: Carnival Monday, February 23, at 8 pm
Concentração: Bip-Bip Bar - Almirante Gonçalves St., 50 - Copacabana

Tramela
Parade: Carnival Tuesday, February 24, at 4 pm
Meeting place: João Pinheiro St. with Teresa Cavalcanti - Abolição

Caixa Preta
Parade: Shrove Tuesday, February 24, at 5 pm
Concentração: Posto 10 on Vieira Souto Avenue - Ipanema

Gigantes da Lira
Desfile: Saturday, February 14, at 5 pm
Concentração: R. General Glícério - Laranjeiras

Discípulos do Oswaldo
Parade: Ash Wednesday, February 18, at 4 pm
Meeting place: Chico Bar - Rua Castro Tavares, 185 - Manguinhos

Nem Muda Nem Sai de Cima
Parade: Saturday, February 7, at 5 pm
Meeting place: Dona Maria Bar - Rua Garibaldi, 13 - Muda

Segura pra não Cair
Desfile: Sunday, February 8, at 4 pm
Meeting place: Estephanio's Bar, Rua dos Artistas with Rua Ribeiro Guimarães St. - Vila Isabel

Voltar pra que?
Parade: Thursday, February 26, at 8:30 pm
Concentração: Carlitos Bar - R. Álvaro Alvim - Cinelândia

Bafafá
Parade: Saturday, February 28 at 5 pm
Meeting place: Posto 9 - Av. Vieira Souto - Ipanema

Barangal
Parade: Sunday, February 29, at 2 pm
Meeting place: Posto 9 - Av. Vieira Souto - Ipanema

Aconteceu
Parade: Carnival Saturdayl, February 21, at 6 pm and carnival Monday, February 23, at 6 pm
Meeting place: Corner of Áurea and Monte Alegre streets - Santa Teresa

Que merda é essa?
Parade: carnival Sunday, February 22, at 3 pm
Meeting place: Garcia d'Avila St. with Barão de Jaguaribe St. - Ipanema

Cordão do Boitatá
Parade: carnival Sunday, February 22, at 5 pm
Meeting place: in front of the Semente bar, Joaquim Silva St. - Lapa

Bloco de Sujos da Associação Atlética de Vila Isabel
Parade: carnival Saturday, February 21, at 10 am
Meeting place: Boulevard Vinte Oito de Setembro, 160 - Vila Isabel

Eu Sou eu e Jacará é bicho d'água
Parade: Sunday, February 15, at 3 pm
Meeting place: Rua Visconde de Abaeté - Vila Isabel

Banda do Roquinha
Parade: February 13, at 9 pm
Meeting place: Roquinha Bar - Rua General Rocca, 949 - Vila Isabel

Varandão
Parade: Saturday, February 14, at 4pm
Meeting place: Rua Mendes Tavares - Vila Isabel

Banda de Vila Isabel
Parade: Saturday, February 14, at 4 pm
Meeting place: Praça Barão de Drumond - Vila Isabel
Dates: 08/02/2004, 14/02/2004, 15/02/2004, 19/02/2004, 20/02/2004, 21/02/2004, 22/02/2004, 23/02/2004, 24/02/2004, 25/02/2004


MANGUEIRA BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: 17/02/2004
CARNAVAL WEDNESDAY||top ||


BEIJA-FLOR BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: 18/02/2004
CARNAVAL THURSDAY


MASK BALL
Venue:
    - Estudantina - Praça Tiradentes, 79 - Centro
Dates: 19/02/2004

SALGUEIRO BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: 19/02/2004
CARNAVAL FRIDAY
5 day of Carnaval begin! ||top ||

MAYOR'S CORONATION of CARNAVAL ROYALTY

 King Momo and his 2004 Queen are given the keys to the City by the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro so they may reign over the city during the five days on the road of celebration beyond time and space .

Carnaval.com does not understand why official Carnaval publications only refer to the 4 days of Rio Carnaval discounting their busy Friday, which is also a historically key day in the millennial history of this people's event based upon the solar calendar. 

 Elected and crowned in  mid- December based upon their friendliness, carnival spirit and samba dancing ability they will represent the Carnaval at numerous events and often be seen greeting the samba schools in the sambadromo.
WHERE: Ave. Rio Branco Downtown
WHEN: Carnaval Friday  1 p.m. - free

 [F] Rio's King Momo ||
 [F] Queens & Muses of Brazil Carnaval



CINELÂNDIA STREET BALL (Friday-Tuesday)

RIOC0111.jpgThe star of the Rio Street Carnaval and a good meeting place for Carnaval set amidst some of Rio most regal buildings in the transit center of the City.   Since 1990, the Cinelandia Ball featuring some of Rio Carnaval’s greatest idols performing on a stage set up in front of Rio’s Municipal Chamber has been a highlight for locals and visitors. The public can dance and sing to famous by-gone Carnaval songs by the artists backed by two  orchestras and its all FREE.
Time: From 8 pm on
Organized and promoted by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7560
WHEN: Carnaval Friday - Tuesday

Parade of Children's Samba Schools- Sambódromo
Time: from 8 p.m.
 (Riotur says this new event may happen on Tuesday instead. to be confirmed )

THE BAILE DO RIO ANTIGO (THE OLD RIO BALL)
The Baile do Rio Antigo  brings back the good old times of carnival balls that were characteristic of an era which enchanted the city. Harlequins, Pierrots and Columbines twirl in the halls to the sound of traditional carnival tunes together with other revellers.
In the same spirit, Estação Primeira de Mangueira (Mangueira Samba School) have the Rio Samba em Verde e Rosa Ball, aiming at calling to mind the traditional street carnivals, with Bloco dos Arengueiros, traditional Mangueira group, which in the 20s had the participation of Cartola, Saturnino, Zé Espinguela and other founders of the Samba School. Carnavelesco Max Lopes does the stunning decor
Date: February 20
Time: 10 pm
Attractions: Banda do Cordão Bola Preta, Cia Dança Carlinhos de Jesus, Show de mulatas, passistas, baianas, mestre-sala e porta-bandeira with the
percussionists of the Samba School Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel.



Baile O Rio Samba em Verde e Rosa
Date: February 21
Time: 10 pm
Atractions: Banda do Cordão Bola Preta, Cia Dança Carlinhos de Jesus, Show de mulatas, passistas, baianas, mestre-sala e porta bandeira com a bateria
da Estação Primeira de Mangueira.
Phone: (21) 2227-2338
Website: http://www.freecom.ppg.br
Venue:
    - Marina da Glória - Av. Infante Dom Henrique s/nº - Aterro do Flamengo
Dates: 20/02/2004, 21/02/2004

Other:

Red and Black at the Scala (Leblon) from 11 p.m.
The only Ball for singles mentioned by Impanema.com:

"Flamengo's Red and Black Ball on Carnival Friday changes venues often, but it is always a good bet. Carnival Balls


 

CARNAVAL SATURDAY||top ||


RIO FOLIA in LAPA SATURDAY- TUESDAY
Each year the Rio Follies exceed themselves, a Carnaval event acclaimed as a storehouse of novelties, rhythms and styles always presenting pleasant surprises, starting at 8pm and ending around 4 a.m. for the Lapa neighborhood public. Between lyricism and modernism, the shows present varying tendencies from funk to hip-hop, samba to rock, reggae to “forró” and performer groups.
Time: From 8pm on.
Organized by and Promotion: - RIOTUR (21) 2217-7568
Where: Lapa Neighborhood
Dates: SATURDAY- TUESDAY
21/02/2004, 22/02/2004, 23/02/2004, 24/02/2004

STREET BALLS Saturday- Tuesday
The four days of Carnival feature street-balls held all over town, whose main purpose is to preserve the spirit of street festivities Venues: 60 balls in several places of the city
Time: From 8pm through 2am
Dates: 21/02/2004, 22/02/2004, 23/02/2004, 24/02/2004
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7568

BANDSTAND CONTEST  (Saturday-Tuesday)
 Decorated bandstand contest spotlight the artistic talents of neighborhoods and communities. Awards for creativity, using color, light and animation
Venues: Various districts
 Time: Das 20 às 2h From 8pm to 2 am
Dates: SATURDAY- TUESDAY
 21/02/2004, 22/02/2004, 23/02/2004, 24/02/2004
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7568



OFFICIAL COSTUMES CONTEST

The contestants parade in the following categories: women’s luxury and originality, men’s luxury and originality, women’s show costume and drag queen.
Directed and organized by Arnaldo Montel
Support: RIOTUR
Time: From 7pm
Dates: 21/02/2004

SAMBA SCHOOL PARADE GROUP A - Sambódromo
This parade features 12 spectacular samba schools presenting their themes in costume, music, dance and lighting, featuring a wide variety of original topics reflected in colorful floats. These huge schools are divided into groups, “comissão de frente” which opens the parade, follow by several wings or “alas” and the “bateria”.

The schools parade is in the following order for 2004:

- União da Ilha do Governador
- Lins Imperial
- Estácio de Sá
- Alegria da Zona Sul
- Leão de Nova Iguaçu
- União da Jacarepaguá
- Acadêmicos do Cubango
- Inocentes da Baixada
- Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz
- Unidos de Vila Isabel
- Acadêmicos da Rocinha
- Paraíso do Tuiuti.

Venue:Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Sambódromo - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: at 9pm
Website: http://www.aescrj.com.br
Coordenação:
    - Associação das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro
Dates: 21/02/2004

PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
– GROUP I

The Carnaval Costumed Bands are affiliated to the Federation of Carnaval “Blocos” of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The following components will be judged for all Groups: Percussion, samba, progression, costumes, opening wing, allegories (Groups I and II), plot, standard-bearers, choreography of the master of ceremonies and standard-bearer.
Venue: Estrada Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 8pm
Dates: 21/02/2004

PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
– GROUP II

Venue: Estrada Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Dates: 21/02/2004


PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
– GROUP III

Venue: Av. 28 De Setembro - Vila Isabel Time: 8pm
Dates: 21/02/2004

COPA BALL or Copacabana Palace Luxury Ball
Since its rebirth in the early nineties this Ball has attained the status of the most prestigious ball to attend. The Ball most associated Carnival Saturday, this is a sumptuous event as required by the hotel’s standards.  Young men and women in masks are hired to entertain and will you onto the dance floor,

"If you like to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, this is the ball you are looking for."
Carnival Balls by ipanema.com

2004 event: Theme is inspired by the African Continent and  by Zeca Marques, music under the coordination of Arnaldo Montel and played by Maestro Formiga’s orchestra.
Dress: tuxedos or luxury costumes
Time: From 11pm to 4 am
Coordenação:   - Arnaldo Montel
Dates: Carnaval Saturday 21/02/2004
Admission:  US$250 per person and up, and they sell out. Ask your hotel for help purchasing in advance


Baile O Rio Samba em Verde e Rosa
Date: February 21
Time: 10 pm
Atractions: Banda do Cordão Bola Preta, Cia Dança Carlinhos de Jesus, Show de mulatas, passistas, baianas, mestre-sala e porta bandeira com a bateria
da Estação Primeira de Mangueira.
Phone: (21) 2227-2338
Website: http://www.freecom.ppg.br
Venue:
    - Marina da Glória - Av. Infante Dom Henrique s/nº - Aterro do Flamengo
Dates: 20/02/2004, 21/02/2004


CIDADE MARAVILHOSA BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: 21/02/2004

 

CARNAVAL SUNDAY||top ||
SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE - SPECIAL GROUP - Sambódromo

Seats are mostly standard bleachers (arquibancadas) or cement benches, which do benefit from a cushion. Also there's runway boxes (frisas), and mezzanine boxes (camarotes). Sector 9 has numbered seats. The special pararde on Sunday & Tuesday sell-out while options and prices  dramatically improve for the other non-televised nights.Download

 The show starts about 9 p.m., and ends past the break of dawn 10 hours later. Each of the 7 samba schools will parade for 70 to 85 minutes  Expect to pay from US$100 to $300  if you want to get a good view. This is the world's greatest percussion event too, so ear plugs are easy to bring along. This parade is the high point of Carnival watched by over 100 million on TV throughout Latin America. These special group samba schools of 3,500 to 5,000 members stand out for the magnificence and luxury of their parade art form.
www.liesa.com.br
Coordenação Coordinator: Liga das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - LIESA - Tel.: 2253-7676

 
Parade order:

- São Clemente,
- Caprichosos de Pilares,
- Unidos da Tijuca,
- Acadêmicos do Salgueiro,
- Acadêmicos do Grande Rio,
- Estação Primeira da Mangueira,
- Portela.

Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Sambódromo - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: At 9 pm

Dates: 22/02/2004

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP C
Av. Rio Branco - Centro Downtown

Parade Order:

- Acadêmicos do Sossego
- Independente da Praça da Bandeira
- Arrastão de Cascadura
- Unidos do Anil
- Difícil é o Nome
- Canários das Laranjeiras
- Mocidade de Vicente de Carvalho
- Acadêmicos da Abolição
- Acadêmicos do Engenho da Rainha
- Em Cima da Hora
- Unidos de Vila Kennedy
- Mocidade Unida de Santa Marta

Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Centro Downtown
Time: At 9 pm
Dates: 22/02/2004

MOST ORIGINAL MERRY-MAKER Sunday-Tuesday
- CHILDREN AND ADULTS

This contest is designed to encourage the creative participation of the anonymous merry-makers dancing through the street.
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7567
Venue: Children - Lido Adults and groups Cinelândia
Time: 1pm

Dates: 22/02/2004, 23/02/2004, 24/02/2004

SCALA BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: 22/02/2004

dance party
try B.I.T.C.H. at theme park Terra Encantada.
 

CARNAVAL MONDAY||top ||
SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE - SPECIAL GROUP - Sambódromo
Coordinator: Liga das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - LIESA - Tel.: 2253-7676
The second night of the major samba schools parade.

The Parade Order:

- Tradição
- Unidos do Porto da Pedra
- Imperatriz Leopoldinense
- Império Serrano
- Beija Flor de Nilópolis
- Unidos do Viradouro
- Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel.


Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Sambódromo - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: At 9pm
Website: http://www.liesa.com.br
Dates: 23/02/2004

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP D
Order Parade:
- Sereno de Campo Grande
- Unidos do Cabral
- Acadêmicos de Vigário Geral
- Flor da Mina do Andaraí
- Imperial
- Acadêmicos do Dendê
- Boêmios de Inhaúma
- Unidos de Cosmos
- Gato de Bonsucesso
- Unidos de Manguinhos
- Foliões de Botafogo
- Mocidade Independente de Inhaúma.

Venue: Av. Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 9pm
Dates: 23/02/2004

RADIO BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: 23/02/2004
 

CARNAVAL TUESDAY||top ||
SCALA GAY BALL
"The most glitzy ball of all is the gay gala ball at the Scala in the Leblon district on Tuesday. The costumes are luxury and exotic and the whole affair is televised (so if you're camera shy, wear a mask). "
 
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A fun event is the straight-friendly Scala Gay Costume Ball which stars exotic costumes, characters and grand entrances.  The ball is broadcast on TV to all Brazilian states, practice your Portuguese in case your picked for an interview.  Wear something colorful and fun, and you may be picked out for an interview!
Where: Leblon

Phone: (21) 2239-4448
Dates: Carnaval Tuesday

PARADE OF THE ALTERNATIVE GROUPS AFOXÉ
Av. Rio Branco - Downtown
Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Downtown
Dates: 24/02/2004

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP B - Sambódromo
Coordenação: Associação das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - Tel.: 2596-1127

2004 Parade Order

- Boi da Ilha do Governador
- Unidos da Ponte
- Renascer de Jacarepaguá
- Unidos da Villa Rica
- União do Parque Curicica
- Vizinha Faladeira
- Unidos do Cabuçu
- Acadêmicos da Barra da Tijuca
- Império da Tijuca
- Unidos de Lucas
- Unidos do Jacarezinho
- Arranco

Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -Sambódromo - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: 9pm
Dates: 24/02/2004

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP E
Parade Order:
- União de Vaz Lobo
- Arame de Ricardo
- Unidos do Uraiti
- Mocidade Unida de Jacarepaguá
- Unidos de Padre Miguel
- Parque Paraíso Alvorada
- Unidos da Vila Santa Teresa
- Delírio da Zona Oeste
- União de Guaratiba
- Infantes da Piedade

Venue: Av. Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 9pm

Dates: 24/02/2004

ASH WEDNESDAY||top ||
On the Wednesday after Carnaval, Lent begins. This forty-day period prepares for the greatest festival in the Christian year - Easter. Ashes are the symbol of penitence, and the Church recommends that no meat be eaten this day.

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE VOTE COUNT
Samba school vote counting to decide the winners of Carnaval 2004 and the other classified. Venue: Praça da Apoteose - Entrance via Rua Frei Caneca - Cidade Nova From 3pm on.
Dates: 25/02/2004
SATURDAY after ASH WEDNESDAY||top ||

SAMBA SCHOOL PARADE OF CHAMPIONS Sambódromo
The top six special group schools with the winner of Grupo A that will be joining the special group next year. The parade also pays homage to Rio's place at the center of global Carnival with participants from all over the world in special performing companies. The parade from is opened by an Italian Carnival group and
Venue: Sambódromo Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: From 7pm on
Phone: (21) 2253-7676
Dates: 28/02/2004
AÇUDE MUSEUM CULTURAL BRUNCH

This gastronomic and cultural event has become a reference in the schedule of the city. Every last Sunday of the month, with the backing of City Hall, there will be shows with important creators and interpreters of Brazilian Music, plus a buffet specially prepared for the occasion.
Phone: (21) 2492-5443, / (21) 2492-2119
Dates: 25/01/2004, 29/02/2004

RIO DE JANEIRO RACE OF BEDS - LAMARTINE BABO'S CENTENARY, RELIVING CARNIVALS
The event aims to communicate the joy and easy going ways of the carioca people. In its 9th edition it pays tribute to Lamartine Babo on the composer's centenary.
Venue:
    - Av. Atlântica - (entre a Rua Xavier da Silveira e a Rua Constante Ramos) - Copacabana
Organized by:
    - Leonardo Guimarães
:
    - Coordenação: Jair Coelho
Dates: 29/02/2004

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