February 2005 Rio de Janeiro

CARNAVAL EVENT CALENDAR

 With the help of this guide and its links you can discover the Rio Carnaval of the Streets. There's some
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 other great banda parades which do not get the attention and audience they deserve. Buy a Banda's T-shirt and get an impromptu samba lesson. But don't forget to have your foto taken with a statuesque beauty in Banda Ipanema
During the 5 days of Carnaval there are many events which would be considered spectacular in any other City than Rio de Janeiro but which fall below the media  focused on the zenith represented by the Special Parade on sunday and monday; yet there are parades all five nights in the Sambodromo as well as Av. Intendente Magalhães - Campinho and downtown's Av. Rio Branco   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. 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 ||
BANDAS by DISTRICTS:
ZONA SUL ||ILHA DO GOVERNADOR ||TIJUCA/VILA ISABEL ||MÉIER AREA || SANTA TERESA / DOWNTOWN
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
Estrada Intendente Magalhães, 160 - Campinho - Tel.: 3833-4612
Theme: From sun to sun, from sun to soya..."
Rehearsals: Fri at 10 pm
 




Beija-Flor
Pracinha Wallace Paes Leme, 1.025 - Nilópolis - Tel.: 2791-2866
Theme: “The Wind that blows on the Pampas. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Seven peoples in faith and pain. Seven Missions of Love”
Rehearsals: Thurs at 8 pm



Salgueiro
Rua Silva Teles, 104 - Tijuca - Tels.: 2288-3065 / 2281-3134
www.salgueiro.com.br  
Theme : “Of the fire that illuminates life, Salgueiro is the flame that does not go out ”
Rehearsals: Sat at 10 pm



Caprichosos de Pilares
Rua Faleiros, 1 - Pilares - Tel.: 2592-5620
Theme: "Carnival, sweet illusion. We meet here among the crowd, 20 years of LIGA”
Rehearsals: Sat, at 10 pm



Estação Primeira de Mangueira
Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1.072 - Mangueira
Tel.: 2567-4637
www.mangueira.com.br
Theme: “Mangueira energizes the Avenue. Carnival is pure energy and energy is our challenge”
Rehearsals: Sat at 11pm



Portela
Rua Clara Nunes, 81 – Madureira - Tel.: 2489-6440
www.gresportela.com.br
Theme: “We can. Eight ideas to change the world "
Rehearsals: Wedns at 8pm, Fri at 9pm
 

Porto da Pedra
Rua João Silva, 84 - Porto da Pedra - São Gonçalo - Tel.: 2605-2984
www.portodapedra.com.br
Theme: “Carnival - Profane festivity”
Rehearsals: wedns at 8pm



Império Serrano
Av. Ministro Edgard Romero, 114 - Madureira
Tel.: (21) 2489-8722
Theme: “The shout that echoes in the air - Man, Nature, the perfect balance”
Rehearsals: Sat at 11pm



Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel
Tamarindo, 38 - Padre Miguel
Tel.: 3332-5823
mocidadeindependente.com.br
Theme: “Buon mangiare, Mocidade! Art is on the table”
Rehearsals: Sat at 10pm



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


Unidos da Tijuca
Av. Francisco Bicalho, 47 – Clube dos Portuários - São Cristóvão
Tels.: 2516-4053, 2233-8976
www.unidosdatijuca.com.br
Theme: “It went in one side and out the other... those who want to can invent
Rehearsals: Sat, at 10:30 pm
From November 4 Thurs, at 7:30 pm - Av. Venezuela, 202 - Downtown



Imperatriz Leopoldinense
Rua Professor Lacê, 235 - Ramos - Tel.: 2560-8067
Theme: “ A delirious confusion of fables”
Rehearsals: Sun at 8pm



Viradouro
Av. do Contorno, 16 – Barreto - Niterói -Tel.: 2628-7840
www.viradouro.com.br
Theme: “Viradouro is all smiles”
Rehearsals: From November on
4

Tradição
Estrada Intendente Magalhães, 160 - Campinho - Tel.: 3833-4612
Theme: From sun to sun, from sun to soya..."
Rehearsals: Fri at 10 pm Vila Isabel
Av. 28 de Setembro, 382 - Vila Isabel - Tel.: 3181-4869
Theme: "Navigating the wild seas...Building the future"
Rehearsals: Sat at 9 pm

 

Terreirão do Samba SAMBA LAND ||top ||
 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
Admission: ($5)

 

DownloadMETRO:
You can get to the Sambódromo by metrô but be prepared to take a taxi  as Rio’s metrô doesn’t run through the night although it has made special exceptions in recent years for Carnaval Sunday & Monday.

 
 

JULY CARNAVAL
now in Sao Paulo
recolated from Rio

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Fair
Industry of
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arnaval
Industry Booths
Fashiion Show
Forum & a new parade called
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Fair Indústria do Carnaval:
July 24th through the 26th 2005 at the
São Paulo  Sambódromo

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Coming soon:
SAMBA LAND
Year round Carnaval tourist attraction built by the City is scheduled to open in 2006. Not to be confused with the original Samba Land outside the Sambodromo
sambacity.info

Cinelandia
is the traditional downtown meeting place for Carnaval among the Cariocas during the 5 days of Carnaval

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 ||top ||
 

 

BANDAS & BLOCOS ||top ||
ZONA SUL ||ILHA DO GOVERNADOR ||TIJUCA/VILA ISABEL ||MÉIER AREA || SANTA TERESA / DOWNTOWN
The "bun-dush" & "blo-cush" schedule for bringing the party to the streets 
 ZONA SUL ||top ||
SOURCE:  rio.rj.gov.br as of 11JAN05

Simpatia é Quase Amor
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: One Saturday before Carnival and Carnival Sunday
Course: Teixeira de Mello and Vieira Souto - posto 10 (Country Club) 

Bloco da Ansiedade
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: Carnival Monday, at 6pm
Course: Teixeira de Mello, Vieira Souto, Vinícius de Moraes, Visconde de Pirajá and Praça General Osório.

Bloco de Segunda
Venue: BOTAFOGO
Parade: Carnival Monday, at 6pm
Course: Voluntários da Pátria, Rua Martins Ferreira, São Clemente and Rua Marques.

Meu Bem Volto Já
Venue: LEME
Parade: Thursday, before Carnival, at 8pm
Course: Gustavo Sampaio and Aurelino Leal, av. Atlântica and back to Gustavo Sampaio.

Imprensa Que Eu Gamo
Venue: LARANJEIRAS
Parade: Two Saturdays before Carnival
Course: Mercadinho São José das Artes, Rua Gago Coutinho

Banda de Ipanema
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: Two Saturdays before Carnival) and Shrove Carnival
Course: Praça General Osório, at 5pm, Ipanema beach, Leblon.

Comparsa Cariguaí
Venue: BOTAFOGO
Parade: Carnival Saturday to Tuesday, from 4-7pm
Meeting place: corner of Rua Álvaro Ramos and Rua Fernandes Guimarães
During the carnival the parade presents ballerinas, flags, moon, star, banners and several characters and meanings such as ¨mama vieja¨, ¨gramillero¨ and ¨escobero¨.

Concentra Mas Não Sai
Venue: LARANJEIRAS
Parade: Friday before Carnival
Meeting place: Bar Severyna, Rua Ipiranga, 54 from 8pm

Monobloco
Venue: LEBLON
Parade: January 30
Meeting place: at the end of Av. Delfim Moreira from 3pm
Course: along the seashore - Jardim de Alá
On Friday after the Carnival (February 11), the Group features the "Ressaca " Hang-over ball

Bloco É do Pandeiro
Venue: LAGOA
Parade: Shrove Carnival, at 5pm - Parque dos Patins

Bloco Gigantes da Lira
Venue: LARANJEIRAS
Parade: One Saturday before Carnival, at 5pm
Course: Praça Aliança, at 5pm, Rua General Glicério, Rua General Cristóvão Barcellos and back to Praça Aliança.

Rancho Flor do Sereno
Venue: COPACABANA
Parade: Monday Carnival.
Course: Av. Atlântica, along the seashore

Cordão Vade Retro Abacaxi
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: Shrove Carnival, at 4pm
Meeting place: Praia do Arpoador on the corner of Vieira Souto and Francisco Otaviano.
Course: Sai em direção ao Posto 9 e retorna de ré ao Arpoador

Bloco Virtual
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: Carnival Ash Wednesday at 6pm
Meeting place: Av. Vieira Souto - close to Posto 9, Rua Vinícius de Moraes and Rua Joana Angélica
Course: seashore - Arpoador

Suvaco do Cristo
Venue: JARDIM BOTÂNICO
Parade: Carnival Sunday, at 1pm
Meeting place: from noon at Bar Jóia (rua Jardim Botânico, on the corner of rua Faro).
Course: Rua Jardim Botânico, praça Santos Dummont, in front of Jockey.

Bloco Que Merda é Essa?!
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: Carnival Sunday, at 4pm
Meeting place: from 2pm at the restaurant Paz e Amor - (corner of ruas Garcia d'Ávila and Nascimento Silva).
Course: Garcia d'Ávila, Vieira Souto to Arpoador

Bloco do Barbas
Venue: BOTAFOGO
Parade: Carnival Saturday
Meeting place: from 3pm on the corner of Ruas Assis Bueno and Arnaldo Quintela.
Course: Arnaldo Quintela, Rua da Passagem to Álvaro Ramos

Bloco do Clube do Samba
Venue: COPACABANA
Parade: Carnival Saturday - Av. Rio Branco e and Shrove Carnival - Av. Atlântica.
Meeting place: Avenida Atlântica corner of Santa Clara, from 2pm

Dois pra lá dois pra cá
Venue: BOTAFOGO
Parade: Carnival Saturday
Meeting place: in front of Casa de Dança Carlinhos de Jesus, Rua Álvaro Ramos, 11 from 2pm
Course: Copacabana by Túnel Novo

Rola Preguiçosa
Venue: LAGOA (Ipanema)
Parade: Friday before Carnival
Meeting place: corner of Maria Quitéria and Epitácio Pessoa, Lagoa
Course: Maria Quitéria, Visconde de Pirajá -( bar Bofetada), Rua Farme de Amoedo, em Ipanema

Bip-Bip
Venue: COPACABANA
Parade: Carnival Saturday at 1am and Shrove Carnivall, at 11:59pm
Meeting place: Bar Bip-Bip, Rua Almirante Gonçalves, 50, Copacabana

Bloco do Bafafá
Venue: IPANEMA
Parade: Saturday after Carnival
Meeting place: Posto 9 - Praia de Ipanema

 SANTA TERESA / DOWNTOWN ||top ||

G.R.B.C. Aconteceu
Venue: SANTA TERESA
Parade: Carnival Saturday and Monday
Saturday
Course: Largo das Neves
Monday
Parade: from 6 pm, corner of Ruas Áurea e Monte Alegre.
Course: Largo dos Guimarães

Céu na Terra
Venue: SANTA TERESA
Parade: Carnival Monday
Meeting place: Rua Dias de Barros, in front of bar do Serginho at 4pm

Bloco das Carmelitas
Venue: SANTA TERESA
Parade: Friday before Carnival
Meeting place: from 6pm on the corner of Dias de Barros and Ladeira de Santa Teresa
Course: Dias de Barros, Alte. Alexandrino and Largo do Guimarães.

Mis a Mis
Venue: DOWNTOWN - Praça 15 de Novembro
Parade: Friday before Carnival
Meeting place: Museu da Imagem do som, Praça XV de Novembro, Centro, at 5pm

Escravos da Mauá
Venue: DOWNTOWN - Praça Mauá
Parade: Thursday before Carnival
Meeting place: from 6pm - Largo de S. Francisco da Prainha, close to Rua Sacadura Cabral
Course: 8pm - Rua Sacadura Cabral, Praça Mauá, Av. Rio Branco, Rua Mayrink Veiga to Largo de Santa Rita Rua do Acre, and back

Cordão da Bola Preta
Venue: DOWNTOWN - (Cinelândia)
Parade: Carnival Saturday, at 10am
Meeting place: Clube Cordão do Bola Preta on the corner of Rua Evaristo da Veiga and Rua Treze de Maio (Cinelândia, in front of Teatro Municipal and Palácio Pedro Ernesto)
Course: Rua Araújo Porto Alegre, Rua México, Praça Melvin Jones, Av. Nilo Peçanha e Largo da Carioca

Banda do Metro da Cruz Vermelha
Venue: DOWNTOWN
Parade: February 3
Meeting place: Rua do Lavradio

Cordão Literário Carnavalesco Armazém do Manoel
Venue: LAPA
Parade: February 4

Bloco É do Pandeiro
Venue: LAPA
Parade: Carnival Sunday, Rua Joaquim Silva
Horário: 17h

Embaixadores da Folia
Venue: DOWNTOWN -Praça Mauá
Parade: February

Banda Bar do Luiz
Venue: DOWNTOWN
Parade: February 5
Meeting place: Rua da Carioca

Bloco Pega Pra Sambar
Venue: DOWNTOWN
Parade: February 5
Meeting place: Av. Gomes Freire

Boemias do Senado
Venue: DOWNTOWN
Parade: February 7
Meeting place: Rua do Senado

Banda da Amizade
Parade: February 7
Meeting place: Rua Tadeu Kosciusco

Bloco Boemios da Riachuelo
Parade: February 7
Meeting place: Rua do Riachuelo

Banda das Quengas
Parade: February 8
Meeting place: Av.Men de Sá (Ubaldino Amaral)

Cordão do Boi Tatá
Parade: February 8
Meeting place: Praça XV

Voltar pra Quê?
Parade: February 9
Meeting place: Rua Alvaro Alvim

Banda do Bairro de Fátima
Parade: February 6 and 8
Meeting place: Praça Aguirre Cerda

BARRA AND RECREIO AREAS

Banda da Barra
Venue: BARRA DA TIJUCA
Course: Sernambetiba, seashore to Praça do Ó
Parade: Sunday before Carnival

Banda Buda da Barra
Venue: BARRA DA TIJUCA
Course: Rua Pierre Planchet and Rua Gastão Formetti
Parade: Carnival Sunday

Banda Alegria do Recreio
Venue: RECREIO
Course: Sernambetiba - Glaucio Gil - Reserva

 TIJUCA / VILA ISABEL ||top ||

Nem Muda nem Sai de Cima
Venue: TIJUCA - MUDA
Parade: Two Saturdays before Carnival
Meeting place: Bar da Dona Maria, Rua Garibaldi from 5pm

Banda do Roquinho
Venue: TIJUCA
Parade: January 28
Course: in front of Tijuca Off Shopping

Bloco Carnavalesco H. Romeu
Venue: TIJUCA
Parade: January 7, 14, 21 and 28
Meeting place: Rua Gomes Braga em frente ao nº06

Banda do Largo da 2º Feira
Venue: TIJUCA
Parade: February 5 and 8
Course: Rua Conde de Bonfim, Rua Haddock Lobo, Rua Campos Salles, Rua Dr. Satamini, Rua São Francisco Xavier, Rua Haddock Lobo, Rua Delegado de Carvalho, Barão de Itapagipe, Rua Felix da Cunha and back to Rua Conde de Bonfim

Banda da Praça Afonso Pena
Venue: TIJUCA
Parade: January 30
Course: Rua Campos Salles, Rua Mariz e Barros, Rua São Francisco Xavier, Largo da 2ª Feira, Rua Haddock Lobo, Rua Campos Salles and Praça Afonso Pena

Banda do Jiló
Venue: TIJUCA
Parade: Friday before Carnival
Course: Rua Pinto Figueiredo to Rua Conde de Bonfim and back to Rua Pinto Figueiredo

Bloco Segura Pra Não Cair
Venue: VILA ISABEL
Parade: January 9, 16 and 23
Course: Rua Ribeiro Guimarães - Rua dos Artistas and Maxwell

G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel
Venue: VILA ISABEL
Parade: January 6, 13, 20 and 27
Course: Av. 28 de Setembro - Rua Visconde de Abaété and Praça Barão de Drumond

 MÉIER AREA ||top ||

Banda Bit - Bill
Venue: CACHAMBI
Parade: Saturday to Tuesday
Meeting place: Rua Salvador Pires

Bloco Terremoto
Venue: PIEDADE
Parade: Shrove Carnival
Course: Av. Dom Helder Câmara, Rua Bernardino de Campos, Rua João Pinheiro

Bloco do River Futebol Clube
Venue: PIEDADE
Parade: Sunday before Carnival
Course: Rua João Pinheiro, Rua Bernardino Campos, Av. Dom Helder Câmara, Rua Ferreira Sampaio, Rua Cel. Almeida e Rua João Pinheiro

Banda da Abolição
Venue: ABOLIÇÃO
Parade: Sunday before Carnival
Course: Rua Macedo Braga, Rua da Abolição, Av. Dom Elder Câmara, Rua João Pinheiro, Rua Ferreira de Sampaio, Av. Dom Helder Câmara, Rua Cantilda Maciel e Rua Macedo Braga

Bloco Carnavalesco Xodó da Piedade
Venue: PIEDADE
Parade: Saturday
Course: Rua Mário Carpenter nº1676

Bloco da Turma Da Tramela e Do Sambola
Venue: PIEDADE
Parade: Shrove Carnival
Course: Rua João Pinheiro , Rua Bernardino de Campos, Av. Dom Helder Câmara, Rua Ferreira de Sampaio, Rua Cel. Almeida e Rua João Pinheiro

Bloco Cultural Recreativo Raízes da Abolição
Venue: ABOLIÇÃO
Parade: Monday
Course: Rua Figueredo Pimentel, Rua Silva Xavier, Av. Dom Helder Câmara , Rua Figueredo Pimentel

Bloco Carnavalesco Pagodão do Beco
Venue: PILARES
Parade: Shrove Carnival
Meeting place: Praça Major Aderbal Costa – Pilares

Bloco Carnavalesco Vem Brincar Comigo
Venue: LINS
Parade: Monday
Meeting place: Rua Maria Luiza 36
Course: Rua Maria Luiza, Rua Vilela Tavares, Rua Dias da Cruz, Rua Maria Luiza

Bloco Carnavalesco Amigos da rua Joaquim Méier
Venue: MÉIER
Parade: Shrove Carnival
Meeting place: Rua Joaquim Méier 363
Course: Rua Joaquim Méier, Rua Guaju, Rua Oliveira, Rua Dias da Cruz e Rua Joaquim Méier

Bloco Turma do Gato e Samba
Venue: PILARES
Parade: Saturday
Meeting place: Rua Djalma Dutra
Course: Rua Djalma Dutra, Av. Dom Helder Câmara, Rua João Ribeiro and Rua Djalma Dutra

Bloco Carnavalesco Loucura Suburbana
Venue: ENGENHO DE DENTRO
Parade: Thursday before Carnival
Meeting place: Rua Ramiro Magalhães
Course: Rua Ramiro Magalhães, Rua Gustavo Riedel, Rua Pernambuco, Rua Ana Leonídia, Praça Rio Grande do Norte e Rua Ramiro Magalhães – Eng. Dentro

GRANDE IRAJÁ AND PENHA AREAS

Bloco Aimoré
Bloco Passa a Régua
Bloco Urubu Cheiroso
Bloco Boiúnio de Iraja
Bloco Cara de Leão



 ILHA DO GOVERNADOR AREA  ||top ||

Bloco Carnavalesco Teimosia da Z-10
Venue: ZUMBI
Course: Colonia Z-10
Parade : Sunday Carnival

Banda Manhã
Venue: RIBEIRA
Course: Praça Iaiá Garcia - Rua Fernandes da Fonseca and Rua Maldonado
Parade: Sunday before Carnival

Bloco Carnavalesco do Zumbi
Venue: ZUMBI
Course: Rua Peixoto de Carvalho and Rua Serrão
Parade: during the Carnival

Bloco Carnavalesco do Iate
Venue: ILHA DO GOVERNADOR
Course: Praia da Bica, Rua Cambauba to Iate Clube Jardim Guanabara
Parade: Carnival Monday

Bloco Carnavalesco Unidos da Ribeira
Venue: ILHA DO GOVERNADOR
Course: Praça Iaiá Garcia and Ruas Maldonado, Praia do Jequiá, Serrão, Peixoto de Carvalho, Praia do Zumbi, Rua Paranapanema
Parade: Sunday and Shrove Carnival

GRBC Tribo Cacuia
Venue: ILHA DO GOVERNADOR
Course: Rua Sargento João Lopes and Estrada da Cacuia
Parade: during the Carnival

Bloco da Shell
Venue: ILHA DO GOVERNADOR
Course: Ribeira to Cacuia
Parade: Carnival Saturday
 

CARNAVAL WEDNESDAY||top ||


BEIJA-FLOR BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
CARNAVAL THURSDAY ||top ||



SALGUEIRO BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
CARNAVAL FRIDAY
5 day of Carnaval begin! ||top ||
STREET BALLS
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557
The four days of Carnival feature street-balls held all over town, whose main purpose is to preserve the spirit of street festivities.
Venues: balls in several places of the city
Time: From 8pm through 2am
BANDSTAND CONTEST
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557
Decorated bandstand contest spotlight the artistic talents of neighborhoods and communities. Awards for creativity, using color, light and animation.
Venues: Various districts
Time: From 8pm to 2 am

In 2005 AOL's Mapquest began providing street level zoom maps


Giane Carvalho is the new Globaleza Girl for Rio Carnaval 2005


MAYOR'S CORONATION of CARNAVAL ROYALTY

 King Momo and his 2005 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 salutes the regal parade enhancements to the 2005  Coronation.
All Hail Rei Momo 

CARNIVAL 2005 OPENING CEREMONY
The official opening ceremony of the carnival festivities will begin at 2 pm on Praça Onze. The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, in a symbolic act, will hand the city key to Rei Momo who will be accompanied by the carnival Queen and Princess. They will then ride around downtown on an open carriage pulled by four horses in the style of the 30s. Four antique cars will follow with revelers in costume, singing, throwing confetti and streamers. There will also be a mounted Rei Momo Guard of eight horsemen dressed in character.

WHERE:
Praça Onze, Metro Stop Ave. Rio Branco Downtown
WHEN: Carnaval Friday  2 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.:
2217-7557
WHEN: Carnaval Friday - Tuesday

Venue: Praça Floriano - Cinelândia Downtown

During the afternoon and early evening, this metro stop acts as dispersal area for the parades of the alternative bands

SAMBA LAND
Organized e promoted by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557
A visit to Samba Land during Carnival takes visitors to a dreamland of color, rhythm, music, MPB shows, pagode and authentic samba, all blended into a fantasticseting that sweeps visitors away.
Venue: Praça Onze - Presidente Vargas Ave. next to Sector 1 of the Sambadrome
February 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12
 

Parade of JUNIOR Samba Schools- Sambódromo
 

2005 Parade Order:
  • 1st-Mangueira do Amanhã,
  • Aprendizes do Salgueiro,
  • Inocentes da Caprichosa,
  • Golfinhos da Guanabara,
  • Nova Geração do Estácio de Sá
  • 6th-Tijuquinha do Borel
  • Estrelinha da Mocidade
  • Petizes da Penha,
  • Corações Unidos do CIEP,
  • Pimpolhos da Grande Rio,
  • 11th Herdeiros da Vila, Miúda da Cabuçu

Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -Sambodromo
Time: From 7pm on

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 ||
Evenings at CinelandiaSAMBA LAND and:
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
from traditional Brazilian music to new trends including 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:
Largo da Lapa, in front of Aqueduto da Carioca in Lapa Neighborhood
Dates: SATURDAY- TUESDAY
5/02/2005, 6/02/2006, 7/02/2005, 8/02/2005

PARADE OF ALTERNATIVE BANDS
Rio Branco Avenue bows to the alternative bands that parade on the four days
of carnival from
Among the traditional attractions are:
Bafo da Onça, Cacique de Ramos, Bohêmios de Irajá, Pagodão de Madureira, Bloco Afro and many others.
Venue: Av. Rio Branco
WHEN: Carnaval Saturday-Tuesday 2pm to 7pm.


 XXXI OFFICIAL COSTUME 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.The huge and dazzling costumes represent historical characters or different concepts, according to the imagination of the gentlemen, ladies and of drag queens that participate in the Downloadevent.
WHERE:
Centro de Convenções do Hotel Glória - Rua do Russel, 632 - Glória - Tels.: 2555-7272 - Fax: 2555-7282
Support: RIOTUR
Time:
From 6pm on
Dates:
the afternoon of the Saturday of carnival 5FEB05
Directed and organized by Arnaldo Montel - Tel.: 2240-4414
 


SAMBA SCHOOL PARADE GROUP A - Sambodromo
This parade features 10 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”.

São Clemente drops to Grupo A & Vila Isabel rejoins the elite Special 14 Samba Schools who make up LEISA for 2005

 

The schools parade is in the following order for 2005:

  • Renascer de Jacarepaguá,
  • Paraíso de Tuiuti,
  • Vizinha Faladeira,
  • Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz,
  • Acadêmicos do Cubango,
  • União da Ilha do Governador,
  • União de Jacarepaguá,
  • Acadêmicos da Rocinha,
  • Alegria da Zona Sul
  • São Clemente

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

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: Avenida Rio Branco – Downtown
Time: At 8p.m.

Parade Order: Simpatia do Jardim Primavera, Unidos do Tubiacanga, Cometa do Bispo, Flor de Primavera, Do Barriga, Acadêmicos de Belford Roxo, União da Ponte, Novo Horizonte, Raízes da Tijuca e Coroado de Jacarepaguá



PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
GROUP OF VALUATION

Venue: Estrada Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 8pm
Parade Order: Acadêmicos da Botija, Chatuba de Mesquita, União de São Cristóvão e Tradição Barreirense de Mesquita

PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
– GROUP III

Parade Order: Grilo de Bangu, Esperança de Nova Campina, Chora na Rampa, Mocidade Unida da Mineira, Luar de Prata, Unidos de Parada Angélica, Roda Quem Pode, Tigre de Bonsucesso e Mocidade Unida de Manguariba.
Venue: Estrada Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 8pm


COPA MAGIC 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,

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

2005 event: Theme 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
Dates: For Carnaval 2005 the ball appears to have expanded from its traditional sold-out Saturday to 4 nights Carnaval Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel - Av. Atlântica, 1.702
Admission:  US$250 per person and up, Ask your hotel for help purchasing in advance


 

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Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

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

the high point of Carnival


Parade order:
2005 SCHEDULE

TIME
SUNDAY
9 PM
Mocidade
10:05 - 10:20 PM
Império Serrano
11:10 - 11:40 PM
Salgueiro
12:15 - 1:00 AM
Mangueira
1:20 - 2:20 AM
Unidos da Tijuca
2:25 - 3:40 AM
Tradição
3:30 - 5:00 AM
Vila Isabel



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

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

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP C
Parade Order:

  • Foliões de Botafogo
  • Unidos do Anil
  • Acadêmicos da Abolição
  • Unidos de Vila Rica
  • Unidos do Cabuçu,
  • Arrastão de Cascadura,
  • Flor da Mina do Andaraí,
  • Difícil é o Nome,
  • União do Parque Curicica,
  • Acadêmicos da Barra da Tijuca,
  • Canários das Laranjeiras,
  • Acadêmicos do Engenho da Rainha,
  • Gato de Bonsucesso
  •  Unidos do Cabral.


Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Centro Downtown
Time: At 9 pm
Date: Carnaval Sunday

PARADE OF CARNIVAL COSTUMED BANDS GROUP II
Parade Order:

  • Azul e Branco,
  • Falcão Dourado,
  • Boca de Siri,
  • Rosa de Ouro,
  • Unidos do Alto da Boa Vista,
  • Magnatas de Engenheiro Pedreira,
  • Sorriso de criança,
  • Amizade da Água Branca,
  • Império do Gramacho
  • Do China

Venue: Avenida Rio Branco - Downtown
Time: At 8pm


MOST ORIGINAL MERRY-MAKER Sunday-Tuesday

This contest is designed to encourage the creative participation of the anonymous merry-makers dancing through the street.
Sun - Children and Adults
Mon - Groups
Tues - Groups ( clowns )
Venue: Cinelândia,
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557

Time:
1pm-7pm

Dates: 6/02/2005, 7/02/2005, 8/02/2005

SCALA BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448

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

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Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

 

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:

2005 SCHEDULE

TIME
MONDAY
9 PM
Porto da Pedra
10:05 - 10:20 PM
Caprichosos
11:10 - 11:40 PM
Viradouro
12:15 - 1:00 AM
Portela
1:20 - 2:20 AM
Imperatriz
2:25 - 3:40 AM
Grande Rio
3:30 - 5:00 AM
Beija-Flor



Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -
Sambodromo  - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: At 9pm
Website: www.liesa.com.br

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP D

  •  Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta,
  •  Unidos de Vila Kennedy,
  •  Sereno de Campo Grande,
  •  Unidos de Padre Miguel,
  •  Mocidade Unida de Jacarepaguá,
  •  Unidos de Cosmos,
  •  Delírio da Zona Oeste,

 

  • Acadêmicos de Vigário Geral,
  •  Em Cima da Hora,
  •  Acadêmicos do Dendê,
  •  Paraiso da Alvorada,
  •  Boêmios de Inhaúma,
  •  Unidos de Manguinhos
  • Acadêmicos do Sossego.

 

 
Venue:
Av. Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: at 9pm
TUESDAY - February 8
2005

 

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Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

PARADE OF THE ALTERNATIVE GROUPS AFOXÉ
Av. Rio Branco - Downtown
Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Downtown
Date: Feb 8 2005

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



SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP B - Sambódromo
These schools average around 1,500 members and parade with much vigor. You can purchase tickets at the gate and enjoy first rate seats for a small fraction of the special parade price. The crowd energy is lacking but the performers will show their appreciation of your camera work
Coordenação: Associação das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - Tel.: 2596-1127

  • Unidos do Jacarezinho,
  • Império da Tijuca,
  • Estácio de Sá,
  • Leão de Nova Iguaçú,
  • Mocidade de Vicente de Carvalho,
  • Independente da Praça da Bandeira,
  • Inocentes de Belford Roxo,
  • Arranco, Lins Imperial,
  • Unidos da Ponte,
  • Boi da Ilha do Governador
  • Unidos de Lucas


Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -
Sambodromo  - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: 9pm
Dates: Feb Carnaval Tuesday

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP E
Parade Order:

  • Mocidade Independente de Inhaúma,
  • Unidos do Uraiti,
  • União de Vaz Lobo,
  • Arame de Ricardo,
  • Unidos da Vila de Santa Thereza
  •  Imperial

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

Dates: Feb 8 2005 or Shrove Tuesday aka Mardi Gras Day

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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   Venue: Praça da Apoteose - Entrance via Rua Frei Caneca - Cidade Nova From 3pm on.
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Evenings at SAMBA LAND
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
Venue: Sambódromo Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
Time: From 7pm on
Phone: (21) 2253-7676
Dates: Feb 12 2005
 
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