Wednesday
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
SHROVE TUESDAY
ASH WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY after CARNAVAL
Carnaval Queens & Muses
Blocos & Bandas
 

 

 
February 2006 Rio de Janeiro

CARNAVAL EVENT CALENDAR

The world's greatest spectacle peaks beginning on Friday February 24th when the Mayor turns over the King of Carnaval, Rei Momo for five days of making merry and misrule.
W
ith the help of this guide and its links you can discover the Rio Carnaval of the Streets. There's some 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.
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SAMBA SCHOOL REHEARSALS 2004 ||top ||
Acadêmicos da Rocinha  Champion of the Access Group in 2005, with the plot "a world without borders",   Adriane Galisteu will be batteria godmother. Established 30 of March  1988, the Acadêmicos da Rocinha  by fusing  three blocos of the community of São Conrado  together, it takes  a butterfly as symbol. Its three first carnivals had been developed by Joãosinho Thintay. However, the school oscillated between the special parade and the Access Group regularly constantly: it went up in 1996, it fell in 1997, it went up in 1998, it fell in 1999, it went up in 2000, fell in 2001, until it returns in 2006 for the hands of the carnavalesco Alex de Souza. The 2006 plot  is "Happiness Does not have Price". Colors: Blue, green and white


Salgueiro
Rua Silva Teles, 104 - Tijuca - Tels.: 2288-3065 / 2281-3134
www.salgueiro.com.br  
This school from a zone north of Rio, was established in 1953 and made its first parade in 1954 capturing the championship eight times, the last one of them in 1993. Always a strong contender In 2006, the carnavalescos Renato Lage and Márcia Lávia will take the avenue with the plot "Microcosms: What the Eyes Do not see, the Heart Feels ". Colors: Red and white
Rehearsals: Sat at 10 pm



Caprichosos de Pilares
Rua Faleiros, 1 - Pilares - Tel.: 2592-5620 Established in 1949, the Capricious ones its conquered all three lower leagues before the special with intervals of 11 years (1960, 1971 and 1982). In 2005 it was in 11ª rank, after one 14º place in 2004 and one 10º in 2003. The plot chosen by the carnavalesco Chico Spinosa is "In the Folia with the Espirito Santo, the Espirito Santo Caprichou".
Colors: Blue and white
Rehearsals: Sat, at 10 pm



Estação Primeira de Mangueira
Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1.072 - Mangueira
Tel.: 2567-4637
www.mangueira.com.br
Since its founding in 1932 Mangueria has won 18 championships, the last one being 2002. Together with Portela, it claims the invention of the enredo or story-telling compnent of the parade. Max Lopes will present "In the Waters of the Old Chico, Is born a River of Hope". Colors: Green and rose
Rehearsals: Sat at 11pm



Portela
Rua Clara Nunes, 81 – Madureira - Tel.: 2489-6440
www.gresportela.com.br
One of the oldest schools of Rio De Janeiro, the Portela was born in the Madureira neighborhood. The school is the only one who has participated in all the parades and has won 21 championships. The great history likely prevented Portela from finishing last last year after a poorly engineered float near the beginning was unable to be assembled creating havoc with the entire presentation. To forget the drama Portela presents its 2006 samba  plot "Brazil Mark Your Face and Sample for the World". Colors: Blue and white
Rehearsals: Wedns at 8pm, Fri at 9pm

Vila Isabel
The School paraded for the first time in 1947 e, since 1966, it is famous for its main composer the celebrated sambista Martinho da Vila. In 1988  the School won it only champtionship. In 2004 as champion of the 2003 Access Group parade  it in return and took 10th. In 2006, the school presents the plot "Soy Loco for America" on the Sapucaí Avenida. Colors: Blue and white
 


 

Beija-Flor
Pracinha Wallace Paes Leme, 1.025 - Nilópolis - Tel.: 2791-2866 
Three-peat champion 2003, 2004 & 2005!
2006 Enredo "Wells of Caldas Special tax on the Land's Miraculous Waters". Colors: Blue and white
Rehearsals: Thurs at 8 pm

Porto da Pedra
Rua João Silva, 84 - Porto da Pedra - São Gonçalo - Tel.: 2605-2984
www.portodapedra.com.br Shares its name with an affiliated soccer club. For 2006, the plot samba has the subject "Bendita is You enters the Women of Brazil".
Colors: Red and white
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
 The school is famous for its batteria, considered "10 note" and inventor of "paradinha". It was the Youth that also invented the figure of the Godmother of the Batteria, in 1985, with Monique Evans. The school already conquered five championships, the last one in 1996, but needs to finish in the top 5 soon to keep its status as an elite school. 2006plot "the Life that God asks" Asked for. Colors: Green and white
Rehearsals: Sat at 10pm



Acadêmicos do Grande Rio
Founded in the City of Duque de Caxias in 1988, the school made the Special group the following year. For 2006, carnavelesco Robert  Szaniecki  subject is "Amazon, the Eldorado Is Here"  Carnival. Colors: Red, green and white


Unidos da Tijuca
Av. Francisco Bicalho, 47 – Clube dos Portuários - São Cristóvão
Tels.: 2516-4053, 2233-8976
www.unidosdatijuca.com.br
Tijuca has strong ties to Portuguese traditions. The school was born December 31, 1931, in the Carioca quarter of the Tijuca, formed by fabric and cigarette factory workers. Over 60% still belong to this community. Tijuca, was runner-up in 2004 and also in 2005, The 2006 enredo "Hearing Everything that I see, Go Seeing Everything that I hear" In search of the title twice earned yet denied Colors: Blue pavão and yellow gold
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
Founded in 1959, north of Rio in bairro de Ramos. One of the most successful schools in recent years having achieved a threepeat championship in 1999, 2000 and 2001 established in 1959. carnavalesca Magalhães will be executing the motto of the "Three Musketeers queteiros" by Alexandre Dumas with a theme entitled "One For All and All for One".
Colors: Green and white
Rehearsals: Sun at 8pm



Viradouro
Av. do Contorno, 16 – Barreto - Niterói -Tel.: 2628-7840
www.viradouro.com.br
Established in 1946, the school from across the bay in Niterói joined the Rio special parade in 1991. In 1997, the Viradouro conquered the first place in the Carioca Carnival, with the carnavalesco Joãosinho Trinta. Juliana Paes is batteria queen with samba  plot of "Arquitetando Folias".
Colors: Red and white
Rehearsals: From November on
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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.

 
 
SAMBA LAND
at the Sambadrome
Terreirão do Samba

Venue: Praça Onze - Av. Presidente Vargas next to Sector 1 of the Sambadrome.
Nearby you can join the crowds watching the samba schools concentrate There's countless Carnaval vendors lining Av. Presidente Vargas  but Samba Land is only USD $8
February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 March 3-4 in 2006

CINELANDIA BALLS
The 5-day Downtown or City Centre Carnaval has become must visit during Carnaval.  Named for the subway stop and known for the square surrounded by some of Rio's most beautiful buildings. During the day the main stage has non-stop entertainment  provided by the parading groups dancing their way through. After 8pm the headliners perform.
The Rio Branco parades (Saturday Night is the big night)
tend to disperse near hear leading to a constant flow of new costumed characters.
A
traditional meeting place for Carnaval among the Cariocas. , the Cinelandia Ball, founded in 1990 has since been one of the biggest street spectacles, welcoming over 60 thousand people during the five days of the event. Carnaval’s greatest idols perform on a stage set up in front of Rio’s Municipal Chamber. The public can dance and sing to famous by-gone Carnival songs by famous artists.
Venue: Praça Floriano - Cinelândia Downtown
Time: From 8p.m. on.

Organized and promoted by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557

 

RIO BLOCOS
 WANT YOU

A survey of the
2005  Streets of
Rio  Carnaval

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ots of big pics]

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 for a simple inexpensive Carnaval experience among the native Cariocas during the 5 days of Carnaval. Take the metro

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 ||
 

 

  LEISA compiles a ranking of the top 13 samba schools based upon scores for placing in the top 10 in the last 5 years of competition with 20 points for 1st & 1 point for 10th. To the right is the scoring tabulation for 2006. Download
   

RANKING  2006     

01ª

Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

83

02ª

Estação Primeira de Mangueira

63

03ª

Acadêmicos do Grande Rio

44

04ª

Imperatriz Leopoldinense

42

05ª

Unidos da Tijuca

39

06ª

Unidos do Viradouro

39

07ª

Acadêmicos do Salgueiro

24

08ª

Mocidade Independente

24

09ª

Unidos de Vila Isabel

21

10ª

Portela

14

11ª

Império Serrano

7

12ª

Unidos do Porto da Pedra

4

13ª

Caprichosos de Pilares

1

TOTAL DE ESCOLAS NO RANKING EM 2006 - 13

RANKING  2005     

01ª

Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

90

02ª

Estação Primeira de Mangueira

65

03ª

Imperatriz Leopoldinense

60

04ª

Acadêmicos do Grande Rio

35

05ª

Unidos da Tijuca

35

06ª

Unidos do Viradouro

35

07ª

Acadêmicos do Salgueiro

34

08ª

Mocidade Independente

27

09ª

Portela

11

10ª

Império Serrano

4

11ª

Unidos do Porto da Pedra

4

12ª

Tradição

3

13ª

Caprichosos de Pilares

1

14ª

Unidos de Vila Isabel

1

TOTAL DE ESCOLAS NO RANKING EM 2005 - 14

 

CARNAVAL WEDNESDAY


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



SALGUEIRO BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448
CARNAVAL FRIDAY
5 days of Carnaval begin!
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 became the new Globaleza Girl for Rio Carnaval 2005


MAYOR'S CORONATION of CARNAVAL ROYALTY

 King Momo and his 2007 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 .

 
All Hail Rei Momo 

CARNIVAL 2006 OPENING CEREMONY
[unconfirmed] 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  2006 Parade Order:
  • 1st-Miúda da Cabuçu,
  • Corações Unidos do CIEP,
  • Inocentes da Caprichosos,
  • Estrelinha da Mocidade,
  • Mangueira do Amanhã
  • 6th-Herdeiros da Vila
  • 7th Filhos da Águia
  • Nova Geração do Estácio de Sá
  • Tijuquinha do Borel,
  • Pimpolhos da Grande Rio,
  • 11th Petizes da Penha
  • 12th Golfilhos da Guanabara e Aprendizes do Salgueiro

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
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.


 XXXII OFFICIAL COSTUME CONTEST

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 event. The contestants parade in the following categories:

  • women’s luxury and originality,
  • men’s luxury and originality,
  • women’s show costume
  • drag queen.Download


WHERE:
Centro de Convenções do Hotel Glória - Rua do Russel, 632 - Glória - Tels.: 2555-7272 - Fax: 2555-7282
Support: RIOTUR
Time:
From 7pm 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”.

For 2006, Tradico dropped to Grupo A, Vila Isabel remains with the elite Special 14 Samba Schools who make up LEISA for 2005.

 
SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP A
Coordinated by: Associação das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - Tels.: 2596-1127, 2269-3445
This parade features 9 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” percussion section. This Group has a special parade at the Sambadrome, as is the second highest ranking with the champion promoted to the Special Group next year.

Parade Order:

  • Alegria de Zona Sul,
  • Estácio de Sá,
  • Acadêmicos do Cubango,
  • Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz,
  • Renascer de Jacarepaguá,
  • São Clemente, Arranco,
  • União da Ilha do Governador,
  • Vizinha Faladeira 
  • Tradição.


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

RIO BRANCO SATURDAY PARADES

"FREVOS" CLUBS PARADE
Parade Order: Vassourinhas, Prato Misterioso, Flor do Estácio, Rio Frevo e Gavião do Mar.
Venue: Av. Rio Branco
Time: At 7pm

PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
– GROUP I

The Carnival Costumed Bands are affiliated to the Federation of Carnival “Blocos” of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The following components will be judged for all Groups: Percussion, samba, progression, costumes, opening wing, allegories 2(Groups I and II), plot, standard-bearers, choreography of the master of ceremonies and standard-bearer.

Group I Parade
Venue: Avenida Rio Branco – Downtown
Time: At 8p.m.

Parade Order: Unidos do Alto da Boa Vista, Império do Gramacho, Simpatia do Jardim Primavera, Raízes da Tijuca, Do Barriga, Flor da Primavera, Unidos do Tubiacanga, Coroado de Jacarepaguá, União da Ponte, Cometa do Bispo.


Group II Parade GROUP OF VALUATION
Venue: Estrada Intendente Magalhães - Campinho [bairro da Zona Norte]
Time: At 8 pm
Parade Order: Tigre de Bonsucesso, Luar de Prata, Mocidade Unida do Manguariba, Sorriso de Criança, Do China, Magnatas de Engenheiro Pedreira, Novo Horizonte, Falcão Dourado, Boca de Siri e Azul e Branco.

 

ATLANTIC AVENUE MAGIC BALL

 Copacabana Palace Luxury Ball

The 2006 event theme
 "The Russian Imperial Ball", is by Zeca Marques.
The music, under the coordination of Arnaldo Montel, is played by Maestro Formiga’s orchestra.

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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

Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel - Av. Atlântica, 1.702 – Copacabana - Tel.: 2548-7070
Dress: tuxedos or luxury costumes
Time: From 11pm to 4 am
Dates: CARNAVAL Saturday
Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel - Av. Atlântica, 1.702
Admission:  US$250 [R$400] per person and up, Ask your hotel for help purchasing in advance
 

CARNAVAL SUNDAY
Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE - SPECIAL GROUP - Sambódromo

Sambadromo Fast Facts

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.[more]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:
2006 SCHEDULE

TIME
SUNDAY
9 PM Salgueiro
10:05 - 10:20 PM Rocinha
11:10 - 11:40 PM Imperatriz
12:15 - 1:00 AM Caprichosos
1:20 - 2:20 AM Vila Isabel
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 9 pm


SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP C
Venue: Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 8pm
Date: Carnaval Sunday

Parade Order 2006:
  • Sereno de Campo Grande,
  • Unidos do Cabral,
  • Acadêmicos da Abolição,
  • Acadêmicos do Engenho da Rainha,
  • Unidos do Cabuçu,
  • Mocidade de Vicente de Carvalho,
  • Leão de Nova Iguaçu,
  • Acadêmico de Vigário Geral,
  • Unidos de Padre Miguel,
  •  Arrastão de Cascadura,
  • Unidos da Vila Rica,
  •  Gato de Bonsucesso,
  •  Unidos do Jacarezinho,
  • Acadêmicos da Barra da Canários das Laranjeiras.

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: Carnaval Sunday -Tuesday in 2006


SCALA BALL
Phone: (21) 2239-4448

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

CARNAVAL MONDAY
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:

TIME
MONDAY
9 PM Porto da Pedra
10:05 - 10:20 PM Mangueira
11:10 - 11:40 PM Viradouro
12:15 - 1:00 AM Mocidade
1:20 - 2:20 AM Unidos da Tijuca
2:25 - 3:40 AM Império Serrano
3:30 - 5:00 AM Portela



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


PARADE OF CARNIVAL COSTUMED BANDS

Group Of Valuation
Parade Order: Favo de Acari e Acadêmicos da Botija.
Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Dowtown
Time: At 8pm


PARADE OF CARNIVAL COSTUMED BANDS GROUP III
Venue: Avenida Rio Branco - Downtown
Time: At 10pm     2006
Parade Order:
  • Tradição Barreirense de Mesquita,
  • Chatuba de Mesquita,
  • Amizade da Água Branca,
  •  Chora na Rampa,
  • Esperança de Nova
  • Campinas,
  • Grilo de Bangu,
  • Unidos de Parada Angélica,
  •  Roda Quem Pode e Mocidade
  • Unida da Mineira.

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP D
Venue: Av. Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Time: At 7pm 2006 Parade Order: .
  • Paraiso da Alvorada,
  • Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta,
  •  União de Vaz Lobo,
  • Acadêmicos do Sossego,
  • Unidos do Anil,
  • Unidos do Sacramento,
  •  Unidos de Cosmos,
  •  Unidos do Uraiti,
  • Em Cima da Hora,
  • Arame de Ricardo,
  • Unidos de Manguinhos
  •  Acadêmicos da Barra da Tijuca,
  • Acadêmicos do Dendê
  •  Unidos da Vila Kennedy



 

CARNAVAL TUESDAY
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

    2006 Parade Order:
    • Boi da Ilha do Governador,
    • Unidos da Ponte,
    • Paraíso do Tuiuti,
    • Flôr da Mina do Andaraí,
    • Independente da Praça da Bandeira,
    • Lins Imperial,
    • Império da Tijuca,
    • União de Jacarepaguá,
    • Inocentes de Belford Roxo,
    • Difícil é o Nome,
    • Unidos de Lucas e União do Parque Curicica


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

ASH WEDNESDAY
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.
SATURDAY after ASH WEDNESDAY
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.
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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