The cultural program on this Wednesday (25), the day Sao Paulo turns 469, is almost as long as the metropolis itself and offers good options for those on a budget.
Starting with the musical attractions prepared by the City of São Paulo, which include concerts by João Gomes, Belo, Almir Sater and Dona Onete with Gaby Amarantos in the Anhangabaú Valley — there are also shows in facilities such as the Centro Cultural São Paulo, with the presence by Nando Reis.
In addition to music, the selection with free programs also includes family activities, exhibitions, theater and even a guided tour to learn more about the history of the metropolis.
Learn about the activities that take place on St. Paul’s birthday and find out how to collect tickets when needed.
Nando Reis and Sebastiao Reis
The show traces the artist’s 40-year career with his son, Sebastião Reis. To the sound of two guitars, the musician sings hits such as “Os Cegos do Castelo”, “Por Onde Andei” and “O Segundo Sol”, among others. It takes place at 19:00.
Sao Paulo Cultural Center (Adoniran Barbosa Hall) – r. Vergueiro, 1.000, Paraíso, southeast region, tel. (11) 3397-4002. Free with tickets distributed one hour before the event at the box office.
Memories of independence
On the 25th, the Museu do Ipiranga inaugurates a temporary exhibition that discusses the prominence of the cry of Ipiranga as a milestone of Independence, recalling episodes that contributed to the break between Brazil and Portugal that took place in various parts of the country. “Memories of Independence” inaugurates a new room in the space dedicated to short-term exhibitions. It takes place from 11:00.
Ipiranga Museum – r. dos Patriotas, 20, Vila dos Patriotas, South Region. Free at the museum ticket office. Moreover info: @museudoipiranga
Beyond the 11 o’clock train
The Immigration Museum organizes 25 free activities on this day, including a series of visits to spaces that reflect the immigration culture of nations such as Lebanon, Bolivia, Spain and Italy. The program also includes a guided tour of the city from the Ipiranga neighborhood and a visit to the Consolação Cemetery to observe Italian art seen in space. It takes place from 9:30.
Immigration Museum – r. Visconde de Parnaíba, 1316, Mooca, Eastern Region, tel. (11) 2692-1866. Free with ticket collection at the box office. More information: @immigration museum
The Pernambuco singer presents a show with the repertoire of his new album, “Orgia”. In addition to the songs from the album, the presentation includes such hits as “Volta”, “Amor Marginal” and “Flutua”. It happens at 3pm.
Sesc Itaquera (orchestra box) – Grandmother. Fernando do Espírito Santo Alves de Mattos, 1.000, Itaquera, Eastern Region, tel. (11) 2523-9200. Free, no need to collect tickets in advance.
Brenda Lee and the Princess Palace
Musical winner of the Bibi Ferreira award, “Brenda Lee” is on stage at CCSP and will perform an extra session on the occasion of the anniversary of São Paulo. The montage tells the story of the creation of the first support home for people living with HIV/AIDS in Brazil. The cast includes names like Verónica Valentino and Marina Mathey, among others. It happens at 20:00. Before that, at 17:00, an evening will take place in Praça das Bibliotecas with artists interpreting works by transgender creators.
Sao Paulo Cultural Center (Sala Jardel Filho) – r. Vergueiro, 1.000, Paraíso, southeast region, tel. (11) 3397-4002. Free with ticket collection one hour before at the box office space. More info: @centroculturalsp
The collective exhibition presents works that aim to open a dialogue between poetry and imagination, with new approaches to the representation of the universe that surrounds us. It is possible to purchase the works and the amount raised will be donated to the NGO SP Invisível, which works with residents and the street and people in situations of social vulnerability.
Shopping Light – r. Mobile de Toledo Xavier, 23, República, central region, tel. (11) 3154-2299. Free.
In addition to opening the exhibition space for free, with tickets available for collection at the box office at the time of the visit, the museum also offers a series of programmes, such as a slackline workshop with world champion Alisson Ferreira, a samba-rock presentation with the band Groove 11 and a storytelling session by the Rebrincando group. It takes place from 10:00.
Football Museum – pça. Charles Miller, s/n, Pacaembu, Midwest region, tel. (11) 3664-3848. Free, with collection at the box office of the space. More info: @museudofutebol
Young guard 40 years old
Author of some of Jovem Guarda’s greatest hits, such as “Eu Daria a Minha Vida” and “Eu te Amo Even Assim”, the singer Martinha joins the singer Ary Sanches to celebrate young Sunday afternoons with a show that recalls the first forty years of the homonymous program led by Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos and Wanderléa.
Parish of the House of Culture of Ó – Largo da Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Ó, 215, Parish of Ó, northwest region, tel. (11) 3931-8266. Free, no need to collect tickets in advance.
Show lesson with Arrigo Barnabé
One of the main names behind the Vanguarda Paulista movement, the musician and composer Arrigo Barnabé gives a lecture-performance open to the public on his compositional process and handling of movement. On the occasion he will also perform songs from his main albums, including the historic “Clara Crocodilo”.
Sesc Vila Mariana – r. Pelotas, 141, Vila Mariana, South Region, tel. (11) 5080-3000. Free, with ticket collection one hour before at the box office.
Toada do Bard
The show brings together excerpts from the classic works of William Shakespeare stitched with the help of excerpts from names such as Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Belchior, Beto Guedes, as well as other unreleased excerpts. Actor Maurício Machado leads the cast formed by singers Thiago Pach and Renata Versolato, directed by Eduardo Figueiredo. Tickets are free on the 25th. It takes place at 20:30.
J. Safra Theater – r. Josef Kryss, 318 years old, why. Industrialist Tomas Edson, West Region, tel. (11) 3611-3042. Free with tickets distributed one hour in advance at the box office.
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