Belo Horizonte is a cosmopolitan town with a vibrant arts scene and plenty of nightlife. Online entertainment listings are available at www.soubh.com.br, guiabh.com.br and www.uai.com.br/entretenimento.
Three football teams call Belo Horizonte home: América, Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro. The last of these plays regularly in the city's legendary Mineirão stadium, whose fame attained international proportions when it was selected as a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Buy tickets online (http://ingresso.cruzeiro.com.br) or in person at the stadium's ticket windows. Even if you don't get a chance to see a match, it's well worth touring the stadium and the attached football museum.