A 'can't miss' stalwart in São Paulo's live samba scene, Vila do Samba – named as such due to its location inside a charming set of townhouse villas – is worth a trip to the northern district of Casa Verde, which is…
This extraordinary 1100-seat theater in the jungle was inaugerated in 2016 as part of Ilhabela's new Centro Cultural Baía dos Vermelhos. It hosts the annual Festival de Vermelhos in September: a two-day music, perfo…
Hands down one of the best places to see live music in the world, this intimate bar inside the Hotel Fasano recalls pre-war Milan and attracts top jazz and popular Brazilian musicians who normally play far larger ve…
Operas, classical ballets and symphonic music are held in São Paulo’s most ornate theater.
One of the best spots in town for live samba, chorinho and pagode (popular samba music).
Excellent classical-music venue in a refurbished 1925, neoclassical train station Estação Júlio Prestes. A suspended adjustable ceiling ensures maximum acoustics that can be tailored by performance.
Inaugurated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the home stadium of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista sits well-outside central São Paulo but is reachable by the end of the metro red line at Corinthians-Itaquera.
One of the top spots for live jazz and blues in Sampa, Bourbon Street has hosted the likes of BB King and Ray Charles. There's also occasional Sunday night salsa.
In addition to being the home stadium of Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, this multi-purpose stadium also hosts mega concerts and other events.
Estádio do Morumbi hosts everything from rival-heavy football (soccer) matches (it's the home ground of São Paulo FC) to U2 concerts.