QuickLook @ CCBU | May 17, 2016

CCBU Presents
Um programa de informação para os brasileiros residentes no Sul da Flórida,
criado pelo Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Flórida│CCBU
Sexta-feira, 20 de maio, 2016 – 8h00 às 13h00
no Auditório do Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex
Miami Dade College │Wolfson Campus. Downtown Miami

Buy Tickets here

forum brasileiro

CCBU Recommends
Q&A and Book Signing
Sergio Y., by Alexandre Vidal Porto
May 18 @ 8pm
at Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables

sergio y
A startling and inspirational work of transgender fiction by a leading figure in Brazil’s “New Urban” fiction movement.

Armando is one of the most renowned therapists in Saõ Paulo. One of his patients, a 17- year-old boy by the name of Sergio, abruptly interrupts his course of therapy after a trip to New York. Sergio’s cursory explanation to Armando is that he has finally found his own path to happiness and must pursue it.

For years, without any further news of Sergio, Armando wonders what happened to his patient. He subsequently learns that Sergio is living a happy life in New York and is now a woman, Sandra. Not long after this startling discovery, however, Armando is shocked to read about Sandra’s unexpected death. In an attempt to discover the truth about Sergio and Sandra’s life, Armando starts investigating on his own.

Sergio Y. is a unique and moving story about gender, identity, and the search for happiness.

“Sergio Y. is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time...
I gush about it to everyone I meet.”—Zoë Perry, translator of Paulo Coelho

“With Sergio Y., Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in
Brazilian contemporary literature.”—Luiz Ruffato

“Readers will find it impossible to put this book down.”—José Castello

Alexandre Vidal Porto was born in São Paulo. A career diplomat, a Harvard-trained lawyer, and a human rights activist, he writes a regular column for Folha de S. Paulo. His fiction has appeared in some of the most respected literary publications in Brazil and also abroad. Sergio Y. was the winner of the Paraná Literary Prize for best novel.

CCBU Recommends
Brazilian Duo Rose Max & Ramatis perform at Art After Dark
Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach
May 19 from 7:30-8:45pm

rosa max & ramatis

The popular Brazilian duo of singer Rose Max and guitarist Ramatis headline the May 19 Art After Dark program at Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.  Vocalist Max tours with acoustic guitar master Ramatis, delivering romantic and beautiful interpretations of bossa nova and samba classics around the world. Born in Brazil and trained by some of its greatest musicians, Max is a three-time recipient of the Brazilian Press Award for “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA.” She is complemented by the intricate stylings Ramatis, a Brazil native who has garnered attention stateside as the Brazilian Press Award winner for “Best Brazilian Musician” living in the United States. 

The weekly Art After Dark – Where Culture and Entertainment Meet – begins at 5 p.m. with a series of various activities. Max and Ramatis perform at 7:30 p.m. The night’s theme is Enchanted Evening. The schedule is as follows:

5:30 p.m. Tour: Flowers, Fruit and More: Still Life Paintings in the Collection / Galleries

5:30-8:30 p.m.  Repeat screenings of the BBC FOUR documentary Picasso: Love, Sex, and Art

6-8 p.m.   DIY: Still Life to Real Life

6:30 p.m. Tour: Mid-Century Modern Masters  / Galleries

7:30-8:45 p.m.  Music: Rose Max and Ramatis / Brazilian Romance Schwartz Theater

The Norton Museum
1451 S. Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL.,
For additional information
(561) 832-5196,or

CCBU Recommends
Neon Bull (Boi Neon)
May 20
MDC Tower Theater
Click here for more info & showtimes

neon bull

CCBU Recommends
BrazzDance Day Fundraiser
May 21 @ 8pm
Art & Design Gallery
Click here to buy tickets

brazzdance day

Inscreva o seu filme no Brazilian Film Festival de Miami 2016
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