QuickLook @ CCBU | August 27, 2014

Film | Caipirinhas | Cooking Classes | Culture and Architecture Exhibition
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Mixology Mixer
Understanding Cachaça and how to make a perfect Caipirinha
Thursday August 28 @ 6-8pm

Presented by Leblon and the Coral Gables Museum Young Associates
(a program of the exhibition 12 Stadiums 12 Cities: Brazil 2014, World Soccer Destination)

Sign up for a fun mixology evening of Brazilian cocktails and networking. Guests become the bartenders as they're grouped into teams and experience a hands-on lesson to making the perfect caipirinha with Leblon representative Danielle Perugini. Then each team will present their original concoctions to the judges for a prize. SUSHISAMBA will be pairing drinks with delectable appetizers.

$30; $20 for Museum members
CCBU members must show their member ID in order to
receive the
discounted price of $20 for Mixology Mixer event

Gene de Souza presents
"Samba, Goal! Soccer and music in Brazil"
Thursday, September 4, 6pm-8pm

Gene de Souza

When speaking of Brazil, one immediately thinks of soccer and music. Yes, they are connected in many ways, and Gene de Souza will give an overview of how one has inspired the other over the last 100 years. From icon Pixinguinha and the birth of modern Brazilian music, the 1940's club songs of Lamartine Babo, the patriotic anthems of the 60's and 70's to the popular hits of Jorge Ben, Chico Buarque, Djavan, and how soccer stars today catapult artists to major success. In this intimate evening, guests will listen to a selection of music tracks with introductions by Gene de Souza.

Gene de Souza, a native of Rio de Janeiro, has been an active champion of Brazilian and world music in South Florida for over 15 years. After receiving a Bachelor's in International Relations from the University of Richmond, Gene came to Miami and started the award-winning Café Brasil Radio Show, Sundays at 6pm on 88.9FM WDNA. South Florida's only program 100% dedicated to Brazilian music, Café Brasil has been recognized twice by the Miami New Times "Best of Miami" awards and has also received three Brazilian International Press Awards. Since 2002, Gene is the Development Director at the Rhythm Foundation, the foremost presenter of world music in the Southeastern United States. With Rhythm Foundation, he has produced concerts with many international legends like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Manu Chao, Bebo Valdes, Paco de Lucia, Ivete Sangalo and many more. Other activities include a music column for Gazeta Brazilian News, presentations about Brazilian music and participating in the Latin Grammy Awards Brazil committee.

Museum admission rates apply.
Free for CGM and CCBU members.
CCBU members must show their member ID in order to receive
free admission to Gene de Souza event

Coral Gables Museum | 285 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-603-8067 |

HELENO Film Screening + Curator's Tour
Saturday, September 6, 1pm

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Join us for a screening of Heleno, a biographical drama of the Brazilian legendary soccer star, played by heartthrob Rodrigo Santoro at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Following the screening, cross the street to the Coral Gables Museum for a guided tour of the summer blockbuster exhibit 12 Stadiums, 12 Cities, Brazil 2014, World Soccer Destination with Adriana Sabino, guest curator and president of the Brazilian-USA Cultural Center.

Tickets Info: $11.50 and under; * Includes Museum admission and guided tour;
Tickets available starting August 1; To purchase, call (786) 385-9689 or visit

CCBU members must show their member ID in order to receive the
discounted price of $8 for the screening of Heleno;
they must purchase from the box office the day of the film with ID

Coral Gables Museum | 285 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-603-8067 |

Brazilian Cooking Class with Chef Adriana Assemany
Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm
101 Aragon Avenue

We'll explore the cuisine of Brazil this year with a series of five classes on the distinct foodie regions of this vast country. Join us for one, two or all five classes as Chef Adriana Assemany explores the exotic ingredients, techniques and flavors of each region.

Destination Brazil Part 4: North Region
Tues. September 9
7pm to 10pm.

We will learn the recipes and taste the amazing typical dishes of the North region of Brazil.

The strong native indigenous presence mixed with immigrants for various backgrounds marks the gastronomy of the North region of Brazil, considered by many, the most typical national cuisine.

Despite the Amazon roots, this region’s dishes were heavily influenced by the Portuguese immigrants, right from the onset of the colonization. Later on, during the exploration of the natural rubber, other immigrants – Lebanese, Japanese, Italians and even Brazilians from the neighboring Northeast region, who migrated during this same period -  also contributed to the local cuisine.


Appetizer: Beijú com Queijo e Castanha-do-Pará (soft tapioca shell with cheese and Brazil nuts)
Main: Caldeirada com Pirão (Fish stew served with yucca flour gravy)
Dessert: Creme de Cupuaçu com Calda de Açaí (cupuaçu cream with açaí sauce)

$75 per person | $65 for CCBU member

To register for this class call or email us:
305.443.7335 |

Special Participation:
Wines of Brazil

Quinta-feira, 11 de setembro - 11:30 a.m.

CONECTA, um encontro com troca de informações.
(almoço e palestra) - convite sera enviado.
O tema sera O Sistema Escolar em Miami-Dade:
opções e oportunidades do kindergarten ao high school.
Palestrantes: Floriana Martinez e Christopher Palacios

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rt Brazil Opening Reception & Award Presentation
Thursday, Sept 4 from 6:30-8:30pm

The culture, art and beauty of Brazil are acclaimed worldwide. In honor of Brazilian Independence Day, the second annual ArtBrazil features South Florida's most talented contemporary artists presenting works of all mediums that extol the influence of Brazil on today's international art scene. Join us for complimentary reception and award presentation celebrating this new work.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
Music. Entertainment. Refreshments. Art

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The Infinite Dimension
Fernanda Meirelles
October 2 from 7-9pm @ Wynwood Art Group

The energy at the center of Fernanda Meirelles paintings draws its roots on the infinite dimensions. They explode beyond their pictorial edges to a place only imagination can duel. Fernanda Meirelles latest series of work draw inspiration from her feelings and sometimes from the bucolic. Meirelles palette softens as she uses color to decipher her world; romantic sea greens, stormy blues, night-crawler blacks and red fire to show vivid moments and dueling thoughts as well as restless excitement.

At the heart of every painting in this series, a deliberate orange trace is splattered with a palette knife, or a brush. It re-routes the energy of the external world among the electric yellows, reds and all the lurid colors in nature.

Fernandas Meirelles’ works are fundamentally abstract, and if we were to distil these works into a single word it would be “energy”- and all the life struggles and dreams that word implies

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CCBU presented the film "Never Too Old to Meow" at the 18th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. Several members used their CCBU passes for the festival at the screening of "Never Too Old To Meow".

Top Row: 1) Marcelo Sabino & Rosane Wechsler. 2) Jorge & Luciana Ravazzi. 4) Debora Duro & Rosane Wechsler;
Middle Row: 1) Adriana Sabino & Tonia Elizabeth. 2)driana Dutra, Adriana Sabino, Claudia Dutra e Viviane Spinelli, 5)Cassia Silva
Bottom Row: 1) Tereza Valiente

EMBRATUR's President visited 12 Stadiums 12 Cities:
Brazil 2014, World Soccer Destination.

Embratur's President, Mr. Vicente Jose de Lima Neto, who was in Miami for the 18th. Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, visited the exhibition 12 Stadiums 12 Cities, Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination on Friday, August 22, with the exhibition's curator and CCBU's President, Adriana Sabino.

A note about Mr. Lima Neto's visit to the exhibition that will be at the Coral Gables Museum until September 14, was posted at the Embratur's site. Click to see more photos.

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