November 13-16, 2014, the 19th edition, floats on Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana Beach, 2 million expected. Spring temperature in the 80's, packed beaches, low airfare + hotel prices = a good time to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa. See website for program and venues.
November 14 + 21, and December 7, 14, 21 + 28, 2014, 3-11pm at Club Mix Bar, Rua do Mercado 25. Periodic Sunday 18+ men-only underwear/naked night, with live sex shows / audience participation. February 8, 2015 Orgy at Alto Mar. See website for more upcoming dates.
November 20-23, 2014. Three-day electronic music festival, Thursday - Sunday, afternoon and night sessions. All-inclusive resort services, cool architecture, exotic/rustic Polynesian-style natural materials, giant pool, good food, full package deals. See online for more details.
December 28 -30, 2014 + January 1, 2015. DJs COSTTA, BRUNO PACHECO, GUGA RAHNER, ANDRE GARÇA, TOMMY LOVE, FELIPE LIRA, CHUS + CEBALLOS, MAYA SIMANTOV, THIERRY b2b FÁBIO CAMPOS. Program: SUN 5pm-5am Warm Up at 00 Club; MON 10am at Submarine Waterpark; TUE midnight R:EVOLUTÍON Official After Party at Platinum Club; THU Pool Party 4pm at La Isla Beach Club.
New Year's Eve each year, huge beach party in Copacabana, millions party all night at all the nightclubs and in streets all over town.
February 13-17, 2015, the most famous carnival, Friday-Fat Tuesday. Gay clubs & street parties, Banda de Ipanema, Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, Sambadrome parade, Street Band Competitions, Parades of the Samba Schools, Gay Costume Ball in Rio Scala -- & more.
July, 2015 (tentative), annual GLBT film festival, at Odeon Petrobras, Cine Cultural Justiça Federal/ Instituto Cervantes (Av. Rio Branco 241). International festival, full-length films and shorts, Brazilian and foreign, addressing gender and sexuality.