October 17-30, 2019. In its 43-year-history, the festival has outgrown the MASP museum to become a large-scale event throughout the city of São Paulo. Today, the two week Mostra screens more than 300 films a year at 19 screening venues around the city; the main gateway in Brazil to world cinema.
October 17, 18, 27, 30, 2019, four venues/ various times. The SF Gay Men’s Chorus tour of the US Deep South. Over 300 singers travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the Selma bridge, performing in churches, community centers and concert halls, hoping to unite a divided America; setting aside faith, politics, sexual identity using the power of music.
October 19-28, 2019. Patrick, 20 years old, lives with his older boyfriend in Paris. He discovers his childhood name was Mario, and disappeared when 8 years old. His Parisian life of promiscuity, parties and drugs conflicts with the new circumstances he finds in rural Portugal, feeling forced to reconnect with his birth family, who had been devestated by his disappearance.
October 19 + 26, 2019, 11:30pm at Rua Guaicurus, 324, Lapa, São Paulo. Circuit party dance nights by The Week with: Oct 19th w/ Renato Cecin, Felipe Lira (Bday), Zambianco, Paulo Pacheco, Paulo Agulhari, Morais, and Denis Ruiz; Oct 26th w/ Alexandre Miron, Paulo Pacheco, Fabio Marx, Breno Barreto, Julian Gil, Vlad, and Ady Saback.
October 19, 2019, midnight-10am. After 4 years every month in São Paulo, several times in Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Berlin and Amsterdam - the fetish party continues. No mandatory dress code, but ANYONE WHO enters in "completely nothing" is VIP AT ALL NIGHT! Trans people and drag queens also ENTER free all night!
October 20-28, 2019. Awkward teen Adam visiting his older sister Casey in New York after his high school junior year, envisions meeting a girl. But Casey introduces him to Brooklyn’s queer scene. There he falls for Gillian, a smart, beautiful young woman who assumes he is trans. Flummoxed but enamored, he haplessly goes with the assumption, ill-equipped to navigate the territory.
October 23, 24, 26, 2019, at three screening venues, various times. The revolutionary Indianara fights alongside her group for the survival of transgender people in Brazil. Faced with the attacks from her own political party and totalitarian advances in her country, she consolidates her forces and sets out for one last act of resistance.
October 24-29, 2019, various. The 40-year-old married father of 2 wonderful children, Pablo is an evangelical Christian whose perfect traditional life cracks when he falls in love with a man, in conflict with his beliefs. Liife becomes a hell of intolerance as family and church decide to do whatever it takes to “cure him”, forcing Pablo to suppress his urges through therapy.
October 25, 26, 29, 2019, three venues, various times. Alice Junior, a trans teenager with a video channel on YouTube, needs to move with her father to a small and conservative town in the South of Brazil. She starts at a school that seems to have stopped in time, so needs to fight prejudice and trying to get what she mos wantst: to give her first kiss.
October 25, 2019, 8:40pm. Artist, transvestie, cook, prison inmate and adopted father of seven; most of his life a Rio street bohemian, in 1932 Lapa, João Francisco’s dream to be a stage star became a reality. With his circle of friends, portraying his day-to-day life and a crucial moment, immediately prior to the advent of Madam Satan (from a 1930 Cecil B. de Mille film).
October 30, 2019, 3:30pm, at Auditório do CineSesc, rua Augusta, 2075. This hybrid Dutch/American/Egyptian animated documentary and VR game brings the gripping, true love story of an Egyptian lesbian couple, who escape Cairo to seek asylum and acceptance in the Netherlands.
November 1, 2019, 11pm-6am. A Halloween/ 5-year anniversary party of magical creatures, woods, witches, goblins, unicorns, and the elfen Potyguara Bardo in performance. Shows/ drag/ costume dance w/ Drags Club (Vera Ronzella, TheLores, Mercedez Volcano), Alexia Twister, Leyllah Diva Black, and Haus of Xandon + MC Tiffany Bradshaw.
November 1, 2019, midnight-7am. ZIGduplex loves pop culture! This halloween honors one of life's favorite movies, Rocky Horror Picture Show - shown during the party! Kim Petras will play only the witches of the music we love. Halloween for all the scary, light-hearted sisters + Creatures of the Night! FREE if you put your name on the event wall.
November 2, 2019, 6pm-midnight. Free Centro Histórico event combining the Mexican Day of the Dead with the North American Halloween tradition of All Saints Day eve - with costumes, food, sweets and pumpkins and participation by SP nightclubs: Clube Jerome, D. Edge, The Week, Beco 203 and Estúdio Bixiga, with stages along Rua XV de Novembro - The Week at Rua Anchieta.
November 8, 2019, midnight-7am. An 18+ party tribute to pop culture with all the hymns, hits, divas, and significant moments. Featuring GWEN STEFANI + NO DOUBT. Free if you put your name on the event wall.
June 14, 2020, 10am-6pm. 4.5 million people are expected for a Sunday Pride March, the largest of its kind on the planet, along Avenida Paulista, from 12 noon, then taking Rua da Consolacao, and ending up at Praça Rooselvelt, Downtown Sao Paulo, finishing at around 10pm. Also: an LGBT Cultural Fair + big parties around town. See more details on their website: