July 4-14, 2013, annual GLBT film festival, at Cine Cultural Justiça Federal/ Instituto Cervantes (Av. Rio Branco 241) and other theaters. The international festival of fiction, documentary and experimental full-length films and shorts, Brazilian and foreign.
September 8, 2013, 3-10pm at Club Mix Bar, Rua do Mercado 25. Dress as a soldier or a sailor! Members of the armed forces, military police, firefighters and municipal guards are honored guests with entry discounts. Twice monthly Sunday 18+ men-only underwear/naked night, with live sex shows. See website for upcoming dates.
October 8-13, 2013, the 18th 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 14-17, 2013. 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 as announced.
November 14-21, 2013 in Rio, (November 7-17, 2013 in Sao Paulo). Festival of theater, cinema, music and literature. See website for program and venues.
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 8-11, 2014, 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.