arts 08.10.06

Up Next [South of the Border Edition]

brazilThe House of Sand, a film by director Andrucha Waddington, stars the great Fernanda Montenegro ("Central Station") and tells the story of a mother and daughter marooned for decades in an arid patch of northern Brazil.

mexico… Rodrigo y Gabriela met when they were in a thrash metal band together, and they carry over some of that energy into their turbo-charged, utterly irresistible acoustic guitar performances. They just finished a gig at Joe's Pub, but they'll be back at SOB's on September 26th, 8pm, $20. Check them out here.

venezuela… Brothers Ronald and Morris Harrar, who own a patisserie in Caracas, opened Tisserie, 857 Bway [17th] 212.463.0850, last month, featuring their tarts, cakes, and cookies. David Rockwell did the design, which includes a coffee bar and mezzanine seating.

colombia… Born in Palmira, Colombia, Pablo Mayor's Folklore Urbano will perform two sets of original music — jazz harmonies inflected with Afro-Colombian rhythms. It takes place at midnight on Friday at Tonic, 107 Norfolk [Delancey/Rivington] 212.358.7501, $10.

costa rica… The green turtles of Tortuguero National Park, whitewater rafting, and plenty of flora and fauna are all part of this Caribbean Rain Forest tour, $1319, that includes flights, 7 hotel nights, transfers, tours, and specified meals.

argentina… This Sunday at 2pm, The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents a Tango Fiesta with dancers and vocalists celebrating the Argentine art form. It takes place in Van Cortlandt Park at the Rockwood Drive Circle. Free.

paraguay… You never miss a good book about Paraguay, right? At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay, by John Gimlette, actually is a good read, making a persuasive case for Paraguay as the oddest country on the planet.

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