Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – O Rappa will perform tonight on stage at Fundição Progresso in Lapa. O Rappa is a multi-Latin Grammy Nominated Brazilian reggae/rock band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They combine many styles such as rock, reggae, funk, hip hop and samba. O Rappa’s songs contain sharp protests against the social problems occurring in Brazil and the members of the band themselves are supporters of numerous social projects.
The band has been releasing music since 1994, however it wasn’t until the third album, “Lado B Lado A” in 1999, that O Rappa gained widespread fame selling over 150,000 copies. The film clip for their song, “Minha Alma” was also held in high regard winning many MTV Brasil Vídeo Music Awards.
O Rappa (Lapa)
O Rappa returns to Lapa for a special show of their dubbed out reggae rock musical stylings. The band is showing off their killer sounds with their “Turnê Nunca Tem Fim” tour.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Rio’s most popular mash-up, pop hits party is on once again at the infamous Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Fernando Schlaepfer, Richard L and André Pipipi will mash-up all your favorite jams.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without
Becape is back for another edition at the popular indoor/ outdoor chic venue 00 (Zero Zero). Resident DJ Saddame is joined by Lucas Lins and Theo Black. Hip hop and house all night long.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Samba in Lapa is alive tonight at Lapa 40º with the group Samba do Carlinhos . Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women
Tutti creates a jazzy approach from their concert works repertoire, whose reinterpretations open space for instrumental improvisation. Check them out tonight at Santo Scenarium.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
PUBS & BARS:
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac ‘n’ cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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