Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Rio Night Live will host its official launch at Bottles ‘Little club’ in Copacabana.
Entitled Cabaret Maravilhosa, the event will feature Brasil Impro, improvisational comedy; Rio Stands Up, stand up comedy with some of the best stand up comics in the city; and VENT! Telling it like it was, live Storytelling. Additionally, American illusionist William Mandell will present In Yo Face Magic.
Tonight’s launch will be the first of a weekly series that aims to bring international residents, tourists, and locals together every Monday night until July 20th for some great nights out.
Cabaret Maravilhosa – Rio Night Live official launch (Copacabana)
Rio Night Live hosts Cabaret Maravilhosa, its official launch event at Bottles ‘Little club’ in Copacabana tonight. During the event, there will be improvisational comedy, stand up comedy, live stroytelling, and a magic show.
Bottle’s Bar – Doors will open at 8PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Duvivier 37, Beco das Garrafas, Copacabana – Tel: (21)2543-2962/(21) 96800-8683
Entrance: R$30 with a caipirinha, R$20 without.
Rio Moonday Boat Party (Glória)
The Rio Moonday Boat Party is back tonight with neon paint and DJs to help you glow while dancing in the moonlight this Monday. Boarding will begin at 11PM at the Marina da Glória There will be welcome shots for guys until 11:30PM and an open bar of vodka, beer and soft drinks for girls until 12AM, when the boat departs. Then, with DJs Jo and Angola spinning best of world music, funk, house and reggaeton the boat will then make its way around Guanabara Bay for four hours.
Marina da Glória – Boat boards at 11PM and departs at 12AM.
Marina da Glória– Whatsapp: +55 21 99772-9338
Entrance: R$25 – R$50 (by reservation only, see site for details)
Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in June, the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting Lunes Sessions with band Clandestinos, led by singer-songwriter Udi Fagundes, performing their covers of works by Manu Chao, Chico Science, Jorge Benjor, and Bob Marley as well as original arrangements of the best of reggae, dub, ska, and hip-hop.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10- R$20 (Cash only)
Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Weather permitting, the famous roda de samba returns to Pedra do Sal tonight. It’s a classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight. The venue will come alive at 7:30PM with singer and guitarist Márcia Guedes starting off the night. Then at 9:30PM it’s time for three hours of live samba provided by vocalist Rixxa accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday through Friday, Happy Hour is 6PM to 8PM and Monday is half price steak night starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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