During the weekly shows the band Sessions, led by singer-songwriter Udi Fagundes, will perform.
Get ready for the best of dub, ska, hip-hop, and reggae as the group is known for their lively reinterpretations of the works of Manu Chao, Chico Science, Jorge Benjor, and Bob Marley, among others.
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-story boat turns into a nightclub complete with top DJs and a happy hour with two for one drinks for men and free drinks for women before midnight. Once the cruise starts, there are some amazing views to take in as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding begins at 11PM, boat departs at 12:30AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Reggae @ Leviano (Lapa)
It’s time for the Reggae party with the band Sessions performing the works of Manu Chao, Chico Science, Jorge Benjor, Bob Marley as well as the best of dub, ska, hip-hop, and reggae.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10- R$20
Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal tonight, weather permitting. 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 Pedro Holanda starting off the night. 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:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 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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