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riomoondayboatpartyMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again to glow in the moonlight as the Rio Moonday Boat Party returns with neon paint, drinks, DJs and a nighttime ride around Guanabara Bay.

The party boat will begin boarding at 11PM and feature 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.

The boat will then make its way around Guanabara Bay for four hours with DJs Guga Fernandez and Angola spinning the best of world music, funk, house and reggaeton.

CLUBS:

Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in May, 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. Additionally during the weekly event, Radiola Visto Rasta is playing the best of reggae roots and dub.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10- R$20 (Cash only)

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. Boarding will begin at 11PM at the Marina da Glória and 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. The boat will then make its way around Guanabara Bay for four hours with DJs Guga Fernandez and Angola spinning the best of world music, funk, house and reggaeton.
Marina da Glória – Boat boards at 11PM and departs at 12AM.
Marina da Glória– Whatssap: +55 21 99772-9338
Entrance: R$25 – R$50 (by reservation only, see site for details)

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

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
Entrance: Free

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 Marcos Novatto 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
Entrance: R$23

PUBS & BARS:

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
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
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy waffles, pancakes, BBQ, real bagels, sliders, great cakes and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

La Calaca (Leblon)
For gourmet Mexiacn food and great tequila and sangria, head to La Calaca restaurant in Leblon. They are also known for their executive lunches with one grilled main dish, three side dishes and dessert for R$32.
La Calaca – 11AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free

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