Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The second edition of the Blues Festival begins at Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight and its a festival not to be missed by blues fans in Rio. Tonight guitarist Maurício Sahady will kick off the festival with Gil Eduardo on percussion and Ugo Perrota on bass. Special guest São Paulo native, Giba Byblos will be on guitar. After years of experience with clubs and concerts both within Brazil and abroad, Bernard Fuerth opened Bar do B in 1996. Hosting the bi-weekly blues nights every Monday and Thursday for over five years, Fuerth built up a name for Bar do B. Over the years the venue has hosted many popular active musicians in the Brazilian and international blues scene including; Blues Etílicos; Álamo Leal; Americans J.J. Jackson and Russell Thomas, Jr.; and Spanish harmonica player Quique Gomez, among multiple others. Last year Fuerth asked Cesar Lago, bassist for Rio blues trio Beale Street, to program a week-long Blues Festival. What resulted went over so well that the festival returns stronger this year. Lago now also has a co-programmer Claudio Bedran, bassist for Blues Etílicos. The festival will run through Saturday, May 31st, and promises to be six nights of the best live blues you will find in Rio de Janeiro. LIVE: Blues Festival with Maurício Sahady (Laranjeiras) The second edition of the Blues Festival begins at Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight with guitarist Maurício Sahady hosting, Gil Eduardo on percussion and Ugo Perrota on bass. Special guest São Paulo native, Giba Byblos will also bring his guitar for a night that is not missed for fans of blues in the city .Bar do B – Doors open 8PM and show is scheduled to begin at 9PM. Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792 Entrance: R$25 CLUBS: Digital Dubs e Convidados(Lapa) Lapa’s Leviano bar will fill with the sounds of reggae, roots, dub, rocksteady, ska and dancehall tonight as it hosts the weekly Digital Dubs e Convidados party. Leviano – 9PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20-R$30 Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória) A two-floor boat turns night club with top DJs and breathtaking scenery. Happy hour with free drinks before midnight and amazing views as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay. Marina da Glória – boarding from 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748 Entrance: R$60 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Pedra do Sal (Gamboa) Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. 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 Rixxas (Lapa) For more dancing and singing head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight as the venue will come alive with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Vocalist and guitarist Bruno Brito will start off the night at 8PM. Carioca da Gema – 10PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$23 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. Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM 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 beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free The Clover (Copacabana) Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment. The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.