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cometaMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The group Cometa will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight.

Created by drummer Stephane San Juan, guitarist Guilherme Monteiro, and keyboardist Danilo Andrade, Cometa also features guitarist Kassin and bassiest Alberto Continentino, who compose and play instrumental themes for and with the group.

Cometa made its debut at the 2014 Nublu Jazz Festival in São Paulo.

LIVE:

Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Saúde)
It’s time for the best of samba as the weekly Roda de Samba returns tonight to Pedra do Sol tonight. Group members Rogerinho Familia, Walmir Pimentel, Pc Correa, Wando Azevedo, Juninho Silva, Peterson Vieira, and Junior Travassos host the event every Monday night, weather permitting, beginning at 6PM. The Roda de Samba or samba circle takes place on Pedra do Sal (Rock of Salt) in the Saúde neighborhood of Centro near Praça Mauá and the port. The area is historic as it’s where the first African immigrants from Bahia settled in Rio in the early 17th century and where the first Carioca samba was developed and performed by samba legends Heitor dos Prazeres, Pixinguinha, Donga and João da Bahiana. The weekly Roda de Samba events are known for their casual and easygoing atmosphere with people dancing well into the night.
Pedra do Sol – 6PM
Largo João da Baiana – Saúde
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Cometa (Botafogo)
The group Cometa returns to Audio Rebel tonight to perform live.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

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CLUBS:

Rio Boat Club (Lapa)
The one and only Rio Boat Club is back tonight. Things will get started at 11PM with happy hour. Lasting until midnight, drinks will be free for women and there will be two-for-one specials for men. The boat will then leave the Marina at 12:30AM. DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, hip hop, pop, Brazilan funk and reggaeton as the boat makes its way around the Bay with beautiful views of o Pão de Açucar, Cristo, Museu de Arte Contemporânea and the Rio-Niterói bridge.
Marina da Glória – Boarding and happy hour begins at 11PM. Boat departs at 12:30AM.
Marina Da Glória– Tel: +55(21)97921-4808 – Hilen / +55(21)9690-01721 – Vicente
Entrance: Reservations are required. See above link for more information.

Glow Party (Copacabana)
The Glow Party will take over New Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight with black lights, glow sticks, DJs and drinking games. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, cumbia, trap, reggaeton, funk, pop, and hip hop throughout the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas, Cuba Libre, and Sex on the Beach all night. Additionally, shots of tequila and vodka will be distributed throughout the party.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM – 6AM
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 1077 – Tel: (21) 2521-1952
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. Vocalist Rixxa, accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of thme Zeca Pagodinho band, will provide three hours of lively samba once again tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in March, the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting Lunes Sessions. Tonight Clandestinos, led by Udi Fagundes, once again will perform their reinterpretations of works by Manu Chao, Chico Science, Jorge Benjor, Bob Marley during the night.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

PUBS & BARS:

Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
In addition to great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema is a great place to go for live streaming national and international sports. Promotions during the night include two-for-one specials on Jim’s Lager. Happy Hour is also from 6PM to 8PM on Mondays through Friday.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM- 2AM, Football- 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$15

La Calaca (Leblon)
Thanks to new partner and chef, Gery Lopez, La Calaca in Leblon is now offering a revamped menu. Options once again include the best of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks with options including tacos, burritos, quesadilhas, corn enhanced with lemon juice, sauces made in house, Platos Fuertes, churros, and more. Lopez joins partners Marcos and Kristen Peixoto, who since Sepetember 2014, have been dedicated to offering gourmet Mexican cuisine in Rio de Janeiro.
La Calaca – 11:30AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free. Meal and drink prices vary.

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.

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