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rixxaMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the very best of samba as vocalist Rixxa returns to Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight.

During the night, Rixxa will perform for three lively hours while accompanied by members of the Zeca Pagodinho band.

Memebers of the band include Válter Silva on classic guitar; Márcio Almeida on cavaquinho; Ari Bispo on tan tan; Jagunço on percussion; and Silvão Silva on surdo.

LIVE:

Frank Rosaly and Ibelisse Guarda Ferragutti (Botafogo)
Tonight at Audio Rebel in Botafogo, the duo of drummer Frank Rosaly and singer Ibelisse Guarda Ferragutti will peform their experimental live sounds designs which combine Ferragutti’s voice with drums, electronic drums and other electronics.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25

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CLUBS:

Rio Boat Club (Lapa)
The one and only Rio Boat Club is back tonight and 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 12:30 AM. DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, hip hop, pop, Brazilian funk and reggation as the boat makes its way around the Bay with beautiful views of o Pão de Açucar, Cristo, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea and the Rio-Niterói bridge.
Marina da Glória – Boarding and happy hour begins at 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM.
Marina Da Glória– Tel: (21) 7872-2748 – Bem Brasil
Entrance: Reservations are required. See above link for more information.

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. The venue will come alive at 9:30 PM with vocalist Rixxa, accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band, providing three hours of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in November, the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting Lunes Sessions with the 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)

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 including NFL games with the sounds turned up on request.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

La Calaca (Leblon)
For gourmet Mexican 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 – 11:30 AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free

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, and don’t forget the NFL on the big screen.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00 PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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