Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, the La Cueva Bar & Disco, in Copacabana, pays tribute to the 59th anniversary of legendary Michael Jackson, at 8PM.
The party includes the performances of Michael Jackson covers’ Sílvio Jackson and Rogi Sash, while VJ Robson displays the King of Pop’s best videoclips.
What’s more, there will be the release of Thriller’s 3D version and the presentation of the carnival bloc “Thriller Elétrico”.
Hurtmold (Audio Rebel)
São Paulo band Hurtmold brings an interesting blend of post-rock, jazz, American funk and MPB and electronic music to Audio Rebel tonight.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Rua Visconde da Silva, 55 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30 – R$35
Birthday Party – 59 Years of Michael Jackson (Copacabana)
La Cueva Bar will host a tribute party to the King of Pop tonight, including Michael Jackson cover performances, a carnival bloc and the release of the 3D version of “Thriller”.
La Cueva Bar & Disco – 8PM
Rua Miguel Lemos, 51 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-1364
Entrance: R$20 – R$25 – people dressed up as zoombies/monsters do not pay entrance.
Marina Íris (Lapa)
Carioca musician Marina Ìris returns to Lapa tonight, mixing choro, samba, jazz and MBP in a live jam session at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Sambotica (Cosme Velho)
Group Sambotica will present the best of samba and chorinho music in this outdoor show, taking place in one of the most charming spots in Cosme Velho.
Espaço Botica – 3PM
Largo do Boticário – Cosme Velho
André Grabois & João Brasileiro (Botafogo)
The voice and guitar duo presents a show inspired in the poetry of Brazil’s Northeast music.
Etnohaus – 7PM
Rua das Palmeiras, 26 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 4107-8406
Entrance: suggested contribution of R$20
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Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos and watching the sunset at Bar Urca is a regular pastime in Rio de Janeiro. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
A cuban themed bar in Copacabana, Mais que Nada serves good tapas-style meals, cold beers and an excellent selection of cocktails and shots. Tonight, they will host the after-beach party. Promotions will include double shots on caipirinhas, caipivodkas and mojitos until 12AM.
Mais que Nada – 9PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: See venue for details.
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the international crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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