Frevo Prato Misterioso will start things off at 10AM and Bloco do Rock will start at the same time at Praça XV. Bloco Te Vejo Por Dentro will also start at 10AM.
Tamborim Sensação will start at Esquina da Rua do Mercado at 12PM. Vem Cá Minha Flor and Enxota que eu vou will both start at 2PM.
Then Cordão do Prata Perta and Cordão do Boi Tolo will both start at 3PM followed by Bloco das Trepadeiras.
Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight, the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo with Federico Haffner performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs will spin the best of Brazilian music, pop, and classic rock during show intervals.
Gilda – 4PM – 11PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Abertura do Carnaval Não Oficial 2016 (Centro)
The Abertura do Carnaval Não Oficial 2016 (the unofficial opening of Carnival 2016) will take place in Praça XV in Centro today. Frevo Prato Misterioso will start things off at 10AM and Bloco do Rock will start at the same time at Praça XV. Bloco Te Vejo Por Dentro will also start at 10AM. Tamborim Sensação will start at Esquina da Rua do Mercado at 12PM. Vem Cá Minha Flor and Enxota que eu vou will both start at 2PM. Then Cordão do Prata Perta and Cordão do Boi Tolo will both start at 3PM followed by Bloco das Trepadeiras.
Praça XV – 10AM
Praça XV – Centro
Sette Zouk (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the eighth edition of the Sette Zouk party. During the night, Thiagão, Arkkanjo, and Paloma “The Princess” will deliver the best of Zouk upstaris while DJ Floro spins the best of salsa and reggaeton downstairs. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer and caipirinhas until 11PM.
Sette Leblon – 9PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
The Soda party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs spinning on two stages and promotions including two-for-one specials on Screwdrivers for R$20 and specials on #DrinkSoda (a drink with rum, soda, and mojito syrup) for R$10 each.
Fosfobox – 9PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Sundae Tracks and VIDEOGAME (Botafogo)
The Sundae Tracks party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with DJ Melvin spinning on the first floor and DJs spinning for the VIDEOGAME party on the second floor during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas and mojitos until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight with DJ Daniel Faria spinning funk, house, hip hop and reggaeton and saxophonist Marcelo Cebukin performing live. Additionally, caipivodkas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$40 – R$70+
It’s time once again for the best of house, electro, and pop as the twelve-hour Duo party returns to Gávea’s chic 00 (Zero Zero) club. DJs Guga Rahner and Lucas Rios will start the party tonight by spinning on the deck beginning at 5PM. Then beginning at 12AM DJs Paula Pedrosa and Lis Amaral will follow, spinnning inside on the dancefloor until 5AM Monday morning.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Roda de Samba and Football with Ballet 2 Passistas (Football) (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Samba Di Buteco playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. Additionally, DJ Mukato will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 4PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20 (Cash Only)
Marcos Novatto and Band (Lapa)
Tonight Marcos Novatto and band will present the show Charme Pop Sambalanço live at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. During the night Novatto and his band will play the best of classic samba, gafieiras, Xote, and sambalanço.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
SertãoFulô, Empolga às 9 and Darcy Maravilha (Centro)
Darcy Maravilha will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with the best of sambas enredos. Carnival bloco Empolga às 9 will follow at 11PM with a live pratice in preparation for their procession during this year’s Carnival. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group SertãoFulô will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Monday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Under the arches in Lapa is a pub haven from the samba storm with live rock music and Guinness to make a world traveler feel at home.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7236
Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never been to Bar Urca on a Sunday afternoon to drink beers and eat salgados while watching the sunset, you are missing a big part of what it means to be a Carioca. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Shenanigan’s NFL Sunday (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice to watch the NFL, with all the sports games on TVs in every direction, not to mention darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 (Sun-Wed), R$25 (Thurs to Sat) after 8PM
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food – and the best margaritas – in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV, including the NFL.
Blue Agave – Noon
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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