Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of pop, pop rock, and games as Fosfobox hosts a special Nintendo edition of the Gaymer Party tonight to help usher in Dia Das Crianças (Chidren’s Day) on Monday.
An extension of the São Paulo party, Gay Nerd, the Gaymer Party arrives in Rio with cosplay contests, milkshakes, and game championships. Expect Mario Bros, Pokemon, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Kirby, Banjo and Kazooie, Star Fox and more.
Additionally, DJs Bout, Millah Bass, Fabiano Moreira and Rhadamanto will spin the best of games themes, pop, pop rock, and mashups in the subsolo (basement) while the games and contests take place at the fosfobar above.
Fear Factory (Lapa)
American industrial metal band Fear Factory will perform live at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight. The group is currently toruing in support of the 20th anniversary of their album, Demanufacture. The band Marrero will open the night.
Teatro Odisséia – House opens at 6:30PM and the show is scheduled to being at 8PM.
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight, the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo. Guga Pelliccioti will perform live and DJ João Santiago will spin during the event.
Gilda – 3PM – 11:59PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
The band NomeDeFilme will perform their postpunk, alternative and shoegaze works tonight live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Paulo Metello, bassist Formigão, drummer Mario Mamede, and Fabiano Splash.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Modinha a Festa (Parque do Flamengo )
Vivo Rio will host the Modinha a Festa tonight. DJs Chu and João Rodrigo will spin, Carrossel de Emoções will perform and VJ Ratón will provide visuals.
Vivo Rio – 11PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2901
Entrance: R$50 – R$100
La Paz with Erick Jay (Centro)
It’s time again for the very best of breaks and street culture as the Breakz party returns to take over La Paz in Centro tonight. DJs Will-Ow, ReBeCa, Vinelli, Pachu, Evehiv, KingFoxx and verry special guest DJ Erick Jay will spin during the night. Ramonzin will serve as Master of Ceremonies and
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
7 Day Weekend (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host a special Hair Bangers edition of the 7 Day Weekend party. Deize Tigrona, Marginal Men, Ruxell and party residents Sal Schlaepfer will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
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. DJ Tata Thomazini will start the party around 5PM by spinning on the deck and DJs Tatah Toscano, Caio Bucker, and Leo Gattuso will follow, spinning inside throughout the night until 5AM Monday morning.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Domingo Véspera de Feriado @ Cabaret (Botafogo)
Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will celebrate the holiday’s eve with a DJ spinning the best of rock and roll all night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: FREE for women until 12AM. R$15 – R$30
It’s time for the best of pop, pop rock, and games as Fosfobox hosts a special Nintendo edition of the Gaymer Party tonight. An extension of the São Paulo party, Gay Nerd, the Gaymer Party arrrives in Rio tonight to help celebrate Dia Das Crianças (Chidren’s Day). During the night, there will be game championships. Expect Mario Bros, Pokemon, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Kirby, Banjo and Kazooie, Star Fox and more. There will be a cosplay contest and milkshakes. Additionally, DJs Bout, Millah Bass, Fabiano Moreira and Rhadamanto will spin the best of games themes, pop, pop rock, and mashups in the subsolo (basement) while the games and contests take place at the fosfobar above.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50
You Only Live Once (Botafogo)
The You Only Live Once party is back at Casa da Matriz with a special holiday editon. DJs Pilar Garcex, Ivy Nascimento, and Larissa Conforto will spin the best of indie rock on the first floor while DJs Julie de Lima and Suirá Abrahin spin the best of pop and funk on the second floor. Jello shots will be distributed throughout the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials on frozen drinks all night long.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$35 – R$50
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 Ballet 2 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)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others. Before Rogê takes the stage tonight, guitarist and singer Marcos Novatto will perform at 9PM to open the night.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Maria Filó, Empolga ás 9, and Ju Bragança (Centro)
Rio Scenarium will host a special edition tonight with singer Ju Bragança starting the night at 8PM with the best of samba. The group Empolga ás 9 will follow at 11PM with the best of funk, forró, frevo, and pop and from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Monday morning, Maria Filó will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
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.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
Tribute to Cazuza and Raul Seixas (Botafogo)
Tonight at Saloon 79, Adan Andrade and his band will pay tribute to Cazuza and Raul Seixas, performing the best of their works througout the event.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 9:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25 – R$45
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 and five Miller Lites for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Every Sunday, promotions include two for one Sol beer, caipirinha and caipivodka. Pizza Pub is also only R$10.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy burgers, hot dogs, waffles, pancakes, French toast, real bagels, buttermilk biscuits, great cakes, muffins, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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