Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Israeli composer and sax player Oded Tzur performs with his band at Sala Cecília Meireles, in Lapa, at 7:30 PM.
Blending traditional and contemporary jazz references, Tzur’s work is known as a “new type of swing”, with his two last albums presenting great reviews in Japan, South America, Europe and the United States.
The Oded Tzur quartet’s show brings a unique jazz experience, involving lots of improvisation and experimentation on the contrast between silence and sound.
Oded Tzur Quarteto (Lapa)
Israeli sax player and composer Oded Tzur and band perform in Lapa tonight. The quartet will explore the relations between traditional and contemporary jazz music, with a lot of experimentation and improvisation.
Sala Cecília Meireles – 7:30 PM
Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa – tel: (21) 2332-9223
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Baile de Viola (Lapa)
The Baile de Viola trio, composed of Bruno Reis (viola), Rodrigo Sebastian (counterbass) and Andre Silvestre (drums), presents a fine blend of ethno-jazz, MPB and forró music tonight.
La Carmelita – 8PM
Rua do Rezende, 14 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2225-5252
Entrance: FREE with voluntary contribution
Flamenco no Café do Visconde (Botafogo)
Uruguaian musician Pablo Vares presents a Flamenco guitar’s spectacle tonight in Botafogo, bringing both authentic compositions and traditional songs from the Andaluzia region.
Café do Visconde – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Ouro Preto, 47 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3546-5825
Tonight, Palaphita will host the ClubeBlack party with DJs Tirre, RV and Cereja a host of black music with current classics in addition to hip hop, R&B, funk and trap.
Palaphita Gavea – 9PM
Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$50 – R$80.
Veneno Disco Club + Brainswashed (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight, with DJs Pinet and Sal playing on the first floor while DJs from the Brainwashed party spins on the second floor. As usual, the night promises the best of indie pop, rock and classics from the 80s, 90s.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until midnight. R$30 – R$50 after midnight.
Love Boat Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the New Mariuzinn Copacabana brings a whole different style of party than its usual ones – a boat party. Price includes transfer from the venue to Marina da Gloria where the boat has a capacity of 120 people. There will be an open bar between 11pm and midnight, and a free distribution of mini pizzas. DJ Caue Campean will be spinning the best of house, electric, reggaeton, cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora, 435 – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$50 – R$80
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM on the first floor with their reinterpretations of works by Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Bládes, Ismael Rivera, Eddie Palmieri and Buena Vista Social Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)
Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host singer Nelson Felix, who will present a lively show with samba classics and authentic compositions.
Carioca da Gema –9:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular tourist hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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
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