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language exchangeTuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Every Tuesday night, the Lapa Irish Pub is hosting the Language Exchange.

Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired with native Portuguese speakers at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner.

Following the Language Exchange, there will be a session of live traditional Irish music with very special guest, Irish harpist Amy McAllister. During the session, McAllister will be joined by Kevin Shortall on banjo/guitars and Alex Navar on uilleann pipes.

LIVE:

Re:funks (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of classic funk and groove as the Re:funks perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20 (cash only)

CLUBS:

Bem Brasil – The Rio Hostels Party (Ipanema)
The Bem Brasil party will once again take place at Miroir in Ipanema tonight. It will include live samba from the band Pretensão and DJs Luciano Roffer and Haron Dufau spinning the best of hip hop, Latin rhythms, reggaeton, cumbia, and kuduro throughout the night. Promotions will include free caipirinhas from 10PM until midnight.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: R$40 +. See venue for more information.

Feel Leblon (Leblon)
The weekly Feel Leblon party is back at Sette Leblon bar and lounge tonight. Promotions include all you can drink caipirinhas until 12:30 AM and two-for-one specials on Budweiser long neck beers all night long. During the event, DLuccio and a special guest will spin the best of electronic, trap, house, indie rock, funk Carioca, hip hop, reggaeton, and samba.
Sette Leblon – 11PM – 5AM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon– Tel: 21-32981941
Entrance: R$10 – R$30 +

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MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Késía Estácio (Lapa)
Tonight singer Késia Estácio returns to perform live at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. Estácio cites influences including Elis Regina, Djavan, and Chico Buarque, among others, and tonight she will perform the best of MPB, samba, soul and pop.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Pirarucu Psicodélico (Lapa)
Tonight the band Pirarucu Psicodélico will perform the best brega, côco, salsa, rock’n’roll, and more live at Leviano bar in Lapa.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10 (Cash only)

Roda de Samba @ Trapiche Gamboa (Gamboa)
On Tuesday nights in May, Trapiche Gamboa is hosting rodas de sambas with Paulao de 7 cordas and guests.
Trapiche Gamboa – 8:30 PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$15

Renan Pereira and Leandro Fregonesi (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Leandro Fregonesi will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30 PM and the group Samba de Donanna will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and MPB including works by Clara Nunes, Tim Maia, Moraes Moreira, Vinicius de Moraes, Wilson Simonal, Jorge Ben Jor, Natiruts, Cazuza, and Seu Jorge, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

PUBS & BARS:

Language Exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the Portuguese/English Language Exchange returns to Lapa Irish Pub. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired with native Portuguese speakers at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner. It’s both a fun and educational night. Following the Language Exchange, there will be a session of live traditional Irish music
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10 to stay for the show.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English. Make sure to check out the second Blue Agave in Copacabana.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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 – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
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 Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays. This is another great place to watch live streaming sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Games Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s time to play darts, chess, and FIFA 2014 on XBOX 360, as the Lord Jim Pub hosts the weekly Games Night event tonight. Promotions include two-for-one specials on Jim’s Lager until 12AM. There will also be live rock’n’roll.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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