Wednesday’s Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Pick – Tonight the sounds of improvisational free punk and experimental dark noise-jazz will fill Audio Rebel as Quintavant Qtv presents Vaso and the launch of QTV009.
Vaso features Alexander Zhemchuzhnikov on tenor sax; Cadu Tenorio on violin, amplified objects, and live sound design; Felipe Zenícola on bass and electric bass; and Paulo Dantas on soprano sax, and guitar.
Together the quartet creates radical free jazz that Clifford Allen of Tiny Mix Tapes called; “Wonderful genre-busting Brazilian free music,” adding, “Ears should be open worldwide to these important voices.”
La Paz – 2 Anos (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro begins its five-day celebration of its two-year anniversary. Resident DJs Sean Diss, πollanda and Gui Toledo and special guest Maurício Lopes will spin the best of techno. Additionally VJ Maddog will provide visuals and Junky n’ Funky Burger will be offering hamburgers during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Local Beatz (Copacabana)
The Local Beatz party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJ Haron Dufau spinning the best of hip hop, funk, and Latin rhythms. Caipifrutas will be all you can drink from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Tonight the Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz with a special Beatles edition. In addition to eight hours of singing on the first floor, DJs Mario Mamede will spin a four-hour set, 100% full of the best of the Fab Four. Two hundred kidoguinhos will be distributed throughout the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials on five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, Cuba Livre, and mojito.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Latin Party Rio (Copacabana)
The weekly Latin Party Rio returns to Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana tonight and during the party DJs Mateus, Jo, and special guests will spin the best of reggaeton, merengue, salsa, pop, house, and hits. Caipirinhas will be free until 11PM and beer will be unlimited until midnight.
Guimo’s Pub – 10PM – 4AM
Av. Nossa senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Alex Ribeiro and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Known as one of the best contemporary ukulele players, Henrique Cazes will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM. Then singer Alex Ribeiro will follow at 10:30PM with the best of classic samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Uma Noite no Zicatola (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema in Lapa will present Uma Noite no Zicatola with Pedro Paulo Malta, Alfredo Del Penho, and special guests performing live. Singer and guitarist Pedro Holanda will open the night beginning at 7:30PM.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de Samba with Rodrigo Moreira and Chinelo de Ded (Lapa)
The Leviano bar in Lapa will host a lively roda de samba with guests Rodrigo Moreira and Chinelo de Ded tonight. Additionally, DJ Márilo will spin during shows intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.
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 midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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