Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Alceu Valença is a Brazilian composer, writer, performer, actor, and poet. He is considered the most successful artist in achieving an aesthetic balance between traditional northeastern Brazilian music and a broad range of electronic sounds and effects from pop music.
Fans can find traces of maracatu, coco and “repentes de viola”, improvised fast-paced Brazilian folk music, in most of his songs. Alceu was able to utilize the electric guitar the electric bass, and lately even a synthesizer was added to his broad scope of musical instruments. Tonight he performs at Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
Alceu Valencia is back to Rio to launch the tour for his new album, Amigo da Arte. The show will blend Pernambuco musical styles, the most typical of Carnaval from the Northeast.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$44- R$88
Heineken Summer Stage (Gávea)
The Heineken Summer Stage is hitting all the major spots across Brazil in celebration of summer time in Brazil. Tonight, 00 is the setting and DJ Jose Roberto Mahr will be mixing up disco, indo and electro house.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue
Freak on Board (Gloria)
Nothing says summer time in Rio like a boat party around the Guanabara Bay. A great mix of open bar and food buffet, plus DJs and beautiful people make for one solid day.
Marina da Gloria – 4PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Gloria – Tel: (21) 2555-2200
Entrance: R$80- R$120
Negras Raízes (Lapa)
The all female roster with nearly 10 years of experience will interpret D. Ivone Lara, Leci Brandao, Jovelina Black Pearl, Paulinho da Viola, Jorge Aragon, Nelson Cavaquinho, Zeca Pagodinho and others.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro Antigo – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Festa Malt (Lapa)
Live music from bands and DJs on tonight at Leviano Bar, the gorgeous two story music venue situated in the heart of Lapa.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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