Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rogê is back at Carioca da Gema for his weekly show of samba-rock. His steady performances have earned the respect of music lovers and critics alike in Rio. His mixture of classic Brazilian music fused with an upbeat rock variation sets him apart. A student of music, Rogê began attending classes to understand harmony and musical perception. He then learned to play guitar, and increasingly felt driven by the sounds, rhythms and lyrics of Brazilian music. Rogê has worked and performed with some of the top names in Brazil, such as João Bosco, Bezerra da Silva, Luis Melodia, Arlindo Cruz, Marcelo Falcão Marcelo D2, Toni Garrido and Moraes Moreira to name a few. His samba sounds set the tone, but he shows influences from swing, reggae and rock. CLUBS: Duo (Gávea) End your weekends right with Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). This long-standing party rocks house music until the morning hours so you can wind down in true form before returning to the daily grind. 00 – 10PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$30 Café Del Mar (Copacabana) This lounge-like venue sits on one of the most famous beaches in the world while serving tapas in a gorgeous ambiance overlooking the ocean. Café Del Mar is known for keeping the beaches of Copa alive, even on a Sunday. Café Del Mar – 5PM Av Atlântica, 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658 Entrance: Free MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Rogê (Lapa) His main inspiration for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing the natural warmth of the city, and specifically the warmth of its people. Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 Roda de Forró Lapa) Anyone who likes reggae and forró do not want to miss the next “Roda de Forró,” which continues this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca. Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468 Entrance: R$20 PUBS & BARS: Bar Urca (Urca) If you have never have 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 establishment has been a hit since 1939. Bar Urca – 11AM Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744 Entrance: Free Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM 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 Saturday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free —– To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.