Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight singer Rogê returns to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema for his weekly samba-rock show. Rogê’s performance is always lively and the singer is increasing in popularity around the world. He returns to the city tonight after a recent appearance at the fourth annual Brasil Summerfest held in New York City, New York last month in the United States. During the festival, Michael Astor of the Associated Press called the singer “one of the most intriguing” acts during the festival. Rogê is well known for mixing classic Brazilian music and samba with rock, setting him apart from other performers. His weekly show is quickly becoming one event not to be missed on Sunday nights. CLUBS: Duo (Gávea) End your weekend with house and electro pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins at 5PM and continues in the chic indoor/outdoor venue until 5AM. Things usually get started on the outdoor deck with DJs Fabiano Pax and Marcia Bertonni and then gradually shift inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and DJ Dri Toscano usually spin. The weekly event is also known to host special guest DJs. 00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$30 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Roda de Samba, Soccer (Football) and Ballet 2 (Lapa) Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Ballet 2 playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. Leviano – 5PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$10-R$20 Rogê (Lapa) It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns to Lapa’s Carioca de Gema to perform his own lively compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Jorge Benjor, and Djavan, among others. Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$23 Ginga Tropical (Catete) Exeperience Brazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight as the venue holds the Ginga Tropical theater event featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms and dancing. A tribute to Brazilian legend Carmen Miranda kicks things off followed by cabaret and an homage to famous Brazilian televison presenter Osvaldo Sargentelli. The show will continue with samba, dancing Orixás, lambada, forró, maracatu, pagode, bossa nova, funk and frevo, almost everything one needs to get a true feel for the rhythms and musical culture of Brazil in one night. Casarão Ameno Resedá– 10PM Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427 Entrance: R$100- R$160 PUBS & BARS: The Clover (Copacabana) Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight! The Clover Irish Pub –7PM Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free 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 simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939. Bar Urca – 11AM Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM 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.