Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – For over thirty years, Madonna has lit up stages all around the world with her lively pop sounds and sultry dance moves. This Sunday, her MDNA tour will hit Rio at the Parque dos Atletas, which will hold the inaugural Olympic show in 2016. Madonna is a singer, songwriter, actress, director, dancer, and entrepreneur. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. With more number one hits than one can count, her explosive and controversial shows always ignite the fire of any city they are in. After Rio, she will take the show all across Brazil and South America. LIVE: Madonna- MDNA Tour (Barra da Tijuca) Madonna returns to Rio for her 3rd time to present her MDNA tour, this time rocking the stage at Parque dos Atletas, the venue primed for the kick off of the Olympic games here in Rio. The queen of pop needs no description, however ticket prices are pretty impressive, so if you are planning on purchasing, now is the time. Parque dos Atletas– 8PM Av. Salvador Allende – Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 4003-5588 Entrance: Tickets range from R$200 to R$850 CLUBS: Café Del Mar (Copacabana) This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in a laid back 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: Check with venue Meza Bar (Humaitá) Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location. Meza Bar – 9PM R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951 Entrance: R$15 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Rogê (Lapa) His main inspiration for both writing, and to perform, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing, in addition to the natural warmth of our country, especially the warmth of our people. Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 Roda de Forró Lapa) Anyone who likes reggae and forro 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. Enjoy all your favorite NFL programming. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM —– 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.