Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rogê is back at Carioca da Gema for his weekly show of samba-rock. His frequent performances in the city have earned him 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.
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time to end your weekend with the best of house and electro-pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins early 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 Dri Toscano 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
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively up-and-coming performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de Samba and Soccer (Football) (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 Samba Di Buteco playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. DJ Mukato will also spin during the night.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
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Invasão @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for rock as Saloon 79 in Botafogo hosts the Invasão event. New bands and talents will be showcased during the night beginning at 5PM.
Saloon 79 – Opens at 4PM. Show begins at 5PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never 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
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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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