Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you’re looking for a free party to start off your Carnival partying season, Fundição Progresso is presenting Bloco Céu na Terra and Rio Maracatu for free! LIVE: Baile do Almeidinha (Lapa) Gafieira, bossa nova and samba. A unique project by Circo Voador. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$20 with concession, R$40 without Bloco Céu na Terra e Rio Maracatu (Lapa) The street party starts in Fundição Progresso, kicking off its Carnival season. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: Free CLUBS: Sundae Tracks (Botafogo) If you feel you haven’t partied enough this weekend, do it at Sundae Tracks! There are loads of cheap cocktails and great tracks to end your weekend with. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without Nuth (Barra da Tijuca) The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night. Nuth – 11PM Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008 Entrance: Check with venue 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 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 Technical Carnival Rehearsal (Sapucaí) Warm up for Carnival with the rehearsals of Mangueira (8PM) and Grande Rio (10PM). Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí – 8PM R Marques de Sapucaia – Centro – (21) 2546-8080 Entrance: Free 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: 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 – 7PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$25 after 8PM Blue Agave (Ipanema) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana. Blue Agave Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free Mud Bug (Copacabana) With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time. Mud Bug Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Sunday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 — 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.