Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Roda de Forró offers the best in top quality forró music and reggae, bringing the perfect way to wind down the weekend. This special Sunday night staple has been ongoing at Centro Cultural Carioca for years now, featuring the forró and reggae styles of the northeast. Forró encompasses a number of Northeastern Brazilian dances as well as a number of different musical genres which accompany these dances, including reggae. The genre has gained widespread popularity in most of Brazil and is continually growing in popularity outside Brazil. Tonight you will see the fun and energy that keeps this popular style alive, at one of the longest running “rodas” in Rio. CLUBS: FBI- Festival de Bandas Independentes (Glória) Demanding quality music in Rio de Janeiro, FBI was formed, celebrating music, art and poetry. Warming the party up will be DJ Mask followed by bands LA Bela, Memória Zero, Jupter, School Spirit and more. Espaco Marun – 11PM Rua do Catete, 124 – Glória – Tel: (21) 2558-3431 Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$25 without 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 Roda de Forró (Centro) 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 – Centro – 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 here as well. 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.