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Banda do Mar Night 2Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Banda do Mar returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight after performing a sold-out show on Saturday, October 11th.

Consisting of Brazilians Marcelo Camelo and Mallu Magalhães and Portuguese drummer Fred Ferreira, Banda do Mar is a Brazilian/Portuguese indie super group.

Ferreira made a name for himself on the scene through his impressive drumming, while Magalhães is well known for her solo work as a vocalist and Camelo built a solid fan base through his contributions to pop and rock with the Brazilian band Los Hermanos.

Together the trio began to generate buzz earlier this year with the release of two songs, “Hey Nana” and “Mais Ninguem,” before the official release of their self-titled debut album on September 2nd.

For those interested in some of the freshest new music in Brazil, tonight’s show is not to be missed.


Banda do Mar (Lapa)
Tonight the Brazilian group, Banda do Mar, plays the second of two shows at Lapa’s Circo Voador.
Circo Voador– Gates open at 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Samba da Praia (Lagoa)
Tonight, Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts Samba da Praia with Além do Normal, Sambalegria, Rapha de Luca, Daniel Faria, and D-Ryder. Promotions include two for one Budweiser and Smirnoff Ice all night. Additionally, caipirinhas are free for women until 11PM.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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 shifts inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and 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

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Rogê (Lapa)
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 – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

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 – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20


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


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