Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Ziggy Marley is a five-time Grammy winner, musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, who has established his presence on the public stage for over a quarter century. His newest release, Ziggy Marley in Concert is a collection of live recordings from his 2012 Wild and Free World Tour. The album continues to convey his message of love, freedom, hope and challenge.
Live versions of classic Bob Marley tracks “War” and “Is This Love” also appear on the album as well as Ziggy’s hits “Tomorrow People” and “True To Myself.” Tonight Ziggy will perform in Lapa at Fundição Progresso.
Ziggy Marley (Lapa)
Son of legendary reggae master and peace activist Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley arrives in Rio to promote his new live album, Ziggy Marley in Concert. It is a collection of live recordings from his Wild and Free World Tour 2012.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at Studio RJ. Vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres played well.
Studio RJ – 12PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free until midnight, R$10 after with guest list
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hours of free caipirinhas, live samba plus house and hip-hop DJs. The perfect mix of locals and travelers at one of the best venues Rio has to offer.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel França, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Mofos is a great live venue located in the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Come get your dose of Brazilian samba, live mpb or choro.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without
Paulão 7 Cordas & Grupo Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Paulão 7 Cordas & Grupo Pé de Moleque present a show highlighting the diversity of Brazil’s music culture, including styles of choro, baião, frevo and maxixe.
Sublime Relicário – 9PM
Rua Gomes Freire, 773 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-9824
PUBS & BARS:
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. Catch all your favorite NFL programming here.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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 Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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 Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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