Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Live rock ‘n’ roll is back and going strong at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz on Tuesday nights with ‘Matriz Live Sessions.’ The weekly events were originally one of the first musical programs held at Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest music venues in Rio, and now they are back to help bring some rock’n’roll to a usually somewhat inactive weeknight. The event’s popularity is growing as each Tuesday they host new up-and-coming rock acts and bands. Tonight, the four-piece band Drenna Rock, fronted by female vocalist Drenna and the five-piece band, Banherio Azul, known for their blend of rock mixed with blues, rockabilly and psychedelic rock, will perform for this week’s Matriz Live Sessions. LIVE: Matriz Live Sessions – Drenna Rock and Banheiro Azul (Botafogo) Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest and most well known music venues in Rio, is again presenting live rock’n’roll on Tuesday nights to help showcase new bands and add a little kick to a usually not so lively night of the week. Tonight, Drenna Rock and Banheiro Azul will perform. Casa da Matriz – 9PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$10-R$15 CLUBS: Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea) Two hours of free caipirinhas, plus live samba and house DJs, equals a great night out for locals and travelers alike. It’s a weekly opportunity to mix and mingle in one of the chicest venues in Rio. 00 – 10PM Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242 Entrance: R$25 before midnight Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema) Tuesday nights are all about blues at Ipanema’s Barzin. The venue with its sophisticated atmosphere, great service and variety of drinks is the perfect place to relax and soak up the smooth and soulful sounds of the blues. Barzin – 11PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809 Entrance: R$20-R$30 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Gallotti – Carioca, Samba e Futebol (Lapa) Tonight at Carioca da Gema it’s all about samba and soccer as musicians play live to celebrate the beautiful game. Carioca da Gema – 9PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$23 Jazz Leviano with Os Coringas (Lapa) Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar and tonight the venue hosts the group Os Coringas. Leviano – 9PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$15 Léo Russo and Bossa do Samba (Centro) At 7:30PM Bossa do Samba will start things off at Centro’s Rio Scenarium. Then singer-songwriter Léo Russo will follow at 10:30PM. Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$ 25- R$40 PUBS & BARS: Language exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) It’s Portuguese/English language exchange night at the Lapa Irish Pub. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired up with native Portuguese speaker at tables. The pairs will then speak English for 5 minutes followed by Portuguese for 5 minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner. It’s both fun and educational and the R$10 entrance cost includes free food. Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 The Clover (Copacabana) Go to Copacabana’s The Clover to enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub, including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight! The Clover Irish Pub –7PM Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema) The oldest pub in Rio is well known for its live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one Chopps. Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881 Entrance: Free Blue Agave (Copacabna) Check out Blue Agave for some of the best Mexican food and the best margaritas in Rio. They also play live American and European sports. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2235-0747 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) This 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 Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM 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.