Expat and Brazilian professionals and amateurs are encouraged to attend and give stand-up comedy a try during what promises to be a great night of laughs.
The Stand-Up Comedy events, which take place in both Rio and São Paulo, are run by Kim Levone’s production company Improbable Comedy with the help of Finnish comedian Harri Soinila. Levone was recently named one of Rio de Janeiro’s 10 most interesting gringos of 2014 by The Rio Times.
This will be the event’s fourth edition at Mab’s, an American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach, known for great food, drinks and a spectacular view. The R$20 entry fee tonight even includes a free caipirinha.
Baroni and Organograma (Botafogo)
It’s time for live rock music as the bands Baroni and Organograma perform tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz as part of the weekly Matriz Live Sessions.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
MarthaV at The Clover Irish Pub (Botafogo)
Singer-songwriter and guitarist MarthaV returns to perform live tonight at The Clover Irish Pub.
The Clover Irish Pub – 9PM
Av. Atlântica 3546, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Stand-Up Comedy in English @ Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The Stand-Up Comedy in English event returns to Mab’s in Copacabana tonight for its second show of the year in Rio.
Restaurante Mab’s – 8:30 PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: R$20, includes one free caipirinha
It’s time for the best of pop and rock as the Dobradinha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana with another summer season special edition tonight. Vezpa pizza will be distributed to those in line waiting to get in, while inside Hi-Fis will be two for one all night long. Additionally Jägermeister will be two for one until 1AM. As always, twins attending the party pay only one entry free.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Bem Brasil – The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
The Bem Brasil party returns to 00 tonight beginning at 11PM with free caipirinhas until midnight. DJs Bruno Lima and Ricardo Martins will spin the best of Latin rhythms, reggaeton, cumbia, kuduro and hip-hop and the group Bom Batuque will perform live samba. This weekly party is a great opportunity to mix and mingle in one of the chicest venues in Rio.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 7896-3242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Feel Leblon (Leblon)
The weekly Feel Leblon party is back at Sette Leblon bar and lounge tonight. Promotions include all you can drink caipirinhas until midnight and two for one beers all night long. DJs will keep the party going until 4AM as they spin the best of pop, house, reggaeton, hip-hop and more.
Sette Leblon – 11PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
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 enjoy some great live blues.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Ensaio do Bloco Carioca da Gema 2015 (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema, will host Ensaio do Bloco Carioca da Gema 2015 with this week’s special guests Moyseis Marques and Julio Estrela. Additionally, Marcos Novatto will perform live at 8PM to start the night.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz Leviano (Lapa)
Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Tonight special guest Guarajazz will perform live.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Mulato Velho and Beatriz Farias and Jhonson de Almeida (Centro)
Tonight, Jhonson de Almeida will start things off at Centro’s Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM and Mulato Velho and Beatriz Farias will follow, performing live beginning at 10:30 PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Language exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa Irish Pub, it’s time again for the Portuguese/English language exchange. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired with native Portuguese speaker at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five 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. Usually following the Language Exchange, there is live entertainment.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Check out Blue Agave for some of the best Mexican food and the best margaritas in Rio. They also stream American and European sports live.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and 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 draft beer. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
From 8PM-12AM tonight, Tony Boka is back to perform live at Mab’s. 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
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. This is another great place to watch live streaming sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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