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 five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and a new conversation partner.
It’s R$10 to participate and the cost includes free food. Happy Hour at the Lapa Irish Pub also lasts until 8PM with special weekly drink promotions. The language exchange is open to all levels of speakers. It’s a fun, educational event and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with native speakers of both English and Portuguese.
A Day to Remember (Lapa)
American post-hardcore rock quintet A Day to Remember will play tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Formed in 2003 in Ocala, Florida the band has released five studio albums and is well known for their songs; “If It Means A lot To You”, “All I Want”, and “Have Faith in Me”. American metal core band, Of Mice & Men, will be the opening act. Gates open at 6PM.
Circo Voador– 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
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
Matriz Live Sessions (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest and best known music venues in Rio, is again presenting live rock’n’roll on Tuesday nights. The shows have returned to help you discover new bands and to inject a little more partying into your week.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
Tuesday nights are all about the blues at Ipanema’s Barzin. The venue with its sophisticated atmosphere, great service and variety of drinks is the perfect place to get carried away with the soulful sounds of the blues.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Group Semente with singer Teresa Cristina will bring the best of samba to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight beginning at 9PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz de Portas Abertas (Lapa)
Jazz de Portas Abertas is a free weekly event at Leviano bar in Lapa. For each edition they welcome new talented musicians.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s Portuguese/English language exchange night at the Lapa Irish Pub. R$10 to participate and the cost includes free food. Happy hour at the pub also lasts until 8PM.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221.7236
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come 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
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
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
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
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 – 5PM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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