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 bands Vital and Audionova will perform live for this week’s Matriz Live Sessions. Audionova was influenced by bands including Coldplay, Beatles, and Kings of Leon, while Vital includes Papa Roach, Velvet Revolver and Anberlin as influences for their slightly harder sound.
Matriz Live Sessions with Vital and Audionova (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo hosts Matriz Live Sessions weekly on Tuesday nights to help bring some rock’n’roll to a somewhat inactive weeknight. Tonight the bands Vital and Audionova will play.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Curta Cinema 2014
The Curta Cinema 2014 festival continues today with free screenings of over 250 films from 31 countries. The screenings are taking place throughout the city in venues including Estação Botafogo, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal (CCJF), Cinemaison and Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage. See the site below for more information about the festival and today’s screenings. Curta Cinema 2014 will run through November 12th.
Various Venues – Various screening times
Panorama Festival (Centro)
LabUni will present Laboratório Universitário at 10AM and 6PM at Oi Futuro Flamengo and the company Danza Periférico of Uruguay will present “VACíO / Solo podemos mirar los ojos de una persona a la vez” at Biblioteca Parque Estadual – Teatro at 7PM as part of the ongoing Panorama Festival 2014 23rd edition of the Panorama Festival.
Teatro Municipal Carlos Gomes – 10AM, 6PM, and 7PM
Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rua. Dois de Dezembro 63, Flamengo and Biblioteca Parque Estadual – Teatro: Av. Presidente Vargas 1.261, Centro
Entrance: R$30 (some events are free).
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Free caipirinhas from 11PM until midnight, 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
Carioca, Samba and Futebol (Lapa)
This Tuesday night at Carioca da Gema will again be all about music and soccer, as the Lapa venue will pay tribute to a different team as live samba is played beginning at 10PM. Cartola de Noel will start the night off at 8PM.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz Leviano with Bagunço (Lapa)
Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar and tonight the event will host special guest, Nova Lapa Jazz.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Bebadosamba and Daniela SpielmannTrio (Centro)
At 7:30PM, saxophonist Daniela Spielmann and her trio, also including Bilinho Teixeira on guitar and Xande Figueiredo on drums and percussion,will get things started at Rio Scenarium with their blend of choro, maracatu, samba, bossa nova and jazz. Then at 10:30PM the group Bebadosamba will deliver the best of traditional saba and choro.
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. Irish Session live music will follow the language exchange tonight
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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
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 (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
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
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
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