Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Throughout the month of November and the beginning of December, Studio RJ will be celebrating thirty years of Jazzmania, the original occupants of this now flourishing live music venue. Jazzmania has received the biggest names in Brazilian jazz music and mpb over the years as well as the new generation who have contributed their part to the history of the house.
The Jazzmania musical programming on Tuesdays at Studio RJ is still controlled by its founder, Luis Antonio Cunha, who curated the musician and producer Zé Nogueira. Since the opening of Studio RJ, in 2011, the spirit of Jazzmania returned with a diverse musical selection and the same goals to offer the public excellent exposure to high quality music. Live musicians will perform every Tuesday and Wednesday along with support from DJs Marcelinho da Lua and DJ Montano.
Jazzmania- Léo Gandelman (Arpoador)
In honor of the thirty years of Jazzmania Tuesdays and Wednesdays are jazz night at Studio RJ and will feature an array of well known musicians and artists throughout the month of November and beginning of December. Tonight is the internationally known Brazilian saxophonist Leo Gandelman.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
2 hs 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. Come see why this new event is taking Rio by storm!
00 – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Mofos is a great live venue located in the heart of 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
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of these instruments typical of the soul of Rio, the Brazilian percussion. Bernardo Aguiar and Gabriel Policarpo will be put side by side with the virtuosity of the spike extrapolating their regional origins.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
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
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV.
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 drinks.
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 London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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