An accomplished musician and songwriter, MarthaV has been honing her skills as a live performer for years. She has performed at Rio venues including Circo Voador, Teatro Odisséia, and Café Teatro Solar de Botafogo, among others.
In 2007 she released a self-titled album with her own compositions and in 2012 she released an EP entitled, Vértice. Addiltionally, she appeared on Pop Rock Acústico and Tributo ao Inêdito, volumes 2 and 3.
She is well known for her strong vocals and for her unique covers of both international and national rock, indie rock and pops hits. Tonight she will be joined by Edu Mega, to perform the best of pop rock from the 80s and 90s.
MarthaV at The Clover Irish Pub (Botafogo)
Singer-songwritier and guitarist MarthaV will peform live tonight at The Clover Irish Pub.
The Clover Irish Pub – 9PM
Av. Atlântica 3546, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Matriz Live Sessions (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.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
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
Grupo Semente and The New Talents Contest of 2014 (Lapa)
At 8PM, Fred Tavares will start off the night at Carioca da Gema and at 10PM, Grupo Semente will perform their always lively show.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz Leviano (Lapa)
Tuesday nights are all about quality live jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Jhonson de Almeida and Marcelinho Moreira (Centro)
At 7:30PM, trombonist Jhonson de Almeida will get things started at Rio Scenarium with music from his latest CD and his reinterpretations of classic works by Chico Buarque, João Donato, Geraldo Pereira, and Luiz Carlos da Vila, among others. Then at 10:30PM percussionist Marcelinho Moreira will follow with the sounds of samba.
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
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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