Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Live rock ‘n’ roll is back at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz on Tuesday nights with ‘Matriz Live Sessions.’ The weekly events were originally one of the first musical programs held at Casa da Matriz and 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 bands. Tonight, bands Müniz and Lisbela will perform. LIVE: Matriz Live Sessions – Banda Müniz and Lisbela (Botafogo) Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest and most well known music venues in Rio, is again presenting live rock’n’roll on Tuesday nights and tonight will showcase bands Müniz and Lisbela. Casa da Matriz – 9PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$10-R$15 CLUBS: 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 Entrance: R$20-R$30 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Grupo Semente (Lapa) Grupo Semente will bring their lively show to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight beginning at 9:30PM. Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$23 Jazz Leviano with Folakemi (Lapa) Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar and tonight the event will host special guest English singer Folakemi and her quintet. Leviano – 9PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$15 Nilze Carvalho and Camila Masiso (Centro) At 7:30PM Camila Masiso will start things off again at Centro’s Rio Scenarium. Then Nilze Carvalho will follow at 10:30PM. Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$ 25- R$40 Ginga Tropical (Catete) Exeperience Brazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight as the venue holds the Ginga Tropical theater event featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms and dancing. A tribute to Brazilian legend Carmen Miranda kicks things off followed by cabaret and an homage to famous Brazilian televison presenter Osvaldo Sargentelli. The show will continue with samba, dancing Orixás, lambada, forró, maracatu, pagode, bossa nova, funk and frevo, almost everything one needs to get a true feel for the rhythms and musical culture of Brazil in one night. Casarão Ameno Resedá– 10PM Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427 Entrance: R$100- R$160 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 Entrance: R$10 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 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: Free 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 — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.