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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

tandemWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The TANDEM Language exchage returns to the Blue Agave restaurant and bar in Copacabana tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables.

The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. There will also be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.

The events are produced by REI Rio (Rede de Estudantes de Intercâmbio – Rio de Janeiro) and are a great way to meet new people, learn new languages and to help others learn.

CLUBS:

Copa Funk Party (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party is back at Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with DJs spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Event promotions include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
The popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight and continues to celebrate the mid-season. Shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed during the night and promotions will include two for one specials on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, cuba libre and mojito.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Lu Fogaça and Trio (Gamboa)
Tonight at Trapiche Gamboa it’s time for a roda de samba with Brazilian singer-songwriter Lu Fogaça and his trio. The group will blend modern music with samba, forró and MPB. They are well known for their reinterpretations of works by João Nogueira, João Bosco, Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque and Luiz Melodia, among others.
Trapiche Gamboa – House opens at 6:30PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$16

Nilze Carvalho and Marcia Lima (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer-songwriter Marcia Lima will start off the night at Rio Scenarium by performing the best of classic samba and MPB. Singer-songwriter and bandolinist Nilze Carvalho will follow at 10:30PM with more samba classics.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Marcelle Motta and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will start things off tonight at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and singer Marcelle Motta will follow at 9:30PM with her powerful repertoire of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Baile Da Tchuguderia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in April, the Baile Da Tchuguderia party at Lapa’s Leviano bar is celebrating new music in Rio. Every week Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa, of the band Gabriel Pensador, will play live and welcome a special guest. DJ Chicote will also spin during the night.
Leviano –9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

PUBS & BARS:

RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

TANDEM – Language Exchange Meeting (Copacabana)
The TANDEM Language exchange will take place at Blue Agave Copa tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables. The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. There will also be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
Blue Agave Copa – 7:30PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: See venue for details.

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 8:30AM to 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong.
Mekong
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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