Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Karaoke Indie is back at Botafogo’s Casa da Martiz. This week all things Lollapalooza will be celebrated with designated karaoke sets of Soundgarden (including Audioslave), Muse and NIN songs. There will also be raffles and giveaways of band merchandise and five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi- fi, Mate-me Por Favor (Kill Me Please) and Sex on the Beach, will be double dose. Casa da Matriz is one of the oldest venues in Rio and is well known for attracting a variety of locals and visitors looking to enjoy the best of rock, anthems, and classics from all decades. CLUBS: Karaokê Indie (Botafogo) Casa da Martiz opens their doors tonight to all things Lollapalooza. Celebrating the recent festival held in São Paulo, the karaoke selections will include songs from Muse, NIN and Soundgarden. Five drinks selections will also be double dose until midnight. Casa da Matriz – 9PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$30 with name on the friend’s list until 10PM, R$35 with name on the friend’s list after 10PM; and R$40 without name on the friend’s list. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Daniel Neves (Centro) Guitarist Daniel Neves interprets the sambas of João Nogueira, Cartola, Zé Ketti, Nelson Cavaquinho and others beginning at 7:30 PM with singer Alex Ribeiro presenting his own sambas in homage to Rio’s samba schools beginning at 10:30PM. Rio Scenarium 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25 Julio Estrela (Lapa) Singer Julio Estrela continues to interpret the songs of Zeca Pagodinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Gonzaguinha, Chico Buarque, Assis Valente and Miltinho, among others, during his weekly show at Carioca da Gema tonight. Carioca da Gema – 10PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$25 PUBS & BARS: 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 – 7PM Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) American-owned Mab’s Restaurant is a great place for food and drinks and offers beautiful views with its Copacabana beachfront location. Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) It’s also Karaoke night at the Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up 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 – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: R$10 The Clover (Copacabana) Enjoy imported beers in a great environment at Copacabana’s upscale pub, The Clover. 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 — 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.