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Joáo DonatoWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight famous Brazilian jazz and bossa nova pianist João Donato celebrates his 80th birthday at Lapa’s Circo Voador.

Joining Donato to celebrate will be very special guests BNegão, Caetano Veloso, Donatinho, Jaques Morelenbaum, Kassin, Leny Andrade, Luisa Maita, Luiz Melodia, Marcos Valle, Mihay, Paula Morelenbaum, Shaneihu (Yawanawá) and Wanda Sá. DJ Marcelinho da Lua will also spin during the party.

Donato, well known for his work with greats including Tom Jobim, João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, among others, will also present his latest CD entitled, Live Jazz In Rio, during the event.

LIVE:

João Donato 80th Birthday (Lapa)
João Donato will celebrate his 80th birthday tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador by performing live with very special guests. Donato will also present his latest CD, entitled, Live Jazz In Rio.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80

CLUBS:

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
It’s time again to sing your heart out at Karaokê Indie night in Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Five drinks will be double dose (two for one) to help you loosen up to belt out your favorite tunes.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$30

In.Box (Copacabana)
DJs Haron Dufau, Dynytrus and Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosfobox as part of the weekly In.Box party. Arrive early for unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM-12AM and stay for two for one beers in one of Rio’s most popular clubs.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Afroreggae (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night in August, Afroreggae continues, with AR21, to bring the best of MPB, pop rock and reggae to Lapa’s Leviano bar. With their strong percussion, it’s always a lively show.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

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

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Marina Iris and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema at 8PM. Singer Marina Iris will follow at 10PM with her reinterpretations of the works of Assis Valente and Batatinha, among others. Now is a great time to see the singer live as she is scheduled to release her first album later this year.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Fulia du Pimenta and Bossa do Samba (Centro)
The group Bossa do Samba will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM and Fulia du Pimenta 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

PUBS & BARS:

RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at 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 – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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 – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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 – 6PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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