Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Christmas might be over, but it is still time to be charitable and do your bit. This party in Fosfobox will give you a discount on the entrance fee if you bring a toy to donate to the children of the charity Raizes Em Movimento. CLUBS: Karaokê Indie (Botafogo) Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without X-Tudo (Ipanema) The term X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue features everything Brazil, including current remixes, B-sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and mpb. Galeria Café– 9PM Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250 Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without Quarta Executiva (Centro) This is an event for everyone, the quiet drinker and the party goer! Starting early at 2PM, a simple happy hour can be enjoyed followed by some loud music starting at 6PM, for those who want to stay until later. Club Mix Bar– 2PM Rua do Mercado, 25 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2523-8250 Entrance: R$70 with guest list, but prices go up the later it gets Faça Sua Parte (Copacabana) Christmas might be over, but it is still time to be charitable and do your bit. This party in Fosfobox will give you a discount on the entrance fee if you bring a toy to donate to the children of the charity Raizes Em Movimento. Fosfobox – 10pm Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$20 with a toy donation, R$30 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Pegada Brasileira (Lapa) Pegada Brasileira will liven up your night at this local joint. Lapa Na Pressão – 8PM R. Mem de Sá, 59, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507.0580 Entrance: R$15 Quarta Democrática (Lapa) Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. With artists such as Marcia Guzzo and Band, Edson Duarte, & DJ Sergio Feijó. Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889 Entrance: Women R$10 until 11PM / Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight DNA do Samba (Lapa) The group’s repertoire includes sambas as well as renowned as the wobbly Dona Ivone Lara, Candle, Noca da Portela, Nei Lopes, Sergeant Nelson, Silas de Oliveira, Martinho da Vila and many others. Mofo Lapa – 9PM Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851 Entrance: R$12 with guest list, R$15 without Unha de Gato (Lapa) Dubbed the ‘new generation of samba’ these performers will stick to classic of the genre and their own work as well. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without PUBS & BARS: Blue Agave (Ipanema) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free Restaurante Mab’s (Copacabana) The new American owned beachfront restaurant and bar in Rio de Janeiro, a great place for food or just drinks if that is your style. It attracts a mixture of locals and expats. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 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.