Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick– Rio Scenarium is a venue in the heart of Lapa, the bohemian downtown Rio neighborhood. It owes much of its success to great live Brazilian music and one of the most unusual and attractive ambiances in Rio de Janeiro. The laidback bar and casa de shows attracts a mix of locals and foreigners. With three floors of intriguing decor and unforgettable vintage antiques, this popular nighttime hot spot hosts some of the best samba, forró, mpb, pagode and more live. Arrive early to eat dinner and drinks as the space quickly fills up. Tonight special guest Thais Macedo heats up the floor as one of the new rising stars of the samba world. Thais combines a beautiful repertoire of old classics and new hits to bring the audience on a percussive journey through samba and musica Brasileira. 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 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: 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 Thais Macedo (Lapa) Thais Macedo has earned the reputation as one of the rising new stars of the new generation of samba. She has not only a beautiful voice, but charisma and swagger on the stage. Her repertoire consists of classic and new samba hits. Rio Scenarium – 10:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without PUBS & BARS: Mekong (Leblon) The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker. Tonight Mary is joined by Botafogo Social DJ, Tee Cardaci. Mekong – 7PM Rua General Urquiza, 188A – Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. 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. On 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: R$15 — 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.