Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of choro, samba and bossanova tonight as the instrumental sextet Taruira returns to start the night off at Centro’s Rio Scenarium beginning at 7:30PM.
Additionally, singer and musician Alessandra Crispin returns to deliver the best of samba and Brazilian rhythms. Well known for her appearances on the show, “The Voice Brazil,” Crispin will play beginning at 10:30PM tonight.
Copa Funk Party (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with DJs spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Event promotions include unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM to 12AM and two for one beers until midnight.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Tonight Karaokê Indie returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo featuring eight hours of singing. With thousands of songs on their menus, there is always something to sing about during this weekly party. Promotions tonight will include two for one on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-Fi, Cuba Livre and Mojito.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Alessandra Crispin and Taruira (Centro)
Tonight the instrumental sextet Taruira returns to start the night at Centro’s Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of with the best of choro, samba and bossanova. Additionally, singer and musician Alessandra Crispin is back tonight and beginning at 10:30PM, she will deliver the best of samba and Brazilian rhythms. Crispin is well known for her appearances on the show, “The Voice Brazil.”
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Nelson Felix and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at 8:30PM at Carioca da Gema and NelsonFelix follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba including his reinterpretations of works by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Elton Medeiros, João Nogueira, Baden Powell, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and Caetano Veloso, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Baile Da Tchuguderia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in February the Baile Da Tchuguderia party at Lapa’s Leviano bar is celebrating new music in Rio. Event 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 – 5PM-9PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re 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.
Irish Pub – 8PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally 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
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. – See more at: http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-nightlife-guide/wednesday-february-18-2015-nightlife-guide/#sthash.idXzt1Ia.dpuf
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
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