Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight is the first show of the band Hidden Falls, which features bar-master Sandra Mendes on vocals, Brenda Sayuri on guitar, Miguel Afonso on guitar, Flavio Chokito on bass and Henry Alqualo on drums. The band rocks everything from indie and alternative rock, to a dash of pop, noise, music and even film. Directly after the show, the gang plans to celebrate the birthday of bar-master, drink maker and lead singer Sandra Mendes. DJ Vinicius Leal will take over the musical duties during the post party festivities. Solar Botafogo is a unique space situated in the heart of Botafogo. The venue is a mix of both restaurant, bar and event space, used for shows, theater and dance events. The place is versatile, with a menu that offers more than forty labels of beer, plus delicious finger foods and more. The decor is quite original, sporting half a VW bug plus more memorabilia. BLOCOS: Bloco: Regula mas Libera (Centro) O Regula mas Libera is run by the National Petroleum Agency, which will attract an expected 800 people in the downtown neighborhood of Centro. Bloco da Pracinha – 10AM – 2PM Route: Rua Teófilo Otoni, corner with Rua da Quitanda (No Procession) Entrance: Free CLUBS: In.Box (Copacabana) The gang from Bem Brasil are starting up a new Wednesday night at the ever famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana. The night will feature a mix-up of hip hop upstairs and house downstairs, featuring DJs Haron Dufau and Dymytryus. Arrive early for two hours of free caipirinhas. Fosfobox – 11:30 PM Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women, R$25 with flyer or guest list until 12AM Show Hidden Falls + Festa Niver Sandra Mendes (Botafogo) Tonight is the first show of the band Hidden Falls, featuring Sandra Mendes, Brenda Sayuri, Miguel Afonso, Flavio Chokito and Henry Alqualo. The show will also celebrate the birthday of lead singer Sandra Mendes. We like indie and alternative rock, a dash of pop, noise, music and film Twin Peaks weird guy. Solar Botafogo – 9PM Rua General Polidoro 180, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2543-5411 Entrance: R$20- $70 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Julio Estrela (Lapa) Musician Julio Estrela, from famed performances with Grupo Pé de Molque and Paulão 7 Cordas, performs tonight with a repertoire featuring Zeca Pagodinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Chico Buarque and more. Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 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 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. 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 – 9AM 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$10 The Clover (Copacabana) Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight! The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM Av. Atlântica 3056 Loja 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.