Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s a special Beatles themed edition of the weekly Karaokê Indie party tonight at Casa da Matriz. Go and celebrate Beatlemania with special “Fab Four” givewaways. Five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, mate-me por favor and sex on the beach, will be two for one until midnight. DJ Mario Mamede will also spin a set of all the best Beatles tunes on the second floor of the comfy and familiar feeling venue in Botafogo tonight. CLUBS: Karaokê Indie (Botafogo) A special Beatles themed edition of Karaokê Indie starts tonight at 9PM at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Beatles givewaways and two for one drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, mate-me por favor and sex on the beach, until midnight. Casa da Matriz – 9PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$30-40 In.Box (Copacabana) DJs Haron Dufau, Dynytrus and Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosobox 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$30-R$60 Afroreggae (Lapa) Every Wednesday night it’s time for MPB, pop rock and reggae with Afroreggae night at Lapa’s Leviano bar. With their strong percussion, it’s always a lively show. Leviano – 8PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$10-R$15 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Ginga Tropical (Catete) Exeperience Brazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight. Throughout the month of July on Wednesday and Sunday nights (with the exception of Wednesday, July 16th and Sunday, July 13th), the venue will hold Ginga Tropical theater events featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms and dancing. A tribute to Brazilian legend Carmen Miranda kicks things off followed by cabaret and an homage to famous Brazilian televison presenter Osvaldo Sargentelli. The show will continue with samba, dancing Orixás, lambada, forró, maracatu, pagode, bossa nova, funk and frevo, almost everything one needs to get a true feel for the rhythms and musical culture of Brazil in one night. Casarão Ameno Resedá– 10PM Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427 Entrance: R$100- R$160 Julio Estrela and Pedro Holanda (Lapa) At 8PM, vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start the night off at Carioca da Gema and singer Julio Estrela will follow at 11PM with his reinterpretations of the works of Zeca Pagodinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Gonzaguinha, Chico Buarque, Assis Valente, and Miltinho, among others. Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$25 Roberta Espinoza and Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite (Centro) Beginning at 7:30 PM, Centro’s Rio Scenarium hosts singer Roberta Espinoza and her show, “Canta na Bossa que ela é Nossa” (“Sing Bossa she is Ours”). Singer Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite will follow at 10:30 PM with their reinterpretations of the works of Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho, João Nogueira, and Tom Jobim, among others. Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM 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 – 9AM-3AM Av. Atlântica 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 — 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.