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Karaoke Indie CaliforniaWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo and in addition to karaoke tonight, the California 021 party will take place on the second floor.

For the special party, DJs Alexandre Brandão and Ricardo Abrahin will spin the best of Californian rock including surf rock, punk, hardcore, hard rock, indie, nu metal and alternative rock.

Down below on the first floor, the weekly party’s karaoke selections include thousands of songs ranging from pop to rock to metal to electro and soul, and of course, indie.

OTHER:

Anima Mundi 2014(Lapa)
The 22nd edition of the competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi continues today with screenings and events at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso, Espaço Itaú de Cinema Botafogo, and Ipanema’s Oi Futuro. For the complete list of films, screening times and locations, see the Anima Mundi website here.
Fundição Progresso – Screening times vary.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$5-R$10 per screening. Prices for masterclasses and other programs vary.

CLUBS:

Funk’n Beach with Mr. Catra (Lagoa)
Tonight beginning at 10PM, Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts Funk’n Beach with Rio composer and singer Mr. Catra.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: See venue for details.

Karaokê Indie and the California 021 party (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo hosts the Karaokê Indie party and a special California 021 party on the second floor of the venue.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30-R$40

In.Box (Copacabana)
DJs Haron Dufau, Dynytrus and Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosfobox 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$ 25-R$40

Afroreggae (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night in July it’s time for MPB, pop rock and reggae with Afroreggae at Lapa’s Leviano bar. With their strong percussion, it’s always a lively show.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

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MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Julio Estrela and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema at 8PM. Singer Julio Estrela will follow at 10PM, performing 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

Ginga Tropical (Catete)
Exeperience Brazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight as the venue holds the Ginga Tropical theater event 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

Camarão de Rama and Thais Macedo (Centro)
Camarão de Rama will play first tonight at Centro’s Rio Scenarium beginning at 7:30PM. Charimatic singer Thais Macedo will follow at 10:30PM with the best of new and classic samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
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
Avenida Atlantica 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

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