Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Blue Agave restaurant and bar in Copacabana will host the TANDEM Language exchage. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables.
The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. There will also be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
The events are produced by REI Rio (Rede de Estudantes de Intercâmbio – Rio de Janeiro) and are a great way to meet new people, learn new languages and to help others learn.
Vertin Moura, Jonnato Doll and Os Garotos Solventes (Botafogo)
Tonight at Audio Rebel in Botafogo, Vertin Moura, Jonnato Doll and Os Garotos Solventes will perform live.
Audio Rebel – 7:30PM
R. Visconde Silva 55 , Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15 – R$20
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Tonight the Karaokê Indie party will keep the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations going at Casa da Matriz. There will be green beer and tonight’s promotions will also 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
Copa Funk Party (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party is back at Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with DJs Dorly Neto and Haron Dufau spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Event promotions include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Lu Fogaça and Trio (Gamboa)
Tonight at Trapiche Gamboa it’s time for a roda de samba with Brazilian singer-songwriter Lu Fogaça and his trio. The group will blend modern music with samba, forró and MPB. They are well known for their reinterpretations of works by João Nogueira, João Bosco, Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque and Luiz Melodia, among others.
Trapiche Gamboa – House opens at 6:30PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Nilze Carvalho and Marcos Ariel & Tigres da Lapa (Centro)
Tonight at Rio Scenarium, flutist, pianist and singer-songwriter Marcos Ariel will start off the night by performing his compositions as well as his reinterpretations of works by Ernesto Nazareth and Tom Jobim, among others. During his show he will be accompanied by the group Tigres da Lapa. Following thier show, beginning at 10:30PM, singer-songwriter and mandolinist Nilze Carvalho with perform her lively samba works.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradi 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Marcelle Motta and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off tonight at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and singer Marcelle Motta will follow at 9:30PM with her powerful repertoire of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Baile Da Tchuguderia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in March, 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.
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 looking 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
TANDEM – Language Exchange Meeting (Copacabana)
The TANDEM Language exchange will take place at Blue Agave Copa tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables. The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. There will also be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
Blue Agave Copa – 7:30PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: See venue for details.
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.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
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