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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Copa-FunWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of hip-hop, funk, and Latin rhythms as the Copa Funk Party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.

This weekly event at the venue is produced by Bem Brasil Entretenimento and features DJ Haron Dufau spinning throughout the night.

Promotions include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM and two for one beers until midnight.

OTHER:

Launch of “Em Foto,” the photos of Ratão Diniz at Casa Doros(Botafogo)
At 6PM tonight, “Em Foto” a book of the collected works by Rio photographer, Ratão Diniz, will launch at Casa Doros in Botafogo. The book consists of more than two hundred photographs, taken in the last ten years and separated into four themes: favela, graffiti, popular celebrations/holidays, and the interior of Brazil. Diniz is well known for his photography that captures, from a unique perspective, the people and places in both Rio and greater Brazil.
Casa Daros –6PM
Rua General Severiano 159, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 2138-0850
Entrance: FREE

CLUBS:

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Karaokê Indie is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with eight hours of singing and great promotions including two for one on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-Fi, Cuba Livre and Mojito. Additionally, free shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed throughout the night. With thousands of songs on their menus, there is always something to sing about during this weekly party.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$50

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 11PM to 12AM and two for one beers until midnight.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Lu Fogaça and Trio (Gamboa)
Tonight at Trapiche Gamboa it’s time for a roda de samba with Brazilian singer-songwriter Lu Fogaça and 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
Entrance: R$16

Cordão do Bola Preta and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Henrique Cazes returns to start the night at Centro’s Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with popular samba. The group Cordão do Bola Preta will follow with more samba at 10:30PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradi 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

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 a versatile repertoire.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

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.
Leviano –9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

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
Entrance: R$10

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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