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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Time for some unconventional jazz music tonight, as the Jazztopia band performs at Cortiço Carioca, in Lapa, from 8PM.

Composed of four instrumentalists who have diverse musical backgrounds, Jazztopia will bring an elegant vintage repertoire to its show, including the soundtrack from Woody Allen’s movies and compositions from the 1930s and 1940s.

Situated at the side of the famous Selarón stairs, the recently inaugurated restaurant Cortiço Carioca offers both good drinking and food options for those who will enjoy the show.


Jazztopia (Lapa)
The Jazztopia band performs tonight in Lapa and will present an unconventional repertoire of vintage jazz, including compositions from Woody Allen’s movies.
Cortiço Carioca – 8PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 105 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2210-0663
Entrance: see venue for details

Cumbia no Mike’s (Santa Teresa)
Composed of Brazilian singer and clavier player Leonardo Fiuza, Venezuelan sax and percussion player Alexis Graterol and Colombian percussionist Victor Giraldo, the Dale Pra Ca trio presents the best of Cumbia music tonight at Santa Teresa.
Mike’s Hauss – 8PM
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 90 – Santa Teresa
Entrance: R$10

Terça Jazz (Leblon)
At the Terça Jazz (Tuesday Jazz) project, in the Stuzzi Bar, in Leblon, DJs and a band perform together a live jazz show to the audience. There will be double Martini Tonic shots all night.
Stuzzi Bar – 7PM
Rua Dias Ferreira, 48 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 2274-4017
Entrance: see venue for details


Festa Bem Brasil (Ipanema)
One of the trendiest parties in Rio, where Brazilians and foreigners always end up hanging out together. Besides DJ Haron Dufau, who will be playing a set list with the best of hip hop, house, reggaeton and funk, group Pretensão (Pretension) will be in charge of the live samba music.
Barzin Rio Live – 11PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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Pagode da Dida (Tijuca)
One of Rio’s best Afro Brazilian restaurants, Dida Bar and Restaurant hosts tonight its famous “roda de pagode”, with the best of live samba and pagode music.
Dida Bar e Restaurante – 5PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Praça da Bandeira (Tijuca) – Tel: (21) 2504-0841
Entrance: suggested contribution of R$5

Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will be starring at Carioca da Gema tonight, bringing to the audience a great selection of samba classics and carnaval songs.
Bar Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$15


Comuna (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s favorite bar for undergrad students and hispters. Comuna is famous for its homemade burgers and variety of beer labels.
Comuna – 7PM
Rua Sorocaba, 582 – Tel: (21) 3579-6175
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks and for broadcasting live sports. Tonight they will have a two for one tequila night all night that includes all shots and margaritas. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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