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silentloudMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the SILENT|LOUD film screening/concert series returns to Midrash Centro Cultural in Leblon to present the 1937 Polish film “Der Dibuk” (“The Dybbuk”) with the Brazilian experimental rock band In-sone providing live improvisational musical accompaniment during the screening.

Inspired by the early 1990’s “Loud Music with Silent Films” series held in Manhattan’s Knitting Factory and SILENT|LOUD organizers held the first Brazilian edition at Audio Rebel in Botafogo, on December 13th 2013. During the World Cup last year, they presented the 1928 silent film, “Fall of the House of Usher”, with the band Sobre a Maquina and saxophonist Alexander Zhemchuzhnikov providing accompaniment.

Performing live tonight, the Brazilian experimental rock band In-sone features Flávio Abbes on guitar, Gilberto Fortes on six-string bass and Leo Monteiro on drums. Formed in Rio de Janeiro in 2010, the trio is known for mixing the sounds of rock, minimalist, tribal, electroacoustic and electronic music. They release their debut self-titled album in 2014 and are currently working on a follow-up album, which with be released by Quintavant later this year.

The film, “Der Dibuk,” was shot by director Michal Waszynsky on location in Poland, on eve of World War II in 1937. It is considered is a time capsule of Yiddish civilization and the screening tonight combined with In-sone performing live, promises to be a different experience, not to be missed.


SILENT|LOUD presents “Der Dibuk” with In-sone (Botafogo)
The SILENT|LOUD film screening/concert series will return to Midrash Centro Cultural in Leblon to present the film “Der Dibuk” (“The Dybbuk”) and Brazilian experimental rock band In-sone will provide live improvisational musical accompaniment during the screening.
Midrash Centro Cultural – 8:30PM
Rua General Venâncio Flores 184, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1800
Entrance: R$20


Rio Moonday Boat Party (Glória)
The Rio Moonday Boat Party is back tonight with neon paint and DJs to help you glow while dancing in the moonlight this Monday. Boarding will begin at 11PM at the Marina da Glória There will be welcome shots for guys until 11:30PM and an open bar of vodka, beer and soft drinks for girls until 12AM, when the boat departs. The boat will then make its way around Guanabara Bay for four hours with DJs Jo and Angola spinning the best of world music, funk, house and reggaeton.
Marina da Glória – Boat boards at 11PM and departs at 12AM.
Marina da Glória– Whatsapp: +55 21 99772-9338
Entrance: R$25 – R$50 (by reservation only, see site for details)

Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in June, the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting Lunes Sessions with band Clandestinos, led by singer-songwriter Udi Fagundes, performing their covers of works by Manu Chao, Chico Science, Jorge Benjor, and Bob Marley as well as original arrangements of the best of reggae, dub, ska, and hip-hop.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10- R$20 (Cash only)


Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Weather permitting, the famous roda de samba returns to Pedra do Sal tonight. It’s a classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free

Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight. The venue will come alive at 7:30PM with singer and guitarist Márcia Guedes starting off the night. Then at 9:30PM it’s time for three hours of live samba provided by vocalist Rixxa accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday through Friday, Happy Hour is 6PM to 8PM and Monday is half price steak night starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. 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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy waffles, pancakes, BBQ, real bagels, sliders, great cakes and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

La Calaca (Leblon)
For gourmet Mexican food and great tequilla and sangria, head to La Calaca restaurant in Leblon. They are also known for their executive lunches with one grilled main dish, three side dishes and dessert for R$32.
La Calaca – 11AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free

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