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

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today is the international day of hip hop, a globally recognized event that supports and promotes the hip hop culture and all things related. This event will feature some of Rio’s top hip hop DJs as they pay tribute to their scene. Expect to hear from Eletrobase’s Saci, Dadu and Lulinha, DJ Saddam, DJ Saraiva and many more. There also be MC’s performing live as well as graffiti artists displaying their works for all to appreciate.

Hip hop was born in New York City, specifically in the Bronx back in the late 1970’s. The culture arose from various block parties featuring DJs and large amounts of public. These block parties ultimately led to the creation of b-boying (break dancing) and MCing, two of the five elements of hip hop culture. Since then, it has exploded all over the world, being one of the most popular global trends to date.


Dia Mundial do Hip Hop (Jacarepaguá)
The Revolution by Art Institute (ARI) will commemorate 38 years of the hip-hop movement, a globally recognized event paying tribute to the hip hop culture and its 5 elements, MCing, b-boying, graffiti, DJing and knowledge.
Lona Cultural de Jacarepaguá – 8PM
Praça Geraldo Simonard S/N (Praça do Barro Vermelho) Jacarepaguá – Tel: (21) 22425-0825
Entrance: Check with venue

R4 Life (Lapa)
R4 Life presents reggae and dub on Monday nights at Leviano. This Monday night party is becoming very popular in downtown Rio.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15

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


Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city performs every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free

Roda de Samba com Richas (Lapa)
Tonight has won the acclaim of the public. A samba in Lapa that shakes the brilliant percussionists, a mixture of the band Zeca Pagodinho, depicting the trials of the blocks of the samba schools.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$21


Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana. Check out all your favorite NFL programming as well.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool. Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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