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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, New Yorker singer Alma Thomas performs a soulful jazz and blues show at Teto Solar venue, in Botafogo, at 8:30 PM.

Having participated in The Voice Brasil in 2012, Alma Thomas brings to the stage a smooth, full-bodied voice that enchants the audience.

The singer brings a sophisticated repertoire to the show, including jazz standards, like “Autumn Leaves” and “Summertime”, and a lot of improvisation.


Orquestra de Cordas da Escola de Musica Villa-Lobos (Centro)
Coordinated by Wladimir Tourinho, the Chords Orchestra of the Villa-Lobos Music School presents a respectful repertoire tonight in Centro, including masterpieces by Vivaldi, Händel and Torelli.
Escola de Musica Villa-Lobos – 7PM
Rua Ramalho Ortigao, 9 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-6405
Entrance: FREE

Banda Level Two (Botafogo)
Tonight, the Level Two band presents a pop rock show with renditions of both Brazilian and international renowned artists. Resident DJs will play pop rock hits in the intervals.
Drinker – 6PM
Rua Voluntarios da Patria, 449 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3449-7112
Entrance: R$10

Jazz com Alma (Botafogo)
New Yorker singer Alma Thomas returns to Botafogo’s Teto Solar tonight, bringing a classy repertoire of jazz and blues music.
Teto Solar – 8:30 PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 110 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 99509-5606
Entrance: suggested contribution of R$10

Pimenta Jazz Trio (Botafogo)
The guitar, violin and double bass trio performs in Coordenadas Bar tonight. Renditions of names like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker will be part of the setlist.
Coordenadas Bar – 9PM
Rua da Passagem, 19 – Tel: (21) 3593-5003
Entrance: R$20


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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Samba que elas querem (Centro)
The women-only group “Samba Que Elas Querem” performs at Centro tonight, bringing all the joy of a traditional, soulful “roda de samba” to the audience.
Restaurante Sabor Caseiro da Ze – 6PM
Praca Monte Castelo, 25 – Centro
Entrance: FREE

Marcelle Motta (Lapa)
Along with Gabriel de Aquino (guitar), Alan Monteiro (cavaquinho), Felipe Moreno (bass), Pedrinho Ferreira (percussion) and André Manhães (drums), singer Marcelle Motta stars at Carioca da Gema with the best of MPB and samba.
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. 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.

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and its well known for live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

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