We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Africanias @ Teatros UERJ (Maracanã) – Africanias is a unique chamber music recital followed by a lecture on African influence on Brazilian classical music.
This evening seeks to demonstrate the presence of elements of African musicality in Brazilian classical music. The realization of this Recital-Lecture is an action of the Africanias research group of the PPGM (Graduate Program in Music) of UFRJ, which counts on the participation of researchers from different areas and institutions, and proposes the understanding of the African presence in the various genres of Brazilian music.
With the guidance of teachers Andrea Adour and Jonas Maia, the students of the Bachelor of Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the FAETEC technical course interpret pieces for singing and piano by Brazilian concert music composers, which highlight the presence of the African legacy in Brazilian culture. This presentation will feature the special participation of guitarist Fábio Adour and percussionist Eduardo Lyra.
The concert starts at 7PM and it is free entry.
Africanias – Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 – Maracanã
For more information, go to the event page.
Fernanda Santanna @ Leviano Bar (Lapa) – Always with a different guest, Fernanda promises some faithful interpretations from the great songbook of Brazilian music. Her repertoire spans different genres, from samba to rock, from bossa nova to northeastern music, from Tropicália to Clube da Esquina, flirting with jazz, pop and African music in an authentic and modern style.
This week Santanna is inviting Ivy Morais to the stage in what is sure to be a night of fun, music and dancing. And in the intervals there will be music from the popular resident DJ Marcelinho MG.
The evening begins with a happy hour at 7:30PM and tickets are available from R$10-R$20.
Fernanda Santanna – Av. Mem de Sá, 49 – Lapa
For more information, check the event page.
XXIX Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual @ Sala Cecília Meireles (Lapa) – The Orquestra Sinfonica da UFRJ (Symphonic Orchestra of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), accompanied by Giulio Draghi on piano, Hugo Pilger on cello, and under the direction of André Cardoso, will be presenting an evening of contemporary Brazilian classical music.
The program for the evening includes works by Marcel Castro-Lima, Helder Oliveira, Rodrigo Cicchelli, Ernst Mahle, and Ivan Paparguerius. Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and the performance begins at 7:30PM.
XXIX Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual – Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa
For more information, consult the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those who aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 6PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 6PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
As well as great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday to Friday, Happy Hour is from 6PM to 8PM and Mondays are half-price steak nights starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Located in a charming house at Maria Quitéria Street, its sophisticated drinks and dishes are undoubtedly worth a try. You will also enjoy Nosso if you are a rum lover: their rum drinks, with labels from Cuba and Jamaica, are the house specialties.
Nosso – 7PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 91 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 99619-0099
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