We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Rockcetera Tarantino Tracks! @ Jazz in’ (Saúde) – Cinema and music have no stronger relationship than under the direction of Quentin Tarantino, who has created some of the most legendary musical interludes in film history.
With tracks from Stealers Wheel, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, The White Stripes, James Brown, and many more, plus lighting, projections, scenography and sound effects – everything that has always been a staple of a night at Rockcetera – with the added delight of some wonderful music that only Tarantino could select!
DJs for the night are DJ Mary Dee (Coordinates, Jazz in and Resident ROCKCETERA), DJ Bruno Caravelos (Resident ROCKCETERA and Go Rock), DJ Suirá (Rio Novo Rock), and Luiz Ratón (present in the best parties of RJ: incredible projections, scenery and lighting)
The night kicks off at 10:30PM and tickets are available from R$50.
Rockcetera Tarantino Tracks! – Rua Sacadura Cabral, 63 – Saúde
For more information, go to the event page.
Música de Cinema @ Teatro Rival Petrobras (Centro) – Tonight, the Petrobras Symphonic Orchestra will present at the Rival Petrobras Theater the concert ‘Música de Cinema’ (Music of Cinema), in honor of the dance films of the seventies and eighties.
The concert is a partnership with the ‘Festival do Rio’ (Rio International Film Festival) and will feature orchestrated versions of songs from the feature films Grease, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and Xanadu.
Tickets are between R$25 – R$50 and the performance begins at 8PM.
Música de Cinema – Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33 / 37- subsolo – Centro
For more information, head to the event page.
Truque do Desejo @ Street Lapa (Lapa) – We are at that moment of the year when the last carnival has passed for some time, and the next one is still a long time coming. So, nothing better than to pretend for a couple of hours that it is already carnival, to the sound of the best carnival songs from the nineties to sing to, dance to, and enjoy the night.
The band for the evening include: Diana Moraes – vocals, Leandro Vasques – vocals, Karina Neves – percussion and vocals, Clara Saraiva – percussion and vocals, Michel Feliciano – percussion, and Carolina Chaves – flute. Plus, there will be a DJ set from DJ Facuri.
The night starts at 10PM and tickets are only R$10.
Truque do Desejo – Avenida Gomes Freire, 599 – Lapa
For more information, try the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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
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
Delirium Tap House (Ipanema)
Run by Delirium, prestigious Belgium label that has already been awarded as the best beer in the world, the bar offers twenty different beer taps.
Delirium Tap House – 5PM
Rua Nascimento Silva, 51 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3795-4594
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.
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
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