We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Mariana Volker @ JClub (Flamengo) – Mariana has been praised by critics and colleagues as a brave artist who is constantly reinventing herself and challenging her audience.
In early 2017 she participated in two major shows at Shell Open Air and Rock in Rio. At the end the same year she also participated in the program The Voice Brasil, remaining until the quarterfinals. At the moment the singer is in studio to complete her new album, which will be released in 2018.
Mariana Volker will be singing and playing unreleased songs as well as successes from previous works and inspirations that mark her new journey, such as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and international acts like The XX, Coldplay and The Whitest Boy Alive.
Alongside musicians Pedro Sodré, Thiago Vivas and Rafael Rocha, Mariana Volker will be returning to the stage this Sunday at the J Club with an unprecedented show.
Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and the evening begins at 7PM.
Mariana Volker – Praia do Flamengo, 340 – Flamengo
For more information, go to the event page.
#RainbowParty @ BEZouk (Tijuca) – One of the biggest zouk (a musical style with a fast jump-up carnival beat) nights in the city, the #RainbowParty edition is all about neon and glow paint.
The line-up includes Jorge Bolt, Alex Tavares and Rafa Zoukman. There will be double servings of beer all night long.
In addition, the makeup artist Júlia Martins will on hand all night to create the most incredible face paintings in fluorescent paint.
Tickets are between R$15-R$25 and the night starts at 7PM.
#RainbowParty – 438 Rua Barão de Mesquita – Tijuca
For more information, check out the event page.
Roda de Choro do Grapiúna @ Fuska (Humaitá) – Come and enjoy an excellent Sunday of choro (instrumental music similar to samba) in Humaita.
The music begins at 6PM and everyone is invited. Friends and family are all welcome to enjoy this great communal experience.
It will be taking place on the street, on the sidewalk, in the bar, wherever there are people.
Commanding the roda (circle) is the Conjunto Grapiúna, formed by Pablo Abdelhay (flute), Fernando Mattoso (guitar 7 strings), Marcos Tannuri (cavaquinho) and Nelson Léo (tambourine).
Musicians are naturally invited to join this party and play with them.
A voluntary contribution of R$5 is very welcome to keep this night going.
Roda de Choro do Grapiúna – 041, R. Cap. Salomão, 52 – Humaitá
For more information, head to the event page.
LOUNGES, PUBS &; BARS:
Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos and watching the sunset at Bar Urca is a regular pastime in Rio de Janeiro. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Adega Pérola (Copacabana)
Preserving a vintage decoration, Adega Pérola’s specialty is its delicious Portuguese-Brazilian finger food, served to you quickly at the bar’s counter area.
Adega Pérola – 11AM
Rua Siqueira Campos, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2255-9425
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the international crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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