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.
Laura, de Fabricio Moser @ Sala Municipal Baden Powell (Copacabana) – Creation of the actor and director Fabricio Moser, the autobiographical solo show ‘Laura’ returns to the circuit in August, at the Sala Municipal Baden Powell in Copacabana.
The play (which debuted in 2015 and has since been held in Rio, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte as well as other cities around Brazil) is part of an inventory of objects, souvenirs and family photographs, interviews and video records, archives and real objects.
Laura, the title character of the play, was killed in 1982 in the middle of the street in Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, for a love affair with Candoca, who then committed suicide. Fabricio, her grandson, was born in 1981 in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, nine months old at the time of the tragedy.
Residing in Rio de Janeiro since 2009 and after the death of his parents in a tragic accident in 2014, Fabricio Moser decided to create the autobiographical piece, which has been lauded by critics and audiences alike.
Tickets are from R$20-R$40 and the show starts at 7PM. It is running until August 27th.
Laura, de Fabricio Moser – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 360 – Copacabana
For more information, check the event page.
Five Minutes of Rain & Banda Cobber @ Calabouço (Tijuca) – Calabouço invites everyone on Sunday for a night of rock ‘n’ roll. The great hits and classics of rock and pop both Brazilian and international will be played at high volume by Five Minutes of Rain.
And as an opening to this great night of rock, the fantastic Banda Cobber will also be turning up the volume and cranking out some rocking tunes for you.
The promotions of the day are a bucket of long neck Budweiser or Stella Artois and a double shot of Tequila and Jagermeister all night.
Five Minutes of Rain & Banda Cobber – Rua Felipe Camarão, 130 – Tijuca
For more information, head to the event page.
A Ressaca @ Macaco Caolho (Copacabana) – The fourth and last of the four days of partying that have celebrated the one year anniversary of the Macaco Caolho (One-Eyed Monkey) Irish pub.
After three days of partying, without sleep and without a pause, the Monkey calls you to the Sunday “light” party. Perhaps ‘soiree’ is more the word to use.
Thiago Peguet will be playing live. Expect plenty of Beatles covers.
There is still a free welcome shot for those who want more.
Plus prizes for those who still haven’t won.
Heineken long necks will be on offer all night for R$6 and there is fifty percent off of all hamburgers.
What a way to cure a Sunday ‘ressaca’ (hangover)!
A Ressaca – Avenida Atlântica 3056 B – Copacabana
For more information, go 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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