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Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After receiving more than 50,000 requests from fans via the online platform Queremos!, young pop stars Jack and Jack come to Rio present their debut album “Calibraska” tonight.

The namesakes, from America, have achieved stardom with their satires, parodies and voiceovers of the pop world on YouTube and Vine.

Headlining in Rio, they promise to win over the Brazilian public performing live songs such as Wild Life, Like That, Cheat Codes, Groove, Right Where you Are and Tides among others.


Jack and Jack (Parque do Flamengo)
America teen pop sensation duo Jack and Jack play Rio as part of their first Latin American tour.
VivoRio – Doors open at 6PM. .
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2901
Entrance: R$230 – R$300

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill (Lapa)
In a very rare reunion of two of Brazil’s most charismatic singers and songwriters, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill will play at Circo Voador as part of their international tour.
Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$260 (Sold out)

Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Today, from 4PM, the Angélica Duarte Jazz Trio will take the stage for the weekly Jazz no Morro event at Gilda in Cantagalo. Additionally during the night, DJ João Santiago will spin the best of Brazilian music, pop and classic rock during show intervals.
Gilda – 4PM – 11:59 PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Bem Brasil


Duo (Gávea)
It’s time once again for the best of house, electro and pop as the twelve-hour Duo party returns to Gávea’s chic 00 (Zero Zero) club. DJs will start the party around 5PM by spinning on the deck until midnight and more DJs will spin inside beginning at 10PM continuing throughout the night until 5AM Monday morning.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Roda de Samba and Football with Ballet 2 Passistas (Football) (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Samba Di Buteco playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. Additionally, DJ Mukato will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20 (Cash Only)

Rogê (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


NFL Sunday at Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With a room full of TV screens, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to watch the NFL football. Every Sunday, promotions include two for one Sol beer, caipirinha and caipivodka. Pizza Pub is also only R$10.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never been to Bar Urca on a Sunday afternoon to drink beers and eat salgados while watching the sunset, you are missing a big part of what it means to be a Carioca. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Entrance: Free

Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight with DJ Daniel Faria spinning funk, house, hip hop and reggaeton and saxophonist Marcelo Cebukin performing live. Additionally, caipivodkas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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