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MonoblocoSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Although the Carnival holiday may have officially ended on Wednesday, February 10th, many blocos (street parties) have been held during the days since and will continue throughout the day today.

The biggest bloco today will be the popular Monobloco. An estimated 400,000 people are expected to join the parade this morning and afternoon.

Beginning at 9AM, Monobloc will parade from Rua Primeiro De Março down Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos to Rua Araújo Porto Alegre in Centro.

BLOCOS: (short list)

Monobloco (Centro)
An estimated 400,000 people will parade from Rua Primeiro De Março down Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos to Rua Araújo Porto Alegre.
When: 9AM-3PM

Tô No Recreio Com A Confraria (Recreio)
Approximately 30,000 people are expected to parade from Avenida Lucio Costa near Posto 10 (Post 10) to Posto 9 (Post 9).
When: 3PM-6PM

Tamo Junto In Folia (Padre Miguel)
An estimated 50,000 people will parade from Rua Marechal Marciano down Santana De Ipanema and Rua Professor Alfredo Costa and then return to Rua Marechal Marciano, where the parade began.
When: 4PM-8PM

Galinha Do Meio-Dia (Ipanema)
An estimated 5,000 people will pararde fromfrom Avenida Vieira Souto to Henrique Dumont near Posto 8 (Post 8).
When: 4PM-7PM

* For a complete list of all Rio Carnival 2016 blocos, see the wikirio page.

Bem Brasil


Laura Lavieri (Botafogo)
Singer Laura Lavieri will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight. Lavieri will by joined by Diogo Strausz, Patrick Laplan, and João Erbetta during the show.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Tonight the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo with the Angélica Duarte Trio Jazz performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs will spin the best of Brazilian music, pop, and classic rock during show intervals.
Gilda – 4PM – 11PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30


Sette Zouk (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host an after Carnaval edition of the Sette Zouk party. During the night, Arkkanjo and Thiagão will deliver the best of Zouk upstairs while DJs spins the best of hip hop, house, funk, sertanejo, and salsa downstairs. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer and caipirinhas until 11PM.
Sette Leblon – 9PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Soda Carnaval (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of pop and b-sides as the Soda party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs will spin on two stages and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Screwdrivers for R$20 and specials on #DrinkSoda (a drink with rum, soda, and mojito syrup) for R$10 each.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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 tonight by spinning on the deck beginning at 5PM. Then beginning at 12AM, more DJs will follow, spinning inside on the dancefloor until 5AM Monday morning.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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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 – 4PM
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 to Lapa’s Carioca de Gema to perform his own lively compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Jorge Benjor, and Djavan, among others. Marcos Novatto will perform to open the night tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


Karaokê Indie @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host a special edition of the Karaokê Indie (Indie Karaoke) party. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Hi-Fi and Cuba Libre for R$18 all night long. Additionally, Budweiser, Heineken and Stella Artois will be R$9.50 each all night.
Saloon 79 – 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight. DJ Daniel Faria will spin funk, house, hip hop and reggaeton and saxophonist Marcelo Cebukin will perform live. Additionally, caipivodkas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$50 – R$80+

Karaokê – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
The Karaokê nights event returns to the Lord Jim Pub tonight. Promotions during the night include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and caipirosca until 10PM.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$25

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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy burgers, hot dogs, waffles, pancakes, French toast, real bagels, buttermilk biscuits, great cakes, muffins, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. 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.

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