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amsoc50Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host a Super Bowl 50 Tailgate Party at the JW Marriott Hotel in Copacabana.

The party will be held on the mezzanine in the lounge and will feature a large screen with a live stream in English of the game. Kickoff time is 9:30PM.

Food is included with the entry fee of R$80 per person. There will be a buffet with chicken wings, potato skins, barbecued ribs, pepperoni mini-pizzas, chilli con carns, meatballs, onion rings, nachos, and more. Drinks can be purchased serparately

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BLOCOS: (short list)

Bangalafumenga (Aterro)
An estimated 100,000 people will gather together at the entrance of Mam to parade in the Aterro Do Flamengo to Marina Da Glória.
When: 10AM-2PM

Primeiro Amor (Barra da Tijuca)
Approximately 20,000 people are expected to parade from Avenida Do Pepê down Avenida Érico Veríssimo to Avenida Olegário Maciel.
When: 11AM-3PM

Simpatia É Quase Amor (Ipanema)
An estimated 100,000 people will parade from Rua Teixeira De Mel down Avenida Vieira Souto to Henrique Dumont
When: 4PM-8PM

Folia Do Galo (Copacabana)
An estimated 5,000 people will pararde from Rua Julio De Castilho down Rua Raul Pompéia, Rua Francisco Otaviano, and Avenida Atlântica, to Esquina Da Rua Julio De Castilho.
When: 4PM-7PM

Foliões De Botafogo (Botafogo)
An estimated 2,000 people with parade from Praça Mauro Duarte down Rua Fernandes Guimarães, Rua Arnaldo Quintela, Rua Da Passagem, Rua Álvaro Ramos, Rua Oliveira Fausto, Rua Arnaldo Quintela, and Rua Fernandes Guimarães to Praça Mauro Duarte.
When: 6PM-10PM

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


Super Bowl 50 at the Marriott (Lapa)
The American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host their traditional Super Bowl Tailgate Party tonight at the JW Marriott Hotel in Copacabana. There will be a large screen with a live stream in English of the game, which will begin 9:30PM. Food is included with the entry fee of R$80 per person. There will be a buffet with chicken wings, potato skins, barbecued ribs, pepperoni mini-pizzas, chilli con carne, meatballs, onion rings, nachos, and more. Drinks can be purchased serparately. RSVP to
JW Marriott Hotel – 9:30PM
Avenida Atlantica, 2600 Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2545-6500
Entrance: R$80

Superbowl + Karaokê – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host a live viewing of Super Bowl 50. The regular Sunday night Karaokê nights event will take place following the game. 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


Rio Music Carnaval with Baile do Dennis (Marina da Glória)
The dance music festival, Rio Music Carnaval, continues tonight with DJs Robrigo S., MC Guimê, Valesca performing and Omulu spinning back-to-back with Marginal Men. DJ Dennis will headline the night with the Baile do Dennis party.
Marina da Glória – 11PM
Av Infante Dom Henrique, s/n Marina da Glória.
Entrance: R$90 +

Bem Brasil


Breakz de Carnaval ( Aterro do Flamengo)
The Breakz party will host a special Carnaval edition at Quiosque Zeronove in Aterro do Flamengo tonight. Guests during the event with include Cachorro Magro featuring Nectar Gang, m$e, Pedro Piu, Dree Beatmaker, Rodrigo S., Bia Marques, r3brkz, Vinelli, and Pachu.
Quiosque Zeronove – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Sette Zouk (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host a Carnaval edition of the Sette Zouk party. During the night, Arkkanjo and Thiagão will deliver the best of Zouk upstaris 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

Bloco Me Gusta (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Me Gusta party, Carnaval edition. DJs Bevilaqua, Andrei Yurievitch, Fabio Heinz, Andre Moreno, Alex S, Autran, Ricardo Estrella, Luciua, Paulo Ziliotto, Gabriel Saber, and Zeck and Beranger will spin.
La Paz – 2PM
Rua do Rezende, 82 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8602
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 (Praça da Bandeira)
The Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 continues at Pirata tonight with bands Dona Penha, DWO, Venus Café, and Balba performing live. Additionally, DJ Camille Carvalho will spin during the night. The festival will continue throughout Carnival on the 8th, and 9th. Entry is free.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Soda Carnaval (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of pop and b-sides as the Soda party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with a special Carnaval edition. .DJs Lay Albuquerque, Phill Ferreira, Natasha Fierce, and Rafael Sadik will spin on the Soda stage and DJs Grazzia, Sal, Andrei Y, and SaJoao will spin on the BLOQUETE stage. 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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Carnaval Leviano (Football) (Lapa)
Lapa’s Leviano bar will host Carnaval Leviano tonight with Ballet 2 Passistas and Bloco Picada de Primeira performing live and DJs Mukato and Márilo spinning during show intervals. Additionally during the night, power trio Johnnys will perform live on the second floor.
Leviano – 4PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$40 (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

Trio Ustrês, and Empolga às 9, and Marcio Solto da Tijuca (Centro)
Marcio Solto da Tijuca will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with the best of samba. Carnival bloco Empolga às 9 will follow at 11PM. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Ustrês will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Monday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40


Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight with a special Carnaval edition. 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+

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. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
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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