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We have top three picks for this Sunday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option.

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Tambores de Olokun (Aterro do Flamengo) – One of the most popular Carnival blocs among Carioca youngsters, Tambores do Olokun starts to warm up for Carnival 2018, and the next rehearsal happens this Sunday, at Aterro do Flamengo.

Starting at 4PM, the bloco brings a repertoire dedicated to Afro Brazilian rhythms, specially Maracatu, from Pernambuco (Brazil’s Northeast).

Aterro do Flamengo (in front of Bar Belmonte) – Flamengo

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Baile do Digitaldubs (Centro) – Tonight, group Digital Dubs performs at the HUB RJ, in Centro, at 7PM.

Honoring rapper Black Alien, the group will present a combination of dub, reggae, roots and dancehall. DJ Marcus MPC will be spinning in the intervals.

HUB RJ – Avenida Professor Pereira Reis, 50 – Santo Cristo

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Samba que Elas Querem (Lapa) – The women-only group “Samba que Elas Querem” brings its great “roda de samba” to Ganjah Lapa tonight, at 8PM.

The talented musicians will play an excellent repertoire of classic sambas, paying a special tribute to female composers, like Clara Nunes, Jovelina Perola Negra and Tia Surica.

A Paulistinha – Avenida Gomes Freire, 27 – Lapa

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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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: FREE

NFL Playoffs @ 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. Today the NFL American football league is in the middle of playoff action with Jacksonville and Pittsburg facing off at 4PM (Rio time) and then the Vikings and Saints kicking off at 8:40 PM local Rio time.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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