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gigantes da liraSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Circo Voador will host the 14th edition of the Baile Infantil dos Gigantes da Lira, a carnival ball for children.

Gigantes da Lira is a traditional Carnival bloco for children know for its year-round activities and Carnival ball, in addition to its yearly street parade.

During the event this evening, the Banda Gigantes, led by Maestro Edimar de Lima, will entertain revelers both young and old with drumming and live music. There will also be circus performers including acrobats, jugglers, aerial dancers, and clowns.


Tattoo Week 2016 (Centro)
The final day of the fourth edition of Tattoo Week Rio will take place at the Convenções SulAmérica today. The three day convention features fifty international and eight hundred and fifty national artists divided into two hundred and fifty stands.
Centro de Convenções SulAmérica – 12PM – 10PM
Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1, Cidade Nova – Centro
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

O Mercado – Estilistas Independentes (Botafogo)
O Mercado returns today for its second day this edition. The fair is taking place at Solar das Palmeiras in Botafogo and features independent stylists, art and fashion vendors. Additionally there are food vendors offering sandwiches, pizza, candy, churros, craft beers and vegan food options. DJ Gustavo Ferrato and guests are spinning during the event.
Solar das Palmeiras – 1PM – 9PM
Rua Orestes 28 – Santo Cristo
Entrance: FREE


Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Tonight the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo with the group Superjazz performing the best of jazz 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

Baile Infantil dos Gigantes da Lira (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the 14th edition of the Baile Infantil dos Gigantes da Lira, a carnival ball for children The Gigantes, band will perform and there will be circus performers including acrobats, jugglers, aerial dancers, and clowns.
Circo Voador – 5PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Funk’In at Arco do Teles (Centro)
Tonight the Funk’In party will take over the Arco do Teles. Attractions will include DJ Flash, Antonio Consciencia, Projeções, Malabares, and Hot Kiss.
Praça XV – 7PM
Arco do Teles – Centro
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Bem Brasil


Sette Zouk (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the eleventh edition of the Sette Zouk party. During the night, NYX, Arkkanjo, Thiagão, and Paloma will deliver the best of Zouk upstaris while DJ Floro spins the best of salsa and reggaeton 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 (Copacabana)
The Soda party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Thi Araujo, Ravena Creole, and Romagaga will spin the best of singles and hits on the first stage and DJs Rick Castro, Juan Leonel, and Thais Lopah will spin b-sides on Stage B during the night. 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 – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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.

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$50 – R$70+

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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 and Marcos Novatto (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 start the night at 9PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


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

NFL Playoffs at Blue Agave (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema. With two screens and an open access from the street (just around the corner from Posto 9), this expat local is the go-to for watching the NFL action in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Big Screen NFL at 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. This long-time staple has the largest screen to watch sports in Zona Sul, and will definitely be showing the NFL playoffs today (although they will close at 2AM even if the late game is not finished).
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

NFL at The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games, with the only screen showing the NFL Red Zone, and will stay open as late as the games go.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM-2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
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. Tony Boka is performing every night of the week from 8PM to 1AM.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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