Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Iconic 1990s grunge band Pearl Jam returns to perform live in Rio de Janeiro at the famed Maracanã Stadium tonight.
Consisting of members Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron, Pearl Jam last performed in Brazil as a group during the 2013 Lollapalooza music festival in São Paulo and Vedder was last in Rio during May of last year, playing two shows as part of a solo tour.
Since the band’s formation in 1990, Pearl Jam has released ten studio albums and has sold an estimated sixty million albums worldwide.
They are known for singles that include “Jeremy“, “Alive“, “Even Flow”, “Daughter“, “Go”, “Spin the Black Circle”, “Last Kiss”, and “Just Breathe / Got Some.” They are also well known for their political and social activism and live covers and songs that address current issues faced by the bands’ fans around the world.
Fim de semana da Consciência Negra @ Imperator (Méier)
Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier wraps up its three days of celebrations of Dia da Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day) today. There will live shows, performances, workshops and children’s activites. Urubu Malandro will perform MPB at 5:30PM and Tia Surica will launch her new DVD “Tia Surica – Poderio De Oswaldo Cruz” live with special guest Velha Guarda da Portela at 7:30PM.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 10AM – 10PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: Many of the activities are free with entrance fees for some of the live performances. See above link for more information.
Jazz no Morro- 1 Year (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight, the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo to celebrate its first anniversary. Nova Lapa Jazz will perform live and 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$35
Pearl Jam (Maracanã)
Pearl Jam returns to Rio de Janeiro tonight to perform live at Maracanã Stadium as part of their ongoing Latin America 2015 tour.
Maracanã – 10PM
Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco, s/n – Maracanã
Entrance: R$120 – R$560
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 Marcela Penteado and Menna Barreto will start the party around 5PM by spinning on the deck until midnight and DJs Bruno Pacheco and Claudio Macedo 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 – 4PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20 (Cash Only)
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
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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
With NFL football and 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.
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
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
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