We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Earthless, Mars Red Sky e Psilocibina @ La Esquina (Lapa) – For the first time in Brazil, the cult American power trio of psychedelic instrumental music, Earthless, will be playing live, in the wildest nightlife district of Rio, Lapa.
This is an extra-special line-up which includes two other great bands: three bands in one night! Directly from France, the trio Mars Red Sky will return to Brazil for four tour dates, but only one of them in Rio de Janeiro on this night of high psychedelic sounds. To close this mighty set, the beloved Psilocibina will be representing the Brazilian instrumental counter-cultural scene.
Doors open at 6PM. Tickets are available from R$100.
Earthless, Mars Red Sky e Psilocibina – 59 Avenida Mem de Sá – Lapa
For more information, consult the event page.
Ninguém Solta a Mão de Ninguém @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – Join DJs, musicians, producers, artists, visual artists and lovers of art and culture for this special event at Casa da Matriz. Children are welcome!
There is a huge line-up for this event, including: Freeda Baile, Marginal Men, DJ Saddam, Rodrigo S. (Wobble), Túlio Baía (Tupiniquim), Puff Puff Bass, Lili Prohmann (Disritmia | Brazilian Music), Dj Rafa Canholato (Funk the Chic), TSFN (Manie Dansante / Grotto), DJ Suirá (SwingS), Elisa Amaral (Copacabana Palace), Carla Ferraz (My Light is Led), Look (SHEEP). Plus there will be performances by XX Circus Show, and visual art courtesy of VJ Vini Fabretti and Miguel Rondow.
The event starts at 5PM and it’s free for everyone.
Ninguém Solta a Mão de Ninguém – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, go to the event page.
Guarjiro Pimienta @ Mississippi Delta Blues Bar (Gamboa) – The first edition of ‘Mississippi de portas abertas’ (Mississippi open doors) arrives this Sunday with lots of Latin and Caribbean music. There will be quality live music led by the guys from the band Guarjiro Pimienta, including all the best salsa, merengue, Cuban and Colombian music to get everybody dancing.
There will also be plenty of giveaways, special drinks offers, a pool table, and a DJ set after the live band. This is another free event, which only asks for a voluntary contribution to the musician’s hat and that you purchase your drinks at the Mississippi Delta Blues Bar, the main supporter of the evening, which kicks off at 5PM.
Guarjiro Pimienta – Rua Pedro Ernesto, 89 – Gamboa
For more information, check out the event page.
LOUNGES, PUBS &; BARS:
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
Adega Pérola (Copacabana)
Preserving a vintage decoration, Adega Pérola’s specialty is its delicious Portuguese-Brazilian finger food, served to you quickly at the bar’s counter area.
Adega Pérola – 11AM
Rua Siqueira Campos, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2255-9425
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. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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