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Big Up!

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today beginning at 2PM it’s time for the best of music, food, culture and more as the BIG UP! party returns for its fourth edition.

Taking place in street and on the deck of Port Pirata in Praça da Bandeira, the event will feature PH KBrum on the mic, DJs Nitcho, Bives Selecta, and Kaja Man of the Sistema de Som spinning the best of reggae and dancehall and the RudMon Crew will dancing live.

Additionally, there will be Jamaican jerk Food and there will be live painting and graffiti.


Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight, the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo. The group Tudo é Jazz with guitarist Marcus Nabuco, keyboardist Dudu Viana, bassist Weslwn Lima, and drummer Renato Endrigo will perform live. Additionally, DJ João Santiago will spin during the event.
Gilda – 3PM – 11:59PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$35

Cafefrio and Cafe Republica (Botafogo)
Tonight, bands Cafefrio and Cafe Republica will perform live in Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15

Skillet (Lapa)
Well known for their Christian rock, the American band Skillet will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight.
Circo Voador – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$120 – R$240


Hari Bol (Centro)
The premiere of the Brazilian music festival Hari Bol will be held at Arco do Teles tonight. Scheduled to take place every two weeks in the future, the debut of the free event tonight will feature DJ Du’Jorge and guests DJs Gui Ferreira and Matheus Marins spinnig the best of Brazilian music including funk, bossa nova, Tropicália, baião, rock, forró, quadrilha, samba and Carnival marchinhas. Shots of cachaça with honey and cachaça with jambu will be distributed throughout the event and movies and videos will be projected (muted) during the party.
Arco do Teles – 5PM
Travessa do Comércio 11, Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8602
Entrance: FREE

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 around 5PM by spinning on the deck and more DJs will follow, spinning inside 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.

Big Up! (Praça da Bandeira)
Today and tonight, Porto Pirata will host the fourth edition of the Big Up! party. Featured events and performances will include DJs Nitcho, Bives Selecta, and Kaja Man of the Sistema de Som spinning the best of reggae and dancehall; the RudMon Crew dancing; PH KBrum on the mic; Jamaican Jerk food and live painting and graffiti.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See Venue for details

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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 Ballet 2 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 (Lapa)
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 – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


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.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 and five Miller Lites for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
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.

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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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