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Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today the arts, music, fashion and food fair, O Cluster will hold a special literary edition with CinePoema at Casa da Glória.

For the 12th edition of the fair today, thirty brands and designers will be on hand as well as ten food vendors and chefs. There will also be vinyl and comics sellers

Additional activities will include live painting with Claudio Gil, Pisicinema (cinema at the pool); an art and video exhibition, curated by Thais Medeiro and Gab Marcondes; live storytelling with Hanny Saraiva; and a book exchange and donation section.

Resident DJs Ícaro dos Santos, Andrei Yurievitch, Nado Leal, and guest DJs Feio & Horroroso and Maurício da Baratos will spin during the event.

Organizers recommend early arrival as the event space is subject to quickly fill to capacity.


All Ireland Final Live (Copacabana)
Beginning at 11:30AM this morning, the Garota de Copacabana will host a live viewing party for the All Ireland Final. Organizers say that this is the first time that the event will stream live in Rio.
Garota de Copacabana – 11:30 AM
Av. Atlântica, 3744 (across from Posto 5 ) – Tel: (21) 2521-4705
Entrance: FREE

O Cluster (Glória)
The O Cluster arts, music and food fair returns today with a special literary edition in Glória.
Garota de Copacabana – 1PM – 9PM
Ladeira da Glória, 98, Glória – Tel: (21) 7981-7918
Entrance: FREE


Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight, the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo with a special Superjazz edition. Arriving direct from São Paulo, the Superjazz party will feature the saxophonist Gabriel Gabriel, bassist Max Dias, drummer André Froes, guitarist Pablo Barros, and DJ Mr Rabbit performing and spinning the best of acid jazz, bebop, nujazz, classic soul, neosoul and more during the event.
Gilda – 3PM – 11:59 PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Cabeçada (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of rock, funk rock, hip hop and poetry as Audio Rebel in Botafogo host the third edition of Cabeçada. The groups General Sagaz and Ludi Um and As Cabeças will perform live tonight.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin 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$30 – R$50

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. DJ Pedro Whitaker will start the party around 5PM by spinning on the deck and DJs Pedro Piu, Andress Fleming, and Rael Barja 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.

Baile do Luan (Copacabana)
Tonight it’s time for the best of funk, hip hop and trap as Fosfobox presents the Baile do Luan. During the night in the subsolo (basement), MCs TH and Cabelinho will perform and DJs Luan and Lula will spin. Above at the Fosfobox bar during the night, Tabajara and DJ Laun will perform.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$10 – R$20


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


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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