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wobbleSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s the eve of Brazilian Independence Day, so that means many of the city’s venues will host events tonight.

In Copacabana, the Fosfobox club will host a special edition of the popular Wobble party with very special guest Portuguese music producer, Branko of Buraka Som Sistema.

Fresh off the release of his debut solo album, Atlas, Branko will join the Wobble party tonight as a stop on his ongoing Club Atlas World Tour.

Released on the Enchufada label and available in all major digital stories as of September 4th, Atlas, includes the songs “Eventually (feat. Alex Rita & Bison),” “Let Me Go (feat. Nonku Phiri & Mr. Carmack)” and “Take Off” (feat. Princess Nokia).

In additional to Branko and the Wobble Crew, with Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz, will welcome Scratcha DVA from the UK, Cybass and Swinga on Sunday night.


Jazz no Morro (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight, the weekly Jazz no Morro event returns to Gilda in Cantagalo. Guga Pellicciotti will perform live and DJ João Santiago will spin the best of Brazilian rhythms, dance and rock during show intervals.
Gilda – 3PM – 11:59PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Baile do Almeidinha with Hamilton de Holanda and guests (Lapa)
The Baile do Almeidinha event will return to Circo Voador with Hamilton de Holanda welcoming Carlos Malta, Marcos Suzano and Alfredo Del-penho tonight. Paideguará will open.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 8:30PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Marcelo Perdido (Botafogo)
Marcelo Perdido, formerly of the band Hidrocr, will launch his new album, Inverno, live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight.
Audio Rebel – 7:30PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20


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 Fabiano Moreira and Richard L will start the party around 5PM by spinning on the deck and DJs Valvet, Dri Toscano, and Pedro Massucatti 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.

Wobble with Branko (Copacabana)
Tonight the Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana with special guest Scratcha DVA, Cybass, and Swinga joining the Wobble Crew with Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz. Branko, known for his work with Burka Som Sistema, recently released his first solo album.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Sunda Tracks (Botafogo)
The Botafogo club, Casa da Matriz will host a special edition of the Sundae Tracks party tonight. During the event, DJ Melvin will spin on the first floor and DJs Sal and Felipe Fortes will spin on the second floor for the Videogame party. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, and mojito until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$35

La Paz (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Bear Nation party, Independencia do Barbados (Beards Independence) edition. DJs Thiago Amorim, Fabiano Penna, and Valdo S. will spin. Additionally during the night, Ber Black, Ursula mon amour, and Ravena Creole will spin on the second stage for the LipSync party.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

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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 6PM the venue plays live games on their screens with a live performance following the matches. Tonight the group Samba Di Buteco will play classic samba including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. Additionally, DJ Mukato will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – House opens at 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

Empolga ás 9 and Daniel Rolim (Centro)
Rio Scenarium will host a special edition tonight with singer and guitarist Daniel Rolim starting the night at 8PM. Empolga ás 9 will follow at 11PM with the best of funk, forró, frevo, and pop.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45


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$30 – R$50

Juvenilia @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of indie rock and indie pop tonight as Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents the Juvenilia party. Lê Almeida and Transfusão will launch the new album, Paraleloplasmos and DJs Guilherme Almeida, Vinicius Leal, and Gordinho will spin. Additionally, the psychedelic and psychoactive collages of Augusto Malbouisson will be on display during the event.
Saloon 79 – 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$20

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

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
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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