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Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 at the Gringo Cafe

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today is the holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States and Americans in Rio de Janeiro, expatriates from numerous other countries, and Brazilians eager to take part in the holiday will be celebrating in homes and at several venues throughout the city.

Two great options to check out today are the annual American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) Thanksgiving Dinner and the annual Gringo Café Thanksgiving Dinner.

The AmSoc Rio Dinner will take place today, beginning at 7:30 PM in the JW Marriott located on Av. Atlântica, 2600 in Copacabana and the menu will include turkey, ham, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, pecan pie, and more.

Gringo Café will offer its holiday dinner from noon to 11PM tonight. Their menu will include all of the traditional favorites. The Turkey Platter will consist of roasted turkey, with both white and dark meat plus homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sautéed green beans with bacon, and cranberry sauce.

Side portions and take out orders including turkey, gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie, are also available on the holiday.


American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) Thanksgiving Dinner (Ipanema)
Tonight the American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the JW Marriott in Copacabana. The menu will include turkey, ham, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, pecan pie, and more.
JW Marriott – 7:30 PM
Av. Atlântica, 2600 – Copacabana
Entrance: R$120 for American Society members. Contact for more information.

Gringo Cafe Thanksgiving Dinner (Ipanema)
Today and tonight, the Gringo Cafe in Ipanema will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 11PM. The holiday specials will feature all of the traditional favorites including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans with bacon, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Gringo Cafe – 12PM – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free. Food prices vary.
Those interested in attending the dinner at Gringo Café should make reservations in advance by contacting owner Sam Flowers at


Ná Ozzetti and Passo Torto (Centro)
The series of Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant QTV events continues tonight and tomorrow night with Ná Ozzetti and Passo Torto performing live at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller. Passo Torto is a São Paulo quartet and for the performances they will join singer Ná Ozzetti to launch the album, Thiago França.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30 PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Hamilton de Holanda and the Baile do Almeidinha (Lapa)
The Baile do Almeidinha returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight with Hamilton de Holanda Geraldo and guests Azevedo and Durval Pereira performing live. Forró de Rabeca will open the night tonight.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10:30 PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Imperatior Novo Rock with Hatefulmurder and Unmasked Brains (Méier)
It’s time for the best of metal as the Imperator Novo Rock event returns to Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira with bands Hatefulmurder and Unmasked Brains performing live tonight. Addtionally during the event, VJ Chico Abreu will provide projecitons and sets during show intervals as part of Project No Name, No Slogan.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance:R$5 – R$10

Bem Brasil


Red Monkey (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of global bass, trap, and future beats as the Red Monkey party returns to Fosfobox club in Copacabana tonight. During the event, DJs ToerrorDosBeats, Ferretti, André Menezes, Totonete, and Mr. Red Monkey will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM and additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinahs and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno LIma will spin the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Veneno and Meninas Veneno (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. On the second floor tonight, the Multiplex Fonix party will take over with DJs Theddy-O, Ricardo Abrahin, Kleber Tuma and guest DJ Guga spinning the best of EBM, post punk, dark electro and more. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Antártica beer until 12AM.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Farinha, RV, Xexeo, and Vinelli spinning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

Shake U Party (Ipanema)
On Thursday nights the Praia Club is hosting the Shake u Party.The group Virou Batuque will perform the best of samba, MPB, pagode, and funk live. Additionally, DJs Jonathan K, De Luca and S$$ will spin the best of pop, world music, trap, hip hop, funk, reggaeton and sertanejo throughout the night. There will be an open bar for women until 12AM and caipirinhas will be free for men until 12AM. Additional promotions will include two for one specials on beer, caipirinha, and vodka plus energy drinks all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$10 – R$30.

Cabaret Quinta (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Quinta (Thursady) party. DJ Fernando will spin the best of rock and pop and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126.
Entrance: R$15 – R$30


Sambarock da Silva, Bruno Maia, and Daniel Rolim (Centro)
Daniel Rolim will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM and Sambarock da Silva with Bruno Maia will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of samba pop.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Tempero Carioca and Inácio Rios (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Inácio Rios gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 11PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor and later singer Marcelo Mimoso will perform the best of Forró on the second floor. Additionally, Lucas de Moraes and the group Belisco will perform and DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

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Reverb @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of national and international rock as cover band Reverb performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Clube 79 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The Clube 79 event is back tonight at Saloon 79 and during the night, the band SeteNove will once again perform the best of classic rock live and welcome special guest performers. Tonight members Lucas Frainer, Mauricio Garcia Mauk and Paul Serran will welcome guests Kadu “O Lenhador” Menezes of Kid Abelha and Lobão; Fernando Magalhães of Barão Vermelho, Charles Zanol, Dennis Sieber, and Andre Gimaranz. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O and guest DJs, Trovão and Latari will spin the best of rock during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 7PM and the shows are scheduled to being at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, 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 longneck Heinekens for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and is well known for streaming live sports, both national and international, and for its promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM – 2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 10:30 AM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

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