The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Forró do Medusa @ La Esquina (Lapa) – This Tuesday there’s another Forró do Medusa party in the heart of Rio’s nightlife neighborhood Lapa!

With the most lively dance band in Rio, plus a great DJ and plenty more entertainment, this promises to be a wild night.

The DJ for the night will Juan Mota. And the music will be provided by the Leandro Pinto trio, who play upbeat forró guaranteed to get your feet moving.

The Leandro Pinto trio are: Leandro Pinto – Triangle and voice, Eron Lima – accordian and voice, and Rodri Guimarães – zabumba and voice.

The night begins at 8PM but there is free entrance until 9PM. After 9PM it is R$10 entry.

There will also be cheap drinks, a smoking area and a brand new refurbished bar waiting to host memorable times.

Forró do Medusa – 59 Avenida Mem de Sá – Lapa

For more information, check out the event page.

Leandro Braga Trio @ Centro Cultural Justiça Federal (Centro) – The Leandro Braga Trio presents the show ‘Villa Lobos’ with an evening dedicated to the work of the composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

The Leandro Braga Trio is composed by Leandro Braga (piano), Rodrigo Villa (double bass) and Rodrigo Scofield (drums).

Their unique interpretation of this giant of Brazilian music allows for a jazzy, free and creative reading. The show will focus on movements of the Bachianas and will be closed with Polichinelo from the series A Prole do Bebê.

The trio will also present compositions by Leandro Braga himself, who has been awarded the Prêmio Sharp and nominated for a Grammy.

The night starts at 7PM and tickets are from R$15-R$30

Leandro Braga Trio – Avenida Rio Branco, 241 – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

O Quarteto Geral @ CoLAB (Botafogo) – Every week, CoLAB opens its nightly programming by getting some of the best musicians in Rio’s instrumental jazz scene to perform live at their space.

This Tuesday, O Quarteto Geral are bringing their sound to the space. The group takes its starting point from the work of the influential instrumental group from the late sixties, Novo Quarteto.

The members of O Quarteto Geral, coming from different musical backgrounds, come together in this project with the intention of providing a careful look at the music of Brazil’s North-east.

They reinterpret, with a contemporary vision, classical pieces of the armorial movement, such as Mourão (César Guerra-Peixe), Mulher Rendeira (Zé do Norte), combining the sounds of viola, flutes, pipes, guitar and zabumba.

This should be a great free night for those interested in jazz, the musical heritage of Brazil, or both.

The music should start at 8PM.

O Quarteto Geral – Rua Fernandes Guimarães, 66 – Botafogo

For more information, go to the event page.

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Comuna (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s favorite bar for undergrad students and hispters. Comuna is famous for its homemade burgers and variety of beer labels.
Comuna – 7PM
Rua Sorocaba, 582 – Tel: (21) 3579-6175
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks, and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Dida Bar e Restaurante (Tijuca)
Specialized in Afro-Brazilian and African food, Bar da Dida is a great option for authentic, soulful food one cannot find in any corner. Make sure to try one of its finger food that have already participated in the “Comida di Boteco” contest.
Bar da Dida – 12PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2504-0841
Entrance: Free

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