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.
Jazz das Terças (Lapa) – Enjoy a young group playing jazz, MPB and samba in contemporary arrangements, journeying through a sacred repertoire of Brazilian popular culture.
Quartetinho is a clarinet, saxophone, bass guitar, drums and guitar playing from Villa-Lobos to Hermeto Pascoal, including giant names like Cielo, Chico Buarque, Gonzaga, Ary Barroso, Cartola and more.
This is a great group of young jazz musicians, all people in their twenties graduating from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, showing that maturity and joviality in sound can and should go together.
Jazz das Terças – Avenida Gomes Freire, 579 – Lapa
What’s more, it’s free! For more information, check the event page.
Tradição Improvisada @ Audio Rebel (Botafogo) – Two great talents from different artistic journeys add strength and traditions to a unique show. Nelson da Rabeca and Thomas Rohrer present the release of the album ‘Tradição Improvisada’ (Improvised Tradition).
Thomas Rohrer is a Swiss musician based in Brazil, specializing in free improvisation, but accompanying popular artists such as Juçara Marçal and Marcelo Camelo, among others. Nelson da Rabeca is a celebrated musician, prominent in the popular songbook.
On the album where they joined forces, they express encounters, loves and friendships between generations of musicians and friends, forming a link between popular culture and free improvisation, in a great sound celebration.
In Rio, they will perform alongside Panda Gianfratti (percussion) and Dona Benedita (singer). The show brings a vast and unpublished repertoire based on genres typical of the northeast, such as xote, baião and forró. A beautiful dancing night to mark the release of the album.
Tickets are R$25-R$30 and the show starts at 8:30PM.
Tradição Improvisada – Visconde de Silva, 55 – Botafogo
For more information, check the event page.
Festa Bem Brasil @ Barzin (Ipanema) – The most traditional ‘Carioca’ party on a Tuesday brings together live samba and the biggest dancefloor hits in the world for people who love to live it up on the weekdays!
Marcelo Cebukin will be performing live saxophone and then DJ Haron Dufau will provide an eclectic set of hip hop, house, reggaeton and funk.
Watch out for the special friends’ list for registered customers at Barzin which will get you in for R$20 if you’re a woman and R$30 if you’re a man.
Otherwise it’s R$40 until midnight and R$50 thereafter.
The bar will be serving double Caipirinhas until 1AM!
This is the best party in Ipanema on a Tuesday and the bar is located very close to other great weekday haunts, such as Blue Agave and Canastra.
Festa Bem Brasil – Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema
For more information, see the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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
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
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