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

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.

Marcelo Amaro @ Teatro Rival Petrobras (Centro) – Created by the singer, composer and percussionist Marcelo Amaro, ‘Viva a Percussão’ shows that drums and percussion are today more than musical instruments, they are symbols of survival, of Brazil’s culture and a legacy of ancestral peoples.

The aim of the performance is to draw a percussive dialogue from samba, the mother of Brazilian music, while tracing its origins back to the most emblematic rhythms of Brazil and the African continent. ‘Viva a Percussão’ is also taking place to support the release of Marcelo Amaro’s new EP, also titled ‘Viva a Percussão’ containing six previously unpublished tracks.

The evening begins at 7:30PM and tickets are available from R$60.

Marcelo Amaro – Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33 / 37- subsolo – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

Xote do Teles (Centro) – Arco do Telos is one of the most historical nightlife areas in the city, and tonight there will be a performance by Cordel Negro. Cordel Negro are a band of musicians who are intent on creating a new sound, descended from the African rhythms and traditional melodies of Brazil’s past, but also brought right up to date.

This free event will trace the roots of Brazilian music with songs that journey through varying genres such as samba, choro, forró and carimbó. Things should get started at around 8PM. For those who want to learn a bit of forró dancing, there will be a class open at 7:30PM with the instructor João Gabriel Caldeira Pires from the group Forró New Roots.

The drinks offers for the night are a bucket of five Devassa Puro Malte for R$40, and Antártica and Brahma at R$10 per bottle.

Xote do Teles – Travessa do Comércio, Praça XV – Centro

For more information, visit the event page.

Edgard & Ballet Underground @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Los Angeles-based guitarist Edgard invites the Ballet Underground band for a night of rock and blues.

After three years living in Los Angeles, guitarist Edgard Paiva returns to Brazil with his new show, singing and performing masters of blues, jazz and progressive rock like Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others. Accompanied by musicians Thomas Amadeo (bass) Matheus Coelho (drums) and Alex Veley (keyboard,) the artist will also present songs from his live EP, ‘Edgard: Live at Bedrock LA,’ released on September 14, from the main stage of The Hotel Café in the heart of Hollywood.

Following on from the band’s debut album ‘Tip Toe Noises’ the Ballet Underground band will be presenting a set list full of great female artists from recent times, such as The Runaways, Hole, Joan Jett, The Cranberries, Garbage, and The Pretenders.

Tickets are R$10-R$20 and the night begins at 10PM.

Edgard & Ballet Underground – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

For more information, head to the event page.

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


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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