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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – October is also Oktoberfest time in Tijuca, as Food Truck Carioca opens today its own version of the traditional Germany party from Munich.

Tijuca’s Oktoberfest will offer a complete line up with music, beer and food until this Sunday, October 21st. Today, DJ Renato Maciel will be spinning rock music in the venue from 7PM.

Besides the usual homemade burgers and Brazilian dishes, there will be typical German food, like sauerkraut and bratkartoffeln, and artisanal labels like Biergarten TapHouse, São Bartolomeu Bier Truck and Beer Park Point Cervejeiro, all inspired in the German Beer School.


Cumbia no Mike’s (Santa Teresa)
Composed of Brazilian singer and clavier player Leonardo Fiuza, Venezuelan sax and percussion player Alexis Graterol and Colombian percussionist Victor Giraldo, the Dale Pra Ca trio presents the best of Cumbia music tonight at Santa Teresa.
Mike’s Hauss – 8PM
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 90 – Santa Teresa
Entrance: R$10

Terça Jazz (Leblon)
The Terça Jazz project aims to gather DJs and a live band on the same stage, creating an innovative sound for the jazz. DJ Fábio Santana will be starring at Terça Jazz tonight.
Stuzzi Bar – 7PM
Rua Dias Ferreira, 48 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 2274-4017
Entrance: see venue for details


Festa Bem Brasil (Ipanema)
One of the trendiest parties in Rio, where Brazilians and foreigners always end up hanging out together. Besides DJ Haron Dufau, who will be playing a set list with the best of hip hop, house, reggaeton and funk, group Pretensão (Pretension) will be in charge of the live samba music.
Barzin Rio Live – 11PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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Orquestra Afro-Brasileira (Centro)
Run by maestro Abigail Moura, the incredible Afro Brazilian Orchestra celebrates its 75 years of existence and presents its latest album tonight at João Caetano theater.
Teatro João Caetano – 7PM
Praça Tiradentes, s/n – Centro – Tel: (21) 2332-9257
Entrance: see venue for details

Chorinho Botafogo (Botafogo)
Composed of Kevin Shortall (guitar), Leo Careca (pandeiro), Son Lemos (bandolim) and F
Felipe Pedro (cavaquinho), the group Criançada Reunida promotes a great chorinho night to the audience in Botafogo.
Casarão 22 – 7PM
Rua Farani, 22 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2137-8207
Entrance: FREE


Oktoberfest (Tijuca)
Inspired in German’s Oktoberfest, this Brazilian version of the traditional party from Munich will gather the best of live music, DJs, artisanal beers and Brazilian and German food until this Sunday, October 21st.
Food Park Carioca – 5PM to 11PM
Rua Mariz e Barros, 1037 – Maracanã – Tel: (21) 97017-0941
Entrance: FREE


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.

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and its well known for live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

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