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Untitled-1Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Gringo Cafe in Ipanema will host a viewing party of the second Republican presidential debate. The eleven main Republican candidates will get on stage at 8PM EST, which translates to 9PM for viewers in Rio.

Known for offering the best of classic and current American foods and for its unique interior filled with vintage Americana, this is one of the best venues in Rio to watch the debate that might help to determine the next the President of the United States or at least the next runner-up.

During the viewing event, promotions will include R$5 long necks and two-for-one specials on caipirinhas. All are welcome regardless of your party affliliation or country of origin.


Antonio Panda Gianfratti (Botafogo)
Tonight drummer Antonio Panda Gianfratti returns to Audio Rebel in Botafogo for a second night with a live performance and workshop . Gianfratti was a member of bands including the Beatnicks and Jovem Guarda and has performed with musicians including Simonal, Roberto Carlos, William Parker, John Edwards, Phil Minton, Marcio Mattos, Hans Koch, and Sabu Toyozumi among others. Tonight the workshop will begin at 6PM and Gianfratti will perform with Henry Schroy and Piqueras Santangelo beginning at 8:30 PM.
Audio Rebel – Workshop at 6PM and solo show at 8:30 PM.
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$130 for workshop and show; R$70 for workshop; and R$20 for show.

Para Todos with Policroma and Inventário (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia presents a new edition of the Para Todos event tonight with the bands Policroma and Inventário performing live. Additionally, DJ Lucas Santos will spin during the event. Promotions include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas and mojitos until 11PM.
Teatro Odisséia – 9PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$10 – R$15


O Club Workout (Arpoador)
After a successful first edition in Rio last week the O Club Workout (the Workout Club) returns to Rio’s Cave club in Arpoador. Originating in NYC and arriving in Rio following the success of classes in São Paulo, the event is an aerobic twerk class inspired by pop diva choreography. The class will last approximately one hour.
CAVE – 8PM – 9PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 per class, package of five classes (valid for 2 months) R$180

American Republican Presidential Debate Viewing Evenet @ Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The American-owned Gringo Cafe in Ipanema, wants to know; “Will Donald Trump be our next President?” and is inviting others who are curious to come to the cafe tonight to watch the second Republican presidential debate live. Promotions during the night will include R$5 long necks and two-for-one specials on caipirinhas. The Gringo Cafe is well known for bringing all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers,atmosphere, and food. Tonight should be no exception.
Gringo Cafe – 9PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free


Local Beatz (Copacabana)
The Local Beatz party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJ Haron Dufau spinning the best of hip hop, funk, and Latin rhythms. Caipifrutas will be all you can drink from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
The weekly Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special edition celebrating the upcoming Rock in Rio festival. As always there will be eight hours of singing and promotions that will include two-for-one specials on five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, Cuba Libre and mojito until midnight. Additionally, shots of Chuva cachça will be distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Latin Party Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the weekly Latin Party Rio returns to Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana. During the party DJs Mateus, Jo, and special guests will spin the best of reggaeton, merengue, salsa, pop, house, and hits. Caipirinhas will be free until 11PM and beer will be unlimited until midnight.
Guimo’s Pub – 10PM
Av. Nossa senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$10 – R$40

Breaking Rules with DJ Cia (Lagoa)
It’s time for the best of rap, hip hop, deep house and trap as the weekly Breaking Rules party returns to the posh Lagoa nightclub, Miroir. Tonight the party will welcome very special guest, DJ Cia. Additionally during the night, DJs Lorão, Monraga, Rapha Castro, Nicko, and Luciano Roffer will spin.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Parents and Children – Generations Meet with Hudson Santos (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host the Parents and Children – Generations meet event, a project that aims to presents generations of a musical families performing together live. Tonight Hudson Santos will perform with Carlinhos 7 Cordas and Karime Branka will sing.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Baile do Eletronaipe (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in September, the Leviano bar in Lapa is hosting the Baile do Eletronaipe. The event features the group Eletronaipe and its nine musicians performing the best of pop, funk, rock, and jazz live throughout the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10


RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

TANDEM – Language Exchange Meeting (Copacabana)
The TANDEM Language exchange is back at Blue Agave Copa tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables. The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. As always, there will be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
Blue Agave Copa – 7:30 PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: See venue for details.

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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