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B.L.E.S.S.Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The B.L.E.S.S. party returns to Rio today for a special Father’s edition.

This time the popular party, known for being held in different locations around the city, will take place at Rio’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches).

DJs Mohammed, Equipe Disco Reggae, Move On, Interferência Sistema de Som will spin and band Ayahuasc e seu Reggae da Floresta, MC Lápide & RAsloty with Vltor Bhing, Sista Wolf, and Sandro Black will provide live performances.

Additionally, a special regular and vegetarian feijoada will take place beginning at 6PM.


Chinese Cookie Poets and Thiago França (Botafogo)
Tonight experimental jazz fusion band Chinese Cookie Poets and Thiago França of Metá Metá, Sambanzo, and MarginalS will perform live at the Botafogo music store, Audio Rebel.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Rua Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


B.L.E.S.S. (Lapa)
The B.L.E.S.S. party returns to Rio today and will take place at Rio’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches).Multiple DJs and MCs will be on hand to help celebrate Father’s Day.
B.L.E.S.S. – 2PM – 11:55PM
Balcony Lapa! Santa Teresa hill n6, Lapa over the last arc of Lapa, Joaquim Silva.
Entrance: R$10-R$25

Sundae Tracks (Botafogo)
Sundae Tracks returns to Casa da Martiz in Botafogo tonight with DJ Melvin spinning on the first floor to help you end your weekend with a treat. Additionally, a special to-be-announced DJ will spin on the second floor of this cozy venue with a familiar feel. There will be a dose dupla (two for one) promotion until 1AM for ten drinks; Cuba Libre, Caipirinha, Caipivodka, Blue Hawaii, Mate-me Por Favor, Kamikase, Yellow Gin, Scaramouche, Hi-Fi, and Tangerina.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Duo (Gávea)
End your weekend with house and electro pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins at 5PM and continues in the chic indoor/outdoor venue until 5AM. Things usually get started on the outdoor deck with DJs Fabiano Pax and Marcia Bertonni and then gradually shift inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and DJ Dri Toscano traditionally spin. The weekly event is also known to host special guest DJs.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30

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Roda de Samba, Soccer (Football) and Ballet 2 (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Ballet 2 playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Rogê (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns to Lapa’s Carioca de Gema to perform his own lively compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Jorge Benjor, and Djavan, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Ginga Tropical (Catete)
Exeperience Brazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight as the venue holds the Ginga Tropical theater event featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms and dancing. A tribute to Brazilian legend Carmen Miranda kicks things off followed by cabaret and an homage to famous Brazilian televison presenter Osvaldo Sargentelli. The show will continue with samba, dancing Orixás, lambada, forró, maracatu, pagode, bossa nova, funk and frevo, almost everything one needs to get a true feel for the rhythms and musical culture of Brazil in one night.
Casarão Ameno Resedá– 10PM
Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427
Entrance: R$100- R$160


The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub –7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never have been to Bar Urca on a Sunday afternoon to drink beers and eat salgados while watching the sunset, you are missing a big part of what it means to be a Carioca. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free


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