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levianoSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –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.

The group Samba Di Buteco joins the event, playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. DJ Mukato will also spin during the night.


Tattoo Week Rio (Centro)
The third edition of Tattoo Week Rio comes to a close today at Centro de Convenção Sul América (South America Convention Center) in Centro with its third and final day. More than 800 tattoo artists will again be working at 200 stands and today’s events will include contests and a live performance by MCs Marechal, Old Dirty Bacon, Spliff Rap at 2PM.
Centro de Convenção Sul América – 10AM-11PM. Show begins at 6PM.
Av. Paulo de Frontin, n° 1 , Cidade Nova, Centro – Tel: (21) 3293-6700
Entrance:R$20 – R$40, Shows R$40-R$70

Carnival 2015 Samba School Technical Rehearsals ( Santo Cristo)
Two more samba schools head to Sambódromo tonight to hold their technical rehearsals in preparation for their 2015 Carnival parades. Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel will hold their practice first at 8PM and Mangueira will follow at 9:30PM. Technical rehearsals are free and open to the pubilc. While they do not include full costume and completed floats, they are still a great opportunity to preview each school’s parade and to hear their samba-enredo (samba theme song) for this year.
Sambódromo – 8PM and 9:30PM
Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Santo Cristo
Entrance: FREE


Sundae Tracks (Botafogo)
The Sundae Tracks party is back again at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. Helping to end your weekend on a high note, DJ Melvin will spin the best of indie rock and pop on the first floor, while special guest DJs will take to the decks on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Bomba Santa(Copacabana)
The Bomba Santa party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of funk, axé, and pop.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Ensaios do Brasília Amarela (Lagoa)
Lagoa’s Praia Club is hosting Ensaios do Brasília Amarela during every Sunday in January. The nights feature Brasília Amarela, Felipe Guga and Guga Fernandes performing live. Promotions include two for one Budweiser and two for one Smirnoff Ice all night.
Praia Club – 8PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$50

Duo (Gávea)
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time to end your weekend with the best of house and electro pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins early 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 Dri Toscano 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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Rogê (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively up-and-coming performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Roda de Samba and Soccer (Football) (Lapa)
It’s time again for soccer at live samba at Leviano. This weekly event features live broadcasts of soccer (football) matches and live performances of samba music.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20


Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never 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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
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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