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Centro Cultural Carioca

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Roda de Forró offers the best in top quality forró music and reggae, bringing the perfect way to wind down the weekend. This special Sunday night staple has been ongoing at Centro Cultural Carioca for years now, featuring the forró and reggae styles of the northeast.

Forró encompasses a number of northeastern Brazilian dances as well as a number of different musical genres which accompany these dances, including reggae. The genre has gained widespread popularity in most of Brazil and is continually growing in popularity outside Brazil. Tonight you will see the fun and energy that keeps this popular style alive, at one of the longest running “rodas” in Rio.


Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in a laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean. Café Del Mar is known for keeping the beaches of Copa alive, even on a Sunday.
Café Del Mar– 5PM
Av Atlântica, 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: Check with venue

Sundae Tracks (Botafogo)
DJs Melvin and Miggaz bring you Sunday Tracks, Summer Sessions! With unbelievable drink promotions going on all night, its the perfect way to end your weekend, or begin a new week.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

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Rogê (Lapa)
His main inspiration for both writing, and to perform, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing, in addition to the natural warmth of our country, especially the warmth of our people.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next “Roda de Forró,” which continues this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$20

Bloco Calma Calma Sua Piranha (Botafogo)
This fun filled bloco pays tribute to an alleged interview from Brazilian host Silvio Santos. The bloco attracts local residents and tourists.
Rua Visconde de Caravelas, 5 – Botafogo – 10AM until 2PM

Bloco Thriller Elétrico (Flamengo)
This Michael Jackson themed bloco recreates the king of pop into a samba fueled rhythm section. Hits like Billie Jean, Thriller and Bad are transformed at this one of a kind bloco.
Aterro do Flamengo (altura da Praia do Flamengo, 300) – Flamengo – 5:30PM


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 establishment has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205 – Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Entrance: Free

Guacamole (Jardim Botanico)
Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico, 129 – Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

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