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De La Soul July 27thSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight legendary American hip hop trio De La Soul returns to Rio for the first time in nine years to preform at Lapa’s Circo Voador.

Consisting of members Posdnuos (Kelvin Mercer), Trugoy The Dove (David Jude Jolicoeur) and Pasemaster Mase (Vincent Mason), the trio is internationally known for thier 1989 debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising.

That album featured the songs “The Magic Number,” “Potholes in My Lawn,” and “Me Myself and I” among others, and is considered one of the most influential ablums in hip hop to date.

The trio have released seven stuido albums to date and collaborated with with Gorillaz on the single “Feel Good Inc,” earning them a Grammy in 2006.

They arrive in Rio tonight with the help of Queremos and to round out what promises to be a not to be missed night, the Wobble and DOOM crew will be on hand and DJs Tucho and Saddam to spin some of the best mixes you could hear anywhere in Rio.


De La Soul (Lapa)
American hip hop trio De La Soul returns to Rio to play at Circo Voador in Lapa. The night will also feature the popular Wobble crew with special guests DOOM and DJs Tucho and Saddam.
Circo Voador– Gates open at 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70-R$140


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 usually 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

Marcos Novatoo and Pimenta da Garrafa(Lapa)
Marcos Novatoo and Piment da Garrafa return to Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30PM for their second show at the venue this month.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


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 – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free


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