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Feira de Vinil do Rio de JaneiroSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today the Feira de Vinil do Rio de Janeiro (The Rio de Janeiro Vinyl Fair) returns for its 14th edition.

It will be a very special edition as the popular record fair celebrates Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine’s Day) with more than 70 exhibitors selling T-shirts, books,CDs, record players, accessories and, of course, the very best EPs and LPs you can find anywhere in Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

During the event today, DJs will spin vinyl live. There will be a special “Som e Pausa” book signing and the launch of the book “Estudando o Samba,” by Tom Zé. Additionally there will be a very special tribute to a Brazilian musician who will be present but whose identity will remain secret until the fair.


Praça (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador in Lapa will host the premiere edition of Praça (The Square). The event arrives in the hopes of establishing a new monthly cultural space for creating and performing projects including parties, debates, screenings, alternative publication release, poetry, theater and more.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 5PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80 with 1kg of nonperishable food


Feira de Vinil do Rio de Janeiro (Flamengo)
The Feira de Vinil do Rio de Janeiro returns to Instituto Metodista Bennett in Flamengo today for it 14th edition. It will be a special Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine’s Day) edition with more than 70 exhibitors selling T-shirts, books, CDs, record players, accessories and, of course, the very best EPs and LPs you can find anywhere in Rio de Janeiro and beyond.
Instituto Metodista Bennett – 11:30AM – 8PM
Rua Marquês de Abrantes, 55, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 3509 – 1000
Entrance: 1kg of nonperishable food


Soul Mais (Copacabana)
The Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Soul Mais party today with DJs Maz, Sean Diss, Ananda Nobre and Nina Soul spinning. Additionally during the party, there will be a live jazz session with Luri Nicolsky of Nova Lapa Jazz. The Top of Pestana venue is located on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach. The venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 4PM – 12AM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$30 – R$70. For more information and reservations:

Sambinha with Molejo (Gávea)
Today the Village Jockey Club festival hosts Sambinha with specail guest Molejo. Additionally during the event DJs Bibu and Nepal will spin and there will be a Tropical Trap session from 5PM to 6:30PM. There will also be free beer from 5PM to 7PM. The event is part of the second edition of the festival, which began on June 4th in the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea and will continue through the 21st with both international and national musicians and bands performing live, as well as parties, food, food trucks and more.
Jockey Club – 2PM
Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro Tribuna C, Praça Santos Dumont, 31, Gávea – Tel: (21) 99614-1888

Duo (Gávea)
It’s time once again for the best of house, electro, and pop as the twelve-hour Duo party returns to Gávea’s chic 00 (Zero Zero) club. Tonight will be a special Festa Junina edition with DJ Dani Vieira starting off the night by spinning on the outdoor deck. Then there will be a quadrilha (tradional folk dance) duo inside witl DJs Pako, Leo Gattuso and Claudio Fernandes spinning throughout the night until 5AM Monday morning.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Free from 5PM to 8PM, R$20 – R$40 after 8PM.

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Roda de Samba and Football with Ballet 2 Passistas (Football) (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. Additionally, DJ Mukato will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20 (Cash Only)

Rogê (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight with DJ Daniel Faria spinning funk, house, hip hop and reggaeton and Marcelo Cebukin performing live. Additionally caipivodkas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Sunday Live Sessions @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents Sunday Live Sessions with the groups Dahmari and Banda de Garagem peforming live.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 5PM, Banda de Garagem will perform at 6:30PM and Dahmari will perform at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Every Sunday, promotions include two for one Sol beer, caipirinha and caipivodka. Pizza Pub is also only R$10.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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 waffles, pancakes, BBQ, real bagels, sliders, great cakes 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, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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