The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

samungbluesSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Promisng to be one of the biggest blues events in the city this year, the Samsung Blues Festival will take place in Vivo Rio in Parque do Flamengo tonight.

Perfomring live will be American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper, acclaimed American blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, and Brazilian singer-songwriter and harmonica player Flávio Guimarães.

In 2012, Harper and Musselwhite collaborated on the album Get Up!. Following the album’s release in early 2013, the two performed live as part of the 2013 Rock in Rio festival. The record then went on to win the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.

Brazilian harmonica player Flávio Guimarães is well known for his work with groundbreaking Brazilian blues band, Blues Etílicos. He has also previously performed with Charlie Musselwhite as well as Ed Motta, Zeca Baleiro, and Buddy Guy, among others.


Feira Junina de Food Trucks (Recreio Dos Bandeirantes)
Today is the fourth and final day of the Feira Junina de Food Trucks at Américas Shopping located in the neighborhood of Recreio Dos Bandeirantes. The free-entry fair has been celebrating the Festa Junina holidays with twenty food trucks and participants including Bibocaft, Burgertopia, Contrabando beertruck, Paris Gourmet Food Truck, Ribz Truck and The Pub Truck, among others.
Américas Shopping – 2PM to 11PM today and 1PM to 10PM on Sunday.
Avenida das Américas 15500, Recreio Dos Bandeirantes – Tel: (21) 2442-9900
Entrance: FREE. Food prices vary.

Magic Show (Barra da Tijuca)
American illusionist William Mandell returns to perform his magic show live at the Beluga restaurant in Shopping Downtown located in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca tonight, beginning at 7PM.
Beluga – 7PM
Avenida das Américas,, 500 Bl. 17, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2496-3834
Entrance: R$35


Dia da Musica (Glória)
Ten stages of musicians will perform live in Rio de Janeiro today as part of Dia da Musica (Day of Music) celebrations. There will be over forty shows will performers including Biltre, the Daniela Spielmann Quarteto, Eduardo Neves & Rogério Caetano, Afrojazz, Ava Rocha, and Omulu, among others. The stages will be Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto in Humaitá; Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas in Santa Teresa; Centro Municipal de Referência da Música Carioca in Tijuca; Sala Baden Powell in Copacabana, Arena Carioca Dicró in Penha Circular, Arena Carioca Fernando Torres in Madureira; Museu de Arte Moderna in Glória, Praça Russel in Glória; and Praça Tiradentes in Centro;
Dia da Musica
See link for addresses and show times.

Samsung Blues Festival (Parque do Flamengo)
Vivo Rio will host the Samsung Blues Festitval tonight with American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper, American harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, and Brazilian singer-songwriter and harmonica player Flávio Guimarães performing live.
Vivo Rio – 8PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2901
Entrance: R$60 – R$400


Sambinha with Rodrigo Lampreia (Gávea)
Today the second edition of the Village Jockey Club will end will a bang as the Sambinha party presents Rodrigo Lampreia, Pathy DeJesus, Tropical Trap and DJ Bibi live at the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea.
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. DJs Lis Amaral and Miga_zz will start off the night by spinning on the outdoor deck and DJs Babi, Rafael Calvente, and Pedro Massucatti will follow, spinning inside 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.


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

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Tonight a DJ will spin live.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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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