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OClusterSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The O Cluster fair returns to Botafogo today from 1PM to 9PM with the best of up and coming fashion, design, art, music, and food.

The first edition of O Cluster was held in November of 2012 and it has since become an established outlet for artists in the city.

Held in a beautiful refurbished old home in the neighborhood of Botafogo, the vendors will again fill the lower floor and garden of the venue.

The fair was created by the duo of Carolina Herszenhut, the designer behind Branchée, and independent content producer, Camila Félix, to showcase the work of Rio artisans and designers in a laid-back setting with good food and music.

In addition to the vendors today, DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Brasa, Nado Leal, Diogo Reis, and Icaro Dos Santos will spin. Denne of Projeto [cdr] will also do live painting during the event.


El Miraculoso Samba Jazz (Praia Vermelha)
Today the group El Miraculoso Samba Jazz will present a free outdoor performance at Praia Vermelha. The group consists of trombonist Henrique Vaz, bassist Marcos Luz, drummer Gabriel Barbosa and guitarist Jefferson Moreira
El Miraculoso Samba Jazz – 5PM
Praia Vermelha
Entrance: FREE


O Cluster (Botafogo)
The O Cluster fair returns to Botago today with fashion, design, and art vendors plus food, DJs and live painting.
O Cluster – 1PM to 9PM
Rua das Palmeiras 35, Botafogo
Entrance: FREE


Duo (Gávea)
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time to end your weekend with the best of house and electro-pop at the Duo party in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). Tonight things will begin early as always at 5PM and continue in the chic indoor/outdoor venue until 5AM. During the night, Bruna Campos will spin on the deck and DJ Andre Garça, Rafael Calvente, and Pako will spin inside.
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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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

Roda de Samba and Soccer (Football) (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue streams live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Samba Di Buteco 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.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20


Toxic Fest: OUT OF LOLLA @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
In celebration of the ongoing Lollapalloza music festival in São Paulo, Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents the Toxic Fest -Out of Lolla special edition tonight. During the event, bands The Outs, The Moondogs, Hell Oh, and Pilfer will perform the best of brit rock, indie rock, and 70s live. Additionally, promotions will include two for one Hi-fi and Cuba Libre all night long.
Saloon 79 – 5PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

Petit Mort and Folks @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
It’s time for rock’n’roll at Bar do B tonight as the band Folks and power trio Petit Mort perform live. Additionally, Eliza Schinner Baixo and Davi Lisboa will DJ during the event.
Bar do B – 7PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 -R$15

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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, 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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  1. I was in Rio in December and I noticed the city was closing Balcony.
    Do you know if it open again?



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