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williammandellSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight American illusionist William Mandell will perform his magic show live at the Beluga restaurant in Shopping Downtown, located in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca.

Mandell has previously performed at Gringo Café, Barzin, Ecletico, Fasano, Cabaret Lounge, Paris6, and Star Pub, among other venues in the city.

Known for his amazing illusions that include a R$100 bill appearing out of thin air, mind reading, and much more, Mandell’s performance promises to delight and amaze the entire family.


El Miraculoso Samba Jazz (Praia Vermelha)
Today the group El Miraculoso Samba Jazz returns to the neighborhood of Urca to present another free outdoor performance at Praia Vermelha. Consisting of trombonist Henrique Vaz, bassist Marcos Luz, drummer Gabriel Barbosa and guitarist Jefferson Moreira, the group is known for its lively and fun shows.
El Miraculoso Samba Jazz – 5PM
Praia Vermelha, Urca
Entrance: FREE


Food Truck Festival (Barra da Tijuca)
It’s your last day to check out the twenty food trucks and vendors selling a wide variety of food, drinks, wines and beer at the Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, as the Food Truck Festival ends its fourth edition today.
Village Mall – 1PM-9PM
Avenida das Américas 3900, Barra da Tijuca – Tel (21) 3252-2999
Entrance: FREE. Food and meal prices vary.

Magic Show (Barra da Tijuca)
American illusionist William Mandel will 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


Soul Mais (Copacabana)
Beginning this afternoon at 4PM, the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Soul Mais party with with resident DJ Claudio Paez, aka Nina Soul, and DJs Ananda Nobre and Maz spinning during the during the event. Additionally, there will be a live jazz session with Iuri Nicolsky of Nova Lapa Jazz during the paryt. Top of Pestana, with its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, is a venue that 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. It’s a great place to end your weekend tonight.
Top of Pestana – 4PM -12AM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
For more information and to make reservations: reservas[at]topofpestana[dot]

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. The party will start at 5PM with DJs spinning on the outdoor deck. Then guest DJs 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.

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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.
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


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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