Born Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, the musician is well known as a former songwriter for the band Los Hermanos and for his collaborations with musicians including: Los Hermanos, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Devendra Banhart, Maria Monte, Adrianna Calcanhotto and Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, whom he worked with on the project, Little Joy.
Amarante released his first solo LP entitled Cavalo, earlier this year. The album was met will critcal praise and features eleven tracks done in a style that has been compared to Andrew Bird, Caetano Veloso, and the band Spoon, among others.
Amarante will perform at Circo Voador tonight thanks to the help of Queremos, a Rio crowdfunded kickstarter, that helps musicians, agents and fans work together to book shows.
Tonight, Stéphane San Juan will perform before Amarante to open the night.
Rodrigo Amarante (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Circo Voadorm with the help of Queremos, will present Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante live.
Circo Voador– Gates open at 8PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 9PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Festival Multiplicidade 2014 Closing Weekend (Gávea)
The 2014 Festival Multiplicade continues the closing weekend of its tenth year today and tonight at the Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) in Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico with installations, workshops and live performance by VJs and electronic musicians. See the link below for a complete schedule of the day’s activities.
Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) – 12PM
Rua Jardim Botânico 414, Jardim Botânico– Tel: (21) 3257-1800
Entrance: See venue for details.
O Cluster (Botafogo)
Today beginning at 1PM, the O Cluster fair returns to Botafogo for its tenth edition. The fair is celebrating two years of showcasing the best new clothing, accessories, design and food in Rio. In addition to the vendors, DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Ícaro Santos, Lili Prohmann, Marcelinho Da Lua, and Léo Towers will spin durnig the event and artist Bragga will do live painting. Galeria Homegrown will also present an exposition.
Botafogo – 1PM- 9PM
Rua das Palmeiras 35, Botafogo
Espaço Ox (Leme)
Today photographer Juliana Rocha will launch her new book “Copacabana Sentimental” at the Leme lounge and restaurant, Espaço Ox. Carolina Hollanda, Juliano Serpa Guilherme Freire, and Manara will also be present at the launch to provide entertainment and to celebrate the new book.
Espaço Ox – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Free. Drink and meal prices vary.
Babilônia Feira Hype (Glória)
Babilônia Feira Hype continues to celebrate its eighteenth anniversary as its holds the second day of a special edition at Marina da Glória. The popular fair is known for showcasing creative up-and-coming fashion brands and art and features numerous exhibitors.
Babilônia Feira Hype – 12PM – 9PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, s/n, Glória – Tel: (21) 2555-2200
End your weekend with house and electro pop at the Duo party held 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 shifts inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and 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
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively up-and-coming performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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 4PM 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 – 4PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
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Thanksgiving in Rio 2014 (Ipanema)
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Gringo Café all weekend, from Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, November30th. There will be roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce. Additionally for dessert they will be offering pumpkin pie, apple pie, and red velvet cake.
Gringo Café – Call for reservations and best times.
Barao Da Torre 240, 22411-002 Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Entrance is free. Drink and meal prices vary.
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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
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 – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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