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Dream Theater SundaySunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight American progressive metal band Dream Theater plays live at Vivo Rio.

The five-piece metal band was formed in 1985 and the current lineup consists of John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini, who replaced founding member Mike Portnoy on drums in 2011.

They have released twelve studio albums and have toured the world extensively for nearly three decades.


Dream Theater (Flamengo)
Progressive metal band Dream Theater makes a stop at Vivo Rio tonight as part of their ongoing “Along the Ride” tour.
Vivo Rio– 8:30PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$95-R$310

Exodus (Lapa)
Headbanging continues in Rio tonight as American thrash metal band Exodus plays live at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Formed in 1980 the band has released ten studio albums and has headlined festivals including Thrashfest 2010 and Wacken Open Air 2011. Additionally, the band Hatefulmurder will perform to open the night.
Circo Voador– 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for details

Forró da Rua with Caramuela (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s La Paz club hosts Forró da Rua with the group Caramuela performing live. They will present the best of forró pé-de-serra and their interpretations of classic works by famous Brazilian musicians.
La Paz – 9PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: See venue for details.


Duo (Gávea)
End your weekend with house and electro pop at Duo 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
Entrance: R$30

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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 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
Entrance: R$23

Abraxas Fest 2014 (Lapa)
Tonight Leviano bar in Lapa presents the Abraxas Fest 2014. Bands Fuzzly, Quarto Astral and Barizon will perform live.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never have 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

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
Entrance: Free


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