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Matriz Live SessionsTuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Live rock ‘n’ roll is back at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz on Tuesday nights with ‘Matriz Live Sessions.’

The weekly events were originally one of the first musical programs held at Casa da Matriz and they are back to help bring some rock’n’roll to a usually somewhat inactive weeknight. The event’s popularity is growing as each Tuesday they host a new up-and-coming rock band.

With Casa da Matriz’s multi-room layout, old-school arcade games, and small classic junk shop, this shabby-chic venue has the look and feel of a great house party and the reinvigorated live music policy promises to bring some killer shows to Botafogo.


Matriz Live Sessions (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest and best known music venues in Rio, is again presenting live rock’n’roll on Tuesday nights. The shows have returned to help you discover new bands and to inject a little more partying into your week.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10-R$15

Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
Tuesday nights are all about the blues at Ipanema’s Barzin. The venue with its sophisticated atmosphere, great service and variety of drinks is the perfect place to relax and soak up the smooth and soulful sounds of the blues.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hours of free caipirinhas, plus live samba and house DJs, equals a great night out for locals and travelers alike. It’s a weekly opportunity to mix and mingle in one of the chicest venues in Rio.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight

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Paulão 7 cordas and Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Paulão 7 cordas and the group Pé de Moleque will present the best of choro, polka, ballads, frevo and more at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema beginning at 9PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Jazz de Portas Abertas (Lapa)
Jazz de Portas Abertas is a free weekly event at Leviano bar in Lapa. For each edition they welcome new talented musicians. Tonight Os Coringas will play beginning at 9PM.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Free


SILENT|LOUD “Un Chien Andalou”, “Entr’acte”|CCP+Eduardo Manso (Leblon)
Tonight at the Midrash Centro Cultural the SILENT|LOUD program returns with musicians the Chinese Cookie Poets and Eduardo Manso (of Rabotnik) providing live musical accompaniment to the silent films; “Entr’acte” (1924 ), and “Un Chien Andalou” (1929).
Midrash Centro Cultural– 8:30PM
Rua General Venâncio Flôres, 182, Leblon – Tel.: (21) 2239-2222
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Brasil: Novo Destino Para Refugiados (Leblon)
Also at the Midrash tonight journalist Milli Legrain moderates a panel discussion about the refugee influx in Brazil. Speakers include Patricia Waked Ponte (Chief Adviser to the Secretary of Social Welfare and Human Rights), Fabricio Toledo de Souza (Lawyer for Caritas Archdiocese of RJ), and a refugee currently in Brazil.
Midrash Centro Cultural– 8PM
Rua General Venâncio Flôres, 182, Leblon – Tel.: (21) 2239-2222
Entrance: See venue for details.


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s Portuguese/English language exchange night at the Lapa Irish Pub. R$10 to participate and the cost includes free food. A session of Irish music will follow the exchange and happy hour at the pub also lasts until 8PM with 2-for-1 Ashby Chopp and Vinho Chopp.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub –7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio is well known for its live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one Chopps.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Copacabna)
Check out Blue Agave for some of the best Mexican food and the best margaritas in Rio. They also play live American and European sports.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2235-0747
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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