Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired up with native Portuguese speaker at tables. The pairs will then speak English for 5 minutes followed by Portuguese for 5 minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner.
It’s both fun and educational and the R$10 entrance cost includes free food.
Additionally, Clashing Clouds, Nove Zero Nove and Rosie’s Cabaret will perform live beginning at 8PM following the Language Exchange.
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
Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
Tuesday nights are all about 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
Gallotti: Carioca, Samba e Futebol (Lapa)
Tonights at Carioca da Gema it’s all about samba and soccer, as the Lapa venue pays tribute to a football (soccer) team as live samba is played.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz Leviano with Bagunço (Lapa)
Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar and tonight the event will host special guest, Bagunço.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Edu Krieger and João Roberto Kelly (Centro)
At 7:30PM, composer and pianist João Roberto Kelly is back again at Rio Scenarium to get things started this Tuesday night with the best of MPB including his own compositions, as well as, his reinterpretations of the works of Tom Jobim, Ary Barroso, and Noel Rosa, among others. Then at 10:30PM singer-songwriter and guitarist Edu Krieger will follow with a performance including his own compositions and his covers of some of the best Brazilian music.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Language exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s Portuguese/English language exchange night at the Lapa Irish Pub. Entry is R$10 and the event includes free food.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Gringo Cafe, Gringo Halloween (Ipanema)
The premiere edition of Gringo Halloween continues at Gringo Café. Tonight through November 1st, the American bar and diner is showing two Halloween-themed movies each night. Tim Burton’s cult-classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” will play at 7PM tonight, followed by “Twilight Zone” at 9PM. The Gringo Cafe is well known for bringing all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food, atmosphere and traditional holiday celebrations.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: FREE with varying prices for food and drinks.
The Clover (Copacabana)
Go to Copacabana’s The Clover to 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
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
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
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 – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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