The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Independent music is going through a curious time as the mainstream music market (aka major labels) continue to hemorrhage in the economic crisis. As scholars discuss the issue at the State University of Rio (UERJ), the discussion shifts to a more festive atmosphere tonight at Teatro Odisséia.


Seminário Internacional da Música Independente (Lapa)
Following the conference on independent music at the State University of Rio (UERJ), what better way to celebrate than with live independent music?
Teatro Odisseia – 8PM
Avenida Mem de Sa 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: Not available at press time

Terças Del Mar (Copacabana)
Comedy and zouk with a beautiful view of Copacabana beach and two-for-one beers from 10-11PM.
Café Del Mar – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 7857-8681
Entrance: R$30 Men, R$20 Women


Paulão e o grupo Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Passing through various Brazilian styles with ease. Expect to hear polka, baiao, frevo, maxixe and works from masters like Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha and Sivuca.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$21

Boemia Carioca (Lapa)
Samba, roots, and choro kick off the week with a healthy string of classics in the repertoire.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: Unavailable at press time

Roda de Samba e Jongo with Grupo Razões Africanas (Praça Mauá)
Delve into the African roots of samba with this Tuesday night roda.
Trapiche Gamboa – 7:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 155, Praça Mauá – Tel: (21) 2516-0816
Entrance: R$16

Orquestra Lunar (Centro Antigo)
Born in 2005 from many nights of dancing in Lapa, the 10-women ensemble is famous for its vibrant dance performances amidst a genuinely Brazilian repertoire. 3 Valetes opens at 7PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM & 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Centro Antigo – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$20

Forró Forrado (Centro)
Live forró mixed with sertanejo universitário, zouk, and samba de raíz during the breaks. Free dance lesson from 6-7PM.
Passeio Dance – 6PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Men R$15, Women R$10

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bars, Clubs


Blue Agave (Ipanema)
The best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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