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FIFA Fan FestWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Watch the live broadcast of the World Cup semi-final between Holland and Argentina today at 5PM on Copacabana beach at the FIFA Fan Fest in Rio.

The 31,000 m² area on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier houses a large screen to view the match live and a stage for entertainers that, during the tournament, have included; Sorriso Maroto, Dudu Nobre, Arlindo Cruz, Anitta, Sandra de Sá, Bom Gosto, Suvaco de Cristo, Cordão da Bola Preta, Fogo e Paixão, Bloco Brasil, Empolga às Nove, and Blitz, among others.

The Fan Fest area opens two hours before the match and will close at 10PM. Capacity for the area is 20,000. Entry is free and entrance will be granted according to order of arrival.


FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana)
Watch the live broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Holland and Argentina today at 5PM on Copacabana beach at the FIFA Fan Fest in Rio.
FIFA Fan Fest – 3PM
Praia Copacabana, The beach area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier
Entrance: Free


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
It’s time again for Karaokê Indie at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Tonight it’s a special Neon, Rave! edition and Green Apple party with electronic music. On the first floor, for the special Rave edition, the venue will distribute five hundred gifts that will lit up the darkness including; bracelets, necklaces, rings, glow sticks and more. There will also be neon paint kits and black lights to make everything glow neon while you sing your heart out to the large karaoke selection. Meanwhile, on the second floor, the Green Apple Party will feature DJs Abrahin and Hannickel spinning the best of electronic music all night long. Additionally, until midnight there will be a dose dupla (two for one) promotion on five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-Fi, Mate-me Por Favor, and Sex on the Beach.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30-40

In.Box (Copacabana)
DJs Haron Dufau, Dynytrus and Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosfobox as part of the weekly In.Box party. Arrive early for unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM-12AM and stay for two for one beers in one of Rio’s most popular clubs.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Afroreggae (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night in July it’s time for MPB, pop rock and reggae with Afroreggae at Lapa’s Leviano bar. With their strong percussion, it’s always a lively show.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

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Ginga Tropical (Catete)
Exeperience Brazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight. Throughout the month of July on Wednesday and Sunday nights (with the exception of Sunday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 16th ), the venue will hold Ginga Tropical theater events featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms and dancing. A tribute to Brazilian legend Carmen Miranda kicks things off followed by cabaret and an homage to famous Brazilian televison presenter Osvaldo Sargentelli. The show will continue with samba, dancing Orixás, lambada, forró, maracatu, pagode, bossa nova, funk and frevo, almost everything one needs to get a true feel for the rhythms and musical culture of Brazil in one night.
Casarão Ameno Resedá– 10PM
Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427
Entrance: R$100- R$160

Pedro Holanda and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 8PM and singer Marina Iris will follow at 11PM with her reinterpretations of the works of Paulo Vanzolini, João Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Nássara, Pedro Caetano, and Mario Lago, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Alessandra Crispin and Sarah (Centro)
Tonight beginning at 7:30PM, Centro’s Rio Scenarium will host singer Alessandra Crispin and her repertoire of samba and various Brazilian rhythms. Singer Sarah will then follow them at 10:30PM with her joyful samba reinterpretations.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40


RockOKÊ -Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight. Additionally during the World Cup, the pub will show games live on its screens.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
American-owned Mab’s Restaurant is a great place for food and drinks and offers beautiful views with its Copacabana beachfront location. Additionally during the World Cup, Mab’s will be showing the games live on 50” TVs.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM-3AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Enjoy imported beers in a great environment at Copacabana’s upscale pub, The Clover. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 6PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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