Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Karaokê Indie party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will be celebrating Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine’s Day), which falls on Friday this year, as well as celebrating the group Backstreet Boys, who played in Rio’s Citibank Hall on Monday and will play there again on Thursday.
Titled “As long as you love me,” the party will feature 200 chocolates, 500 heart-shaped lollipops, and jars of M&M’s scattered around the venue.
In addition to eight hours of karaoke on the first floor, on the second floor DJ Ivy Nascimento will spin the best of the Backstreet Boys plus the best of ‘N Sync, Hanson, Take That, One Direction, Jonas Brothers, Spice Girls, TLC, Pussycat Dolls, Destiny’s Child, All Saints, and more.
Additionally during the night, specials will include two for one on five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, Cuba Libre and mojito.
Copa Funk (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Party promotions will include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Tonight the popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is celebrating Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine’s Day) and the Backstreet Boys. In addition to eight hours of singing on the first floor, 200 chocolates, 500 heart-shaped lollipops, and jars of M&M’s will be scattered around the venue. Additionally during the night on the second floor, DJ Ivy Nascimento will spin the best of the Backstreet Boys plus ‘N Sync, Hanson, Take That, One Direction, Jonas Brothers, Spice Girls, TLC, Pussycat Dolls, Destiny’s Child, All Saints, and more. Additionally during the night, five drinks will be two for one; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, cuba libre and mojito
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 -R$40
Forró do Xuxu (Gamboa)
Tonight Trapiche Gamboa presents Forró do Xuxu with Mariana Zwarg, Paulino Dias, Pedro Miranda and special guests performing live.
Trapiche Gamboa – House opens at 6:30PM and the show will begin at 9:30PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Considered one the best contemporary solo ukulele players, Henrique Cazes will perform the best of samba live tonight with invited guests at Rio Scenarium beginning at 7:30PM. Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo will follow with more lively samba, beginning at 10:30PM
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Marcelinho Moreira and Márcia Guedes (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Márcia Guedes will start things off tonight at 8:30PM at Carioca da Gema and percussionist Marcelinho Moreira will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of contemporary samba.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Baile da Tchuguederia (Lapa)
The Baile da Tchuguederia is back at Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight with singers and musicians Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa of the band Gabriel O Pensador, performing their reinterpretations of works by Chico Science, Tim Maia, Bezerra da Silva, Marcelo D2, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10 (Cash only)
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RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking 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.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
TANDEM – Language Exchange Meeting (Copacabana)
The TANDEM Language exchange is back at Blue Agave Copa tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables. The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. As always, there will be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
Blue Agave Copa – 7:30PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: See venue for details.
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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. Tuesdays through Fridays, the restaurant offers executive lunches from 12PM to 4PM for R$29.50 and drink specials includingcaipirinhas and caipikong for R$9.50 and four Bohemias for the price of three from 6PM to 8PM.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
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