Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – On the eve of both Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine’s Day) and the opening day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it’s time to celebrate in Rio. Tonight at Centro’s La Paz club, the Festa Ninfadelica and Brazilian Wax party return with nine DJs taking over two stages, filling the venue with the sounds of funk, soul, nu-soul, hip hop, retrobeat, glitch, ghetto and bass.
DJs Daniel Juca, Trusty, and Andrei Y , member of the Manie Gang DJ Crew, will spin on the Ninfadelica stage while DJs Gustavo MM, Gustavo Tata, KLAK Sounds with Carrot Green and Guigo Freire, and Pedro Piu will throw down as part of the Brazilian Wax party.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
It’s time for a special World Cup themed edition of Karaokê Indie tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Go and celebrate your national team, sing your heart out and enjoy the best of Brazilian rock, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), soul and samba on the second floor. Two for one drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, mate-me por favor and sex on the beach, until midnight.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Brazilian Wax and Festa Ninfadelica (Centro)
The Festa Ninfadelica and Brazilian Wax party return tonight to fill two stages at Centro’s La Paz club. DJs Daniel Juca, Trusty, Andrei Y, Gustavo MM, Gustavo Tata, KLAK Sounds, Freire and Pedro Piu will spin the best of funk, soul, hip hop, retrobeat, bass, and more.
La Paz – 11:45 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
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$ 25-R$40
Every Wednesday night it’s time for MPB, pop rock and reggae with Afroreggae night 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
Ginga Tropical (Catete)
ExperienceBrazil’s rich musical history at Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete tonight. Throughout the month of June on Wednesday and Sunday nights, 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$160
Marina Iris and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
At 8PM, singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night off at Carioca da Gema and singer Marina Iris will follow at 10PM. Iris is known for her reinterpretations of the works of Paulo Vanzolini, João Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Nássara, Pedro Caetano and Mario Lago, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Daniel Neves and Luiza Dionísio (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 AM at Centro’s Rio Scenarium, Daniel Neves presents his reinterpretations of the work of João Nogueira, Cartola, Zé Ketti, and Nelson Cavaquinho, among others. Then at 10:30PM, singer Luiza Dionísio will present works from her album, ?Devoção?, and reinterpret the sambas of Wilson Moreira and Luiz Carlos da Vila, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
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.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7236
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
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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM-3AM
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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
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