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kaWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Karaokê Indie party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will open its winter season with a very special Festa Junina edition.

The Festa Junina, entitled Arraiá da Casa da Matriz will take place on St. John’s Day and to honor the saint and in observance of the holidays, Casa da Matriz will be filled with straw, flags, straw hats, and other agrarian-themed holiday decorations.

Popcorn will be distributed throughout the night and there will be cake and other corn-based food. Shots of Chuva cachaça also will be freely distributed throughout the night and promotions will include two for one specials on five drinks; caipirinha, mojito, caipivodka, Hi-fi, and Cuba Libre.

Additionally during the night, the Justa Fanfa party will take place on the second floor with DJ Ivy spinning the best of the 90s, axé, classic pagode, pop, funk and more.


Picasso Exhibition Opening (Centro)
Today the exhibition “Picasso e a Modernidade Espanhola” (Picasso and Spanish Modernity) opens at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) in Centro. Featuring approximately ninety works by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and his contemporaries, the exhibition will remain open through September 7th.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – 9AM-9PM
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66, Centro– Tel: (21) 3808-2020
Entrance: FREE


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
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Karaokê Indie: Arraiá da Matriz (Botafogo)
Tonight the Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo with a special Festa Junina. Held in celebration of St. John’s Day, the party on the first floor is entitled Arraiá da Casa da Matriz and will include holiday-themed decorations, popcorn, cake and six hours of singing. On the second floor DJ Ivy will spin as part of the Justa Fanfa party. Additionally during the night, there will be free shots of Chuvaca chaça distributed from the stage and two-for-one promotions on five drinks; 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$35 -R$40

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Henrique Cazes, Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo (Centro)
Known as one of the best contemporary ukulele players, Henrique Cazes will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM. Then Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo will follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – 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
Entrance: R$16

Nilze Carvalho (Lapa)
Tonight samba and MPB singer Nilze Carvalho will launch her third album entitled, Verde Amarelo Negro Anil, live at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Baile da Tchuguederia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights, the Leviano bar in Lapa is hosting the Baile da Tchuguederia. Each party features Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa, all three members of the band Gabriel Pensador, performing live.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15


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
Entrance: R$10

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. Additionally during the month of June, Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 6PM – 8PM, include two-for-one on draft beer and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers)..
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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