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Ginga TropicalWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – For visitors to Rio and those interested in learning more about the city’s music and its history, Casarão Ameno Resedá in Catete is the place to be tonight.

Throughout the month of June, the venue will hold Ginga Tropical theater events on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Always beginning at 10PM, the nights will feature 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 night 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.


Jesuton DVD Release w/Marcelo D2 (Cinelândia)
British singer Jesuton celebrates the release of her first DVD at Teatro Rival Petrobrás tonight at 7:30 PM with very special guest Marcelo D2. Jesuton will reinterpret the works of famous Motown artists including; Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, and The Commodores, among others.
Teatro Rival Petrobrás – 7:30 PM
R Álvaro Alvim, s/n Subsolo, Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: R$40-R$80


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
It’s karaoke time at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight. The menus are updated and now include over 7,000 songs! Five drinks will be double dose (two for one) to help you loosen up and belt out your favorite tunes. Try to arrive early as entry is only R$20 if you put your name on their friend’s list and get there before 9PM.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-30

In.Box (Copacabana)
Arrive early for unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM-12AM and stay for two for one beers and some of the best hip-hop and house in one of Rio’s most popular clubs.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$ 25-R$40

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


Ginga Tropical (Catete)
Exeperience Brazil’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.
Casarão Ameno Resedá– 10PM
Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427
Entrance: R$100- R$160

Marcos Novatto and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
At 8PM, singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night off at Carioca da Gema. Singer Julio Estrela will follow at 10PM, performing the works of Zeca Pagodinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Gonzaguinha, Chico Buarque, Assis Valente, and Miltinho among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Zé Bigorna Trio and Luiza Dionísio (Centro)
The Zé Bigorna Trio presents classic Brazilian music with contemporary arrangements tonight at Centro’s Rio Scenarium beginning at 7:30 PM. Then at 10:30 PM, 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


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
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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM-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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