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kaWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – With the Corpus Christi holiday tomorrow and most people off work for the day, many venues are hosting special parties tonight.

At Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz, in addition to celebrating the eve of the holiday, the popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a super party.

Expect eight hours of singing plus decorations and a giant personalized cake. Two hundred drinks will be distributed to those in line waiting to get in and shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed from the stage throughout the night.

Additionally ten DJs will spin back-to-back sets on the second floor during the night.

As always, promotions will include two for one specials from 11PM to 12AM on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, Cuba libre and mojito.


Iv Quartas (Gávea)
In Gávea, the chic club 00 (Zero Zero), usually closed on Wednesday nights, will host the Iv Quartas party. DJs Lucas Lins, Rapha Fernandes, and Wally, along with special guests Aldo Barranco and Cris Fernandes. will spin throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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 (Botafogo)
Tonight the popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a super party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. In addition to eight hours of singing, the venue will be decorated; two hundred drinks will be distributed in line; and shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed from the stage throughout the night. Additionally, there will be a giant personalized cake.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 -R$40

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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 – 9:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$16

Jorginho do Império and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Henrique Cazes will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM with the best of samba and Jorginho do Império 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

Arruda and Pra Valorizar (Lapa)
The group Pra Valorizar will start things off tonight at 8:30PM at Carioca da Gema and the group Arruda will follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Johnnys (Lapa)
Tonight on the eve of the Corpus Christi holiday, Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting the Johnnys band live, performing the best of Brazilian pop and international rock. The Vasco and Pote Preta and Flamengo and Cruzeiro matches will also be broadcast live during the night and DJs Márlio will spin pop, rock, electronic and hip hop during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10 (Cash only)


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

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
Entrance: Free

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. 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
Entrance: Free

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