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

TALKsWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight from 7PM to 9:30PM, The Rio Times will host the first edition of its new TALKS series at La Calaca gourmet Mexican restaurant in Leblon.

This edition will feature panel speakers who are experts in three essential areas; setting up a business, buying real estate and investing in Brazil.

Co-Hosts and Guest Speakers will include Mathieu Piques from Europartner, who will speak about the legal and financial process of creating a business in Brazil; Alessandra Marzano from Rio Exclusive, who will speak about buying property in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil; and Amit Ramnani from Ipanema Wealth, who will speak about financial planning and investment options in Brazil.

La Calaca promotions during the event will include R$10 margaritas and R$20 taco plates (three each).


Casebre and Eduardo Manso (Botafogo)
Tonight in Audio Rebel in Botafogo, Quintavant Qtv presents Casebre of Cadu Tenorio and Eduardo Manso performing live and releasing the first QTV album of the year. Thirty handmade and numbered copies of the album will be on sale for R$25 during the show.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20


Food Truck Festival (Barra da Tijuca)
The Food Truck Festival continues its fourth edition today. Running through Sunday, May 31st at Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, the festival features twenty food trucks and vendors selling a wide variety of food, drinks, wines and beers.
Village Mall – 4PM-11PM Tuesday- Saturday, 1PM-9PM.
Avenida das Américas 3900, Barra da Tijuca – Tel (21) 3252-2999
Entrance: FREE. Food and meal prices vary.

The Rio Times TALKS Series (Botafogo)
Tonight La Calaca gourmet Mexican restaurant in Leblon will host the first edition of The Rio Times’ new TALKS series. Joining in panel discussions will be experts in three essential areas; setting up a business, buying real estate and investing in Brazil.
La Calaca –7PM – 9:30PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: R$50 reserved online/R$80 without (cash only)
R$30 minimum consumption
RSVP: Eventbee
Alternate RSVP: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com.


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)
The popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight. In addition to seven hours of singing, shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed during the night and promotions will include two for one specials 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$20 – R$40

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


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 -8:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$16

Gilmar Ferreira & Trombone de Gafierira and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Known as one of the best contemporary ukulele players, Henrique Cazes will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM. Gilmar Ferreira & Trombone de Gafierira will follow at 10:30PM with the best of Brazilian music.
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 Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and Marcelinho Moreirawill follow at 9:30PM with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Roda de samba with Rodrigo Moreira and Chinelo de Ded (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in May the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting rodas de samba with Rodrigo Moreira and Chinelo de Ded. During the weekly events, DJ Chicote will also spin 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

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
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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