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copafunkWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana will host the Copa Funk and Idioteque Parties.

Taking place in the subsolo (basment) of the venue, the weekly Copa Funk party will return with DJs Haron Dufau and Dorly spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms.

Meanwhile, above on the first floor at the Fosfobar, the Idioteque party will return tonight with DJs Fabio Giolito and Pedro Mac spinning the best of indie bands including Interpol, Nirvana, Hot Hot Heat and, of course, Radiohead.

During the night, promotions will include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM.


René y Carol (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host a live performance by René y Carol. Known for their fusion of Cuban and Brazilian contemporary music, René y Carol is a duo of musicians, René Ferrer and Carolina Sá. During their live performance tonight they will be accompanied by Russian bassist Marfa Kourakina and Bahian percussionist Leo Mucuri.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: See venue for details.


Comedy Workshop – The Art of Creativity (Copacabana)
Tonight Improbable Comedy will host a special Comedy Workshop: The Art of Creativity. Trevor Lock, a comedian with over fifteen years of experience, will lead the workshop. Only ten spots are available and the workshop’s address will be provided only to confirmed participants. See the link below for more information.
Improbable Comedy – 7PM-10PM
Entrance: R$80


Copa Funk and Idioteque Parties (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs Haron Dufau and Dorly spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms in the subsolo (basement). On the first floor, the Idioteque party will return with DJs Fabio Giolito and Pedro Mac spinning the best of indie bands. 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. 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. Additionally during the night DJs Chacal, Seffrin and Rafaela Caamaño will spin.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

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Lu Fogaça and Trio (Gamboa)
Tonight at Trapiche Gamboa it’s time for a roda de samba with Brazilian singer-songwriter Lu Fogaça and his trio. The group will blend modern music with samba, forró and MPB. They are well known for their reinterpretations of works by João Nogueira, João Bosco, Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque and Luiz Melodia, among others.
Trapiche Gamboa – House opens at 6:30PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$16

Edu Krieger and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer, musician and historian Henrique Carze will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with a celebration of choro, a musical genre that is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Edu Krieger will follow at 10:30PM with the best of Brazilian music, both classic and contemporary.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Grupo Arruda and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and the group Arruda will follow at 9:30PM with the best of samba and Brazilian rhythms.
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


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 will take place 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. There will also 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 including caipirinhas 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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