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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Galeria Café is the spot to be on Wednesday night as the hit weekly party X-Tudo kicks off the release of Wanessa’s DNA tour.

Wanessa is a Brazilian pop singer and songwriter, daughter of Brazilian country singer Zezé Di Camargo from the duo Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano. She released her first album in 2000 on Sony Records and earned much respect and adoration from her fans. In 2009, she released her first single in English, titled “Fly” which featured American rapper Ja Rule. The song was played throughout Brazil and was nominated for “hit of the year” by the MTV Video Music Brazil Awards. Her newest album “DNA” was released in 2011 and will headline for her new tour which kicks off tonight at Galeria Café.


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. This is a weekly ritual for those who attend so know that it’s no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without

X-Tudo (Ipanema)
The term X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. Tonight will feature the kick off of pop diva Wanessa’s DNA tour. Also expect to hear your X-Tudo favorites of pop, Eighties, Nineties, mashups and much more.
Galeria Café– 9PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$24 with guest list, R$40 without



Quarta Democrática (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. With artists such as Marcia Guzzo and Band, Edson Duarte, & DJ Sergio Feijó.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: Women R$10 until 11PM / Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight

JP Silva (Lapa)
João Paulo is one of the newest revelations of the Concurso Novos Bambas do Velho Samba de 2010, where he was taught by the godmother of Brazilian soul, Elza Soares.
Sublime Relicário – 9:30 PM
Rua Gomes Freire, 773, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-9824
Entrance: R$20


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$15

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