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Karaokê Indie BatidaWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for Karaokê Indie at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz and tonight is a special batidão edition. Twenty liters of Oswaldo batida (a type of cocktail usually made with cachaça) will be distributed throughout the night. They will also give out various flavored icy cold drinks to help you feel refreshed before belting out your favorite tunes.

Additionally, promotions during the event will include double dose (two for one) specials on five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, Cuba Libre, and mojito.

The karaoke menus for the weekly party include over seven thousand songs, featuring everything from pop to rock to, of course, indie. No matter your tastes, you will find something to sing about.

During the night, the second floor of Casa da Matriz will also host the California 021 party with DJs Alexandre Brandão and Ricardo Abrahin throwing down all things Californan from genres including surf rock, punk, hardcore, hard rock, indie, nu metal and alternative rock.

It’s good to arrive early. Entry is only R$30 if you put your name on their friend’s list and get there before 9PM.


In.Box (Copacabana)
DJ Haron Dufau and guests will spin the best of hip-hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosfobox as part of the weekly In.Box party. Arrive early for unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM-12AM and stay for two for one beers in one of Rio’s most popular clubs.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Karaoke Indie Special Batidão (Botafogo)
It’s time again to sing your heart out at Karaokê Indie night in Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Five drinks will be double dose (two for one) to help you loosen up to belt out your favorite tunes. Additionally, twenty liters of Oswaldo batida (a type of cocktail usually made with cachaça) will be distributed throughout the night. DJs Alexandre Brandão and Ricardo Abrahin will spin as part of the California 021 party on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30-R$40

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Baile da Tchuguederia with BNegão (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar hosts Baile da Tchuguederia with Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa (all members of the band Gabriel Pensador) performing live and welcoming special guest BNegão.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

Marina Iris and New Talents of 2014 (Lapa)
The New Talents of 2014 competition will start things off tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema at 8PM. Then, beginning at 10PM, Marina Iris, a finalist from the 3rd edition of the New Old Samba competition, will perform her reinterpretations of the works of Paulo Vanzolini, João Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Nássara, Pedro Caetano, and Mario Lago, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo and Marco de Pinna (Centro)
At 7:30PM the group Marco de Pinna starts things of at Rio Scenarium with their reinterpretations of the works of Aníbal Augusto Sardinha, Tom Jobim, Waldir Azevedo, Marco de Pinna, and Sergio de Pinna, among others. At 10:30 PM Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo will perform the best chorinhos and sambas by composers including Noel, Martinho, Benito, Roberto Ribeiro, Clara Nunes, Dorival, and Moreira da Silva, among others
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


RockOKÊ – 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 – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
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 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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