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MichaelBubléWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Grammy-Award-winner Michael Bublé returns to Rio to play live at Barra da Tijuca’s HSBC Arena.

Bublé was last in Brazil playing sold-out shows during 2012. As a live performer, he is well known for making female audience members swoon with his pop and classical crossover hits and for keeping male attendees entertained with talk of his favorite sport, hockey, his goofy humor and his notable talent.

Well known for his songs; “Home”, “Everything”, “Close Your Eyes”, “It’s A Beautiful Day”, and “Haven’t Met You Yet“, among others, the Canadian singer returns to the country this month for four shows as part of his ongoing ​​world tour entitled, “To Be Loved”. The tour’s name is taken from Bublé’s eighth studio album.

Rio is the first stop in Brazil during the current tour and will be followed by three shows in São Paulo on the 19th, 20th and 21st.


Michael Bublé (Barra da Tijuca)
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé returns to deliver his pop and classical crossover hits in Rio tonight at Barra da Tijuca’s HSBC Arena.
HSBC Arena – 10PM
Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno 3401, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3035-5200
Entrance: R$90-R$750


In.Box (Copacabana)
DJs 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

Karaokê Indie (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.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$30

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Udi Fagundes and Angelo B (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in September, the Leviano bar is presenting alternating live performances by Udi Fagundes and Angelo B. Members of the band Gabriel Pensador, Udi Fagundes and Angelo B are delivering the best of MPB to the Lapa venue during their weekly shows. Tonight is Udi Fagundes’s night and he will perform live with Patrick Thomazini, Güntes Fetter and Jair Júnior.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

Marina Iris and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will open the night at 8PM and singer Marina Iris will follow at 10PM with her reinterpretations of the works of Assis Valente and Batatinha, among others. Now is a great time to see Iris live, as she is scheduled to release her first album later this year.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Nilze Carvalho and Alice Passos (Centro)
Singer Alice Passos will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM. Known for her MPB reinterpretiations of the works of Wilson das Neves, Guinga, Nelson Sargento, Roberta Sá, Dori Caymmi, and Ivan Lins, among others, tonight Passos will perform classsic samba, as well as, the best of MPB and more. Then following at 10:30PM, songwriter and mandolinist Nilze Carvalho will perfom work from her latest release entitled, What Is Mine, along with her own reinterpretations of classic samba.
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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