Top Choice Live Music in Alter do Chão

Espaço Gastronômico

There's always something worth seeing at this cool music-restaurant space at the east end of the waterfront promenade. There's live carimbó Saturday nights in season, and guest bands play rock, forró, samba, reggae …
Top Choice Live Music in Belém

Casa do Gilson

Come here for Belém’s best live music. Opened in 1987, Gilson’s attracts crowds with first-rate samba, choro (improvised samba-like genre) and other music, and terrific food and atmosphere to boot. It’s between ruas…
Top Choice Live Music in Manaus

Porão do Alemão

This longtime bar and club features Brazilian and international rock and pop, and has a safe, lively scene popular with tourists and locals alike. There's a VIP area upstairs (R$40).
Live Music in Manaus

Teatro Amazonas

Performances at Manaus' iconic theater are all over the place: professional opera, jazz combos, student guitar, dance and more. Quality varies but the setting is superb: some shows are terrific, others barely tolera…
Live Music in Rio Branco

Mercado Velho

Many of the eating options in this attractive riverfront market have evening and nighttime service, from cool beers to full meals. It's a popular and pleasant place to while away a few hours, listening to music (the…
Cinema in Rio Branco

Cine Araújo

Large modern cinema located in a large modern shopping center 6km west of town, mostly showing dubbed Hollywood flicks and the occasional Brazilian production. A taxi there will cost R$35, or catch the 'Shopping' or…
Cinema in Belém


Cinépolis is a megatheater located in a megamall, with seven screens (including one for 3D showings), and super-comfy stadium seating. Weekends can be extremely crowded.
Cinema in Belém

Cine Estação

Cine Estação has month-long runs of Brazilian and international art films, typically with screenings twice-nightly three or four days per week.