Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox hosts another edition of the Just Follow the Beat party with special guests from around the world taking over the decks for the night. Stereociti from Berlin, Germany will provide the best of deep house, while Simo Skinny Boy from Milan, Italy will throw down tech and deep house. Then Rikki Humphrey from Manchester, UK will deliver the best of house and electronic. Additionally, Rio DJs Sean Diss and Toledo will spin and VJ Judd Buchanan will provide visuals for the night. LIVE: Pitty (Lapa) Brazilian rocker, Pitty releases her new album entitled, SETEVIDAS, tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Circo Voador– 10PM Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$50-R$100 CLUBS: Just Follow the Beat (Copacabana) Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the Just Follow the Beat party. DJs Stereociti, Simo Skinny Boy Rikki Humphrey, Sean Diss and Toledo will spin and VJ Judd Buchanan will provide visuals for the night. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$30-R$50 Fog (Copacabana) Tonight it’s time for the best of indie, pop, hip hop, trap, bass, baile and deep house as the Fog party returns for its fifth edition to Copacabana’s Cave. DJs Tomás Tróia, Tucho, Fella, Johnny Ice, and Fl3sh Disco will spin. Cave– 11PM Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024 Entrance: R$40-R$60 N R G Sessions (Gávea) Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the N R G Sessions event with DJs Voight, Roger Lyra, John Ferrys, and Nath Carreiro. 00 – 9PM Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242 Entrance: R$20-R$40 I Love Funk (Lagoa) Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the second edition of the I Love Funk party tonight with Mr. Catra performing live. MC Andinho and DJ Magrão will join him during the party and Praia Club resident DJ Raphael de Lucca will also be on hand to throw down the best of funk and other rhythms. Praia Club – 11PM Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552 Entrance: R$30-R$50 Super Premium Open Bar (Glória) La Passion Club in Glória will host the Super Premium Open Bar event tonight with DJs Daniel Faira, Leo Vargas and Alex Lopes spinning funk, hip hop and various beats. The open bar will feature National Vodka, Bacardi, beer, Hi-Fi, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, soda, water, and tequila. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull until midnight and sparkling wine for women until midnight. La Passion Club – 10PM Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667 Entrance: R$20-R$80 Patrick Hagenaar and John Failly (Lagoa) Tonight DJs Patrick Hagenaar and John Failly will spin the best of EDM and house at Lagoa’s posh venue Miroir. Miroir – 11PM Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898 Entrance- See venue for details. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Ana Costa, Elisa Addor and Pedro Holanda (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off at 7:30PM. Singer Elisa Addor will follow at 9:30PM and singer Ana Costa will reinvigorate the sounds of old samba with her show beginning at 11:30PM. Carioca da Gema –7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$40 Dayse do Banjo and Alex Ribeiro (Centro) Singer Dayse do Banjo will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM and Alex Ribeiro will follow at 11PM. Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$ 25- R$40 Baile do Black with Sandro Black and Guests (Lapa) Tonight in Lapa the Leviano bar will host Baile do Black with singer/DJ/presenter Sandro Black and guests. Black will perform the works of Tim Maia, Seu Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Ben Jor, among others. Additionally on the second floor tonight, the trio, Johnnys will perform the best of pop and rock. Leviano – 7PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20-R$30 PUBS & BARS: Presence – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) It’s time again for classic rock with the band Presence playing live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go. Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 Gringo Cafe (Ipanema) The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more. Gringo Cafe – 11AM Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972 Entrance: Free Mud Bug (Copacabana) With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock. Mud Bug – 5PM Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. 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