Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Back II Black returns to Studio RJ in Arpoador, this time with lots to celebrate. Tonight will commemorate ten years of black music in Rio, eleven years of Opalão 76 hip hop crew and the birthday of DJ Pachu.
As one of the most eclectic parties of black music in Rio de Janeiro, Back II Black is one of the forerunners of bringing hip hop to the South Zone. Held at various locations over the past years, with more than 200 editions and more than 100,000 people who have passed through the dancefloor, Back II Black is known for bringing epic national and international acts to the eyes and ears of Rio residents. Tonight will feature birthday boy himself DJ Pachu along with DJs Saddam, Tucho and a surprise special guest.
Conexão Rio (Lapa)
Circo Voador is bringing you a smorgasbord of quality music tonight as Conexão Rio ignites. Guests include Fernanda Takai with Roberta Campos, Otto, and famed Carioca big band Orquestra Voadora.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Show Ventura (Lapa)
In 2012, “Ventura” was elected the best Brazilian record of all time. Tonight, Los Hermanos completes a decade of releases and what better way than to get the band back together. The head “hermano”, Rodrigo Barba, reunites friends Gabriel Bubu, Bubu Trumpet, Melvin and Thiago Pedalino for a historical event.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Bootie Rio is back at Fosfobox, Rio’s number one party for mash-ups and pop hits. Special guest Andre Paste and residents throw down at this always popular party.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without
Back II Black (Arpoador)
Back II Black is back yet again, tonight at Studio RJ, to celebrate the birthday of DJ Pachu and to commemorate ten years of hip hop and black music here in Rio de Janeiro.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$25 lista amiga, R$50 otherwise
DNA do Samba (Lapa)
Samba is on the menu tonight at Rio Scenarium, one of Rio’s most popular live music venues. A vastly unique decor and live samba will allow you to indulge in some true Brazilian culture.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Teresa Cristina e Grupo semente (Lapa)
Grupo Semente invites singer and performer Teresa Cristina. The team has performed their samba sound for a successful seven year career with much adoration from the public.
Carioca da Gema- 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers, pool tables and a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
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 to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Tonight is Made in Rock night, so be ready to rock out.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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