Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Studio RJ in Arpoador offers a special show tonight, featuring Baia. This rock star has soared to popularity through his intuitive style and unique rock sound. Deriving his inspiration from Brazilian rock star and king Raul Seixas, Baia’s career began at Circo Voador over 20 years ago, after pleading to perform at a Bau do Raul, a concert homage to the great Raul Seixas. His performance blew the roof off the venue, catapulting him to successful career in rock. Baia will be performing tonight at Studio RJ, considered one of the best new live venues in Rio, looking over Ipanema beach. LIVE: Baby do Brasil (Lapa) Baby do Brasil returns to the stage toe commemorate 60 years of music, returning to the times of Baby Consuelo. Joined by her son and singer, Pedro Baby, the show will journey through the biggest hits of her career, including “Menino do Rio”, “Tudo Azul”, “Cósmica”, “Todo Dia Era Dia de Índio”, and “Um Auê Com Você”. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: Minimal Sessions (Lagoa) Minimal Sessions returns to Caroline Cafe with a unique blend of minimal, disco and tech house, featuring DJs Gustavo MM, Dudu Dub, Julio, Bruno LT and more. Caroline Café – 11AM Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705 Entrance: R$20 Bootie Rio com João Brasil (Copacabana) Bootie Rio is back at Fosfobox, Rio’s number one party for mashups and pop hits. Special guest DJ João Brasil and residents throw down at this always popular party. This party will feature classic rock mashups mixed with your favorite current hits. Fosfobox – 11;30PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Moyseis Marques (Lapa) Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo. Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$30 Gafieira Carioca (Lapa) This samba rock band brings classic genres to a new level, with modernized arrangements and rhythms. This group will command the floor at this very unique and popular Rio staple. Rio Scenarium – 11PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$30 PUBS & BARS: Guacamole (Jardim Botanico) Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials. Guacamole – 6:00PM Rua Jardim Botânico , 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311 Entrance: Free Saloon 79 (Botafogo) Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands. Saloon 79 – 7PM Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79- Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151 Entrance: Check with venue Mud Bug (Copacabana) With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. 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 Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.