Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brotherhood returns to Fosfobox for a serious tech house jam session, featuring an array of funky electronic beats downstairs, and breaks and soul upstairs. LIVE: Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa) Jorge Ben Jor returns to Circo Voador along with the band Ze Pretinho to perform classic hits such as “Mas que nada”, “O Telefone Tocou Novamente” and “Engenho de Dentro”. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: Check with venue Carnaval do Monobloco (Lapa) Monobloco celebrates their 13 year of Carnaval and a celebrated audience of over 2 million people in 12 parades over the years. Come see what the fuss is all about as this massive percussive band performs at Fundição Progresso. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: Brotherhood (Copacabana) The popular techno party Brotherhood is back in action on Friday at Fosfobox featuring residents Nana Torres and Ricardo Estrella. Guests include DJ Glen and Vitor Munhoz and Dashdot. Fosfobar will feature Festa Braza residents Pedro Piu and Mike Frugaletti, throwing down funky breaks and soul. Fosfobox – 11;30PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without Nuth (Barra da Tijuca) The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night. Nuth – 11PM Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008 Entrance: Check with venue 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 Jeff Gardner Trio (Centro) New York pianist Jeff Gardner has studied with legendary names such as Naida Boulanger and jazzmen John Lewis and Don Friedman. He performs his smooth musical blend tonight at Santo Scenarium. Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 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 Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free 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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 — 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.