Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Espaço Acústica in Centro will present the Pop n’ Roll party. It will be a special mega edition to bid farewell to Carnival with confetti and streamers released from the stage throughout the night.
Carnival masks and gifts will be distributed and those arriving in costume will pay only R$30 for the entrance fee. The first one hundred attendees will also be welcomed with a free shot and tequila shots will be distributed to all during the party.
Two stages of DJs will spin the best of electro-pop, hits, funk, rock, and indie rock. On the first floor, DJs Millah Bass, Felipe Malfoy, Rick Castro and Ivvys Santos will spin pop, electro-pop, hits and funk and the second floor DJs Ian Garcez and Bruno Mozka will spin rock and indie rock.
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (Parque do Flamengo)
Tonight former Beatles drummer and vocalist Ringo Starr will bring his All-Starr Band to perform live at Vivo Rio. Starr and the band are well known for showcasing songs from his solo career, as well as from his time with the Beatles.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$150 – R$700
Festa Ploc (Lapa)
The popular party Festa Ploc will celebrate eleven years tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Luciano do Trem da Alegria, Sergio Mallandro, Paquitas, George Israel and special guests will perform live and DJ Dom LV will spin. The band PLOC 80 will also perform during the night and VJ Lê Pantoja will provide visuals.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua Arcos, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
7 Day Weekend with LAUDZ Arpoador)
It’s all about the bass in Arpoador tonight as the popular 7 Day Weekend party returns to the CAVE club for its 82nd edition. Very special guest LAUDZ of Tropkillaz will spin and the 7DW crew with resident DJs Sal and Beto Artista will also take to the decks. Additionally during the party, there will be a Heineken beerbong.
CAVE – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Tonight it’s time again for the best of tech and deep house as the Brotherhood party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Nana Torres , Ricardo Estrella, Sugar Hill & Mari Anna, and L.O.O.P. will spin in the subsolo (basement) while DJ Zeck will spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11:45PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Pop n’Roll (Centro)
Espaço Acústica in Centro will bid farewell to Carnival as it presents the Pop n’ Roll party tonight. Carnival masks and gifts will be distributed and those arriving in costume will pay only R$30 for the entrance fee. During the night, DJs will spin the best of electro-pop, hits, funk, rock, and indie rock on two stages.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will present the #aloka party with DJs Leo Gattuso and Roddy spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
At Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz it’s time again for the Paranoid Android party tonight. DJs Igor Boechat, Bgolls, Buba, and Bruno Ambrozi will spin the best of rock, indie rock and pop on the first and second floors of the cozy venue. Those first in line to get in will receive free welcome shots and inside there will be special drink promotions throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Ressaca de Carnaval (Lagoa)
The Miroir Club in Lagoa will host the Ressaca de Carnaval party tonight with resident DJ Luciano Roffer presenting a special set to celebrate his anniversary at the posh venue.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Luiza Dionízio, Julieta Brandão and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
At 7:30PM Marcos Novatto will get things started at Carioca da Gema. Julieta Brandão will follow at 9:30 PM and finally at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionízio will return to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Cassiano and Trio Beija Flor, Toque de Arte and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
Tonight the band Galeria do Samba will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with their lively samba sounds. The group Toque de Arte will follow with more samba at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30AM, Cassiano and Trio Beija Flor will perform the best of samba and forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight. Singer Gabby Moura will start things off with the best of samba and pagode. Then, singer Mar César will follow with the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba-reggae. On the second floor, trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international rock and pop. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin between shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
AC/DCover @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight AC/DC tribute band, AC/DCover will play live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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
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
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 – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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