Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Samba and a lively crowd will be present at Circo Voador this weekend to enjoy a wonderful night of live music with Preta Gil and the drums of Salgueiro Samba School. LIVE: Crioulo (Lapa) MC, singer and song writer Crioulo will be playing music from his new album “Nó na Orelha”. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$30 with concession, R$60 without Preta Gil / Bom Gosto / Anitta / Bateria do Salgueiro (Lapa) A wonderful ensemble of Brazilian music, sponsored by o Dia FM. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: Unavailable at the time of going to print CLUBS: Sex Tape (Centro) Free mini-chocolates, two dancefloors and two different kinds of music; pop and rock. Espaço Acústica – 11PM Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525 Entrance: R$20 with costumes or guest list, R$30 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 Festa Crush (Botafogo) This month the famous party celebrates four years of success with jelly shots and many drink deals. The dancefloor will feature New Found Glory, The Get Up Kids, MXPX, Allister , Bowling for Soup, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and much more. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Scandallo (Lapa) Scandallo is a vocal singing group born here in Rio five years ago. Their stylistic interpretations of classic MPB music has made them rising stars Rio Scenarium – 7PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 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 Roda de Samba do Mofo (Lapa) Fill your night with hours of samba enredo to warm up for Carnival Mofo Lapa – 10PM Av Mem de Sá, 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$25 PUBS & BARS: Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$25 after 8PM 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. Blue Agave Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free 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 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 Friday 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.