Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are looking for a good night out, with dance music and a big venue, head to Espaço Acústica tonight, to the Ultra Love Summer party. The DJs are sure to make you dance all night long in this party that celebrates summer. LIVE: EU AMO BAILE FUNK (Lapa) Mcs Marcinho, Sapão, Sabrina, Anitta, Biil and Grandmaster Raphael will play the best Funk rhythms in Brazil. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$20 with concession, R$40 without Diogo Nogueira / Cordão do Bola Preta (Lapa) An evening of brazilian live music sponsored by O Dia FM. Come and dance with Diogo Nogueira and Cordão Bola Preta. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: TBD CLUBS: Ultra LoveSummer (Centro) Ultra Love Cats presents a special version of the party to celebrate summer. Pop music with DJs BUBA and FABRIZZIO. Many drink deals for beer drinkers as well. Espaço Acústica – 11PM Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525 Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$30 without POP UP! (Lapa) Enjoy some pop music tonight! This particular edition of the party will have tequila shots all around – also buy some masks because its masquerade night to celebrate the heat we have been putting up with! Teatro Odisséia – 11PM Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$35 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 Galeria do Samba (Lapa) A cheerful band, they will play samba classics by Adoniran Barbosa, Jorge Aragão, Agepê, Zeca Pagodinho, Benito Di Paula and Arlindo Cruz. Enjoy! Rio Scenarium – 7PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 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 Quarteto Daniel Garcia & Ronaldo Diamante (Lapa) Classics of Jazz, Brazilian music and a lot of improvisation from this four-piece band. Santo Scenarium – 7:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 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.