Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Alto Vidigal is back in action with their bi-monthly party Run VDG. This is a special going away party for long time resident DJ Mahara as she embarks on a move to Sao Paulo. Showing support is Botafogo Social Club Dj Mike Frugaletti, throwing down some thick bass heavy house music. On top of the killer tun-age, nothing beats the view from on top of the hill.
Moveis Coloniais and Chico Trujillo (Lapa)
The meeting of two powerhouses of sound for the first time together in one night. In the right corner, the biggest orchestra from Chile, the debut of Chico Trujillo in Rio. In the left corner, Moveis Coloniais will be setting fire to the canvas with their mix of ska and pop music.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Funk in Rio (Lapa)
Friday nights should be pretty poppin at Fundicao Progresso with Funk in Rio. Celebrating three decades of funk music, by far one of the most popular sounds in all of Brazil, with acts like Mc Marcinho, Buchecha, Gerson King Combo, Sany Pitbull, and Marcio G.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Run VDG (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal is back in action with their bi-monthly party Run VDG. This is a special going away party for long time resident DJ Mahara as she embarks on a move to São Paulo. Showing support is Botafogo Social Club Dj Mike Frugaletti, throwing down some thick bass heavy house music. On top of the killer tunage, nothing beats the view from on top of the hill.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21) 3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without
Boogie Woogie (Copacabana)
Boogie Woogie is back at Fosfobox with local residents Rodrigo Correira, Autran, Matera and Ricardo Estrella as they play host to Funky Fat, a house music project from Belo Horizonte. Upstairs will be led by Slap! with DJs Binho S, Lio and Rafael Bz.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without
Casa da Matriz is geared up for Prafrentex, with special guest djs the Wobble Crew, featuring the best in breaks and Dubstep. Get your groove on at this pop rocking festa.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 with guestvlist, R$30 without
Sexta Groove (Lapa)
Nothing says groove like classic Brazilian cuts and drink specials on a Friday night in Lapa. Come enjoy the best Brazilian beats you can find in the heart of downtown Rio.
La Passion – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo, 200, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-4263
Toque de Arte (Lapa)
This vocal quartet does their own interpretations of the classics of MPB, samba, forro and choro.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
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Gringo Group Therapy (Ipanema)
Expatriates and Carioca friends will be kicking June off with the next Gringo Group Therapy Happy Hour event, held at the Gringo Café in Ipanema. This month’s Happy Hour will be co-sponsored by the “Green Drinks” group celebrating the closing of Jardim Gramacho.
Gringo Cafe – 7PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Si Señor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Mexican dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the ´picante´ back your life. With success already in São Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Señor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
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 – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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