Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Audiovisual art event, VideoAtaq returns tonight for its ninth edition. Held at Cidade das Artes in Barra da Tijuca, the event features installations and live performances that combine art, technology, music and video mapping projections.
International headliners for this edition of the event will be french duo NONOTAK with Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto. Co-headliners will be Brazilian guitarist, Robertinho de Recife and his son, Fhorggio.
Additionally performing during the night will be Brazilian band Biltre accompanied by the bloco Bananobike Sound System. DJs from the B.L.E.S.S party and the Manie Gang DJs will spin and throughout the night Folkatrua VJs with Guigga Tomaz and Super Praia will provide visuals and will be videomapping.
Feira Junina de Food Trucks (Recreio Dos Bandeirantes)
Today is the second day of the Feira Junina de Food Trucks at Américas Shopping located in the neighborhood of Recreio Dos Bandeirantes. Running through Sunday, June 21th, the free-entry fair will celebrate the Festa Junina holidays with twenty food trucks and participants including Bibocaft, Burgertopia, Contrabando beertruck, Paris Gourmet Food Truck, Ribz Truck and The Pub Truck, among others.
Américas Shopping – 4PM to 11PM today; 2PM to 11PM on Saturday; and 1PM to 10PM on Sunday.
Avenida das Américas 15500, Recreio Dos Bandeirantes – Tel: (21) 2442-9900
Entrance: FREE. Food prices will vary.
The current members of Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura will celebrate thirty years of music as they perform the band’s greatest hits live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight.To date, the group has released thirteen studio albums and sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Formed in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera in 1984, the band has seen several lineup changes throughout the last three decades, including the departure of both brothers. Currents members are vocalist Derrick Green, bassist Paulo Jr., drummer Eloy Casagrande and guitarist Andreas Kisser.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 8:30PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70 – R$160
VideoAtaq (Barra da Tijuca)
Tonight Cidade das Artes in Barra da Tijuca will host the ninth edition of the audiovisual event, VideoAtaq. Performers will include French duo NONOTAK, Brazilian guitarist Robertinho de Recife and his son Fhorggio, Brazilian band Biltre, the bloco Bananobike Sound System, DJs from the B.L.E.S.S. party, the Manie Gang DJs and Folkatrua VJs with Guigga Tomaz and Super Praia.
Cidade das Artes – 8PM – 2AM
Av. das Américas 5300, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3325-0102
Capital Inicial and Paralamas (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian bands Capital Inicial and Paralamas will play to a sold-out audience at Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Village Jockey Club with Anitta (Gávea)
Tonight the Village Jockey Club festival will present the Rocka Rocka party with DJs spinning the best of rock. The festival began on June 4th in the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea and will continue through the 21st with both international and national musicians and bands performing live, as well as parties, food, food trucks and more.
Jockey Club – 10PM
Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro Tribuna C, Praça Santos Dumont, 31, Gávea – Tel: (21) 99614-1888
Entrance: R$90 – R$200
Sweet Escape (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Sweet Escape party with DJs Dorly, Tomas Troia, Rama, and Rapha Fernandes spinning the best of rock, trap, hip hop and house throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Labirinto @ The Maze (Catete)
Tonight The Maze will host another edition of the Labirinto festival. Niterói band Giras Gerais will perform live during the event. Additionally during the night, Dom Coimbra and Pajé will spin during the night.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance:R$15 – R$25
Tonight the very popular Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana with Omulu, Rodrigo S, Lechuga Zafiro, Marginal Men and Fabio Heinz spinning the best of bass, trap and UK garage throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Tonight the 2DEEP party celebrates its birthday at the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana. Spinning the very best of deep house throughout the event will be the DJing duos of Flow & Zeo and Earstrip and Torha. Additionally B TINOCO will spin during the event. The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment, with its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$50 – R$80
For more information and to make reservations: reservas[at]topofpestana[dot]com.br
Drop the Bass (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Drop the Bass Party tonight with DJs spinning the best of bass and house during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
ROCK N GLOW (Botafogo)
The ROCK N GLOW party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with neon, blacklights, two-for-one drink specials and DJs Lis Amaral, Miga_zz, Rodrigues and Ebol1 spinning the best of rock, trap, bass, pop and funk.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Alberto Dias (Lagoa)
Tonight DJ Alberto Dias will spin the best of house and electro at the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
TropikAll Vibez (Centro)
It’s time for the best of trap, funk, hip hop, trapfunk, bass, moombahton, dancehall, cumbia, dub and reggae tonight as La Paz in Centro presents the fourteenth edition of the TropikAll Vibez party. Performers and DJs during the night will include DiniBoy, Carlos, TWO KPZ, Will Ow, Jota, Totonete, Ritmo de Favela, DJ Maromba and MC Lewandovisk.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the Mashup party. Very special guest Moshe will spin the best of EDM during the night. Addtionally Felipe Rosa will spin the best of funk; Luan will spin the best of deep and future house; ICNA will spin the best of big room; and resident DJ De Lucca will complete the lineup for the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: FREE for women with names on the friend’s list until 12AM, R$20 – R$40
Trio Pé de Serra, Empolga ás 9, and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Cartola de Noel will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. The group Empolga ás 9 will follow at 11PM with the best of sambas-enredo blended with rock, funk, forró and frevo. Finally to close out the night, Trio Pé de Serra will perform the best of forró live from 2:30AM until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa with singer Lucas de Moraes starting things off tonight on the first floor with a lively roda de samba including his reinterpretations of works by João Mogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, and Jorge Aragão. Bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with more samba plus the best of MPB, soul, funk and samba reggae. Addtionally during the night on the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Luiza Dionízio, Elisa Addor, and Márcia Guedes (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Márcia Guedes will start off the night at Carioca da Gema tonight with Elisa Addor following at 9:30PM. Then 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 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time once again for traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda returns to Lapa Irish Pub to perform live tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Tonight a DJ will spin live.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Sell Out Band @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The Sell Out Band will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight.
Saloon 79 – The house will open at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
The Outs and Café República @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight The Outs and Café República will perform live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras. Promotions during the night will include two for one Budweisers, 2 for one caipirinhas and two for one caipivodkas for R$10.
Bar do B – House opens at 10PM. Café República will perform beginning at 11PM and The Outs will perform beginning at 12AM.
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$15 -R$20
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
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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