Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Following the recent MTV Brasil premiere of his video “Vira a Cara,” Rio music producer and DJ, Leo Justi will present another edition of the Heavy Baile party tonight at Fosfobox in Copacabana.
Joining Justi to spin the best of baile funk, big beat, kuduro, moombahton, dancehall, rap, trap, and more during the night will be Johnny Ice, DJ uly , Dorly , and Pedro Piu. Additionally, Tchelinho will serve as emcee during the night.
Considered one of the biggest names in Rio`s new electronic scene, Leo Justi created Heavy Baile, inspired by the sounds of the city. Justi has performed around the world including in New York, Paris, London, Barcelona, São Paulo, and Mexico City. He has also collaborated with artists including MIA and Emicida and has remixed songs by groups including Phantogram.
Baile do Almeidinha with Hamilton de Holanda and Marcelo D2 (Lapa)
Tonight the Baile do Almeidinha with Hamilton de Holanda event returns to Circo Voador in Lapa with special guests Marcelo D2 and Carlinhos de Jesus. Additionally Mulheres de Chico will open the night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$10 -R$60
Alessandra Leão (Ipanema)
Tonight singer-songwriter and percussionist Alessandra Leão will perform the first of two back-to-back live shows at Oi Futuro Ipanema. The shows come after the recent release of her 2nd EP entitled, Aço. The EP is the second is Leão’s Pedra de Sal trilogy and the thrid EP is scheduled for release later this year. During the show tonight and tomorrow, Guitarists Caçapa and Rafa Barreto, bassist Fábio Sá, percussionist Abuhl Jr and drummer and percussionist Gulherme Kastrup will accompany Leão.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Mug Party tonight with DJs Tata Thomazini and Marcelo Paes spinning during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
No Flash! (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Aproador will host the No Flash! party with D-Groov spinning the best of deep house; Cris Fernandes spinning the best of hip hop; Thor spinning the best of future house and Raphael Fernandes spinning the best of indie and pop rock during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Arraiá da Preta (Saúde)
The Week in Saúde is hosting the Arraiá da Preta tonight with very special guest Preta Gil. Get ready for the best of forró, quadrilha songs, flags, a kissing both and more. Additionally during the night DJ Rody will spin to open the night and DJ Felipe Mar will spin to close.
The Week – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Heavy Baile (Copacabana)
Tonight the popular Heavy Baile party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana with Leo Justi, Johnny Ice , DJ uly , Dorly, and Pedro Piu spinning the best of baile funk, big beat, kuduro, moombahton, dancehall, rap, trap, and more during the night. Additionally, Tchelinho will serve as emcee.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with name on list/ advance purchase of tickets
Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with a special Mexicana edition. During the night tequila will be distributed from the stage and there will be Cerveja Verde and drinks specials throughout the night. Additionally, DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, and Bøechat will pay special tribute to the Artic Monkeys and spin the best of rock and indie on the first floor while DJs spin the best of hip hop and pop on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11:10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
Oral Beer (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa will host the Oral Beer party with DJs Shark, John Failly, and Rapha Castro spinning during the event.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
The Festaralho party returns to Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight with body shots, jello shots, contests, tequilla battles and according to the venue, dwarves and drag queens distributing free shots throughout the party. Additionally, spinning during the night will be DJs Roberto Cruz, Felipe Malfoy, Ingrid Grundig, Fernando Prado, Edu Castelo, Gui Ferrera, Ivy, and Thiago Halleck.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Black Baile (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host Black Baile with with DJs Dippou’s, Bê Lima and De Luca spinning the best of hip hop, trap and classic funk.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: See venue for details
Maria Filó, Toque de Arte, and Roberta de Recife (Centro)
Tonight Roberta de Recife, accompanied by Tropical Trio, with start things off at Rio Scenarium with the best of forró and samba. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with more live samba and beginning at 2:30AM, Maria Filó will perform the best of forró 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 tonight 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 and 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, Julieta Brandão, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start off the night at Carioca da Gema tonight with Julieta Brandão 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:
Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of classic rock, punk, and grunge as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub 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
Louder @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Louder party with the bands Clashing Clouds, Barbar’Ellas, Allumina and Anceps performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs Thiago Halleck and Bruno Menescal will spin and drunk promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi.
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
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.
Autobam! @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
It’s time for the best of rock infused electro tonight as Bar do B in Laranjeira hosts the Autobam! party. DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Dvogt, and Renato Jukebox will spin the best of New Order, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Ladytron, Cut Copy, Prodigy, CSS, La Roux, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Crystal Castles and more throughout the night. Promotions follow the Tudo é 10 (All is 10) theme, with the entry fee to the event R$10 with your name on the guest list and drink specials of two Budweisers, two Smirnoff Ice, or two Red Bull for R$10. Additionally two shots of cachaça, rum, Absolut, tequila, or Cutty Sark or two drinks of caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tônica and Sweet Heat will also be R$10 all night long.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – 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. Additionally during the month of June, Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 6PM – 8PM, include two-for-one on draft beer and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
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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