Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best in trap, bass, dubstep, and UK garage as Copacabana’s popular club Fosfobox hosts the twenty-fifth edition of the Wobble party tonight. DJ Rodrigo S. and the resident dynamic DJing duo known as Marginal Men will spin trap and bass with the special guest DJ Guadaloop also spinning trap, bass and hip hop in Fosfobox’s basement. Above at the Fosfobar, DJ Fabio Heinz and guests will battle during the mixtape competition. The night begins at 11PM and cover is R$30 if you put your name on the FosfoLista (the venue’s friend list) and arrive before midnight. LIVE: Móveis Coloniais de Acaju (Lapa) The Brasília-based band, Móveis Coloniais de Acaju, returns to Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight in support of their third album entitled, De Lá Até Aqui. Circo Voador– Gates open at 8PM Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$40-R$80 CLUBS: Wobble 25 (Copacabana) Rodrigo S, Marginal Men, and Guadaloop will spin in Fosfobox’s basement for tonight’s edition of Wobble, while Fabio Heinz and guests battle it out above, at the Fosfobar. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$30-R$50 PHUNK! Special Edition (Centro) A special edition of the PHUNK! party produced by Joca Vidal will take over the three floors of Centro’s La Paz club tonight. Resident DJs Artur Miró, Coisa Fina and Saens Peña will spin and VJs Simpla and Milena Sá will provide stimulating visuals during the event. Guest DJs El Amaral and Ícaro dos Santos will also take to the decks to keep the party going until dawn. La Paz – 11PM Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403 Entrance: R$20-R$40 TeKiller Fiesta – Te Amo Te Quila (Lapa) Tonight the popular TeKiller party brings all things Tequila to Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia as they present the Te Amo Te Quila event. There will be shots of Tequila, Tequila Sunrise, Margarita, Mojito, and, of course, the signature TeKiller Bombs made with Tequila, Jägermeister and Red Bull. DJs Mario Mamede, Thiago Halleck, Fernando Prado, Roberto Cruz, Vitor Medina, Ian Gar6, and Larissa Conforto will spin the best of rock, indie, pop, new wave and more. Teatro Odisséia – 11PM Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562 Entrance: R$20-R$35 Alien Nation -Femmes Fatales (Botafogo) Tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Martiz, Alien Nation presents the Femmes Fatales event. DJs Wilson Power, Edinho, Kleber Tuma, and Tito Figueiredo will spin on the first stage while on the second stage, the DJ Femme Fatales of Dea Mafer, Mi$$ Jones and Pri Dau will throw down. Special promotions include double dose (two for one) Caipirinhas and Cuba Libres. Casa da Matriz – 11:30 PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$25-R$30 Night Vision with Hands UP, John Failli and Fabio Tepper (Lagoa) Tonight the Lagoa venue Miroir hosts the Night Vision party with special guests Curitiba natives, Hands UP. DJs John Failli and Fabio Tepper will also spin during the event. Miroir – 11PM Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898 Entrance- See venue for details. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Thiagu Gentil, Dhi Ribeiro and Trio Pé de Serra (Centro) Singer-songwriter Thiagu Gentil gets things started again tonight at 8PM with samba and bossa nova at Centro’s Rio Scenarium. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with romantic samba and samba rock. Then at 3AM the Trio Pé de Serra will deliver some of the best live forró in Rio. Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 3AM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25- R$40 Joyce Cândido, As Benditas and Seu Bando (Lapa) Tonight in Lapa singer Joyce Cândido and the all-female group As Benditas, will fill the first floor of the Leviano bar with the sounds of samba. Meanwhile on the second floor, Bailão Leviano will present a show from Seu Bando featuring the best of samba, MPB, soul and pop rock. Leviano – 7PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20-R$30 Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente (Lapa) Vocalist and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night off at 7:30 PM at Carioca da Gema with Gabriel Teixeira following at 9:30 PM. Then, singer Teresa Cristina will peform with Grupo Semente beginning at 11PM. Cristina has been entertaining audiences in Lapa with her lively samba performances for over fifteen years. She is well known for her reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva, and Paulinho da Viola, among others. Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM, and 11PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$38 PUBS & BARS: Banda Sideways-Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) It’s time for classic rock with the band Sideways at Lapa Irish Pub. Located next to the famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub offers a wide selection of quality imported beers. Additionally, its welcoming atmosphere attracts a fun and friendly crowd, making it a great place to go if you are looking to rock out tonight. Lapa Irish Pub – 10PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: R$10-R$20 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 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. 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