Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – When the first P.I.C.A. event was held roughly a year ago, organizers saw it as a one time thing. Sixty hours of partying during ten editions with twenty guest DJs later, the event is celebrating its first birthday at Centro’s Espaço Acústica. Tonight it will be another eight hours of partying with fifteen DJs, popsicles dipped in vodka, cake, sweets, plenty to drink and more. The DJs will be separated into groups to provide the best of pop, twerk and funk for the party. DJs Buba, Lupin, Ivvyz, Millah Bass, Rick Castro and Felipe Malfoy will handle the pop and hits, while DJs Bout, Du Valle, Sotero, Evehive and K-rina will deliver the tunes to make you twerk. Finally, DJs Berg x Roderich, Vinny Motta, Paiva and Caramello will bring the funk. There will also be special P.I.C.A. shots, welcome drinks of sparkling wine and a roulette wheel with prizes. CLUBS: Dancehall Business (Catete) Digitaldubs and the Groov will perform tonight at Catete’s Casarão Ameno Resedáto in celebration of the newest party in Rio, Dancehall Business. All about “original dancehall style,” the event will also include MCs Jeru Banton, Larissa Luz, André Machado and Sistah Mo Respect. Casarão Ameno Resedá– 11 PM Rua Pedro Américo 277, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427 Entrance: See venue for more details. P.I.C.A. 1 Year Anniversary (Centro) The P.I.C.A. event celebrates its first birthday tonight at Centro’s Espaço Acústica with an eight hour party and fifteen DJs playing funk, twerk and pop. Espaço Acústica – 10 PM Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299 Entrance: R$25-R$40 House It (Copacabana) It’s a night of tech and deep house in Copacabana as Fosfobox presents House It. DJs Simple Jack and Pedro Zuim will spin in the basement. Also there, Solc will battle Rohr and Amadeo will battle Olliver Mach. Up top, the Fosfobar will present Na Moral E No Amor, music without labels. Fosfobox– 11:50 PM Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: See event page for details. OTHER: Open Air Film Screening- Grease (Glória) Tonight in Marina da Glória, cult classic “Grease” will screen as part of the ongoing Vivo Open Air festival. Following the screening, will be a special edition of the Rio Porque Tô No Rio event. Vivo Open Air– 7:30 PM Marina da Glória, Av. Infante Dom Henrique,s/n,a Glória Entrance: R$20-R$40 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Taruira, Luiza Dionizio and Rapacuia (Centro) Taruira will kick things off at 8PM to at Rio Scenarium with Luiza Dionizio bringing the best in samba starting at 11PM. Rapacuia will then deliver the best of forró being at 2:30 AM. Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30 AM. Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 Joyce Cândido, Samba Urbano and Seu Bando (Lapa) Tonight in Lapa, singer Joyce Cândido and the group Samba Urbano will fill the first floor of the Leviano bar with the sounds of samba while on the second floor, Bailão Leviano will present a show from Seu Bando featuring the best of samba, MPB, soul and pop rock. Leviano – 7 PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20-R$30 PUBS & BARS: 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 – 11 AM 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 – 5 PM 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 – 9 PM Av. Atlântica 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 a fun and friendly crowd and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft. Lapa Irish Pub – 5 PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$20 — 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.