Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will bring the best of authentic soul and classic funk to Vivo Rio tonight. The group’s members were some of the earliest to lead the soul, funk revival movement in the mid-90s and they are currently going stronger than ever.
Touring in support of their Grammy-nominated album, Give The People What they Want, tonight’s show will be one of four stops in Brazil.
In addition to Sharon Jones, the Dap-Kings lineup currently consists of Gabriel Roth (Bosco Mann) on bass, Neal Sugarman on sax, Homer Steinwess on drums, Fernando Velez on percussion, Binky Griptite and Joe Crispiano on guitars, Dave Guy on trumpet, Cochemea Gastelum on baritone sax and the vocalists Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan.
Food Truck Festival (Barra da Tijuca)
The Food Truck Festival continues its fourth edition today. Running through Sunday, May 31st at Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, the festival features twenty food trucks and vendors selling a wide variety of food, drinks, wines and beers.
Village Mall – 4PM-11PM Tuesday- Saturday, 1PM-9PM on Sunday.
Avenida das Américas 3900, Barra da Tijuca – Tel (21) 3252-2999
Entrance: FREE. Food and meal prices vary.
O Teatro Mágico (Lapa)
Tonight O Teatro Mágico will make a stop in Circo Voador as part of their ongoing 2015 “O Tudo Numa Coisa Só” tour in celebration of their 11th year. During those years, the group has released four studio albums, one live album, and three DVDs, selling more than over three million albums combined and over 450,000 DVDs combined. The current lineup of the group includes Fernando Anitelli, on vocals and guitar; Daniel Santiago as musical director and guitarist; Serginho Carvalho on bass. Rafael dos Santos on drums; Ricardo Braga on percussion; Guilherme Ribeiro on keyboards;, and performance artists Andrea Barbour and Kátia Tortorella.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Anitta and MC Nego do Borel (Lapa)
Tonight two of the biggest names in contemporary Brazilian music, Anitta and MC Nego do Borel, will perform live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$40 – R$160
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will present the second live performance by contemporary Brazilian group Siba at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. This week the group is launching their newest album, De Baile Solto.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25 – R$30
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings (Flamengo)
Tonight Vivo Rio hosts a live performance by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings After Party (Botafogo)
Bugalú Velez of The Dap-Kings will spin at Teto Solar in Botafogo as part of the official After Party for the Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings show. Additionally Marcelinho Da Lua will spin during the event.
Teto Solar – 11PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 110, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2542-9458
It’s time for the best deep house, nu disco, rap, twerk and trap as Fosfobox in Copacabana presents the B&D (Black and Deep) party tonight. DJs Ayman, D-Groov, Caur, and Chaloub will spin trap, bass, hip hop, nu discp and deep house in the subsolo (basement) while DJs Cris Fernandes and K-A-Z spin hip hop, trap and bass above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Timeless party with DJs Meme and Márcio Careca spinning the best of deep house, funk, house, and disco. With its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. 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$60 – R$120 (http://www.ingressocerto.com/top-of-pestana-timeless-p85540)
For more information and to make reservations: reservas[at]topofpestana[dot]com.br
Toucan Party (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Toucan Party tonight with Benaion spinning and a special TOUCAN lounge set during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Desbunde (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will host the fourth edition of the Desbunde party tonight with resident DJs Gustavo Calani and Sprejer welcoming DJs Leonardo Lichote and Zirigmundi for a night of the best soul, cumbia, dance rock, afrobeats and music from Pernambuco, Bahia, and Pará. Additionally, Zirigmundi will provide visuals during the night.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
DJs on two stages will spin the best of axé, classic funk and more tonight as Teatro Odisséia in Lapa hosts the Trash Party tonight. One the first stage, DJs Marcelo Haubrich, Bruno Mozka, and Ingrid Gründig will spin on the best of brega, funk, axé, 90s pop, and more while DJs Felipe Malfoy and Rick Castro spin the best of pop, hits, dance and pop rock on the second stage. Free welcome shots will be distributed to the first one hunderd to arrive and free shots will be distributed from the stage all night long.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
The Propaganda party arrives in Rio de Janeiro tonight, bringing with it the very best of indie music from Haim to Lana Del Ray to Lorde to Mumford and Sons and everything in between. During the event, DJs Bgolls Incríve and Igor Boechat will spin on the Propaganda UK stage on the first floor of the venue while DJs Buba and Lou Palma will spin on the POPaganda stage on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
Thiago Mansur and Franco Pellegrini (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa will present very special guest, Thiago Mansur, a current resident DJ at the Lavo club in New York City. Additionally, DJ Franco Pellegrini will spin during the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Dancehall Business (Centro)
It’s time for the best of dancehall and hip hop as Digitlaldubs presents the Dancehall Business party at Centro’s La Paz club tonight. Special guest DJ Stranjah from the FRESH Dancehall parties in São Paulo, Marcus MPC of Digitaldubs and Ambassodor of The Groov parties will spin on the first stage. On the second stage, Erik Skratch of Cartel MCs and Marcelinho Mg of the FÚRIA Hip Hop parties will spin the best of hip hop.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Mr. Catra (Ipanema)
Tonight Mr Catra returns to the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema. Additionally during the night, DJ De Lucca and guests will spin.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Pimenta do Reino, Aninha Portal, and Nuno Neto (Centro)
At 8PM, Nuno Neto will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of Brazilian pop and samba. Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM with her reinterpretations of works by Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Ribeiro, and Noel Rosa, among others. Finally at 2:30AM, the group Pimenta do Reino will perform the best of forró live 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 Marcelle Motta starting things off tonight on the first floor with the best of samba and MPB including his reinterpretations of the works of João Nogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Djavan, among others. Bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with more MPB and samba, soul, funk and samba reggae. On the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. Additionally, 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, Nina Rosa, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 7:30PM and Nina Rosa will follow at 9:30PM. Finally at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns 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:
AC/DCover @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The AC/DC cover band, AC/DCover returns to Lapa Irish Pub tonight to perform live. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Rock in Real @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents the Rock in Real party tonight with the bands Canto Cego, Indiscipline, and Balba performing live. Additionally DJ Rataus will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – The house will open at 8:30PM and the shows will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Autobam! @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host a special Depeche Mode and La Roux edition of Autobam! Throughout the night DJs Arlei Hey Hey, DjDvogt, and Renato Jukebox will spin the best of electro rock and synth pop. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice, Red Bull, shots of cachaça, rum, absolut, tequila and more for R$10. Caipirinhas, Caipivodkas, Cuba Libres, Gin & Tonics, and Sweet Heat will also be R$10. Additionally, Budweisers will be two for R$10.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
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
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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