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FunkClubMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Lagoa’s Praia Club is celebrating New Year’s Eve a little early tonight as it hosts the Funk Club, Pé Directo 2015 (Right Foot 2015) edition.

DJ Furacão 2000 and guest DJs will spin various beats and Budweiser will be free until 12AM.

During 2014, Praia Club welcomed party-goers from across Brazil and from around the world. Tonight will be a celebration of the successful parties held throughout the year. It will also be a celebration of the summer season and the parties yet to come in 2015.


LUV and Opalão76 Hip-Hop Crew, Black Party (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana presents the Pré-Réveillon (Pre-New Year’s Eve) party, Black, with special guests from the LUV party and the Opalão76 Hip-Hop Crew. During the night, DJs Bruno Vinelli, Saddam and Michel will spin the best of hip-hop in the subsolo (basement) while above at the fosfobar, Nicole Nandes will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Maldita (Botafogo)
Its time again for the best of indie as A Maldita returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$60

Funk Club Furacão 2000 (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will host Funk Club with DJ Furacão 2000. Guest DJs will spin various beats and Budweiser will be free until 12AM.
Praia Club – 10:30PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Digital Dubs (Lapa)
Tonight Digital Dubs and friends return to Lapa’s Leviano Bar. The band Muzamba All Stars will get things started on the first floor with reggae, ska and rocksteady and Radiolab Visto Rasta will follow with the best of reggae roots and dub. Digital Dubs will perform on the second floor with special guests.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30

Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-story boat turns into a nightclub complete with top DJs and a happy hour with two for one drinks for men and free drinks for women before midnight. Once the cruise starts, there are some amazing views to take in as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding begins at 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$60

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Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free

Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight as the venue will come alive at 9:30PM with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Inácio Rios will start off the night by performing at 7:30PM.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo and Ju Bragança (Centro)
Tonight at Rio Scenarium singer Ju Bragança will start off the night at 7:30PM. Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas a Bordo will follow at 10:30PM with classic sambas and chorinhos.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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