Performing tonight as his alter egos “DJ Simpla da Dýnamo” and “VJ Simpla of PHUNK,” filmmaker and musician Simplicio Neto will re-edit and re-dub his award-winning film “Carioca era Um Rio” live while accompanied by his band, Os Nefelibatas.
Additionally during the event, director, DJ and social scientist Emílio Domingos will “remix,” his new documentary “Deixa na Régua,” live.
Best known for his award-winning documentary “A Batalha do Passinho,” about the passinho dance movement and its surrounding culture, Domingos takes an inside look at barber shops in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in “Deixa na Régua.”
The 2015 edition of Live Cinema will continue through Suday, with German composer, musician, artist, engineer and programmer Robert Henke presenting his newest project “Lumière II” on Saturday, at Cine Odeon and holding a discussion of his creative process at Parque Lage on Sunday.
Festival Honk Rio 2015 (Botafogo)
The free Honk Rio 2015 festival continues today with its second day of four. The festival is one of the major international festivals of brass bands and it is taking place in Rio de Janeiro for the first time this week. Today and tonight, the event will take place at four locations; Hotel da Loucura, Praça da Harmonia, Leão Etíope do Méier, and Bola Preta. At Hotel da Loucura a workshop with RIM BAM BUM from Chile will start off the day at 11AM. Bands Ôncalo, Os Siderais, and RIM BAM BUM will follow with performances. Performing at Praça da Harmonia will be (in order from start to close) Fanfarra do Mal, BlocAto do Nada, Fanfarrada, Zambalo, Bagunço Móvel, Fanfarra Black Clube, Damas de Ferro, Ôncalo, and Ataque Brasil. Beginnng at 8:30PM, Hey Ho Brass Band will perform at Leão Etíope do Méier, followed by bands Pakitos Cuecacuela and Brassil Melody Band. Finally on the main stage of the festival in Bola Preta, the group Os Siderais will perform at 10:30PM, followed by Rim Bam Bum, Environmental Encroachment, and Mission Delirium.
Honk Rio 2015 – Various times, events begin at 10:30AM at Hotel da Loucura.
Eu Não Sou Surfista Mas Vivo (Ipanema)
Tonight the Eu Não Sou Surfista Mas Vivo party returns to the Praia Club with special guests MCs Koruja and K9 performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ De Luca will spin the best of trap. There will be an open bar for women with caipirinhas, sparkling wine and shots until 12AM and entry to the party is free for both women and men until 12AM.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: FREE for both men and women until 12AM.
Live Cinema (Ipanema)
Tonight two filmmakers, Emílio Domingos and Simplicio Neto will “remix” their films live in Oi Futuro Ipanema’s theater as part of the 2015 edition of Live Cinema festival.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa)
Brazilian MPB singer Jorge Ben Jor will perform live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Known for fusing the sounds of samba with funk, rock and pop, Ben Jor’s hits include “Filho Maravilha,” “Chove Chuva,” and “País Tropical,” among others.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100
Ava Rocha (Castelo)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will present a live performance by Brazilian singer-songwriter Ava Rocha at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller. Rocha recently released a new album entitled, Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema. The album’s tracks and arrangements blend guitars, strings, and various elements with Rocha unique voice, creating something unique. During tonight’s performance, Rocha will be joined by composer Negro Leo.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Saulo – Turnê Baiuno (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will present singer-songwriter Saulo performing live. Band Primeiro Amor Samba Retrô will open the night.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: See venue for details
Orange Party (Botafogo)
In celebration of the hit Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black,’ Casa da Matriz will premiere its newest event, the Orange Party tonight. There will be themed decorations including phone booths, visitors stickers and an area for taking “mugshots” and during the event, the best of the shows will be projected on screens throughout the venue. DJs Millah Bass, Jess, and Ian Garcez will spin the best of pop, hits and hip hop on the first floor and DJs Dave Avigdor and Lis Amaral will spin the best of rock, indie, and pop rock on the second floor during the party. There will be welcome tequila shots distributed to the first fifty people to arrive, special; “Poussey shots” distributed from the stage throughout the night, and promotions will include two special “ORANGE” drinks for R$13.50.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
The popular Fog party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight for its eleventh edition. During the night, DJ Igor Kelner will spin the best of rap and trap; Tomás Tróia will spin the best of pop, indie and rock; Andrei Yurievitch of the Manie Gang will spin the best of electro swing and vintage remixes; and DJ Flove will spin the best of deep house, G-house, and tech house.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Calling: Robert Johnson Club (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Calling party, Robert Johnson Club edition The party is celebrating different musical styles, groups, labels, clubs, and scenes with each event and tonight it’s the famous German club, Robert Johnson’s turn. Guest, German DJ Oliver Hafenbauer will spin during the party. Additionally DJs Mauricio Lopes and Manara will join Hafenbauer, spinning inside while Radio Magma spins on the deck outside.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
John Failly (Lagoa)
DJ John Failly will spin the best of house and EDM throughout the night at the posh club Miroir in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Segura o Grave (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of bass and trap as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Segura o Grave party tonight. During the night DJs Tucho, Andrei Y, André Menezes, Gabriel Mattos, and Dadu will spin in the basement while João Pedro de Oliveira and Bruno Vasconcelo spin the best of old school hip hop and E Ferretti spins bass at the fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Tonight the Gamboa club, The Week, will host the MOO party wih DJs Ivan Smagghe, Daniel Maloso, Diogo Reis, and Badenov spinning during the night.
The Week – 11PM
R. Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253 1020
Lelei Júnior, Ito Melodia, and Papagio Sabido (Centro)
The group Papagio Sabido will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM and Ito Melodia will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Lelei Júnior 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
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off the night by performing his reinterpretations of works by Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Clara Nunes, among others. Singer Mar César will follow with the best of samba. On the second floor during the night, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. Additionally, during the night DJs Márilo and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalançco, 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)
Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
Gabriel Teixeira will start the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM and Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente will follow at 11PM, filling the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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Mad Cats @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of electronic violin rock as the band Mad Cats performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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
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.
Double Rock’s @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 will present the Double Rock’s party. During the event, the band Decibélia Rock will perform the best of The Doors, Cazuza, The Beatles, Raimundos, Pearl Jam, Leigão Urbana, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Rose and more live. Additionally, DJ André L. Costa will spin during show intervals and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Hi-fi and Gin Tonic throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9PM and the DJs begin at 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Tudo É Dez@ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Tudo É Dez party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras to tonight with a special “Let’s Dance” edition in celebration of David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. DJs Laura Tardin, Priscila Dau, and Renato JKBX will spin during the event and as always ten will be a magic number with entry only R$10 and various drinks specials for only R$10.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Grecco @ The Clover Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Every Friday night the band Grecco is performing the best of hard rock, indie, punk, and classic rock live at The Clover Irish Pub in Copacabana.
The Clover Irish Pub – 9PM
Av. Atlântica 3546, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.
Cassino dos Gatunos- Karaoke (Ipanema)
Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host the Cassino dos Gatunos karaoke party tonight. If you feel like singing, you’re in luck as there will be a large selection of national and international hits to chose from and promotions during the event will include two for one caipirinhas from 11PM until 12AM. Additionally, DJ Daniel Faria will spin before and after karaoke.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80
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 1AM. 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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