Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s Christmas night and in many venues in Rio tonight, that means it’s time to celebrate.
At Espaço Acústica in Centro, there will be a very special Christmas edition of the Wonka Party.
There will be rabanada with Nutella, special brigadeiros, Oreo milkshakes with vodka, Christmas cookies, glasses of champagne, chocolates and brownies.
DJs Nathalia Hinz, Rick Castro, Dave Avigdor, G Sotero, and Felipe Malfoy will spin the best of hip hop and funk and DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Thiago Burgos, and Vitor Dill will spin the best of indie and pop punk during the night.
Paranoid Android -Natal Indie (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host a special Christmas edition of the Paranoid Andriod party. There will be welcome shots, alcoholic popsicles, jelly beans, and special promotions. DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, Fabitch, and Dí Andrade will spin the best of indie rock, alternative, and indie pop on the first floor and the best of pop and hits on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Putafesta de Natal 2015 (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Putafesta, Natal 2015 edition tonight. DJs from the 7 Day Weekend, Wake Up, Crush, Rockaway, Sex Tape, Recalcada, Putzbrilha, Battles, Shakethatass, PUFF PUFF Bass, and High as Sh!t parties will spin throughout the night.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Potter Party (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia will host a Christmas edition of the Potter party tonight. The venuse will be decorated and there will be themed drinks and a costume contest. DJs Ingrid D’Marcelle, Rebecca Foxx, and Viny Moreira will spin on the Salão Comunal (Common Room) stage and DJs Ian Garcez and Millah Bass will spin on the Floresta Negra (Black Forest) stage during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35 – R$45
Christmas Wonka Party(Centro)
Tonight it’s time for a very special Christmas edition of the Wonka Party at Espaço Acústica in Centro. There will be rabanada with Nutella, special brigadeiros, oreo milkshakes with vodka, Christmas cookies, glasses of champagne, chocolates and brownies. DJ Nathalia Hinz, Rick Castro, Dave Avigdor, G Sotero, and Felipe Malfoy will spin the best of hip hop and funk and DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Thiago Burgos, and Vitor Dill will spin the best of indie and pop punk during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2 – Centro
Natal Cabaret (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host Natal Cabaret. DJ Haron Dufau will spin the best of rock, pop rock, hip hop, house and more during the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 10PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38
X-mas party (Lagoa)
The posh club Miroir in Lagoa will celebrate the holiday with the X-mas party tonight. DJs ИICKØ, Alê Sousa, Lorão, Mondraga, and Roffer will spin the best of hip hop, funk, rap, trap, and deep house during the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Entrance for women is free unitl 12:30AM, R$30 – R$60
Tonight the CL∆PS party will present the Bonde das Bonecas edition at La Paz in Centro. Bonde Das Bonecas, Sydney Sousa, Guadaloop, Bia Marques, BLUNTZZILLA, ₭ENNYᐱ, Mel Pimenta, Ritmo de Favela and Jota Carneiro will perform and spin during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 -R$30
It’s time for the best of house, tribal, pop and beards as the Barbado party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Fabiano Penna, Julio Doutor, Fábio Campos and Roberto Santejo will spin the best of house and DJs Thiago Araujo, Bella Diaz, Phill Ferreira, and Lay Albuquerque will spin the best of pop during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Welcome To The New Year’s Week In Rio (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Welcome To The New Year’s Week In Rio party with DJs V Deck, JR Mahr, Rafa M, Gigga, Juliano Junot, and MAZ spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Trio Aba de Couro, Lu Fogaça and Trio, Samba na Véia, and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
Gabriel Versiani will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with a performance of his original works and his reinterpretations of works by Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and Jorge Benjor. Lu Fogaça and Trio will follow at 8:30PM and Samba na Véia will perform the best of 60s and 70s samba, samba-rock, sambalanço and contemporary samba beginning at 11PM. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Aba de Couro will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Rogê, Roberta Nistra, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 7:30PM, followed by a performance by Roberta Nistra at 9:30PM. Then beginning at 11:30PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will perform with guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema –7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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Festao de Final de AnoNo Blue Agave (End of the year Party) (Ipanema)
Tonight Blue Agave will host the Festao de Final de AnoNo Blue Agave (End of the year Party). There will be drink specials and DJ Seleem will spin during the night. For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, Blue Agave in Ipanema is always a great place to go.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Natal Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host a special Christmas party. Entry is free all night and the band SeteNove will perform the best of classic rock live. Additionally, five DJs will spin before and after the show.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant will host Pop Sessions with DJ Daniel Faria spinning the best of hip hop and r&b during the night.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$10 – R$50
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