Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – November 20th is Dia da Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day) and many venues in Rio de Janeiro are celebrating this weekend.
Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier in the city’s Zona Norte (North Zone) will celebrate throughout the weekend by hosting live performances, exhibitions, and children’s activities today, tomorrow and Sunday.
Events today will include Wilson Jequitibá telling African children stories at 10:30 AM; a turban workshop from 4:30PM to 6PM; a jongo workshop and roda de samba from 6PM to 8PM; and a live performance by Magareth Menzes. All events are free with the exception of the performance which is R$30 – R$60.
Labirinto @ The Maze (Catete)
The popular Labirinto festival returns to The Maze tonight with bands Ventre and Bratislava performing live. Additionally DJs Pajé and Dom Coimbra will spin during the night.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance:R$15 – R$20
Testament and Cannibal Corpse (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of metal as bands Testament and Cannibal Corpse perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. The crossover/thrash band Uzômi will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$150 – R$300
Teatro Mágico (Lapa)
Teatro Mágico returns to Fundição Progresso tonight with special guests Dani Black and Lucas Silveira.
Fundição Progresso – 8PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Fim de semana da Consciência Negra @ Imperator (Méier)
Today, tomorrow, and Sunday, Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier will celebrate Dia da Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day) will live shows, performances, workshops and children’s activites.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 10AM – 10PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: Many of the activities are free with entrance fees for some of the live performances. See above link for more information.
It’s time once again for the very best of dubstep, trap, drum’n’bass, hip hop, UK garage, house and techno as the Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Taso, Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Re-Be-Ca will spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night while DJs Sansai and Atman spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 1AM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$33 – R$60
VM Soul (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the third edition of the VM Soul party. DJs Tijo, Rafaelita and Dos Foões swill spin and VJ Britto will provide visuals.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
FREE until 12AM, R$5 after.
Tonight the AMSTRDM party returns to La Paz in Centro with Diniboy, R2, Jopabral, Cout, Totonete, Kaz, HcA, Gabriel Brown, and Intr3pico spinning the best of dubstep, trap, future house, future bass, hip hop, 808 bass, rap, and twerk throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
All Black (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the All Black party. DJs Baln, Jaybolt, Pzilio, Ayman, David Levy, and Aian will spin the best of deep house, future house, EDM, trap, and funk throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$60
Quebrando a Cena (Lapa)
The Quebrando a Cena party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight to celbrate its third anniversary. Tonight the party with welcome special guest MC Carol. Additionally DJs Ingrid Gründig, Roberto Cruz, Fernando Prado, Gui Ferrera, Blood Brothers, and Mari Pinet will spin during the event. There will be a wet t-shirt contest and shots of QC, Absolut and Chandon Chuva will be distributed throughout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50
KEG – House Party (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the second edition of the KEG – House Party. DJs Grazzia, Caio Loki, and Paula Queiroz will spin the best of pop, hip hop, and trap while DJs Sal and Marfelo will spin rock and pop punk during the night. There will be a keg stand, pizza, jello shots, a beer bong, and games of beer pong.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Cabaret em Festa (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host Cabaret em Festa with DJ Luciano Jacaré spinning the best of house music, pop rock, hip hop and more throughout the event.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38
Samba Samba (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Samba Samba party with Familia S/A and Horto Samba performing live and DJs Bahruth, Cadinho, Cix, Ju Perez, Behrin and JR Mahr spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa again tonight. During the event, Bom Batuque will perform the best of samba, funk and more live and DJ Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop, funk, and reggaeton.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Trio Ustrês, Batuque na Cozinha and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
At 8PM, Nó na Madeira will start the night at Rio Scenarium with a tribute to João Nogueira. The group Batuque na Cozinha will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Ustrês will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
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. The bloco Picada de Primeira will then perform the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba reggae. 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 Chicote and Ailton 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)
Julio Estrela and Marina Iris and Roberta Nistra(Lapa)
Tonight Roberta Nistra will open the night at 9PM in Carioca da Gema.Then at 11PM Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Special Rockokê Session @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa Irish Pub will host a special rockokê session from 8PM until 3AM. If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while belting out your favorite rock tunes, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Sexta ás Escuras @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of 80s post punk, strobe lights, smoke and low light as Saloon 79 hosts the Sexta ás Escuras (Dark Friday) event tonight. The Multiplex Fonix party will welcome the Warsaw party and Wilson Power of Alien Nation will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant will host the Musik party with Julio Serrano performing live and DJ Daniel Faria spinning the best of hip hop, house and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include a first chopp (draft beer) for R$1 during Happy Hour (5PM – 11PM).
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
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.
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 Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 5PM – 8PM, include 300ml choop for R$5.50 and fifty percent off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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