Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight in Porto Maravilha, the Underconstruction party and Renato Ratier will welcome special guests, Richie Hawtin, Hito, and Muti Randolph to spin and perform during the night.
Richie Hawtin is a Canadian producer, performer, and DJ, who was a key figure in the second wave of Detroit techno in the 1990s, while Hito is a Berlin-based electronic music artist and DJ. Muti Randolph is a Rio de Janeiro visual artist well known for his use of lights, graphics, and music to create sculptural designs for nightclubs, runaways, sets, and visual installations.
Presenter of the party Renatio Ratier is an entrepreneur, producer, and DJ who is a key figure in the Brazilian underground music.
The Underconstruction party takes places in anticipation of the opening of a new branch of Renato Ratier’s D-Edge club in Rio de Janeiro.
Underconstruction (Porto Maravilha)
The Underconstruction party will welcome special guests, Richie Hawtin, Hito and Muti Randolph to spin and perform tonight in the construction area of the future home of a new branch of the D-Edge club in Porto Maravilha.
Underconstruction – 11:50 PM
Av. Rodrigues Alves, 293 – Porto Maravilha
Entrance: R$150 – R$300
Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa)
Known for combing samba, rock, funk, and bossa nova, Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor will perform live at Circo Voador tonight and tomorrow night. Technobloco will perform to open both nights and DJ Bruno Eppinghaus will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60 – R$140
Mallu Magalhães (Flamengo)
Tonight São Paulo singer-songwriter Mallu Magalhães will perform live at Vivo Rio.
Vivo Rio – 11PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: See venue for more information.
São Paulo band Urbanú will perform live and DJ Ricardo Madruga will spin at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant with Ava Rocha (Botafogo)
Tonight the Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant series continues with Ava Rocha presenting “Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema” at Teatro da Biblioteca Parque Estadual. Rocha is known for mixing MPB with African rhythms, and poetry.
Biblioteca Parque Estadual – 6PM
Av. Presidente Vargas, 1261 – Centro
Jazz at the Maze (Tavares Bastos)
Every first Friday of the month, The Maze in Tavares Bastos in Catete hosts a traditional Jazz night. Musicians tonight include vocalist Indiana Nomma, flugelhornist José Arimatea, saxophonist Denize Rodrigues, pianist Vanessa Rodrigues, drummer Andre Fróes, trumpeter Tom Ashe, double bassit Aureo Luis, and guitarist Marcelo Pfeil. Known for its unique labyrinthine architecture and breathtaking views of the city, The Maze was built by British artist Bob Nadkarni in 1981 as a family home and now also serves an art gallery. bed & breakfast, and performance space. Transportation to and from the venue to Caeate by van will be available throughout the night. The white mini vans will be located on the corner of R. Tavares Bastos/ R. Bento Lisboa.
The Maze – 10PM -3AM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$50 – R$60
Groove Party (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host a special Michael Jackson edition of the Groove Party tonight with DJs spinning the best of Michael Jackson, hip hop, old school, funk carioca, trap, dancehall, breakbeat, house, funk soul, disco, and vogue ballroom. During the night DJs Jimmy Jay and Fish will spin on the UnderGroove stage while DJs Garzøn and Edu Castelo spin on the Groove Is Burnin’ stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Red Monkey (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the very best of hip hop, future beats, bass, and trap as the Red Monkey party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Ambassodor, Dedé Menezes, Kennya, Street Crew, Exodus, Duowolf and Mr. Red Monkey will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11:11 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Paradise Rio (Arpoador)
The Paradise Rio party returns to CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with DJs Vixen Dream, Thor Richter, Jaybolt, Zepa & Lpacheco, and Lofaro spinning throughout the night.
CAVE – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Lelei Junior. Sarah. and Dayse do Banjo (Centro)
Dayse do Banjo will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of MPB and samba and singer Sarah will follow with more lively samba including her reinterpretations of works by Beth Carvalho, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, and Cartola beginning at 11PM. Then beginning at 3:30AM, Lelei Junior will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Toninho Geraes and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
Gabriel Teixeira will perform live open the night at Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight and Toninho Geraes will follow. Geraes has composed for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho and during his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. Additionally, he will reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar Cesar will start off the night on the first floor by performing well-known samba, MPB, and sambalanço songs. The bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with 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, DJs Aílton Areas and Cauê will spin the best of samba, funk, hip hop, and electronic during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)
Barzinho do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Barzinho do Paiol with live music and DJs spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
PUBS & BARS:
Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the 80s and promotions will include two-for-one specials on sparkling wine for women and tequila and Jagermeister for everyone.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is a great place to watch live streaming sports, both international and national.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug in Copacabana provides a great selection of food and drinks, including more than thirty types of international and national beers
Mud Bug – 5PM – 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 will host a special edition of the Tem Rock party tonight with bands Bala de Prata, Ricochet, and Madalyns performing the best of classic and alternative rock live. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of rock´n´roll during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Drunk Hour and Alive @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Bar Bukowski will host Drunk Hour (Happy Hour with drink specials) from 6:30PM to 10PM and Alive, a tribute to the band Peral Jam with from 9PM to 6AM. The band Purano Rock will perform live during the Alive party. With four bars, Bukowski is known to host DJs, artistic performances, exhibitions, raffles and more.
Led Zeppelin Special – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists
Tailten @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Tailten returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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