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guettoFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of trap, hip hop, bass, funk, and more as La Paz in Centro hosts the Guetto party and welcome DJs from the Dope party tonight.

DJs Evehive, Ingrid Nepomuceno, D’emmer, Rodrigo Caê, and Cabar will spin for the Guetto party while DJs Vinoz, Fxrnok, Asluc, and Rafavela spin for the Dope party.

Marcão Baixada will serve as Master of Ceremonies and there will be a special presentation by KBrum. Additionally during the night, there will be a BANAL art exhibition and a Jamaican food tent on the terrace.

LIVE:

Plebe Rude and Camisa de Vênus (Lapa)
Brazilian rock legends Plebe Rude and Camisa de Vênus will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Casa da Cultura (Lapa)
Casa da Cultura events continue at Fundição Progresso with the Festival Coco de Nóis e do Mundo. Performers will include
Caetano da Ingazeira & Barra Mansa, Treminhão, Jaraguá Mulungu Terno de Pífanos, Luiz Brasil, DJ Guirraiz, Mestre Luiz Paixão, and Cocokalungo & guests.
Fundição Progresso – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Roberto Frejat (Flamengo)
Tonight, Rio de Janeiro singer-songwriter Roberto Frejat, best known simply as Frejat, will perform live at Vivo Rio in Flamengo. Co-founder of the band Barão Vermelho, Frejat has released three solo albums and is considered one of the most important and influential musicians in Brazilian rock for more than three decades.
Vivo Rio – 11PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$50 – R$220

HeartBeatz Party

Crusader de Deus and Nitú (Botafogo)
Tonight the post-punk trio Crusader de Deus and the jazz and afrobeat influenced group Nitú will peform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: See venue for more information

Labirinto at the Maze (Tavares Bastos)
Tonight the Maze in Tavares Bastos in Catete will host the Labirinto partywith the group Biltre performing live and DJs Pajé and Dom Coimbra spinning during the night.
The Maze – 10PM -3AM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: See venue for more information

CLUBS:

Guetto and Dope (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Guetto party and welcome DJs from the Dope party tonight. DJs Evehive, Ingrid Nepomuceno, D’emmer, Rodrigo Caê, and Cabar will spin for the Guetto party while DJs Vinoz, Fxrnok, Asluc, and Rafavela spin for the Dope party. Marcão Baixada will serve as Master of Ceremonies and there will be a special presentiation by KBrum. Additionally during the night, there will be a BANAL art exhibition on the terrace and there will be a Jamaican food tent.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$40

Porto Pirata Psy (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for the best of psychedelic trance as Porto Pirata hosts the Porto Pirata Psy party, High Night Explosive edition. During the night, DJs Elliot, W.O.W., Organic, Sumerian, Psyduck Project, Subsonic, and Safe Harbor will spin. .
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Amem (Copacabana)
DJs will deliver the best of EDM, trap, future house, bass, electro, and dubstep as the Amem party takes over Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night, DJs Rodrigo S., Gowpi, Polly, and Gudaloop will spin in the subsolo (basement) while the Street Crew spins above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11:11 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Infame (Arpoador)
The Infame party returns to CAVE club in Arpoador tonight burlesque peformances by Allice, Eva, and Maxine and DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Suzykill, and Claudio Macedo spinning during the night.
CAVE – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Chamego Nordestino, Samba de Donanna, and Samba do Miranda (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, the group Samba do Miranda will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba and their reinterpretations of works by Noel Rosa, Cartola, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, João Nogueira, Casuarina, and Roberta Sá, among others. The group Samba de Donanna will follow at 11PM with samba and MPB including their reinterpretations of works by lara Nunes, Tim Maia, Moraes Moreira, Vinicius de Moraes, Wilson Simonal, Jorge Ben Jor, Natiruts, Cazuza, and Seu Jorge, among others. Then beginning at 3:30AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Claudinho Guimarães and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Lapafest (Lapa)
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)

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 – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
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 – 2AM
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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

Oh Glamour @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Oh Glamour party. During the night, David Bowie tribute band, Tribo do Espaço will perform live with DJs Edinho, Theddy-O, and Kleber spinning the best of glam including Bowie plus T-Rex, New York Dolls, and Gary Glitter, among others before and after the set.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Drunk Hour and Alive @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Bar Bukowski will host Drunk Hour (Happy Hour with drink specials) from 6:30PM to 10PM and the Sem Tesão Não Há Solução party beginning at 9PM.
Led Zeppelin Special – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists

Cobber @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Cobber performs 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 – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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