Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight HSBC Arena is Barra da Tijuca will host the UFC 190 with UFC women’s bantamweight champion, American Ronda Rousey battling Brazilian Bethe Correia as the main event of the night.
Additional fights on the main card during the night will include Shogun Rua vs. Rogério Minotouro, Glaico França vs. Fernando “Açougueiro” Bruno, Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dileno Lopes, Stefan Struve vs. Minotauro Nogueira, Antônio Pezão vs. Soa Palelei, Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar.
Preliminary card fights will include Demian Maia vs. Neil Magny, Rafael Cavalcante vs. Patrick Cummins, Warlley Alves vs. Nordine Taleb, Iuri Marajó vs. Leandro Brodinho, Vitor Miranda vs. Clint Hester, and Hugo Wolverine vs. Guido Cannetti.
Tickets are still available for the event here, but for those who can’t make it out to Barra da Tijuca or prefer to watch the fights in a Rio de Janeiro bar or pub, many will be showing the fight tonight including in Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ipanema (Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 112).
HSBC Gates will open at 5PM. The event begins at 7:30PM and Rousey and Correia are scheduled to fight after 10PM.
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe in Ipanema will hold a “Garage” Sale today from 4PM to 8PM. In addition to the buying and selling of items, there will be drinks promotions and DJ Slim Seleem will spin the best of funk, disco and 80s music.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
UFO 190 with Rousey vs Correia (Barra da Tijuca)
UFC women’s bantamweight champion, American Ronda Rousey will fight Brazilian Bethe Correia as part of the UFC 190 in HSBC Arena in Barra da Tijuca tonight. Additionally during the night, main card fight will include Shogun Rua vs. Rogério Minotouro, Glaico França vs. Fernando “Açougueiro” Bruno, Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dileno Lopes, Stefan Struve vs. Minotauro Nogueira, Antônio Pezão vs. Soa Palelei, Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar.
HSBC Arena – Gates will open at 5PM and fights will begin at 7:30PM.
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno 3401, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2430-1750
Entrance: R$147.50 – R$12,000
The InVentos event returns to Fundição Progresso today and tonight from beginning at 10AM. The mostly free event (there will be an entrance fee after 8PM) will include over forty attractions. There will be circus performers, film screenings, theater performances, yoga, African dance performances, capoeira presentations of live music peformed by guest including Monica Besser, Julia Bosco, Gabriel Improta, Felipe Prazeres, Rodrigo Eberienos, Eliza Schinner and Kelder Paiva. To close out the event, beginning at 10PM, the Baile Black Bom party will take place with the group Consciência Tranquila performing live.
Fundição Progresso –10AM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: FREE until 8PM, R$20 after 8PM.
It’s time for the best of chillwave, dream pop, future funk, moombahton, grime, shoegave, technobrega and more tonight as Ruído presents Internet Explorer, Jaloo. During the night Jaloo, Alma Negrot, MVSARC, arth exe, miga_zz, and W_Trix will perform and spin.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Band Forfun will perform to a sold-out audience tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
The Triangle party returns to CAVE in Aproador tonight with André Duvivier & Martha Pinel starting off the night by spinning from 12AM to 1:30AM. Pedro Whitaker will follow at 1:30AM will a one-hour set. Then Vitor Kruc of GOP TUN will spin for two hours beginning at 2:30AM. DJ Blancah will follow at 4:30AM with a two-hour set and Eclectic with Nicolau Marinho and Douglas Castro will spin for one hour beginning at 6:30PM. Finally, Toucan, with Bernardo Campos and Olliver Mach, will spin, closing the event during the early morning hours of Sunday morning.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 -R$60
Wake Up (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of pop, indie, and hits as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Artista, Sal Schlaepfer, and Fl3sh Disco will spin in the subsolo (basement) while VJ JuJu provides visuals. Additonally during the night DJs Julha Gameiro, Angelini and special guests will spin at Fosfobar. Promotions will include two-for-one Jägermeisters and Jack Daniel’s until 2AM.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50
The chic indoor/outdoor 00 (Zero Zero) club in Gávea will host the Degustasom party tonight withTamenpi, Vinelli, Pachu, Saddam, Ambassodor, and Rebeca spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Sertanejo na Lagoa with Patrícia Cal and Leo Lemos (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the Sertanejo na Lagoa party with João Gabriel performing live and DJ Kabul spinning the best of setranejo during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.
Sette Sábado (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Sábado party returns to Sette Leblon tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, and water from 11PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there there will be karaoke with Rick Lima and his band and DJ Pepe will spin the best of pop, rock, house, sertanejo, and funk.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$80
Keep on Rockin (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will present the Keep on Rockin party, GIRRRLS! edition. DJs will spin the best of Lorde, Haim, Sia, Florence and the Machine, Icona Pop, Lana del Ray and Taylor Swift , among others while DJs on the second floor will spin the best of Joan Jett, Pretty Reckless, Hole, Rita Lee, Janis Joplin, Garbage, The Runaways, Pretenders, and Björk, among others.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Rock Pirata (Praça da Bandeira)
DJs Dfre, Denis, and Naamã Lima will spin the best of The Cult, Alice in Chains, Ramones, The Hives, Cypress Hill, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Metallica, Muse, Queen, Mudhoney, Foo Fighters, 4i20, Blur, The Stooges, U2, Orange Goblin, Kiss, The Sisters of Mercy, Danzig, Deftones, Mastodon, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys, Deep Purple, Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, Jones, Rage Against The Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Artic Monkeys, Nirvana, and more tonight as the Porto Pirata presents the Rock Pirata event tonight.
Porto Pirata – 11:45PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to Praia Club. There will be an open bar all night with Budweiser, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, water and more. DJs Raphael de Luca and guests will spin throughout the night.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Michel Gerard, Toca na Surdina, and Camarão de Rama (Centro)
AT 8PM, the group Camarão de Rama returns to Rio Scenarium to start off the night with the best of samba blended with maracatu, baião, choro, bossa nova, and salsa. The group Toca na Surdina will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and pop. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Michel Gerard will perform the best of forró until the sunris on Sunday.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Rock Night (Lapa)
On Saturday nights in August the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting the Rock Night party. Bands will perform live each week. The Mar Cesar Trio will kick off every edition by performing during happy hour and DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of pop rock, electronic, and hip hop during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Claudinho Guimarães and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30 PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Magnatas Acústicos @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the band Magnatas Acústicos will perform the best of U2, Pearl Jam, Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles, Metallica, Oasis, the Ramones, Coldplay, Stone Temple Pilots, Mother Love Bone, Peter Frampton, Smashing Pumpkins and more live at the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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 – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20
True Faith @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the True Faith party. DJs Jose Roberto Mahr, Wilson Power, and Kleber Tuma will spin the best of post punk, 90s, EBM, paying special tribute to the bands Depeche Mode and Jesus and Mary Chain. Caipirinhas and capivodkas will be R$10 each during the event.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$25 – R$30
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Tonight it’s time for the best of live blues music at the new OMG Lounge in 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.
OMG Lounge – 8:30PM and 11:30PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Zé Gaita @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Zé Gaita will perform the best of blues and rock including works by The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix, among others, live tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Tonight they will be playing the UFC 190 live.
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.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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