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Rc4Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today and tonight the 2016 edition of the Rc4 Festival continues at Oi Futuro Ipanema.

First from 6PM to 9PM, the festival will present the Paniel Rc4 which will feature special guests, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Stephane Dorin, Jennifer Dautermann, Brendan Walsh, and Robert Zimmermann hosting five free entry debates and discussions.

Then at 9PM, the festival will host the party/jam session Festa Tecnoclássica with live performances on both traditional and electronic instruments by Joby Burgess (UK), Brendan Walsh (NED), and Sérgio Krakowski . Those performances will be combined with DJ sets and projected visuals.

All of the Rc4 events today and tonight are free entry.


Karol Conka (Saúde)
Tonight Sacadura 154 will host a live performance by Brazilian rapper Karol Conka as part of Projeto Verão. In addition to Conka, attractions will perform on three stages during the night. Natz, Vinny Motta, and Brinquinho will be on the Pop stage; Nonato and Robson Araujo will be on the House stage; and Rê Bogado and Camilla Dutt will be on the Alternative stage. There will also be an open bar during the night with Antarctica beer, vodka with energy drinks, tequila, Hi Fi, and more.
Sacadura 154 – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$60 – R$70

Oswaldo Montenegro (Flamengo)
Tonight Brazilian musician, Oswaldo Montenegro, will perform live at Vivo Rio.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Anselmo and Rafael (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Anselmo and Rafael performing live tonight. Additionally, DJs Ronaldo and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of hits, house, hip hop, and funk during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

More Love (Glória)
The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM) will host the More Love event today and tonight from 3PM to 6AM. There will be two stages of bands, artists, and DJs performing throughout the event. Marcleo D2, Filipe Ret, BNegão and Seletores de Frequência will spin on the first stage and Seth Troxler, Richy Ahmed, SubB-AN, Paranoind London, Laura Jones, Elekfantz, Flo & Zeo, Adam Shelton, Futureboogie, Glen, Nana, Leo Janeiro, Manara, PBR Streetgang, Mark Jenkyns, Khruangbin, and Wayne Holland will perform on the second stage. Additionally during the event there will be live art, food trucks, and an “Alice in Wonderland Room.” The event is free only with invitation.
Museum of Modern Art (MAM) – 3PM-6AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Glória – Tel: (21) 3883-5600
Entrance: FREE to those with invitations.

Festival Rc4 (Ipanema)
The Rc4 Festival continues today and tonight at Oi Futuro Ipanema with the discussions of the Paniel Rc4 and the party/jam session Festa Tecnoclássica with live performances by Joby Burgess, Brendan Walsh, and Sérgio Krakowski, combined with DJ sets and projected visuals.
Teatro Oi Futuro Ipanema – 6PM-9PM, 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: All of the festivals events today are FREE.

Júlia Vargas and Chico Chico (Lapa)
Júlia Vargas and Chico Chico will perform live tonight at Circo Voador with Pietá opening the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Jazz na Candelária (Centro)
Casa França-Brasil will host another edition of Jazz na Candelária tonight with the Quarteto Rua Jazz performing live and DJ João Santiago spinning the best of rock, MPB, The Beatles and Chico Buarque during the event.
Casa França-Brasil – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 78, Centro – Tel: (21) 2332-5120
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Q Beleza (Centro)
Tonight Cordão da Bola Preta will host a new edition of the Q Beleza party. The event will be a tribute to Tim Maia and Jorge Ben Jor by the Quarteto São Jorge. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Catuaba and caipirinha until midnight. Entry is free with your name on the list by 11PM.
Cordão da Bola Preta – 10PM
Rua da Relação, 03 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance: FREE with name on the list by 11PM, R$20 – R$30

Nando Reis (Lapa)
Brazilian singer and musician Nando Reis will play live tonight at Fundição Progresso tonight. Diogo Gameiro will perform to open the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80 – R$160


Tattoo Week 2016 (Centro)
The fourth edition of Tattoo Week Rio continues today at the Convenções SulAmérica today. The three day convention features fifty international and eight hundred and fifty national artists divided into two hundred and fifty stands. In addition to the artists, the convention will offer the Miss Tattoo contests today, live music, a short film festival, and a skate competition plus vendors and exhibitions.
Centro de Convenções SulAmérica – 12PM – 10PM
Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1, Cidade Nova – Centro
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

O Mercado – Estilistas Independentes (Botafogo)
O Mercado returns today and tomorrow. The fair will take place at Solar das Palmeiras in Botafogo and will feature independent stylists, art and fashion vendors. Additionally there will be food vendors offering sandwhichs, pizza, candy, churros, craft beers and vegan food options. DJ Gustavo Ferrato and guests will spin during the event.
Solar das Palmeiras – 1PM – 9PM
Rua Orestes 28 – Santo Cristo
Entrance: FREE

Bem Brasil


B.L.E.S.S. and Trap In (Lapa)
Tonight the B.L.E.S.S. and Trap In parties move to Lapa to take place at Raízes da Lapa. DJs will spin the best of reggae, hip hop, dancehall, funk, and ragga throughout the night in the air-conditioned venue.
Raízes da Lapa – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 21 – Lapa – TEL: (21) 96958-8877
Entrance: R$10 until 12AM

Rock Pirata (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will host the 11th edition of the Rock Pirata party tonight. DJs Fred D., Marcelo R., Anderson Les Cadavres, and Beatrix will spin the best of rock tonight and pay tribute to the late Lemmy.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Putzbrilha (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of black lights, neon, pop, bass, indie, and house as the Putzbrilha party returns to Fosfobox tonight. DJs Tomás Tróia, Larissa Busch, D-Groov, K-A-Z, and Feijão will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$33 – R$60

Play the Game (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the fourth edition of the Play the Game party. DJs D-Ryder, Mondraga, Donnie Jay, Ruxell, and Ayman will spin the best of hip hop and trap throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:50 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the premeire of the Geek Party tonight. With plans to have a theme for each edition of the party, tonight has been designated as villains night. Three of the venue’s arcade games will be free to use during the party and there will be a cosplay contest with a cash prize. DJs Ian Garcez, Ingrid D’Marcele, and guest will spin the best of pop, indie rock, and indie pop on the first floor while DJs K-rina, Kristal, and Doug spin the best of pop, KPop, theme songs, and anime and game songs on the second floor during the night. Additionally, cupcakes and jello shots will be distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$45

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. There will be a four hour open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff Vodka, tropical drinks, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beer, mineral water, and sodas. Additionally, there will be shots of tequila. DJ Guga Fernandes will spin on the first floor during the night while DJ Germano spins on the second floor.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$90

Sábado Cabaret Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Sábado Cabaret Rock and Roll party with DJ Fernando Dias spinning the best of rock and pop rock throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Rocknbeats (Lapa)
The Rocknbeats party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with a special “Adventure Time” edition. There will be decorations from the “Adventure Time” show and show-themed snacks and gifts plus black lights, neon paints, a wall panel, and glowsticks. ;During the night DJs will spin the best indie, classics and pop including Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Vaccines, Foster the People, The Beatles, Nirvana, Green Day, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Ray, Sam Smith and more Additionally there will be indie and pop karaoke on the second floor during the night. Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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Rendez-Vous (Ipanema)
The Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema will host the Rendez – Vous Sunset Pool Party, special live tribute to David Bowie tonight. During the night DJ Jeremy Goodar will spin the live Bowie tribute; DJ IMperatore will spin the best of boteco eletro inspired by pop, trap, house and hits; and DJ Moos Juh and Gringo da parada will spin the best of Brazilian rhythms, rock, and groove.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema managed by Sofitel – 4PM – 1AM
Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Festa D’Ellas (Cantagalo)
Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host the Festa D’Ellas. DJs Luana Lessa and Tatah Toscano da Boho will spin during the night.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Latin Party Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the Latin Party Rio returns to Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana for another special Saturday night edition. During the party DJs Mateus and Jo will spin the best of reggaeton, merengue, salsa, pop, house, and hits. Caipirinhas and beer will be unlimited until midnight.
Guimo’s Pub – 11PM
Av. Nossa senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Amor de Verão (Copacabana)
The Alto Vidigal hostel will host the Amor de Verão party tonight with two stages of DJs spinning the best of house, hip hop, funk, pop, deep house, and National rap. throughout the night. DJs Léo Vargas, Ralph Ferro, and Alan Castro will spin on the Verão Carioca stage and DJs Silvio Rio, D-Ryder, and João Lima will spin on the Oriente Black stage. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha until 12AM.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the Welcome to Rio party. There will be an open bar with Budweiser beer, Smirnoff Vodka, Smirnoff Caipivodka, Premium Caipirinha, sparkling wine, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, sodas, and water. There will also be open food from 11PM to 3AM with queijo, coxinhas, kibes, empanados, croquetes and more. DJ Paulinho and guests will spin the best of house, hip hop, funk, and sertanejo throughout the event.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011 – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50- R$90

Bear Nation – Star Wars Edition (Centro)
The Bear Nation party returns to La Paz tonight with a special Star Wars edition. DJs Great Guy, Caco Lelis, and Fabiano Penna will spin the best of pop, EDM, and hits on the first stage and DJs Ber Back and Kasha Lotte will spin back-to-back sets. On the second stage DJs Great Guy, Thiago “Billboard” Amorim, and Marcelo Ribeiro will spin the best of retro, flash, and trash.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight the Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde. DJs Flavio Lima, Edu Quintas, Paulo Pacheco and Gustavo Junior will spin on the Babylon stage while DJ Felipe Mar, Barbará Labres, Ju de Paiva, Gael Augusto and guest DJ Thassio Baía spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Coisa Boa(Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Coisa Boa party. Etc & tao will perform live and DJs Mary Bouret, Rafa M and Zack Mann will spin live during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 6PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Calça Arriada, Arruda, and Branka (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Branka will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba and Brazilian rhythms. The group Arruda will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and then at 2:30 AM Calça Arriada will begin performing the best of forró. It will be a performance that lasts until sunrise on Sunday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$50

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Bar in Lapa will host the Let’s Pop party with bands performing live on the first and second floors of the venue and a DJ spinning during show intervals.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)


Big Phat Mama@ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of the blues as the group Big Phat Mama returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while enjoying great live music, 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

Os Tarantinos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the Take #5 party brings the band Os Tarantinos to Saloon 79 to perform live. Os Tarantinos are known for peforming the best of Quentin Tarantino’s films’ soundtracks. Additionally during the night, DJs Ricardo Abrahin, Kleber Tuma, Alexandre Brandão and Mario Mamede will spin.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9:30 PM. The Take #5 party will begin at 10PM and Os Tarantinos are scheduled to begin at 12AM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with special guest Matteus performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Diogo Oliveira will spin the best of hip hop, pop, house, and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of Ipanema, the Canatra Wine Bar 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.

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 – 5PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 another great bar for watching live sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Tequila Jager – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host the weekly Tequila Jager Night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on tequila and Jagermeister.
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.

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
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM – 4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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