Saturday’s Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Pick – The Cosmic party returns to the CAVE venue in Aproador tonight. A relatively new party, Cosmic is quickly gaining popularity, helped by the guests DJs the event welcomes during every new edition.
An underground venue, CAVE is still one of the most talked about clubs in the city. It has, since its opening, hosted top notch events including the popular Wobble and DOOM parties, the Brazilian Wax event, Dutch DJ Eelke Kleijn as part of the Rio Music Conference Club Week and the Friendly Fires and Charli XCX as part of the MECAPresent Rio Festival.
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host the final night of WebFestValda. Band Suricato will open the night, performing beginning at 9PM. At 10PM, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as Best Vocalist and Best Guitarist of the 2015 WebFestValda will be announced. Then Nando Reis will perform live to close out the festival.
Fundição Progresso – 9PM, 10PM, and 11:45PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$100
La Paz – 2 Anos (Centro)
It’s time for the best of trap and techno at La Paz in Centro tonight as the venue hosts the fourth night of its five-night celebration of its two-year anniversary. Tonight the party will include the presentation, ‘Camarão Azul’ with Zeca Richa and Nelson Yabeta at 9PM and there will be Donatinho LIive PN and a DJ set, Luizinho LBF, Brant, Joca Vidal, and Gustavo Benjão will spin. Jodele Larcher will provide visuals during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
The Cosmic party returns to CAVE in Aproador tonight with DJs Caio Busetti, Maz, Olliver Mach, Luthier, and Tiago Lucius spinning throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 -R$70
Baile do Dorly (Copacabana)
Its time for the best hip hop, trap, funk, and hits as the Baile do Dorly party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJ Dorly will welcome DJs Ruxell, Sydney, Putos, Uly, Caur, FLP FOXXX, and Convidado tonight.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50
The Noon party returns to the chic indoor/outdoor 00 (Zero Zero) club in Gávea with DJs Felipe Fella, Amanada Chang, Sonic Future, and Nepal spinning tonight. Additionally, VJ DCM will provide visuals promotions during the party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
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 Patrícia Cal and Leo Lemos performing live and DJ Kabul spinning the best of setranejo during show intervals.
Miroir – 10:30PM
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 will be a live show and Karaoke with Rick Lima in the Gastrolounge and DJ Jimmy will the best of international and national hits on the dancefloor.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85
ROCK N GLØW (Botafogo)
The ROCK N GLØW party returns for its nineteenth edition at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. It will be a special brigadeiro neon edition with DJs Rodrigues, miga_zz, lis amaral, and ebol1 spinning the best of electronic and trap on the first floor and the best of indie and rock on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Vozes Soturnas (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for poetry, eroticism and debauchery as Porto Pirata hosts the Vozes Soturnas event tonight. Guest poets will include Marcio Rufino, Felipe Rey Rey, Esperando Leitor, Monique Nix, Paula Beatriz Albuquerque, Victor Colonna, Matheus Goudar, Mariana Valle, and Letícia Brito. Additionally during the night, Flavio Watson, Morcega, Nosfë, and Akira will spin the best of post punk, new wave, darkwave, gothic rock, synthpop, coldwave, minimal wave, witch house, dark house, environment, trip hop, grave wave, and deathrock. Entrance is free all night long.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Babylon Rio and Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight the Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde. DJs Flávio Lima and Edu Quintas and guests, DJs Filipe Guerra and Gustavo Júnior will spin on the Babylon stage while DJ Felipe Mar and guests spin on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
Trio Ustres, Empolga Ás 9, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
AT 8PM, singer Bianca Leão returns to Rio Scenarium to start off the night with the best of samba and her reinterpretations of Paulinho da Viola, Noel Rosa, and Ivone Lara, among others. The group Empolga Ás 9 will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, funk, forró, frevo, and pop. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Ustres will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa will present the Festa Eclipse. The bands Licor do Canavial will perform the best of national and international rock on the first floor at 9:30 PM and the band XXXXXXXX will perform on the second floor. The Mar Cesar Trio will start off the night during happy hour by peforming the best of pop rock, electronic and hip hop.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Ana Costa and Mingo Silva (Lapa)
Mingo Silva will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Blues Power @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the group Blues Power performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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
Macabra: Gangue Morcego @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras presents Macabra: Gangue Morcego. DJs Mario “Addams” Mamede and Ricardo “Vorhees” Abrahin will spin the best of dark rock, post punk, horror punk, goth rock, etheral, gothabilly, darkwave, industrial, cold wave, metal, EBM and more during the party. The films, “The Black Cat” with Boris Karloff; 1968’s “Dracula Has Risen From The Grave”; “and 1970’s Cry of the Banshee,” will be projected throughout the night. There will also be a macabre quiz and promotions will include two Budweisers for R$10.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$13 – R$19
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.
The Sound of The Smiths @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo pays homage to The Smiths. Cover band The Smiths Cover Brasil will perform live and DJs Kleber Tuma and Theddy-O will spin.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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.
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 8AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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