A collective of Tuareg musicians hailing from the Sahara region, Tinariwen has released six studio albums, to date, and is critically acclaimed for its songs that address rebellion and political turmoil in its region. The collective’s fifth album, Tassili, won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.
Sertanejo na Lagoa with Nando Luiz and Marcelle Vieira (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Nando Luiz and Marcelle Vieira performing live tonight. Additionally, DJs Luciano Roffer and Matheus Oliveira will spin the best of 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
Eliza Soares (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer Eliza Soares will present her latest album A Mulher do Fim do Mundo live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally, Muralhex and BQVC will perform live during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Micah Gaugh and Dedo (Botafogo)
Tonight saxophonist and composer Micah Gaugh and Dedo will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 7:30PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
The musical collective Tinariwen will perform live at Fundição Progresso tonight.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$100
It’s time once again for the best of pop, bass, indie and house as the Putzbrilha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs João Velloso, Larissa Busch, and Tomás Tróia will spin in the subsolo (basement) while bi and mocassin take over the fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$33 – R$60
Drunk Love (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the second edition of the Drunk Love party with DJs M$E, Dedé Menezes, Donnie Jay, and Doppler Effect spinning the best of hip hop, rap, trap, deep house and tech during the night.
CAVE – 11:50PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. The 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. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Edu Quintas, Guilherme Guerrero, Flávio Lima, and Gustavo Junior will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar and special guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
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
Cassiano, Trio Beija-flor, Arruda, and Fhernanda Fernades (Centro)
Singer Fhernanda Fernades will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM and the group Arruda will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 3AM, Cassiano and Trio Beija-flor will begin their perform of the best of forró that will last until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Let’s Pop party returns to Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight with bands Runaway and Fato Consumado performing on the first floor and SuperNova performing on the second floor during the night. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin on both floors during the party.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Ana Costa and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM 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
Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol08 in Lapa will host Samba do Chapéu will the group and guests performing live.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25- R$30
PUBS & BARS:
Dirty Deeds @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Dirty Deeds performs 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
Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, house, and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
Tudo é 10 @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Tudo é 10 party is back at Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight. During the night, DJs will spin the best of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, New Order and more for the special Strange Love Triangle edition. Ten is the magic number as always with entrance only R$10, with your name on the list until 1AM. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, various shots, and caipirinhas, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonics and Sweet Heat for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list until 1AM, R$20 – R$25 without name on the list and after 1AM
The Smiths Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the Smiths Party with The Smiths Cover Brasil performing live. Additionally during the night DJs Theddy-0, Kleber Tumarr and Richard Moz will spin.
Saloon 79 – 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25- R$30
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
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 – 5PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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. Six Nations and Premier League matches will be broadcast the in pub during the night.
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.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.
La Calaca (Leblon)
For gourmet Mexican food and great tequilla and sangria, head to La Calaca restaurant in Leblon.
La Calaca – 11:30AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
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
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.
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.
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