Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Honk Rio 2015 festival arrives in Rio de Janeiro tonight. Running for four days in various locations throughout the city, the free event is one of the major international brass band festivals.
Tonight’s shows will take place in Praça XV beginning at 5PM. Performing in order from start to close will be Mission Delirium, RIM BAM BUM, Fanfarrada, Bagunço Móvel, Ataque Brasil, Ôncalo, Orquestra Voadora, Fanfarra Black Clube, Sinfônica Ambulante, Damas de Ferro, Os Siderais, and Environmental Encroachment.
Known its focus on street performances and brass bands, the Honk festival originated in Boston, Massachusetts, United States and has taken place in New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Austin, Texas; and internationally in Australia, among other locations. This will be the first time the festival is held in Brazil.
To learn more about the festival and to see the full schedule go to the official website. Organizers note that the schedule is subject to change without warning.
Live Cinema (Ipanema)
Danil Limaverde and Antonio Hofmeister will present the audiovisual performance, “01 +01 = 01,” at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight to open the 2015 edition of Live Cinema. The free event will feature the duo video mapping the exterior of Oi Futuro Ipanema to live musical accompaniment.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 8PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Festival Multiplicidade with Kinkid and Diego Bragança (Flamengo)
Tonight Kinkid and Diego Bragança will perform live at Oi Futuro Flamengo to open the 11th edition of the Festival Multiplicidade.
Oi Futuro Flamengo – 8PM
R. Dois de Dezembro 63, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 3131-3060
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
Cecilia Quinteros, Marc Vilanova, Savio de Queiroz, and Cadu Tenorio (Botafogo)
Quintavant Qtv will present a live improvisation session with specials guests Cecilia Quinteros, Marc Vilanova, Savio de Queiroz, and Cadu Tenorio tonight at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Festival Honk Rio 2015 (Centro)
Tonight the five-day Honk Rio 2015 festival, one of the major international festivals of brass bands, arrives in Rio de Janeiro. The first day of events will take place Praça XV beginning at 5PM. Today’s performers will include Mission Delirium, RIM BAM BUM, Fanfarrada, Bagunço Móvel, Ataque Brasil, Ôncalo, Orquestra Voadora, Fanfarra Black Clube, Sinfônica Ambulante, Damas de Ferro, Os Siderais, and Environmental Encroachment.
Honk Rio 2015 – 5PM
O Clube (Gávea)
The O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) tonight with DJs Bruno Vinelli, Farinha, RV and Flavia Xexeo spinning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Shake the Format (Lagoa)
On Thursday nights in August, the posh Lagoa nightclub, Miroir, is hosting the Shake the Format party. During each edition, DJs will spin the best of hip hop, house, and funk throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.
Veneno and Meninas Veneno (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and the Meninas Veneno will return to spin the best of unsigned hits on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
The Porn party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of trap, twerk, bass, boom bap, deep house and techno. DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Cidy, Bk` and JXNVS will spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night while DJs Bru Campos, Breaking Leg`s, and Pedro Piu spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Shake U Party (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the Shake u Party with DJs spinning throughout the night. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: See venue for details.
Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite and Fernanda Sant’anna (Centro)
Tonight Fernanda Sant’anna will start the night at Ro Scenarium at 7:30PM by performing the best of Brazilian rhythms including her reinterpretations of works by Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Sérgio Sampaio, Jackson do Pandeiro, Clube da Esquina, and Novos Baianos, among others. Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite will follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba, MPB, and bossa nova including their interpretations of works by De Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho and João Nogueira, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor. Later on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Marcelo Mimoso. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Tempero Carioca and JP Silva (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as JP Silva gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 11PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM, 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Roda da Blues @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the Lapa Irish Pub will present Roda da Blues with live blues music. If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
#ThirstyThursday @La Calaca (Leblon)
Tonight is #ThirstyThursday at La Calaca restaurant in Leblon and that means beginning at 9PM, DJs Adriani Miranda and Adriana Carvalho will spin and there where be special promotions. Go for the music and for some of the best gourmet Mexican cuisine and great signature drinks.
La Calaca – 8:30PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening 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. Tonight it’s time for the best of live jazz. Promotions will include 20% off of wine and sparkling wine.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Jamboree @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 hosts Jamboree with with DJs Theddy-O, Mauk, Kleber Tuma, Ricardo Abrahin, Wilson Power, and Tony Rocker spinning throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
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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