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dream theaterThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Dream Theater returns to Rio de Janeiro to perform live at Vivo Rio tonight, in Parque do Flamengo.

Featuring members, guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie, keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and percussionist Mike Mangini, the American progressive heavy metal band is currently on tour in support of their thirteenth studio album The Astonishing.

The Rolling Stone magazine recently reviewed the album as “An honest-to-God rock opera, complete with a cast of characters, a fantastical plot, animated trailers and a teeming raft of ancillary maps and legends.”

LIVE:

Claudia Castelo Branco and Marcos Campello (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the pre-launch of Claudia Castelo Branco and Marcos Campello’s new album, Você na Nuvem. Vocalist Branco and guitarist Campello will perform live during the night with accompaniment by Pedro Dantas on bass, Rodrigo Souza on percussion, and Marcello Callado on drums.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Dream Theater (Flamengo)
American progressive metal band, Dream Theater will perform live at Vivo Rio tonight.
Vivo Rio – 7PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: See venue for more information.

CLUBS:

G-mafia (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of g-house, trap, deep, tech, and bass house as the G-mafia party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Bashh, Cadu Novellino, Raphael Beranger, and Marcelo Frota will spin in the subsolo (basement) and DJ Jonsu will spin above at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Veneno and Festa Barato Total (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. 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 Mariana Pinet will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. Additionally DJ Thiago Burgos and guest Thyago Simas will spin the best of Brazilian music, rock, pop, soul for the Festa Barato Total on the second floor. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and caipivodka until 1AM and specials on long neck Budweisers for R$7.50 all night long.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM and additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas, and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. During the party, DJ Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Quintas @ Cabaret Lounge (Botafogo)
Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Quinta party tonight. DJ Luciano Jacaré will spin the best of rock and pop rock and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the O Clube party. DJs Nicko, Cris Fernandes, Rv, and Farinha will spin the best of hip hop and crossovers during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.

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MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Arruda and Selfie Service (Centro)
The band Selfie Service will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30 PM and the group Arruda will follow at 11PM with the best of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor and on the second floor, Conterrâneos and guest Tati Veras will perform the best of forró. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)

Tempero Carioca and Ronaldo Gonçalves (Lapa)
Ronaldo Gonçalves will start of the night tonight at Carioca da Gema and Tempero Carioca follows with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight. JP Silva will perform to open the night.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

PUBS & BARS:

Mad Fuel @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Mad Fuel performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear great music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rock Back Thursday @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host Rock Back Thursday tonight with the band Amákina will performing live and DJs Abrahin, Kleber Tuma, Felipe Tuma, Felipe Varne, and Trovão spinning the best of the 80s during the night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$10

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.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Known for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
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. 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.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Live Rock – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for live rock’n’roll at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jagermeister.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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