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The Rio Times TALKSThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Rio Times kicks off the second of its “TALKS” series tonight with the Olympic discussion panel at the co-working space DOCA in Ipanema.

The event will feature a panel of experts from three essential Olympics areas of interest to foreigners in Rio: the organization of the games including tickets and transportation, the tourism opportunities for businesses here, and visa information for travelers during the Games.

Brazilian comedian and actor Fernando Caruso will host and emcee the event and guest speakers will include British expatriate Philip Wilkinson, the international media manager for Rio 2016; Roshni Thakker from XperienceRio, a premium travel and tour company based in Rio de Janeiro; and American expatriate Michael Royster, who is a Brazilian lawyer since 1992, and managing partner at Royster Advogados Associados living in Rio for nearly forty years.

Taking place from 7PM to 10PM, the event will feature promotions including Bohemia longnecks for R$5 and glasses of wine or Rekorderlig Cider for R$10. Additionally, there will be small appetizers and snacks provided by partners from the international community.

LIVE:

BacaFest 2016 (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel will host the first of two nights of BacaFest 2016, a festival that aims to bring artists, bands, singers, and musicians together on one stage. For opening night, Marcelo Callado and Riko Viana will perform live.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Hamilton de Holanda and the Baile do Almeidinha (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian bandolinist Hamilton de Holanda will return to Circo Voador in Lapa with the Baile do Almeidinha and guest Hermeto Pascoal. Aline Paes will perform to open the night and DJ Lencinho will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Gilberto Gil (Flamengo)
Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Gilberto Gil will perform live at Vivo Rio tonight to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the non-governmental organization Saúde Criança, Gil will perform many of his well-known song including “Aquele Abraço”, “A Paz”, “Vamos Fugir”, and “Andar com Fé”.
Vivo Rio – 9PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: See venue for more information.

OTHER:

The Rio Times TALKS Series: Olympics (Ipanema)
.Tonight co-working space DOCA in Ipanema will host The Rio Times TALKS Series: Olympics panel discussion. Brazilian comedian and actor Fernando Caruso will host and emcee the event and guest speakers will include British expatriate Philip Wilkinson, Roshni Thakker, and Michael Royster.
DOCA – 7PM-10PM
Rua Barão da Torre 219 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$50 reserved online/R$80 without (cash only)

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CLUBS:

Veneno and C’est La Vie (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight will a special Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine`s Day). 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, DJs will spin the best of everything from The Smiths to the Strokes to Drake on the second floor for the C’est La Vie party during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and caipivodka until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
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. Resident DJs and special guest DJs 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.

Matchbox (Arpoador)
It`s time for the best of tech and deep house as CAVE club in Arpoador hosts the Matchbox party tonight. During the night, DJs Vini Corrêa and Duwolf will spin at the Fosfobar while DJs Ricardo Estrella, Allan Villar, Mansur and Keskem spin down below in the subsolo (basement).
Cave – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance:R$20 – R$40

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, Marcelo Mimoso and Nicolas Krassik 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 Nina Rosa (Lapa)
It’s all about samba at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Nina Rosa gets things started tonight and Tempero Carioca follows with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

PUBS & BARS:

Dani Israel and Los Maguinas @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Dani Israel and Los Maguinas 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

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.

Rock Back Thursday @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host Rock Back Thursday tonight with DJs Abrahin, Beto Artista, Kleber Tuma, and Felipe Varne spinning the best of 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10PM.
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.

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

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.

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.

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