Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – American instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky will return to Rio de Janeiro to once again perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight.
The band was last in Rio for a live performance at Circo Voador in May of 2013 and they return to the same venue tonight thanks to the help of fans and Queremos, a Rio de Janeiro-based crowdfunding project that connects bands, their fans, and venues that might have otherwise been overlooked during tours.
Formed in 1999 in Austin, Texas, the group’s works have been featured in multiple television shows and films and they have released six studio albums, to date.
They are currently touring in celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the release of their debut album, How Strange, Innocence.
Karol Conká (Glória)
Karol Conka and Soul Mais Samba will perform live tonight at Espaço Bella Vista in Glória. Additionally DJs Flavia Xexeo and Fish will spin during the night.
Espaço Bella Vista – 9PM
Rua Jardel Jerculis, 50 – Glória – Tel: (21) 9640 – 97654
Bemônio and In-Sone (Centro)
Bemônio and In-Sone will perform live tonight at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller as part of the Audio Rebel/Quintavant Ocupação series of events.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30 PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
Explosions in the Sky (Lapa)
American rock band Explosions in the Sky will perform live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10:30 PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$200
Rio Rua (Copacabana)
Tonight there will be an opening event for the Rio Rua exhibition in Galeria 80 in Copacabana. DJs Tee Cardaci and Nicole Nandes will spin during the event and the exhibition will feature the works of Acme, Gloye, and Idol.
Galeria 80 – 6PM
Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 80, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will 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, caipirinahs and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno LIma will spin the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Veneno and Meninas Veneno (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz 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 Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and DJ Dorly will to take over the second floor, spinning the best of trap, future bass and more during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Antártica beer, caipirinhas and mojitos unitl 12AM.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Lulinha, Farinha, RV, and Mayah spinning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20 – R$70
Shake U Party (Ipanema)
On Thursday nights the Praia Club is hosting the Shake u Party.The group Virou Batuque will perform the best of samba, MPB, pagode, and funk live. Additionally, DJs Jonathan K, De Luca and E$$ will spin the best of pop, world music, trap, hip hop, funk, reggaeton and sertanejo throughout the night. The entrance fee will be free for women with their names on the list until 12AM and there will be an open bar for women until 12AM. Caipirinhas will be free for everyone until 12AM. Additional promotions will include two for one specials on beer, caipirinha, and vodka with energy drinks all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: Entry for women with their names on the list will be free 12AM. R$20 – R$30.
Cabaret Quinta (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Quinta (Thursady) party. DJ Luciano Jacaré will spin and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126.
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Nó na Madeira and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
Nó na Madeira will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with a tribute to João Nogueira and Roberta Espinosa will follow at 10:30PM with the best of funk, jazz, and samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Luiza Dionízio and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Nina Rosa will start the night at 8:30 PM at Carioca da Gema tonight and Luiza Dionízio will follow with her unique and lively samba at 10:30PM.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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 later the band Estopim will perform the best of Forró on the second floor. Additionally, Lucas de Moraes and the group Belisco will perform and 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
PUBS & BARS:
Killin Peace @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Metallica, Sepultura, and Magadeath as the band Killin Peace performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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
Clube 79 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
During the Clube 79 event tonight the band SeteNove will perform the best of classic rock and Lucas Frainer, Mauricio Garcia Mauk, Paul Serran, Pedro Dias, Carol Lima, Marcos e Marco, Humberto Barros, Daniel Cheese, and Bacalhau will perform live. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O and guest DJs, Kleber Tuma and Suirá will spin the best of rock during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 7PM and the shows are scheduled to being at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 and five longneck Heinekens for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and is well known for streaming live sports, both national and international, and for its promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM – 2AM
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. 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)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 6PM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
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