Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The fifth edition of the Novas Frequências experimental music festival continues today and tonight at Casa Rio, Laboratório Agnut, Audio Rebel, and SESC Ginástico.
In Casa Rio, the Interspecifics Collective will present Non-Human Rhythms (MX) as part of the Hacklab from 11AM to 6PM. A Voices de Tunga with Dissonâmbulos performance will take place at the Laboratório Agnut from 3PM to 5PM and Fabio Ghivelder’s exhibition “RECAP” will be on display.
At 4PM Audio Rebel will screen Makino Takashi’s “Phantom Nebula,” and at 8:30PM, King Midas Sound, Juçara Marçal and Cadu Tenório will perform live at SESC Ginástico.
Novas Frequências (Various)
The Novas Frequências festival continues in various venues in the city today and tonight.
Various Locations – Various times.
Praça Santos Dumont, 116 — Gávea – Tel: (21) 2239-3511
Entrance: See venue for more information.
O Club Workout (Arpoador)
The O Club Workout (the Workout Club) returns to Rio’s Cave club in Arpoador tonight for another high energy edition. The Club Workout originated in NYC and arrived in Rio following the success of classes in São Paulo. The event is an aerobic twerk class inspired by pop diva choreography. The class will last approximately one hour. Tonight is a special promotional night with the class costing only R$25 and a package of 10 classes available for R$200.
CAVE – 8PM – 9PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Promotional deal of R$25 tonight with packages of ten classes (valid for 3 months) available for R$200.
Local Beatz (Copacabana)
Bem Brasil’s Local Beatz party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJ Haron Dufau spinning the best of hip hop, funk, and Latin rhythms. Caipifrutas will be all you can drink from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the finale of the VI Concurso de Cantores do Karaokê Indie (Sixth Karaoki Indie Singers’ Competition). In addition to the finale, there will be seven hours of non-competitve singing and there will be two-for-one specials on five drinks; caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-Fi, Cuba Libre, and mojito.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Latin Party Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the weekly Latin Party Rio returns to Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana. During the party DJs Mateus and Jo will spin the best of reggaeton, merengue, salsa, pop, house, and hits. Caipirinhas will be free until 11PM and beer will be unlimited until midnight.
Guimo’s Pub – 10PM
Av. Nossa senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Breaking Rules with with D-Ryder and Saddam (Lagoa)
It’s time for the best of rap, hip hop, deep house and trap as the weekly Breaking Rules party returns to the posh Lagoa nightclub, Miroir. Tonight the event will welcome special guests DJs D-Ryder and Saddam . Additionally, specical guest Alle Souza and resident DJs Lorão, Mondraga, Nicko and Roffer will spin during the night.
Miroir – 1AM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.
O Melho Happy Hour da Zona Sul (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host O Melho Happy Hour da Zona Sul (the Best Happy Hour in Zona Sul). Entry is free for women and they will receive a “welcome drink” until 8PM. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Premium Sol and glasses of sparkling wine from 6PM until 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 7:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: FREE for women until 8PM, R$20 for men all night and for women after 8PM.
Tonight at 9:30 PM in Carioca da Gema, the group Ciranda will perform live in celebration of three years on the Palco Luiz Carlos da Vila (Luiz Carlos da Vila Stage). Special guest Dorina Barros will join the group during the show tonight.
Carioca da Gema – See venue for more information.
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Baile do Eletronaipe (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in November, the Leviano bar in Lapa is hosting the Baile do Eletronaipe. The event features the group Eletronaipe and its nine musicians performing the best of pop, funk, rock, and jazz live throughout the night. Additionally during the night, the venues plays live ongoing soccer games on its big screen. DJ Gustavo Goranmo will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Pixin Bodega and Zeca do Trombone (Centro)
Zeca do Trombone will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium with his performance beginning at 7:30PM. The group Pixin Bodega 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
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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.
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
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.
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