Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – House music arrives in Rio tonight with a special show featuring one of the scenes strongest names, UK based DJ and producer, Terry Francis. Playing at the unique venue Studio Line in Botafogo, the legend is joined by Argentinian Aural X, and cariocas Marcio Careca and DJ Johnny.
Terry Francis is a British Tech House DJ and producer. Francis won Muzik Magazine’s “Best New DJ” award in 1997. In October 1999, at the club’s inception, he started a residency at London’s Fabric, which has continued ever since. He has worked as a producer under his own name and as Housey Doingz (with Nathan Coles). He has released several mix albums, including two volumes of Architecture and the second volume of the Fabric mix series, Fabric 02.
Bloco pra Iaiá + Festa Pista Libre (Lapa)
The popular block party O Bloco Pra Iaiá is the bloco who jams all the tunes of Los Hermanos. The party has a strong fan based following and always delivers.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$33- R$66
Shut Up and Dance (Leblon)
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gavea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food plus DJs and a killer sound system..
House of Music – 10PM
Rua Rita Ludolf 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$60 without
The Dance Attack with Terry Francis (Botafogo)
Legendary DJ Terry Francis, creator of the epic UK party Wiggle, and resident of London based club Fabric arrives in Rio for a special appearance at Studio Line in Botafogo. He is joined by cariocas Marcio Careca, Johnny and Argentinian Aural X.
Rua Alvaro Ramos, 414, Botafogo
Entrance: R$40- R$60
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Banda Signus + Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Banda Signus + Samba do Carlinhos provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
If beer and burgers are your thing, then you really shouldn’t miss Pub Escondido. With funky modern decor and impeccably strong beer menu, there are only good times to be had. Delicious burgers and many other menu items also available.
Pub Escondido– 9PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 98 Loja A, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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