Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Red Bull BC One B-Boy Championship arrives for the final round in Rio at Fundição Progresso tonight, featuring the best of the best battling it out for 1st place. The Red Bull BC One is the largest b-boy championship in the world, executing 50 cyphers of competitors in random countries over the globe, producing qualifiers from USA, France, Bulgaria, Morroco, Korea and of course Brazil. B-boying was born in the early 80’s, stemming from the hip hop culture which rose in the streets of NYC. After years of work, the dance style has transformed into and international sensation, blending unique floor work with acrobatics and pop locking. Seen in almost every facet of society today, come see who is considered to be the best in the world. LIVE: Red Bull BC One (Lapa) The most importnat b-boy championship is here in Rio, with the final round in this global competition. After scouring the world, come see the best of the best battle it out for complete b-boy domination. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: Nuth (Barra da Tijuca) One of the few venues in Rio with a spacious venue, nice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out. Nuth – 11PM Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008 Entrance: Check with venue Stereo Zero (Gávea) The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between. 00 – 10PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: Check with venue MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Banda Signus + Fato Consumado (Lapa) In the rhythm of Carnival 2012, Lapa 40º, presents the show from the Rio Grande Battery invoked percussionists battery master Ciça lead percussion instruments such as chimes, tambourines, deaf, boxes, rattles, cuicas, agogo, reco-recos and tambourines. Lapa 40º – 10PM Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005 Entrance: R$30 Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa) Claudinho Guimarãesis a revelation of the old samba, with his voice, talent, charm and warmth, Claudinho performs songs from his album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”. Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$30 PUBS & BARS: 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 Entrance: Free Meza Bar (Humaitá) Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location. Meza Bar – 9PM R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951 Entrance: R$15 — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.