Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight on the eve of the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro, more than twenty of the biggest names in Brazilian music will perform live, presenting songs that celebrate the city through musical styles ranging from bossa nova to MPB to samba to hip-hop to rock.
The free concert event will take place in the North Zone park, Quinta da Boa Vista located in the neighborhood of São Cristóvão, beginning at 9PM.
The all-star lineup includes Ana Carolina, Arlindo Cruz, Baby do Brasil, Caetano Veloso, Diogo Nogueira, Erasmo Carlos, Fernanda Abreu, Gilberto Gil, Jorge Benjor, Marcelo D2, Martinho da Vila, Max de Castro, Neguinho of Beija-Flor (the 2015 Carnival champion school), Paralamas do Sucesso, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Frejat, Simoninha, Toni Garrido, Vanessa da Mata and Zeca Pagodinho.
Orquestra Voadora (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador the Orquestra Voadora will present Batalha Épica de Fanfarras (Epic Battle of Fanfares). Fanfarra Black Clube, Ataque Brasil, and Marofas Grass Band will perform live and DJ Lencinho will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates Open at 10PM
R. dos Arcos S/N, Lapa – Tel:(21) 2533-0354
Show de Aniversário da Cidade (São Cristóvão)
More than twenty musicians and bands will celebrate the 450th anniversary of Rio tonight as they perform live at Quinta da Boa Vista in São Cristóvão.
Quinta da Boa Vista – 9PM
Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão
Hit Me (Copacabana)
The Hit Me party is back at Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with the best of pop, hip-hop, rock, and house. DJs Polly, Ivy, and Ingrid Grundig will spin in the subsolo (basement) while DJs Tulio Araujo, Grazzia and Bells spin above at the Fosfobar. Additionally during the night, there will be drinking games with shots of Santa Dose. The first twenty women to arrive at the party will get in free.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50. Free for the first twenty women to arrive.
Espaço Acústica presents the Fanatka party, Florence and the Machine and HAIM vs. Nicki Minaj and Ciara edition tonight. DJs Felipe Malfoy, Thiago Burgos, and Gabriel Gazzaneo will spin on the first floor and the band Fanatka will perform at 12:30AM. Additionally during the night, DJs Felipe Malfoy, Bernardo Saab, Felipe Cerqueira, Garrido and Valdo will spin on the second floor. Free welcome shots will be given to the first 100 to arrive outside and inside, shots of Jurupinga will be distributed throughout the night and there will be a beer bong available to all.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
It’s time again for the very best of deep house tonight as the 2DEEP party returns to the popular CAVE club in Arpoador. DJs Nana Torres, Nepal, and Victor Junqueira will spin throughout the night.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Hip House (Lagoa)
Tonight the chic Lagoa venue Miroir will host the Hip House party with DJs Shark and Luciano Roffer spinning the best of hip-hop and house throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
The Aquarela.som party is back tonight at the 00 (Zero Zero) club in Gávea. During the party, DJ Ailton Areas will spin the best of pop, National and International throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details.
Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Cassiano and Trio Beija Flor, Paulinho Mocidade and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
The band Galeria do Samba will begin a night of music at Rio Scenarium at 8PM tonight with their lively samba sounds. Paulinho Mocidade will follow with more samba at 11PM. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Cassiano and Trio Beija Flor will perform the best of samba and forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time once again for Leviano Rock Night at the Leviano Bar in Lapa. In between great rock sets, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin the best of pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Anesthesia@ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Metallica Tribute Band, Anesthesia will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to hear some 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 – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight at Saloon 79 it’s time for the best of blue-rock as the bar celebrates guitarist Big Gilson.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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 Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well 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)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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