Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Titãs are a staple here in Brazil. Tonight they return to Circo Voador to play some of their most popular hits as this monster band returns to the stage in Lapa. The Titãs are one of the most successful bands in Brazil. The band has sold more than 6.3 million albums and have been covered by several well-known Brazilian artists and even a couple of international singers. They were awarded a Latin GRAMMY in 2009 and have won the Imprensa Trophy for Best Band a record four times. Their most well known album was Cabeça Dinossauro, which they will be playing tonight. Titãs (Lapa) One of the best rock bands to ever take the stage in Brazil are back at Circo Voador. The Titãs will be playing hits from their very popular album, Cabeça Dinossauro. Expect to be schooled in the art of Brazilian rock. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: Check with venue Ensaio Bangalafumenga (Lapa) Its carnaval time in Rio, and Ensaio Bangalafumenga will be making their first performance at Fundição Progresso tonight. Come watch as they prepare for the parade at the Sambadrómo. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: 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 Rockaway (Botafogo) Rockaway returns to Casa da Matriz. DJs Polly and Grazzy return to the decks to play all your favorite rock classics and currents. From the Clash to Hot Chip, to Metallica and U2, there isn’t much you won’t hear. Casa da Matriz – 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Joao Roberto Kelly (Lapa) Joao Roberto Kelly plays his blend of musica Brasileira and smooth samba. He will be playing a handful of popular hits as well, including Tom Jobim, Ary Barroso and Noel Rosa. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$40 Fernando Clark Trio & Convidados (Centro) Come join Fernando Clark Trio and guests as they invite weekly guests to play the best of samba-jazz and everything in between. Santo Scenarium – 9:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 Ensaio da Mangueira (Mangueira) Warm up for Carnival with one of the most popular samba schools in the city! Everyone is welcome to join in as long as they bring some positive attitude to the Quadra. Quadra da Mangueira – 10PM Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1072 – Mangueira – Tel (21) 2567-4637 Entrance: R$90 Ensaio Salgueiro (Mangueira) If your heart doesn’t beat for Magueira, Salgueiro is another option if you want to enjoy Carnival before February. Quadra do Salgueiro – 10PM Rua Silva Telles, 104 – Andaraí – Tel 21 2238-9226 / 2238-0389 Entrance: R$110 Bloco Céu na Terra (Santa Teresa) Céu Na Terra – 5PM until 7PM Largo Das Neves – Santa Teresa Simpatia é Quase Amor (Santa Teresa) Simpatia é Quase Amor – 4PM until 7:30PM Rua Teixeira de Melo, entre a Prudente de Moraes e a Vieira Souto – Ipanema PUBS & BARS: Blue Agave (Copacabana) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema. Blue Agave Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free 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: Not available at time of press Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: R$10 — 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.