Additionally during the night, VJ DCM will provide visual projections. The parties will begin early at 4PM and last until early Sunday morning at 5AM
Ponto de Equilíbrio (Lapa)
Brazilian reggae band Ponto de Equilíbrio will pay homage to the works of Bob Marley as they perform live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Known for songs that include “Get Up Stand Up”, “Redemption Song” and “One Love”, among many others, Marley would have turned seventy this year on February 6th.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Rock no Porto (Lapa)
Porto Pirata presents the seventh edition of the Rock no Porto party. Bands ZeroNove, Tapete RED, and Lítio will perform live.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praca da Bandeira – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Feira Rio Antigo (Centro Antigo)
Today the popular Feira Rio Antigo returns to Centro Antigo. Also known as, Feira do Lavradio, the fair will feature over 400 exhibitors selling everything from crafts to books to antiques. Additionally today, singer Nai Dias will perform at 4:30 PM. With the fair taking place on Rua do Lavradio, between Av. Mem de Sá and Av. Visconde de Rio Branco, this is also a great chance to see some of the older mansions and architecture in Rio de Janeiro.
Feira Rio Antigo – 10AM-7PM
Rua do Lavradio, between Av. Mem de Sá and Av. Visconde de Rio Branco
Blocos (Various Locations)
As Carnival 2015, approaches the free street parties known as blocos are already underway. More than sixty blocos and practices are scheduled to take place today across the city. Among today’s notable Bloco processions is Simpatia É Quase Amor. This bloco will meet at R. Teixeira de Melo by the Praça General Osório in Ipanema at 4PM and then parade until 8PM. Over 100,000 thousand people are expected to attend their procession. Another popular bloco parading today is Céu Na Terra. They will gather at Pça. Odilo Costa Neto in Santa Teresa at 8AM and will parade until 1PM. Other blocos parading today and tonight include Rio Pandeiro, who will parade from 5PM-9PM starting at the Pça. São Salvador in the neighborhood of Laranjeras and Bloco Brasil will parade from 4PM to 8PM starting from Pça. Almirante Julio de Noronha in the neighborhood of Leme.
It is important to note that meet-up points and locations of the bloco parades are subject to change.
Entrance: FREE, unless otherwise noted
Tonight the fourth and final summer edition of the Bailinho event will take place at Píer Mauá’s Anexo 4. More than a party, Bailinho is an over-the-top spectacle that combines pop music with live performances, DJs, giveaways and multiple surprises throughout each night. Created by resident DJ Rodrigo Penna in 2007, no two Bailinho events are ever the same. The party is always renewing itself.
Píer Mauá, Anexo 4 – 9:30 PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Centro – Tel: (21) 3923-5224
Tonight the popular alternative party Paradisco will celebrate fourteen years. DJs Tito Figueiredo and Edinho will spin and the band Fuzzcas will perform live at Teatro Solar de Botafogo.
Teatro Solar de Botafogo – 11PM
Rua Paulo Barreto 110, Botafogo – Tel:((21) 99509-5606
Wake Up! (Copacabana)
The Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of pop, indie and hits. DJs Sal and Grazzia will spin at the Fosfobar while the Wake Up party will take over the subsolo (basement) with G.R.E.S do Bloquete. Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, and Fl3SH Disco will spin throughout the night. Additionally, VJ JuJu will provide visual projections during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 -R$50
NAVE (Centro )
In Centro tonight the La Paz club with host the NAVE party. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdo and Nathalia Hinz will spin house on the first floor while DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Dorly, and Rodrigo S. will spin the best of trap and bass on the second floor during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Bruna Is The New Black (Botafogo)
The Bruna is the New Black party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with DJs Polly, Eleutério, Caio Loki, Lia Novello, and Julie spinning the best of rock, pop, and hip-hop. Promotions will include two for one caipivodka until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Miroir Club (Lagoa)
DJs Renato Mayer, John Failly, and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa club Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Noon and Warung (Gávea)
Today and tonight as part of the ongoing Rio Music Conference, 00 in Gávea will host the noon and Warung parties with very special guests, Albuquerque, Leo Janeiro, Conti & Mandy, Lauren Lane, Flow & Zeo, Davis, Volkoder and Jonty Skruff. Additionally during the night, VJ DCM will provide visual projections. The parties will begin early at 4PM and last until early Sunday morning at 5AM.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM to 5AM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Tonight the Praia Club in Lagoa will host the first edition of the Burnin party. DJs John Ferrys, Tucho, Wally, and Tomás Tróia will spin.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Ana Costa and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30 PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Today is the Best Place.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Maria Filó, Paulinho Mocidade, and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
Tonight group Cartola de Noel will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba. Singer Paulinho Mocidade, will follow at 11PM with more lively samba. Then, beginning at 2:30 AM, Maria Filó will perform the best of forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight the Festa Eclipse party returns to Leviano bar in Lapa with the bands Licor Canavial and D-Rules performing on the first floor and the band Gatunos do Rocha playing live on the second floor. Additionally, DJs Márilo and Whip will spin during the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for traditional Irish music as the group Café Irlanda returns to 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
The Smiths Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time to celebrate Morrissey and the gang tonight as Saloon 79 hosts The Smiths party in Botafogo. The band, Smiths Cover Brazil will perform live and DJs Theddy-Ozz and Kleber Tumarr will spin. Additionally, promotions will include two for one Cuba Libre and Hi-fi throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
New Yorker and Pizza Chef Sei Shiroma has moved his mobile oven into a permanent restaurant in Catete and it’s a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town. With Shiroma’s Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings that have included spicy honey, grana padano, zucchini, salt-cured eggplant, beets, watercress, orange balsamic vinaigrette lemon, and caramelized onions, Ferro e Farinha is quickly gaining popularity in Rio.
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 and drinks. Additionally, 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 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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