Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Bailinho party returns to Anexo 4 at Píer Mauá tonight after welcoming 2,500 attendees to the first edition held in December.
Tonight’s party will be the second of four during this season and will feature DJ Maurício Valladares spinning a set of national hits.
Additionally, more DJs will spin during the night and there will be performances, poetry, flash mobs, special gifts distributed and many more surprises.
Created by Rodrigo Penna in 2007, the Bailinho events are meant to be true pop spectacles and more than just parties.
Natiruts and The Wailers with Julian Marley(Lapa)
Natiruts and The Wailers with Julian Marley return to Fundição Progresso in Lapa to perform live for a second night. A legendary Jamaican reggae band, The Wailers were created in 1962 by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. One of Bob Marley’s sons, Julian Marley again will perform live with the band. Opening the show will be Natiruts , a popular Brazilian reggae band. For reggae fans, these are two nights not to be missed.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Carnival 2015 Samba School Technical Rehearsals (Santo Cristo)
Tonight two more samba schools head to the Sambódromo to hold their technical rehearsals in preparation for their 2015 Carnival parades. União do Parque de Curicica will hold their practice first at 8PM and Império Serrano will follow at 9:30 PM. Technical rehearsals are free and open to the public. While they do not include full costume and completed floats, they are still a great opportunity to preview each schools parade and to hear their samba-enredo (samba theme song) chosen for this year.
Sambódromo – 8PM and 9:30 PM
Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Santo Cristo
Tonight the second edition of Bailinho event will take place at Píer Mauá Anexo 4. DJ Maurício Valladares will spin a set consisting of 100 percent national songs. Guest DJs will spin and additional performances will take place throughout the night.
Píer Mauá Anexo 4 – 9:30 PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Centro – Tel: (21) 3923-5224
It’s all about rock tonight, as Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz hosts the first edition of the Rockaway party this year. The 35th edition of the event since its creation, the party has become well known for spinning the best of rock, indie rock and heavy rock. Tonight the party will pay special tribute to the Foo Fighters (who will play live later this month in Rio) and Queens of the Stone Age. DJs Polly, Grazzia, and Ivy will spin on the first floor, while Lia Novello and Sal take to the decks above on the second floor. Promotions during the night will include two for one caipirinhas, mojitos, Cuba Libres and Hi-Fi’s until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJ Rodrigo Mattos and guests spinning various beats tonight. There will be an open bar until 4AM with beer, vodka, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water and soda. Additionally, Budweiser, Stella, Belvedere Vodka, and tequila will be two for one all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Malaka No Jockey (Jardim Botânico)
Tonight the Jockey Club Brasileiro will host the popular Malaka party. DJs Tucho, Felipe Guga, Rapha Fernandes, Bhering, Motta and Soma will spin pop, rock, bass, indie, house, hip hop and funk. Karaokê Malaka will also take place during the night. There will be free entry drinks of vodka and beer from 9PM to 11PM for all attendees.
Jockey Club Brasileiro – 9PM
Rua Jardim Botânico 1003, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2239-1749
DJs will spin the best of baile, neo funk, and pop as the Recalcada party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight for its 36th edition. DJs Julie, Doug Def, Matheus G and Jeff Oliveira will spin throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Raul Mendes and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa presents DJs Raul Mendes and Junior Campos spinning the best of EDM and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa 1484, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Na Batida! (Gávea)
The Be Happy! party returns to 00 in Gávea tonight with the U2 cover band, U2 Cover Rio performing live.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Furacão 2000 (Lagoa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of Baile Funk as Turn Up presents Furacão 2000 at the Praia Club. Additionally during the night, DJs Joe Kinni and De Luca will spin progressive house and various rhythms.
Praia Club – 10:30 PM
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 third album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Dhi Ribeiro and Dayse do Banjo (Centro)
At 8PM, Dayse do Banjo will return to start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium. Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and samba rock.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Festa Barulhinho Bom (Lapa)
Tonight the Festa Barulhinho Bom returns to Leviano bar in Lapa. The party will take place on both the first and second floors on the venue. Bands will perform live and DJs will spin.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Big Phat Mama @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the band Big Phat Mama returns to perform live tonight 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)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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
Rua 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 Saturday, Sunday,Thursday and Friday night, Tony Boka performs 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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