Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Wiz Khalifa is one of the biggest names in hip hop at the moment, so head to Fundição Progresso for some beat music and a great party. LIVE: Crioulo (Lapa) MC, singer and song writer Crioulo will be playing music from his new album “Nó na Orelha”. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$30 with concession, R$60 without Wiz Khalifa (Lapa) North America hip hop artist will make its only appearance in Rio de Janeiro tonight. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: R$200 to R$400 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 Tropicolé (Copacabana) Suffering from the heat of Rio de Janeiro is a constant issue for those who live here – but the creators of this party simply want you to embrace the “caliente” atmosphere and enjoy it! Fosfobox – 10PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$45 without Arcade ON Fire! Play Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Space Invaders and others in between dancefloors. You can also win free drinks when you find figurines throughout the party! Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Samba na Véia (Lapa) This group rescues samba and bossa from the 60s and 70s through to today with samba and rock sambalanço animating the track. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa) Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots. Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30PM Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889 Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men Technical Carnival Rehearsal (Sapucaí) Warm up for Carnival with the rehearsals of Inocentes (7PM), São Clemente (8PM) and Imperatriz (10PM) Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí – 7PM R Marques de Sapucaia – Centro – (21) 2546-8080 Entrance: Free Grupo Arruda (Lapa) The Arruda Cultural Preservation Movement Samba de Raiz was born in 2005, after five childhood friends, residents of Vila Isabel samba circles decided to make a move to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Lapa 40 Graus – 9PM Rua Riachuelo 97 – Lapa – Tel: 3970-1338 Entrance: R$30 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.