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 Rodrigo Penna in 2007, the first edition of the Bailinho party in Rio this season took place in December and welcomed over 2,500 attendees. The second edition then took place on January 10th.
No two Bailinho events are ever the same, as the party is always renewing itself.
“Bailinho is a party that people know they can dance to everything,” said Penna about the events. “So there are many classics played, but I also always like to bring songs that link to new ways and styles.”
Carnival 2015 Samba School Technical Rehearsals (Santo Cristo)
Tonight two more samba schools head to Sambódromo to hold their technical rehearsals in preparation for their 2015 Carnival parades. Unidos do Porto da Pedra will hold their practice first at 8PM and Unidos de Padre Miguel 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 third edition of Bailinho event will take place at Píer Mauá Anexo 4. More than a party, the night will feature guest DJs spinning, live performances, gifts and many surprises.
Píer Mauá Anexo 4 – 9:30 PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Centro – Tel: (21) 3923-5224
Art in Motion (Arpoador)
The Arpoador club, CAVE in association with Grow Music and Artists will present the debut of Art In Motion‘s album Debut Llankay live tonight. During the night, The Gap, Handerson and Zuim will also perform.
Cave – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Me So Horny (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo hosts the Me So Horny party with DJs Saddam, Caio Loki and Grazzia spinning hip-hop and trap on the first floor while DJs Erika Ferreira, Caco Lelis and Lis Amaral spin the best of pop and hits on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Beyhive Party (Jardim Botânico)
Tonight Espaço Acústica hosts the Beyhive party, Dont’t you Drop that Alcohol edition. DJs Lupin, Cortez, and Evehive will spin on the Beyoncé stage, while DJs T-Kira, Edu Matias and Rafael Tomazine will spin on the Tom Ford stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
It’s time once again for dueling iPods and beer games as the Battles party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Carol Legally (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa welcomes special guest DJ Carol Legally.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Aquarela.som returns to 00 in Gávea with DJ Ailton Areas spinnng the best of pop, and national and international dance.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Happy Days (Lagoa)
Celebrating the summer season, the Praia Club will host the second edition of the Happy Days party tonight. DJ Convidado will spin the best of hip-hop and bass. Felipe Rosa will throw down some funk and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and indie rock. There will also be a special Dobradinha DJ Set during the night. Promotions will include two for one Smirnoff Ice until 12AM.
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 third 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
Chamgo Nordestino, Toque de Arte, and Scandallo (Centro)
Tonight the group Scandallo returns with the best of MPB to start off the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM. The group Toque de Arte will follow with the best of samba at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Chamgo Nordestino 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 in Lapa. Bands Licor do Canavial and Johnnys will play live on the first floor, while singer Chrisiano Dortas will celebrate his birthday as he performs live on the second floor. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Motorgun @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for more classic rock and the best of Black Sabbath as the band Motorgun 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
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
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 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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