Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you have never been to Chá da Alice, you have been missing one of the best parties in the city. The Alice in Wonderland theme makes it a crazy night, with music from everywhere and anywhere, from classics of Brazilian pop to the edges of rock and pop. LIVE: Chá da Alice Resident Djs Giordanna Forte and Thiago Araújo bring the fantasy theme to life at this famous Lapa venue. Circo Voador – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$80 Salgueiro Samba School Rehearsal (Andaraí) One of the most famous of the Grupo Especial (Special Group), Salgueiro will parade down the Sapucaí on Sunday, February 10th, and they will hold rehearsal parties every weekend in the lead-up. Quadra do Salgueiro – 10PM Rua Silva Telles, 104 – Andaraí – Tel: (21) 2238-0389 Entrance: R$40 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) The alternative party at Casa da Matriz will feature songs from your favourite rock bands: Aerosmith, A-Ha, Alice in Chains, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Bauhaus, Beatles, Billy Idol, Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bloc Party, Blondie – and much, much more! Casa da Matriz– 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-6342 Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga & 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 PUBS & BARS: Blue Agave (Copacabana) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American NFL Football playoffs. They also have the original location in Ipanema. Blue Agave Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free 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. Comments are closed.