Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of hip hop, funk, groove, and soul as the Black Santa event returns to Morro dos Prazeres, Santa Teresa tonight.
The monthly party has become a cultural movement since it first began in 2012, receiving international press and attention.
Tonight Tekino G-Rap and MC P will serve as masters of ceremonies of the event that will feature two stages of entertainers.
The Pão de Açúcar stage will host Marcão, Loa, DJ Tamy, DJ Will-ow, DJ Saddam, KL Jay and pocket shows by RG Azu and the dance group DNA.
DJs Neguent, 2B, Petê Beats, Rjay, Edu Rio, and Pedradas Selektah will spin on the Cristo Redentor stage during the night.
Jazz Ahead (Jardim Botânico)
Tonight the Jazz Ahead event at Clube dos Macacos in Jardim Botânico will pay special tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Quinteto Nuclear and Alma Thomas will perform live; DJs Pedro Piu and Gustavo MM will spin; and VJ Fherous will provide visuals during the night.
Clube dos Macacos – 10PM – 4AM
Rua Pacheco Leão, 2.038, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2274-1429
Entrance: R$80 – R$160
Seu Jorge (Barra da Tijuca)
Seu Jorge returns to Rio tonight to officially launch his newest album, Músicas Para Churrasco – Vol. 2, live at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca.
Citibank Hall – 10:30PM
Av. Ayrton Senna, 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$40 – R$240
It’s time again for the best of trap, two-step, futurebeats, hip-hop and more tonight as the popular DOOM party returns to La Paz in Centro. DJs KL Jay, Will Ow, Bevilaqua, and Mr. Brentar will spin on the main stage while DJs El Lif, Totonete, Marcão Baixada, M$E, Svnsai, and Walter Gabriel Sant Anna spin on the Mob stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15- R$25
Sertanejo na Lagoa (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the Sertanejo na Lagoa party tonight with guest Suelen E Serginho.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.
Sette Sábado (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Sábado party returns to Sette Leblon tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, and water from 11PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there will be a live show and Karaoke with Rick Lima in the Gastrolounge and DJ Jimmy will spin the best of international and national hits on the dancefloor.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85
It’s time once again for the best of neo Carioca funk and guilty pop pleasures as the Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Doug Def, Matteus G, Jeff Oliveira, and Paula Queiroz will spin on the Favela and Asfalto stages during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50
Black Santa (Santa Teresa)
Tonight the now internationally famous Black Santa event returns to to Morro dos Prazeres, Santa Teresa with two stages of DJs and live performers delivering some of the best hip hop, funk, groove, and soul.
Morro dos Prazeres – 10PM
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 3226, Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 98436-3511 / (21) 97234-0412 / (21) 99313-8178 / (21) 97398-3180
Entrance: R$2 (collaborative admission)
Toy Circus (Saúde)
The Week in Saúde will host the Toy Circus event tonight with DJs Flávio Lima, Edu Quintas, Gustavo and guest DJ Paulo spinning on the Babylon stage and DJ Felipe Mar and guests spinning on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Funk That! (Gávea)
The Funk That party returns to 00 in Gávea tonight with DJs Feijão, Aldo Barranco and Cris Fernandes spinning the best of hip hop; Pedro Lofaro spinning classic funk; and Ygor Kovansky spinning the best of funk.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Tonight the Rockaway party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo with a very special edition in celebration of World Rock Day. DJs Polly, Grazzia, Ivy, and Arlei Hey Hey will spin the best of indie, pop rock, classic rock, metal, punk rock, and national rock during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one caipirinhas, Cuba Libres, mojitos, and Hi-fis will be until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
The Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Noon party today with DJs Mary Zander, Toucan, Bernardo Campos, Olliver March and Boghosian spinning and VJ DCM providing visuals during the night. Located on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 8PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: See venue for more details.
Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the Welcome to Rio party. There will be an open bar all night with Budweiser, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, water and more. DJs Raphael de Luca and guests will spin throughout the night.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Calça Arriada, Paulinho Mocidade, DJ Marcello Sabre, and Nelson Félix (Centro)
Tonight singer Nelson Felix will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba. Paulinho Mocidae will follow with more lively samba at 11PM and DJ Marcello Sabre will spin beginning at 12AM. Finally, beginning at 2:30AM, the group Calça Arriada will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, 12AM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It`s time again for Leviano Rock night at Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight. Fato Cunsumado and Licor do Canavial will perform on the first floor at 10PM and 12AM and Zone Blue will perform on the second floor beginning at 1AM. Additionally, DJs Márilo and Ailton Areas will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Ana Costa and Mingo Silva (Lapa)
Ming Silva will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. 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 – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the very best of classic rock, punk and grunge as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. The power trio will play the best of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and more during the night. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20
A.M.O.R. @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Today, beginning at 3PM, Bar do B in Laranjeiras will present the premiere edition of the A.M.O.R. event. Dedicated to the love of rock and inspired by World Rock Day, the party will feature fourteen entrepreneurs, two exhibitions and three bands, Rockadelika Jane Lane and Clashing Clouds, performing live. Participating entrepreneurs include Mari.C, Bazar da Julie, Kel Gastronomia, Mulheres nos Quadrinhos, Adoro Adorno, A Condessa Descalça, Pisamia, Pop Nerd, Movie se + Game se, Knoty Knots, Hagen Bijux, Que Fofo Ateliê, Rock!Insanne, and Psycho Rock Store. The paintings of Erik Judson will be on display during the event and artist Valeria Berretta will make a special presentation. Additionally, promotions will include R$5 Budweiser, R$10 caipirinha and caipivodka, R$10 Smirnoff Ice, R$10 Sweet Heat (with orange juice, strawberry, Grenadine and vodka). Entrance to the event will be free throughout the event.
Bar do B – 3PM – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Tudo é 10 @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Following the A.M.O.R. event today, the Tudo é 10 (Everything is 10) party will return to Bar do B in Laranjeiras. The party will celebrate the 80s, all things Terminator and, as always, ten will be the magic number during the night. The entrance fee will be only R$10; all bar drinks will be R$10; Budweisers and sodas will be two for R$10; and Smirnoff Ice and Red Bull will be R$10 each. Additionally during the night, DJs Laura Tardin, Renato JKBX, and guest DJ Beta Accioli will spin the best of The Cure, The Police, Oingo Boingo, The Clash, Queen, New Order, Lulu, Rita Lee, Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, Ira!, Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, Madonna and more of the very best rock, pop, and new wave from the 80s. The Terminator films will be projected on the screens throughout the event.
Bar do B – 10:50PM – 4:50AM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Tonight it`s time for the best of live blues music at the new OMG Lounge in Leblon. Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
OMG Lounge – 8:30PM and 11:30PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the Tem Rock event returns to Saloon 79 in Botafogo with the band Hardays performing the best of hard rock including hits by AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns n’Roses, Iron Maiden, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Foo Fighters among others.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
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
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. 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 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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