Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Clubbing premieres in Lapa on Saturday Night, bringing a powerhouse lineup featuring Renato Cohen, Aninha and local favorites Brazilian Wax, along with residents Vivi Seixas and Mike Frugaletti.
Arraiá do Circo Voador com Geraldo Azevedo (Lapa)
After touring through the traditional Junina festivals of Salvador, Gravesend, Joao Pessoa, Petrolina and Aracaju, Geraldo Azevedo ends his journey at Circo Voador. Expect to hear the best of forró.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Information Society (Lapa)
The American trio Information Society formed by Paul Robb, Kurt Larson and James Cassidy, will perform their collective futuristic hits like “What’s on your mind,” “Walking Away,” “Repetition,” “Running,” and “Cry Baby”, among other classics.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Electronic music’s domination has finally reached Lapa, as the premiere of Clubbing lands at Leviano on Saturday night. Residents Vivi Seixas, daughter of famed legend Raul Seixas, and Californian Mike Frugaletti welcome a powerhouse lineup featuring one of Brazil’s most beloved DJs Renato Cohen, along with DJ Aninha from the popular Warung Club and local heros Brazilian Wax. This night will demonstrate the power of house and tech house music in a big way, be sure not to miss!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Tickets range from R$25 to R$50
Stereo Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Saturday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from nu-disco, house, to hiphop. Enjoy the outdoor patio area along with the main dance floor inside.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Pedrada Musical com Dj Cosmo Baker (Botafogo)
Host Daniel Tamenpi brings back the party Pedrada Musical back to Rio with special guest DJ Cosmo Baker from Philadelphia, USA. Bringing down the house, expect to hear hip-hop, funk & soul, disco, rock, reggae and electronic.
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585 -Botafogo (21) 3253-8797
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$30 without
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa, the pleasant revelation of the old samba, sing, talent, charm and warmth, songs from their 2nd album “New Target”, super praised by critics as “Beating Leg” (Ana Costa / George Cress) and more.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
Bateria da Grande Rio (Lapa)
In the rhythm of Carnival 2012, Lapa 40º, presents the show from the Rio Grande Battery invoked percussionists battery master Ciça lead percussion instruments such as chimes, tambourines, deaf, boxes, rattles, cuicas, agogo, reco-recos and tambourines.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
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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.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
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