Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrating the climate of the winter season in Rio and the many tourists in the city, OOMPA is hosting the Wonka Party, Willy Don’t Care! edition tonight at Centro’s Espaço Acústica. Playing on the lyrics of Icona Pop’s hit song “I Don’t Care (I Love It),” the event wants to help party-goers throw their cares away and indulge in the sweet life with Wonka Nerds candy, brigadeiros, brownies and various different types chocolates. There will also be jelly shots, shots of Absinthe and dose dupla (two for one) Budweiser all night long. DJs Millah Bass, Dave Avigdor, Nathalia Hinz, Rick Castro, K-arina, Bruno Ambrozi, Ian Garcez and Wendel Wonka will spin the best of pop, hip hop, funk, indie, rock and pop-punk during the party. Golden tickets will also be hidden around the venue and if found, can be redeemed for a special surprise. LIVE: FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana) Watch the live broadcasts of the second set of World Cup quarter-final matches today on Copacabana beach at the FIFA Fan Fest in Rio. The 31,000 m² area on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier houses a large screen to view the matches today at 1PM and 5PM and a stage for entertainers that, during the tournament, will include; Sorriso Maroto, Dudu Nobre, Arlindo Cruz, Anitta, Sandra de Sá, Bom Gosto, Suvaco de Cristo, Cordão da Bola Preta, Fogo e Paixão, Bloco Brasil, Empolga às Nove, Blitz. The area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier will open two hours before the first match of the day and close at 10PM. Capacity for the area is 20,000. Entry is free and entrance will be granted according to order of arrival. FIFA Fan Fest – 11AM Praia Copacabana, The beach area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier Entrance: Free CLUBS: Wobble (Centro) It’s time again for the popular Wobble party as Centro’s Espaço Franklin hosts the 26th edition of the event tonight beginning at 11PM. Special guest Plastician (formerly known as Plasticman) of the UK will spin grime, bass and terrorhythm. DJs Rodrigo S., Marginal Men and Fabio Heinz will also deliver the best of bass, trap, and dustep to the party. Espaço Franklin– 11PM Av. Passos 36, Centro – Tel:(21) 2222-4444 Entrance: R$40-R$60 Wake Up (Copacabana) The Wake up party will feature DJs Igor Frossard, Suzy Kill and Esper, of the Manie Dansante events, spinning the best of pop, indie and hits at Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight beginning at 11PM. Fosfobox– 11PM Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024 Entrance: R$20-R$50 Wonka Party – Willy Don’t Care!(Centro) Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the Wonka Party, Willy Don’t Care! edition. Wonka Nerds candy, brigadeiros, brownies and various different types chocolates will be distributed during the party and DJs Millah Bass, Dave Avigdor, Nathalia Hinz, Rick Castro, K-arina, Bruno Ambrozi, Ian Garcez and Wendel Wonka will spin the best of pop, hip hop, funk, indie, rock and pop-punk. Additional promotions include two for one Budweiser all night. Espaço Acústica – 11PM Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299 Entrance: R$20-R$40 Be Happy! (Gávea) 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Be Happy! party tonight beginning at 9PM. The special edition of the event will pay tribute to Brazilian musician Cazuza. DJ Rafeal Barreto will also spin the best of the 80s, 90s and 2000s. 00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$20-R$40 Super Premium Open Bar Special Edition(Glória) Tonight La Passion Club in Glória hosts the Super Premium Open Bar Special Edition with DJs Daniel Faria, Leo Vargas and Alex Lopes spinning funk, hip and hop and various beats. The open bar will include vodka, Bacardi, beer, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, sodas, water and tequila. Redbull and sparkling wine for women will also be available at the bar until midnight. La Passion Club– 9PM Av. Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2224-4263 Entrance: R$15-R$60 Surububa Dominatrix Edition (Lapa) Tonight Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia hosts a special Dominatrix edition of the Surububa party with a professional dominatrix taking to the stage during the event. DJs Buba and Manu dos Santos will spin hip hop, pop, r&b and funk, while DJ Bgoll Incrível and Igor Boechat will spin rock, alternative rock and indie pop. Teatro Odisséia – 11PM Av. Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562 Entrance: R$20-R$40 Andrew Gracie and Junior Campos (Lagoa) DJs Andrew Gracie and Junior Campos will spin EDM and house tonight at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight. Miroir – 11PM Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898 Entrance- See venue for details. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Claudinho Guimarães and JP Silva (Lapa) JP Silva starts off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30 PM with a performance of his compositions including works he has written for Luiz Carlos da Vila, Almir Guineto, and Serginho Meriti. Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$30 Dino Rangel and Thais Motta, Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel and Bateria da Vila Isbel (Centro) At 8PM, Dino Rangel and Thais Motta get things started tonight at Centro’s Rio Scenarium with the sounds of samba, bossa nova and choro. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with more lively samba and beginnig at 3AM, the Bateria da Vila Isbel will close out the night at Rio Scenarium by pounding out the rhythms of samba until sunrise. Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25-R$40 PUBS & BARS: MADE in ROCK -Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) The band MADE in ROCK will bring the sounds of classic rock to the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. Located beside Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor with its welcoming and familiar feel makes it a great place to drink them in while enjoying some quality live music. During the World Cup the pub will also be showing the games live on their screens. Lapa Irish Pub – 19PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10-R$20 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 Entrance: R$20 Academia da Cachaça (Leblon) For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas. Academia da Cachaça – 9PM Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off the night. Additionally during the World Cup, Mab’s will be showing the games live on 50” TVs. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free — 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.