Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Putzbrilha party returns to Rio tonight and will make the Copacabana club Fosfobox and party-goers come alive with fluorescent paint glowing under multiple black lights.
DJs Tomás Tróia, Larissa Busch, Brad Pitt, Pedro Mac and the Putzbrilha Crew will be at the decks spinning the best of pop, dubstep, electronica, hip-hop, funk and indie rock throughout the night.
FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana)
Today at 1PM watch the live broadcast of Brazil taking on Chile, for the first game in the 2014 World Cup Round of 16, at the Rio FIFA Fan Fest located in Copacabana. The 31,000 m² area on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier houses a large screen to view the matches live 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. Each game day, 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
Chá da Valesca (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, Valesca Popozuda returns to Fundição Progresso to put on his one of a kind funk show complete with the best of MPB hits and reinterpretations of current pop hits; over-the-top special effects and costumes; and his trademark provocative backup dancers known as the “popô dancers”.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
The Putzbrilha party returns to Fosfobox tonight, again filling the popular Copacabana club with black lights and fluorescent paint. DJs will spin the best of pop, dubstep, eletronica, hip-hop, funk and indie rock throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Festa LED (Centro)
For more fun with black lights and neon colors tonight in Rio, head to Centro’s Espaço Acústica as they will host the Festa LED beginning at 11PM. For this edition the event promises to make the the venue shine brighter than ever with double the black lights and distribution of flashlights, face painting and distribution of neon inks and pens. DJs Buba, Ivvyz and Nathalia Hinz will spin electro house, pop and funk on the first stage, while DJs Felipe Malfoy and Buba with deliver the best of rock, pop rock and indie rock from the second stage. Additionally, three hundred shots of miscellaneous drinks will be distributed at the entrance of the venue to party-goers as they make their way toward the light.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Noon and Aquarela.som (Gávea)
Things get started early at Gávea’s club 00 (Zero Zero) today as the Noon party kicks off at 4PM. For the event, DJs China, Mau Lopes and Nepal will spin in 00’s beautiful outdoor area until 10PM. DJ Ailton Areas will then take over as the Aquarela.som party, produced by Marta Murat and Mônica Medeiros, takes over both the indoor and outdoor areas of the chic venue.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJs Rodrigo Mattos, Atração Surpresa and Flavia Xexéo spinning house, hip hop, and various beats. There will be an open bar until 12:30AM with beer, Sex on the Beach, Caipirinha and water. Additionally, beers, tequilia, Sex on the Beach and Vodka Nacional will be dose dupla (two for one) all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
JP Silva and Ana Costa (Lapa)
JP Silva starts off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:39 PM with singer Ana Costa following at 11:30 PM. Costa reinvigorates the sounds of old samba with the songs on her 3rd album and will play those works live tonight, as well as, her reinterpretations of the works of Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Bebadosamba, Paulinho Mocidade and Pédaladeira (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Bebadosamba gets things started tonight at Centro’s Rio Scenarium with traditional samba and choro. Paulinho Mocidade will follow at 11PM with more lively classic and contemporary samba. Beginning at 3AM, the group Pédaladeira will close out the night, with some of the best forró pé de serra you will hear anywhere in Rio tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
Let’s Pop (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, the Let’s Pop party at the Leviano bar will include the bands, Licor do Canavial and Johnny’s Band, playing the best of pop, rock and international hits on the first floor while on the second floor the band the Stanleys will perform songs from Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and the Police, among others, to help the crowd keep dancing well into the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Banda Tom & sua Bluesband -Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The band Tom & sua Bluesband will bring the sounds of blues 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 – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20
The Hustlers with Luiza Casé. – Café Dois4Sete (Leblon)
The band, the Hustlers, with American Tony Lupidi on the mandolin and guest Luiza Casé, will play classic rock live at Leblon’s Café Dois4Sete tonight beginning at 8PM.
Café Dois4Sete – 8PM, the Café opens at 6PM
Rua Dias Ferreira 247, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2274-2897
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
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 – Tel: (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 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. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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