Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The world will be watching tonight as boxing icons Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao go head-to-head during the “Fight of the Century” in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Here in Rio de Janeiro, those looking for a place to watch the fight can make their way to the Blue Agave Mexican Bar in Ipanema.
The venue will offer special food and drink promotions and DJ Slim Seleem will spin to warm up the party.
O Mercado (Laranjeiras)
The fashion and art event, “O Mercado” (The Market) returns to Salão Nobre do Fluminense in Laranjeiras today and tomorrow with a special “Maio das Sereias” (Sirens of May) edition in honor of mothers and brides. From 2PM to 9PM on both days, over one hundred brands are participating in the event, offering great new styles of fashion, accessories, shoes, interior decorations, art and more. Additionally during the event, resident DJ Galalau will spin and special guest Graziella Ximenes will perform the best of pop live. This weekend marks the 28th edition of the market.
Salão Nobre do Clube Fluminense – 2PM – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Chaves 41, Laranjeiras
Rio Banda Fest (Lapa)
Tonight, highlighting the new rising rock scene in Rio and in celebration of the city’s 450th anniversary, the Rio Banda Fest will present five free shows in five locations in the city. The shows will each feature four rock bands from Rio de Janeiro performing live. Bands Nocturno, Nove Zero Nove, Zena, and Re-Volt will perform Jovelina Pérola Negra in Pavuna. FOLKS, Clashing Clouds, La Nuova and Vital will play in the Arena Carioca Dicró in Penha. El Efecto, Pessoal da Nasa, Sound Bullet and The Highjack will perform in the Arena Carioca Chacrinha in Guaratiba and DIABO VERDE, Halé, Melyra and Indiscipline in Arena Carioca Fernando Torres in Madureira. Finally bands, Drenna, Helga, La Guerra, and Linda Lobo will play in the Teatro Municipal Carlos Werneck in Parque do Flamengo.
Rio Banda Fest – Shows at all five locations will begin at 6PM.
Five locations: Jovelina Pérola Negra in Pavuna, Dicró in Penha, Chacrinha in Guaratiba, Fernando Torres in Madureira and Teatro de Marionetes Carlos Werneck in Parque do Flamengo.
Festa Ploc (Lapa)
The Festa Ploc event returns to Circo Voador tonight with a special rock edition. During the night, five special guest artists and the house band will perform the best of the 80s and 90s live.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Open House + Babylon + Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight The Week in Saúde will host the Wallpaper and Babylon parties in addition to a new project, Open House, which will feature warmer, soulful deep house. DJ Lucas Rios, of Fortaleza, and DJs Nicky Valentine, Ana Flor, Flavio Lima, and Gustavo Junior will spin during the Open House party. São Paulo singer Nicky Valentine will perform during the Babylon party. Additionally, Felipe Mar and guest DJs will spin the best of retro sounds, underground, 80s, 90s, 00s, contemporary pop, electronic, hip hop, deep house, indie and funk during the Wallpaper party.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Black Cave (Arpoador)
The Black Cave event is back tonight at the popular CAVE club in Arpoador with DJs Nicole Nandes, David Levy, Saddam, and Lulinha will spinning the best of r&b, charme, hip hop and trap throughout the night until 6AM Sunday morning.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Wake Up (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of pop, indie and hits as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Beto Artista and Schlaepfer will spin in the subsolo (basement) while above at the Fosfobar, Cassius Melo and Jeff Oliveira will celebrate the videos of Lana del Ray.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Coq le Coq (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Coq le Coq party tonight with DJs Ayman, Cris Fernandes and Pedro Lofaro spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40
Special guest, DJ Shark, will spin the best of hip hop tonight at the Miroir club in Lagoa. Additionally, DJ Luciano Roffer will take to the decks during the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details
Pedro Piu (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana welcomes special guest, DJ Pedro Piu. Additionally DJ Fernando Deluz will spin a warm-up set for the party. 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 – 11PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: More information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorveteria do Rock (Botafogo)
The Sorveteria do Rock party will celebrate its third anniversary tonight at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. DJs Rodrigues and Ronney Assad will spin the best of indie and pop rock on the first floor while DJs Thadeu Wilmer and Bruno Menescal spin the best of classic rock on the second floor. Caipivodka will be two for one until 1AM and there will be a special ice cream cake to celebrate the anniversary.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25- R$45
Remelexo, Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
At 8PM singer Bianca Leão will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel follow at 11PM with more lively samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Remelexo will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time once again for the best of live rock’n’roll as the Leviano Rock Night returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight. Bands Midnight Hour and Licor do Canavial will perform the best of pop brazuca and International rock on the first floor while the band Dama de Copas plays the best of International pop rock on the second floor. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin the best of pop rock, electronic and hip hop during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Ana Costa and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM with singer Ana Costa following 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, Hoje é o Melhor Lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
X-rated @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band X-rated performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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
Adrenalize and Radio Blá @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight bands Adrenalize and Radio Blá will perform the best of 70s and 80s rock’n’roll live at Saloon 79.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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
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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