Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Currently riding high on the success of the single “Lean On,” Danish singer-songwriter MØ returns Rio de Janeiro state to perform live at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa tonight.
MØ was in Brazil previously for the Ausländer Musik Festival 2013 held in Petrópolis and since her last visit, her popularity has skyrocketed.
She released her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow in March of 2014; collaborated with the Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the single “Beg for It”; and most recently provided vocals for the current massive international hit “Lean On,” which MØ also co-wrote and performs with Major Lazer and DJ Snake.
Following her show tonight at Sacadura 154, DJs Cix & Yasmin, Leondre and Cadinho will spin.
Food Truck Festival (Barra da Tijuca)
The Food Truck Festival continues its fourth edition today, its next to last day. Located at the at the Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, the festival features twenty food trucks and vendors selling a wide variety of food, drinks, wines and beers.
Village Mall – 4PM-11PM Tuesday- Saturday, 1PM-9PM onSunday.
Avenida das Américas 3900, Barra da Tijuca – Tel (21) 3252-2999
Entrance: FREE. Food and meal prices vary.
Singer-songwriter Baia returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight to once again perform his hits which include “Na Fé (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao6LSNQ1vs8)”, “Overdose de Lucidez (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj9X2fx-y6Y)”, “Entrada de Emergência”, “Habeas Corpus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VXfVe6pM6I)”, and “Com a Certeza de Quem Não Sabe Nada.” Gustavo Macacko will open the night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Tonight Danish singer-songwriter MØ will perform live at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa. Additionally, DJs Cix & Yasmin, Leondre and Cadinho will spin following the show.
Sacadura 154 – 10PM
Sacadura 154 – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$200, R$100 (Half price for students and for those who bring one kilo of nonperishable food)
The Cosmic party is back at the popular CAVE club in Arpoador tonight for a second edition, this time celebrating all May birthdays. That means the everyone with a birthday in May is a VIP tonight and gets a free welcome drink and free entry until 2AM. During the event, DJs Maz, Lennox, Propulse, and Mauricio Lopes will spin.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Entry for those will May birthdays is FREE until 2AM and R$40 after 2AM. For others entry is R$30 – R$70.
I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
The I Love Rock and Roll party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with the best of rock, both national and international. DJs Mario Mamede and Vitnho Operacional will spin on the first floor and DJs Andrea Mafer and Suirá Abrahin will spin on the second floor during the night. Woman (who add their names to the Facebook page) will get in free until 11:30PM. Additionally promitions will include two for one caipirinhas 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 Dobradinha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with pizza for those waiting in line to get in; specials including two for one Hi-Fi’s all night and two for one Jägermeister until 1AM; and DJs spinning the best of pop and rock throughout the night. As always, twins pay only one entry fee to the party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
Que Festa É Essa (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host Que Festa É Essa with DJs Rama, Cris Fernandes, Djamal, JR Mahr, and Pedro Lofaro spinning during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40
Tonight the Miroir club in Lagoa will once agin present Ravers, one of the best electronic parties held in the South Zone of the city. Housebreakers, Aian, Ayman, D-Groov, and John Ferrys will spin the best of future house, EDM, Big Room, Trap, Bass, Deep House, NuDisco and Trap during the party tongiht.
Miroir – 11:30PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: R$50 – R$60
Sette Sábado (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the Sette Sábado party. 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 in the Champanheria (Champagne Room) downstairs and upstairs DJs Luigi Lervolino and Marcelo Rodrigues will spin in the Dance Floor area.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85
Demons Over Gotham (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will host the Demons Over Gotham party tonight with DJs Dame, Guga, Victor Salles, G.A.S.C. and DVOGT spinning the bestof EBM, EDM, Old School EBM, Synth/Future-Pop, Industrial, and more.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Pimenta do Reino, Paulinho Mocidade , and Nuno Neto (Centro)
At 8PM, Nuno Neto will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of Brazilian pop and samba. Paulinho Mocidade will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Finally at 2:30AM, the group Pimenta do Reino will perform the best of forró live until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of rock and live music as the Leviano Bar in Lapa hosts the Leviano Rock Night event tonight. Bands Licor do Canavial and NV Rock will perform the best of Brazilian pop and international rock on the first floor while the power trio Johnnys will cover the best of Maroon 5, The Police, The Beatles and more upstairs. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin pop rock, hip hop, and electronic during the show intervals.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Ana Costa and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM 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, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time once again for the best of traditional Irish music as the group Café Irlanda returns to the Lapa Irish Pub to perform live 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
Beatlemaníacos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for the best of the Fab Four as Saloon 79 in Botafogo hosts the Beatlemaníacos party. DJ Theddy-O will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – Houses opens at 8:30PM and the shows will begin at 10:30PM.
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
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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