Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – For its last stop, after making its way through Belo Horizonte, Brasília, and São Paulo, the Circutio Banco do Brasil music and skate festival finally arrives today at Praça da Apoteose in Rio de Janeiro. The festival brings with it a skateboard competition and live performances by Pitty, Frejat, MGMT, Paramore and Kings of Leon.
The Copa Brasil de Skate Vertical (Vertical Skate Cup Brazil) will start things off at 2PM with thrity professional skaters competing on a 18m wide, 17m long and 4.20 m high half pipe ramp.
Each skater will have three runs with up to eleven tricks. The top ten skaters will then compete in the finals for a grand prize of R$11,000. Second place will take home R$8,500 and third place wins R$6,500.
The bands will begin at 5PM with Brazilian rocker Pitty taking to the stage first, followed by Brazilian singer-songwriter Frejat at 6:30PM. Next, American psychedelic rock band MGMT will play at 8PM followed by Amercian rockers Paramore.
Headliners, American rock band, Kings of Leon will close out the festival this year with their show beginning at 9:15PM.
The fourth edition of theSonoridades festival continues at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight. Baianasystem and Karol Conka will perform.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Circutio Banco do Brasil (Ipanema)
Circutio Banco do Brasil returns to Rio today with the bands Kings of Leon, Paramore, MGMT, Frejat, and Pitty and a 18m wide, 17m long and 4.20 m high half pipe ramp.
Praça da Apoteose–2PM (Bands begin at 5PM)
R. Aurélio Valporto 115, Mal. Hermes – Tel: (21) 3390-6670
Babilônia Feira Hype (Leblon)
The popular Rio fair, Babilônia Feira Hype, returns this weekend for its monthly edition, bringing the best new fashion, art, and cuisine to Clube Monte Líbano in Leblon. Many summer collections will be exhibited today and tommorw at the fair.
Clube Monte Líbano – 2PM to 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 701, Leblon
Panorama Festival 2014 (Centro)
Galpão do Dirceu return with their work “RaSHa SHow” at 9:15PM at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage and the fest RaSHa will take place at 10PM in the same locationas part of the ongoing 23rd edition of the Panorama Festival.
Panorama Festival 2014 – 9:15PM and 10PM
Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rua Jardim Botânico 414, Jardim Botânico
Entrance: R$30 (some events are free).
Curta Cinema 2014
The Curta Cinema 2014 festvial continues today with free screenings of over 250 short films from 31 countries. The screenings are taking place throughout the city in venues including Estação Botafogo, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal (CCJF), Cinemaison and Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage. See the site below for more information about the festival and today’s screenings. Curta Cinema 2014 will run through November 12th.
Various Venues – Various screening times
Feira na Rosenbaum (Ipanema)
The first Rio edition of the Feira na Rosenbaum draws to a close with its final day at Espaço Redentor in Ipanema. The fair featurues exhibitors showcasing the finest jewelry, clothing, accessories and home decor. Curated by famous Brazilian designers, Cristiane Rosenbaum and Marcelo Rosenbaum, fair exhibitors also include Zizi Carderalli, Sergio Matos, Mercatto Casa, Heloisa Galvão, Cynthia Gavião, Evelyn Tannus, Fetiche Design, Oferenda Objetos, and Paula Mourão, among others.
Espaço Redentor – 11AM-8PM
Rua Redentor 64, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Phunk! 13th Anniversry (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s La Paz hosts a very special edition of Phunk! as the party celebrates its thirteenth anniversary. On the main stage DJs Artur Miró, Coisa Fina, and Saens Peña will spin. Simpla will VJ and provide a special DJ set and special guest Timba will spin. Additionally, Bonde do Passinho and MC Gra will perform. On the floor below, DJs Marcelinho da Lua, Calbuque and Joca Vidal will spin.The Phunk! party began in 2001, formed by DJs Saens Pena (director of the documentary, “A Batalha do Passinho,” Emilio Domingos), Thin Thing (critic and curator), Arthur Miró (professor of Brazilian literature) and VJ Simpla (directer and screenwriter of Simplício Neto).
La Paz – 11PM-6AM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 -R$35
Bwax & Breakz (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s 00 will host the very popular Bwax and Breakz parties. DJs Rebeca, Vinelli, Pachu, Zedoroque and Nepal will spin on the venue’s outer deck, while DJs Ambassodors, Pedro Piu, Trusty, Rafa Canholato, Caio Busetti and Matera will spin on the indoor stage. Additionally during the night, Ian Victor will VJ and Leo Uzai will do live painting. Uzai and João Lelo will also autograph t-shrits from their new exclusive lines.
00 – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Malaka, 3rd Anniversary(Centro)
The very popular Malaka party celebrates its third anniversary at Estação Leopoldina in Centro tonight. Known to attract more than 1,000 attendees for each edition of the event, things promise to be even bigger tonight as they celebrate their three years of partying. DJs Saddam, Tucho, Felipe Guga, Buzzer, Lucas Lins with Peniche Live Drums, Raphael Fernandes, Tielo and more will spin and provide the entertainment throughout the night.
Estação Leopoldina – 10PM-6AM
Rua Francisco Bicalho s/n, Centro – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the best of neo funk carioca as the Recalcada party returns to the venue.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz hosts the 33rd edition of the Rockaway party tonight. DJs Polly, Grazzia and Arlei Hey Hey will spin the best of indie, pop rock, classic, grunge and national rock on the first floor and DJ Ivy and special guest Roberto Cruz will spin heavy rock, nu-metal, and industrial on the second floor for the Fuel party. Promotions will include two-for-one mojitos, Cuba Libres, caipirinhas and Hi-Fi’s until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Off College (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Off College party with free entry until midnight. DJs PhloXx, Bê Lima, Tomas Troia, PL Project and De Luca will spin.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: Free until 12AM, R$20-R$50 after 12AM.
Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJs Rodrigo Mattos and guests spinning various beats tonight. There will be an open bar with drinks (Red Bull ,Sex On The Beach ,Espumante and Caipirinha) until 12AM and an open bar with beer from 12AM until 4AM. Additionally, beers, tequilia, Sex on the Beach and Vodka Nacional will be dose dupla (two for one) all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Miror Club and Top#1 Brasil (Lagoa)
Tonight posh Lagoa venue Miroir presents the Miror Club ´party and Top#1 Brasil.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.
Claudinho Guimarães and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães returns to Lapa tonight at 11:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Rapacuia, Empolga ás 9, and Nuno Neto (Centro)
Singer and self-taught guitarist Nuno Neto will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM and the group Empolga ás 9 will follow at 9PM with the best of samba. Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Rapacuia returns to play some of the best forró you can hear any in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa hosts the Festa Eclipse. Bands Licor do Canavial and Os Víboras will play the best of pop rock, national and international rock on the first floor. Above on the second floor, the band Vênus Escarlate will play hits by Santanna, Bon Jovi, Men at Work, The Commitments, Led Zeppelin and more. DJs Màrlio and Chicote will also spin during the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
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Banda Café Irlanda at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for live traditional Irish music as Banda Café Irlanda returns to Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking to drink some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, 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
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
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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. The pub is also streaming many live American football games during NFL season.
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.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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