Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: The legacy of Black Rio will never die as long as soul, funk, and disco are played in rapid succession at nights like this one at Teatro Odisséia. The Soul, Baby, Soul! crew is lucky enough to graced by Leandro Petersen, son of DJ Big Boy, an original from the 1970s Rio scene, as well as Sir Dema and Lucio Branco.
Wonka Party (Botafogo)
October is a month-long excuse for Halloween themed nights in Rio, this time a “frightening” take on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with DJs Carla Avila, Polly, and Rick Castro.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 with lista amiga until 1AM or all night with costume, R$25 with lista amiga after 1AM, R$30 otherwise
I Love Pop: Cut Copy (Lapa)
I Love Pop presents Cut Copy at Circo Voador! I Love Pop: The Festival is a special edition at Circo and brings the Australian trio to the stage in Lapa. Made up of Dan Whitford, Tim Hoey and Mitchell Dean, the band walks on the trail of the pioneers of a new sound influenced by electronic music and rock.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, Lapa- Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Soul, Baby, Soul! (Lapa)
The legacy of Black Rio will never die as long as soul, funk, and disco are played in rapid succession at nights like this one. The Soul, Baby, Soul! crew is lucky enough to graced by Leandro Petersen, son of DJ Big Boy, an original from the 1970s Rio scene, as well as Sir Dema and Lucio Branco.
Teatro Odisseia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sa 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$15 with lista amiga until 1AM, R$20 with lista amiga after 1AM, R$25 without
Can the charming sounds of choro stand up to the bass-heavy beats of funk carioca? The answer is a definitive YES, as the duo Chorofunk, featuring Sérgio Krakowski on tambourine and DJ Bruno ‘La Bombación’ Queiroz on MPC, ably proves. DJ Lucio K follows.
Teatro Rival – 11:30PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37, Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: Lista amiga R$20, students R$25, otherwise R$50
Paulinho Mocidade (Lapa)
Portraying the good samba of yesterday, today and always, Paulinho Mocidade, a marked figure in the world of samba, will be performing at Lapa’s own Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Orquestra Republicana (Lapa)
The only joint in Lapa to give a whole night forró on this Saturday! Orquestra Republicana is the best of the Gau forro, Xote Maracatú and other sounds of the Northern Brazilian culture.
Democráticos – 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Roda de Bamba (Lapa)
The group is a classic tour of samba, as well as successes of screaming and the loud party. The repertoire, Noel Rosa, Ataulfo Alves, Nelson Cavaquinho, Guilherme de Brito, Ismael Silva, Top Hat, Candle, Silas de Oliveira, among others.
Sacrilégio – 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’ouevres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Mas Será o Benedito (Lapa)
Immense bar inside a beautifully decorated old mansion with two floors and even some pool tables. On the weekends expect a raucous crowd hungry for samba and pagode.
Mas Será o Benedito – 11PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 599, Lapa – (21) 2232-9000
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
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