Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight rapper Black Alien performs live as part of the Art Rua street art and urban culture festival. He will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his landmark release entitled, Babylon by Gus Vol. 1: O Ano do Macaco (Babylon by Gus – Vol 1: The Year of the Monkey).
Born Gustavo de Almeida Ribeiro in 1972 in São Gonçalo, a municipality located near Niterói and across the Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro, Black Alien has performed with artists including bands Charlie Brown Jr., Paralamas do Sucesso and artists Fernanda Abreu, Marcelo D2, and Marcelinho da Lua.
The Art Rua after parties are presented by MOO and tonight will also feature DJs Tamenpi, Pathy Dejesus, Pedro Piu and Michell will also spinning during the event.
Black Alien-Art Rua (Gamboa)
Black Alien performs live at Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania in Gamboa as part of the Art Rua after party presented by MOO. Additionally, DJs Tamenpi, Pathy Dejesus, Pedro Piu and Michell will spin.
Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania – 10PM
Av. Barão de Tefé 75, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2233-7460 / 2253-8177
ArtRio 2014 (Gamboa)
The fourth edition of the modern and contemporary art fair, ArtRio continues today at Rio de Janeiro’s Pier Maua from 1PM to 9PM. One of the largest art fairs in Latin America, ArtRio is again taking place within five spacious former warehouses. There, thousands of works by international and Brazilian artists are being presented by hundreds of international galleries.
Pier Mauá –1PM-9PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Praça Mauá, Centro – Tel: (21) 3173 5669
Tonight its all about baile neofunk and pop as Copacabana’s Fosfobox hosts the thirty-second edition of the Recalcada party. DJs Doug Def and Jeff Oliveira will spin in the Subsolo (basement), while DJs Julie and Matheus G will take to the decks above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Be Happy! (Gávea)
Beginning at 9PM tonight, it’s time again for the Be Happy! party at Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero). Sylvinho Blau Blau and DJ Bernard de Castejá will perform.
00 – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 7896-3242
Na Beira da Praia (Lagoa)
It’s all about sertanejo, pop and funk tonight, as Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Na Beira da Praia party. Band Os Últioms Românticos will perform live and Ugo and Bruno. DJ Raphael Lucca will also spin during the party.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Festa Reptilia (Praça da Bandeira)
The Reptilia party returns to Porto Pirata in Praça da Bandeira tonight and will celebrate all things Daft Punk. DJs Beatrix, Carolza, Dfre and Rain will spin alternative rock, pop, indie, grunge, glam and post punk. Entry to the party is free.
Porto Pirata – 11:45PM
Rua Lopes de Souza, 24, Praça da Bandeira– (21) 2520-2754
Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event, glow edition party, with DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Orelha spinning house, hip hop, hip-house and various beats. There will be an open bar until 12AM with Sex on the Beach, Caipirinha, and water. Additionally, beer will be available all night on the open bar and tequilia, Sex on the Beach and Vodka Nacional will be dose dupla (two for one) all night.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Nouvelle Troupe and Andrew Gracie (Lagoa)
Tonight Nouvelle Troupe will perform and DJ Andrew Gracie will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.
Claudinho Guimarães and JP Silva (Lapa)
JP Silva will start things off tonight at 9:30PM at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Chamego Nordestino, Coisa Nossa, and Alessandra Crispin (Centro)
At 8PM, singer Alessandra Crispin will get things started again tonight at Rio Scenarium with her repertoire of classic samba and various Brazilian rhythms. At 11PM, the group Coisa Nossa will follow with their lively samba and finally beginning at 2AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will play some of the best forró you can hear anywhere in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, it’s time for the Eclipse party at Leviano bar. Bands Os Víboras and Licor do Canavial will perform on the first floor, while groups Gatunos do Rocha and Johnnys will play on the second floor. DJs Márilio and Ailton Areas will also spin during the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
O Jardim Magico – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of classic rock as the band O Jardim Magico plays live at Lapa Irish Pub. 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.
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
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 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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