Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Fosfobox is turning nine this weekend! What better way to celebrate than to select their top resident DJs from each of their different club nights to show why the venue is considered the best underground and alternative club that Rio has to offer. The party begins Friday and continues on through Saturday and Sunday nights.
Tonight’s musical program includes a mixture of disco, jazz, electronic, dubstep, breaks, soul and a whole variety of rare grooves as the birthday bash continues. Representing tonight is NuGrooves with Joca Vidal, Febre with Calbuque + MC Angelo B, Pedro Piu from Brazilian Wax, along with Rodrigo S and the Marginal Men from the heavy breaks and dubstep party Wobble.
Projeto Raizes (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest at Projeto Raizes, a long-running party at Casa Rosa in the hills of Laranjeiras. Get your fill of Brazilian beats, along with drinks and feijoada if the mood calls for it. Tonight celebrates eight years of parties, with special samba group Bangalô and keyboard master Donatinho.
Casa Rosa – 5PM
Rua Alice, 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 3079-0550
Entrance: R$15 to R$25, R$35 with feijoada included
Fosfobox 9 Anos (Copacabana)
Rio’s premier underground club is celebrating nine years of underground mayhem as many of the venues’ seasoned residents get together for the last of a three night celebration. DJs tonight are NuGrooves, Brazilian Wax, Wobble and Febre downstairs with Little Black is F! and Apavoramento Sound System upstairs.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 until 1AM, R$35 after 1AM with guest list, R$45 without
His main inspiration for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing the natural warmth of the country, specifically the warmth of the people.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next “Roda de Forró,” which continues this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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