Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – American soul/R&B singer Macy Gray returns to Rio tonight to perform at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Gray was last in Rio for the 2011 Back2Black music festival. This time Gray arrives in the city as part of an ongoing tour in celebration of the 15th anniversary of her debut album entitled, On How Life is. Featuring the songs “Do Something,” “Still,” and “I Try,” among others, the album has sold over seven million copies worldwide since its release in 1999. Thus far in her career, Gray has a total of six studio album releases and is a a recipient of several awards, including a 2001 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I Try.” LIVE: Macy Gray (Lapa) American singer Macy Gray makes at a stop at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Circo Voador– 10PM Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$100- R$300 CLUBS: Shut Up N Dance Club Party (Leblon) French DJ Mustafa brings the best in house and a taste of the well known WMC Miami festival to Rio’s South Zone tonight. The event includes DJs Henrique Pirai and Mike Frugaletti with live percussion provided by Vitico. House of Music– 10PM Arua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309 Entrance: Free entry for men and women until midnight. R$20 for women on the list after midnight and R$30 for those not on the list. R$30 for men on the list after midnight and R$40 for those not on the list. Veneno (Botafogo) For over nine years Veneno has helped weekends start early in Rio with lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. Tonight DJs Tulio and DJ Beto Artista, will spin pop and rock to get the party started right. Casa da Matriz – 10PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: For men entrance is R$16 until 12AM with name on list, R$20 after 12AM with name on the list and R$28 without name on the list. For women, the first twenty to enter are free until 12AM with those entering after paying R$16 until 12AM with name on the list, R$20 after 12AM with name on the list and R$24 without name on list. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Daniel Neves and Thais Macedo (Centro) Guitarist Daniel Neves interprets the sambas of João Nogueira, Cartola, Zé Ketti, Nelson Cavaquinho and others beginning at 7:30 PM while singer Thais Macedo of the new and younger generation of samba musicians covers classics and recent hits beginning at 10:30 PM. Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25 PUBS & BARS: Saloon 79 (Botafogo) Saloon 79 provides a great environment for drinking, eating and rocking. It’s worth a trip to this bar to check out the decor and feel the vibe. Saloon 79 – 7PM Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151 Entrance: R$20 Blue Agave (Copacabana) Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub’s cozy and welcoming interior, attracts a varied and fun crowd and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$20 The Clover (Copacabana) Drink imported beers in a great environment at the upscale pub, The Clover. Also be sure to check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight! The Clover – 7PM Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.