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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

top_anittaThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight The Week in Saúde will host pop sensation Anitta as the special guest for the Wallpaper ‘Pistão’ party.

Additionally during the night, DJs Felipe Mar, Caio Bucker, Pedro Antunes, Thiago Araújo and Avena will spin the best of underground, 80s, 90s, 2000s, pop, contemporary, electronic, hip-hop, deep house, indie and funk carioca.

Originating in São Paulo and opening a second venue in Rio in 2007, The Week was one of Rio’s most popular nightlife spots through February 2013. After a brief break, The Week returned to Rio in December 2014 and has since quickly regained its former reputation. The club is known for lively events, special guest performers and DJs and for its eclectic crowd, which includes gays, straights and everyone looking for a great night of partying.

LIVE:

Festa Bacaníssima (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host a special edition of Festa Bacaníssima with blocos Brasília Amarela and Enquanto Corria o Bloco performing live. Additionally, DJs Beto Costa and Rafael Martins and guest DJs Matheus and Collet will spin during the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

CLUBS:

The Forma (Copacabana)
In Copacabana tonight, the Fosfobox club will host The Forma, a new project that aims to present vanguard music and transgress influences. Tonight São Paulo DJ Magal, Wobble party DJ Rodrigo S., resident DJs Dani Souto and Felipe Sá, and Lincø and Ezrock of the Aperó movement will perform live in the subsolo (basement), while not me & πollanda perform above at the Fosfobar. Additionally during the night, VJ José Caklos Jr. will provide visuals.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Le Rock (Arpoador)
It’s time for rock’n’roll at the Cave in Arpoador as the club hosts the Le Rock party. DJs Tomás Tróia, Cecatto, Felipe Guga, Rodrigo Esper, and Schlaepfer will spin and band, The Highjack, will perform live.
Cave – 11:35PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$70

Wallpaper ‘Pistão’ with Anitta (Saúde)
Tonight The Week will host Brazilian pop sensation Anitta as the special guest for the Wallpaper ‘Pistão’ party. Additionally during the night, DJs Felipe Mar, Caio Bucker, Pedro Antunes, Thiago Araújo and Avena will spin the best of underground, 80s, 90s, 2000s, pop, contemporary, electronic, hip-hop, deep house, indie and funk carioca.
The Week – 11:59PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Veneno (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while the Meninas Veneno return to the second floor to spin the best of unsigned hits.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Ensaios Zona Sul (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will present the Ensaios Zona Sul party with very special guest Lexa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Tempero Carioca and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30PM tonight. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Aninha Portal and Gabreil Versiani Samarock da Silva and Bruno Maia and Chutando o Balde (Centro)
The group Chutando o Balde will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of modern samba, chorinho, MPB, bossa nova and jazz. Then at 10:30PM, the band Sambarock da Silva with Bruno Maia will follow with the best of samba and their reinterpretations of works by Elis Regina, Gilberto Gil, Paulinho da Viola, Maria Rita, Jorge Benjor, and Seu Jorge, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Marcelo Mimoso. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

PUBS & BARS:

Laranjelectric @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music tonight as the band Laranjelectric performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Hellfire @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Hellfire event with a special tribute to Joan Jett and The Jams. The bands Jett and the Bombs and Mauk and Os Cadillacs Malditos will perform live. Additionally, DJs Theddy-O and Kleber Tuma will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9:30PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Quintas de Blues @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the weekly Quintas de Blues event with tonight’s special guest Cash Crash performing live.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$15

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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