Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Lapa’s Circo Voador will rumble with fuzzed-out power chords produced on down tuned guitars and other distorted sounds of lo-fi indie rock as the venue hosts the Juvenilia Popfest.
Rio’s The John Candy will be on hand as will São Paulo natives Single Parents, but the highlight of the night is the special guest, lo-fi indie rock pioneers Sebadoh.
Sebadoh consists of bassist and vocalist Jason Loewenstein, drummer Bob D’Amico and frontman and vocalist Lou Barlow, also well known for his time as bassist for legendary alternative band Dinosaur Jr and for his other side project, lo-fi band The Folk Implosion.
The trio are currently touring Brazil for the first time ever in support of their most recent release, Defend Yourself.
For fans of 1990s alternative and lo-fi indie rock, this is a Circo Voador night not to be missed.
Juvenilia Popfest with Sebadoh (Lapa)
Circo Voador celebrates alternative and lo-fi indie rock with the Juvenilia Popfest tonight. The lineup includes The John Candy, Single Parents and very special guests, American lo-fi pioneers Sebadoh.
Circo Voador– 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$65- R$130
Filled with good music and beautiful people, Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events have helped start weekends early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Old Is Black (Gávea)
Hip hop is back at 00 tonight with DJs Farinha, Bruno Vineli, Lulinha, and RV playing everything from Motown to Club Banger to New Era. The event is hosted in the chic Gávea venue which serves food and drinks, as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
Arpex with The Funk (Lagoa)
The Praia Club hosts the Arpex event for the first time tonight. The Funk will provide an audiovisual show and several guest DJs will also be hand to keep the party going in Lagoa.
Praia Club – 10PM- 6AM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1426 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Rio Writer MixUp : Blogger Edition(Ipanema)
Tonight, The Rio Times hosts a mixer at Ipanema’s Gringo Cafe, giving attendees a chance to mingle and network with writers in the city. Special guests include popular bloggers as well as journalists, authors and screenwriters. From 7-11PM, bottled beers will be R$5; glasses of wine R$10 and one free longneck bottle of beer will accompany any burger!
Gringo Cafe – 7PM-11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Cineclube Anistia presents ‘God Loves Uganda'(Lapa)
In Laranjeiras tonight, The Amnesty Film Society, part of the Amnesty International Observatory on Gender Issues and Politics, presents a screening of the documentary,”God Loves Uganda.” Following the screening will be a discussion with Kasha Jacqueline, a Ugandan activist for LGBT rights and founder of “Freedom and Roam Uganda” (FARUG).
Amnesty International Brasil – 7:30PM
Praça São Salvador, 05 – Laranjeiras – Tel: (021) 3174-8601
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Soon to release his third album entitled, “Preceito,” composer Toninho Geraes will perform his original works as well as interpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, Chico Buarque, and others tonight at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Gabriel Versiani and Thais Macedo (Centro)
Tonight singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani starts things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with jazz samba, bossa nova and samba classics. Charimatic singer Thais Macedo will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of new and classic samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
If you are looking for great Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, head to Blue Agave in Copacabana or their original location in Ipanema. American and European sports are also broadcast on their many screens.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The 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
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. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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