Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Melvin will spin rock and pop on the first floor, while DJ Peique takes over the decks on the second floor delivering the best of pop, rock, eletronica, funk, mashups, remixes and more as part of the Variada! party. Additionally, there will be two for one promotions on caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 1AM. LIVE: Chega Pra Cá (Lagoa) Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Chega Pra Cá party with singer and semifinalist from The Voice Brasil, Marquinho O’Sócio performing live. Special guests will also include Buchecha, Caio Bucker, Daddy Kall, and Nicole Nandes. Additionally, Praia Club resident DJ Raphael de Luca will spin. Praia Club – 10PM Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552 Entrance: R$20-R$40 CLUBS: Veneno (Botafogo) It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. DJs Tulio and Melvin will spin rock on the first floor and DJ Peique will spin a little bit of everything good during the Variada! party upstairs. Additionally, there will be two for one promotions on caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 1AM. Casa da Matriz – 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$16-R$28 Old is Black (Gávea) Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs Farinha, Bruno Vineli, Lulinha, and RV spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap. 00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$20-R$40 We Love Open Bar (Glória) La Passion Club in Glória will host a seven-hour open bar party tonight with this week’s edition of the We Love Open Bar party. DJs Ronaldo and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk and the open bar will feature Antarctica beer, vodka, Hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas until 4AM. There will also be Japanese cuisine from Temakeria. La Passion Club – 10PM Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667 Entrance: R$30-R$50 Thiago Mansur and Giovannetti (Lagoa) Tonight DJs Thiago Mansur and Giovannetti will spin house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir. Miroir – 11PM Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898 Entrance- See venue for details. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Toninho Geraes and Samba Urbano (Lapa) At 8:30 PM, the band Samba Urbano starts the night off at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. Composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 11PM. Geraes has composed for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho and during his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. Additionally, he will reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others. Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$25 Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio. 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 Dayse do Banjo and Samba da Arruda (Centro) Singer Dayse do banjo starts off the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM and the group Samba da Arruda will follow at 10:30PM. Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25- R$40 PUBS & BARS: Clashing Clouds, Hover and Nove Zero Nove – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) Tonight the bands Clashing Clouds, Hover and Nove Zero Nove will play at the Lapa Irish Pub for a special celebration of the Aniversário (Birthday) of Luis Felipe Leão (Peep!). If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go. Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 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 Entrance: R$20 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 –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: Free 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) Monday through Friday, 6PM-8PM. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM — 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.