Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – British gothic rock band The Mission will play at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia tonight, beginning at 10PM.
Since their start in 1986, the group has released nine studio albums. Founded by members of band The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission is best known for their songs “Wasteland,” “Severina,” and “Stay With Me.”
To start off the night, DJ Wagner will spin at 8PM and the band Ocaso will follow at 9PM.
Baile do Almeidinha with Hamilton de Holanda and Orquestra –Two Year Anniversary (Lapa)
Famous Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda returns with his orchestra to Lapa’s Circo Voador to celebrate the second anniversary of the Baile do Almeidinha event. Started in 2012, Baile do Almeidinha is a reoccurring event at Circo Voador where Holanda invites fellow musicians and friends to perform with him and his orchestra.Tonight they welcome special guests Pedro Luís and Parede and will pay tribute to the music of Zé Menezes. Júlia Vargas and os Barnabés will open to start the night off and Dj Almeida will spin between shows.
Circo Voador– 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
The Mission (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia will host gothic rock band The Mission. DJ Wagner will spin at 8PM and the band Ocaso will follow at 9PM.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Tonight DJs Neu, Lucas Alves, Facchinetti, Bevilaqua and Nicco will bring the best of soul, funk, disco and afrobeat to Copacabana’s Fosfobox for the D’Light party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start 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. 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
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
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 be Red Bull and sparkling wine for women at the Open Bar until midnight. Additionally there will be Japanese food from Temakeria.
La Passion Club – 9PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Funk Club presents FURACÃO 2000 (Lagoa)
Tonight Funk Club presents FURACÃO 2000 at Lagoa’s Praia Club. Guest DJs will take to the decks to spin the best of various beats.
Praia Club – 10:30PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
DJs Rafael Diefentaler and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
Special guest DJ Rafael Diefentaler and DJ Junior Campos will spin the best of house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.
Tempero Carioca and Inácio Rios (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema,as singer Inácio Rios will get things started at 8:30PM. Tempero Carioca will follow at 11PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
Artigo Esgotado and Bossa do Samba (Centro)
The group Bossa do Samba will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM and the group Artigo Esgotado 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:
Balba – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for classic rock as the band Balba will play live at the Lapa Irish Pub. 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
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)
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
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
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 Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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