Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barzinho welcomes rock sensation Cabeza de Panda to the stage tonight for a history lesson of rock ‘n roll. The band will play an assortment of national and international hits that represent true creativity and expression dedicated to the early days of rock. Joining them will be singer and performer Anna Ratto. Founded in 2007, Cabeza de Panda have solidified themselves as one of the most diverse and visionary bands of Brazil. Currently touring with Marcelo D2, the band has recorded and played with such artists as Toni Garrido, Thalma de Freitas, Marcos Valle, Azymuth, Dado Villa-Lobos, Arnaldo Brandão, Fernanda Abreu and many others. CLUBS: Arpex Party (Ipanema) Arpex returns for their Thursday night weekly dominance, with DJ Bruno Lima playing top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get there early while the bar serves up 40L of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance. Studio RJ – 11PM Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748 Entrance: R$25 Panda 69 (Lapa) Barzinho welcomes prolific band Cabeza de Panda to the stage with special guest singer Anna Ratto for a trip down memory lane as she sings some classic hits from the late Sixties, representing some true sounds of early rock ‘n roll. Barzinho – 11:30 PM Rua do Lavradio, 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709 Entrance: R$15 till 8PM, R$20 after MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Quinteto Nuclear (Centro) Quinteto Nuclear perform tonight at Santo Scenarium in the heart of Lapa. The group derive their influences from funk, samba, jazz and from some of the great performers such as John Coltrane, Clifford Brown and Hermeto Paschoal. Santo Scenarium – 7:30 PM Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + DJ Chicote (Lapa) Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more! Leviano – 10PM Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20 PUBS & BARS: Saloon 79 (Botafogo) Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, 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$15 Blue Agave (Copacabana) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night. 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. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Tonight is “Made In Rock” night, featuring your favorite rock hits. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: R$20 — 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.