Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – 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 and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while the Holiday party takes over the second floor.
Tonight Largo das Artes will host “SYNC,” the closing event of the special Carnival edition of their International Artist Residency Program. During the night, artists Alina Teodorescu (ROM / UK), Luka Moncaleano (ITA) and Marta Ferracin (ITA / AUS) will present pieces they created during their time in the city. The works will include paintings, photography, videos, performances and installations.
Largo das Artes – 7PM – 11PM
Rua Luís de Camões 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-2985
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
Dia D. (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana will celebrate the birthdays of DJs Pedro Henrique Berto and Dorly with the Dia D party. Entrance will only be R$20 for those on the guest list and R$30 for those who aren’t. There will also be cake during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
DJs Tulio and Beto Artista return to Casa da Matriz to spin the best of rock and pop during the weekly Veneno party. Additionally tonight the Holiday party will take place on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Toninho Geraes and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will kick off the live music tonight at Carioca da Gema at 8:30PM.Then, composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30PM. 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
Artigo Esgotado and Taruira (Centro)
At 7:30PM tonight the instrumental sextet Taruira returns to Centro’s Rio Scenarium with the best of choro, samba, and Bossanova. 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
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
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
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
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight at Saloon 79 in Botafogo the band Setembro will launch their new album entitled, Quando Acena a Primavera. The band Trinka will open for the night.
Saloon 79 – Doors open at 7PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 9:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Charles Zanol & Os Associados (Laranjeiras)
Tonight it’s time for the best of the blues as Charles Zanol & Os Associados perform live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
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
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
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