Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Festa POParty is back with at the Galeria Cafe in Ipanema. Tonights edition will pay tribute to the Columbian queen of pop and hip shaking, Shakira. Festa POParty happens every Thursday and is maintained by DJ Vino, from the Bear Nation Crew. The music at these parties range from all the favorites pop hits both here in Latin America and worldwide. Shakira is a Columbian singer who gained popularity in the early 90’s and has held onto it until today. With hits such as Estoy Aqui, Ojos Asi, Dónde Estás Corazón? and more, the singer has definitely made her mark. Tonight, resident DJ Vino will pay homage, mixing in all her hits along with a variety of other pop goodness. CLUBS: Festa POParty (Ipanema) Festa POParty returns to Galeria Cafe in Ipanema with a special tribute edition to Shakira, the Columbian singer who conquered Latin America in teh early 90’s and has maintained her reign till today. Galeria Café – 11PM Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250 Entrance: R$24 with guest list, R$40 without Londra (Arpoador) This is the lobby lounge of the luxury Hotel Fasano. It´s located on the beach avenue in Ipanema. DJ and live jazz. Perfect if you want to have a bit of the good life. Londra at Hotel Fasano – 9PM Rua do Mercado, 25 – Praça XV – Centro – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$30 for Women, R$80 for Men MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Baile de Máscaras (Lapa) Rio Scenarium is one of Rio’s most well known venues for Brazilian music. An incredible decor with live music and dancing. Tonight will feature the Baile de Máscaras, so come dressed to impressed with your best Carnaval masks. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 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: Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$25 after 8PM 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 just drinks to kick off Saturday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free — 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.