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venenoThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrate the new year at the Veneno party tonight.

Going strong for over ten years, the weekly event, hosted by Casa da Matriz in Botafogo, is well known for starting Rio weekends early with the best of rock and pop.

Tonight will be no exception as the event will celebrate the summer season and the arrival of the new year. DJs Tulio and Beto Artista spinning pop and rock anthems on the first floor.

Additionally, on the second floor the Meninas Veneno (Poison Girls) will return to spin the best unsigned hits.

CLUBS:

MAD (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of tech and deep house as Fosfobox hosts the MAD party tonight. DJs Maurício Lopes, Manara and special guests will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero). DJs will spin 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
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Veneno (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno event returns tonight with DJs Tulio and Beto Artista spinning rock and pop on the first floor and Meninas Veneno (Poison Girls) spinning the best of unsigned hits on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

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MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Toninho Geraes and Breno Alves (Lapa)
Breno Alves 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 –9:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Toque de Arte and Mal de Raiz (Centro)
At 7:30PM, the group Mal de Raiz will get things started at Rio Scenarium with the sounds of samba and their reinterpreations of the works of Toninho Geraes, Noca da Portela, Mauro Diniz, Dorina, Juliana Diniz, Nelson Sargento, and Tia Surica, among others. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba, including the classics
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

PUBS & BARS:

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The Lapa Irish Pub will be closed today for the New Year holiday.
Lapa Irish Pub
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
Entrance: R$20

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 and drinks. Additionally, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe -Holidays hours today are from 10AM – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

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