Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Farofa Carioca is a great bet for a lovely evening full of samba and rhythm. LIVE: Farofa Carioca (Lapa) The group is releasing its first live DVD. The mix of sounds has enchanted fans for years, and hits from “Moro no Brasil” (1998) and “Tubo de Ensaio” (2008) will be played tonight. The band will also be welcoming Elza Soares and Gabriel Moura. Circo Voador – 8PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$25 with concession, R$50 without Alcione (Lapa) The singer is releasing her new project “Duas Faces”. After a long 2012 tour around the whole of Brazil she returns to her favorite venue to sing her old and new hits. Teatro Rival Petrobrás – 11:30PM R Álvaro Alvim, s/n Subsolo – Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469 Entrance: R$40 with concession, R$80 without Grito da Sebastiana (Lapa) Twelve blocos de carnaval will be getting together to heat up Lapa before Carnival. Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: R$25 with concession, R$70 without CLUBS: Hi-Fi (Humaitá) Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares bring their funky house style to Doiz for their weekly venture Hi-Fi at the charming venue Doiz in Humaitá. Arrive early to enjoy drink specials and happy hour deals! Doiz – 8PM R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620 Entrance: R$10 Hit Me! (Copacabana) This party started a few years ago and has since made the dancefloor boile with good music from all around the world. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 A – Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2179-6620 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without D-Date (Gávea) D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests Ricardo Estrella, Marcio Neves and Carrot Green. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for D-Date attendees. 00 – 7PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without Veneno (Botafogo) For 7 years Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. The first track is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops pop and rock for all ages. Casa da Matriz – 10PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Sil Hendges (Lapa) Piano and voice, some special guests and a repertoire of songs that inhabit the hearts and minds. Beatles, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Elis Regina, Janis Joplin, Tom Jobim, singer brings in luggage and liked what he heard. With much respect, passion and reverence for these great composers and interpreters. Lapa Café – 8PM Av. Gomes Freire, 457 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812 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 Vinícius Bar (Ipanema) Looking for a low key romantic place for your Thursday night? Many of artists have performed at this very well known joint in Ipanema. Vinícius Bar – 8PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 39 – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 2523-4757 Entrance: Free 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 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 Thursday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM 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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: R$10 — 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.