Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time for a special combined edition of the Paradiso and Nugrooes parties at Copacabana’s popular Fosfobox club. For the fifth edition of Paradiso, the event is teaming up with Nugrooves to bring the best of rock, indie, deep house, pop, hip hop, r&b, soul, nu soul, disco, nu disco, jazz, nu jazz and dub to two stages. DJs David Tabalipa, Edinho, Joca Vidal, Tito Figueiredo and special guest Saens Peña of the PHUNK! party will spin. CLUBS: Criolina with Manie Gang (Centro) It’s time to dance to the best of electro swing, swing, electro blues, jazz and more retrobeats as the Manie Gang takes over a stage tonight at Centro’s La Paz. The Maine Gang with DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Bruno Queiroz and Vinicius Tesfon are increasingly well known for their Manie Dansante parties thrown throughout the city. Meanwhile, on a separate stage at La Paz tonight, the Criolina party will present DJs Barata, Paulinho da Vitrola, Marcelinho da Lua and Brasa spinning the best sounds from around the world inculding selections from the genres of cumbia, fuleragen, and balkanização (from Europe), among others. Additionally, Artur Pessoa will provide special visuals for the party. La Paz – 10:35PM Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403 Entrance: R$20-R$40 Paradiso and Nugrooves (Copacabana) DJs David Tabalipa, Edinho, Joca Vidal, Tito Figueiredo and special guest Saens Peña of the PHUNK! party will spin the best of rock, indie, deep house, pop, hip hop, r&b, soul, nu soul, disco, nu disco, jazz, nu jazz and dub on two stages at Copacabana’s popular Fosfobox club. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$15-R$30 Old is Black (Gávea) Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Old is Black event tonight with DJs Farinha, Bruno Vineli, Lulinha, and RV spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap. 00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: R$30-R$60 Cave Sessions- (Copacabana) Tonight Cave Sessions will host special guests, Gorkkiz, Bruce Leroys and Olliver Mach at Copacabana’s increasingly popular club Cave. Cave– 12AM Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024 Entrance: R$30-R$60 Veneno (Botafogo) Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems. Double Dose (two for one) caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 1AM. Casa da Matriz – 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$16-R$28 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Tempero Carioca and Inácio Rios (Lapa) It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Inácio Rios gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 11PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight. Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$25 Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar, the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will deliver some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio. DJ Angolano will spin samba and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró before, between and after the shows. Leviano – 8PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$15-R$25 Alessandra Crispin and Carioca Gafieira (Centro) Singer Alessandra Crispin starts things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the band Carioca Gafieira following at 10:30PM with a presentation of their repetoire that includes everything from rock to samba to bossa nova Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25- R$40 PUBS & BARS: Banda Enio Vieira Winchester – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) It’s time for classic rock with the band Enio Vieira Winchester tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go. Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 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 Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free The Clover (Copacabana) Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment. The Clover – 7PM Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free 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 — 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.