Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of rap and hip hop as the ever-popular DOOM party returns to take over Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight.
Ashton Gwyn’s Official Launch of Radiogram (Tijuca)
Tonight at 6PM, Scheherazade in Shopping Vitrine Da Tijuca hosts the official Brazilian launch of guitarist Ashton Gwyn’s latest album entitled, Radiogram. Entry to the event is free.
Ashton Gwyn Brazilian Tour – 6PM
Rua Conde de Bonfim 346 Loja 209, Tijuca– Tel: (21) 2569-1250
Ashton Gwyn After Launch Party at Botto Bar (Praça da Bandeira)
Following the official launch event of Ashton Gwyn’s “Radiogram,” Botto Bar in Praça da Bandeira will host an after party.
Aston Gwyn Brazilian Tour– 10PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi 205, Praça da Bandeir– Tel: (21) 3496-7407
Tonight, the Brazilian band Moinho returns to Circo Voador in Lapa to present their newest album, Aeolus. The band recorded their previous ablum entitled, Moinho Ao Vivo live at the venue in 2009. With members, Emanuelle Araújo on vocals, Toni Costa on guitar and Lan Lan on drums, Moinho is know for blending rock, funk, choro, and samba.
Circo Voador– 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Cave Sessions-Alex Stein, Mauricio Lopes, and Dakar Carvalho (Copacabana)
Tonight Cave Sessions returns to Copacabana’s increasingly popular club Cave, with special guests Alex Stein, Mauricio Lopes, and Dakar Carvalho.
Cave – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Anima Mundi 2014(Lapa)
The 22nd edition of the competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi continues today with screenings and events at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso and Ipanema’s Oi Futuro. For the complete list of films, screening times and locations, see the Anima Mundi website here.
Fundição Progresso – Screening times vary.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$5-R$10 per screening. Prices for masterclasses and other programs vary.
The DOOM party returns tonight with DJs Akin, Bruno X, Pachu, and Fábio Heinz spinning the best of rap and hip at the popular Copacabana club Fosfobox.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
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
Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again 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
We Love Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will again host the seven-hour open bar party known as We Love Open Bar tonight starting at 10PM. DJs Ronaldo and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk and the open bar will feature Antarctica beer, vodka, Hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas until 4AM. Additionally, there will be Red Bull and sparkling wine for the ladies until midnight.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Mednas and John Faily(Lagoa)
Mednas and John Faily will spin house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.
Toninho Geraes and Samba Urbano (Lapa)
At 8:30PM, the band Samba Urbano will start the night off at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. Then, composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 11PM. 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
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 present some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio with Marcelo Mimoso and the Trio Pé de Serra performing tonight. Additionally, 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
Camarão de Rama and Carioca Gafieira (Centro)
Camarão de Rama starts off the night again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM. Gafiera Carioca will follow 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:
Presence – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for classic rock tonight with the band Presence playing live 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
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
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
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
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
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