For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while DJs Lis Amaral and miga_zz will present the Mono party on the second floor during the night.
Sambanzo and Lofisofia (Botafogo)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv presents groups Sambanzo and Lofisofia performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Known for mixing lo-fi and samba, Lofisofia is the duo of musicians Daniel Fernandes and Marcos Campello from the Chinese Cookie Poets. Sambanzo is the solo project of saxophonist Thiago França that blends samba, African and Latin music with jazz, improvisations and cumbia.
Audio Rebel – 8PM .
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Chet Faker (Gamboa)
Tonight Australian singer and musician Chet Faker will perform a sold-out show at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa.
Sacadura 154 – Doors will open at 10PM .
Sacadura 154, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: SOLD OUT
The weekly Veneno party returns tonight to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz with DJs Tulio and Beto Artista spinning the best of rock and pop on the first floor. Additionally tonight, DJs Lis Amaral and miga_zz will present the Mono party on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs spinning 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
Ensaios Zona Sul (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa to present the Ensaios Zona Sul party with very special guest MC Nego do Borel.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Tempero Carioca and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 10:30PM 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
Sambarock da Silva and Bruno Maia and Marcos Ariel and Tigres da Lapa (Centro)
Tonight at Rio Scenarium, flutist, pianist and singer-songwriter Marcos Ariel will once again start off the night by performing his compositions as well as his reinterpretations of works by Ernesto Nazareth and Tom Jobim, among others. During his show he will be back by the group Tigres da Lapa. Then at 10:30PM Sambarock da Silva and Bruno Maia will follow with musicians delivering the best of sambarock, sambalanço, and samba pop.
Rio Scenarium-7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Mariana Mello. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Catrancos e Barrancos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for classic rock at Saloon 79 in Botafogo as the band Catrancos e Barranco will perform live.
Saloon 79 – 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Rock Hour @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras presents the Rock Hour party with Edu Strada & Os Caroneiros and Andrea Mafer performing live during the event.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
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, drinks and entertainment. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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