Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight The Rio Times proudly present its 6-Year Anniversary Party. The event will take place at an Ipanema penthouse location, provided by generous party partner and co-host Rio Exclusive.
During the event, live music will be provided by The Rio Times’s long-time friend, Rio-based DJ and music producer Mary Byker.
If you were not already added to the pre-payment Official List, entrance is R$30 (cash only) as capacity allows.
Dress code for the night is black and white colors.
Skrillex, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis (Centro)
Tonight Skrillex, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, three of the best EDM acts from the 2015 São Paulo Lollapalooza lineup, will perform live at Estação Leopoldina in Centro.
Estação Leopoldina – 9:30PM.
Rua Francisco Bicalho s/n, Centro – Tel: (21) 2535-9848
Entrance: R$120 – R$450
Three Days Grace (Lapa)
Before they perform as part of the São Paulo Lollapalooza music festival lineup on Sunday, March 29th, Canadian rock band Three Days Grace will play live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. The band is currently on tour in support of their fifth studio album entitled, Human.
Circo Voador – 8PM.
Rua dos Arcos s/n, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$120 – R$450
The Rio Times 6-Year Anniversary Party (Ipanema)
Tonight The Rio Times will celebrate its sixth anniversary with a party held at a penthouse provided by co-host Rio Exclusive. During the event, DJ Mary Byker https://soundcloud.com/mary-byker will spin. Rashmy’s Kitchen will provide hors d’oeuvres and Leblon Cachaça will provide cachaça drinks. Dress code for the night is black and white.
Penthouse location, provided by partner and co-host Rio Exclusive – 7PM – 12AM
Rua Visconde de Piraja 128, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 (cash only) if not on the official list.
Wine Not? (Botafogo)
Comuna in Botafogo will host the Wine Not gathering. Tonight marks the first night of happy hour events that will take place through April 2nd. Held in a small gallery, there will be white and red wines for R$14 for the first glass and R$11 for each following glass. The Comuna kitchen will also offer special recipes during the event including sandwhiches, snacks, vegan specialties, and desserts.
Comuna – 7:30PM
Rua Sorocaba 585, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3029-0789
Entrance: Free Entry, R$14 for the first glass and R$11 for each following glass. Food prices vary.
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. 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 spin the best of post punk, electroclash, and new wave on the second floor as part of the Get a Glam party.
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 Sapão .
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Toninho Geraes and JP Silva (Lapa)
Tonight at 8:30PM, JP Silva will start things off at Carioca da Gema with the best of samba. 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 –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Aninha Portal and Gabreil Versiani (Centro)
Tonight at Rio Scenarium, singer-songwriter Gabreil Versiani will start off the night by performing the best of samba jazz, bossa nova and classic samba. Then at 10:30PM singer Aninha Portal will perform her reinterpretations of works by Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Ribeiro, Noel Rosa, and Chico Buarque, among others.
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 Lucy Araúgo. 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:
Vinco and A pé @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight bands Vinco and A pé will perform at Lapa Irish Pub. 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
Sonja @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Sonja https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakp6sDzocU will perform live tonight at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally there will be a Burlesque performance with Delirious Fenix and DJs spinning rock’n’ roll. Promotions during the night will include two for one Hi-fi and Cuba Libre.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Quintas de Blues @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the weekly Quintas de Blues event with tonight’s special guest Big Phat Mama performing live.
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. Every night, 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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