Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Fosfobox it’s all about unlabeled electronic, experimental blends and music without restrictions.
The sounds of house, electro, bass, underground, grime, afro beats, kuduro, jazz, soul, funk, punk, rap, breakbeat, MPB and more will flow and merge to create a truly unique sonic experience at the popular club in Copacabana.
Gabriel Ferrandini, Alex Zhem and Marcos Campello (Botafogo)
Portuguese drummer Gabriel Ferrandini returns tonight to Rio to play at the Botafogo music store, Audio Rebel. Alex Zhem of Sobre a Máquina and Marcos Campello of Chinese Cookie Poets will join him for the show.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Rua Visconde de Silva, 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Shut Up n Dance Beach Party (Ipanema)
This afternoon, it’s time to shut up and dance on the sands of Ipanema beach as DJs Mustafa Do Brasil (of Staff Productions), Leo Machado, Eddie Valdez and Tee Cardaci (of Botafogo Social Club) throw down some of the best of house you will hear anywhere in Rio.
Praia de Ipanema – Posto 9 – 2PM-7PM
Avenida Vieira Souto 12140, Ipanema
Na Moral E No Amor (Copacabana)
Tonight spinning at Copacabana’s popular club Fosfobox will be Nomumbah, Manara, Raphael Brick, KBG & Roger, Marcelo Mistake, Lutz and others.
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Filled with good music and beautiful people, the Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events have helped to start weekends early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, spin pop and rock anthems to keep the crowd moving all night long.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight on the second floor of Lapa’s Leviano bar, groups Mala e Cuia and Trio Pé de Serra will play some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio. Meanwhile on the first floor, the band Mano a Mano will heat things up with salsa and merengue.
Leviano – 8PM – 5AM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
It’s all about roda de samba at Carioca da Gema tonight. Inácio Rios will get things started at 8:30 PM and Tempero Carioca will begin at 10:30 PM with veterans of samba taking those in attendance on a musical tour of the history of the city’s signature sound.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Gilmar Ferreira and Trombone Gafieira (Centro)
Gilmar, known as Trombone Gafieira will bring his relaxed eclectic repertoire to Centro’s Rio Scenarium tonight beginning at 10:30 PM.
Rio Scenarium – 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
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Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s Folk n’ Beer, Classic Rock acoustic with Open Mic night at the Lapa Irish Pub. Bruno Odon, Ronni Oliveira and Zan will deliver the very best of Classic Rock and you make sure to take your instruments for your chance to join fellow musicians in the pub’s cozy environment. There’s nothing like a jam session on Open Mic night in Lapa.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
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
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
If you are looking for great Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, head to Blue Agave in Copacabana or their original location in Ipanema. American and European sports are also broadcast on their many screens.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The 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
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