Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Wobble presents very special guest Untold at Copacabana’s Fosfobox. Born Jack Dunning, Untold is a London DJ and music producer known for his dubstep mixes. He has toured worldwide and appeared in festivals including Sonar in Barcelona. His most recent album entitled, Black Light Spiral, was released recently in February. Put out by independent record label, Hemlock Recordings, the album received critical praise from numerous sources and has been well received by fans. Also at Fosfobox tonight, group Epicentro do Bloquinho will perform and DJs Manara, Rodrigo S, Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will spin. CLUBS: Untold (Copacabana) Wobble presents Untold at Copacabana’s Fosfobox. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$25-R$40 Epicentro Do Bloquinho + Pedrinho Garcia (Botafogo) 40 Foda Maneirissimo presents Epicentro Do Bloquinho with drummer Pedrinho Garcia tonight at Comuna in Botafogo. Comuna – 10:30 PM Rua Sorocaba 585, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2225 – 0362 Entrance: R$10 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. Casa da Matriz – 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$16-R$28. OTHER: Di Couto Exhibition Opening (Ipanema) Tonight beginning at 6PM, the Q-Guai gallery in Ipanema holds the opening ceremony for Rio artist Di Couto’s first solo exhibition entitled “Sobre outro olhar” (About Another Look). Q-Guai– 6PM-10PM Henrique Dummont 65A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2529-2263 Entrance: Free Open Air Film Screening- O Lobo Atrás da Porta (Glória) Tonight at Marina da Glória, the Brazilian film “O Lobo Atrás da Porta” will screen as part of the ongoing Vivo Open Air festival. The modern jazz group Quinteto Nuclear will perform following the screening. Vivo Open Air– 7:30 PM Marina da Glória, Av. Infante Dom Henrique,s/n, Glória Entrance: R$20-R$40 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: 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 bands Pavio Curto and Trio Ustrês will play some of best live forró pé de serra you will hear anywhere in Rio. Leviano – 8PM – 5AM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$15-R$25 Toninho Geraes (Lapa) Alexandre Rezende will get things started at Carioca da Gema tonight at 8:30 PM and at 10:30 PM. Toninho Geraes will perform his own compositions as well as the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others. Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$25 Nuno Neto (Centro) On the eve of the his first album release, singer and self-taught guitarist Nuno Neto will perform the second of his back-to-back shows at Centro’s Rio Scenarium tonight beginning at 7:30PM. Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$ 25- R$40 João Camarero Quarteto (Lapa) The João Camarero Quarteto will play at Lapa’s Bar Semente tonight beginning at 7PM. The quartet consists of seven-string guitarist João Camarero, pianist Fernando Leitzke, drummer Marcos Thadeu and Pedro Aune on contrabass. Renata Jambeiro and Nicolas Krassik will also perform later tonight beginning at 10PM. Bar Semente – 7PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 149, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188/(21) 9781-2451 Entrance: R$15-R$30 PUBS & BARS: Blue Agave (Ipanema) It’s Language Exchange night at the Blue Agave in Ipanema. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired up with native Portuguese speakers at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner. It’s a fun, educational event and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with native speakers of both English and Portuguese. Blue Agave – 8PM Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: R$10 Clube La Esquina- Roberta Spindel (Lapa) Tonight Brazilian singer Roberta Spindel will perform at Lapa’s La Esquina Teatro Bar. Influenced by pop, folk, and blues, Spindel began singing at age sixteen and during her career has performed with famous artists including Sandra de Sá, Luis Melodia and Diogo Nogueira. La Esquina Teatro Bar – 9PM Rua Mem de Sá 82, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20 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 Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$20 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 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free — 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.