Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Chemical Music Festival has toured Brazil with successful editions in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Rio. It’s almost that time again, featuring over 30 acts consisting of the most current and talented DJs and producers in the game today. Fosfobox kicks things off as the Warm Up party heats up with guest DJ and producer Oliver Klein, hailing from Berlin, Germany. Support will be provided by local DJs Pedro Piu from D-Edge agency, Ricardo Estrella from Tropical Beats and Pedro Isidoro from Roots for Bloom. Upstairs will be led by Festa Hit Me, dropping pop, hip-hop and house. CLUBS: Warm Up Chemical Music Festival com Oliver Klein (Copacabana) Its time again for the Chemical Music Festival, an electronic music event that has taken Brazil by storm since 2005. Prepping for the main event will be German DJ and producer Oliver Klein, along with local favorites Pedro Piu, Ricardo Estrella and Pedro Isidoro. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without Karaokê Indie (Botafogo) Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without X-Tudo (Ipanema) The term X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue features everything Brazil, including current remixes, B-sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and mpb. Galeria Café – 9PM Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250 Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Quarta Democrática (Lapa) Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. With artists such as Marcia Guzzo and Band, Edson Duarte, & DJ Sergio Feijó. Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM Rua do Riachuelo, 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889 Entrance: Women R$10 until 11PM / Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight Buteco dos Brunos (Lapa) Friends Bruno Sales and Bruno Ribas come together again for another night of mpb at the new Lapa hotspot Favellas. Come enjoy this unique venue in Lapa, which replicates the popular Rio favelas. Favellas – 7PM Rua Mem de Sá, 59, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-0580 Entrance: R$20 PUBS & BARS: Mekong (Leblon) The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker. Mekong – 7PM Rua General Urquiza, 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212 Entrance: Free Blue Agave (Ipanema) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 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.