Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – MiniLuv is on the cusp of celebrating their four year anniversary. To heat things up properly, residents DJ Pachu and Nicole Nandes are coming together again on Wednesday for their weekly installment at Doiz in Humaitá. As always the best of hip hop culture is represented at MiniLuv, bringing some of the best and brightest DJs and talent to the decks. After many years dedicated to street culture, creativity, music and style, the vibe of this thriving festa is only too good. While the four year anniversary will no doubt be one to remember, the warm up on Wednesday will the perfect way to begin the celebration. Nicole Nandes will open up the Doiz dancefloor, followed by Pachu and guest DJ Blunt from the Apavoramento Sound system. Music like this shouldn’t be missed, especially when its held at a unique and charming venue such as Doiz. CLUBS: MiniLuv (Humaitá) DJ Pachu and Nicole Nandes are back for MiniLuv, a special warm-up session for their four year anniversary. Tonight will feature the two residents doing their thing along with guest DJ Blunt from Apavoramento Sound System. Doiz – 8PM R. Capitão Salomão, 55, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 2179-6620 Entrance: R$10 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 Gafieira Carioca (Lapa) Gafieira Carioca plays tonight at one of Rio’s favorite Brazilian music venues, Rio Scenarium. They will perform a repertoire that ranges from samba rock to bossa nova. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 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. This week, Mekong welcomes friend and DJ Mike Frugaletti from Botafogo Social Club. 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.