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allcoolFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz celebrates Fifty Shades of Grey tonight with a special edition of the Allcool Party.

There will be Shots de Grey Goose, caipifruta popsicles and Pinga-Pong. Promotions will also include two for one Hi-Fi and caipivodka until 2AM.

DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Lis Amaral, and Bruno Pinheiro will spin pop punk and indie on the rock stage while DJs Dave Avigdor, Lipe Trancoso, and Nathalia Hinz will spin hip-hop and trap on the pop stage.


Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Ocupação ARTE SONORA events continue at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo. Running for two months, through April 26th, the program features live performances, DJs, artists, lectures and more on Wednesdays and Fridays. Tonight Radio Lixo will present a show.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: FREE


Otto (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer-songwriter and percussionist Otto returns to Circo Voador in Lapa as his final stop on his “Turnê The Moon 1111” tour. Marcia Castro will open the night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Frevotron (Centro)
Tonight Brazilian saxophonist Maestro Spok, multi-instrumentalist and producer Yuri Queiroga, and DJ Dolores will launch the Frevotron project at CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro. Celebrating frevo, the traditional music from Pernambuco, the project will be presented tonight and Saturday and Sunday nights. This will be the first time the three acts have performed live together.
CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro – 7PM
Av. Alm. Barroso 25, Centro– Tel: (21) 2262-8152
Entrance: See venue for details


Black Cave (Arpoador)
Tonight the popular CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Black Cave party with DJs Nicole Nandes, Cacau Porto, David Levy, Fernando Schlaepfer, and Haron Dufau spinning throughout the night. Entry free until 1AM with name on the friend’s list.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Entry free until 1AM with name on the friend’s list and R$30 – R$50 after 1AM.

Hit Me (Copacabana)
Tonight the Hit me party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana with the best pop, hip-hop, rock and house. DJs Polly, Ivy and Ingrid Grundig will spin in the subsolo (basement) and DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Thiago Burgos will spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

FAYAH (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro celebrates the sounds of Jamaica with DJs spinning the best of dub, bass, digital reggae, 8-bit, glitch-hop, reggae, jungle, trap and more during the FAYAH party. Easystuff, Chico Abreu, Maga Bo, Ruxwell, Mouchoque, Baré, Yule, Mel Pimenta and MC Taz Mureb will spin and perform. Additionally, Miguel Bandeira will provide visuals during the night.
La Paz< – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Hype (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Hype party with DJs João Velloso, Larissa Conforto, Ian Gar6, and Jota Effe spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Bruno Barudi (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa presents DJ Bruno Barudi spinning the best of house and electronica. DJ Luciano Roffer will also spin during the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

DBOB- Easter Bunny Stuff(Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica hosts a special edition of the DBOB party with “Easter bunny stuff.” That’s right, the holiday’s not over at Espaço Acústica and there are still lots of chocolates to be hunted and devoured. Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the club and fluffy bunny ears distributed during the night. Budweisers will be two for one until 1AM and there will be a beerbong on stage. DJs Felipe Malfoy, Bernando Saab, Pedro Massucatti, and Renan Sanches will spin pop, funk, hip-hop, hits and pop rock on the first stage while DJs Bruno Mozka, William Bianchini, and Marcelo Haubrich will spin “trashmusic,” pop, dance, funk, bagaça, axé, hits and the best of the 80s and the 90s on the trash stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Allcool (Botafogo)
The Allcool Party returns tonight to Casa da Matriz and will celebrate Fifty Shades of Grey with Shots de Grey Goose, caipifruta popsicles and Pinga-Pong. Promotions will also include two for one Hi-Fi and caipivodka until 2AM. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Lis Amaral, and Bruno Pinheiro will spin pop punk and indie on the rock stage while DJs Dave Avigdor, Lipe Trancoso, and Nathalia Hinz will spin hip-hop and trap on the pop stage.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30-R$40

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Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente and Maria Menezes (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Maria Menezes will perform at 7:30PM. followed at 11PM by singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Remelexo, Sarah and Quarteto Duorá (Centro)
Tonight Quarteto Duorá will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with samba, chorom and the best of Brazilian music. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Remelexo will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonigh with band Rio Esquema Novo starting things off with the best of samba hits, retro pagoda and MPB. The bloco Picada de Primeira follow tonight with the best of MPB, samba, soul, funk, pop and samba reggae. Additionally during the night, power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock on the second floor. DJs Márilo and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop e eletronic between the live music sets.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Eleanor Beatles @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for a Beatles Tribute and the band Eleanor Beatles performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Puro Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host Puro Rock with DJ Vitinho Operacional spinning the best rock’n’ roll from the 60s and the band Rotativos performing live.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Speed Rock @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the 13th edition of the Speed Rock party. Hover Rock and Barizon will perform live. Additionally DJ Larissa Conforto will spin during the night. Promotions will include two for one caipirinha until 10PM and the first 30 to arrive will receive welcome shots of whisky.

Bar do B – 9PM

Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

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
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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