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RUN VDG April 11thFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG is back tonight in Alto Vidigal. If you haven’t been to a party there, you should. Besides the DJs providing some of the best Underground and Tech House around, the views from Alto Vidigal of the city, its beaches, Leblon and Ipanama, the Lagoa and the Guanabara Bay stretching out all the way to Niterói, are not to be missed.

Tonight marks the last Rio gig for San Francisco DJ Mike Frugaletti. He will perform a special set “Bye- bye Brazil” as his last set in Rio before returning home after living for years as an expat in the city. São Paulo native Marcelo K2 and Carioca DJ Bruno Correia will also throw down with London DJ and current Rio resident Jody King starting the night with his opening set at 10:30PM.


Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa)
Famed Brazilian popular musician Jorge Ben Jor will bring his unique sounds that fuse the sounds of samba, funk, rock and bossa nova with clever lyrics to Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: see venue for details


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Run VDG returns to Alto Vidigal with DJs Mike Frugaletti, Marcelo K2, Bruno Correia and Jody King.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 10:30 PM- 6AM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21) 3322-3034
Entrance: Free entry between 10:30 and 11PM, R$20 entry between 11PM and 12PM. From 12AM to 1AM entry is R$30 with list, R$40 without list and after 1AM entry is R$40 with list and R$50 without list.

Motoka – Reggae & Romance (Lapa)
DJs Maurício Valladares, Calbuque and Marcelinho Da Lua bring reggae to Lapa tonight.
Barzinho – 10PM- 4AM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$20

Brazilian Wax (Centro)
The Brazilian Wax party returns tonight for its first event of the year. Taking over the three floors of Centro’s La Paz, DJs Pedro Piu, Nepal, Marcelo Jesse, Rodrigo Correia, Ricardo Estrella, and the duo Click Box (Pedro Turra and Marco AS) will keep the music going all night.
La Paz – 11:45 PM- 7AM
Rua do Rezende 82- Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 in advance, R $30 on list, R$40 without list during the event.

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Alan Rocha, Samba na Veia and others (Centro)
Singer, actor and composer Alan Rocha brings his samba repertoire to Rio Scenarium beginning at 8PM with CHORO A 3 playing at 8:30 PM in the Annex. The duo, Brothers of Brazil will play at 9:30 PM in the Annex with Samba na Veia bringing the best of 60s and 70s sambas and bossa novas to the mainstage starting at 9PM.
Rio Scenarium– Beginning at 8PM.
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken 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 you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

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 – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica 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 beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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