The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

brotherhoodFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana is celebrating its 11th anniversary this week and tonight, the venue will present a special edition of Brotherhood, a party known for presenting some of the best techno and deep house in Rio.

Tonight very special guest, HNQO will spin. Know for his songs “We do It” and “Point of View,” HNQO is also the owner of his own record label, Playperview, which is considered by many to be one of the best emerging house labels in Brazil.

Additionally during the night, DJs Lennox, Nana Torres, and Ricardo Estrella. Additionally during the night, VJ Felipe Benoliel will provide visuals.


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.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: FREE


Chá da Alice with Alinne Rosa (Lapa)
Tonight the popular Chá da Alice event returns to Lapa’s Circo Voador with special guest Alinne Rosa. Formerly the lead singer of the band Cheiro de Amor, tonight Rose will bring a piece of Salvador carnival to Rio with her live performance. Additionally during the night, DJs Giordanna Forte, Thiago Araújo and Pablo Almeida will spin.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Noise Explotion (Botafogo)
Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host Noise Explotion tonight with bands Travelling Wave, Ostra Brains and The John Candy performing live.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


Catch and Beachbeat (Saúde)
The Gamboa club, The Week, has been back in action and going strong since December. Tonight the venue will host the Catch and Beachbeat parties with special guest, Spanish DJ Anthony May and DJs Alan Passos, and Flow & Zeo spinning throughout the night and Ani Haze will providing visuals.
The Week – 11:59PM
R. Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253 1020
Entrance: R$20-R$50

Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
Tonight the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) will host a free edition of the Eu Amo Baile Funk party. Lead by MC Léo Barata and DJ Grandmaster Raphael, tonight’s edition of the well-known party will also include DJs of Ritmo de Favela, MCs Junior and Leonardo, and passinho dancers.
Museu de Arte do Rio – 6PM
Praça Mauá, 5, Centro – Tel: (21) 3031-2741
Entrance: FREE

Brotherhood (Copacabana)
The Fosfobox club in Copacabana continues to celebrate its 11th anniversary with the Brotherhood party tonight. HNQO, Lennox, DJ Nana Torres, and Ricardo Estrella, will spin and VJ Felipe Benoliel will provide visuals during the night.
Fosfobox – 11:55PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Keep on Rockin (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for a special neon edition of the Keep on Rockin party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. All will be glowing under the black lights as DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Thiago Burgos spin rock, indie-pop, and alternative while DJs Matheus Marins and Fernando Prado spin the best of classics with no indie. Also there will be welcome jello shots and free shots at the stage. Promotions will include two for one caipirinhas and Mojitos until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Girls: Goes to Rio Edition (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Girls party, Goes to Rio Edition. Girls is a popular São Paulo party that celebrates all the wonderful things about girls. Tonight, DJs Rico, Jana Duarte, Maripant, Lia Castelli, Grazi Farinazo, and Matheus G will spin throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Jakko (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa will present very special guest, DJ Jakko. A young Brazilian DJ and producer, Jakko in currently receiving attention around the world. Additionally, DJs Beto Giovannetti and John Failly will spin during the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: FREE for women and R$150 for men.

Festa SexTape (Centro)
Festa SexTape returns to Centro’s Espaço Acústica tonight with a special Heroes edition. Although costumes are not mandatory, the will be a costume contest during the party with the winner receiving free entry to the venue for one year. Continueing with the theme there will be free bodyshots with “Supergirl” and shots with Deadpool. Additionally there will be a megabong of frozen liquor. On the second floor there will be a new darts game with prizes includes beers and other gifts. There will also be a food lounge with Street BurguerZ and Pizzas DJs Grazzia, SaJoão and Ivy will spin the best of pop, EDM, hip-hop, funk and hits on the Pop stage while DJs Polly and Ivy will spin the best of indie rock, metal, and pop-rock on the terrace.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$30-R$40

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Luiza Dionízio, Elisa Addor, and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will perform at 7:30PM, followed at 11PM by singer Elisa Addor. Then at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Chamego Nordestino, Jorginho do Império, and Marcia Guedes (Centro)
Tonight singer and guitarist Marcia Guedes will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of bossa nova and samba and her reinterpretations of works by Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, and Cartola, Noel, among others. Jorginho do Império will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Chamego Nordestino 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. Seu Bando will 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$30


Charles Bronson Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of rock, pop, metal and alternative as the Charles Bronson Band 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

Alien Nation @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Alien Nation party with Wilson Power, Edinho, Kleber Tuma and special guest Ricardo Abrahin spinning throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Edu Strada@Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight at Bar do B in Laranjeiras Edu Strada will perform the best of rock and blues live.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$15

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

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 Saturday (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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