Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s birthday time at Fosfobox, the leading underground club in Rio. Known for its classic and always packed parties ranging from Electronic to Rock and Mashup nights, the club will celebrate its 8-year anniversary in style. Fosfobox will host a three-night-weekend bash featuring all the residents and guests from each specific genre. Tonight will feature electronic DJ’s from the parties Brazilian Wax, Bootleg, Black Sheep, Brotherhood and Fosfobase.
Zeca Baleiro (Lapa)
Hailing from the state of Maranhão, Zeca Baleiro is a Brazilian MPB artist. One of his most famous songs “Salão de Beleza”, was featured on Putumayo World Music’s Reggae Around the World compilation. Aside from being a solo artist, he has also worked with guitarist Pedro Joia.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Contact Venue
Scott Feiner and Pandeiro Jazz (Leblon)
New Yorker Scott Feiner has been in Rio since 2001 and his innovative mixture of the Brazilian pandeiro with jazz has received international acclaim. This performance will feature two of Rio’s finest musicians: Rafael Vernet (piano) and André Vasconcellos (bass). Visit Restaurante Vizta in Leblon to enjoy this musicalisious night out!
Hotel Marina Palace, Restairant Vizta – 10PM
Av Delfim Moreira, 630, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2172-1089
Check out DJs Gala e Yuri Almeida while they command the killer Studio RJ with your favortie Brazilian and international hits, featuring New Order, Cee Lo Green. Marcelo D2, Chico Science, Florence + The Machine, Los Hermanos and more.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without
Fosfobox 8 Anos(Copacabana)
Its birthday time at Fosfobox, the leading underground club in Rio. Known for its classic and always packed parties ranging from Electronic to Rock and Mashup nights, the club will celebrate its 8 year anniversary in style. Fosfobox will host a three night weekend bash featuring all the residents and guests from each specific genre. Tonight will feature electronic DJ’s from the parties Brazilian Wax, Bootleg, Black Sheep, Brotherhood and Fosfobase.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: Contact Venue
Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men
Santa Catarina singer Lilian has received the title of Best Performer of Popular Music as well as opened the for singer Gal Costa. She has appeared in major concert halls throughout Brasil and theaters of the Santa Catarina, singing her special style of bossa nova.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9:30 PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
PUBS & BARS:
Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM
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 – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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