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bootlegFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Fosfobox club in Copacabana continues to celebrate its 11th anniversary tonight as the Bootleg party returns with very special guest Phonique.

Michael Vater, AKA Phonique , is a German DJ and producer who is well known for his deep house sets. He is also the founder of the Ladies and Gentlemen label.

Additionally spinning during the night will be Bruce Leroys, Leo Janeiro, Bed & Breakfast, Diogo Accioly, Jonas Rocha, and Chester Cave.


Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Tonight is the final night of the Ocupação ARTE SONORA events at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo. Running for two months, the events have included DJs, live music, visual performances and more. Tonight Gustavo Torres and JP-Caron will present ~Ø (non-empty) at 7PM. Maya Dikstein will present an atmospheric experiment at 7:30PM and Mila Bartilotti will persent Digressões I and II at 8PM, followed by “You Should be Dancing” with Felipe Vaz at 9PM. Also from 8PM to 10PM, it will be time for Nuvem Jam.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: FREE


Dead Fish (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian band Dead Fish will launch their newest album, Vitória, live at Circo Voador. Formed by five friends in the early 90s in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Dead Fish grew in popularity and are now considered by many critics to be one of the best Brazilian hardcore bands. Opening the night will be bands magueRbeS and CadibódE. Additionally, DJ Victor Stephan will spin during intervals.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Lê Coelho (Botafogo)
Tonight Lê Coelho will launch his new album at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. The show will also feature cameos by singers Lívia Nestrovski and Luísa Toller.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Gamboa club, The Week, has been back in action and going strong since December and tonight the venue will host the Babylon and Wallpaper parties. During the night, DJs will spin the best of retro sound, underground, 80s, 90s, 00s, contemporary pop, electronic, hip-hop, deep house, indie, and funk. DJs Flavio Lima, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Junior will spin on the Babylon stage while DJ Felipe Mar and guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:59PM
R. Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253 1020
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Bootleg with Phonique (Copacabana)
Tonight the Bootleg party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox with special guest German DJ and producer Phonique. Additionally spinning during the night will be Bruce Leroys, Leo Janeiro, Bed & Breakfast, Diogo Accioly, Jonas Rocha, and Chester Cave.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with the best of indie rock. DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, and Thiago will spin the best of 90s indie and rock on the first floor and the best of pop on the second floor. Additionally during the night there will be drink promotions and free shots will be distributed to those who purchase early entry to the party.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Rodrigo Veira (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa will present very special guest DJ Rodrigo Veira spinning the best of house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Chocoland (Centro)
Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the first edition of the Chocoland party tonight. There will be lots of chocolates and DJs spinning throughout the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Aloka (Gávea)
Tonight the Aloka party returns to the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea with DJ Rody Pako spinning live.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

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Michel Gerard, Jorginho do Império, and Marcos Novatto (Centro)
At 8PM Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, MPB, forró and sambalanço. Singer Jorginho do Império will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Michel Gerard 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 the band Rio Esquema Novo starting things off with the best of samba hits, retro pagoda and MPB. The bloco Picada de Primeira 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 and eletronic between the live music sets.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Presence @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Presence 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

Teto Preto @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Teto Preto party tonight with DJ Arlei Heyhey welcoming guest DJs Luciano Vianna, Theddy-O and Renato Lima to spin oldies, classic rock, punk rock, new wave, indie, synthpop, alternative, grunge and metal throughout the night. Event promotions will include two for one Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Autoramas @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight at Bar do B in Laranjeiras, the band Autoramas will perform live. Now with members Erika Martins, Fred Melvin, and Gabriel Thomaz, the band plays tonight in anticipation of the upcoming release of their album, The Future of Autoramas, and before embarking on a European tour. Additionally tonight DJs Tito Figueiredo and Kleber Tuma De Oliveira will spin before and after the show. Gabriel Thomaz will also take to the decks for a special set or two.
Bar do B – DJs will begin at 9:30PM and the show will follow at 1AM.
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

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 (Ipanema)
With 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: See venue for details.

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