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Manie Dansante‎ Friday April 25thFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Manie Dansante present their ninth edition, bringing the best of electro-swing, swing, new jazz and new rhythms to Cais da Imperatriz in Saúde.

An extended version of the event, it will feature over eleven hours of dancing in downtown Rio. DJs Juca and Rodrigo Esper will start things off with the sounds of swing jazz and new jazz and the Manie Gang will takeover at midnight, playing some of the best electro-swing, electro-blues and other remixed retro-beats from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

Scottish DJ and producer Frizzo will also be a special guest as will the Rio Hoppers performing the Lindy Hop and juggler Luix Equixx.

The suggested dress code should give those considering attending a good feel for what to expect from the event. It reads as follows; “Vintage, lindy hop, pierrot (the clown), bearded lady, cabaret, burlesque, pin up, years 20-50, sword swallower, drunk gentleman, contortionist, retro-glam and retro-freaks.”

It is definitely a night not to be missed by clubgoers who love all things swing and vintage.


Vanessa da Mata (Lapa)
Brazilian singer-songwriter Vanessa da Mata plays Lapa’s Circo Voador for the first time ever tonight as she premieres her latest album there tonight. The evening launches the tour, “Segue o Som” (“Follow the Sound”) in support of the new album, her fifth studio release.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50-R$100


Wobble celebrates Hy Brazil (Copacabana)
Tonight at Fosfobox, Wobble and Chico Dub present the first celebration of Hy Brazil, a compilation series curated by Chico Dub, that publicizes new electronic and experimental sounds in Brazil. Four volumes have been released with each including fourteen unreleased tracks from fourteen new Brazilian artists.
The lineup for the event tonight includes OMULU, Leo Justi, Rio Shock, Carrot Green, Manara, Epicentro do Bloquinho, Chico Dub, Rodrigo S. and Marginal Men.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Manie Dansante no.9 Electro Swing and New Jazz (Saúde)
Manie Dansante present their ninth edition, bringing the best of electro-swing, swing, new jazz and new rhythms to Cais da Imperatriz in Saúde.
Cais da Imperatriz – 8PM-7AM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 145,Saúde – Tel: (21) 3026-5033/(21) 8157-4852
Entrance: R$30-R$60

JÄGERZ (Lagoa)
Tonight it’s all about crazy masks and Jägermeister at the Praia Club as it hosts the third edition of JÄGERZ. Partygoers will receive a triple JÄGERZ shot (redbull and Jägermeister) when they enter the event and masks will be distributed to all.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1426 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$ 30-R$50.

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Gabriel Versiani, Samba in Véia and Trio Ustrês (Centro)
Tonight singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani again starts things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with jazz samba, bossa nova and samba classics. Samba in Véia will follow at 11PM with the best of 60s and 70s samba and bossa nova, samba-rock, and sambalanço. Finally, the group Trio Ustrês will close out the night with the sounds of forró pé de serra beginning at 2:30AM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000-8PM
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

Luiza Dionízio (Lapa)
Fresh off the release of her first album, singer Luiza Dionízio interprets the hits of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira, and others tonight at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


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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