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Brazilian Wax 4 Years August 1stFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Brazilian Wax will again bring the best of bass, as the popular Rio party celebrates its fourth anniversary at the Cave club in Copacabana.

Special guest DJ Victor Muñoz will lead the lineup for the night. A São Paulo native, Muñoz is considered by many to be one of the DJs currently leading the electronic scene. Muñoz has toured internationally for over ten years and has realeased six vinyl albums and numerous digital sets.

Additionally during the fourth anniversary celebration, DJs Renato Bastos, Nepal, and Pedro Piu will spin, while Ian Victor of Brainstorm VJs will provide visual art.

The Brazilian Wax party was created by Pedro Piu and Márcio “Piá” and is considered a pioneer of the “bass-party.”

“Although we are working on a more comprehensive sound for Friday nights, we went to our very essence, so that guest DJs always introduce something different from the regularly scheduled DJs, ” said founder Peter Piu, adding “This is already a key feature that differentiates our party from others.”


Ashton Gwyn Live (Centro)
Australian guitarist Ashton Gwyn plays live at SESC Barra Mansa in Centro tonight.
SESC Barra Mansa– 10PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi 205, Praça da Bandeir– Tel: (24) 3324-2630
Entrance: See venue for details


Anima Mundi 2014(Lapa)
The 22nd edition of the competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi continues today with screenings and events at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso. For the complete list of films and screening times, see the Anima Mundi website here.
Fundição Progresso – Screening times vary.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$5-R$10 per screening. Prices for masterclasses and other programs vary.


Brazilian Wax 4 Years (Copacabana)
Popular Rio party, Brazilan Wax celebrates its fourth anniversary at Cave in Copacanba with special guest DJ Victor Muñoz and DJs Renato Bastos, Nepal, and Pedro Piu. Additionally, Ian Victor of Brainstorm Vjs will provide visual art.
Cave– 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Sin (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Sin event with progressive electro and house provided by special guest DJ, PL Project.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: See venue for details.

Hit Me (Copacabana)
The Hit Me party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox with DJs Polly, Ivy and Ingrid Grundig spining pop, house, hip hop and funk in the venue’s subsolo (basement), while Keep On Rockin’ party DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Thiago Burgos spin the best of indie and alternative rock above at the Fosfobar. Promotions include two caipirinhas for R$18 all night long.
Fosfobox – 11:00PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

DBOB – “I look Cool, but is it the Alcohol?” (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host a special “I look Cool, but is it the Alcohol?” (Pareço Legal, Mas é o Alcool?”) edition of the DBOB party. On the first stage, DJs Felipe Malfoy, Bernardo Saab, and Fernanda Fox will spin pop, hip hop, indie rock, electro and hits, while on the second stage, DJs Bruno Mozka and Klaus will deliver the best of funk and national rock. Shots of Chocolate com Pimenta (Chocolate with Pepper) will be distributed to the first one hundred to arrive and Budweiser will be dose dupla (two for one) all night, for everyone!
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Heavy Beats (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) promises a night of dancing as it hosts the Heavy Beats party. DJs Art in Motion, RV, Cecel and Bernado Campos will spin the best of hip hop and house.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Super Premium Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Super Premium Open Bar event tonight with DJs Daniel Faria, Leo Vargas, and Alex Lopes spinning funk, hip hop and various beats. The open bar will feature National Vodka, Bacardi, beer, Hi-Fi, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, soda, water, and tequila. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull and sparkling wine for women until midnight.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$50-R$90

Hate Party with DJ Bruno Barudi (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Miroir hosts the Hate Party with DJ Bruno Barudi spinning the best of EDM and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio, Gabriel Teixeira and Bruno Britto (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Bruno Britto will start the night off at 7:30 PM at Carioca da Gema with Gabriel Teixeira following at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, well known samba singer Luiza Dionízio will perform works from her first album release, as well as her reinterpretations of works by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, and João Nogueira, among others
Carioca da Gema –7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Scandallo and Samba na Véia (Centro)
Scandallo will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium beginning at 8PM with Samba na Véia following at 11PM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40


BIG PHAT MAMA - Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight, it’s time for the best of the blues with the band BIG PHAT MAMA playing live at Lapa Irish Pub. Located next to the famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub offers a wide selection of quality imported beers. Additionally, its welcoming atmosphere attracts a fun and friendly crowd, making it a great place to go if you are looking for some great live blues tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 10PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, 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, 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

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

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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