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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mauricio Lopes, one of the most respected DJs of Rio de Janeiro returns with his new edition of the hit party Mau at Fosfobox. This time around promises to bring to light some of the new and upcoming talent as well as proper guests from around Brazil. Take a breath and get ready to move.


Plebe Rude (Lapa)
Still celebrating 30 years of Circo Voador, the iconic venue presents Plebe Rude, a band who sold over 300,000 copies of their album Manifesto O Concreto Já Rachou, which was considered one of the best debut albums of a Brazilian band.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Fundição Brasil Jamaica (Lapa)
Fundicao Progresso plays host to a great night of reggae and dub with Fundição Brasil Jamaica, featuring bands Groundation, Abyssinians and Mato Seco.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Mau (Copacabana)
Local legend Mauricio Lopes is back with Mau, a monthly party featuring the man himself and guests specially selected by Lopes. This first edition kicks off with Ivan LP. He has stood out increasingly as a producer with his project Radio Guidance. He has seen support from Luke Solomon, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Tiefschwarz among others. Rafael Moura joins the team as well as Mauricio launches his 2012 editions of Mau at Fosfobox.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without

Over.Dose! (Centro)
Over. Dose! offers the chance to discover a world where the mind does not differentiate reality from imagination. Where both occupy the same space and time, free yourself from the border of reality and experience the magical atmosphere within each detail, while dancing to pop and house.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$20 with costumes or guest list, R$35 without

Gluk (Botafogo)
Cau Lopez is back with this month’s edition of Gluk, featuring an array of music ranging from balearic, house, disco, edit’s, synthpop and everything else under the sun. Special guest is none other than bad boy Beto Pedroza.
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585, Botafogo- Tel:(21)3253-8797
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$25 without

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Forró com Lua Cheia (Lapa)
There isn’t much else needed to be said than a golden night of Forró at Rio Scenarium. Witness one of the most entertaining Brazilian musical and dance styles while surrounded by the charm that is Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 2AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Festa Barulhinho Bom (Lapa)
Seu Bando rocks out the best rock, mpb and samba all night long at Mofo’s in Lapa. The inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs venue should have you busy for most of the night.
Mofo Lapa – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$25 without


Guacamole (Ipanema)
Rio de Janeiro welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials. Enjoy truly excellent mexican cuisine at its finest at one of the best mexican restaurants in Rio.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico , 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

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

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican food, margaritas, Mexican food. What more do you need? How about live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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