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BrotherhoodFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for tech and deep house tonight as Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents Brotherhood, one of the most popular parties in city.

Special guest, Soundman Pako, sometimes referred to as the pioneer of the underground scene of Curitiba, will take to the decks during the night.

Additionally, two new resident DJs; Gabi Lima and Pedro Mezzonato, will be introduced tonight. They will join DJs Nana Torres and Ricardo Estrella to throw down in celebration of four years of the party.

Al Dente will spin at the venue’s Fosfobar and VJ Ortega will provide visuals during the night.


Nu Guetto with Marcinho and Bob Ruim (Lagoa)
Tonight the Praia Club in Lagoa hosts the second edition of the NU ghetto party. Created by DJs Caio Bucker and Daniel Faria, the parties highlight the best of black music and funk and feature live performances by MCs and rappers. This week MCs Marcinho and Bob Rum will perform live. Additionally, DJs Caio Bucker, Christian K, Raphael de Luca and Dainel Faria will spin. Tonight is also a special celebration of Dainel Faria’s birthday. Welcome shots of Santa Dose will be give to the first 100 women to arrive.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$80


Brotherhood (Copacabana)
It’s time for tech and deep house tonight as Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the Brotherhood party. DJ Soundman Pako, Gabi Lima, Pedro Mezzonato, Nana Torres Ricardo Estrella and Al Dente, will throw down the best of tech and deep house to celebrate four years of the popular party.
Fosfobox – 11:50PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$60

B.L.E.S.S. (Centro)
The popular B.L.E.S.S. party returns tonight to Centro’s La Paz. Guests Digital Dubs, Jeru Banto, MC Lápide and Rasloty, and Bangarang, will fill the three floors of the venue with the sounds of reggae and Jamaican music.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 -R$30

Fluxo (Gávea)
Tonight the Fluxo party celebrates its first anniversary at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero). DJs Bruce Leroys, Wally Stryk, Skullb, and João Pinaud will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Noite do FØDA (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the Noite do FØDA party. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor and Felipe Malfoy will spin pop, house, pop punk and indie, while DJs Fernando Henri, Jeff and Julie from the popular NIGGΔ HIGH AS SH!T parties will take over the decks on the venue’s terrace, delivering the best of funk, hip-hop and trap.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$15-R$35

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 until midnight 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

Patrick Hagenaar and John Failly (Lagoa)
Tonight DJs Patrick Hagenaar and John Failly will spin the best of EDM and house at Lagoa’s posh venue Miroir.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio, Alice Passos, and Márcia Guedes (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema vocalist and guitarist Márcia Guedes will start things off at 7:30PM and Tomaz Miranda will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema –7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Trio Ustrês, Alex Ribeiro, and Marcos Novatto & Pimenta de Garrafa (Centro)
Marcos Novatto & Pimenta de Garrafa will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque and Jorge Benjor, among others. Then at 11PM, it will be time for singer-songwriter Alex Ribeiro and his set that will include his reinterpretations of works by his father, Roberto Ribeiro and well as other classic samba compositions. Then for the Forró na Madrugada segment of the night, the group Trio Ustrês will perform the best of the genres of baiões, frevos, cocos, forrós, xotes, xaxados and maracatus, from 2:30AM until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

Baile do Black with Sandro Black and Guests (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa the Leviano bar will host Baile do Black with singer/DJ/presenter Sandro Black and guests. Carol Sant’anna will start the night off with the sounds of samba and Black will follow with a performance featuring his reinterpretations of the works of Tim Maia, Seu Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others. Additionally on the second floor tonight, the trio, Johnnys will perform the best of pop and rock.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Orquestra Criôla and Léo Tomassini (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Bar Semente singer-songwriter Léo Tomassini will get things started at 7PM by performing works from his album Arpoador. Then beginning at 10PM, the Orquestra Criôla will perform the best of MPB.
Bar Semente – 7PM and 10PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 149, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188/(21) 9781-2451
Entrance: R$20-R$40


O Jardim Magico – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for classic rock with the band O Jardim Magico playing live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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 – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
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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