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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brotherhood is back at Fosfobox, celebrating the birthday of two of Rio’s favorite DJs, Nana Torres and Ricardo Estrella. This special edition commemorates a decade of friendship, two birthdays, and seven years of guest DJ Martin Eyer’s record label Kling Klong. Expect only the best in tech house, acid and more.


Baile do Almeidinha (Lapa)
Almeidinha performs at the Circo Voador with a repertoire of forro, samba, choro, xotes and other Brazilian rhythms for those who like to dance. In honor of Circo Voador’s 30th anniversary, the show is meant to explode. Almeida, Almeida’s brother, will be DJing in between sets, keeping the ball rolling with forró, merengue, kuduro, zouk, salsa, samba, bolero, samba-rock, etc.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Orquestra Tabajara (Lapa)
Nicolas Krassik & Cordestinos and Bondesom come together to bring you a unique night of sound. The northeastern rhythms needed to be “reorquestrada” according to the French violinist Nicolas Krassik, playing the strings of the violin, fiddle and bass along with his group of talented instrumentalists.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Brotherhood (Copacabana)
Nana Torres and Ricardo Estrella bring to Fosfobox another edition of Brotherhood. This party was born in order to celebrate the birthday of the two friends, bringing together friends and family for the past few years. Celebrating this special date with this dynamic duo is German DJ/ producer Martin Eyerer, who will also be celebrating seven years of his label Kling Klong. Other guests include Claudio Brio (SP), Gromma & Malcon Costa (CWB) and Glen (SP). Upstairs the Fosfobar will be run by Ravi Fornari, Nicola Ragattieri, Pedro Isidoro and Betho. The music tonight should pretty much knock your socks off. Happy birthday Nana and Ricardo!
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Arruda (Lapa)
The Arruda Cultural Preservation Movement Samba de Raiz was born in 2005, after five childhood friends, residents of Vila Isabel samba circles decided to make a move to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
Entrance: R$15


Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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

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 – 6PM
Rua Jardim Botânico , 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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