Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight French violinist Nicolas Krassik will launch his new album entitled, Nordeste de Paris live at Circo Voador.
The band Cordestinos will accompany Krassik during what promises to be a lively performance.
Additionally tonight, the popular carnaval bloco, Bloco Do Sargento Pimenta will perform their first show of the season. The bloco is well known for blending samba with the best of works of the Beatles.
Festa La Paz (Centro)
La Paz in Centro hosts a special night of the 2014 Novas Frequências festival. Vladislav Delay better known as Ripatti, Sensate Focus, AKA Mark Fell, Bruno Real, Iridescent, 40% Foda, Maneiríssimo Domina and Serge Erège will perform.
La Paz – 9PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro- Tel: (21) 2509-2403
La Cumbia (Centro)
Tonight Piti, Juca, Rodrigo Cavalvanti and Radio Rua will bring the very best of cumbia to Arco do Teles in Centro. The La Cumbia event is free entry for all.
Arco do Teles – 11PM
Arco do Teles, Praça XV
Teatro Mágico (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host the Teatro Mâgico (Magic Theater).
Fundição Progresso – Doors open 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos, and Bloco do Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Tonight French violinist Nicolas Krassik will launch his new album, Nordeste de Paris live with the band Cordestinos at Circo Voador. Additionally during the night, popular carnival bloco, Bloco do Sargento Pimenta will also perform their samba verisons of the best of the Beatles.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Tonight the very popular DOOM party will celebrate its first birthday at Fosfobox in Copacabana. During the event, DJs Bento, Machintal, Bevilaqua, Donnie Jay, Goribeatz, and Bertoletti will spin the best of rap and hip-hop.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Rock Pirata with Barriga de Cadela (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata, locatd in Praça da Bandeira, will present the Rock Pirata party tonight with the band Barriga de Cadela performing live.
Porto Pirata – 11:30PM
Rua Lopes de Souza, 24, Praça da Bandeira– (21) 2520-2754
Drop the Bass (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea presents the Drop the Bass party with DJs Flavia Xexeo, Eletrobase, D-Groov and Bernardo Sacramento spinning the best of deep house and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Keep on Rockin’ (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host the summer edition of the Keep on Rockin’ party tonight. DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Thiago Burgos and Igor Boechat will spin the best of indie rock, alternative and indie pop on the first floor with VJ C. Lobo providing visual projections. On the second floor, DJs Bgolls Incrível and Lia Novello will spin the best of indie. First one hundred people to arrive will receive free welcome jello shots. Additionally, caipirinhas and mojitos will be two for one until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Festa Do Branco (Glória)
Tonight La Passion in Glória will host the Festa do Branco (White Party) to commemorate four years of La Passion. DJsMarcelo Cic, Marcio Rocha, and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house and hip-hop. The will also be an open bar until 4AM with Vodka Nacional Premium, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water, and soda.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Dr. Morphy (Lagoa)
Dr. Morphy returns to Lagoa’s Praia Club tonight. Additionally, Deaster, Ayman, De Luca, and Tomás Tróia will spin EDM, Trap, funk, indie and rock during the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Moyseis Marques, Leo Russo and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off again tonight at Carioca da Gema at 7:30PM and Leo Russo will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Moyseis Marques will perform his compositions. Marques has released three albums as well as written for and worked with artists including Moacyr Luz, Zé Renato, Bena Lobo, João Martins, Edu Krieger and Fernando Temporão, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Trio Pé de Serra, Toque de Arte and Simone Lial (Centro)
At 8PM singer Simone Lial will return to start off the night at Rio Scenarium again with her blend of samba, MPB and jazz. Then at 11PM, the group Toque de Arte will perform the best of samba, including the classics. Finally at 2:30AM, Trio Pé de Serra, will perform some of the best forró you can hear anywhere in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa will present the Lapafest party. Singer Gabby Moura will start off the night with samba and pagode. Singer Mar César will follow with the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba-reggae. On the second floor, trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international rock and pop. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin between shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Big Phat Mama at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of live blues, as the band Big Phat Mama returns to Lapa Irish Pub to perform tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This 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
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
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
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
To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: