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Lobão e Zé da Gaita (Lapa)
Circo Voador welcome back Lobão e Zé da Gaita as the first show in a series of memorable tribute shows, paying homage to electric rock shows that have passed through the legendary venue, in honor of the international day of rock.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Meu Black é Assim (Lapa)
The soul of black music will fill the rafters of Fundicao Progresson, from the best in hip hop to samba, with guest San Sebastian Michel Viaduct, Corello, Flavia Xexeu, Paula Mitchell, Eletrobase, Lara Alves and Melanin Carioca.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Erasmus (Centro)
What do you get when you mix a handfull of exchange students, tourists and locals dressed up in vampire and zombie outfits dancing to rock, Brazilian beats, samba, forro and more? You get the funky diverse party Erasmus at the 3 leveled Espaco Acustica.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$20 with costumes or guest list, R$30 without

Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Bootie Rio is back at Fosfobox, Rio’s number one party for mashups and pop hits. Special guest DJ Jak and residents throw down at this always popular party. This party will feature classic rock mashups mixed with your favorite current hits.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 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: Check with venue

Festa EU! (Botafogo)
Taking the end of the world into consideration, this will be the last Festa EU! in the world – or at least that’s how the party planners want you to see it. Come party like its your last chance…
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel (21) 2226-9691 / 2266-1014 / 9455-2712
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

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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

Noite do Rock Brasil (Lapa)
Celebrate a the national day of rock ‘n roll at Rio Rock & Blues, as they pay tribute to the best Brazilian rock stars from past to present.
Rio Rock & Blues – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 20 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3684-1091
Entrance: R$35

Sambaízes (Lapa) 
Samba group lead by song writer André Saisse promises a lovely night of Brazilian music in Lapa.
Mangue Seco – 9PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Centro Antigo– Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Entrance: R$15


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

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus 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

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

Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

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