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lapassionFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight La Passion in Glória will begin to celebrate the New Year a little early as they host a Pré-Reveillon (pre-New Year’s Eve) party.

DJ Duda Snattos will spin house and DJ Rodrigo Mattos will spin hip-hop.

There 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 Libra, water and soda. Red Bull with Vodka will also be offered on the bar until 11PM and there will be sparkling wine available from the bar for women until 12AM.


Chá da Alice with Anitta and Valesca (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host Chá da Alice (Alice’s Tea) with Anitta and Valesca. The two well known Brazilian singers will perform live on the Christmas Stage and DJs Giordanna Forte, Thiago Araujo and Mil Faces will spin there also. Additionally the Réveillon Stage will host Babi, Diego Valente and Léo Amato.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$70

Pessoas do Século Passado (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador in Lapa will host the Pessoas do Século Passado (People of the Past Century) party. Bloco Pra Iaiá will perform and DJ Luizinho will spin accompanied by visual projections from VJ Ratón.
Circo Voador– Gates open at 10PM and show is scheduled to begin at 11PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80

Pré-reveillon Party with Groovebox (Ipanema)
It’s time for danicing and hip-hop as Barzin in Ipanema presents the pré-reveillon (pre-New Year’s Eve) party. The band Groovebox will perform live and DJs Vox and Bruno de Vicq will spin.
Barzin – 10:30PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$30-R$80


Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
The Bootie Rio party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of mashups. Special guest DJ, Rodrigo will spin and residents Richard L, Schlaepfer, André Pipipi along with Folkatrua VJs and Moreira will keep the party going on night long.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$50

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a rock n’ roll Christmas edition.The house will be decorated in celebration of the season and welcome shots will be distributed to some of the first to line up at the entrance. DJs Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, Buba, and Renato Jukebox will spin rock and indie on the first floor while DJs spin pop and hip-hop on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Pré-Reveillon (Glória)
DJs Duda Snattos and Rodrigo Mattos will help to celebrate New Year’s Eve early by spinning house and hip-hop during the Pré-Reveillon (pre-New Year’s Eve) party at La Passion in Glória tonight. There will also be an open bar until 4AM.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

D-ground (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea will host the D-ground party. DJ JR Mahr will spin outside on the deck, while DJs Juliano Serpa, Carol Hollanda, Ayrex, Rod B and Breaking Legs will spin inside.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Bye Bye 2014 (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will host the Bye Bye 2014 party with DJs Tubarão and Tucho. Additionally there will be welcome shots of Chuva cachaça until 12AM.
Praia Club – 10:30PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Pic Schmitz and John Failly (Lagoa)
DJs Pic Schmitz and John Failly will spin the best of house, EDM, deep house and tech house tonight at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio, Nina Rosa, and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off again tonight at Carioca da Gema at 7:30PM and Nina Rosa 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$40

Samba na Véia, Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa(Centro)
At 8PM, Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa will start off the night. Novatto is known for blending the classics with the modern and for covering works by Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, and Jorge Benjor, among others. The group Samba na Véia will follow at 11PM with samba-rock, sambalanço, and the best of sambas from the 60s and 70s.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Gabby Moura starting things off 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
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Made in Rock at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock, punk and grunge as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub 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
Entrance: R$10

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-3AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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

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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