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BBR Poster ENGFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Midnight Hour Band and the Rockville band will perform the very best of British rock tonight live at the Paissandu Club in Leblon.

During the event, attendees can expect to hear lively reinterpretations of works by the Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Supertramp, Cream, Queen, Deep Purple, YES, Simple Minds, The Beatles, Peter Frampton, Sting, David Bowie, Elton John, and many more.

The event is also for a good cause, as it will take place in support of the Art & Social Transformation organization.

RSVP to the event is essential. Use the email address below if interested in attending the event.


Best of British Rock (Leblon)
Tonight, bands Midnight Hour Band and RockVille will perform the best of British Rock live at Paissandu Club in Leblon. The event will take place in support of Art & Social Transformation organization.
Paissandu Club – 9PM
Paissandu Club, Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco 330, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2512-8858
Entrance: R$50 per person
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John Butcher & Mark Sanders (Ipanema)
Tonight saxophonist John Butcher & drummer Mark Sanders will present their program entitled, Tarab Cuts, live at Oi Futuro Ipanema as part of the ongoing 2014 edition of the experimental music festival Novas Frequências.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Cut Hands (Centro)
William Bennett will present his Cut Hands project live tonight at La Paz as part of the ongoing 2014 edition of the experimental music festival Novas Frequências. Deejay Marfox Official, Omulu, Maga Bo, Som Peba and Mauro Telefunksoul will also perform tonight.
La Paz – 9PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30-R$50

SOJA (Lapa)
Tonight the American reggae and dub band, SOJA will perform live at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$120-R$240

Ira! (Lapa)
The Brazilian rock band Ira! will perform live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Influenced by The Who, The Clash and Led Zeppelin, the band has released fourteen studio albums.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50- R$100


Tropical Beats and Me Gusta (Gamboa)
Tonight is a very special night at at Espaço Sacadura in Gamboa as the Tropical Beats party will celebrate it tenth anniversary and the Me Gusta party will celebrate its fourth anniversary. DJs Pedro Piu, Flow and Zeo, Danny Daze and Andreas Henneberg will spin during the combined party event.
Espaço Sacadura – 11:55PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 147, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2223-2704
Entrance: R$50-R$80

To-toma (Copacabana)
Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the To-toma party tonight with DJs Schlaepfer, Luiz Lane, and Leo Justi spinning the best of spinning the best of funk, baile funk, Miami bass, hip-hop and electro-post-funk.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

#A Loka (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea presents the # A Loka party. DJs Tatah Toscano and Leo Gattuso will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Rockaway (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host the 34th edition of the Rockaway party tonight. DJs Polly, Ivy and Arlei Hey Hey will spin the best of rock, classic rock, indie rock, punk, synth, metal, and hard rock on the first floor while the GOO! party will take over the second floor. There, DJs Grazzia, Larissa Conforto and Fernando Prado will spin the best of grunge, riot-grrl, post-rock, garage, fuzz and overdrive.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Sexta Hip House Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Sexta Hip House Open Bar party tonight with the bar open until 4AM and DJs Franco Pellegrini and Rodrigo Mattos spinning the best of house, hip-hop and funk. The bar will be open until 4AM and will feature National Vodka, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pineapple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water and sodas. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull until midnight and sparkling wine for women until midnight. Japanese cuisine will also be provided by Temakeria.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

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Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente, Gabriel Teixeira and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off again tonight at Carioca da Gema at 7:30PM. Gabriel Teixeira will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Maria Filó, Samba na Véia and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
At 8PM the group Nó na Madeira returns to start off the night at Rio Scenarium again with their reinterpretations of works by Noca da Portela, Toninho Gerais, Gil Ribeiro, Vicente Viola, and Tibério Gaspar, among others. Then at 11PM, the group Samba na Véia will perform the best sambas and bossa novas from the 60s and 70s as well as the best samba-rock and sambalanço. Finally at 2:30AM, Maria Filó will perform some of the best forro 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

Lapafest (Lapa)
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
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Charles Bronson Band at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the Charles Bronson Band plays live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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 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

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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