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fridayFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bootie Rio returns to Fosfobox tonight with a special Carnival edition of the popular mashup party.

The club will celebrate four years of “ruining your favorite music” and present mashups, such as Jessie J vs. Ariana and Nicki, Valesca Popozuda vs. Gretchen and Kylie Minogue vs. MC Gabi.

Special guest DJ/VJ Videomash from Vitoria will rock the turntables, as well as the screens and will be joined by André Pipipi, Ale Messina and more.


Blocos (Various Locations)
Carnival 2015 has officially begun and the free street parties known as blocos are in full force. Today the Bloco das Carmelitas will get things started at 3PM in Santa Teresa. Their starting point will be in Rua Dias de Barros. Embaixadores Da Folia will rock Centro after work at 8PM at the same time as Rola Preguiçosa Tarda Mas Não Falha in Ipanema. Boêmios Da Lapa will stay at Pça. Cardeal Câmara (Arcos Da Lapa) from 8PM to midnight. It is important to note that meet-up points and locations of the bloco parades are subject to change.
Various locations
Entrance: FREE, unless otherwise noted.


Bootie Rio fantasia (Copacabana)
The Bootie party is back at Fosfobox with a special Carnival edition of the popular mashup party. The club will celebrate four years of “ruining your favorite music” with DJ/VJ Videomash from Vitoria, André Pipipi, Ale Messina and more.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Templo (Gávea)
As part of the Rio Music Conference, Zero Zero Club will host the Templo party tonight with Amanda Chang, Bernardo Campos and guests.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Crush (Botafogo)
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and that will be celebrated by Casa da Matriz’ Crush party with pop punk and your favorite skater bands playing all night. Rock to the sounds of Green Day, Blink 182, Millencollin, Sum 41 and more.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Miroir Club (Lagoa)
It’s electronic dance music and house at the posh Lagoa club Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Claudinho Guimarães, Leo Russo and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
At 7:30 PM Marcos Novatto will get things started at Carioca da Gema. Leo Russo will follow at 9:30 PM. Finally at 11PM, singer Claudinho Guimarães will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Baile da Folia (Centro)
Darcy Maravilha will open at 8PM and be followed by the band Mulheres de Zeca at 11PM. The night will go on until morning hours with the bateria of samba school União da Ilha. On the second floor, Xique-xique will spin forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Marcelle Mota and Bloco Picada da Primeira (Lapa)
Carnival starts early this Friday, with this party that starts at 3PM. Marcelle Mota and Johnys will play tonight and the roda de samba starts at 7PM and the Bloco Picada da Primeira at midnight.
Leviano – 3PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go. Often featuring live music as well.
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 night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
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 – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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