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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Studio RJ will be home to Orquestra Voador, one of the hottest bands to see in Rio de Janeiro. From clasic Brazilian tunes to Michael Jackson and James Brown, come see this 15 piece band throw down some serious funk!


Orquestra Voador (Arpoador)
If you haven’t seen this band then you are seriously missing out. With 15 members, this Samba- style band covers everything from classic Brazilian music, to Michael Jackson and James Brown.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: from R$30 with guestlist, R$60 without

Helvetica (Copacabana)
Come enjoy this night of dance music in “Russian” style, while drinking Vodka and rocking out to the sounds of Luise Fuchsloch, Não-dj Lôuca and Tomás Tróia.
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: from R$15 – R$30


Jorge Ben (Lapa)
Come see the famous Jorge Ben, playing at the iconic venue Circo Voador. Jorge Ben will be accompanied by Ze Pretinho, playing to style of Tim Maia.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: from R$40 to R$80

Samba Open Bar (Centro)
In the mood for Samba, Funk, Pagode and an free drinks? Yes thats right, beer and vodka served for free until 2am.
Passeio Dance – 6PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Men R$30, Women- free

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs


Tonemai (Ipanema)
Great local spot for those interested in being in the Brazilian mix of Ipanema.
Rua Farme de Amodeo, 57 Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2247-8403
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
Entrance: Free

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