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RUN VDG 2Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular RUN VDG party returns to Alto Vidigal tonight.

Well known for delivering the best of house, deep house and tech, the party tonight is taking place as part of the RMC Club Week. Part of the larger Rio Music Conference, the RMC Club Week began this year on February 4th and will continue through February 17th with numerous DJs playing at venues throughout the city.

During the RUN VDG party tonight, special guests include DJs Gromma, Lennox Hortale, Michal Scheffler, and Lucius.


Arch Enemy (Lapa)
Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. Currently led by lead singer Alissa White-Gluz, the band was formed in 1996 and has released nine studio albums with three different lead vocalists. They arrive in Rio tonight in support of their most recent album entitled, War Eternal. The band Melyra will open the night.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100-R$200

Monobloco (Lapa)
Popular bloco, Monobloco will practice live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa. The bloco was formed fifteen years ago and now consists of approximately 220 students, of all ages, from the Monobloco workshops. They are well known for their lively reinterpretations of great samba, funk, rock, forró and national pop songs.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21)3212-0800
Entrance: R$40-R$80


Blocos (Various Locations)
As Carnival 2015, approaches the free street parties known as blocos are already underway. Today the bloco Eu Amo A Lapa will parade from 9PM to 11M. Their starting point will be at Pça. Cardeal Câmara (Arcos Da Lapa) in Lapa. The bloco Badalo De Santa Teresa will parade from 9PM to 1AM. Their meet-up point will be on Largo das Neves in Santa Teresa. 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.


RUN VDG (Vidigal)
It’s time for the best of house, deep house and tech house as the Alto Vidigal hostel and bar hosts another edition of the RUN VDG party. Part of the Rio Music Conference (RMC) Club Week events, the party will feature DJs Gromma, Lennox Hortale, Michal Scheffler, and Lucius.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao, Vidigal – Tel: (21) 3322-3034/ (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Wonka Party: All About That Bass (Centro)
Tonight OOMPA will host a special All About That Bass edition of the Wonka Party at Espaço Acústica in Centro. DJs Nathalia Hinz, Dave Avigdor, and Bruno Ambrozi will spin on the trap and bass stage while Thiago Burgos and Vitor Dill will spin on the rock stage during the night. Finally on the third stage, the pop stage, DJs G Sotero, Millah Bass, Rick Castro, and Ivvyz will spin throughout the night. During the night, candy and chocolate will be distributed as well as Megan Trainor’s CD which includes the hit song, “All About That Bass.” Promotions during the night will include two for one Budweiser until 1AM.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Bootleg with Gui Boratto (Copacabana)
Part of the RMC Club week, Fosfobox will host very special guest Gui Boratto during the first Bootleg party of 2015. During the event, Boratto will launch his new album entitled, Abaporu. Additionally, DJs Leo Janeiro, Marcelo Abreu and Bed & Breakfast will spin on the Fosfobox stage while DJs Caio Busetti, Nina Soul and Sean Diss will spin above at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Colombina (Gávea)
Celebrating Carnival a little early, 00 (Zero Zero) in Gavea will host the Colombina party. Teddy Zanny B2B, Gui Bianchini, Rebecca Foxx featuring Ravena Creole and Tamborny and Pedro Fish will perform.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Rockaway (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the best of indie, pop-rock, grunge, metal, classic rock, and national rock at the Rockaway party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. DJs Polly, Grazzia, and Ivy will spin on the first floor while DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Dea Mafer spin 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$40

Gamble (Lagoa)
Tonight the Praia Club in Lagoa will host the Gamble party. The event will be complete with gifts, decorations, drinking games and shots of tequila distributed throughout the night. DJs Wally, Carol França, Ayman, and De Luca will spin.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Miroir Club (Lagoa)
DJs Pic Schmitz and Joe Paes will spin the best of EDM 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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Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente, Marcos Novatto, and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
At 7:30 PM Marcos Novatto will get things started at Carioca da Gema. Gabriel Teixeira will follow at 9:30 PM. Finally at 11PM, 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 – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Maria Filó, Empolga ás 9, and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
Tonight the group Cartola de Noel will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba. The group Empolga ás 9 will follow with a lively blend of with a mixture of samba, funk, forró and frevo. at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30 AM, Maria Filó will perform the best of forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
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. Singer Gabby Moura will start things off with samba and pagode. Then, 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


U2 Cover Rio at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of U2 as the band U2 Cover Rio 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 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 F ridays 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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