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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Criolo performs tonight at Circo Voador, Rio’s number one live music venue.

Born to migrants from the North East of Brazil in the commercial hub of São Paulo, Criolo was born in the ‘Favela das Imbuias’, one of the many shanty towns that surround the city.
From 11 years of age, Criolo concentrated on his love for rap, releasing his debut album Ainda Há Tempo in 2006. This led to a reputation as one of the most important rappers in São Paulo. His second album, Nó na Orelha, released in Brazil in 2011 and internationally in 2012, saw his popularity grow beyond São Paulo and Brazil to other countries, leading to live shows in London, New York and Paris.

In 2011 Nó na Orelha won Best Album at the Brazilian Music Video Awards.


Criolo (Lapa)
Rap, soul and pop star Criolo is back in town tonight at performing at Circo Voador. Expect to hear hits from the award-winning album Nó na Orelha and more.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40- R$80


Rockaway (Botafogo)
Rockaway is back at Casa da Matriz, and the night plans on rocking with a flurry of your favorite rock classics, featuring Aerosmith, A-Ha, Alice in Chains, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Bauhaus, the Beatles, Billy Idol, Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bloc Party, Blondie,Cut Copy, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, Devo, Duran Duran and much more.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Me Gusta (Copacabana)
Me Gusta returns for another edition at Fosfobox featuring residents DJ Pedro Piu, SkullB and guests Pedro Mezzzonato and Flow & Zeo.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

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


Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Samba in Lapa is alive tonight at Lapa 40º with the group Samba do Carlinhos . Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Holy Jazz + Sakra Buraja Quarteto (Centro)
The group from the Czech Republic goes beyond the boundaries of traditional music from Eastern Europe through jazz fusion and current trends of world music.
Santo Scenarium – 9:30PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza Bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza Bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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 you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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