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heavybaileFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Heavy Baile party will celebrate its one year anniversary and will host very special guest, MC Gorila.

Taking place at the popular CAVE club in Arpoador, DJs Leo Justi, Johnny Ice and uly will spin the best of big beat, baile funk, dancehall, rap, trap, electro, passinho madness and more.

Additionally, passinho dancers Sabrina Ginga and Ronald Sheick will make an appearance and MC Tchelinho will perform live.

During what promises to be a massive celebration, VJ Guigga Tomaz will provide visual projections on the big screen throughout the night.


Bloco Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Tonight Bloco Sargento Pimenta will perform live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa. The bloco is known for their lively samba arrangements of classics by The Beatles. This will be the group’s final live rehearsal before Carnival 2015. This year their slogan is, “HELP! I Need Sambare,” as they celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the famous Help! album.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$30-R$60


Tattoo Week Rio (Centro)
The third edition of Tattoo Week Rio begins today at Centro de Convenção Sul América (South America Convention Center) in Centro. The three-day event will feature more than 800 tattoo artists working in 200 stalls. There will also be graffiti painting, a freestyle skateboard championship, a cosplay performance, daily contests and a live music performance every night. Brazilian rock band Matanza, will perform tonight and the band Diabo Verde will open the show at 11PM.
Centro de Convenção Sul América – 8AM-11PM. Show begins at 11PM.
Av. Paulo de Frontin n° 1, Cidade Nova – Tel: (21) 3293-6700
Entrance: R$20–R$40, Shows R$40-R$70


Underground Sessions (Copacabana)
Tonight the 5th edition of the Underground Sessions event will bring the best of hip-hop, rap and trap to Fosfobox in Copacabana. Luthier, Douglas Castro, Felipe Fella, Breaking Legs and Andressa Fleming will spin in the subsolo (basement), while André Menezes and Bernardo Sacramento spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Heavy Baile (Arpoador)
To celebrate one year of Heavy Baile parties, DJs Leo Justi, Johnny Ice and uly will spin and welcome spin guests, MCs Tchelinho and Gorila, and passinho dancers Sabrina Ginga and Ronald Sheick to perform live tonight at Arpoador’s CAVE.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30

2nite (Gávea)
DJs Daniel Faria, Mendez, Gui Pires and Phloxx will spin at Gávea’s chic venue, 00 (Zero Zero) beginning at 9PM as part of the 2nite party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Crush! (Botafogo) (Botafogo)
It’s time for “pop punk all night long” as the Crush! party celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Additionally during the night, LLBL and CK with Julia and Pedro Mac will spin on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Sexta Groove (Glória)
Tonight it’s time for the best of house as La Passion in Glória presents a special B-Day edition of the Sexta Groove party with DJ Rodrigo Vieira and guests, DJs Marcio Rocha, Jorge Kiiver, Projecto the Altruists and Rodrigo Mattos. During the night there will also be an open bar until 4AM with Vodka Nacional Premium, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libra, water and soda. Red Bull with Vodka will also be offered on the bar until 11PM and there will be sparkling wine available from the bar for women until 12AM.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

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Moyseis Marques and Elisa Addor (Lapa)
Elisa Addor will start things off at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30 PM. Then at 11:30 PM, singer-songwriter Moyseis Marques will perform his own compositions, as well as, his reinterpretations of the works of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Martinho da Vila, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Ito Melodia (Centro)
Composer and interpreter Ito Melodia will perform samba-enredos live at Rio Scenarium tonight beginning at 11PM.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
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 with singer Gabby Moura starting things off 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


Into the Purple at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as Into the Purple a Deep Purple Tribute Band performs 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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday night, Tony Boka performs 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 – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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