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jacknbassFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After two very succesful editions, it’s time again for the best of bass and house at the CAVE club in Arpoador. The venue will present the third edition of the increasingly popular Jack N Bass party tonight.

DJ Dropheadd , Eclectic, with DJ Nicolau Marinho and DJ Douglas Castro, Touchtalk, and Toucan, with Olliver Mach and Bernardo Campos will spin throughout the night.


Blocos (Various Locations)
As Carnival 2015, approaches the free street parties known as blocos are already underway. Today the bloco, A Pedra é do Sal e o Pão é de Açúcar will parade from 6PM to 10PM. Their starting point will be at Largo de São Francisco da Prainha in Saúde. The bloco Discipulos De Oswaldo will parade from 7PM to 11PM. Their meet-up point will be R. Rosa Da Fonseca in Manguinhos. Additionally, Bar Chopp Time in Botafogo at R. Voluntários da Pátria, 89 will also host a Bloco Do Barbas practice session beginning at 8PM. Entry for that event is free. 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.


Jack N Bass (Arpoador)
Tonight the popular CAVE club in Arpoador presents the third edition of the Jack N Bass party with DJs Dropheadd , Eclectic, with DJs Nicolau Marinho and Douglas Castro, Touchtalk, and Toucan, with Olliver Mach and Bernardo Campos spinning the best of bass and house throughout the night.
Cave – 12AM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: $R50-R$70

Barbado (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of pop and house as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the second edition of the Barbado (bearded) party tonight. An event quickly gaining popularity in Rio’s gay circuit, the party tonight will feature DJs Rodolfo Gomez, Felipe Lira, and Júlio Doutor spinning in the subsolo (basement) and DJs Thi Araujo, Marcelo Habrich, Fernanda Fox, and Dih Cavalcante spinning above at the fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35-R$50

Becape (Gávea)
Tonight it’s time for the best of hip-hop and house as Gávea’s chic venue, 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Becape party. JR Mahr will spin on the outdoor deck and DJs Saddam and Lucas Lins will spin on the inside stage.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
Tonight the Paranoid Android party celebrates thirteen years. DJs Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, Buba and Felipe Malfoy will spin rock and pop on the first and second floors and there will be promotional drinks.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$32

Dudu Linhares and Luciano Roffer (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa presents DJs Dudu Linhares and Luciano Roffer spinning the best of EDM and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio and Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
At 9:30 PM, singer Julieta Brandão will get things started at Carioca da Gema with the best of modern and classic samba. Then, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to Carioca da Gema at 11:30 PM to perform her special brand of samba including her lively reinterpretations of the works of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, and João Nogueira, 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

Trio pé de Serra, Ito Melodia and Janaína Moreno (Centro)
Tonight singer Janaína Moreno returns with the best of MPB and samba to start off the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM. Composer and interpreter, Ito Melodia will follow with sambas-enredo at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30 AM, Trio pé de Serra 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 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


Made in Rock at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Made in Rock 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 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 – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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