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americanpartyFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Casa da Matriz will celebrate the American way as it hosts the American Party.

Get ready for the best of pop-punk, indie, rock, pop, hip hop, trap, twerk and bass as DJs Ana B, Ronney Assad and Bruno Mozka will spin on the first floor.

Additionally, DJs Fabio Bout, João Lyrio and TWO KPZ will spin on the second floor during the night.


Natiruts and The Wailers with Julian Marley (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of reggae as Natiruts and The Wailers with Julian Marley will perform live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa. Tonight will be the first of their back-to-back shows at the venue this weekend. A legendary Jamaican reggae band, The Wailers were created in 1962 by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Tonight and tomorrow night, one of Bob Marley’s sons, Julian Marley will perform live with the band. Opening the show will be Natiruts , a popular Brazilian reggae band. For reggae fans, these are two nights not to be missed.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
2Entrance: R$70-R$200


Black and Deep (Copacabana)
Get ready for the best of rap, twerk, trap, house, nu disco, deep and G-House as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the first edition of 2015 of the Black and Deep party tonight. DJs Caur, Chaloub, and Schlaepfer will spin in the subsolo (basement) and DJ Convidado will spin above at the fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

# A Loka (Gávea)
Tonight 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the # A Loka party. DJs Mari Benting and Leo Gattuso will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

American Party (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz hosts the American Party tonight with DJs Ana B, Ronney Assad, Bruno Mozka, Fabop Bout, João Lyrio and TWO KPZ spinning the best of pop-punk, indie, rock, pop, hip hop, trap, twerk and bass.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15-R$40

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

Hip House (Glória) Tonight La Passion in Glória will host the Hip House party with DJ Alan Pinheiro spinning house and DJ Rodrigo Mattos spinning hip hop. 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

Mirage (Lagoa) Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will host the Mirage party with DJs RV, Raphael Fernandes, Tomas Tróia, Raphael de Luca and special guest Mendez spinning the best of trap and funk.
Praia Club – 10:30 PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

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Luiza Dionízio and Leo Russo (Lapa) Leo Russo will start things off at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30 PM. 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 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Dhi Ribeiro and Dayse do Banjo (Centro)
At 8PM, Dayse do Banjo will return to start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium. Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and samba rock.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 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


AC/DCover at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as AC/DCover, an AC/DC tribute band 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 – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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