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pornFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of trap, twerk, bass, boom bap, deep house and techno as the Porn party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight for its fifth edition.

On the main stage, Bernardo De Marsillac Romeiro Neto of Cartel Mc’s will serve as Master of Ceremonies and DJs Erik Skratch and Nobru Black will spin. Additionally, DJs Michel Nox and WC Beats will spin a back-to-back set.

Upstairs at the Fosfobar, Breaking Leg’s Official, Bru Campos, and Pedro Piu will spin during the night.


Marcelo Callado (Lapa)
Tonight composer, drummer, and producer Marcelo Callado will launch his newest album, Meu Trabalho Han Sollo Vol. II, live at Audio in Botafogo. Callado has previously worked on projects with Carne de Segunda, Do Amor, Canastra, Caetaeno Veloso, and Lucas Santtana, among others.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

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Calling, Berlin Edition (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Calling party, Berlin edition. During each edition the Calling party is celebrating a genre of music including the labels that release it, clubs in which it’s played, and the general scene. Tonight it’s Berlin’s turn with DJs Nepal, Davis from Soul Clap Records and special guest Virginia from Berlin spinning inside during night. Addtionally DJ µollanda will spin on the outdoor deck during the party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details

Furacão 2000 (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the Furacão 2000 party. Entry for women will be free until 12AM and free shots of Santa Dose and tequila will be distributed throughout the night. Additionally, DJs Opep, Pzilio, and De Luca will spin the best of electro and progressive throughout the event.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: FREE for women until midnight, R$20-R$60

Porn (Copacabana)
The Porn party returns to Fosfobox in Copacana tonight for its fifth edition. DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Michel Nox, WC Beats and Breaking Leg’s Official, Bru Campos, and Pedro Piu will spin the best of trap, twerk, bass, boom bap, deep house and techno throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Rooftop Duo (Copacabana)
Due to the unavailability of Hotel Pestana for parties during the coming nights, tonight the Top of Pestana moves the Rooftop Duo party to Pura Vida Hostel, also in Copacabana. DJs Zé Roberto Mahr, Radael Calvente, and Bruna Félix will spin throughout the night.
Pura Vida Hostel – 8PM – 3AM
Rua Saint Roman #20, Copacabana
Entrance: R$50 – R$70 (Cash only)

DJ Léo Dagaz (Lagoa)
DJ Léo Dagaz will spin a special birthday set at the posh club Miroir in Lagoa tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
The I love Rock and Roll party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with resident DJs Mario Mamede and Vitinho Operacional welcoming special guests DJs Gabriel Gazzaneo and Iggor Ahrends to spin the very best of distorted guitars, classic and new international and national rock throughout the night. There will be no entrance fee for women (with their names on the friend’s list) until 11:30PM and caipirinhas will be two-for-one until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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Trio Rapacula, Aninha Portal, and Lu Oliveira (Centro)
Singer Lu Oliveira will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with the best of samba and Brazilian music including her reinterpretations of works by Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, Gilberto Gil and Cartola, among others. Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM with her reinterpretations of works by Nelson Carvaquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Noel Rosa, Beth Carvalho, and Chico Buarque, among others. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the Trio Rapacula will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
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 Lucas de Moraes starting things off tonight on the first floor with a lively roda de samba including his reinterpretations of works by João Mogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, and Jorge Aragão. Singer Mar César will follow with more samba plus the best of MPB, soul, funk and samba reggae. Addtionally during the night on the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Rogê, Nina Rosa and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will start things off at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and Nina Rosa will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will perform with special guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


ROCK Movies @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the Lapa Irish Pub presents ROCK movies with bands Montenegro, Rockadelika, and Corona Kings performing live. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Tonight a DJ will spin live.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Sexta Rocky @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Fatih No More, Barão Vermelho, Legião Urbana, Celso Blues Boy, and Raul Seixas as bands and musicians Dois ou Dez, Anda Guedes, Codda, and Allambik Beer Band will peform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo during theSexta Rocky party.
Saloon 79 – The house will open at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Autobam! @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the third edition of Autobam!, the party where electro meets rock. Tonight DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Dvogt, and Renato Jukebox will pay special tribute to Joy Division and Ladytron. Promotions will include R$10 specials. The entry fee will be R$10 throughout the night (with your name on the friend’s list) and Budweisers will be two for R$10. Smirnoff Ice and Red Bull will be R$10 and shots of cachaça, Absolut, tequila, and Cutty Sark will be R$10. Additionally, caipirinhas, caipivokas, Cuba Libres, Gin Tonics, and Sweet Heats will be R$10 each.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd. Additionally during the month of June, Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 6PM – 8PM, include two-for-one on draft beer and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers)..
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
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 (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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