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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – D-Date is back in action as they commemorate their one year anniversary back home at the ever so classy and funky 00 in Gavea. The one time Thursday night dominant house party held their ground for sometime, welcoming an array of local and international guest DJs. The party began with a nice warm up on the outside deck, followed by an all night banger of a party inside on the main floor. Tonight, the crew welcomes Argentinian DJ and producer Manuel Sahagun.

Considered one of the more important names in house music, not just in Argentina, but in the scene as a whole, Sahagun has put his time in and produced great results. Early residencies at Pacha Buenos Aires, Supperclub and appearances at Creamfields, WMC Miami and many other clubs worldwide have solidified him as a powerhouse DJ. He has also released countless tracks on such standup labels as Drop Music, OFF Recordings and Akbal Music. Come see what the fuss is all about tonight at 00.


ForFun (Lapa)
ForFun is a band formed in Rio de Janeiro in 2001. The group’s sound is influenced by pop punk bands like Blink 182 and Green Day. After their most recent release in 2008, the band has brought more rhythm lines from Latin grooves, as well as African and Jamaican elements, but still staying true to their sound of rock.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


D-Date (Gávea)
D-date returns to 00 after a long hiatus to bring you their one year anniversary. Recently departed, the house music heavyweight has played host to a variety of local and out of town guests. Tonight will feature Argentinian DJ and producer Manuel Sahagun along with guest Gustavo MM and resident Bernardo Campos.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

Secchin com Maria Luiza Jobim & Apollo (Botafogo)
Alternative pop takes over at Comuna this week with Secchin featuring Maria Luiza Jobim and Apollo. Performer Secchin says,”At Comuna, we’ll be playing an extended set also featuring both Apollo and Maria Luiza Jobim. There will be more unreleased material and killer visuals. At the end of the day, the public are entertained or they aren’t. So, we’re preparing something special for the 19th.”
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585, Botafogo – Tel:(21)3253-8797
Entrance: R$10

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Grupo Semente convida Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Grupo Semente invites singer and performer Teresa Cristina. The team will play their samba sound that has carried their seven year career with much success and adoration.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Samba na Véia (Lapa)
This group rescues samba and bossa from the 60s and 70s through to today with samba and rock sambalanço animating the track.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates – and will provide a relaxed atmosphere and great selection of beers.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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. Also expect to 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 to kick off Saturday night.
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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