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MegustaFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The German DjIng duo, Super Flu will spin live tonight during the Me Gusta party at Fosfobox in Copacabana.

Consisting of DJs Feliks Thielemann and Mathias Schwarz, Super Flu arrives in Rio tonight as part of a mini Brazil tour. Their first stop in the country was at 5uinto / Club 904 in Brasilia and after tonight they will go on to spin at São Paulo’s UP Club on Saturday.

The duo are known for their dancey electro which showcases their imagination and sense of humor. Their use of toy instruments in their music and nostalgic references hints at their playful nature. They are also known to continually reinvent themselves and their sound, always keep things fresh and the crowd dancing.

Additionally during the party tonight, Pedro Piu and Douglas Castro will spin in the subsolo (basement) with Super Flu while above at the Fosfobar, DJs Ferreti and André Menezes will spin as part of the BOOM Pro Arte party.


Pato Fu and Silva (Lapa)
Tonight Pato Fu and Silva will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Pato Fu is considered by many to be one of the most important bands of the national rock scene. They arrive in Rio de Janeiro tonight while touring in support of their recent release, Não Pare Pra Pensar. Additionally, singer-songwriter Silva will open the night. Accompanied by guitarist Rodolfo Simor and drummer Hugo Coutinho tonight, Silva will perform his works including songs from his sophomore album, Vista Pro Mar.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 -R$80

Arraiá da Fundição with Alceu Valença and Zeca Baleiro (Lapa)
Celebrating the season with a Festa Julina (July party), Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host the Arraiá da Fundição party with Alceu Valença and Zeca Baleiro performing live tonight. Additionally, Charles Theone will perform to open the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Crush (Botafogo)
The Crush party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with a very special 4th of July edition. There will be hot dogs, red plastic cups, and DJs spinning the best of American pop punk all night long. Additionally during the night DJs Julia Garcia and Pedro Mac will spin on the second floor as part of the Shakethatass party.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Coq Le Coq (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the third edition of the Coq Le Coq party with DJs Cris Fernandes, Nana Torres, and Mayah spinning the best of hip hop and deep house on the Coqueirão stage throughout the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Catch (Gávea)
The Catch party returns to 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea tonight with a special Girls edition. During the event, the band Cash Crash will perform live on the deck and DJs Thereza Menezes and Andressa Fleming will spin inside. Additionally, DJs Rico and Jana Duarte and Ani Haze And Grazi Farinazo will spin back-to-back sets.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$90

Jumble (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for the best of funk, hip hop, deep house and EDM, as Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, hosts the Jumble. DJs Ayman, Be Lima, Thor, and De Luca will spin during the party.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Me Gusta with Superflu (Copacabana)
The Me Gusta party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with very special guests, the German DJing duo, Super Flu. Additionally during the party tonight, Pedro Piu and Douglas Castro will spin in the subsolo (basement) with Super Flu while DJs Ferreti and André Menezes will spin above at the Fosfobar as part of the BOOM Pro Arte party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Léo Cruz and Andrew Gracie (Lagoa)
DJs Léo Cruz and Andrew Gracie will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh club Miroir in Lagoa tonight. It will be a special birthday set for Gracie, so be ready to celebrate in style.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Rock in Real (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the seventh edition of the Rock in Real party. Bands Made Rock, Balba, and Quarto Teto will perform live and DJ Rataus will spin.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Cassiano and Trio Bejia Flor, Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel and Scandallo (Centro)
Tonight the group Scandallo will start things off at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB and samba. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with more live samba and beginning at 2:30AM, Cassiano and Trio Bejia Flor, will perform the best of forró and samba 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)

Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
Gabriel Teixeira will start off the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30PM. Then at 11PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will return to fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40


U2 Cover Rio @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the very best of U2 as the band U2 Cover Rio 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 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

The Windows @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the band, The Windows returns to Saloon 79 in Botafogo to once again play the best of the Doors and pay tribute to the spirit of Jim Morrison. Additionally during the night, DJs Theddy-O and Tony Rocker will spin during show intervals.
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$25

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.

Chega Junto @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras wil host the Chega Junto party with DJs Vitinho Operacional and diNóbrega spinning the best of rock and pop during the event. Additionally, promotions during the night will include two Budweisers for R$10 and caipirinha, caipivodka, Smirnoff ICE for R$10.
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

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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