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FIFA Fan FestFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Watch the two 2014 World Cup quarter-final matches being played today, including the Brazil match against Colombia at 5PM, live on Copacabana beach at the FIFA Fan Fest in Rio.

The 31,000 m² area on the beach located between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier houses a large screen to view the matches broadcast live at 1PM and 5PM today. There is also a stage for entertainers that, during the tournament, will include; Sorriso Maroto, Dudu Nobre, Arlindo Cruz, Anitta, Sandra de Sá, Bom Gosto, Suvaco de Cristo, Cordão da Bola Preta, Fogo e Paixão, Bloco Brasil, Empolga às Nove, and Blitz.

The Fan Fest area will open two hours before the first match of the day and close at 10PM. Capacity for the area is 20,000. Entry is free and entrance will be granted according to order of arrival.


FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana)
Watch two of the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals, including the Brazil match against Colombia at 5PM, live on Copacabana beach today at the FIFA Fan Fest in Rio. The Fan Fest area, located on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier will open two hours before the first match of the day and entry is free.
FIFA Fan Fest – 11AM
Praia Copacabana, The beach area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier
Entrance: Free

Arena Duo (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) will host a World Cup viewing party today, playing the Brazil vs. Colombia quater-final match live. DJs will also spin during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 3PM-10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details

Golearte (Lapa)
Today Lapa’s Circo Voador hosts the the third edition of the Golearte World Cup viewing parties. The quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia will be broadcast live on a large screen in the venue. Beers will be dose dupla (2-for-1) for five minutes after every Brazilian goal. DJs will also spin following the match. Gates open two hours before the match.
Circo Voador– 3PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Free after registration on the Circo Voador website.

La Passion After Copa – Night and Day Party (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will also host a viewing party of the 5PM World Cup quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia. There will be a Premium Open Bar with vodka, hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, beer, Malibu, sex on the beach, Cuba Libre, Blue Lagoon, water and soda. DJs Rodrigo Mattos, Kymbo and Marcio Rocha will spin hip hop and various beats before and after the match.
La Passion Club – 3PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$60

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
During the World Cup, Mab’s is showing all of the matches live on televisions located both inside the restaurant and in the outdoor dining section. A DJ also spins after the matches. Mab’s an American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar located on Copacabana Beach, directly across from the FIFA Fan Fest.
Restaurante Mab’s – 3PM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free


International Crush the Party Deluxe (Botafogo)
Tonight Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz hosts a U.S.A. themed edition of the Crush, the Party! in celebration of the Fourth of July, American Independence Day. DJs at the first stage will spin a set of 100% pop punk including songs from the American bands; Green Day, MxPx, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Saves the Day and Coheed and Cambria, The Academy Is…, and Paramore, among others. At the venue’s second stage, DJs will spin a mix of pop, hip hop, electro, and house.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$35

Indie Club (Centro)
Centro’s La Paz also celebrates the Fourth of July, tonight as hosts the Indie Club party with two stages of DJs. It’s all about indie rock, indie pop and alternative rock on the first stage with DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Thiago Burgos and Larissa Conforto, while on the second stage, DJs Tomás Tróia, Sal and Dorly will spin the best of synthpop, remixes, trap, and bass. All night promotions for the event include; three Antarctica beers for R$15, three Heinekens for R$20, and two Desperado beers for R$10. Caipirinhas and caipivodkas will also be dose dupla (2-for-1) until 1AM.
La Paz – 11:05 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Bootleg (Copacabana)
Tonight the Bootleg party brings the best of Brazilian underground house and techo to Copacabana’s Fosfobox. DJs Volkoder, Leo Janeiro, Bruce Leroys, Zuim, and Bed & Breakfast will spin throughout the night in the venue’s basement until 8AM. Additionally tonight at the venue’s the fosfobar, the Festa Fluxo will host Paulo Ziliotto music, and DJs Sean Diss and SkullB.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Brazilian Wax with Julio and Sheik ‘n’ Beik (Copacabana)
Copacabana’s increasingly popular club Cave hosts the Brazilian Wax party tonight with special guests, DJ Julio and the Sheik ‘n’ Beik collective from Brooklyn, NY. Rio electronic music scene pioneer DJ Meme will also take to the decks during the party, as will DJs Pedro Piu and Raphael Brick.
Cave – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Over.Dose “Velho Oeste”/”Old West” (Centro)
Tonight it’s time for a trip to the Old West complete with cowboys, saloons and whiskey as Centro’s Espaço Acústica hosts the “Velho Oeste” (Old West) edition of the Over.Dose party. There will be a themed photo stand to help party-goers and cowboys commemorate the event and free shots of whiskey will be given to first one hundred attendees. Tequila shots will also be given out throughout the night and there will be a tequila hunt for “missing shots” hidden around the venue. Event promotions include 2-for-1 Budweisers for R$10. DJs Felipe Malfoy, Marcelo Haubrich, REBECCA FOXX and Vinny will be on hand to spin the best of pop, funk, hits and mashups, while DJs Thiago Halleck and Ian Gar6 will spin the best of alternative rock, rock and indie rock at the venue’s second stage.
Espaço Acústica – 10PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente, Gabriel Teixeira and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start the night off at 7:30 PM at Carioca da Gema with Gabriel Teixeira following at 9:30 PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will 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 –7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Ito Melodia, Bateria da União da Ilha, and Calça Arriada (Centro)
Bringing the best of samba and forró to Rio, Ito Melodia, Bateria da União da Ilha, and Calça Arriada will perform tonight at Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 9PM, 2:30 AM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Samba na Lapa (Lapa)
It’s a night of samba in Lapa as various musicians and DJs fill both floors of the Leviano bar before, during breaks and after the Brazil World Cup match today.
Leviano – 3PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Banda Sideways – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight, it’s time for more classic rock with the Sideways band at Lapa Irish Pub. Located next to the famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub offers a wide selection of quality imported beers. Additionally, its welcoming atmosphere attracts a fun and friendly crowd, making it a great place to go if you are looking to rock out tonight. During the World Cup the pub will also be showing the games live on their screens.
Lapa Irish Pub – 10PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10-R$20

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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