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Ya' Ya high-fiFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for Brazilian soul, funk, maracatu, and more as the popular Ya’Ya High-fi party returns to Lapa’s Barzinho tonight with the “100% Brasil” edition.

DJ Múcio, known for throwing down vinyl and for also playing the tambourine during his sets, will be the special guest for this edition.


FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana)
From June 12th through July 13th, Copacabana beach will be home to the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 World Cup games. The 31,000 m² area on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier, will house a large screen to view the matches live and 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, Blitz. All 64 matches of the World Cup will be shown live, which the exception of simultaneous games, when one match will be broadcast later. On Brazilian match days a second 50m² screen will be added . Each game day, the area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier will open two hours before the first match of the day and always 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 – 11AM
Praia Copacabana, The beach area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier
Entrance: Free

Eu Amo Baile Funk with DJ Grand Master Raphael(Lapa)
Tonight the Eu Amo Baile Funk event celebrates fifty years of baile funk with special guest DJ Grandmaster
Raphael at Lapa’s Circo Voador. MCs Marcinho, Britney, Sabrina, Mascote, Amaro, Pé de Pano , Bob Rum, Nenem, and Os Sensacionais do Passinho will also perform. In addition to Grandmaster Raphael, DJs for the night will include Sany Pitbull, bare Mouchoque, Saddam, and Yogi Bear. For fans of Baile Funk or for those curious about the genre, this is the place to be tonight.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70-R$140


Ya’Ya High-fi “100% Brasil” (Lapa)
The popular Ya’Ya High-fi event returns to Barzinho in Lapa tonight with DJ Múcio.
Barzinho – 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R10-R$20

Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
It’s time again to hear the best mashups in Rio as the Bootie Rio party celebrates four years at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs André Past, Jak, André Pipipi, Schlaepfer, Richard L, Luiz G-Vô, Billy the Kid and Beto Artista will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$22-R$40

Octopulse (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) promises a night of dancing as it hosts the Octopulse party with DJs João Paulo, Ayrex, Fella, Nepal and Zuim.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Super Premium Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Super Premium Open Bar event tonight with DJs Daniel Faria, Rodrigo Mattos, and Alex Lopes spinning funk, hip hop and various beats. The open bar will feature National Vodka, Bacardi, beer, Hi-Fi, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, soda, water, and tequila. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull until midnight and sparkling wine for women until midnight.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$50-R$90

College Rock Party-80s vs Indie Rock (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras hosts the College Rock Party. DJs Isis F, Vitinho Operacional, and Renato Jkbx will spin the best of classic rock and Brazilian rock, spotlighting the works of Guns’n’Roses and Cazuza. Smirnoff Ice will also be double dose (2-for-1) until midnight.
Bar do B – 11PMRua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792Entrance: R$10-R$30

Mario Fischetti and Junior Campos(Lagoa)
Special guests Mario Fischetti and Junior Campos will spin EDM and house tonight at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Ana Costa, Mingo and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night off at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema with Mingo following at 9:30PM. Then singer Ana Costa returns to Carioca da Gema at 11:30PM to perform works from her most recent release entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar. Additionally she will perform her reinterpretations of the works of Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, and Chico Buarque among others.
Carioca da Gema –7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Joyce Cândido and Seu Bando (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa Joyce Cândido will fill the first floor of the Leviano bar with the sounds of samba and her reinterpreations of the classics by Chico Buarque, João Nogueira, Martinho da Vila, and more. Later on the second floor, Bailão Leviano will present a show from Seu Bando featuring the best of samba, MPB, soul and pop rock. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, soul, funk, electronic and hip hop before and between the shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Banda EVERMIND – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight, it’s time for more classic rock with Banda EVERMIND 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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally during the World Cup, Mab’s will be showing the games live on 50” TVs.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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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