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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Circo Voador hosts The Festival Circo Digital in parallel with the Rio+20. Various art and technology expositions with bring the topic of sustainability to an artistic point of view. Expect to be bumped around by the beats of Digital Dubs, Tomadub and more.


Festival Circo Digital (Lapa)
In its third year and running a parallel program with the Rio+20, The Festival Circo Digital brings together people from all walks of live to present and discuss art, technology and sustainability. Along with various expositions and demonstrations, musical guests Digital Dubs, Tomadub and Mateus Pinguim & Dubatak will own the show with their brand of heavy dub, reggae and more.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Santa Clara (Arpoador)
The band Santa Clara is back at Studio RJ, and they promise to rock your skull and make you sing until you lose your voice! After several full house performances, Santa Clara will be bringing a different format to their show, or as they call it party!
Studio RJ – 10:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guestlist, R$60 without

Brotherhood (Copacabana)
Resident Nana Torres and her successful party Brotherhood returns to Fosfobox for a birthday extravaganza. Birthday girl Rafa Canholato celebrates her day with a special b-day set along with international guest DJ DeMarzo from the UK, along with DJs Boni & Fabo.
Fosfobox – 11:30
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$40 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs


Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men

Bateria da Grande Rio (Lapa)
In the rhythm of Carnival 2012, Lapa 40º, presents the show from the Rio Grande Battery invoked percussionists battery master Ciça lead percussion instruments such as chimes, tambourines, deaf, boxes, rattles, cuicas, agogo, reco-recos and tambourines.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R30


Si Señor (Ipanema)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Mexican dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the ´picante´ back your life. With success already in São Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Señor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

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 – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug is a bar, restaurant and live venue with two locations in Copacabana. Providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well, there isn’t much missing from this new American style venue. 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

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