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Hit Me June 27thFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Hit Me party once again brings the best of hip hop, funk, electronic, rock and alternative rock hits to Copacabana’s popular club Fosfobox.

DJs Polly, Ivy and special guest, Julie, will play the best of pop, hip hop, electro-house and funk in Fosfobox’s basement while DJs Beto Artista, Pri Dau and Suzy Kill will spin the best of rock, indie rock and pagode above, at the Fosfobar.

Also during the party, it’s time for the drinking game “BATTLESHOTS”, which is similar to the classic game Battleship except with free shots of booze. Additionally, promotions for the night will include two caipirinhas for R$18 all night.


Bloco Do Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Samba is alive in Lapa tonight as the Bloco Do Sargento Pimenta performs ‘ArraYeah’ at Fundição Progresso to help celebrate the ongoing seasonal Festas Juninas. The group is well known for their repertoire which blends the work of The Beatles with samba and other well known Brazilian rhythms and genres.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070


Hit Me (Copacabana)
Six DJs will spin the best of hip hop, funk, electronic, rock and alternative rock hits at the popular Copacabana club Fosfobox tonight during the Hit Me party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$ 30-R$50

Super Premium Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Super Premium Open Bar event tonight with DJs Daniel Faria, Leo Vargas 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$20-R$70

Beijinho no Bigode (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host Beijinho no Bigode, an event featuring many games centered around bigodes (mustaches) and two stages of DJs throwing down to keep the party going all night. Pri, Bout and Julie will spin pop, funk, hip-hop and trap while DJs Paula, K-rina and Rizotto will deliver the best of indie rock, electropop, rock and MPB.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Miroir with Sugar: Premium Open Bar at Morro da Urca (Urca)
The Miroir party moves to Morro da Urca, the shorter mountain located near the famous Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), tonight and will feature a premium open bar and DJs Mario Fischetti, Pic Schmitz, Thiago Mansur, Giovannetti, John Faily, Mary Lou, Sarah Lee, Marie Bouretand Carol Legally spinning the best of house and EDM.
Morro da Urca – 11PM
Av. Pasteur 520, Urca – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

Swell (Gávea)
DJs CCEL, Lulinha and Bernardo Campos will spin tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) during the Swell party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

NIGHTIME: The Goth Open Bar (Glória)
It’s time for an open bar and the sounds of punk, industrial, goth, cold wave, horror punk, 80’s, EBM and synth from DJs Louie Ramos, Edinho, Wilson Power, Tito Figueiredo, Mario Mamede and Kleber Tuma during the NIGHTIME party at Espaço Marun in Glória tonight.
Espaço Marun– 11:05 PM
Rua Do Catete 124, Glória – Tel: (21) 2558-3431
Entrance: R$45

Caldeirão do Majestade (Lapa)
Every Friday beginning at 10PM, Lapa’s Majestade Show fills with the sounds of pagode, sertanejo, electro, funk and hip hop for the Caldeirão do Majestade party.
Majestade Show – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 21, Lapa– Tel: (21) 96703-5163
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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Marcos Novatto, Julieta Brandão, and Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night off at 7:30 PM at Carioca da Gema with Julieta Brandão following at 9:30 PM. Then, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to Carioca da Gema at 11:30 PM to perform her special brand of samba including her lively reinterpretations of the works of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, and João Nogueira, 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

Darcy Maravilha da Portela, Jorginho do Império, Bateria do Império Serrano, and Pédaladeira (Centro)
Darcy Maravilha da Portela will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium by performing pieces from his vast repertoire of samba beginning at 8PM. Singer Jorginho do Império will follow at 11PM with a performance that will feature his hits including; “O Imperador”, “Água no feijão” and “Na beira do mar”. At 2:30 AM, the Bateria do Império Serrano will play and help the crowd to keep dancing through the night. Then at 3:30 AM, the group Pédaladeira will deliver the best forró pé de serra that can be heard anywhere in Rio tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, 2:30 AM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

As Benditas, Samba Urbano, and Seu Bando (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa the all-female group As Benditas and the group Samba Urbano, will fill the first floor of the Leviano bar with the sounds of samba and their reinterpretations 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 Big Phat Mama – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight, it’s time for the blues at Lapa Irish Pub as Banda Big Phat Mama with guest singer Charles Zanol plays live beginning at 10PM. 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 for some quality live blues tonight. During the World Cup the pub will also be showing the matches 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

The Hustlers – Café Dois4Sete (Leblon)
The band, the Hustlers, with American Tony Lupidi on the mandolin, will play country, blues and rock for the 50s to the 70s live at Leblon’s Café Dois4Sete tonight beginning at 8PM.
Café Dois4Sete – 8PM, the Café opens at 6PM
Rua Dias Ferreira 247, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2274-2897
Entrance: R$20

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. This is also a great location to watch live broadcasts of World Cup matches.
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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