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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mauricio Lopes is one of Rio de Janeiro’s founding fathers of the electronic music scene. Since the early 90’s, he has been DJing and putting on shows showcasing the best of house, techno and tech house. Tonight he returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana for yet another edition of Mau, the self named party that has been rocking Rio for the past few years now.

Tonight’s lineup includes the man himself alongside special guest and resident DJ from D-Edge in São Paulo, Marcio Vermelho. A big fan of house and disco music, his repertoire includes lots of variations of funk, acid, deep house, italo, electro-disco, breakbeats, nu-disco, cosmic and disco-punk. These two heavy hitters are sure to put on a show tonight at Rio’s premier underground venue.


Oriente (Lapa)
Circo Voador welcomes a night dedicated to the rap movement with Oriente and guests. Born in Niteroi in 2008, Oriente earned respect from their unique lyrics and musicality. Tonight they welcome guests Helio Bentes (Ponto de Equilíbrio), Marechal, Haikaiss, Fabio Beleza, Tati Veras (Raiz do Sana), Forfun, Eletrobase DJs, and Daniel Shadow in collaboration with Filipe Ret.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Mau (Copacabana)
Local legend Mauricio Lopes returns to Fosfobox with his self named tech fest Mau. Tonights edition will feature the man himself, accompanied by São Paulo’s D-Edge resident DJ Marcio Vermelho and Carioca Cau Lopez. Upstairs will be held down by David Tabalipa and Angelo Bottino.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is the newest addition to the collection of great venues, along with Meza Bar in Humaita. Special guest DJs tonight playing classic Brazilian hits.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$25

João Gabriel (Lapa)
Lapa 40º welcomes one of sertanejo’s best, João Gabriel. Come experience some true Brazilian music at one of Rio’s most popular live music venues.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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. 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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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