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themazeFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for the very best of jazz in one of the best jazz clubs in Rio, The Maze.

Built by British expatriate Bob Nadkarni over thirty years ago, The Maze, despite various obstacles, continues to rally and is going strong.

Tonight Joel Ferreira, Rowena Jameson, Indiana Nomma, Vanessa Rodrigues, José Arimatéa, Torn Ashe, Marcelo Pfeil, Aureo Luis and André Froes will perform live from 10PM to 3:30AM during the very special and always lively monthly event.

Located in the Tavares Bastos favela community, The Maze overlooks the city of Rio and offers breathtaking views of the famous landmarks of Pão de Acúçar and the Guanabara Bay. Additionally, with it`s unique labyrinthine architecture, designed and built by Nadkarni, the venue is a tourist attraction in an of itself.

You can check out all of this tonight, in addition to hearing some of the best live jazz that you can find anywhere in the city.


Rael and Bixga 70 (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian rapper Rael returns to Cico Voador to perform live in celebration of the release of his most recent album, Diversoficando. Additionally, the group Bixiga 70 will perform tonight, launching their latest album, Bixiga 70 III.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30-R$60


Village Jockey Club (Gávea)
Tonight the Village Jockey Club festival will present the Grand Opening party featuring a live performance by American rapper Jeremih and performances by Diana Bouth, BlackHaus Crew, Pathy DeJesus, and Bernardo Campos. The festival began yesterday in the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea and will continue through the 21st with both international and national musicians and bands performing live, as well as parties, food, food trucks and more.
Jockey Club – 8PM tonight and the event will run today through the 21st.
Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro Tribuna C, Praça Santos Dumont, 31, Gávea – Tel: (21) 99614-1888
Entrance:R$25 for daytime programming and R$40 for nighttime programming.

Let’s Dance (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Aproador will host the Let’s Dance party with DJs João Rodrigo, David Levy, and Haron Dufau spinning the best of pop, rock, hip hop and more. VJ Velinho will provide visuals and Marchinho will serve as emcee during the night.
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024

Jazz Night @ The Maze (Catete)
It’s time once again for the best of live jazz at the Maze tonight. Go here for unique architecture, beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro, and great live music.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance: R$40 (Cash only)

Acid Fruits (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of tech and deep house as Fosfobox in Copacabana presents the Acid Fruits party tonight with special guest Ricardo Farhat. Also spinning in the subsolo (basement) during the night will be Tamar Sabadini and Dan Lypher plus a special back-to-back set with Ricardo Estrella and Felipe Fella. Additionally during the night, DJs André Menezes and Gabriel Mattos will spin back-to-back at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

TRUST (Botafogo)
Teto Solar in Botafogo will host the TRUST party with DJs Maurício Lopes and Cau Lopez spinning during the night.
Teto Solar – 11PM Rua Paulo Barreto, 110, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2542-9458
Entrance: See venue for details.

Headphone (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Headphone party with DJs Gigga, Felipe Guga, Marck, and D-Groov spinning during the night. With its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$50 – R$90
For more information and to make reservations: reservas[at]topofpestana[dot]

Let’s Funking Party (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Let’s Funking Party tonight with DJs João Velloso, Jota Effe, and Wally spinning during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$50-R$90

Reggae Fever (Praça da Bandeira)
The Reggae Fever party returns to Porto Pirata tonight with DJ Paki and special guest Meshuggeneh spinning the best of dub, rocksteady, and ska.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Rockaway (Botafogo)
As the weather cools down, Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will attempt to heat things up with the Rockaway party, Junina edition. DJs Grazzia, Arlei Hey Hey, and special guest Sal will spin on the first floor while DJs Polly and Ivy will spin on the second floor. Shots of cachaça with honey will be distributed from the stage throughout the night and promotions will include two for one specials until 1AM on four drinks: Mojito, Caipirinha, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Festa Dona Ginga (Centro)
It’s time to celebrate women DJs tonight as the Centro’s La Paz club hosts the Festa Dona Ginga. During the event, DJs Rafa Canholato and Lili Prohmann will spin on the first while DJs Alessandra Pagu and Liz Tibau spin on the second stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20

Black Baile (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the Black Baile party with DJs Bê Lima, Ayman, Felipe Rosa, and De Luca spinning the best of hip hop, trap, funk and classic throughout the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: Entrance fee for women with their names on the friend’s list will be free until 11:30PM and R$40 for men.

Bruce Leroys and Giovannetti (Lagoa)
Tonight Bruce Leroys, Giovannetti and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house and more at the the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Xique, Xique, Toque de Arte, and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Nó na Madeira will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with more classic samba and to close out the night, the group Xique, Xique will perform the best of forró live from 2:30AM until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Lucas de Morae starting things off tonight on the first floor with a lively roda de samba including his reinterpretations of works by João Mogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, and Jorge Aragão. Bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with more samba plus the best of MPB, soul, funk and samba reggae. Addtionally during the night on the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente, Gabriel Teixeira, and Márcia Guedes (Lapa)
At 7:30 PM Márcia Guedes will get things started at Carioca da Gema tonight. Gabriel Teixeira will follow at 9:30 PM. Finally at 11PM, 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 – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40


BALBA @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It`s time for the best of classic rock at the Lapa Irish Pub tonight as the band BALBA performs live. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rock Tupinkim @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents the Rock Tupinkim party tonight with the bands Memora, Drenna, and Nove Zero Nove performing live. Additionally DJ Marcelo Marcky Rain will spin during show intervals tonight.
Saloon 79 – The house will open at 8:30PM and the shows will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15-R$20

Folakemi Quinteto @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Folakemi Quinteto will perform the best of jazz, soul, neo soul, and funk, live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$20

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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 (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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