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BlessFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Funk the Chic and B.L.E.S.S. parties will take over both floors of Alto Vidigal.

DJs Rafa Canholato, MBgroove, and Pajé will spin on the Funk the Chic stage while DJs Bives, Rádio Rua, and Rodolfo Vaz take over the decks on the B.L.E.S.S. stage.

The B.L.E.S.S. parties are well known for delivering the best mixes of reggae and for featuring guest singers and MCs while the Funk the Chic parties are known for bringing best of classic funk and black culture including a disco atmosphere, visual projections and exhibitions.


Melancolía y Manifestaciones @ Festival Dois Pontos 2015 (Ipanema)
The Festival Dois Pontos begins its second year today and will run through March 29th. It will include events around the city. Following last year’s celebration of Portugal, this edition turns its focus to Brazil’s largest neighboring country, Argentina. In total there will be eight Argentinian performances/plays during the festival and three Brazilian presentations, two workshops, four additional music shows and one tango class. Things will begin tonight at Teatro Ipanema with a performance of Melancolía y Manifestaciones.
Teatro Ipanema – 8:30PM
Rua Prudente de Morais 824, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-3750
Entrance: R$10

Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Ocupação ARTE SONORA events continue at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo today. Running for two months, through April 26th, the program features lives performances, DJs, artists, lectures and more on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: FREE


Nação Zumbi (Lapa)
Tonight and tomorrow night Brazilian rock band, Nação Zumbi will return to Rio to perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally during the night, DJs Zegon and Nuts will spin.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM on both nights.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100

Malta (Lapa)
The band Malta will launch their album Supernova live at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso tonight.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$40 – R$140


Catch Rollers (Arpoador)
Get your skates out because it’s time for another edition of Catch Rollers at the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight. That’s right, you can skate in the club tonight while DJs Stella Chinelli, Bernardo Campos, Paula Chalup and Carol Hollanda spin throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Me Gusta (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of tech and deep house again tonight as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Me Gusta party. Very special guests, Pornbugs, arrive from Berlin to spin live tonight in the subsolo (basement). They will be there joined by Albuquerque and resident DJ, Marcelo Frota. Above at the Fosfobar, DJs João Pinaud and Andre Corysco will spin as part of the Festa Hijinx.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$50

Bang (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will present the Bang party with DJs Cris Fernandes, Frisky Deejays, Pedro Lofaro, and BBA spinning hip-hop, g-house/deep, funk and EDM, respectively.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Be On, Bangerz VS On The Run (Centro)
Following their previous celebration of all things Lady Gaga, tonight Espaço Acústica will celebrate Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé with the Be On party – Bangerz VS On The Run edition. São Paulo cover artist Anna Miley will perform live during the night and there will be two stages of DJs. Ivvyz Santos, Gael Augusto, Karina Bastos, and Claudio Fernandes will spin on the Bangerz stage while Nathalia Hinz, Frajola and Teqkira take over the On the Run decks.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

B.L.E.S.S. and Funk the Chic (Botafogo)
Tonight the Funk the Chic and B.L.E.S.S.parties will bring the best of reggae and funk to both floors of Alto Vidigal.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2 Arvrao, Vidigal – Tel: (21) 3322-3034
Entrance: R$15 – R$20

Crush (Botafogo)
Tonight the Crush party is celebrationg St. Patrick’s Day at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. There will be green beer and DJs will spin the best of pop punk all night long.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

We Love Miroir (Lagoa)
The Miroir Club in Lagoa will present the We Love Miroir party with a very special surprise guest line-up.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio, Elisa Addor and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will perform at 7:30PM, followed by Elisa Addor at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Trio Pé de Serra, Dorina and Júlia Vargas (Centro)
Singer Júlia Vargas will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of MPB and singer Dornia will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Finally, beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Pé de Serra will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
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. Singer Mar César will start things off with samba, MPB, soul, and samba-reggae. Then, singer Gabby Moura will follow with the best of the best of samba and pagode. On the second floor, trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international rock and pop. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin between shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Made in Rock and Hey Bulldog @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Lapa Irish Pub is hosting two bands performing live each night. Tonight the band Made in Rock will play the best of classic rock and the band Hey Bulldog will perform the best of Flashbacks from the 50s, 60s & 70s. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Teto Preto (Rock e suas Vertentes) @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras presents Teto Preto- Rock e suas Vertentes (Black Ceiling -Rock and Its Aspects). DJ Arlei HeyHey and guest DJs Priscila Dau and Padilha will spin during the event. The entry fee for women will be waived until 11PM and Cuba Libres and Hi-Fi’s will be double dose all night long.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

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. Now open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.
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 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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