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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Electro-pop pioneers Information Society return to Rio to play Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight. The venue hosts the band in celebration of the tenth anniversary of their Festa Ploc (Ploc Fest or 80s/retro parties).

Formed in 1982 by synthesizer player Paul Robb, vocalist Kurt Larson and bassist/keyboardist Jim Cassidy, Information Society is responsible for numerous hits including “Walking Away”, “Think” and “Running,” and the 1988 single, “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy).”


Information Society (Lapa)
U.S. Electronic pop legends Information Society help Circo Voador celebrate ten years of Festa Ploc (Ploc Fest or 80s/retro parties).
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70-R$140


Wobble (Copacabana)
Dubstep continues at the famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana with Nedu Lopes, Rodrigo S, Marginal Men, Fabian Chicano, Vinzzz and Fabio Heinz.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 on guest list before 1AM, R$40 on guest list at 1AM and R$50 without guest list.

Becape (Gávea)
The duo of Saddam and JR Mahr will bring Hip-Hop, House, Retro and a bit of Carioca funk to the chic 00 (Zero Zero) to celebrate the beginning of the weekend.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue.

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


Samba Social Clube (Lapa)
Samba is alive in Lapa tonight and tomorrow with more than twenty artists taking to Fundição Progresso’s stage to celebrate one of the most popular genres of music in the city. Performers include Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Grupo Revelação, Péricles, Cantor Mumuzinho, Serjão Loroza, Mariene de Castro, Xande de Pilares, and Hamilton de Holanda.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: see venue site for details.

Jhonson de Almeida (Centro)
At at 8PM trombonist Jhonson de Almeida kicks off another night filled with music in Centro’s Rio Scenarium as he plays songs from his CD “Tocando + Brasil” as well as classics from Chico Buarque, João Donato, Luiz Carlos da Vila and others.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: see venue site for details.


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The Lapa Irish Pub begins their four day St. Patrick’s Day Party today. If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is definitely the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: see venue for details

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 you can 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 American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is always a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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