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Back2BlackFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Back2Black Festival returns to Fundação Cidade das Artes in Barra da Tijuca for the first of two nights of its sixth edition.

Two stages, the Palco Rio and the Palco Cidade, will host six shows tonight. On the Palco Rio stage, rapper Dughettu, rapper Karol Conká and the group Dream Team do Passinho with the group Bailarinos Kuduro will perform live and the Palco Cidade will host contemporary poet Linton Kwesi Johnson backed by the Dennis Bovell Dub Band, Planet Hemp, and Damian Marley.

Additional events tonight will include the debates “O Negro na Invenção do Rio” with musician Nei Lopes and writer and journalist Ruy Castro, and “O Kuduro e a linguagem das periferias” with musician Ângelo Kalaf of the group Buraka Som Sistema and author José Eduardo Agualusa.There will also be a screening of the film “I Love Kuduro.”


Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Ocupação ARTE SONORA events continue at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo tonight. Running for two months, through April 26th, the program features lives performances, DJs, artists, lectures and more on Wednesdays and Fridays. Tonight Saulo Laudares will perform at 7PM, Icaro Dos Santos will perform at 8PM, and André Amaral will perform at 9PM.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: FREE


Zaz (Lapa)
French singer-songwriter Isabelle Geffroy, better known by her stage name, Zaz, returns to Rio tonight to perform live at Circo Voador. Zaz is known for mixing jazz, soul and acoustic elements in her music and she has released three studio albums, to date.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60 – R$200

Back2Black Festival 2015 (Lapa)
The Back2Black Festival returns for its sixth edition tonight with live performances by Dughettu, Karol Conká, Dream Team do Passinho with Bailarinos Kuduro, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dennis Bovell Dub Band, Planet Hemp, and Damian Marley. Additional events will include the debates “O Negro na Invenção do Rio” with musician Nei Lopes and writer and journalist Ruy Castro, and “O Kuduro e a linguagem das periferias” with musician Ângelo Kalaf of the group Buraka Som Sistema and author José Eduardo Agualusa.There will also be a screening of the film “I Love Kuduro.”
Fundação Cidade das Artes – 6PM
Avenida das Américas 5300, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3325-0102
Entrance: R$150-R$200


Wallpaper Edição Pistão (Gamboa)
The club, The Week is back in action and going strong . The venue reopened in Gamboa in December and tonight will host the Wallpaper Edição Pistão event with special guest Valesca Popozuda. Additionally DJs Felipe Mar, Avena, Daddy Kall, and Falcão will spin during the night.
The Week – 11:59PM
R. Sacadura Cabral 135, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2253 1020
Entrance: R$60-R$80

High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of rap and trap as the High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Julie, Tago Oli, Doug Def, Fernando Henri, Matheus Custódio, and Vins will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$50

Eclética (Glória)
Tonight Espaço Bella Vista in Glória will host the Eclética party with DJs Gui Ferrera and Beto Costa spinning during the night.
Espaço Bella Vista – 11PM
Rua Jardel Jerculis 50, Glória
Entrance: R$35-R$50

All Over (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will present the All Over party with JR Mahr and special guest DJs spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Festa SexTape: St. Patrixxx Day! (Centro)
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations continue in Centro tonight at Espaço Acústica as the venue hosts the Festa SexTape party, St. Patrixxx Day edition. There will be welcome shots of green beer and shots and bodyshots throughout the night. There will also be a megabeerbong. DJs Grazzia and SaJoão will spin pop, electronic, hip-hop, funk and hits on the pop stage while DJs Polly and Ivy will spin the best of rock, metal, pop-rock, national hits and oldies on the terrace. DJ Daniel O’Ricci will also spin a very special set of Irish Punk during the night on the terrace.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Keep on Rockin’ (Botafogo)
Tonight the Keep on Rockin’ party will celebrate the upcoming Lollapalooza music festival in São Paulo with DJs Ariel Hey Hey and Thiago Burgos spinning the best of rock, indie-pop and alternative on the first floor while DJs Matheus Marins and Bgolls Incrível spin classic and no indie on the second floor. During the night expect to hear the best of Foster the People, Jack White, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant, Bastille and more on the first floor and the best of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smiths, Smashing Pumpkins and more on the second floor. During the night there will also be welcome jello shots, alcoholic popsicles, and free shots distributed from the stage. Additionally, promotions will include two for one caipirinhas and mojitos until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Thiago Mansur and Luciano Roffer (Lagoa)
Tonight DJs Thiago Mansur and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of EDM at house at 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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Trio Ustres, Adilson da Vila e Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel and Lu Oliveira (Centro)
Singer Lu Oliveira will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of classic samba and bossa nova. Adilson da Vila e Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Trio Ustres 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

Luiza Dionízio, Gabriel Teixeira, and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will perform at 7:30PM, followed by Gabriel Teixeira, at 9:30PM. Finally 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$30

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


The Gunners @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Guns N’ Roses Tribute band, The Gunners, will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub. 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

Hell’s Girls @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Celebrating groups like L7, No Doubt, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the Hell’s Girls party tonight. DJs Erica Van Erven, Andrea Mafer, and Pricilla Dau will spin during the night and Canto Cego will perform live.
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. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 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 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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