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FosterthePeopleFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight American indie pop trio, Foster the People will perform live at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca. British rock band Bastille will open the night.

Foster the People are known for their hits: “Pumped Up Kicks“, “Helena Beat” and “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”, while Bastille’s single “Pompeii,” has sold two million copies worldwide and was among the most played songs on Brazilian radio stations in 2014.

After the show tonight, both bands will perform as part of the São Paulo Lollapalooza music festival lineup on March 28th and March 29th.


Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Ocupação ARTE SONORA events continue at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo. Running for two months, through April 26th, the program features lives performances, DJs, artists, lectures and more on Wednesdays and Fridays. Tonight IOIA with Antonio Antmaper and Glaucia Mayer will perform live beginning at 7PM.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 7PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: FREE


Foster the People and Bastille (Barra da Tijuca)
Tonight bands Foster the People and Bastille will perform live at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca.
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$100-R$450


Festonna (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of house, eletro-pop, pop, and the best of Madonna as Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the Festonna party tonight. DJ Rafael Augusto will spin in the subsolo (basement) while VJ LC Ambient provides visuals. Above at the Fosfobar during the night, DJs Binho S and Serge will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$50

La Cumbia no Arco do Teles (Centro)
Tonight Arco do Teles will host a free night of La Cumbia, a festival dedicated to the genre of Cumbia and various Latin genres. DJs Pitti, Brasa and Rádio Rua will spin throughout the night.
Arco do Teles – 11PM
Travessa do Comércio 11, Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8602
Entrance: FREE

#aloka (Gávea)
The #aloka party returns to the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea tonight. DJs Leo Gattuso and Felipe Mar will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

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Luiza Dionízio, Julieta Brandão, and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will perform at 7:30PM, followed by Julieta Brandão 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

Rapacuia, Dorina, and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of samba jazz, bossa nova and classic samba. Singer Dorina will follow at 11PM. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Rapacuia will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM, 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


Rio Hard Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Rio Hard Rock will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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

SuperFuzz Rock Club @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the SuperFuzz Rock Club. During the night, DJs Wilson Power, Ricardo Abrahin, Thiago Halleck, Mario Mamede, and Kleber Tuma will spin the best of rock, indie, garage rock, alternative, punk, classic rock, grung, post-punk, new wave, and more.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25-R$30

Sound 6 @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight band Sound 6 will perform live at Bar do B. DJ Vitinho Operacional will also spin the best of rock’n’roll before and after the show.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$15 – 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 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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