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McFerrin_EFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Ten-time Grammy Award-winner Bobby McFerrin kicks off the Rio de Janeiro portion of the 2014 BMW Jazz Festival tonight at Vivo Rio.

Best known for his 1988 hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” McFerrin is an accomplished American vocalist with multiple studio albums. Additionally, throughout his career, McFerrin has worked with a wide range of artists including; Herbie Hancock, Gal Costa, Laurie Anderson, En Vogue and Wynton Marsalis, among others.

McFerrin joins the BMW Jazz festival this year, playing shows in São Paulo, Rio, and Belo Horizonte, in support of his latest release entitled, Spirityouall.


BMW Jazz Festival with Bobby McFerrin (Flamengo)
American Bobby McFerrin brings his award-winning vocal techniques to Vivo Rio tonight to kick off the 2014 BMW Jazz Festival in Rio.
Vivo Rio– 9PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$25-R$180

Blues Festival with Cristiano Crochemore and Artur Menezes (Laranjeiras)
Guitarist Cristiano Crochemore will host the fifth night of the 2014 Blues Festival tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras. Guto Goffi will be on drums, Claudio Bedran on bass and special guest, Artur Menezes on guitar.
Bar do B – Doors open 8PM and show is scheduled to begin at 9PM.
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$25

ConeCrewDiretoria (Lapa)
Brazilian independent band ConeCrewDiretoria launches their newest album entitled, Bonde da Madrugada Pt 1 tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Sound System Dubatak and Hélio Bentes will also perform.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80


Quebrando a Cena presents Cabaret (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia is time for Cabaret at the house of Zé. DJs Ingrid Gründig and Roberto Cruz of Quebrando a Cena and Felipe Mar of Wallpaper will spin funk and hip hop while DJs Fernando Prado of TeKiller, Polly of the Hit Me and Stephan Maus will throw down the best in rock and pop. There will also be shots of Absolut Vodka and “Drink QC”. Additionally there will be a pole dancing contest; a contest for shortest shorts and a wet t-shirt contest. Finally, there will also be a Batalha do Passinho (Battle of the the little step, dancing competition).
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Mau (Copacabana)
The popular party, Mau, returns to Fosfobox tonight in Copacabana. Longtime DJ and pioneer of the Rio electronic music scene, Mauricio Lopes will again take to the decks to spin the best of electro, techno and house.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Beto Giovannetti Presents (Lagoa)
Every last Friday of the month Beto Giovannetti, artistic director of the Lagoa venue Miroir, presents some of the most important DJs in the national and international scene. Tonight the venue will host EDM and house DJs; Diego Moura, Andrew Gracie, Joe Paes and Mario Fischett.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
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Open Air Film Screening- Dirty Dancing (Glória)
Tonight at Marina da Glória, “Dirty Dancing” will screen as part of the ongoing Vivo Open Air festival. Following the screening, Manie Dansante will play the best in electro-swing, jazz and other new retro-rhythms to get the audience dancing during the after party. Tickets for both the film and Manie Dansante, are currently sold out but tickets for Manie Dansante segment of the night are still available for$R40-R$80.
Vivo Open Air– 7:30PM
Marina da Glória, Av. Infante Dom Henrique,s/n,a Glória
Entrance: $R40-R$80

Pub Crawl Carioca (Lapa)
Tonight the Pub Crawl Carioca is back. Once again the group will tour three of the city’s bars while drinking and socializing. You pay one price and drink as much as you want with transportation, pizza and shots of cachaça provided along the path of the Crawl. The initial meet-up is at Av. Ataulfo de Paiva, 1060, Leblon at 10PM.
Pub Crawl Carioca – 10PM-12:30 AM
Meeting point- Av. Ataulfo de Paiva, 1060, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$70-R$120


Luiza Dionízio (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Brun Brito will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 7:30 PM with Elisa Addor following at 9:30 PM. Samba singer Luiza Dionízio will then present her interpretations of the works of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, and João Nogueira among others at 11:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Festa Santo Soul with Bambina Philosophie and DJ Marcello MBgroove

Tonight at Centro’s Santo Scenarium DJ Marcello MBgroove and the group Bambina Philosophie come together to deliver R&B, funk, soul, jazz and blended covers of neo soul classics by D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Prince, among others. This bar and restaurant is well known for presenting some of the best jazz, chorinho and samba-jazz in Rio.
Santo Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

Café Brasil, Dorina, and Xique-Xique (Centro)
Tonight beginning at 8PM, Café Brasil presents the best of choro and samba at Centro’s Rio Scenarium. Then at 11PM, singer Dorina delivers quality samba and finally at 2:30 AM, the group Xique-Xique will present the best of forró pé de serra.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Joyce Cândido, Carol Sant’anna (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, singers Joyce Cândido and Carol Sant’anna will fill the first floor of the Leviano bar with the sounds of samba. Following their show, Bailão Leviano will present a show from Seu Bando, which will feature the best of samba, MPB, soul and pop rock on the second floor.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for classic rock tonight with Banda Cadillac Royal at Lapa Irish Pub. This pub with its trendy and welcoming decor and great live acts attracts a fun and friendly crowd. They also offer a wide variety of imported beers and London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10-R$20

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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Av Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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