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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Orquestra Voadora is back together tonight in Lapa at Circo Voador to commemorate the release of their first album “Ferro Velho”.

Born in 2008, the band consists of a variety of brass players and percussionists who play a unique blend of top Brazilian hits and world popular music. Their musical playlist includes Stevie Wonder, FelaKuti, Os Mutantes, Roberto Carlos, Tom Morello and even Michael Jackson. The band has proven to be a big hit, having toured all over Brazil and Europe. Their last Carnaval appearance in February 2013 brought together more than 80,000 people.

Wear comfortable shoes, because its hard to stand still when this band is playing.


Orquestra Voadora (Lapa)
Orquestra Voadora returns to the stage tonight to celebrate the release of their first album. The big brass band is known for their innovative arrangements of classics Brazilian and world popular music. Having toured all over Brazil and recently Europe, their unique sound has captured crowds hearts and adoration, constantly selling out show after show.
Circo Voador – 12:30AM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Wobble (Copacabana)
Wobble is back at Fosfobox for their thirteenth edition. The funky dubstep, breakbeat party will feature frontman Rodrigo S. and the Marginal Men along with guests Mats, from Boombass in Sao Paulo and Oh! Mussi, from MetanoIFM, Sao Paulo.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

Back to the 90’s (Arpoador)
The best part of the 90’s certainly wasn’t the fashion or by any means the hairdo’s. The best memories most people share was the music that most of us grew up on. Tonight enjoy a blast from the past as the top hits are brought back at Studio RJ.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women



Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio is one of the top performers of Carioca da Gema. Her repertoire includes classic hits of Brazilian samba and mpb.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Thaís Motta (Lapa)
Come enjoy a different type of happy hour at a sophisticated, informal ambience. Order some delicious original plates, along with wine, drinks and jazz music. Great musical artists pass through this unique venue on a steady basis, tonight will feature Thais Motta.
Triboz – 9PM
Rua Conde de Lages, 19 – Lapa – Tel:(21) 2210-0366
Entrance: R$25


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. Also expect to 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 new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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