Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will present the Hip-Hop Live Festival with Brazilian groups 3030 and Cacife Clandestino and headliners, American hip-hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
The show will mark the first Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performance with all five members (Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone) in Rio de Janeiro.
Known for the songs including “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads,” Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is currently on tour in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of their second and best-selling album, E. 1999 Eternal.
Rock in Real (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata wil host the fourth edition of the Rock in Real party with bands Balba, Clashing Clouds and Hell Oh! performing live. Additionally, DJ Rataus will spin before, during intervals, and after the shows.
Porto Pirata – 9PM-2AM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for details
Hip-Hop Live Festival (Lapa)
Hip-hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony arrive in Rio tonight to perform live in Lapa’s Fundição Progresso as headliners for the Hip-Hop Live Festival. Brazilian groups 3030 and Cacife Clandestino will open the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Adrenaline Mob (Lapa)
American Heavy Metal band Adrenaline Mob will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. Formed in 2011, Adrenaline Mob is a supergroup consisting of vocalist Russell Allen of Symphony X, guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Mike Portnoy, formerly of Dream Theater. Metal bands Noturnall and Republica will open the night.
Circo Voador – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Juçara Marçal (Botafogo)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will present the first of two back-to-back shows with Juçara Marçal at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Performing works from her album, Encarnado, tonight, Juçara Marçal will be accompanied by Kiko Dinucci, Rodrigo Campos and Thomas Rohrer.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
D.I.P. Comunicação PUC with Tropkillaz (Leblon)
Tonight the D.I.P. Comunicação PUC party returns with very special guest Tropkillaz. Taking place at Clube Monte Líbano in Leblon, the event will feature an open bar with whiskey, vodka, tequila, and energy drinks. In addition to Tropkillaz, MC Maneirinho, and DJs Lucas Lins, Djamal, Gottgtroy, and D-Ryder will perform.
Clube Monte Líbano – 11PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 701, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2512-8833
Gop Tun Rio (Saúde)
The well-known Gop Tun party returns to Rio tonight with special guest Tornado Wallace. Taking place at Cais da Imperatriz in the city’s Port Zone, the event will also feature DJ Dani Souto and the resident Gop Tun DJs spinning throughout the night.
Cais da Imperatriz – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 145, Saúde – Tel: (21) 3026-5033
It’s time again to dance with glowing neon under black lights as the Putzbrilha! party retunrs tonight. Hosted by Miranda in Espaço Lagoon in Lagoa, the party will feature DJs Larissa Busch, Tomás Troía, Fernando Schalaepfer and Bernardo Campos spinning the best of pop, bass, hip hop, deep house, indie, and more.
Miranda – 11PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 1424, Espaço Lagoon, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2239-0305
TeKiller is back at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia tonight with everything fans of the party love including lots of tequila, DJs spinning great music, the massive beer bong, the tequila bong, body shots, sombreros, mustaches and games including limboshot and Battle of Tequila. DJs Roberto Cruz, Fernando Prado, Thiago Halleck, Ingrid Grundig, Renato Lima, Vitor Medina, and Mario Mamede will spin during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
The Nêga party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs spinning the best of r&b, hip-hop, rap, roots, twerk and pop.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Burn party tonight with DJs SaJoão, Arlei Hey Hey and Vito Dill spinning hits and hip hop on the pop stage and DJ Polly and a special Deu Zebraa set delivering the best of EDM, Trap, and remixes on the second stage. Promotions during the night will include two for one caipivodkas until 1AM and welcome shots of tequila.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Marcelo Cic and John Failly (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa will present DJs Marcelo Cic and John Failly spinning the best of EDM and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa 1484, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will once again host the #aloka party tonight. DJs Tatah Toscano and Marcella Rica will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Black Cave (Arpoador)
The Black Cave event returns to the popular CAVE club in Arpoador with DJs Nicole Nandes, David Levy, Rapha Lima and CCEL spinning r&b, charme, hip hop and trap throughout the night.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Wonka Party (Centro)
The Wonka Party is back at Centro’s La Paz club tonight, so prepare for an overdose of sweets. There will be milkshakes with Twix, brownies, brigadeiros, chocolate licor, Nerd’s Wonka candy and more. Providing the music during the night, DJs Dave Avigdor, Nathalia Hinz and Rick Castro will spin the best of pop, hip hop and funk on the Pop Stage and DJs Bruno Ambrozi and Ian Garcez will spin the best of rock, indie and pop-punk on the Rock Stage.
La Paz – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Trio Marimbondo, Samba na Véia, and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
At 8PM tonight, singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani will start things off at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba jazz, bossa nova and classic samba. The group Samba na Véia will follow at 11PM with more lively samba and bossa nova. Finally, at 2:30 AM the Trio Marimbondo will perform the best of forró until the sun rises.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Marcelle Motta starting things off tonight on the first floor with the best of samba and MPB including his reinterpretations of the works of João Nogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Djavan, among others. Bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with more MPB and samba, soul, funk and samba reggae. On the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Teresa Cristina and Groupo Semente, Leo Russo, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Marco Novatto will kick off the night by performing at 7:30 PM. Leo Russo will follow at 9:30 PM . Then at 11PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Charles Bronson Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the Charles Bronson Band returns to 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
Rock in Outland @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Celebrating Led Zeppelin, Jack White and The Black Keys, Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents another edition of Rock in Outland tonight.The Outs, The Highjack and special guest Anne Germano will perform live.
Saloon 79 – The house will open at 8:30 PM and the shows will begin at 10:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Laranjeletric @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The band Laranjeletric returns to play the best of blues, funk and soul music live tonight at Bar do B in Laranjeiras.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
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
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
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
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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