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Racionais MC'sFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Legendary São Paulo rap group Racionais MC’s celebrate their 25th anniversary at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso tonight with special guests Rael, Tássia Reis, and Flow MC.

Born and raised in São Paulo’s favelas, the Racionais MC’s members; Mano Brown, Ice Blue, Edi Rock and DJ KL Jay; formed the group in the late Eighties and grew to be considered one of the most famous hip-hop crews in Brazil.

With lyrics that depict the grittier side of the city and the social injustices perceived from within, Racionais MC’s have been compared to famed American hip-hop group Public Enemy.

Racionais MC’s have released five studio albums, two live albums and have appeared on complications albums including 1989’s Consciência Black, Vol. I. They are well known for their songs including; “Mil Faces De Um Homem Leal”, “Diário de um Detento” and “Mágico de Oz”, among others.


Racionais MC’s (Lapa)
São Paulo hip-hop crew Racionais MC’s celebrate their 25th anniversary at Fundição Progresso with special guests Rael, Tássia Reis, and Flow MC.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 10PM and the show is scheduled to begin at midnight.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$30-R$120

Nação Zumbi (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador, Brazilian rock band, Nação Zumbi plays the first night of two back-to-back shows debuting thier new self-titled tour.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80
Tickets are available at the Circo Voador box office and online here.


Level (Copacabana)
It’s time for tech and deep house at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight as the Level event hosts special guests, São Paulo DJs Eli Iwasa and Flex B along with Rio DJs Flow & Zeo, Raphael Brick, Pedro Piu and Rafa Canholato.
Fosfobox– 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$50

Rockaway #27 (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Martiz hosts the 27th edtion of Rockaway with DJs Polly, Grazzia and Ivy bringing the sounds of indie rock, classic rock, grunge, metal, punk and pop-rock, while DJ Arlei Hey Hey will present the best of Britpop, spinning everything from the Beatles to Arctic Monkeys, to Oasis to Blur to Queen. Caipirinhas and caipivodkas will be double dose (two for one) for only R$11 all night long and the drinks; Cuba Libre, Hi- Fi and Kill Me Please will be double dose until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM-6AM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$22-R$35

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa, Luiza Dionísio and Chamego Nordestino (Centro)
At 8PM Marcos Novatto & Pimenta de Garrafa will start the night off at Rio Scenarium as they interpret the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque and Jorge Benjor. Next at 9PM Luiza Dionísio performs songs from her debut album entitled, ‘Devoção’ (‘Devotion’) as well as sambas by Wilson Moreira and Luiz Carlos da Vila, among others. Closing out the night will be Chamego Nordestino. The trio will celebrate Brazil’s North-East region with the sounds of forró pé de serra beginnning at 2:30 AM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 9PM and 2:30 AM.
Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Joyce Cândido, Samba Urbano and Seu Bando (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa singer Joyce Cândido and the group Samba Urbano will fill the first floor of the Leviano bar with the sounds of samba. Meanwhile on the second floor, Bailão Leviano will present a show from Seu Bando featuring the best of samba, MPB, soul and pop rock.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


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

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 a fun and friendly crowd and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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