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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG returns for another special edition at the top of the Vidigal mountain. Tonight will feature some of Rio’s favorite house and tech house DJs, as they throw down at one of Rio’s most incredible dance music venues.

If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are definitely missing out. Outdoors and situated at the very top of the hill, you can see all of Rio while dancing to pure unadulterated house music. To kick things off for the night will be local duo Bed & Breakfast, consisting of João Paulo and Marcio Careca. The duo have rocked all the biggest clubs in Rio and São Paulo, as well as holding down their monthly residency and party Bootleg. Headlining for the night will be Frenetik Crew’s very own Rodrigo Correira of the famed Black Sheep parties. His smooth and funky tech house sounds have been rocking Rio for years now. They will all be joined by resident and San Francisco transplant Mike Frugaletti.


Roupa Nova (Glória)
Roupa Nova is a Brazilian pop band, who had many hits in the 1980s and early 1990s with a sound that is often compared to the American outfit Toto. The band has sold over 8 million records and had 25 hit singles, ten of which reached number one.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2900
Entrance: R$70-R$250


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Electronic music will be presented in rare form tonight as top notch DJs throw down at the very top of Vidigal at Casa Alto Vidigal. Resident DJ and San Francisco born Mike Frugaletti invites Cariocas Bed & Breakfast and Rodrigo Correira to the top of the hill for one of the best venues Rio has to offer, overseeing all of Rio while banging the beats till the wee morning hour.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$40 without

Chemical Music powered by D-Edge (Marina da Glória)
If you are a fan of electronic music, you will not want to miss this strong armed event featuring some of the biggest names in the business, including Magda, Renato Ratier, Tale of Us and much much more.
Marina da Glória – 3PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$50

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Barrados no Baile e Grupo Obsessão (Lapa)
Samba in Lapa is alive tonight at Lapa 40º with the Barrados no Baile e Grupo Obsessão. Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel (Lapa)
Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel performs samba tonight at Rio Scenarium, Rio’s classic three level live music venue and restaurant.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Café, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Café – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240A, 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 you can 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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida 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 many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft. Be prepared to headbang tonight as the pub welcomes a Guns and Roses cover band!
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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