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JakeBuggFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight singer-songwriter and musician Jake Bugg will perform live at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca.

Born just a little over twenty years ago in England as Jake Edwin Kennedy, Jake Bugg has become well known for his youthful yet contemplative blend of Dylanesque folk and indie rock.

He released his self-titled debut album in 2012 after originally gaining popularity following a 2011 appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. That performance lead to airplay on BBC radio stations and then to appearances on television, then to appearances at more music festivals and later to album releases which would earn him worldwide popularity.

Bugg arrives in Rio tonight as part of his current world tour in support of his sophomore release entitled, Shangri La.


Festival Multiplicidade 2014 Closing Weekend (Gávea)
The 2014 Festival Multiplicade continues the closing weekend of its tenth year today and tonight at the Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) in Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico. There will be installations, workshops and live performance by VJs and electronic musicians. Today, an installation by Danish artist Jacob Kirkegarrd will start things off at 1PM. Then beginning at 2PM there will be a panel discussion entitled Reflexão with Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, Bernardo Oliveira, Franz Manata and Saulo Laudares. Between 2PM and 7PM, There will also be performances by Jacob Kirkegaard, Mark Lyken, O Grivo, Negalê Jones, Siri, Augusto Malbouisson & Lucia Santalices, Chelpa Ferro, and Paulo Vivacqua. Among many additional installations and performances scheduled for the day and night, Franck Leibovici will also present a mini-opera entitled, “The Powell Opera” at 9PM. See the link below for a complete schedule of the day’s activities.
Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) – 1PM
Rua Jardim Botânico 414, Jardim Botânico– Tel: (21) 3257-1800
Entrance: See venue for details.


The Lumineers (Flamengo)
Tonight American folk-rock band, The Lumineers will perform live at Vivo Rio. Well known for their song “Hey Ho,” the band is currently receiving attention for “Hanging Tree,” a song they composed and arranged which is sung by Jennifer Lawrence in the newest instalment of the the Hunger Games franchise, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” Formed gradually formed in New York, then New Jersey then Denver, Colorado, United States around 2005, The Lumineers, currently consist of members Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites, Neyla Pekarek, Stelth Ulvang, Ben Wahamaki. They arrive in Rio tonight with the help of Queremos, a Rio crowdfunded kickstarter, that connects musicians, agents, fans and venues. They are currently on tour in support of their 2012 self-titled debut release and will perform at the Popload Festival in São Paulo following their show at Vivo Rio tonight. Also following their pefromance tonight at Vivo Rio will be the Manie Gang, the DJs behind the popular Manie Dansante parties. They will deliver the best of electro swing, electro-blue, new jazz and various other remixed retro beats.
Vivo Rio– Doors open at 10PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$130 – R$260

Jake Bugg (Barra da Tijuca)
English singer-songwriter and musician, Jake Bugg will perform live tonight at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca.
Citibank Hall – 9PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$220 – R$450

Sonoridades with Alice Caymmi(Ipanema)
The fourth edition of the Sonoridades festival will draw to a close this weekend will back-to-back performances by Alice Caymmi at Oi Futuro Ipanema. Tonight she will perform with Helio Flanders.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Dezarie (Lapa)
Tonight Dueventos Produções Artísticas and the Green Go Agency present the queen of world reggae, Dezarie, live at Circo Voador. This will be the performer’s debut appearance at the Lapa venue. Andread will be a guest DJ for the night.
Circo Voador– 8:30PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50- R$100

Chá das Deusas with Wanessa and Preta Gil(Lapa)
Following the success of the popular events, Chá da Alice (Alice’s Tea) and Chá da Anitta (Anitta’s Tea), tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host a new event, Chá das Deusas (Goddess Tea). Very special guests Wanessa and Preta Gil will perform during the party, headlining the Palco Afrodite (Aphrodite Stage), one of the party’s two stages of performers. DJs Giordanna Forte, Thiago, Araújo and Mil Faces will also spin on that stage. DJs Tommy Love, Dri Toscano, Diego Valente, Leo Amato, and Alexxa will spin on the Pista Poseidon (Poseidon stage) during the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$240


Fosfobox Records (Copacabana)
Tonight Groove Delight will launch a new EP as Copacabana’s Fosfobox hosts another Fosfobox Records showcase night. Groove Delight is a musical project by São Paulo native Ké Fernandes. Her listed influences include the genres of rock, new wave, house and techno. Earstrip & Torha, Dan Lypher and Rogéro Pessoa will also perform in the venue’s subsolo (basement) during the night. “New Talents” will perform above at the Fosfobar during the event.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Club-in (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea presents the Club-in party. DJs Jeff Valle, Andre Garça, and Júlio Douto will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight. DJs Bgolls, Incrível and Igor Boechat will spin on the rock stage and DJs Buba and Felipe Malfoy will spin on the pop stage.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$26-R$32

Tudo é 10! (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the Tudo é 10 (Everything is 10)! party with the band LuvBugs playing live. Promotions for the night are all about the number ten (dez) with Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, Red Bull for R$10 each, two for one Budweiser for R$10, and R$10 on the drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonic and Swett Heat, all night long. Entrance to the event is also only R$10. Additionally the first ten women will get in free.
Bar do B –10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$10. Entry is free for the first ten women to arrive.

CHOCK ϟ ϟ ϟ (Centro)
Tonight La Paz club in Centro will host the CHOCK ϟ ϟ ϟ party. Dwegs Abravanadas, Ravena Creole and Chlóe Tambourine will perform live. Attendess are asked to wear all black.
La Paz – 10:55PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Sexta Hip House Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Sexta Hip House Open Bar party tonight with the bar open until 4AM and DJs Franco Pellegrini and Rodrigo Mattos spinning the best of house, hip-hop and funk. The bar will be open until 4AM and will feature National Vodka, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pineapple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water and sodas. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull until midnight and sparkling wine for women until midnight. Japanese cuisine will also be provided by Temakeria.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

GET UP and Party! (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club presents GET UP and Party! with DJs Tomás Tróia, Dinho Porto, dBeat, and Raphael de Luca spinning the best of rock, trap, electro, and funk, all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$80

On! with Mark Ursa (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Lagoa venue Miroir will host the On! party with Mark Ursa spinning the best of EDM and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio and Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
Julieta Brandão will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 9:30PM with the sounds of samba. Then at 11:30PM, singer Luiza Dionísio will perform songs from her album entitled, Devotion, as well as, sambas from Wilson Moreira and Luiz Carlos da Vila, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Chamego Nordestino, Coisa Nossa, and Pixin Bodega (Centro)
At 8PM the group Pixin Bodega returns to start off the night at Rio Scenarium again will the best of chorro and classic samba. Then at 11PM, the group Coisa Nossa is back to deliver the best of samba. Then at 2:30AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will perform some of the best forro you can hear anywhere in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Bailão Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa presents Bailão Leviano. On the first floor, singer Gabby Moura will start things off with the best of samba and pagode and singer Mar César will follow with the best of MPB, soul, pop rock and samba. Meanwhile on the second floor, singer Christiano Dortas and the band Johnny’s will peform. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Thanksgiving in Rio 2014 (Ipanema)
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Gringo Café all weekend, from Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, November30th. There will be roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce. Additionally for dessert they will be offering pumpkin pie, apple pie, and red velvet cake.
Gringo Café – Call for reservations and best times.
Barao Da Torre 240, 22411-002 Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Entrance is free. Drink and meal prices vary.

Eleanor Beatles Band at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of The Beatles as the Eleanor Beatles Band, pays tribute to the fab four live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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
Entrance: R$10

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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