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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Nugrooves is back at Fosfobox for their second edition of their new Rio based event. The second edition is dedicated to carioca rhythms such as nufunk, nubreaks, and nujazz coupled with traditional funky house music. After the success of the first edition, the second time around should prove no different. The line-up this time around features American DJ and producer Brian Thomas aka Butter, resident DJ and producer of the hit party Dirtyblackdisco. Showing support is Rio’s favorite DJ Mauricio Lopes, along with residents Trotter and David Tabalipa and Joca-San, aka Joca Vidal.

In the Fosfobar upstairs, DJs LBF and Brant will be enforcing an all out attack on soul, electro, breaks and drum n bass. Get ready for a night of mixed beats on the floor, both upstairs and down!


Mostra Livre de Artes (Lapa)
In honor of their 30 year career of hosting the best and boldest events in Rio, Circo Voador presents Mostra Livre de Artes, a show/ exposition featuring artists, poets, films, bands and DJs. There is a complete program beginning with poetry followed by films both inside and outside and bands later on in the night. Full art expositions will be displayed as well.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Slash (Lapa)
Guns n’ Roses famed guitarist Slash is making a rare performance in Rio at Fundição Progresso. Slash is legendary in rock n roll, having released some of the best and most well known tracks around while with Guns n’ Roses. After parting he has risen to even more success with his band Velvet Revolver consisting of Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth and Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland. Tonight Slash will be performing his new project Apocalyptic Love.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Nugrooves (Copacabana)
American Brian Thomas aka DJ Butter headlines the São Paulo transplant party Nugrooves along with local heavy hitter Mauricio Lopes, Joca Vidal and Nugroove residents Trotter and David Tabalipa. This night will feature the best of nujazz, breaks, house and more. Upstairs will be led by DJs LBF and Brant.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

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Danielle Coimbra e Samba Serrado (Lapa)
Danielle Coimbra e Samba Serrado recreate some of Rio’s top samba heard around town as well as featured during Carnival. Come get a taste of true Rio samba at one of Lapas best samba venues.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30

Velha Guarda Musical de Vila Isabel (Lapa)
This group ventures through samba with a repertoire of hits from Noel, Ataulfo Alves e Braguinha passando por Martinho, Paulinho da Viola and more.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30


Guacamole (Ipanema)
Rio de Janeiro welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials. Enjoy truly excellent Mexican cuisine at its finest at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Rio.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico, 129, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

Caroline Café (Lagoa)
The Caroline Café is the most well known pub in Jardim Botânico, premised on the idea of merging modernity with casual chic. Located in the heart of Jardim Botânico, with beautiful sunsets at Dois Irmãos.
Caroline Café – 11AM
Rua J. J. Seabra, 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. 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

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