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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Oi Futuro Ipanema the Sonoridades festival returns for its fourth edition. Every Friday and Saturday night during the month of November, the venue will host shows as part of the festival.

Tonight, Baianasystem with guests Karol Conka and Márcio Victor will perform as the first of two festival shows they will play this weekend.

BaianaSystem have performed around the world at various venues and as part of numerous festivals. Rapper Karol Conka is an upcoming talent originating from Curitiba, Brazil, who has been making a name for herself around the world during recent shows abroad. Márcio Victor is the founder of the band Psirico, well known for their major hit entitled “Lepo Lepo.”


Sonoridades (Ipanema)
The fourth edition of the Sonoridades festival begins at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight. Baianasystem will perform live with Karol Conka and Márcio Victor.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10-R$20


Quiz Night Rio @ Gringo Café (Ipanema)
After a brief break for Halloween, Quiz Night Rio is back at the Gringo Café in Ipanema tonight. The events are fashioned after Irish and English bar social events with the night featuring four to ten rounds of questions about Brazilian and International general knowledge. Teams of two to six players compete to answer the most questions correctly to win a weekly prize. Before Quiz Night Rio at Gringo Café, Quizmaster Oracle Stephen successfully led the event in Natal, RN for over two years.So, assemble your teams and get ready for two hours of trivia, socializing and fun. To celebrate the event’s return, the charge to play is only R$5 per person tonight.
Gringo Café –9PM
Barao Da Torre 240,Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: R$5

Curta Cinema 2014
The Curta Cinema 2014 festvial continues today with free screenings of over 250 short films from 31 countries. The screenings are taking place throughout the city in venues including Estação Botafogo, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal (CCJF), Cinemaison and Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage. See the site below for more information about the festival and today’s screenings. Curta Cinema 2014 will run through November 12th.
Various Venues – Various screening times
Entrance: Free

Panorama Festival 2014 (Centro)
Spanish choreographers Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol will again present their work “#LosMicrófonos” at 3PM and 9PM at Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto in Humaitá and French choreographers Maguy Marin, David Mambouch and Benjamin Lebreton will present their work “Singspiele” at the Teatro Municipal Carlos Gomes in Centro at 7PM as part of the ongoing Panorama Festival 2014.
Panorama Festival 2014 – 3PM, 7PM and 9PM
Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto, Rua Humaitá 163, Humaitá and Teatro Municipal Carlos Gomes, Praça Tiradentes 19, Centro.
Entrance: R$30 (Some events are free).

Feira na Rosenbaum (Ipanema)
The first Rio edition of the Feira na Rosenbaum continues at Espaço Redentor in Ipanema today with exhibitors showcasing the finest jewelry, clothing, accessories and home decor. Curated by famous Brazilian designers, Cristiane Rosenbaum and Marcelo Rosenbaum, fair exhibitors also include Zizi Carderalli, Sergio Matos, Mercatto Casa, Heloisa Galvão, Cynthia Gavião, Evelyn Tannus, Fetiche Design, Oferenda Objetos, and Paula Mourão, among others. The fair will continue through the 8th.
Espaço Redentor – 11AM-8PM
Rua Redentor 64, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: Free


Abrindo as Portas para o Verão(Lagoa)
Tonight the Praia Club is celebrating summer with the Abrindo as Portas para o Verão (Opening the doors to Summer) party. Entry is free tonight for the special occassion. You only pay for what you consume. DJs Luan Nascimento, Deaster, Aian, Mendez and De Lucca will spin the best of electro house, trap, bass, hip-hop, EDM, mashups and funk during the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: 0800 (you only pay for what you consume)

Just Follow the Beat (Copacabana)
Tonight the Just Follow the Beat party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox. Guest DJs Hiver and Skinny and resident DJs Sean Diss and Toledo will spin the best of tech and deep house.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Catch (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea presents the Catch party with DJs Bruna Félix, Meme and Sabrina Tome spinning the best of house and hits
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

All Inclusive (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the All Inclusive party tonight with an open bar and music provided by DJs Franco Pellegrini, Leo Cruz, Reinelt and Rodrigo Mattos. The bar will be open until 2AM and will feature National Vodka, beer, Lagoa Azul and sodas. Additionally, Japanese cuisine will also be provided by Temakeria.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$50-R$60

I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz presents the I Love Rock and Roll party. DJs Mario Mamede and Vitinho Operacional will spin on the first floor, while DJs Thiago Burgos and Polly Assumpção spin on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

John Failly and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
DJs John Failly and Junior Campos will spin the best of house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Teresa Cristina with Grupo Semente and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
Gabriel Teixeira will start things off at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30PM. 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 – 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Rapacuia, Ito Melodia, and Nuno Neto (Centro)
Singer and self-taught guitarist Nuno Neto will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with a diverse mix of Brazilian music and composer and musician Ito Melodia will follow at 9PM with the sonds of samba. Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, Rapacuia will play the best of forró until sunrise as part of the Forró na Madrugada section of the night.
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 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


Charles Bronson Band – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for classic rock as the Charles Bronson Band performs tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub . If you are up for some great live music with quality imported beers in a welcoming environment, 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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