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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Me Gusta returns to Fosfobox with one bombshell of a night. Celebrating their two year anniversary, promoter Fernando Deperon and resident DJ Pedro Piu bring together an all star cast of DJs and talent to the Rio underground club.

Performing their live show is none other than the Sao Paulo duo VCO Rox, consisting of music genius Dudu Marote and DJ Paula Chalup. After the success of their recently released mixtape, they are back in Rio to play their live show, which you just have to see and hear to believe. Also on the roster for the night is iconic Brazilian DJ Mau Mau. There are few DJs in Brazil with a track record and success that Mau Mau possesses.


Rio Maracatu + Toca Rauuul (Lapa)
Projeto 100 anos presents Rio Maracatu and bloco Toca Rauuul. Maracatu is typical music from the north which utilizes various forms of percussion and rhythms. Toca Rauuul is a bloco group who proved successful after last years Carnaval with their samba style reinterpretations of legendary rock star Raul Seixas.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Me Gusta (Copacabana)
Me Gusta celebrates their two year anniversary. Promoter Fernando Deperon has delivered rock solid party after party after party, having brought an array of top shelf DJs and live acts. Tonight is no different as resident Pedro Piu welcomes Sao Paulo powerhouse VCO Rox doing their epic live show. Also on deck is DJ Mau Mau, one of Brazil’s best and most legendary DJs.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35 with guest list, R$50 without

Bang! (Botafogo)
Casa Da Matriz is one of Rio’s oldest and well known late night hot spots, known for their musical variety and hi energy crowd. Tonight’ Bang! party brings pop music to another level, combining music and alcohol in a way that can only be done here in Rio.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi, 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/ (21) 2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Grupo Tendências(Lapa)
The samba group takes you on a Brazilian musical journey with hits ranging from Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, João Nogueira, Fundo de Quintal, Jorge Aragão, Almir Guineto, Zeca Pagodinho and more.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30


Guacamole (Jardim Botânico)
Rio 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.
Guacamole – 6PM
Rua Jardim Botânico, 129, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue

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
Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

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