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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mauricio Lopes is back at Fosfobox with the next edition of his popular party Mau. Mauricio features his favorite musical selectors at each edition, this week playing host to Marcio Careca, Badenov and more.


Ploc 80’s (Lapa)
The 80’s are back again as Ploc 80’s returns to Circo Voador, celebrating all things 80’s. When say all things 80’s, I mean all things 80’s. The night will feature cover bands playing the top hits from the 1980’s while projection screens will host videos and movies from the era, plus the crowd will receive toys and gifts from the 80’s such as He-Man swords, rubix cubes and pom poms. Dress to impress at this fun night at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Os Tres Tremores (Lapa)
Os Tres Tremores features three of the most important names in the rap scene in Brazil. MC’s Emicida, Rashid and Projota rocked the stages of Sao Paulo in early 2011. The trio made such a hit, they decided it was time to show the rest of the country the power of their collaboration.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Wobble (Lapa)
Wobble is back! This time endeavoring on a new project, which aims to present new sounds and artists inside the bass culture: dubstep, post dubstep, trap, drum and bass, moombahton and bassmusic. This first edition will feature a new partnership between Wobble and Kick Boom Boom, bringing bassmusic lovers one very special attraction.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sá, 63, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2222-0328
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$35 without

Mau (Copacabana)
Local icon Mauricio Lopes is back with another edition of his hit party Mau. Tonight will feature Marcio Careca and Badenov on the main floor and DJs David Tabalipa and Gustavo Magoo upstairs. Also expect stellar video art and projections from John Penoni, designed especially for this party.
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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Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Teresa Cristina returns to Carioca da Gema to perform her special brand of samba. Teresa is a favorite here at Carioca da Gema and has brought her smooth stylings to the stages before, making her one of the most invited guests to date.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Arruda (Lapa)
The Arruda Cultural Preservation Movement Samba de Raiz was born in 2005, after five childhood friends, residents of Vila Isabel samba circles decided to make a move to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$15


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

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

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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