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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Oliver Pellet Grupo is taking over Santo Scenarium this Friday night with guitarist of the Caribbean music group El Merekumbé. Pellet has been all over the world with his jazz, and tonight will be performing in the best Rio has to offer in Lapa.


7 Day Weekend (Botafogo)
The “2 Girls 1 Cupcake” edition will feature cuties distributing cupcakes all night, as well as DJ Pedro Mac from the WTF! party joining the residents. There will be a beerbong every time DJs change hands as well. Ridiculous.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 until midnight with lista amiga, R$30 after midnight with lista amiga, R$35 otherwise

Toy Machine (Botafogo)
An alt take on electronic music — not just house and trance — but rather Kraftwerk to Daft Punk to Aphex Twin with DJs Belém and Caio von Menezes.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 lista amiga, R$30 otherwise

Rio Cabana Invites D-Edge (Copacabana)
The electro, house, and techno regular will be curated by the booking agency arm of São Paulo underground club D.Edge.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 on Lista amiga until 1AM, R$35 on list after 1AM, R$40 otherwise


Fhernanda Fernandes (Lapa)
Let Fhernanda Fernandes light up your Friday night with delectable sounds of samba at one of the best local joints on the strip with 3 floors of great music.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 (full price), R$10 (lista amiga until 12AM)

Oliver Pellet Grupo (Lapa)
Oliver Pellet Grupo is taking over Santo Scenarium this Friday night with guitarist of the Caribbean music group El Merekumbé. Pellet’s background in music allowed him to take his jazz guitar all over Brazil and in Europe and New York. He’ll be bringing his talents at this Lapa joint tonight.
Santo Scenarium – 8:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

Roda de Samba do Nem e Pagode da Tia Doca (Lapa)
The repertoire of the show are classics of samba and pagode, with special attention to those of Cacique de Ramos. At intervals, Whip DJ plays the best of samba and MPB.
Parada da Lapa – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20

Crispin (Centro)
Let this group take you away with the sultry sounds of their musical medley. Their style and rhythm is like no other here in Rio.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Centro – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$15

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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres or paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Mas Será o Benedito (Lapa)
Immense bar inside a beautifully decorated old mansion with two floors and even some pool tables. On the weekends expect a raucous crowd hungry for samba and pagode.
Mas Será o Benedito – 11PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 599, Lapa – (21) 2232-9000
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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