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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mauricio Lopes is one of Rio de Janeiro’s founding fathers of the electronic music scene. Since the early 90s, he has been DJing and producing events showcasing the best of house, techno and tech house. Tonight he returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana for yet another edition of the popular party Mau, named after himself, that has been rocking Rio for the past few years now.

Tonights edition will feature the master of craft spinning all by his lonesome in the basement, as he prepares for an all night extended set. His extended sets are those of legend as he takes his crowd on an electronic musical journey through the realms of house and techno. Funking things upstairs will be DJs Skull B and Cybass.


O Ponto de Equilibrio (Lapa)
O Ponto de Equilibrio is back at Fundição Progresso, the original venue in which they won over their crowd during their first show. Warm up by DJ Marcelo Moon.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


Mau (Copacabana)
The master is back at the self-named tech fest Mau. Mauricio Lopes, one of Rio’s most beloved DJs returns to Fosfobox for an extended set of house and techno. Upstairs hip hop from DJs Skull B and Cybass.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
Casa da Martiz opens their doors tonight to all things rock. Commemorating rock since 2002, Paranoid Android will drop all your favorite rock styles from Metallica and Guns ‘n Roses to Skrillex and Marylin Manson to Daft Punk and Rage Against the Machine.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25

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Samba na Lapa (Lapa)
For a true taste of carioca nightlife, there is no better place than Leviano. Tonight the two story music venue will host Samba na Lapa, featuring the samba stylings of Joyce Cândido & Grupo Samba Urbano.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Jorginho do Império (Lapa)
Jorginho do Império is at Rio Scenarium tonight to promote his new CD “O Filho do Imperador”.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: Free before 10PM

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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