The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Shape is happening tonight at Catrin, local Mexican restaurant and bar by evening, banging underground club at night. Arrive early to taste the flavor of Mexico city, while putting back some top notch margaritas and beer. Then head upstairs for the party Shape, which will feature some special producers from Diamond Clash records, in association with Plano B and Punch Underground. Arrive early to win 2 shots of vodka to get the night started.

The lineup will feature Diamond Clash representatives Torha, Oliver Mach and Ecletic, plus Amadeo from Plano B and Glitter from Punch Underground. This collaboration should prove to be a solid success and a night of great underground music.


A Grande Roubada (Lapa)
Ratos de Porao are back in Rio with an unprecedented show, which includes the participation of former members, playing songs from all phases of the group’s first demo CD! Besides the current lineup of John Gordo, Jao, Juninho and Boka, the show will also feature former members Jabá, Betinho, Spaguetti , Porridge and Diaper. The band will take turns on stage to represent different phases and formations from the past 30 years!
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Péricles e Sambô (Lapa)
Péricles e Sambô return to the ever famous Fundicao Progresso as they promote the new release of the new DVD. Expect to hear the samba and pagode hits from Pericles and his new solo project on DVD.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Beijo Triplo – Halloween! (Centro)
The name Beijo Triplo means Triple kiss, which is exactly what you are getting tonight. Local crews Festas American Party, Game Over and PopCorn team up to help you celebrate 3 occasions, Halloween, Friday night and 50 years of James Bond. Thankfully held at a beautiful 3 level venue, there is pretty much nothing missing from this night of ghoulish freaks and funky beats.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: tickets range from R$20 to R$35

Shape (Lapa)
The underground comes alive at Catrin, as local labels and crews Diamond Clash, Plano B and Punch underground come together to create Shapes. Enjoy some great food and drink, then head upstairs for a night of underground beats.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

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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

Arruda (Lapa)
The group Arruda demonstrates their skill as one of the best samba groups in Rio. Performing at Lapa 40º, come get a taste of some true Brazilian music.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$40


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more. Tonight enjoy a classic American tradition as the Gringo Cafe hosts a Halloween party. Don’t be afraid to dress to impress!
Gringo Cafe – 8PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema
Entrance: Free

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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