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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Ze Ramalho takes the stage along with Rio favorite Baia at Fundicao Progresso. The musical variation of the night should take you on a journey with forró, mpb, pop and rock. These two musicians are known and loved in Brazil, this show should be one to remember.


Nouvelle Vague (Lapa)
The French band Nouvelle Vague, is known by the Brazilian public for their intimate versions of classic punk-rock, post-rock and new wave. The show will be unique and special in the format of the musical “Dawn of Innocence,” directed by stylist and designer Franco-Moroccan Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Ze Ramalho & Baia (Lapa)
Fundicao Progresso welcomes well known composer and singer Ze Ramalho to the stage, playing his brand of rock, pop, mpb, forró and folk. With a variety as such, the night only gets better as local legend and 20 year career holder Baia joins Ze for an unforgettable night of pure Brazilian music.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Império Roma Antiga! (Centro)
3 levels of DJs, alcohol and serious sound systems. Tonight get in the spirit of ancient Roman times as this themed party prepares to explode. The lineup features 8 DJs rocking out with pop, electro and rock. Experience one of the few multilevel venues in Rio.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Bootie Rio with DJs from Mars (Copacabana)
The Italians DJs from Mars are back for the second time in Rio with their bootie puzzle box and their accelerated electrohouse. With mashups and remixes of Fragma, Ciara, Eiffel 65, Brooklyn Bounce, Coolio and Ennio Morricone, their sets are reminiscent of the likes of David Guetta, Carl Cox and Bob Sinclar.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list

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/ 2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio is today one of the great singers that takes the stage at Carioca da Gema. Her talent and voice has made her a regular at the Lapa hotspot.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Jeff Garden Trio (Centro)
The New Yorker pianist Jeff Gardner studied with legendary names like Nadia Boulanger and jazzmen John Lewis, Don Friedman and Jaki Byard. Join him and Adrian Barbet (bass) and Teo Lima (drums) at Santo Scenarium.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10


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

Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

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