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BWAXFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Cave club in Copacabana presents a special edition of the popular Brazilian Wax party with eight DJs spinning in celebration of Marcela Moura’s birthday.

Moura is a producer who has worked in the industry for over ten years and who recently became a memeber of the Rio Me parties.

During the night, DJs Fernando Amaral, Rogério Pessoa, Rafa Canholato, DJ MEME, EAT_ME, Pedro Piu, Ananda Nobre, and Renato Bastos will take to the decks to keep the party going. Additionally, Brainstorm VJs will provide visuals throughout the night.


Roupa Nova (Barra da Tijuca)
Famous for their hits in the 80s and 90s, Brazilian pop band, Roupa Nova plays live tonight at Barra da Tijuca’s Citibank Hall.
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$90 – R$200


▲ FADED (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the fifth edition of the FADED party. DJs Tomás Tróia, PL Project, Marginal Men, Jeff Oliveira, and special guest Lucas Sá will spin during night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Fosfobox Records (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents another Fosfobox Records night to celebrate the release of São Paulo native Thomaz Krauze’s new EP entitled, Resuce Me. The night is also all about deep house and nu disco as DJs N$D, R.E.E.O Mix and Bruno Vinelli will spin at the Fosfobar. Thomaz Krauze performs below in the subsolo (basement) and additionally there during the night, DJs Nicolau Marinho, Pedro Zuim and LeoNeves and Dalima will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Brazilian Wax (Copacabana)
Tonight the Cave club in Copacabana presents a special edition of the Brazilian Wax party with eight DJs spinning and the Brainstorm VJs providing visuals throughout the night.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Motoka #2 (Botafogo)
It’s a night of reggae and romance as Botafogo’s Teto Solar presents the second edition of Motoka. DJs Calbuque, Dalua, and Mauricio Valladares will spin during the event.
Teto Solar – 10PM
Rua Paulo Barreto 110 A, Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2542-9458
Entrance: R$20- R$30

Room (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) presents the Room party with DJ JR Mahr spinning in the outside area and DJs Bell Roncolli, Robix and Caca Werneck spinning inside.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

SexTape (Centro)
It’s time for another edition of the SexTape party at Centro’s Espaço Acústica and tonight the party is celebrating its sixth anniversary. DJs Grazzia, SaJoão, and Caio Loki will spin pop, eletronic, hip-hop and funk on the inside stage, while DJs Polly and Ivy throw down the best of indie rock, metal and national rock on the venue’s terrace stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

All Inclusive (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the All Inclusive party tonight with an open bar and a battle between hip-hop and funk DJs Daniel Faria, Leo Vargas and Alex Lopes. The open bar will remian open until 4AM and will feature National Vodka, Bacardi, beer, Hi-Fi, Cuba Livre, Blue Lagoon, sodas and rounds of tequila. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull until midnight and sparkling wine for women until midnight. Japanese cuisine will also be provided by Temakeria.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$80

Richard Grey and Andrew Gracie (Lagoa)
Tonight DJs Richard Grey and Andrew Gracie will spin the best of EDM and house at Lagoa’s posh venue Miroir.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Luiza Dionízio, Gabriel Teixeira and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will start things off at 8PM and Gabriel Teixeira will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema –8PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Maria Filó, Toque de Arte and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
At 8PM, the band Cartola de Noel will get things started again tonight at Rio Scenarium with a performance of authentic samba. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with their mix of the best of traditional and modern samba. Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Maria Filó will play some of the best forró you can hear any in the city tonight. Their show will include thier reinterpreatations of the works Luiz Gonzaga, Marinês, Dominguinhos and Sivuca, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

Baile do Black with Sandro Black and Guests (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa the Leviano bar will host Baile do Black with singer/DJ/presenter Sandro Black and guests. Black will perform his reinterpretations of the works of Tim Maia, Seu Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others. Additionally on the second floor tonight, the trio, Johnnys will perform the best of pop and rock and DJ Aílton Areas will spin the best of funk, hip-hop and electronic.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Banda U2 Cover Rio – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Fresh after U2 made international news by releasing their lastest ablum as a free download on iTunes, the U2 Cover Rio band will play the best of their U2 covers live at the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are up for a look back at the best of U2’s hits with quality imported beers in a welcoming environment and a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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