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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Musically speaking, the game is on at Alto Vidigal. Festa Rewind returns for another edition, this time around featuring some of Rio’s best musical talent. On deck for the night is musician and co-owner of Studio RJ, Plinio Profeta. He will be joined by percussionist Sandro Lustosa, plus local DJ extraordinaire Pedro Piu and resident DJ Mike Frugaletti.

Plinio Profeta is a Brazilian musician, composer, producer and DJ. At the beginning of his career, Profeta won a Latin Grammy for his work on Lenine’s CD “Falange Canibal”. Sandro Lustosa has an epic background in music, not just in Brazil but worldwide. He has shared the stage with Manu Chao, Macacos and currently with BNegão & Seletores de Frequência.


Rock in Rio (Barra da Tijuca)
Rock in Rio returns with an incredible lineup that is sure to make it one of the best years to date. Tonight’s artists feature Bon Jovi, Matchbox Twenty, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Paul Oakenfold, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and many many more.
Cidade do Rock – 1PM
Avenida Salvador Allende, 1, Jacarepaguá-
Entrance: “official tickets sold out”


Rewind (Vidigal)
Rewind returns to Alto Vidigal for another funktastic night of quality tunes. Tonight the crew welcomes some true musical talent as Latin Grammy winner and recordings artist Plinio Profeta headlines the night alongside percussionist Sandro Lustosa, plus DJ Pedro Piu and resident Mike Frugaletti. Only the best funk, soul, disco, 80s, 90s and rare groove.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

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 da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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João Gabriel (Lapa)
Sertanejo will fill the house tonight as João Gabriel takes the stage. Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 women, R$40 men

Rockólatras (Lapa)
Rockólatras are on tonight playing a handful of tunes form the fifties and sixties, with a feature on Little Anthony.
Rio Rock & Blues – 11 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3684-1091
Entrance: R$20- R$35


The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers, pool tables and a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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: R$15

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. 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

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 to kick off Friday night.
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 on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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