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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It is the Brazilian Independence Day, and Lapa heats up again as Braza is back with their next edition. This hit new party is held at Catrin, a true new underground venue for serious music lovers. Local crews Botafogo Social Club and Brazilian Wax team up again to bring you the best in breaks, funk and soul, disco, house and more. Special guest DJs for the night include DJ Pachu and Saraiva, plus a special battle set between the BSC and Brazilian Wax DJs.


Alanis Morissette (Barra da Tijuca)
Canadian born singer, songwriter and actress Alanis Morisette returns to Rio at Citibank Hall tonight. Her first international album was the rock-influenced “Jagged Little Pill”, released in 1995 and has sold more than 33 million units globally.  
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Avenida Ayrton Senna, 3000 – Barra da Tijuca –  Tel: (21) 2421-1331
Entrance: R$75 to R$450

Forro de Gafieira (Lapa)
Circo Voador welcomes Forro de Gafieira to the stage playing a unique blend of forro music. The night will feature Tio Pe de Serra, Trio Virgulino from Sao Paulo, Trio Dona Zefa also from Sao Paulo and DJ Sergio Feijo. Dust off your dancing shoes and be prepared to get down to the sounds of forro.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Braza (Lapa)
Brazilian Wax and the Botafogo Social Club are back with their monthly edition of the hit party Braza. Featuring the best in breaks, booty, funk and soul, disco and house, these parties get grimy and funky. This edition will feature special guests DJ Pachu and DJ Saraiva, along with a special battle set between the Botafogo Social Club DJs and Brazilian Wax. Be sure not too miss this night of great music with a serious vibe. The last two editions have run well into the morning, so be ready.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$30 without

Supercordas (Arpoador)
Supercordas resurfaces at Studio RJ even more electric and experimental this time with their new album “The Magic Drift Elephants”. Six years after their celebrated album “Green Beings Around”, the carioca band returns to the stage to demonstrate why their first album was considered one of the best Brazilian albums of the decade in 2000.
Studio RJ – 9PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 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 de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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Danielle Coimbra e Grupo Serrado (Lapa)
Samba with Danielle Coimbra and Grupo Serrado. Grupo Serrado plays the best of samba and tells a samba storyline that is reminiscent of Rio’s carnaval.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$25

Teresa Cristina e Grupo Semente (Lapa)
Samba surrenders Friday nights to the talent of one of the youngest singers and composers of the genre. Teresa Cristina and Grupo Sementemantém have gained success since their debut seven years ago in Rio.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79- Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue

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

Guacamole (Ipanema)
Rio de Janeiro welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials. Enjoy truly excellent mexican cuisine at its finest at one of the best mexican restaurants in Rio.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico , 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

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