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baleia and ciceroFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Circo Voador, Cícero and the band Baleia will perform live.

A Rio indie/alternative band, Baleia recently released their second album, Atlas. It follows their successful debut Quebra Azul, which was released in 2013.

Cicero is a singer-songwriter from Rio who has released three albums: Canções de Apartamento (Apartment Songs) in 2011, Sábado (Saturday) in 2013 and A Praia (Beach) in 2015.


Pub Crawl Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Lapa Loca. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10PM to 12:10AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20AM to 1AM there will be free entry at the next location and one free shot of tequila or caipirinha. The crawl will then arrive at 1:20AM at its final stop at Bar da Boa for the Lapa Loca party. Entry to that party will be free and pub crawlers will receive one free caipirinha.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: 55+ 21 96579-7643 Pub Crawl / 55+ 21 96900-1721 Vicente Sauer
Entrance: R$70


Baleia and Cícero (Lapa)
Band Baleia and singer Cícero will perform live at Cicro Vodar tonight.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50


Lumen with #DIFERENTONA (Centro)
It’s time for the best of house and electro as La Paz in Centro hosts the Lumen party with a #DIFERENTONA stage tonight. DJs Lex D, Valdo S, Edu Castelo, and Ber Back will spin on the Lumen stage and Fabiano Penna, Emma Richter, and Vino will spin on the #DIFERENTONA stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Santinha (Lapa)
Raízes da Lapa will host the Santinha party with DJs Felipe Dom, Miguel Cruz, Kaboom, John Guibor, and Wess Silva spinning the best of funk, rap, hip hop, trap, pop, rock, sertanejo, axé, samba, and MPB throughout the night.
Raízes da Lapa – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 21 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 96958-8877
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Back Up @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight it’s time for flashback hits as Bar do B hosts the Back Up party. DJs Jimmy McManis, Vitinho Operacional, and guest Diego Nobrega will spin.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$12 – R$20

Sorveteria do Rock! 4 Years (Botafogo)
The Sorveteria do Rock party celebrates its fourth anniversary tonight at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. DJs Marcus WR, Pilar Garcez, Suirá and guests will spin the best of classic rock on the first floor and indie rock and pop punk on the second floor during the night. Alcoholic brigadeiros will be distributed to the first fifty people to arrive and promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$45

Fosfobox 12th Anniversary with Eli Iwasa (Copacabana)
Fosfobox in Copacabana continues the celebration of its 12th anniversary with very special guest DJ Eli Iwasa spinning the best of techno and house in the subsolo (basement). Joining her there, Marcelo Frota and Pedro Passos will spin beginning at 11PM. Fella and Renato Bastos will spin beginning at 12:30AM and Estrella and Pedro Piu will spin at 2AM, followed by Iwasa from 3:30AM to 6AM. Manara and πollanda will end the night and welcome the morning, spinning from 6AM to 8AM. VJ Diego Bragança will provide visuals in the subsolo during the night, while above at the Fosfobar, Magma, Eletrônico Verão, and the Manie Gang with Andrei Yurievitch and Bruno Queiroz will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Wasted Life (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Wasted Live party tonight with D-Groov, Thor R, Stavoberg, Aloha, Lofaro, and Matt spinning the best of deep, future, and tropical house, and funk.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Baile Carioca (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin in Ipanema presents Baile Carioca with Wendell and Rafael performing live and DJ Bruno Rebello spinning the best of pop, hip-hop, funk, and samba rock. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: Entrance for women is free all night and for men is R$20 – R$30.

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SertãoFulô, and Boemia Carioca, Dilma Diva, and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
Galeria do Samba will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba including their reinterpretations of works by Jorge Aragão, Zeca Pagodinho, Benito Di Paula, and Arlindo Cruz, among others. Dilma Diva will follow at 8:30PM will the best of bossa nova, sambas de raiz, marchinhas, and MPB. Then at 11PM, Boemia Carioca will perform traditional samba. Finally at 3AM, SertãoFulô will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Julio Estrela, Marina Iris and Késia Estácio
Vocalist and instrumentalist Késia Estácio will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will follow with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Lapafest (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off the night by performing his reinterpretations of works by Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Clara Nunes, among others. The bloco Picada de Primeira will then perform the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba reggae. On the second floor during the night, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. Additionally during the night, DJs Chicote and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalançco, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals. Caipirinhas will be free for all until 12AM.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock, punk, and grunge as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10 until 10PM and R$20 after.

Loki’n’Roll @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Loki’n’Roll party. DJ Wagner Fester will spin the best of classic rock, 70s hard & heavy rock, 70s and 80s heavy metal, garage rock, and punk. Shots of Jack Daniels will be distributed to the first fifty people to arrive and Hidromel will be distributed throughout the night. Additionally, the band Casanova will perform live during the party.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Known for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug in Copacabana provides a great selection of food and drinks, including more than thirty types of international and national beers
Mud Bug – 5PM – 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of Ipanema, the Canastra Wine Bar offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is another great bar for watching live sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 5PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema. Just around the corner from posto 9, the after-beach crowd tends to stop by and stay all night. Another perk here is most of the staff and clientele can speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the 80s and promotions will include two-for-one specials on sparkling wine for women and tequila and Jagermeister for everyone.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

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