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SwingFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the first edition of the Swing party.

Produced by Fernando Deperon of the Me Gusta parties, along with DJs Vicente Amadeo of Art in Motion and Olliver Mach of Toucan, the party will spotlight DJs in the Brazilian underground scene.

Tonight, special guest Lucas Arr of D. Agency will spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night and joining Arr will be Art in Motion, Olliver Mach, and Iagon.

Additionally, DJ The Jouz and ΛKÏRΛ will spin above at the Fosfobar during the party.


Criolo (Lapa)
Tonight and tomorrow night, Brazilian rapper and singer Criolo will perform live at Circo Voador. The shows are part of Criolo’s ongoing tour which celebrates the 10th anniversary of his album Ainda Há Tempo.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.


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 10:30 PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10 PM to 12:10 AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20 AM 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 1:20 AM 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 – 10:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

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Baleia (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Baleia party. During the night, DJs Bern, Kasha Lotte, Frankie Monstro, and Urça Bassi will spin the best of pop, hits, b-sides, 90s, and 00s on the Superfície stage while DJs Ber Back, Evehive, and Richard L spin the best of electronica and more on the Profundezas stage. Additionally, IRonnyC and Delirious Fenix will perform during the party.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20- R$40

Puff Puff Bass (Lapa)
Raízes da Lapa will host the Puff Puff Bass party with DJs Ruxell, Marginal Men, Totonete, Atman, diniBoy, and Tago Oli spinning the best of hip hop and bass throughout the night.
Raízes da Lapa – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 21 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 96958-8877
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

Swing (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of techno and house as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Swing party tonight with special guest Lucas Arr. Joining Arr to spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night will be Art in Motion, Olliver Mach, and Iagon. Additionally, DJs The Jouz and ΛKÏRΛ will spin above at the Fosfobar during the party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Non Sense Party (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Non Sense Party tonight with DJs Ayman, K-A-Z, Lofaro, Rafa Lacoste, and the V1rus Crew with DJs Aian and Lodeek spinning the best of indie dance, deep house, tech, trap, hip hop, funk, classic funk and tropical house throughout the party.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Rendez Vous (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema will host once again the Rendez-Vous Rooftop party. Tonight special guest Ariel Freitas and resident DJ Gringo da Parada will spin. Go for the amazing view of the sunset and stay for a great night of music and dancing.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 6PM
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Baile Carioca (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin in Ipanema presents the Baile Carioca with Wendell and Rafael performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Bruno Rebello will spin the best of pop, hip-hop, funk, and samba rock.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$15 – R$50


Chamego Nordestino, Marcelle Motta, and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Gabriel Versiani will perform his reinterpretations of works by Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and Jorge Benjor to start off the night at Rio Scenarium. Singer Marcelle Motta will follow at 11PM with the best of MPB. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will begin their performance of 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)


Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic 80s as the band Alforria performs 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

Tribute to Telefone Gol @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host a Tribute to Telefone Gol event with Sérgio Serra, Nani Dias, Kadu Menezes, Obeid, and special guest, Rodrigo Santos performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs Theddy-o and Klebinho Bambino will spin the best of the 80s.
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

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

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know 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

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.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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 – 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 a great place to watch live streaming sports, both international and national.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks.
OMG Lounge – 4PM – 3AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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.

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