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Rio News, Brazil NewsFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Espaço XV in Centro hosts the Danada (Nasty) party from 11PM.

Funk, pop, hits and “bagaceira” (trash) music will attend to the event, with resident DJs Esther Mograbi and Matheus Barra and guest DJ Fernanda Tavares running the dance floor.

The party includes attractions like “open food”, with a free breakfast buffet from 5AM, free shots of Catuaba, a raffle of Catuaba bottles, and a “glitter shower”.


Ratos de Porão + Devotos (Lapa)
Hardcore, punk rock and trash metal music invades Lapa tonight, with Brazilian bands Ratos de Porão and Devotos performing at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: see venue for details

VIII Circuito Música Brasilis (Lapa)
Tonight, the eighth edition of Circuito Música Brasilis (Music Brasilis Circuit) presents the concert “O Boi no Telhado” (The ox on the roof), a tribute to French composer Darius Milhaud.
Sala Cecília Meireles – 8PM
Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2332-9223
Entrance: see venue for details


Danada (Centro)
The Danada party returns to Espaço XV tonight with the best of funk, hip hop and pop music, including breakfast from 5AM and free Catuaba shots.
Espaço XV – 11PM
Travessa do Comércio, 113, Arco do Teles – Centro
Entrance: R$0 – R$10

Você é a Ovelha Negra da Família (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the Você é a Ovelha Negra da Família (You are the family’s black sheep) party from 6:30 PM. As usual, the party gets started with the “drunk hour”, with half price on several drinks. Wannabe singers can also star at the traditional garage karaoke, accompanied by a live band.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55.

Baile Furioso (Copacabana)
Tonight, Fosfobox will host the Baile Furioso party, with DJs Carlos do Complexo, Bia Marques, Antco, Moonar, Marginal Men and “Bateu no Namorado e Fugiu Pelada” spinning the hottest funk hits all night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Labirinto (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Labirinto (Maze) party, with resident DJ Rafa M spinning the latest and the classics from pop and Brazilian music.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: FREE
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Baile do Rogê (Lapa)
Samba singer Rogê will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, with renditions of samba hits by Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, among other contemporary composers.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapa Loca at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar César will start off the night on the first floor performing a roda de samba with well-known samba classics. DJs Aílton Area and Ricardinho will be spinning the best of samba, funk, hip hop and electronic. The band Johnny’s will also be there performing the best tracks from the international rock scene.
Leviano – 7PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (cash only)

Ensaio Aberto Filhas de Gandhi (Botafogo)
Tonight, the female participants of the Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi band and cultural group perform at Botafogo, singing and dancing traditional Afro Brazilian rhythms, like ijexá, jongo and samba de roda.
Praça Nelson Mandela – 7PM
Praça Nelson Mandela, Botafogo
Entrance: FREE


Winehouse (Botafogo)
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: FREE

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 until 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16 – Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: See venue for details

Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Cuban bar Mais que Nada offers a lively and friendly night, drawing in a younger crowd just as much during the week as on the weekend. Tonight, they host their weekly pop and rock party with live bands and a great atmopshere.
Mais que Nada – 9PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: FREE for women. See site for details.

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

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

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Rua Vinicus de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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