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fosfoboxrecordsFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of tech and deep house as the popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana presents the Fosfobox Records party tonight.

Tonight’s edition of the event will celebrate the launch Fosfobox Records eighth release, project Keskem’s new EP, FBX08.

Kesem is a new Rio group featuring Benaion and Felipe Fella. The duo will spin live during the night in Fosfobox’s subsolo (basement). Also spinning in the basement during the night will be DJs Ricardo Estrella and Nytron.

Additionally during the night, Fosfobox Records will present Novos Talentos (new talents) at the Fosfobar.


Cine Daros no Pátio, “Persepolis” (Botafogo)
The free animated film screening series, Cine Daros no Pátio, continues tonight at the Casa Daros museum tonight with a screening of the 2007 French film “Persepolis.” Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, “Persepolis” is based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film will be screened it its original language (French) with Portuguese subtitles.
Casa Daros – 7PM
R. Gen. Severiano 159, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 2138-0850
Entrance: FREE


Jaloo (Ipanema)
Touted as one of the most interesting artists of the new Brazilian cultural scene, Jaloo will perform the first of two back-to-back shows tonight at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight and tommorow night. An electronic musician, producer, and DJ from the state of Pará, Jaloo is quickly gaining recognition both nationally and internationally for his ability to take technobrega in new directions.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Tel : (21) 3201 -3010
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Festa Labirinto with Leandro Joaquim @ The Maze (Catete)
It’s time once again for the best of live jazz as the Festa Labirinto returns to the Maze tonight. Tonight very special guest, trumpeter Leandro Joaquim will perform live. Go here for unique architecture, beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro, and great live music tonight.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance: R$15- $25

Renascimento with Juliana Linharaes (Botafogo)
Tonight the group Renascimento will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Very special guest Juliana Linharaes of Projeto Pietá will join them for the show.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of funk as the Eu Amo Baile Funk party returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. Performers will include DJ Grandmaster Raphael, Carrossel de Emoções, Velha Guarda do Funk, Deize Tigrona, Imperadores Da Dança, Sensacionais do Passinho, Camarote do Corte, Ritmo de Favela with DJs Baré and MouChoque and MCs William and Duda do Borel.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Clube da Encruza (Castelo)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will once again present Clube da Encruza with Metá Metá, Passo Torto, Juçara Marçal, Rodrigo Campos, Romulo Fróes, and Sambanzo performing live at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$20



Barzooka (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz continues its week-long 15th anniversary celebrations with the Barzooka party. The party inaugurated Casa da Matriz in 2000 and for eleven straight years helped clubgoers discover new music and remixes through regularly hosted theme parties. The party’s original DJ, Janot will return tonight to help celebrate.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

BoOm Pró Fest (Centro)
Tonight it’s time for a night of music, art and the best of underground culture as the parties Boom Pró Arte and the Boom Pró Festival will combine in Centro’s La Paz to create the Boom Pró Fest. On the Click Clack BOOM stage, DJs João Ferrett, André Menezes, and Vinicius Tesfon, joined by special guest Rapadura Xique Chico, will spin the best of hip hop, trap, hi-tec and electronic. On the BOOM Pro Festival stage DJs Exodus, Zuli, Ferrett and wikidizonz will spin during the night. In addition to the music, there will be entertainers, exhibitions, graphic art, digital displays, and Street BurguerZ will offer meat and vegetarian burgers with homemade sauces.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Jelly (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Jelly party with DJs Miss Klauss, Leo Maia, Dam Maia, and Junior Nuayed Alvyn spinning throughout the night. Additionally, welcome jello (jelly) shots will be distributed at the entrance.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Oldskoolbaby! (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for the best of reggae, punk rock, ska, and hardcore tonight as Suburbia Club Sounds presents the Oldskoolbaby! party at Porto Pirata. DJ Roberto Borati will spin and entrance is free all night long.
Porto Pirata – 2PM – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

It’s Miller Time (Ipanema)
The Praia Club celebrates Miller beer tonight with the It’s Miller Time party. Promotions will include two-for-one Miller beers all night long and there will be an open bar until 12AM. DJs Beat2Luke, Jaybolt, Pzilio, and De Luca will spin the best of deep house, future house, progressive house and funk during the party.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Raphael Assa and Morttagua (Lagoa)
DJs Raphael Assa and Morttagua will spin the best of house and EDM throughout the night at the posh club Miroir in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Fosfobox Records (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox Records will present their eighth release, Keskem’s new EP, FBX08. Additionally during the night Ricardo Estrella and Nytron will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

Segredo (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge will host the Segredo party with DJ Dodô Azevedo spinning throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 10PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$40 – R$70

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Mala & Cuia, Sarah, and Makley Matos and Quarteto Duobá (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Makley Matos and the Quarteto Duobá will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM will more lively samba. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning, Mala & Cuia will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

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. Singer Mar César will follow with the best of samba. 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 Márilo and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalançco, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Rogê (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will perform live with guest Rogê beginning at 9:30PM.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of classic rock, punk, and grunge as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. During the show, the power trio will play the best of The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains, among others. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 five Miller Lites for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Take #5 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will present a special Quentin Tarantino editon of the Take #5 party. DJs Ricardo Abrahin, Suirá Abrahin and Kleber Tuma will spin and there will be a cinequiz.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9:30PM and the DJs begin at 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Grecco @ The Clover Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Every Friday night the band Grecco is performing the best of hard rock, indie, punk, and classic rock live at The Clover Irish Pub in Copacabana.
The Clover Irish Pub – 9PM
Av. Atlântica 3546, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Sandálias (Ipanema)
Tonight the band Sandálias will perform the best of pop and rock live Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop and funk during show intervals.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd. Additionally during the month of June, Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 6PM – 8PM, include two-for-one on draft beer and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

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 where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

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

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