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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Bar Bukowski, in Botafogo, will host a tribute to American band Pearl Jam, one of the greatest grunge rock groups of all times.

The event will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s album “TEN” with the cover band Purano Rock.

As usual, the night gets started at 6:30 PM with Bar Bukowski’s traditional “drunk hour”, with double shots on caipivodkas and international beer labels.


Negro Mendes (Laranjeiras)
Tonight, group Negro Mendes promises to make everyone move with the fascinating sound of Afro Peruvian music at Moviola, in Laranjeiras.
Moviola Café & Livraria – 8:30 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras, 280 – Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$20

Tribute to Pearl Jam (Botafogo)
Celebrating the 26th birthday of Pearl Jam’s album “TEN”, the Bar Bukowski invites the cover band Purano Rock to perform the best compositions of the American alternative rock band. As usual the “drunk hour” will be happening from 6:30 PM with double shots of caipivodka and international beer labels.
Bar Bukowski – 6:30 PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers


Finalmente (Centro)
The Finalmente party gathers music and arts at Instituto Ruínas tonight. Resident DJs Susana Guardado, Vinicius Alves and Yasmin Zyngier invite DJs Duda Pedreira and the Diabo Louro collective to provide an unforgettable dancing night to the audience.
Instituto Ruínas – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 75 – Centro – Tel: (21) 97423-3883
Entrance: FREE

Hey You! (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host Hey You! party, with Dj Maurício Baia spinning classic and contemporary rock music all night. The event also includes the performance of the U2 Cover Rio band, which will bring the best of the Irish band.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: FREE

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Johnny Hooker (Lapa)
Tonight, independent Brazilian music singer Johnny Hooker releases his second album “Coração” (Heart) at Lapa.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$120

Luiza Dionisio (Lapa)
Samba singer Luiza Dionisio will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, with renditions of samba classics by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest 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 Areas 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)


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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