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a festa dos signosFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time to celebrate the virgin as the Festa do Signos (Signs Party) returns to Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight with a special Virgo edition.

Astrological stickers and horoscope cards will be given out to help attendees proudly display their astrological signs and to look for compatible signs to party with during the night.

Additionally, there will be special drinks for each sign of the zodiac and shots of catuaba and João Bidu will be distributed throughout the night.

DJs Burgos and Vitor Dill will spin on the pop, funk, and hip hop stage while DJs Thyago Simas and Bruno Mozka spin on the rock and Brasilidades stage during the night.


Readymades (Botafogo)
Tonight Efusiva presents the groups Readymades, Chico de Barro, Catillinárias, and Bochechas Margarinas live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


Despretenx (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Despretenx party tonight. The Despretenx Crew with Caroles, Fabio Araujo, Cadu Novellino, Fernando Amaral, and daceres Camila and Marcelle Scram will provide entertainment throught out the night.
La Paz – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

A Festa dos Signos: Virgo Edition (Lapa)
The Festa do Signos (Signs Party) returns to Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight with a special Virgo edition. Astrological stickers, horoscope cards and shots of catuaba and João Bidu will be distributed throughout the night. DJs Burgos and Vitor Dill will spin on the pop, funk, and hip hop stage while DJs Thyago Simas and Bruno Mozka spin on the rock and Brasilidades stage during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Pimp My Friday (Arpoador)
The Pimp My Friday party will take over the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with DJs Cris Fernandes and Mondraga spinning the best of hip hop, Brazilian funk, and deep house throughout the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Morta (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of pop and memes as the Morta party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Bruna Strait, Jeff Oliveira, Paula Queiroz, and Matheus G will spin and Mayra and Ohana will play on the Coreokê stage during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Lost in Rio (Gávea)
Once again the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Lost in Rio party tonight with DJs Rawa, Ayman, and Lofaro spinning the best of house music, hip hop, soul, groove, r&b, funk, and more throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Célio Motta, Jorginho do Imperio, and Edu Krieger (Centro)
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Edu Krieger will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with a performance of his pieces. Krieger is known for his work with Maria Rita, Ana Carolina, Roberta Sá, Maria Gadú, Teresa Cristina, Pedro Luís and the Parede, Casuarina, Ara Ketu, Falamansa, Pedro Miranda, Ryta de Cássia, Sururu na Roda, and Moyseis Marques, among others. Singer Jorginho do Imperio will follow at 11PM with the best of sambas enredos. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the group Célio Motta 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

Forró de Santa (Lapa)
The group Forró de Santa will perform live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Groups Os 3 Nordeste, Bastião, and Estopim will play to open the night. Additionally, DJ Sérgio Feijó will spin during the night and VJ Ratón will provide visuals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Marina Iris, Julio Estrela, and Roberta Nistra (Lapa)
Singer Roberta Nistra will perform live to open the night at Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight and Marina Iris and Julio Estrela will follow.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 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 Mar Cesar will start off the night on the first floor by performing well-known samba, MPB, and sambalanço songs. The bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with 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, DJs Aílton Areas and Cauê will spin the best of samba, funk, hip hop, and electronic during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)

Roda de Samba do Clareou (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host a roda de samba with the group Clareou performing live. Additionally, DJs Alle Souza and Amarelo will spin during the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$40


Navar & Friends @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Navar & Friends performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear some 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

Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the 11th edition of Tem Rock, Legends. During the night, bands Kosmus, Anxtron, and Radio Spitz will perform the best of progressive and classic rock live. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of rock´n´roll during the party.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Nunca Fui Santa @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight, to celebrate International Women’s Equality Day, Bar Bukowski in Botafogo will host the Nunca Fui Santa party. With four bars, Bukowski is known to host DJs, artistic performances, exhibitions, raffles and more.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists

Blackpop @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B will host the Blackpop party tonight with DJs Dinóbrega, Jopabral, and Gusblack spinning the best of hip hop, funk, and pop. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Budweiser for R$15; caipirinhas and caipivodkas for R$10 each; and Sweet Heat for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$10 – R$15

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

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 – 6:30PM – 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 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.

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 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 – 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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