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carbonoFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time for the best of future bass, UK funk, bassline, 2-step, grime and UK garage as Fosfobox in Copacabana presents Carbono, a new project by DJs Rodrigo S. and Pedro Piu.

During the night, Fosfobox will also welcome Felicio Marmo, known as Marmitex. He will spin the best of disco, electro-funk, and garage and DJs Nytron and Cybass will also spin during the night in the subsolo (basement).

Additionally there will be a special RWND Records DJ Set at the Fosfobar during the event.


Astronauta Marinho and Zé Pereira (Botafogo)
Tonight Astronauta Marinho and Zé Pereira will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Astronauta Marinho is an instrumental, experimental project created by Felipe Lima while Zé Pereira is a project created by Felipe de Paula and Felippe Rodrigues that is known for blending Brazilian rhythms including samba, brega, axé and bossa with contemporary sounds and themes.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Casuarina with Baby do Brasil (Lapa)
Tonight samba group Casuarina will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Special guest Baby do Brasil will join them during what promises to be a lively show.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60


Minha Luz é de Led Strikes Again (Centro)
The Minha Luz é de Led Strikes Again (My LED Light Strikes Again) party will take over La Paz club in Centro tonight. During the night, DJs Canyvello, Jacobyna, André Suisso, ønirica, and Cassius Augusto will spin on the Batkoo stage and DJs Dioclau, Melody Groove, Andrei Yurievitch, Guigga Tomaz, and Leo “Luminus” will spin on the LED stage. Addtionally there will be light installations by Bruno Trinande, Marc Kraus, and Paulo Denizot.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz with DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, and Ronney Rebelle spinning the best of rock, indie, pop, and indie pop. On the first floor the focus will be on Muse and bands including Alt-J, The xx, Artic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Grimes, The Knife, Klaxons, MGMT, and, of course, Radiohead, among others. On the second floor, DJs will spin the best of Rihanna, pop and indie pop. There will be “Supermassive Shots” to welcome partygoers and alcholic popsicles will be distributed throughout the night. Additionally there will be two-for-one specials on drinks during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$26- R$35

Chocoland with MC Sabrina (Lapa)
Tonight Teatro Odisséia in Lapa will host the Chocoland party with very special guest MC Sabrina. DJs Millah Bass, Jess, Ian Garcez, Vinny, Otávio Cruz and Luks Cardoso will spin the best of pop, hip hop, and funk on the first floor and the best of pop rock, indie, rock, and classic rock on the second floor. There will be welcome shots for the first one hundred people to arrive and various flavors of jello shots will be distributed throughout the night. There will also be alcoholic brigadeiros and caipirinha popsicles. The mega beerboong will be passed around and there will be a pool and a churrasquinho.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Duda Santtos and Franco Pellegrini (Lagoa)
DJs Duda Santtos and Franco Pellegrini will spin the very best of house at the posh club Miroir in Lagoa tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Recepção de Calouros (Arpoador)
Tonight at the CAVE club in Arpoador CRAA presents the Recepção de calouros (Freshmen Reception) party for the Design students of PUC-RJ.The night will include a special edition of the Battles party and DJs Igor Kelner, Dorly, KAZ, Zeitgeist, Abdack, and Marfelo will spin the best of pop, indie, funk, trap, and electronic.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$40


A Onda É Funk (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best of funk as the Praia Club in Ipanema hosts the A Onda É Funk party tonight with very special guest, MC Roba Cena. MC Syd will join Roba Scene during the event as will DJS Bruna Petribú, De Luca, and Ique Lavatori. Entrance fee for women is free all night long and promotions will include two-for-one Miller beer specials all night.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: FREE for women, R$30 for men

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa again tonight. During the event, Bom Batuque will perform the best of samba, funk and more live and DJ Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop, funk, and reggaeton. Additionally, caipirinhas will be unlimited until 12AM.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Rock on the Roof (Méier)
Tonight Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira presents the second edition of Rock on the Roof party. The event, a Spotify listening party with surprises, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the Joy Division album, Closer.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Carbono (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana presents Carbono, a new project by DJs Rodrigo S. and Pedro Piu. Additionally spinning during the night will be Felicio MTX, Nytron, and Cybass. There will also be a RWND Records DJ Set.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$45

Cabaret Sexta (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Sexta party returns to the Cabaret Lounge tonight with DJ Jacaré spinnning the best of rock and pop.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$38

Rock no Porto (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will present the Rock no Porto party. Bands MonoTone, Balba and Intercâmbio will perform live.
Porto Pirata – 8PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

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Trio Rapacuia, Sarah, and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Roberta Espinosa will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of bossa nova. Singer Sarah will follow, begining at 11PM, with her lively repetoire of samba. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning Trio Rapacuia 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, Julieta Brandão, and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Opening the night at Carioca da Gema will be singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering at 8PM. Julieta Brandão will follow at 9:30PM and at 11:30PM Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live with guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Big Phat Mama @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the band Big Phat Mama returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while listening to great live music, 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 and 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.

Black is Beautiful @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B will host the second edition of the Black is Beautiful party. DJs Felippe Marchiori, Renato Jukebox and guests Maurício Gouveia and Cyn Scherbatsky will spin the best of r&B, funk, soul, bróder and more. Promotions will include two Budweisers for R$12, and Smirnoff Ice, caipirinhas, caipivodkas and Sweet Heat for R$12 each.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

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.

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Tonight the Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Pop Sessions party. Band Gatunos do Rocha will perform the best of Tim Maia, Lulu Santos, Skank, and Marina, among other live and DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, and house.
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.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
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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