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rio 2016Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The official opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics will take place tonight at Maracana Stadium beginning at 8PM.

More than 10,500 athletes will walk through the stadium at part of The Parade of Nations and the Olympic cauldron will be lit by the Olympic torch to officially mark the beginning of the games.

Many national superstars will perform live and make appearances during the ceremony; international surprise guests are expected, and more than 6,000 volunteers will dance during the ceremony.

In addition to the stadium, there will be many sites and venues throughout the city where those without tickets to the ceremony can watch the ceremony live.


The Mansion Rio Sem Fronteias (Santa Teresa)
During the Olympic Games in Rio from August 5th through August 21st, The Mansion Rio in Santa Teresa will be hosting special events including lunch, dinners, poolside bar, live bands, live samba, and DJs. See The Mansion Rio website and Facebook page for additional information.
The Mansion Rio
Rua Dr Julio Otoni 254 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 99776-0477
Entrance: See venue for additional information.

Club France Opening (Lapa)
Tonight the Sociedade Hípica Brasileira in Lagoa will host the grand opening of Club France. With a capacity of 4,000 visitors, the Club will offer family-friendly activities during the Olympic Games including autograph sessions, sports demonstrations, and medal celebrations for the athletes of the French Olympic Team. The opening tonight will feature a sports tournament with the group « les Sportifs de Rio »; a show by the French collective Batukavi; and a performance by opera singer lírico Fabrice Di Falco and harpist Sylvain Bezia. Following the opening tonight, Club France will be open August 6th through 21st from 12PM to 2AM with a daily entrance fee of R$10 – R$20. Tickets to parties at Le Club must be bought separately. For additional information about the seven remaining Le Club parties, follow The Rio Times Nightlife Guide during upcoming days.
Club France – 5PM
Sociedade Hípica Brasileira , Avenue Borges de Medeiros, 2448 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Swissando Lounge Club with Túlio Araújo (Lagoa)
Tonight the Swissando Lounge Club at Baixo Suíça in Lagoa, the Olympic House of Switzerland during the games, will welcome one of Rio’s best DJs, Túlio Araújo.
Baixo Suíça – 9PM
Baixo Suíça: Campo de Beisebol da Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, near Corte de Cantagalo
Entrance: FREE


Baile Transante do Agytoê (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the Baile Transante do Agytoê with the bloco Òrúnmilá performing live. Additionally, the venue will host the Festa Batekoo during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant (Botafogo)
The Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant series continues tonight with Anganga and Negro Leo performing live at Biblioteca Parque Estadual in Centro.
Biblioteca Parque Estadual – 6:30PM
Av. Presidente Vargas, 1261 – Centro
Entrance: FREE

The MazeRunners in Rio (Tavares Bastos)
Tonight the Maze will host The MazeRunners in Rio.
The Maze – 10PM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$60

Mombojó (Botafogo)
Tonight Mombojó will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. The band is currently on tour in support of their recent release, Alexandre.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30

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Das Musik (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of techno and house as the Das Musik party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with special guest Anderson Noise. Leo Mendes will also spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night and Renato Bass will spin back-to-back with Marcela Penteado. Additionally, the Carbono Crew will spin at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$60

2Deep (Arpoador)
The 2Deep party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with Maz, Majestiq, Victor Junqueira and Toucan with DJs Bernardo Campos and Ollive March spinning the best of deep house and EDM during the night. Additionally, Defahk and Z1nder will spin back-to-back.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Rendez Vous (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rendez-Vous Rooftop party returns to the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema with DJs Vivi Reis and Ana Elisa Sucha spinning during the night.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 7PM
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$60 – R$80

Sexta de Clubhouse @ Clubhouse Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the exclusive Clubhouse Rio will host Sexta de Clubhouse with Karina Zeviani performing live and DJ Markinhos Mesquita spinning during the night.
Clubhouse Rio – 5PM – 3AM
R. Saint Roman, 184 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3586-0456
Entrance: See venue for membership and additional event information.

BoOM Pró Fest (Centro)
Combining the Click Clack BOOM and Boom Pró Festival, La Paz in Centro will host the BoOM Pró Fest event tonight. Igor Bidi, Dede Menezes, Black Exodus, and Street Crew will play the best of hip hop on the Click Clack BOOM stage during the night and Deshi, Wikidizonz, Exodus, and Jamessem will perform on the Boom Pró Festival stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Lost in Rio (Gávea)
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.


Chega de Saudade (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Chega de Saudade with the Grupo Numa Boa performing live with Rodriguinho. Adiditionally during the night, Fabiano and Bonatto will perform and DJ Fly will spin.
Paiol 08 – 3PM – 3AM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

SerTãoFulô, Aninha Portal, 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 know 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 Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM with the best of classic samba and more. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the group SerTãoFulô 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

Luiza Dionízio and Gabriel Teixeira
Gabriel Teixeira will perform to open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and Luiza Dionísio will follow with with her reinterpretations of sambas by Wilson Moreira and Luiz Carlos da Vila, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 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. 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)


Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classics from the 80s as the band Alforria returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub. 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

AC/DCover @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Expect the best of AC/DC as tribute band AC/DCover performs live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight. Additionally, DJs Theddy-o and Trovão will spin the best of more rock’n’roll during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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.

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.

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