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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Sextas de Clubhouse with Godi Oseguerda, at the new chic, design hotel and private-members club, The Clubhouse, is hosting a party tonight that will be filling the dancefloor with a non-stop selection of tunes, from jazz to techno.

On the decks is local DJ Godi Oseguerda, who will be moving from Blue Note to Underground Resistance, through Wave, BBE, Tuff Gong. Set in the hills behind Ipanema, the Clubhouse is fast becoming the go-to place to party. Its three-tired deck has beautiful views out over Rio.

The entrance is free as long as you confirm on their Facebook page, while capacity lasts.


NOFX (Lapa)
Veterans of the Californian punk and hardcore scene, NOFX take the stage at famed Rio venue, Circo Voador tonight. Headed by iconic producer and frontman Fat Mike (bass and vocals), the current lineup features the talents of Eric Melvin (guitar and vocals), El Hefe (guitar and trumpet) and Eric Sandin (drums). Carioca band Xander will warm things up.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

As part of their farewell tour, world-music band FORFUN kick off two nights of shows at Fundição Progresso this evening.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80

Bem Brasil


Sexta na Clubhouse (Copacabana)
Carioca DJ will be crossing genres, generations and music styles when he takes to the decks tonight at The Clubhouse. With top cocktails and a cool crowd, this is the place to go to kick-start your weekend.
The Clubhouse – 9PM
Rua Saint Roman 184, Copacabana
Entrance: Free

Puta Que Pariu (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia is celebrating the end of the year with a Drunk Christmas party. Along with free shots of jurupinga distributed from the stage throughout the night, bodyshots will be taken on the stage. DJs Lupin, Edu Matias and Ricardo Bastos will spin the best of EDM, Trap, hip hop, hits and funk on the first stage while DJs Ian Garcez Lis Amaral spin the best of rock, pop rock, punk, and indie on the second stage.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

Keep on Rockin | Summer Edition (Botafogo)
It’s the last night of Keep on Rockin tonight at Casa de Matriz. To mark the end of year and the start of Rio’s summer, prepare for the “Summer Edition!” Separate your sunglasses, umbrella and floats to dive straight in to the party!
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

Amem (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of electro, dubstep, glitch, trap and edm as Amem take over Fosfobox tonight. DJs Johnny Glovez, Rodrigo S, Ulyverse and Gowpi will together be spinning a heavy night of tunes.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Reggae Fever (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will be getting hot under the collar with Reggae Fever. Partiers will be taken on a chronological journey through the history of Jamaican music: from calypso to rub-a-dub. Admission is free and organizers guarantee fun, good music and affordable beers and snacks.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Fog presents The Highjack (Arpoador)
Winners of the Ibeu Rock Festival in 2014, Highjack will perform live and host an afterparty at Cave this evening. With an independent sound and strong Seventies influence they are sure to rock out.
CAVE – 11:30 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

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Marcia Guedes, Adilson da Vil, DJ Machintal and Cassiano (Centro)
Marcia Guedes starts proceedings at Rio Scenarium tonight from 8PM. Feet won’t stop moving when samba-school stars Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel play from 11PM. At midnight, DJ, producer and remixer DJ Machintal hits the decks, before Cassiano and the Beija-flor Trio will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
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. The bloco Picada de Primeira will then perform 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, during the night DJs Chicote 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 (Lapa)
Tonight Marcelle Motta will open the night at 9PM in Carioca da Gema. Then at 11PM Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live.
Carioca da Gema –9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Banda OLD CLASS @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Lapa Irish Pub tonight will be going back to the Eighties tonight with a tonne of tunes from everyone’s favorite decade. If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while belting out your favorite rock tunes, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Hard Roack at Lion Fest (Botafogo)
Lion Heart band will perform at Lion FestT to celebrate thirteen years of making music. Hard rock and heavy metal fans are invited this super show, which will visit the entire history of the Lion and the Hard Rock. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libra all ningt and welcome shots for the first thirty to arrive.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – $20

Cabaret em Festa com DJ Haron Dufau (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host the DJ Haron Dufau on the decks, spinning the best party tunes all night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Storm (Ipanema)
Tonight at Barzin Bar and Restaurant Storm night will make its debut playing all kinds of black music, including lots of hip-hop. Additionally, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, house and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include firt chopp (draft beer) for R$1 during Happy Hour (5PM – 11PM).
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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 Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 5PM – 8PM, include 300ml choop for R$5.50 and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
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

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

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