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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – La Paz in Centro will host the final edition of the year of the popular DOOM party tonight.

During the event DJs Neguim Beats of the Darker Than Wax parties, Mestre Xim, Bertoletti, Bevilaqua, KingFoxxx, and Mr Brentar will spin. Additionally, DJ Fxrnok will spin back-to-back with Arth.exe during the night.

For those who attended the Plant Hemp show at Fundição Progresso (see below), entry to the Doom party will be only R$20.


Planet Hemp (Lapa)
Tonight and tomorrow night Brazilian rap/rock group Planet Hemp will perform live at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance:See Venue for more information.

Lenine (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer-songwriter Lenine will perform live at Circo Voador as part of his ongoing “Carbono” (Carbon) tour. DJ Bruno and Posada and O Clã will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60 – R$120


Politropia Bazar (Botafogo)
Today and tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the Politropia bazar. In addition to prints, photos, jewelry and herbal pillows, the day will start with a breakfast including organic eggs, sandwhiches, cakes, coffee and more.
Audio Rebel – 11AM – 10PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: See venue for more information

Bem Brasil


BLESS and Trap In (Centro )
Tonight the BLESS and Trap In party will take over Arco de Teles in Centro. DJ Flash and MC Consciéncia will perform on the Trap In stage during the night and DJs Rasloty and Easytuff (aka Rodolfo Vaz) will spin the best of roots, lovers, new roots, dancehall, Jamaican rap, Dubglitch, ragga and trap on the BLESS stage.
Arco de Teles – 11PM
Praça Quinze de Novembro, 34 A – Centro
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Festonna (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of Madonna as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Festonna party tonight. DJ Rafael Augustto will spin and VJ LC Ambient will provide visuals. Additionally during the night DJ Tarso Gusmão will spin the best of pop hits and DJ Caco Lelis will spin the best of the 90s and 2000s.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Doom (Centro)
The Doom party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight for its final edition of the year. During the event DJs Neguim Beats of the Darker Than Wax parties, Mestre Xim, Bertoletti, Bevilaqua, KingFoxxx, and Mr Brentar will spin. Additionally, DJ Fxrnok will spin back-to-back with Arth.exe during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$30. For those who attended the Plant Hemp show at Fundição Progresso, entry to the party will be only R$20.

Blvck Nvtion (Arpoador)
The Blvck Nvtion party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight to celebrate its first anniversary. DJs D-Ryder, Lulinha, Nobru Black, and Johnny Ice will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:30 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Quebrando a Cena (Lapa)
The Quebrando a Cena is back at Teatro Odisséia tonight. DJs Ingrid Gründig with Fer Andrade, Roberto Cruz, Fernando Prado, Lindote, Felipe Malfoy, Sirena, and Kleber Tuma will spin and shots of Drink QC, Absolut, and Chuva de Chandon will be distributed throughout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Crush! – Ho! Ho! Let’s Go! (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host a special Ho! Ho! Let’s Go! edition of the Crush! party. DJs will spin the best of pop punk all night on the first floor and Mateus and friends will spin on the second floor during the night for the Dobradinha party.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Festa Barulhinho (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host the Festa Barulhinho. The group Flores de Plancton will peform live. DJs Luizinho Ramos and Fábio Maia will spin and VJ Pat will provide visuals during the event.
Cabaret Lounge – 10PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Porn is the New Black (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Porn is the New Black party tonight. DJs André Nicolau, Mary Zander, Cadinho, Los Campos, Martha Pinel, André Duvivier, and DaKid will spin and the recommended dress code is “sexy-chic-black.”
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa again tonight. DJ Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop, funk, and reggaeton and there will be samba dancers performing live.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

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Xique-xique, Fátima Gaspar, and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
Influenced by samba greats including Cartola, Noel Rosa, Geraldo Pereira, and Nelson Cavaquinho, the group Cartola de Noel will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM. Singer Fátima Gaspar will follow at 11PM with more of the best of samba plus her reinterpretations of the works of Chico Buarque and Tom Jobim, among others. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Xique-xique 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)

Aline Calixto, Elisa Addor, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 7:30PM, followed by a performance by Elisa Addor at 9:30PM. Then beginning at 11PM, singer Aline Calixto will perform the best if contemporary samba live.
Carioca da Gema – 7PM, 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of punk, classic and garage as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

AC/DCOVER @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It`s time for the best of AC/DC as tribute band AC/DCOVER performs live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight. DJs Tony Rock and Theddy-O will spin the best of rock during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30 PM and the band is scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Festa – Tributo a Tim Maia (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant will host the Festa – Tributo a Tim Maia (Tribute to Tim Maia party) with the Síndico band performing the best of Tim Maia’s hits live. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$15 – R$50

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.

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 (they stay open until 4AM). Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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