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show2Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brazilian greats, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, continue their celebrated tour by playing Circo Voador in Lapa live tonight.

“Dois amigos, um século de música” (Two friends, a century of music) is a homage to not only the long-lasting bond between the two musicians but the work they have each produced over the past fifty years.

Having met on Rua Chile in Salvador, the pair have since pursued their own careers and toured the world. Now they come together on this special occasion to sing and play in Rio. This latest tour has already been to Europe and various cities in Brazil. It returns to Circo Voador for three nights, beginning this evening.


Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill (Lapa)
In a very rare reunion of two of Brazil’s most charismatic singers and songwriters, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill will play at Circo Voador as part of their international tour.
Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$260 (Sold out)

Novas Frequências 2015: Festa (Saúde)
Novas Frequencia Festival will tonight hold a party to celebrate music from Africa and its diasporas. Covering reggae and dub through to English hooliganism, it will be a night exploring a spectrum of African rhythms as well as house and techno.
Cais da Imperatriz – Rua Sacadura Cabral, 145 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 3026-5033
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Racionais and ConeCrewDiretoria (Lapa)
MCs Racionais from São Paulo will take the stage at Fundição Progresso, playing music from the new album as well as back tracks. Cone Crew Diretoria will open the show.
Fundição Progresso – R. dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3213-0800
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Bem Brasil


Me Gusta (Copacabana)
The latest edition of Me Gusta presents German DJ and founder of Voltage Musique Records, Andreas Henneberg, who will be spinning techno and techno house as part of his third tour at cult Copacabana club Fosfobox.
Fosfobox – Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – R$70

YOLO (Botafogo)
YOLO, “You Only Live Once”, is the justification for this event at popular party house, Casa de Matriz. With top female DJs on the decks, expect to hear indie rock, pop and funk. Jelly shots and drinking games are also on the menu.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

BoOM Pro Fest (Centro)
Creative collective BOOM PRO ARTE hosts the last party of 2015 this evening at La Paz. DJ Alan Bergmann, from Brasília, and 5uinto club will be bringing underground sounds of dubstep, electronica and trance, and a healthy dose of love and art.
La Paz – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Viva La Vida “The Last Edition” (Botafogo)
Forced to change the name of the event from “Viva La Vida” organizers of this house, pop, rock and hip-hop night are signing off in style. DJ Louie and DJ Mary Dee will pumping out the tunes to say farewell to this night under this name.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

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Scandallo, Fátima Gaspar and Trio Rapacuia (Centro)
Carioca vocal group Scandallo begins proceedings this evening at Rio Scenarium, from 8PM. Fátima Gaspar will also sing, playing in a traditional Brazilian style from 11PM, followed DJ Marcelo Sabre at midnight and by forró from Trio Rapacuia from 2:30 AM onwards.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 12AM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off Lapafest with his reinterpretations of works by Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão and Clara Nunes, among others. After, bloco Picada de Primeira will perform the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba reggae. On the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. 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)

Teresa Cristina and Semente Group (Lapa)
Tonight Teresa Cristina will play samba along with Grupo Semente. Gabriel Teixeira will open the evening.
Carioca da Gema –9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Eleanor Beatles Banda – Tribute to the Beatles (Lapa)
Eleanor, a Beatles tribute band, will be paying homage to the Fab Four tonight. They will be playing Beatles songs all night long. 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

Bad Trip Rock Party (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host a night of pure rock without complication. Bad Trip will be playing fine rock’n’roll from across the years.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – $20

Pop Sessions – With Globo stars (Ipanema)
Nando Motta (The Voice) + David Daniels (SuperStar), two great voices of O Globo reality TV are on stage in Barzin tonight. Accompanied by percussionist Berbel, they will play covers of Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Bob Marley, Pearl Jam, Lulu Santos, Charlie Brown Jr. and many more
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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 performs live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied, crowd-pleasing repertoire. Additionally Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 5PM – 8PM, include 300ml chopp for R$5.50 and fifty percent off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM
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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