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rootsFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of warehouse, house, tech house, deep, and trance as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts Roots Warehouse tonight with special guest Gabriel Boni.

In addition to Boni, DJs Lucas, Tiago Vieira, Trescalle, Pedro Passos, and Bruno Reynaud will spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night.

DJs Bad Brain, aka TUDE, Janzito, Bruno Feto, Krusty, and And1 will spin the best of prog dark above at the Fosbar during the night.


Jorge Ben Jor + Brasil em Vinyl (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the first of two nights of performances by Jorge Ben Jor preceded by the Brasil em Vinyl event. For the Brasil em Vinyl event tonight, DJ and Danish researcher Ras Schack of the Vinyl Warriors will challenge Marcelinho da Lua of the Ya Ya Hi Fi parties.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$120

Ressaca de Carnaval (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host Ressaca de Carnaval with Monobloco Oficial, Carrossel de Emoções and João Gabriel performing live.
Fundição Progresso – House will open at 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$300

Cris Sauma (Botafogo)
Cristiano Sauma will perform live tonight at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Drummer Felipe Galvão, bassist Pedro Nêgo, and Antonio Karabachian will accompany Sauma and the Mulheres de Buço and George Sauma will join the show during the night.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


Pub Crawl Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Lapa Loca. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30 PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10 PM to 12:10 AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20 AM to 1AM there will be free entry at the next location and one free shot of tequila or caipirinha. The crawl will then arrive at 1:20 AM at its final stop at Bar da Boa for the Lapa Loca party. Entry to that party will be free and pub crawlers will receive one free caipirinha.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

Bem Brasil


Coq Le Coq (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Coq Le Coq party tonight. During the night, DJs Paula Carvalho, Cereja, Aian, Caveira, and Lodeek will spin the best of hip hop, funk, big room, deep house, and classics during the night.
CAVE – 11:51 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40+

Roots with Gabriel Boni (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana will host Roots with special guest Gabriel Boni. In addition to Boni, spinning during the night in the subsolo (basement) will be Luca, Tiago Vieira, Trescalle, Pedro Passos, and Bruno Reynaud. DJs Bad Brain, aka TUDE, Janzito, Bruno Feto, Krusty, and And1 will spin the best of prog dark during the night above at the Fosbar
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$50 – R$80

Propaganda UK (Botafogo)
The Propaganda UK party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special pizza party edition. Pizza and alcoholic popsicles will be distributed throughout the night and there will be welcome shots. DJs Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, and Buba will spin the best of indie rock, indie pop on the first stage and the best of pop hits on the POPaganda stage during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$50 – R$70

Todo Carnaval Tem Seu Fim! (Lapa)
In the hopes of keeping Carnival going, Teatro Odisséia will host the Todo Carnaval Tem Seu Fim party. There will be shots of Catuaba, a beer bong, and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Raspadinhas de Carnval throughout the night. DJs Rodrigues, Arlei Hey Hey, Vitor Medina, and Ana K. will spin the best of indie, rock, MPB, and pop during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$22 – R$35

Moderninha (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host the Moderninha party. DJs João Rodrigo Miranda and Sardinha will spin the best of national and international rock, pop, and indie during the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Rock Time (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Rock Time party tonight. It will be a special System of a Down and Korn versus Florence and the Machine and Marina and the Diamonds edition. DJs Felipe Malfoy, Eboli, and Dani Braga will spin the best of the 90s, 00s, classic rock, metal, grunge, punk and national on the System of a Down stage while DJs Bernardo Saab and Gabriel Gazzaneo spin the best of indie rock, pop, rock, britpop, indie pop, powerpop, and pop punk on the Florence and the Machine and Marina and the Diamonds stage during the night. Additionally, welcome shots of Catuaba will be distributed to the first 100 people to arrive and there will be shots distributed from the stage throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15 – R$40

Glitter Rio (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will celebrate hard rock, glam rock and sleaze rock as it hosts the first edition of the Glitter Rio party. DJs Rod Tigre, Charlie Gritth, Phil Martin, and Juliana Matarazzo will spin during the night and the film, “The Warriors” will be projected during the party.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Carnaval Barroque (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema will host Carnaval Barroque with DJ Gringo da Parada vs. Ricardo Imperador.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – See venue for more information.
Av. Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$30

Disco Rocks Carnival (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Disco Rocks Carnival tonight. DJs Mary Lou, Rapha Lima, Felipe Guga, and Fabs Mondego will spin on the deck and DJs Leondre, Bernardo Campos, and Mustache will spin inside during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Rock on the Roof @ Imperator (Méier)
The Rock on the Roof party returns to Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier tonight. A spotify party celebrating one album by one artist or band during each edition, tonight Mario Mamede will present Black Sabbath’s 1970 album, Paranoid. Entrance to the party is free.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier – Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Miroir Friday Nights (Lagoa)
It’s time for the best of hip hop and house as Miroir in Lagoa hosts another edition of Miroir Friday Nights.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Cassiano and Trio Beija-flor, Sarah, and Chutando o Balde (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, the group Chutando o Balde will perform their mix of samba, chorinho, MPB, bossa nova, and jazz live to start the night at Rio Scenarium. Singer Sarah will follow at 9PM with the best of samba including her reinterpretations of works by Beth Carvalho, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, and Cartola. The at 2:30 AM, Cassiano and Trio Beija-flor will perform the best of Forró Pé de Serra.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Terese Cristina, Grupo Semente, and Marcelle Motta
Tonight Teresa Cristina and the Grupo Semente will perform the best of samba live at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. Marcelle Motta will perform beginning at 9:30 PM to open the night.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$45

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. Caipirinhas will be free for all until 12AM.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you’re looking for great live music, quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

GrooveBloco (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best of samba, house, hip hop, and Funk Carioca as GrooveBloco performs live at Barzin in Ipanema tonight. Additionally, DJ Bruno Rebello will spin the best of pop, hip hop, funk, and samba rock during night.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the 80s and promotions will include two-for-one specials on sparkling wine for women and tequila and Jagermeister for everyone.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM-4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM-3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 / (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM-3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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.

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

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 is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM-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

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.
OMG Lounge – 4PM-3AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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