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Quebradno a CenaFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Quebrando a Cena party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with the best of funk, rock, pop, trap, and hip hop.

DJs Ingrid Gründig, Roberto Cruz, Sirena Signus, Caco Lelis, Mariana Pinet, Felipe Malfoy, and Fernando Prado will spin during the party.

Additionally, Shots of QC Drink and Absolut will be distributed throughout the night.



Orquestra Voadora and a Batalha de Fanfarras (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host a live performance by Orquestra Voadora and the Batalha de Fanfarras (Fanfare Battle). Group Hey Ho Brass Band will battle Damas de Ferro and Trombetas Cósmicas do Jardim Elétrico will perform live. Additionally, DJ Lencinho will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

René y Carol (Botafogo)
Fusing Cuban and Brazilian contemporary sounds, René y Carol will present their show ADUNDUNDARANDUN live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Percussionist Leo Mucuri, bassist Marfa Kourakina, and guitarist Gustavo Benjão will accompany the duo during the night.
Audio Rebel – 10PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15 – R$20

Roberta Espinosa (Ipanema)
Tonight Roberta Espinosa will present his new show “Tropical Nova” live at the the Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema. The show pays homage to Tropicália with reworked arrangements of works by Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso in the style of bahia-jazz.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 6PM
Av. Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$40


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


Favela Bass + Groove Party (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, rap, funk, trap, soul, dancehall, and Miami Bass as Antonieta in Lapa hosts the Favela Bass and Groove Party tonight. DJs Bruno X, Fish, André Sampaio, Anderson América, and Bernardo Padula will spin throughout the night.
Antonieta – 11PM
Rua Mem de Sá 104 – Tel: (21) 2252-8798
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Amém (Copacabana)
The Amém party returns to Fosfobox tonight with the best of EDM, electro, dubstep, glitch, and trap. DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Rodrigo S., Ulyverse, and Gowpi will spin in the subsolo (basement) and the Bruk DJs will spin above at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Crush! (Botafogo)
The Crush! party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Valentine’s Day edition. DJs will spin the best of pop punk throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Quebrando a Cena (Lapa)
The Quebrando a Cena party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with DJs Ingrid Gründig, Roberto Cruz, Sirena Signus, Caco Lelis, Mariana Pinet, Felipe Malfoy, and Fernando Prado spinning the best of funk, rock, pop, trap, and hip hop. Additionally, Shots of QC Drink and Absolut will be distributed throughout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Cabaret em Festa (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host Cabaret em Festa with guest DJ Laynne Valença spinning the best of house, pop rock, hip hop and more throughout the event.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Doom (Centro)
The Doom party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight. JXNVS Feat. Bk’, Bertoletti, KingFoxxx, Mr Brentar, DreeBeatmaker, M$E, and Bevilaqua will spin during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Punky Reggae Party (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the Punky Reggae Party. Entrance is free throughout the nigt.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

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Forró-Trio Pé de Serra, Marcelo Guimarães, and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, the group Galeria do Samba will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba de raíz including their reinterpretations of works by Jorge Aragão, Agepê, Zeca Pagodinho, Benito Di Paula, and Arlindo Cruz, among others. Singer Marcelo Guimarães will follow will classic samba at 11PM. Then beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Forró-Trio Pé de Serra 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

Marina Iris and Julio Estrela with Késia Estácio
Vocalist and instrumentalist Késia Estácio will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will follow with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$35

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)


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.

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Barzin in Ipanema will host a new edition of the Pop Sessions party with Rio Samba Rock performing live 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$10 – R$30

Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the Eighties 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
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 will be 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

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

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