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JustFollowFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of techno and house as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts a special Long Set edition of the Just Follow the Beat party tonight.

Special guest Ken Sumitani, aka STEREOCiTI, will spin on the FosfoPista during the night.

Additionally during the night, DJs Sean Diss, Muscle Kids, Kawz, and Gui Toledo will spin at the FosFobar.



Gal Costa (Lapa)
Famed MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) singer Gal Costa will perform the first of two live back-to-back shows tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Turnê Estratosférica will play to open and 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$70 – R$140

Modern Sound Fest. (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the Modern Sound Fest. with bands Frozen Pizza, Muwe, Banda Colordao, and A Marcha Das Arvores performing live.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Festa Tropical Nova (Ipanema)
Tonight Roberta Espinosa will again present his new show “Tropical Nova” live at 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. Additionally during the night, DJ Marcello MBgroove will spin.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 6PM
Av. Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$20 – R$30


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


The Groov (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of dancehall, funky, hip hop and ghettobass as Antonieta in Lapa hosts The Groov Party tonight. DJs miga_zz, Ambassador, David Tabalipa, and Jah Cris AKA Dubmaster will spin throughout the night.
Antonieta – 10:30 PM
Rua Mem de Sá 104 – Tel: (21) 2252-8798
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

CL∆PS (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host a special edition of the CL∆PS party with guest, American DJ Walkingstick. Additionally, DJs Rodrigo S., Totonete, Ritmo de Favela, diniBoy, ₭ENNYᐱ, and Flávio Cesar will spin the best of DnB, jungle, dubstep, trap, bass, and funk throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Just Follow the Beat (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the Just Follow the Beat party with special guest Stereociti. Additionally during the night, DJs Sean Diss, Muscle Kids, Kawz, and Gui Toledo will spin.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight. DJs Igor Boechat, Dí Andrade, Bonham, and Jess will spin the best of indie rock and indie pop on the first floor and the best of pop hits on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Umbrella (Centro)
Tonight Espaço Acústica will celebrate Rihanna with the Umbrella party. DJs Ian Garcez, Cláudio Fernandes, and Great Guy with spin the best of Rihanna on the Navy stage and DJs Viny Moreira and Ingrid D’Marcelle will spin pop, funk, and bagaceira on the Bônus Stage during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2 – Centro
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

B&D (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the B&D party with special guest Olliver Mach. Additionally during the night, DJs Caur, Igor Kelner, Mxtr, and Doppler Effect will spin the best of rap, twerk, trap, house, nu disco, deep and g-house. Aldo and K-A-Z will also spin a back-to-back set.
CAVE – 11:30 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40+

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Maria Filó, Marcelle Motta and Marcos Novatto plus Groove Pimenta (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Carioca da Gema will present Baile Brasileiro with Marcos Novatto and Groove Pimenta performing their reinterpretations of works by Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben Jor, Seu Jorge, Bebeto, and Luiz Gonzaga, among others. Singer Marcelle Motta will follow at 11PM with the best of MPB. Then at 2:30 AM, the group Maria Filó 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 unitl 12AM.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (Cash only)


Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of rock, classic, punk, grunge and psychedelic as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Barzin in Ipanema will host a new edition of the Pop Sessions party with Nando Motta 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

Tibone and Sell Out Band @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight band Tibone and the Sell Out Band will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM. Tibone is scheduled to begin at approximately 10PM and the Sell Out Bandis scheduled to begin at approximately 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

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 to 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

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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