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AuêFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of samba and The Beatles tonight as Sacadura 154 will host the Auê (party) do Bloco do Sargento Pimenta with Bloco Pra Iaiá.

In addition to performances by Carnival blocos Sargento Pimenta and Pra Iaiá, attractions will include DJs RV, Rapha Lima, Beto Artista, Larissa Busch, Sapucaia, Thiago Burgos, Iuri Carvalho, and the Coletivo de Artistas de Circo.

The gourmet area will also feature vendors from Street BurguerZ, DeltaMaki, and Confeitaria Itajaí.


Festival Rc4 with Kai Schumacher (Ipanema)
Tonight comtemporay classical pianist Kai Schumacher will perform live at Oi Futuro Ipanema as part of the ongoing Rc4 Festival. Schumacher is known for mixing contemporary classical music with techno, rock, found sound, samples, jazz, acoustic piano, toy piano and other electronics. During the show on tonight, Schumacher will perform works from his album Transcription. Praised for his reinterpretations of works by Muse, System of a Down, Portishead, Megadeth, Rage Against the Machine, and Nirvana, among others, Schumacher is also known to include light installations and video projections in his performances.
Teatro Oi Futuro Ipanema –9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Africa Brasil with Di Melo and BNegão (Lapa)
Tonight at Antonieta in Lapa, the first edition of the Africa Brasil party will feature live performances by Di Melo and BNegão. Additionally during the night the Orquestra África Brasil will perform and DJ Rodrigo Facchineni from Supernut Records will spin. The show will be the first in the África Brasil series and will inaugurate Antonieta, a new space for live shows in Lapa.
Antonieta – 11PM
Marina da Glória
Entrance: R$40 +

Rider Weekends- Festa Errejota (Marina da Glória)
The Rider Weekends festival continues tonight at Marina da Glória with the Festa Errejota tonight. DJs Havoc, Cris Fernandes, Rv, João Brasil, and Alle Souza will spin on the Errejota Stage and 3030 will perform live. On the Scheeeeins stage during the night, Marcelo Bothelho, Manza Show, Lorenzo Caliento, and Lucce will spin.
Rider Weekends – 10PM
Marina da Glória
Entrance: R$60 +

Rio Summer Nights with Mc Marcinho, Riocore All Stars, Cadinho (Gávea)
Tonight the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Gávea will host the Rio Summer Nights event. Attractions during the night will include Rodrigo Costa, Diego Miranda, Thiago Pedalino, and Faucom, MC Marcinho, Cadinho, The BlackHaus Crew, Cix & Yasmin, Zedoroque, Rapha Fernandes a.k.a. DJ Bolinha, Duda Duarte, and many more.
Jockey Club – 10PM
Hipódromo da Gávea: Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 3534-9000
Entrance: R$60 – R$70

Dona Onette and Siba (Lapa)
Dona Onette and Siba will perform live at Circo Voador tonight. 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$50 – R$100

Auê do Bloco do Sargento Pimenta with Bloco Pra Iaiá (Saúde)
Tonight Sacadura 154 will host Auê do Bloco do Sargento Pimenta with Bloco Pra Iaiá. In addition to performances by Carnivals blocos Sargento Pimenta and Pra Iaiá, attractions will include DJs RV, Rapha Lima, Beto Artista, Larissa Busch, Sapucaia, Thiago Burgos, Iuri Carvalho, and the Coletivo de Artistas de Circo.
Sacadura 154 –10PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$50


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 10:30PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10PM to 12:10AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20AM 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 1:20AM 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 – 10:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

Bem Brasil


Mandinga- Rendez Vous (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema will host the debut edition of the Mandinga party. French DJ, Gringo da Parada will spin to open the night then Marcello MBgroove and Andrei Y. will follow with the best of Brazilian rhythms, ragga, cumbia, bass and more.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 7PM – 1AM
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Amém + Eletrônico Verão (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of dubstep, EDM, glitch, and trap as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts Amém and Eletrônico Verão tonight. DJs Schlaepfer, Ulyverse, Gowpi, and Polly will spin in the subsolo (basement) while Electronico Verão, TSFN, Ulyverse, Bea and DoArte will provide the music at the fosfobar above during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Believe A Festa (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the first edition of the Believe A Festa tonight. DJs Dri Toscano, Bell Rôncoli and Robix will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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 Leonardo Rivera will present The Smiths’ 1986 album, The Queen is Dead. Entrance to the party is free.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Crush (Botafogo)
From Foo Fighters to Fall Out Boy to Less Than Jake to Weezer to Alkaline Trio, it’s time for the best of pop punk as Casa da Matriz hosts the Crush party’s seventh anniversary tonight on the first floor. Additionally during the night, Mateus and friends will spin on the second floor 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

Once Upon a Party (Lapa)
It’s time again to celebrate the show, “Once Upon a Time” as the Once Upon a Party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight. There will be welcome shots distributed to the first one hundred people to arrive and “poisoned love apples,” “magic blue fairy powder,” and magic lollipops will be distributed through the night. There will be a costume contest with a R$50 prize plus drinks for the winner. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on frozens all night. DJs Millah Bass, Jess, Rick Castro, and Dave Avigdor will spin the best of pop, hip hop, funk, and Bagaceira on the first stage while DJs Ian Garcez and Di Andrade spin pop rock, indie rock, and classic rock on the second stage during the party.
Teatro Odisséia – 11:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$45

Beachbeat (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh club Miroir in Lagoa will host the Beachbeat party. Spinning during the night will be DJs Nando Jablonski and Rael Barja and special guest, Brazilian DJ and producer Paula Pedroza.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Sexta – Rock Party (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Lounge will host the Sexta (Friday), Rock Party tonight with a DJ spinning the best of rock during the event.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: See venue for details.

Amstrdm (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host this year’s first edition of the Amstrdm party tonight. Attractions during the night will include the Street Crew, Diniboy, R2, Kawo, Cout, Tesfon, Bevilaqua, Brentar, Kaz, and Gabriel Brown.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: r$20 – R$30

Dine and Disco (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the second edition of the Dine and Disco party tonight. DJs Mary Lou, Rapha Lima, and Felipe Guga will spin on the deck and DJs Londre, Nepal, and Mustache will spin inside during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Grunge is Not Dead (Praça da Bandeira)
The Porto Pirata will host the Grunge is Not Dead party tonight with the Nirvana tribute band Attitud and the Peal Jam tribute band Sangria performing live during the night.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Trio Pé de Serra, Dhy Ribeiro, and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
Group Galeria do Samba will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium with their reinterpretations of works by Noel, Cartola, Tom Jobim, and Ivone Lara, among others. Singer Dhy Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, samba de gafieira, and samba rock. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Pé de Serra will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente, Elisa Addor, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight beginning at 7:30PM and Elisa Addor will follow at 9:30PM. Then beginning at 11:30PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of works by Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: 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 – 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 again for the best of rock, classic rock, punk and grunge 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

Tudo é 10, Let’s Dance Edition @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight to pay tribute to David Bowie, Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host a very special Let’s Dance edition of the Tudo é 10 party. During the night, DJs Laura Tardin, Mário Genari, and Renato JKBX will spin the best of Bowie and the 80s from rock to pop to new wave to dance and much more. Ten is the magic number as always with entrance only R$10, with your name on the list until 1AM. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, various shots, and cairpirinhas, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonics and Sweet Heat for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list until 1AM, R$20 – R$25 without name on the list and after 1AM

Alien Nation @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Bands Clashing Clouds and Niver do Léo 77 will perform live at Saloon 79 for the first edition of the year of the Alien Nation party tonight. Additionally DJ Edinho, Wilson Power, and Kleber Tuma will spin the best of rock during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Hi Fi and Cuba Livre.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host the Pop Sessions party with the band Love Joe performing the best of Calvin Harris, Anitta, Gabriel Pensador, Tim Maia and Charlie Brown, among others. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, house, pop, and funk throughout the night.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$15 – R$50

Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
In addition to great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar and restaurant in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports including NFL games. Also, be sure to check out the Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM – 3AM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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.

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.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Tony Boka is performing every night of the week from 8PM to 1AM.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
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)
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

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.

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